June 20, 2010 Special Dispatch No. 3046

American Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn Threatens More Anti-American Terror Attacks in a Personal Address to President Obama, and Concludes: Next Time We Might Not Show the Same Restraint and Self-control

June 20, 2010
Special Dispatch No. 3046

Following is an excerpt of the transcript of an address delivered by American Al-Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn, posted on the Internet on June 20, 2010. This is the original transcript, posted along with the video.

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All praise is due to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and his companions, family and followers until the Day of Judgment. Barack: I know that as you slither snakelike into the second year of your reign as a purported president of change, you are finding your hands full with running the affairs of a declining and besieged empire and - in the process - proving yourself to be nothing more than another treacherous, bloodthirsty and narrow-minded American war president, what with your overseeing of the hasty overhauling of America's compromised homeland security cordon, your brazen escalation of American aggression and interference in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and your removal of our captive brothers from detention facilities scattered around the globe to Muslim-only concentration camps in Illinois, Bagram and elsewhere, all in the name of protecting the American people from the threat of Muslim retaliation for American crimes, or what you insist on calling the threat of al-Qaida and al-Qaida inspired terrorism. But I would like to pull you aside, Barack, just for a moment, to ask you a straightforward and sincere question: exactly when are you - and those behind you - going to get it into your heads, and admit to yourselves and your public, that the solution to America's security problems and defense concerns, is not to be found in the imposition of stricter policing measures or the improvement of intelligence sharing, nor is the solution to be found in your occupation of our countries with your thuggish military, nor in your flooding of them with pilotless planes in the air and virtueless spies on the ground, nor is the solution to be found in your propping up of the despicable and despised regimes of our region with your money and materiel, nor is the solution to be found in your killing or capture of this-or-that leader of the Jihad or your condemning of this-or-that suspected Mujahid to a dungeon in America, Afghanistan or anywhere else, nor is the solution to be found in your calculated election of a devious, evasive and serpentine American president with a Muslim name and background who smiles at us - or rather, smirks at us - while lunging at us with the same fangs with which previous war presidents bit us. No, Barack, years of trial and error - with the emphasis on error - by those who came before you have demonstrated that not only do steps like these never succeed in improving America's security, they are actually detrimental to America's safety and stability. And honestly, Barack, as a president who has proven himself to be incapable of keeping intruders out of his own executive mansion, do you really expect anyone to believe that you will be successful in your attempts to keep the Mujahideen away from an entire continent? ...

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