The extra-legal assassination of New Mexico cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was certainly controversial in its own right, but reports about the assassination targeting some sort of terrorist convoy seem to be crumbling under evidence and the number of children killed in the attack.
Among the slain was also Abdel-Rahman Awlaki, Anwar’s 16-year-old son, one of his cousins Ahmed Abdelrahman Awlaki, and several of their friends, who were all teenage boys.
And despite the stereotype, the teenage boys weren’t out “doing terrorism” in some vague non-specific manner in the Shabwa Province. According to a statement from relatives, they were out to dinner, eating “under the moon light” when US missiles landed.
Though the Obama Administration seems pretty comfortable with assassinating the elder Awlaki, even though he was a US citizen and not charged with any crimes, the killing of the assorted other people, including several teenagers, seems considerably more suspect. Killing children with missiles isn’t exactly new to the president, of course, but Abdel-Rahman’s status as a natural-born US citizen who was never even suspected of a crime is likely to make it difficult to sweep his assassination under the rug.
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There won't be any rumblings of horror and there won't be any grandstanding in the Senate over the extralegal killings – after all, it's just collateral damage – you know, stuff happens stuff – and the target was a "terrorist." It has now become OK to kill on Presidential say so and besides, the new season of the X Factor has begun – the American people find it much more interesting and antiseptic than the realities of the wars and killings and such.
Obama should hang for this but he suffered not a scratch the last time an American teen got capped.
This is a high-tech war crime. Those responsible should be hanged.
A high-tech war crime. Who could have imagined evil would one day become so banal?
If Israel can murder innocent Americans without repercussion, why not Obama?
What can one say. If we want to see where the US is heading, what better place to look than israel's long history of atrocities: bulldozing young women, happily killing pregnant women, killing fathers embracing their young sons, etc. but with a twist- the US won't hesitate to kill US citizens in such a manner.
Good point . Although it could be said Israel has no problem killing other Jews who work against the occupation; Palestinian human rights workers etc.
When the U.S starts killing activists – which could very well start happening' – than it's war. I can't see Americans standing for extra-judicial murders of American-born citizens by the state….
The slope into the abyss is made by the blood and suffering of the victims! Fascist amerika IS done for…maybe then- World Peace !
Wow, you happily believe any lie the Jihadists and Nazis publish about Israel, don't you, Lumpen Anti-Semite Lad?
What lies … there are pictures and videos associated with most of those claims. Or, are you saying Rachael Corrie is alive and wasn't crushed by an Israeli bulldozer?
Amazing how the Israelis of all people have adopted Goebbel's technique of the big lie. And everytime they get caught out in one of their lies, they tell bigger lies to cover it up. Then, if caught on that lie, they blame it all on some long-dead Nazis who apparently are still lying about stuff that's happening decades after the fall of Nazi Germany.
Name a lie.
The continued israelification of the United States will be her end.
I have seen the Palestinian/Israeli conflict as the head of a nickel fighting it's own tail. Much like every other conflict around the world. In the end there will be nothing left. People seem to only look at the atrocities committed against the side they support. When I see the pictures of dead and mutilated children, whether they from Israel, Palestine, Iraq or Afghanistan it is hard to tell what ideology their political "leaders" have.
Does this mean that those wanting to attack Americans will have the children of American diplomats and businessmen (soft targets of opportunity) on the table? Our nation’s leadership, through its unlimited belligerence, is setting a not so very nice precedence.
It's hard to distinguish anymore between the U.S. government and organized crime.
The US government is a multinational mafia.
i for one welcome our new robot over lords…. did i say over lords i meant protectors
Curmudge, MoT, RickR, Paulbass, you guys are stooges. What about all the people that were probably saved because of this one persons death ? Because they were teens "out in the Moonlight" eating dinner talking about what you think ? Investing in the stock markets in Downtown Dubai ? Maybe, I mean just maybe they were conspiring to blow up some GI some where else in the world.
And maybe, just maybe, the moon is really swiss cheese and infested with alien mice.
this person is not accused of any violence whats so ever.
he was accused of being a propagandist.
so lets have robots kill every single person who works at fox news, cnn and msnbc.(and i guess we can chalk up all of their friends and family that die as just a little collateral damage)
Sorry, but the idea that it's ok to kill folks for possible future crimes just doesn't fly.
The Hell is this Minority Report?? Even that was ruled illegal at the end.
Or maybe they were talking about how cute a girl was in their math class? We will never know because they were blown up without a single charge against them……..; and at least one of the teens was an American protected under our constitution which the Feds use to wipe their……..
I honestly believe that the reason Obama is more dangerous than Bush is because he is a Democrat and our first Black President. We have become so PC as a nation that few people will protest Obama because they are afraid of being called a racist. Plus he had to finish these wars that Bush started. (That way liberals can still call themselves pro-peace while bombing children.)
Obama was the perfect man to place in the role of CIC of warmongers. Just as Bush was. Why was Bush perfect? Because he fits the narrative so well. Republicans start wars not Democrats and he was playing the part of a cowboy at that. (not that he was a great actor)
See why the two actors work so well? Obama cast as the role of Smart, Articulate, Black and Progressive VS Bush, the dim witted white cowboy out to save the planet. He just picked the wrong fight, but that is what a dumb white cowboy would do, right? He didn't mean any harm (the poor guy) he was trying to keep us safe.
A couple of bad actors in a well scripted play.
It was rather obvious before the election, as all the Bush money had moved to support Obama.
Bush and his 'pioneers' raised about $360 million in both 2000 and 2004. Obama raised $750 million in 2008. Meanwhile, McCain was on public financing because he couldn't raise more than $90 million in the gen election.
It was very obvious long before the 2008 election that Obama was just Bush's replacement, as you could follow the Bush money as it switched parties to back Obama. Of course, you know what the people with the money wanted from Obama is identical to what they wanted from Bush.
Want to stop this. Learn never to vote for candidates with lots of money. The candidate with the most money in any election is to be avoided like the plague. And generally, any candidate with the money to buy lots of TV ads is bought and can't be trusted.
Don't blame me, I voted for McKinney.
Right on and good choice, she has cajones. I supported Ron Paul. (I gave a custom painted Fender Strat to a fundraiser anyway)
Are you really an American citizen? If so you know well enough that thee is no distinct profile for a killer. You can be 5'11" with a mohawk and seven fingers and you would be the perfect killer. Why dont you stop trying to label everybody and see wrong for wrong. Obama should have killed the older Awlaki because even without being charged he was seen in multiple terrorist propaganda videos. He was a threat and should have been dealt with sooner as not to spark more trouble for us. As for the young son we obviously knew where he was, surveillance would have been sufficient in keeping tabs on him lest he come for revenge or he himself tried to spark an uprising. Killing a 16 year old is bad for the U.S. and bad for people like you and me. Who's to say tomorrow someone might off my son? Oh one thing you did get right was your label of President Bush. He was an idiot cowboy.
When I'm in by boat going slow with a lure dangling behind just waiting for the fish to hit my bait, what am I doing?
I'm trolling along, just trolling along, just trolling along.
Next time try not to be so easy to see. You will catch more fish!!!
Funny I have made the same argument for years, the president is nothing but a talking head, a front man for the mafia, we go back and forth between strong men and supposed populists but the tactics, strategy and plans don't change, the rhetoric around them change to fit the narrative of the current talking head – so be it Olberman or Oreilly the same story is told just the facts are rearranged to satisfy the outrage of the audience segment in question.
The CIA spin doctors really have this one down to a science – literally!
Americans are lawless beast and are biggest killing apparatus. They are mad with no moral values and ethic and don,t even respect their laws.
Please, ghouri, do not lump all Americans in with our government….as if we have a say in what lawless acts and atrocities our government commits.
Once again it comes down to voting for the lesser of two evils. Obama sucks and I AM a liberal. What is it about some Americans who achieve great power? Are they sociopaths to begin with or does the job make them that way.
No. It comes down to NOT VOTING FOR the two evils: Democrats and Republicans.
Vote for anybody else. Voting for the same party guarantees the same results.
And that unfortunately includes Ron Paul – as long as he runs as a Republican.
Well you could vote for Dr.Ron Paul,the only hope for our nations survival.And I am a lifelong Democrat,but I recognize the only candidate not under the Zionist thumb, ignored by the MSM criminals,as our only hope.And don't give US the old tired spiel about his social program destruction,as the duopoly of our two monster parties are in the act of destroying them.And every government regulatory protection agency has been co-opted into enrichment schemes for big business and made toothless.But hey,you can vote for murderers,if you choose.
agreed. vote ron paul. it's the only hope we have save armed insurrection. and personally, i'm not against that either.
I could vote for Ron Paul, but he'll never win the Repub nomination. The Repub's always give their nomination to an insider with power and money. Outsiders never, ever win the Repub nomination. Now, if he had enough sense to leave the Repubs and go back to running as a Libertarian in the fall, then that would be different.
I think I heard Nader is running again.
But the key rule is to never vote for the candidates with money. Vote for the broke candidate that has to ask volunteers for a ride in from the airport. That' s the candidate that isn't already bought, and which might just maybe represent the people instead of their contributors.
Obama is no follower of Jesus despite his phony Christianity. He has caused so many Afghan and Pakistani children to be murdered if there is some post-life judgement he'll be right there with John Wayne Gacy.
Gacy was a piker. I don't think he reached triple digits, did he? Obama, Bush, Clinton, these types kill that many before lunch time every day.
This article makes it appear that he was murdered in the same attack as his father, but it happened Friday.
WHAT??? What possible reason could they have had to do what they did??? (as if ANY reason would justify it.) I feel as if I'm living in the twilight zone. What is going on in our country…and out of it…is just too horrific to believe that it's really happening.
"sociopath" ….??? Maybe…. BUT… It seems to beg the question… Really, why NOT psychopath… Monster… War Criminal… TROJAN HORSE…. LIAR….& scoundrel.. Theeze Dayz,… It =s…. Mr. President AGAIN!!!!!!! The killing OTHER PEOPLES CHILDREN is business as usual in America…. all to often….. Smallpox Blankets anyone,,,,?????
Upon reflection…….. it occurs to me there may be another possibility……… COWARD…. Too weak to stand up to the monsters within….. himself…. and the ugly bowels of government….. foreign agents… Frightened… Even Eisenhower waited till the end to confront the MIC…..
I honestly believe that Ike was playing his middle finger while singing his swan song. Think about it carefully: Here was a "company man" from the beginning. Someone who did the empires bidding and willingly killed for a living, played his hero image to slither into the White House, and then when he has nothing to lose supposedly lets the cat out of the bag? Notice he doesn't forego the golden goodies nor suffers in the least for his revelations. Notice again that for all the "See, I told ya so's" that folks have said time and again all these decades since that Leviathan has only grown larger and continues in its rapacious appetite. It hasn't slowed down a bit regardless of the super secret knowledge selectively pissed upon us. No… It really is, in hindsight, a cynically open admission that those in power don't really care if you know what they're doing.
Actually, Eisenhower made his first anti-MIC speech in 1953, shortly after he became president. To his credit, he then took on the Zionist expansionists over Suez…and won.
Nope, Obama was bought and groomed long ago.
Look back at 2004. Three things happened. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun is forced to give up her IL senate seat by scandal. The Repubs nominate a truly hopeless candidate in Alan Keyes. This all leaves the field clear for Obama to take his Senate seat.
Now, that might be coincidence, but Obama getting the keynote speaker's slot at Kerry's convention was not. That keynote slot almost always goes to a party bigwig. Its some superstar in the party who's tapped to give maybe the most important speech at a convention behind the candidate's speech. As soon as you saw a state-senator who hadn't even been elected as his state's junior senator get that prime speaking slot, you knew there were powerful people grooming and pushing Obama along.
Nope, Obama is not a coward. He fights like a demon against the left. And he was obviously bought and groomed long ago. Plus, remember, most of what you think you know as the kind and caring Obama is really just the results of a multi-million dollar PR campaign in his last election. It was all a lie.
Who is next on the list?
Is the language going to change.?
Will we get "droned" like we get "tasered"?
Q: What do Americans in the 'Land of the Free' do when their liberties are under assault?
A: Absolutely nothing.
I believe the 21st century version reads 'Land of the Safe and Home of the Slave'
Rachel Madcow must be beaming with joy. So must that Ed what's his name and every idiot liberal now that their Lord and Savior Borat Hussein Obomba has assassinated a child.
In this mad, mad, mad world it makes perfect sense that a Nobel Peace Prize winner would do assassinate a child.
"[L]ikely to make it difficult to sweep his assassination under the rug."
But under the rug it will be swept nonetheless.
The last Constitutionally correct war America entered in was WW2. We declared war. Truman brushed aside the constitution and turned over the US military to the UN in Korea. Then we had Viet Nam and so on. Bush with lies got us into Iraq with the congresses approval. Obama? We've come to a new level. The president can invade anywhere on his own, including killing American citizens.The powers that control America are hell bent on building an American empire. The next step is killing Americans in their own country without the benefit of a trial. I shudder to think of where we are headed.
Why don't we start a letter writing campaign — American children sending letters to Obama's daughters ask them to intervene and stop their father from murdering children? Anyone want to take that on?
Remember, Kings and President's are like serial killers, once they start killing, they almost never stop until someone makes them stop.
When a leader finds they can solve problems with murder, then it becomes easier and easier to find problems that need solving. And, unfortunately, anyone who wants to stop the killings is themselves regarded as a problem.
No matter what your politics: A vote for Ron Paul is a vote to end the illegal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and now, Libya (and drone attacks in Pakistan and elsewhere). If you don't believe that stopping the U.S. Government's murder of innocent men, women and children is more important than any other issue, then by all means, vote for someone else. Because no other candidate will do squat about bringing home the troops any time soon.
Yet another exmple of the banality of evil.
Hannah Arendt was right. It'll be business as usual in Washington and NYC, although we've slid another few yards down the slippery slope into moral chaos, and no one among our "best" and "brightest" has uttered a peep.
Sad is hearing these so called "Anti-war" people say not to vote for an anti-war candidate just because of what party he is using to get to the Presidency. That type of intellectually bankrupt way of thinking is exactly what the Repubs/Dems LOVE to hear because they know that there is only two ways to become President (Dem or Repub)
We have a solid chance at getting Ron Paul in Office as commander and chief and all you a-holes want to do is sit around and bitch and moan. I spend hours in each day trying to get Ron Paul elected while you all do nothing. When the wars are ended you can thank those who supported Ron Paul. Not the ones who sat around bitching about our one party system.
the US has gone a long way since the neocons took over…all downhill.
The man (and I use that term loosely) is a war criminal!
American must realise they have robert mugabe in the making.
Jembo – Detroit
Collateral Damage…… with his fathers guidance he would have become a terriorist, Good riddence to those who eventually would harm our country. Hopefully the US will expand use of the drones to settle scores in IRAN. The Garbage that as created the weapon of Terror should all find the happy end of a drone! Job Well done!
Funny how there are no sources cited in this article and no real facts. Let's get some back up information. I don't make it a habit to blindly believe someone's opinion on what they want to think happened to support their own agenda without seeing some trustworthy sources, other than just the parents claiming how innocent they are. We aren't in their inner circle how do we know? People always claim innocence. Inciting people to a cause without all the facts and information is irresponsible!
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