Remarkable, Al Qaeda thinks they are winning the war in Iraq… According to a video released by Adam Gadahn, the Al Qaeda terrorist from California, efforts of the US in Iraq have failed, as well as other peace efforts in the Middle East.
What is important to note is that he says peace efforts have failed, another words, Al Qaeda and the likes do not want peace, they want war, killing and bloodshed.
Sadly, Adam is mistaken and the efforts in Iraq have smacked Al Qaeda around and most other efforts, such as the Israeli situation are no worse than before. The only effort that has fallen to the side, and it was not an effort our government really put much into is Pakistan. Hopefully our government and the Pakistani People can effect change and not let the terrorist win there, but our government must put forward so initiatives that will promote a more stable Pakistan.
I think Adam needs to loosen the head scarf a bit so some blood can get to that brain of his… Another desperate attempt by Al Qaeda to try and show it is still relevant…
CAIRO, Egypt — Al Qaeda’s American-born member Adam Gadahn lashed out at the United States and its allies in new video posted Sunday, marking the terror network’s first message of 2008.Gadahn, who was born in California, said Al Qaeda felt the need to release a statement to ordinary Americans after Washington’s “defeat” in Iraq and Afghanistan and failed attempts by U.S. President George W. Bush and other diplomats to bring peace to the Middle East.
“We felt it necessary to address the American people and explain to them some of the facts about these critical and fast-moving events,” said Gadahn, who wore a white and red headscarf.
“The first questions Americans might ask is has America really been defeated? The answer is yes and on all fronts,” he said.
In the 50-minute video, titled “An Invitation to Reflection and Repentance,” Gadahn spoke mostly in English and sat behind a table with a coffee cup and computer nearby. The video, which displayed the date of December 2007, could not immediately be independently verified but it appeared on a Web site often used by Islamic militants and carried the logo of Al Qaeda’s media wing, al-Sahab. /**/
Gadahn, also known as Azzam al-Amriki, was charged with treason in the U.S. in 2006 and has been wanted since 2004 by the FBI, which is offering a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction.
He has appeared in several Al Qaeda videos including his most recent in August where he threatened new attacks on foreign embassies. In May, Al Qaeda released another video featuring Gadahn, who warned President Bush to end U.S. involvement in Muslim lands or face an attack worse than 9-11.
More of Adam’s tape has been release which includes theats against President Bush.
American Al Qaeda Leader To Bush: ‘We Will Be Waiting For You’
Native Californian Al Qaeda Leader Makes Threats Against Bush Middle East Visit
American Al Qaeda leader Adam Gadahn told his followers to welcome Bush “with bombs and traps” upon his upcoming visit to the Middle East this week.“The occupied territories are awaiting their first visit by the crusader Bush and the mujahideen are also waiting for him,” said Gadahn, a California native and now an Al Qaeda spokesman.
Gadahn is the star of the latest al Qaeda propaganda video to be posted online by the group’s media wing, As Sahab.
In his newest dramatic gesture, Gadahn tore up his U.S. passport in protest of the imprisonment of fellow al Qaeda followers Abu Zubaydah, John Walker Lindh and Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman.
“I don’t need it to travel anyway,” he said afterwards.
Gadahn made reference to November’s Annapolis conference of Middle Eastern leaders, saying it was a gathering of Bush’s “loyal puppets.” He said the United States has been “unmistakably defeated” in Iraq in Afghanistan and has lost the battle for hearts and minds “in spectacular fashion.”
“They’re about to hand the whole mess over to local proxies who, if they haven’t already, shall soon rue the day they sold their souls and religion to the American devil,” Gadahn said.
Gadahn also made reference to Pakistan, but didn’t mention the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, indicating the video may have been made before her death. Rather, he said Al Qaeda “continues to strike the ruling regime” there as it fights against President Pervez Musharraf’s “farce of elections.”
Gadahn, who is under federal indictment for treason, is believed to be hiding in Pakistan. He left Orange County, Calif., almost 10 years ago for Pakistan and has been a regular feature in al Qaeda videos, at first wearing a mask, but he has been appearing unveiled for more than a year now. He often threatens to continue to target the United States at home and abroad.Despite his rejection of U.S. citizenship, Gadahn made reference to the mortgage crisis in the United States, saying that it was triggered by right-wing fanatics trying to usher in the “end days.”