Legitimate DemandsBaracks Dilemma Brother: Adam Yahiye Gadahn (Azzam) Rabi al-Akhar 1431H 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 Judgement. 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 Americas 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 Americas 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 Americas security, they are actually detrimental to Americas 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? And come to think of it, Barack, as a man whose most prominent spy bureau boasts agents so inept they cant even protect their own clandestine operating bases from infiltration by our daring martyrs, could you please tell me how exactly you plan to go about inspiring Americans confidence in the half-baked intelligence reforms you say youre about to implement? Make no mistake about it, Barack: youre no longer the popular man you once were, a year ago or so. Dont let the standing ovations you get wherever you go fool you; after all, didnt they keep applauding George W. Bush until the day he left office in disgrace? Yes Barack, as the recent loss of your partys traditional Massachusetts Senate seat shows, and as even you yourself have admitted, a large number of Americans are quickly losing their patience with you, but not just because of your healthcare reform package, as you so disingenuously implied. No Barack, Im not the only one who believes that healthcare isnt even the main reason for Americans growing anger with you. As pointed out by a number of political analysts, American voters especially independents and moderate Democrats sent you a warning message in Massachusetts because youre a man many of them voted for last year in the mistaken and may I add rather naive belief that you were going to serve Americas interests by getting America out of wars and ending its occupation of countries and interference in the affairs of sovereign states. But instead of the dove and man of peace they were hoping for, the American people have found themselves saddled with yet another hawk and yet another war president who, by shamelessly igniting new conflicts and throwing fuel on the fire of old ones, has only succeeded in putting more American lives in jeopardy and doing more damage to Americas chances of survival and his own chances of reelection. Yes Barack, public dissatisfaction with your policies now runs so deep that it extends beyond the usual group of pacifists and far-left dissidents to encompass veterans of American aggression abroad, some of whom are also veterans of your own election campaign! The fact is, Barack, if you ever decide to get serious about improving Americas security, protecting the American people and preventing a sharp rise in the number of American casualties at home and abroad and in the air, at sea and on land, then there are a number of simple, sound and effective steps which you can take which can go a long way towards achieving those goals. The Muslim Mujahideen defending their faith and brethren against your nations evildoing have repeatedly made clear these steps, but because I suspect you have been living in the ivory tower and information vacuum in which arrogant Washington insiders like you often live, I shall summarize these steps here. I strongly suggest you heed and implement them, for your own good and the good of your people. First, you must pull every last one of your soldiers, spies, security advisors, trainers, attaches, contractors, robots, drones and all other American personnel, ships and aircraft out of every Muslim land from Afghanistan to Zanzibar. Second, you must end all support both moral and material to Israel and bar your citizens from traveling to Occupied Palestine or settling there, and you must impose a blanket ban on American trade with the Zionist regime and investment in it. Your security will not be improved by empty threats like those your special envoy made about the possible suspension of American loans, in and of itself a largely meaningless gesture. As Shaykh Usama told you, if you dont heed our warnings and stop your support of Israel, we will have no choice but to continue to use other ways to get our message across.