If so, wouldn’t that be wonderful. Rusty Shackleford says that it is starting to look that way:
How much do I trust the person who told me this? On a scale of 1-10, he’s an 11. It’s more a question of his sources than anything else. His sources seem to believe Gadahn has gone to meet his 72 virgins.
So, is Adam Gadahn dead? I know we’ve been down this road before, and I know a lot of this is wishful thinking, but Magic Eight Ball says outlook good.
UPDATE: Just to make this clear, there is a major caveat here. That caveat is that my friend’s source is in Pakistan. You know, the land where rumor & fact are sometimes indistinguishable to most. So, there was a reason I picked “Outlook good” and not “It is decidedly so” or “You may rely on it” from among the 20 Magic 8 Ball choices.
Having said that, we have at least three separate sources all claiming that Gadahn is either dead or missing. How sure is the “source”? Very sure.
If I were a betting man I’d put a couple hundred bucks on Gadahn being dead, but certainly wouldn’t bet the farm on it.