Adam Gadahn AKA Azzam the American AKA The American Al Qaeda has been charged with treason, the first person in the US in 50 years. It only took the US two years from the time of his first video calling for blood in the streets of America for the charges to be filed.
Wow, this will put the fear into terrorists worldwide. Color me unmoved. Others have made a big deal about this treason charge, but I find it simply ridiculous. We've had people like Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames who have traded confidential information to foreign governments and they weren't charged with treason. The fact that it would take two years from the time of someone calling for the death to America to be charged with treason just shows our lack of a spine. In the end it will probably be viewed by most as a reminder of just how lame the United States has become.
He should have been charged the next day.
A California-born convert to Islam who has appeared in al Qaeda videos became on Wednesday the first American charged with treason since the World War Two era, a U.S. Justice Department official said.
Adam Gadahn, 28, who is believed to be overseas and is not in U.S. custody, was accused of treason, which carries a maximum punishment of death, and providing material support for a terrorist group, the official said.
Also see How Did Adam Gadahn, AKA Azzam The American, Become al-Qaeda?
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