[Marxism] Did Obama murder of US jihadist Adam Gadahn help ISIS?
clayclai at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 00:39:33 MDT 2015
Just yesterday, Obama announced that the CIA had killed the American
citizen al Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn in a drone strike in Pakistan on
19 January 2015.
Well, today I was researching English language sources on the rise of
the Islamic State and I found this piece, dated 13 October 2013, which
seems very good on the rise of ISIS, and relations between it and AQ &
In which I found this interesting nugget:
Beyond public pronouncements, AQC and ISI do not seem to have ever
enjoyed happy relations. The Abbottabad documents
<http://www.jihadica.com/abbottabad-documents/>in fact indicate that
AQC never approved of the Islamic State's establishment and that a
leadership-to-leadership relationship hardly ever existed. This is
at least according to American al-Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn, who
in 2011 recommended
that al-Qaeda publicly "sever its ties with the Islamic State of
Iraq." Gadahn feared that ISI's engagement in sectarian violence had
tarnished al-Qaeda's reputation.
While AQC leaders did not follow his advice, ties between al-Qaeda
and the Islamic State were indeed to become practically severed—on
the initiative, however, of the Islamic State.
The main problem now is ISIS, not AQC, and dis-unity between the two is
a good thing, so if Adam Gadahn was a part of AQC leadership that
opposed ISIS, then maybe taking him out right now wasn't the smartest move.
Clay Claiborne, Director
Vietnam: American Holocaust <http://VietnamAmericanHolocaust.com>
Linux Beach Productions
Venice, CA 90291
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