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American Born Terrorist, Or Political Martyr?

Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to taking up arms against America, who now goes by the Islamic fundamentalist handle of Azzam al-Amriki, has released a statement, evidently, calling for the bombings of U.S. embassies and the killings of U.S. citizens and diplomats.

I’m no national security expert, but, as an American-born al Qaeda militant, I think this puts Adam Gadahn directly at odds with national security and firmly in the camp of the Anti-Obama left. Strange bedfellows, and all that. I’ll elaborate below.

In a 39-minute video lobbying wealthy donors in the Arab world to fund this latest jihad-epiphany, Azzam al-Amriki said,

“These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies,” Gadahn said, according to SITE.

“They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah.”

This is the guy who, on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks last year, basically said that President Obama was a liar, America is at war with Islam, and Anwar al-Awlaki is a martyr for the cause of spreading Islamic fundamentalism. The pouting Left’s version of “it’s all just some bullshit hassle, man!”

I’d say he’s upped his ante and is now all-in at the terrorist round table with his latest press release.

Since 2004, the FBI has been trying to bring this guy to justice, adding “treason” to the indictment list, a rare charge, as it has only been brought up once in over 50 years, but the FBI‘s got the goods:

Adam Yahiye Gadahn was indicted in the Central District of California for treason and material support to Al Qaeda. The charges are related to Gadahn’s alleged involvement in a number of terrorist activities, including providing aid and comfort to Al Qaeda and services for Al Qaeda.

The State Department under George W. Bush offered $1 million for information leading to the arrest of al-Amriki.

When I was researching al-Amriki, I wasn’t surprised to find an article written by Glenn Greenwald back in 2006 cultivating a conspiracy theory that questions the motives of labeling American-born al Qaeda taking up arms against the country an act of treason, but in retrospect, it all makes sense. I remember reading Greenwald for years. He has a knack for presenting vague and fringe concerns in the militant language of a We-The-People’s Liberation Army manifesto that reads like an ecstasy-fueled night at a poetry slam, as read by a close-talking, over-caffeinated John Cusack. But it was right around this time in reading his stuff that I think I began to feel manipulated and led astray. I was physically repulsed by the Bush administration, but in that piece, Greenwald was already well on his way to publishing self-debunking articles. Here, he tries to clarify, after providing all the speculative reasoning to the contrary, that he believes al-Amriki is worthy of a treason charge, even though he’s not, you know, worthy of a treason charge. The seeds of time wasting, wanna-be professorial exercises in unremarkable sensationalism were being sown around this time.

And I wasn’t at all surprised to find that in 2009, The Daily Paul, virtual homestead to the gold-standard-bearers in all-things civil liberties and your freedoms! ran with a story, entitled, “It’s Official: Al-Qaeda Spokesman Adam Gadahn(a.k.a. Pearlman)Is SCION Of Jewish ADL.”

To quote:

Even the (Jewish-run) mainstream media now admits that ‘Adam Ghadan’ — an ‘Al-Qaeda’ spokesman known for making absurd calls-to-arms against ‘infidels’ and ‘Zio-Crusaders’ — is, in fact, the grandson of a prominent board member of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League

These strange bedfellows get less strange all the time. I’m sure we’ll all rue the day if Adam Ghadan, a.k.a. Azzam al-Amriki, a.k.a. U.S. Foreign Policy Whistleblower, a.k.a. The Jew-Run Media Plant ever slips and falls on a drone strike.