Al-Qaeda video tape evidence indicts “Azzam the American” but not bin Laden

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Al-Qaeda video tape evidence indicts “Azzam the American” but not bin Laden

by Ed Haas, Muckraker Report

October 13, 2006 – According to Associated Press writer Jeremiah Marquez in his October 11, 2006 article, U.S. Indicts American in al-Qaeda Video, ‘the charge of treason was used for the first time in the United States’ war on terrorism Wednesday, filed against a California man who appeared in propaganda videos for al-Qaeda.’

An Internet search of this article title reveals that virtually every media outlet in the United States picked up this story by either reprinting the Associated Press article or creating another version of the same content.

Indicted is a 28-year-old California native named Adam Gadahn. The indictment of treason was handed up by a federal grand jury in Santa Ana, California. In the indictment it is alleged that Gadahn, by his appearing in videos promoting al-Qaeda, “gave al Qaeda aid and comfort…with intent to betray the United States”.

The indictment goes on to say that Gadahn, who has now become known as Azzam al-Amriki, ‘announced in a 2004 video that he joined al-Qaeda’. The FBI says that it has considered Gadahn an al-Qaeda operative since 2004.

It is important to note the “evidence” used by the U.S. Government to gain this indictment. It was the al-Qaeda videotapes in which Gadahn allegedly appears.

Washington Post staff writers Dan Eggen and Karen DeYoung wrote their version of the treason story in an article titled U.S. Supporter of Al-Qaeda Is Indicted on Treason Charge. This is the same Dan Eggen that whistled the FBI’s tune as to why the Osama bin Laden Most Wanted poster makes no reference to the events of September 11, 2001, even though the bin Laden poster was updated in Novemeber 2001; two months after 9/11 and after the Bush Administration invaded Afghanistan to “smoke him out of his cave”. So it isn’t surprising that Eggen lacked the investigative curiosity and basic wherewithal to ask Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty, who Eggen quotes in his October 12th article about Gadahn, how it is that the videotapes of Azzam al-Amriki or “Azzam the American” were sufficient evidence to gain an indictment by a federal grand jury on the charge of treason, yet the “confession video” that the U.S. government touted as unequivocal evidence of Osama bin Laden’s role in 9/11 has yet to produce an indictment of Osama bin Laden in connection with the 9/11 attacks.

In case you’re not aware of this fact yet, Osama bin Laden has not been indicted for his alleged involvement in the 9/11 attacks.


I really like...

What Ed has done with just the video angle.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

This so damn freakin'

This so damn freakin' obvious that it wrenches my gut. RIGHT OFF THE HEELS of the Military Commisions Act of 2006 (which was passed under the shadows cast by the Amish shootings and the Foley sexploit), Bush's henchmen have indicted an American terrorist with undisputable and irrefutable video evidence.

O'reilly's implication that Fetzer was aiding and abetting coupled with this indictment earmarks the next phase of the Neo-con chip away at the infrastructure of the opposition using precedent setting scare tactics.

The message is clear. "No...we don't want bin Laden. We want anyone in this country who opposes our dictatorial regime."

Slightly ot, but

Slightly ot, but relevant.

The Amish school house where the "shootings" took place was demolished during the week.

Surely this is another case of crime scene destruction.

They built a new one and destroyed that place.

Do you honestly think ANY of the Amish would want to re-enter that building? Would you?

I think you are looking for something that isn't there with this one.

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Its a crime scene, you dont

Its a crime scene, you dont destroy crime scenes. Juries are often brought to crime scenes. Surely there will be some sort of enquiry!! So they destroy the building??

the building was destroyed after the scene was investigated...

What was left to investigate?

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So, according to your logic

So, according to your logic they should have destroyed Columbine High after building a new high school after the shootings? Anytime something bad happens in a building you rebuild it and destroy the old one?

I guess it'd give the construction industry a boost.

Admit it; even if nothing's there, it does LOOK odd.

Wow... I was wondering what

Wow... I was wondering what you'd have to do
to set yourself up as a major asshole among
a group of terrorist sympathizers like the 9-11
twoof movement.

Now I know.

Oh, go away. *yawn*

Oh, go away.


Wish I could, Jenny. But

Wish I could, Jenny. But evil only succeeds when good men do nothing.

And somebody has to stand up for the truth.


Is this what 911blogger was designed for?

"A politics of gesture replaces true action. Left politics, then, becomes a series of futile but correct feel-good gestures: the letter to the sold-out congressman or editor, the petition, the demo, the teach-in. Round and round with the familiar old rituals, but to what effect? "

Something to the effect of

You're hilarious, "A man to

You're hilarious, "A man to recon with". Absolutely hilarious. Mock the site all you want. It's not going to hurt us. We've already been hurt as bad as we can be by our treacherous government. Those involved with 9/11 will be held accountable. The cat's out of the bag and it's not going back!

"... In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual." (Galileo Galilei, 1564 - 1642)

What a country.

A war is started on no justifiable evidence. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people killed. A country and it's infrastructure are totally destroyed. The person supposedly responsibe for 9/11{Bin Laden} has not even been charged with a crime. Now we have Adam Gadahn {Azzam al-Amriki} up for treason. I guess we can blame the whole fiasco on this guy. A beautiful plan. It just goes to show just how corrupt and far gone our government is.

Adam Pearlman....Jewish

Adam Pearlman....Jewish al-Qaeda. I don't buy this shit for a minute.

Adam Yahiye Gadahn: The Fake Terrorist

This man's grandfather(?) sits on the board of the ADL. We need to investigate the ties of ALL Jewish groups that ooze support of Israel. Silverstein (Zionist) needs to be subpeona'd IMMEDIATELY! All Zionists need to be investigated.

Someone really wishesHitler

Someone really wishesHitler finished the job.


What is your point, Asshole? Can you contribute to this post besides the "Anti-Semitism" charge you just can't hold back?

He betrayed both his country

He betrayed both his country and his faith (just like
Steven Jones).

He deserves to die twice.

if South Park is good for

if South Park is good for anything........"Joseph Smith is not a profit! dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb!"