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U.S. Born Terror Boss Anwar al-Awlaki killed
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Posted on 09/30/2011 4:04:13 AM PDT by nuconvert

Terror mastermind and senior Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is dead a senior U.S. official confirms.

Al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure in Al-Qaeda's most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States, was killed Friday in the mountains of Yemen, American and Yemeni officials said.

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Yemeni security officials and local tribal leaders said al-Awlaki was killed in an air strike on his convoy that they believed was carried out by the Americans. They said pilotless drones had been seen over the area in previous days

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1 posted on 09/30/2011 4:04:16 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

He dead, da-wi?


2 posted on 09/30/2011 4:06:14 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: nuconvert

Several of these “dead” terrorists have reappeared.

Why believe either Yemenis or this administration?
Neither has credibility??


3 posted on 09/30/2011 4:07:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: nuconvert
YIPPIE-KI-YO
What a great way to start Friday. . . . .
4 posted on 09/30/2011 4:14:17 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: nuconvert
Aww, that's a shame.... NOT!

Say hello to mo and osama when you get to hell!

5 posted on 09/30/2011 4:15:45 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: nuconvert

What will be going on behind the scenes by Obama’s left hand over the weekend while the news shows pump Obama’s head up like a weather baloon? I.e., Obama’s right hand.

Are Obama’s poll numbers with US muslims high enough to sustain this?

Will this strike piss off more of Obama’s base who hate the US?


6 posted on 09/30/2011 4:21:11 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: nuconvert

He’s referred to as “ US born” but was he just an anchor baby or did he have established ties to this country? Where was he born and did he grow up here?


7 posted on 09/30/2011 4:22:38 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: muir_redwoods
He’s referred to as “ US born” but was he just an anchor baby or did he have established ties to this country? Where was he born and did he grow up here?

Are you referring to Obama or Al-Awlaki?

8 posted on 09/30/2011 4:25:57 AM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: muir_redwoods

He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico

“Al-Awlaki’s parents are from Yemen. His father, Nasser al-Aulaqi, was a Fulbright Scholar.[45] who earned a master’s degree in agricultural economics at New Mexico State University in 1971, received a doctorate at the University of Nebraska, and worked at the University of Minnesota from 1975 to 1977.[14][46]

“Anwar was seven years old when his family returned to Yemen in 1978.[2][16] He then lived in Yemen for 11 years, and studied at Azal Modern School.[50]

Al-Awlaki returned to Colorado in 1991 to attend college. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University (1994), where he was President of the Muslim Student Association.”(Wiki)


9 posted on 09/30/2011 4:30:35 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Diogenesis

if true then good but does FOX have to cover this every minute, who decides who now gets a burial?
The pentagon is being very quiet.
Did this admin know because they are quiet so was this a CIA mission ?
Why no DNA or photo’s?

So many differences between Bin Laden and this nut and no one has a clue what our foreign policy is .

To th eleft they say Bush for war crimes but their man can order airstrikes on an American citizen.
Bush got done over Gitmo but airstrikes is OK.
Gitmo would give us info, killing right off the bat does not


10 posted on 09/30/2011 4:31:21 AM PDT by manc (Hannity the fraud he admitted he's socially liberal he's no conservative marriage=1man+ 1 woman)
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To: muir_redwoods
Where was he born and did he grow up here?

Just heard on the news, he was born in New Mexico and went back to Yemen. He went to several US colleges.

11 posted on 09/30/2011 4:36:53 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: nuconvert

I still object to media using the term “home-grown terrorist”. We don’t produce these people as though a natural by-product or outcropping of our own society, they have voluntarily transcended boundaries which help to define what it means to be a home-grown American hero or just an average US citizen. They are Jihadi-grown. They’re al Qaeda-grown.

Adam Gadahn is an al Qaeda-grown terrorist and so is the Ft. Hood shooter. Awlaki was al Qaeda-grown. They’re not (US) home grown, they’re just disgruntled foreigners.


12 posted on 09/30/2011 4:46:18 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: Voter#537

We should all have a BBQ party and drink lots of beer!


13 posted on 09/30/2011 4:52:10 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: muir_redwoods

Just think of the possibilities....he could have run for POTUS!


14 posted on 09/30/2011 4:56:27 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: equaviator

“I still object to media using the term “home-grown terrorist”.We don’t produce these people as though a natural by-product or outcropping of our own society, they have voluntarily transcended boundaries which help to define what it means to be a home-grown American hero or just an average US citizen. They are Jihadi-grown. They’re al Qaeda-grown”

I agree. I’ve never cared for it either. They’re always looking for some kind of ‘cute’ ‘catchy’ phrase.
And the media seems to apply it to both people who were born here, and people who moved here and became U.S. citizens.
Until someone comes up with a ‘catchier’ label, they’ll keep using it.


15 posted on 09/30/2011 4:57:06 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SMARTY
We should all have a BBQ party and drink lots of beer!

Lots of BBQ pork, I think. It seems appropriate.
16 posted on 09/30/2011 4:59:39 AM PDT by DTxAg
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To: SMARTY

whether the sob is dead or not, sounds good to me.


17 posted on 09/30/2011 4:59:52 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: nuconvert
we must change the basis of claiming US citizenship. This guy is the son of a prominent Yemeni family who happened to be born in the US.

Last week it was the leader of the Mexican cartel leader's wife who came into the US to have a child born, and claim US citizenship.

this is national suicide.

18 posted on 09/30/2011 5:14:28 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: nuconvert

GOODBYE YOU POS! I’ll bet there are some of those 70 virginians like Thomas Jefferson just waiting to kick your diaper headed a&&.


19 posted on 09/30/2011 5:17:39 AM PDT by wesagain
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To: nuconvert

20 posted on 09/30/2011 5:18:17 AM PDT by xp38
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To: nuconvert

barry´s sure killing a lot of Al-Whackys though....


21 posted on 09/30/2011 5:27:24 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: DTxAg

Y U P!!!


22 posted on 09/30/2011 5:32:12 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: onedoug

He has the benefit of all the intel from Bin Ladin’s hideout!

AS IF the WOT is something “O” actually campaigned on!!!


23 posted on 09/30/2011 5:33:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: elpadre

She was already a U.S. citizen - she has dual citizenship.

Maybe we should try to pass new laws forbidding dual citizenship.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 5:35:10 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Good.


25 posted on 09/30/2011 5:37:30 AM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Jess Kitting

LOL!


26 posted on 09/30/2011 5:44:39 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: nuconvert
The press is saying US born and American.

They are not calling him a citizen though, but by our current law he was.

So...I cautiously submit that 0bama ordered the killing of a US Citizen without Right to a trial. This could be the start of a dangerous precedent.

Essentially we didn't even give this guy the very thing the progressives demand for the combatants at Gitmo.

We often write here on FR...I may disagree with what you say, but I'll fight for your Right to say it.

Under our current law this citizen had certain Rights.
0bama again crossed borders into a country we're not engaged with to carry out the assination.
Recall all the lies told about the killing of Osama.

27 posted on 09/30/2011 5:52:16 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: nuconvert

“He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico”

When he came back to the US in ‘91, he should have stayed. He could have become president, at least according to a number of people here, Rush and Mark Levin.

Not sure that’s what the authors of the Constitution had in mind, but what do I know. The first “Yemeni-American” President. How historic. I’m sure he would have made a fine President.


28 posted on 09/30/2011 5:53:39 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

This is great news!


29 posted on 09/30/2011 6:01:24 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: nuconvert
studied at Azal Modern School

Where they learned to revert into 7th century savages.

30 posted on 09/30/2011 6:03:16 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: MEG33

Yes, good news on a Friday. He can say Hi to bin laden in hell.


31 posted on 09/30/2011 6:06:49 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Indeed..The fact that he was born here and went to college here particularly galled me..


32 posted on 09/30/2011 6:17:16 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: nuconvert

Hand of Petraeus???


33 posted on 09/30/2011 6:18:04 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: relictele
studied at Azal Modern School

Where they learned to revert into 7th century savages.

Oh no, they were modern! They reverted into 8th century savages!

34 posted on 09/30/2011 6:20:29 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: nuconvert

35 posted on 09/30/2011 6:22:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (We cannot defeat an enemy that the president and hence his administration cannot name.......)
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36 posted on 09/30/2011 6:23:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (We cannot defeat an enemy that the president and hence his administration cannot name.......)
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To: Arrowhead1952

About this time, he is pondeering an eternity in Hell with his 72 “virgins”? The 72 all look like Helen Thomas, sound like Roseanne Barr and have the sex appeal of Rosie O’Donnell.


37 posted on 09/30/2011 6:25:26 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey

LOL..Now that would be hell.


38 posted on 09/30/2011 6:28:08 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

We have way too many people in this country who hate Americans. We need a purge of those and send them back.


39 posted on 09/30/2011 6:33:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
"Just think of the possibilities....he could have run for POTUS!"

well, at least he can still vote here in Chicago and many other democrat strongholds.

40 posted on 09/30/2011 6:36:58 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: nuconvert
my recollection is that there was a time when a person being naturalized was required to renounce their prior citizenship. And that is the way it ought to be.
41 posted on 09/30/2011 6:37:50 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: nuconvert

Al Qaeda Boss Killed in Yemen

URGENT: Senior U.S. official confirms report from Yemen that the U.S. born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen along with several other suspected Al Qaeda operatives.

http://video.foxnews.com/#/v/1191500416001/al-qaeda-boss-killed-in-yemen/?playlist_id=87485


42 posted on 09/30/2011 6:38:39 AM PDT by Jonah Vark (Any 5th grader knows that the Constitution declares the separation of powers.)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

And isn’t ironic that he was born in Las Cruces NM, named for the 3 crosses on Mt. Calvary and he goes on to be a leader in a religion that preaches death and destruction and is the exact opposite of what those symbols represent.


43 posted on 09/30/2011 6:54:54 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: nuconvert; Velveeta

Oh great, another Fulbright scholar.

Um, he attended Azal Modern?; I’d hate to see what would’ve happened had he attended Azal Medieval. /s


44 posted on 09/30/2011 6:57:23 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Purloined from the PeoplesCube: http://thepeoplescube.com)
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To: nuconvert

Exactly. That’s also why allegiance is important.


45 posted on 09/30/2011 7:02:09 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Purloined from the PeoplesCube: http://thepeoplescube.com)
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To: muir_redwoods
His parents are supposedly Yemeni but I haven't seen where anyone has bothered to interview them. Apparently they had him while attending University in the USA but curiously they seem to be missing these days, perhaps back in Yemen?

Funny thing is, for an "American born" guy there was an early report that he apparently had a visa from another country that indicates he arrived here at the time Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait, starting the Gulf War. The current press view is that the visa was fake and he just used it to get college preferences.

Interesting that his questionable heritage goes back to that time because the same could be said of Ramzi Yousef's identity.

46 posted on 09/30/2011 7:08:19 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: nuconvert

2001 : (NPR REFERS TO AULAQI AS “A MODERATE”) NPR 2001, “Awlaki is a moderate”
Mara Liasson reporting. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1132470
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47 posted on 09/30/2011 7:12:43 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: nuconvert

What is the history of duel citizenship? Has it always been possible? I seem to remember that my nephews, who were born in Peru to my husband’s sister, a US citizen, had to choose which country to be a citizen of when they registered at age 18. Does anyone register anymore? They are now in their early 40s.


48 posted on 09/30/2011 7:15:58 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: muir_redwoods
The claim that he was American born comes from a guy named Ray Fournier, described as a "former diplomatic security agent." Fournier says he hasen part of a task force [whose task force isn't said working in San Diego on the case of two hijackers who arrived there from Malaysia in January 200.] He says Aulaqi was born in Las Cruces New Mexico in 1971. Awlaki himself claimed to be foreign born when signing up for studies at Colorado State University and received some $20,000 in scholarship money from the US government under a program for foreigners.

The hijackers Aulaqi met with in San Diego were the two who had been met in Malaysia by the Iraqi agent Hikmat Shakir and who attended the terrorist summit held there which was planning the bombing of the USS Cole.

49 posted on 09/30/2011 7:24:50 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: nuconvert; Cindy

Via Cindy on another thread:

SNIPPET: “Paul Rockwood of King Salmon, Alaska and Zachary Adam Chesser of Fairfax, Virginia, could not have been more different—they lived on opposite sides of the United States and were of different generations, but they shared a common thread—they had both been radicalized by Anwar al-Awlaki. And now they are in the custody of federal authorities for ties to international terrorism.”
-—“Prosecutions Show Awlaki’s Continuing Influence in the United States” IPT News
July 21, 2010


50 posted on 09/30/2011 7:53:47 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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