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Monday, June 17, 2024

Al Qaeda: ‘Kill more Americans’

American al Qaeda militant Adam Gadahn (IntelCenter/Handout)
American al Qaeda militant Adam Gadahn (IntelCenter/Handout)

An American al Qaeda militant has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on September 11 last year, a U.S.-based monitoring group said on Sunday.

Western nations shut embassies across the Middle East and North Africa early this month, after a warning of a possible militant attack. Many have reopened, and Britain said its Yemen embassy would open on Sunday after being closed for 12 days.

Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million U.S. price on his head, appealed to wealthy Muslims to offer militants rewards to kill ambassadors in the region, citing bounty set for killing the U.S. ambassador to Yemen, Washington-based SITE monitoring group said.

“These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies,” Gadahn said in the 39-minute video recording in Arabic posted on websites used by Islamist militants, according to SITE.

“They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah,” he said, in an English transcript on SITE.

The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda last year offered 3 kg (106 ounces) of gold for the killing of the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or 5 million rials ($23,350) for an American soldier in the impoverished Arab state.

U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in Libya’s Benghazi in 2012 when Islamist gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate during a protest by a mob angry over a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad.

Gadahn has called for attacks on U.S. diplomats before. In August 2007, he said al Qaeda would target diplomats and embassies in retaliation for U.S.-led military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The FBI has been trying to question Gadahn – believed to be in Pakistan – since 2004 and the U.S. government has offered up to $1 million in cash for information leading to his arrest.

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5 thoughts on “Al Qaeda: ‘Kill more Americans’”

  1. Well, I see you and I see things a bit differently. Me, I subscribe to the philosophy represented by “The Last Great Act of Defiance”

    Till our next confab, take care.

  2. Hey Carl, so your are saying that it is to expensive to take out somebody that wants to kill you?

    Are you not going to drag up the, He is an American and Obama is going to kill an American without a warrant or due process, schtick?

    The subject of the article is not a wannabe, he is a Al-Qaeda agent/terrorist.

    Personally, I do not care if it costs 4.5 million or 45 million to take out one terrorist. If it will mean we do not have to risk some troop’s life to get the terrorist, I say spend the money. Soldiers are more valuable and there are better uses we can put the soldier to.

    • Hi SDRSr…

      The reason I refer to this guy as a wannabe is the fact he was an American citizen living the so-called ‘good life’ in the USA and not the spawn of some neolithic village in these zones of conflict.
      To me, he’s simply a thug; I.E., a criminal of international proportions. Using a nation’s military in a profligate irresponsible fashion relative to tax revenues and funding is a huge mistake.

      So too I don’t trust either our government’s assessment or the MSM’s accounting for this guy. They are ‘puffing’ the product in order to continue business as usual with this never-ending, tax-sucking war on a ‘noun’; I.E., no national front. There’s no one to make parley or to sign a peace accord, so it’s war on a state of mind that can be waged until the 12th o[ forever at ruinous cost to our nation which it has already done so to date. Seemingly no one is willing to say time out, let’s rethink this process. Even President Obama recently referred to terrorists and “thugs” and the fact we need to regroup on our methodoligies for apprehending such criminal vermin.

      Whether a single human life is worth 4.5 million or 45 million is open to conjecture. With 7 plus billion humans stripping the planet of its resources while fouling their own nest, it seeems that human lives are now in the surplus zone excluding their value to a small circle of relatives and friends. A few less including my own life won’t make a wits difference for better or worse in the order of things. Believe it…! : |

      Carl Nemo **==

    • Yeah right SDRSr…”Tally Ho…? on to national insolvency.

      Predator drones produced by General Atomics cost 4.5 million per unit not including munitions and the support team to fly these craft. Approximately one third of them crash before getting any “bang for the buck” utility out of them. This doesn’t include obscene production cost overruns over time.

      So this fanatical, wannabe terrorist clown, Adam Gadahn is going to cost us $4.5 plus if a mission were successful, but if it represents only one third of those that perform as intended then two other units have crashed to achieve success.

      It’s far cheapeer for the CIA to hire a world class hit operative and pay them a 100g’s or less to whack this/these fanatics. There’s approximately only 200 top level al Qaeda agents within all of Afghanistan and Iraq

      The only folks smiling on these ops are the owners of General Atomics and their paid off Congressional shills that support these programs. GA is a privately held company. It would be interesting as to who the so-called ‘private holders’ might be.

      We’re being bled white as a nation while our defense now seemingly offense establishment waste huge sums of taxpayer dollars on ever more exotic ‘killtoys’.

      I’m providing a link article concerning this MIC/Congressional shakedown of the American taxpayer/debtor.

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