April 23, 2015
Fat Bastard Adam Gadahn Killed in US Drone Strike
Al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Farouq, who was an American citizen, was also killed in the operation that killed the two innocent hostages.Our thoughts go out to the families of the innocent hostages.
Adam Gadahn, another American who joined al-Qaeda, was also killed by U.S. forces in the region, "likely in a separate" counterterrorism operation, Earnest said in the statement.
American officials at the time had "no reason to believe either hostage was present" when the raid was launched on a compound in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.
One of the hostages killed in the operation was Warren Weinstein, an American held hostage by al Qaeda since 2011. The other hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, was Italian and had been held by al-Qaeda since 2012.
We last saw Adam in an al-Qaeda propaganda video in November 2014.
But if Adam Gadhan is dead, this is the time at Jawa Report when we dance.
He's dead Jim!
When it comes to the Cyber Jihad the damage Adam did was immeasurable, you might consider him the founder of the Online Jihad in English. He basically was as-Sahab Media in English. Good riddance.
f Osama bin Laden was the founding force behind Al Qaeda, then Adam Gadahn was perhaps its leading American voice.
“Because Gadahn was a spokesman and not an operational planner, his death will have little practical bearing on Al Qaeda’s terrorist operations,” said an assessment issued on Thursday by Stratfor, a geopolitical risk analysis company. “However, it is quite telling that As Sahab media has been uncharacteristically silent in 2015.”