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(Via Jawa Report) There are rumors starting to trickle down throughout the blogosphere that Adam Gadahn, formerly Adam Pearlman of southern Cali, was killed in the same airstrike that took down Al Qaeda #~3 Abu al-Libi because some of the electronics recovered at the blast site appear to be tied to him. Some had speculated that ol Adam might’ve been a target before we found out it was al-Libi, but that was soundly dismissed by the military, who also took the opportunity to diss Gadahn as being unimportant.
The official also ruled out as a target American al Qaeda Adam Gadahn, who appeared recently in a propaganda videotape.
“Gadahn may be recognizable to all of you, but he is really not that high up on the food chain in al Qaeda and not that important,” the official said.
This would be more of a propaganda victory than anything else. A lot of bloggers want to see this yuppie turned terrorist pawn get his comeuppance. The rumors are being fueled by a Pakistani news article. Pakistan news sources aren’t always known to be the most reliable to put it mildly.
Look for this to eventually be struck down when another videotape comes out from Captain Convert, but one can always hope.
Update: ThreatsWatch.org doesn’t quite buy it. He’s worth more dead (and touting a dead American jihadi) than alive, so why no word if it happened?