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Ron Paul criticizes Obama for U.S. role in killing of Awlaki
Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 SEPT 2011 | Michael Muskal

Posted on 09/30/2011 3:09:34 PM PDT by rdb3

Ron Paul, the Texas congressman who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination, on Friday criticized the Obama administration’s action in killing Anwar Awlaki, the American-born cleric who advocated jihad against the United States.

Paul was the strongest critic on the Republican side in condemning the attack, which was praised by other candidates including Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a libertarian like Paul, also questioned the tactic of killing a U.S. citizen without due process.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: awlaki; drones; morethorazineplease; paulkucinich12; paulmckinney12; ronpaul; spotthelooney; texas
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1 posted on 09/30/2011 3:09:40 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: rdb3

Jeez.


2 posted on 09/30/2011 3:15:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rdb3

Go rent a blimp, fool!


3 posted on 09/30/2011 3:15:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: rdb3

They were self-declared enemies of the United States. I don’t care where their Mama had a baby.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 3:15:36 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: rdb3

Can we stop pretending he is a Republican now?


5 posted on 09/30/2011 3:17:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s why I will never vote for Ron Paul. He has a soft heart for terrorists and is too much of a RINO for me.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 3:17:26 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: rdb3
...the American-born cleric who advocated jihad against the United States.

Hmmmm...the word "allegedly" is notably lacking in that sentence. I'd say he got due process, and in the bargain, his reward in heaven for being martyred. Thanks for playing, Anwar.

7 posted on 09/30/2011 3:20:17 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: rdb3

Come on Ronnie. Lighten up! Barry was still in the fart sack with Moochelle dreaming of the land of ice cream cones. The CIA and U.S. military operatives took these aholes out and made the world “a better place”.


8 posted on 09/30/2011 3:20:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: rdb3

It is amazing how this senile old fart can speak with both feet in his mouth.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 3:20:42 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: rdb3

It is amazing how this senile old fart can speak with both feet in his mouth.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: rdb3
Obama made the right call on this one, but it does open a door that could be quite frightening.
11 posted on 09/30/2011 3:27:24 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz
Obama made the right call on this one, but it does open a door that could be quite frightening.

Make up your mind. Does the CIA have the power or not? Yes but it's scary?

12 posted on 09/30/2011 3:29:58 PM PDT by Huck (Save a pretzel for the gas jets!!)
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To: rdb3
Paul was the strongest critic on the Republican side in condemning the attack

Moslims declared war on us and are still attacking us. He is a best friend of Moslims.

13 posted on 09/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: rdb3
Eliminate all enemy's domestic or foreign.
14 posted on 09/30/2011 3:33:07 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Huck

Yes the president and CIA has the power to do this to a citizen.

Who will be the next citizen zapped by an American president?


15 posted on 09/30/2011 3:38:46 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Huck

Do the Armed Forces have the power to shoot a traitor in the middle of combat?


16 posted on 09/30/2011 3:39:54 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: rdb3

Paul-Kucinich 2012!

Why settle for one little nut, when you could have two?


17 posted on 09/30/2011 3:41:27 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Hugin

Cadbury used to make a nice choclate bar with fruit and nuts ... just sayin’.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 3:43:17 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: rdb3
citizen??? listen stooopid... he RENOUNCED his citizenship!!!
19 posted on 09/30/2011 3:43:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rdb3

I have no problem with this killing. He is an avowed enemy of this country, and we are at war with his forces.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 3:44:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mjp

I notice that you and others use the word Moslims while most use Muslims. Which one is it?


21 posted on 09/30/2011 3:45:03 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: Hugin
Cadbury used to make a nice choclate bar with fruit and nuts ... just sayin'.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 3:47:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: rdb3
Ron Paul needs to read the Constitution:
"Anchor Babies" are not citizens.

23 posted on 09/30/2011 3:47:21 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: rdb3

Ron Paul must be a terrorist, correct?


24 posted on 09/30/2011 3:47:57 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: MHGinTN

Sounds like the start of a joke...

“So, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich walk into a black gay bar...”


25 posted on 09/30/2011 3:49:59 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: boomop1

Should we all be as pleased when DHS declares boomop1 an enemy?

Hooray! Boomop1 is dead!


26 posted on 09/30/2011 3:51:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: rdb3

al-Awlawki joined a foreign army (al Qaeda) that has formally declared war against the United States and has been conducting military operations against the United States for many years now. He was killed in an overseas military operation.

The fact that al Qaeda violates the Geneva Convention by not wearing uniforms and attacking civilians does not help al-Awlawki’s case, it makes it worse.

Ron Paul is a nut.


27 posted on 09/30/2011 3:52:51 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: Chode
citizen???

I sincerely doubt if this sack of $hit was really a citizen. Probably only born here, which doesn't automatically make someone a citizen.

28 posted on 09/30/2011 3:55:50 PM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Meet the New Boss

Krauthammer just made an excellant point...

What about all the hundreds of thousands Americans that an American President ordered to be shot during the CIVIL WAR?


29 posted on 09/30/2011 3:56:35 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Screw them I will take a few with me LOL.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 3:58:43 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Well at least they had an argument that the Constitution allowed a state to secede and that they were acting lawfully under the Constitution by seceding.

Awlaki, on the other hand, is no different than an American citizen who joined the Nazi army or the Japanese Imperial Army.


31 posted on 09/30/2011 4:01:08 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: rdb3
“I voted for authority to go after those individuals responsible for 9/11,” Paul said. “Nobody ever suggested that he [Awlaki] was participant in 9/11.” ...In an interview with Fox News, Johnson made the same points as Paul, warning that killing an American citizen without due process set a dangerous precedent despite the need for the United States to remain vigilant against terrorism.

I am not going to shed a tear for Al Awlaki, however, there is a point here. It sounds as though presidential actions have expanded well beyond what Congress actually authorized and if this is the case RP does have a very valid point. Perhaps more flexibility and extemporizing is required of a President dealing with daily issues, but since RP is not actually going to be President, reminding us that if we are philosophically consistent we will question some of this is altogether a good thing and a valuable service.

32 posted on 09/30/2011 4:01:08 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: rdb3
The United States used to be a nation of laws, as in a Republic, but it has devolved into some kind of democracy run by an oligarcy of self-appointed elites, for whom the rule of law means nothing.

Far too many citizens are woefully ignorant of our laws and our history, and simply view life as just another reality show.

If the President can order the execution of anybody, we have lost our way.

Now this POS POTUS will have to murder somebody every week until the next election.

33 posted on 09/30/2011 4:03:02 PM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: boomop1

I’m with you. Sombitches wanna call you a terrorist, I’m in the trench with you.


34 posted on 09/30/2011 4:04:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I like both Perry and Palin, and will vote for whichever of them wins.)
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To: Designer
"I sincerely doubt if this sack of $hit was really a citizen."

Does it really matter if he was indeed a citizen? I could give a damn! I actually hope he was a citizen because our action shows that if you saddle up with the America-hating enemy we will grant you the opportunity to be treated as such. Penetrated by the tip of a drone...without the lube! God Bless America!

35 posted on 09/30/2011 4:04:41 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: Huck

We’ve known for years that the CIA does stuff like that, but up to now they have at least had the decency to hide their work.


36 posted on 09/30/2011 4:06:34 PM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: rdb3

Due process for foreign terrorists, and drone attacks against U.S. citizens. That’s been the policy of the Obamunists. Politically inspired fishing for votes. I suppose those who condemn Ron Paul’s principled but utterly inconsequential comments will vote for the Kenyan stalinist now. I applaud crazy Ron Paul for the timely reminder.


37 posted on 09/30/2011 4:07:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: GAB-1955
"..shoot a traitor.."

You might have noticed that Obama doesn't lead the troops.

38 posted on 09/30/2011 4:10:02 PM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Revolting cat!

So let’s say we send a B-17 over Berlin and bomb Hitler’s bunker and in there with His Fuehrerness is an American citizen of German descent who joined the Nazi army.

Are you saying bombing the bunker is wrong because we would be killing an American citizen without due process?


39 posted on 09/30/2011 4:13:23 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: Designer
"If the President can order the execution of anybody, we have lost our way."

Aw blow it out your ass! It's that type of thinking that got us into this shit. If Reagan had severely bombed Beirut after they killed over 200 Marines in cold blood we wouldn't be fighting this fight today. It's the President's job to order the execution of any and everybody who threatens our way of life. You and your appeasing leader Ron Paul would happily get us all killed. Do us all a favor, renounce your citizenship today. You don't deserve the protection OUR military affords you!

40 posted on 09/30/2011 4:14:42 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: rdb3

This means I have to side with Obama over a Republican? Heaven help us.


41 posted on 09/30/2011 4:15:14 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Meet the New Boss

No, I’m saying that bringing up Hitler in an Internet discussion is a cheap trick!


42 posted on 09/30/2011 4:15:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Okay, okay, sorry bout that. Change it to Ho Chi Minh.

Let’s say we send a B-52 over Hanoi to bomb the crap out of Uncle Ho. In there in the command bunker is some Weatherman commie American citizen who joined up to support the Viet Cong.

Same question?


43 posted on 09/30/2011 4:17:55 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: Meet the New Boss

You have a point which I won’t dispute. You’re correct. (And we should have bombed Hanoi while Jane Fonda was there.) My original point however was an observation in the first sentence of the post. Do you disagree that this has been a politically inspired, contradictory policy of this administration?


44 posted on 09/30/2011 4:22:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Can’t argue with you on that!


45 posted on 09/30/2011 4:24:05 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: rdb3

It’s okay for Obama to assassinate terrorists, even U.S. citizens, as long as he doesn’t waterboard them.


46 posted on 09/30/2011 4:24:33 PM PDT by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: Revolting cat!
"I applaud crazy Ron Paul for the timely reminder.

Then you should be applauding on your way to the US border, you traitorious bastard! Mods, please remove this fool.

47 posted on 09/30/2011 4:27:31 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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To: blaquebyrd
"traitorious"

Better traitorous than illiterate and foolish, said once my great-grandfather, who had loyally served several U.S. Presidents, and fought in world wars.

48 posted on 09/30/2011 4:34:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rdb3

So according to Paul’s logic a police officer should never pull his weapon when confronting an armed robber. Oops, alleged armed robber.

I guess he’s supposed to just convince him to stop robbing the store and how he, the officer, is protecting his rights to due process.

Or maybe he should apologize for coming into the store while the theif was holding a gun on the store owner. I guess if he shoots the store owner it will be because the theif was just ticked off the cop was actually in the store.


49 posted on 09/30/2011 4:35:22 PM PDT by Fledermaus (There is seriously NOTHING that can make me vote for Romney. The country ends either way.)
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To: kennedy
"It’s okay for Obama to assassinate terrorists, even U.S. citizens"

Yep, I'd add especially US citizens and their FReeper sympathizers/Ron Paul delegates. Did you traitors also support the Muslim who rolled a grenade into a US Army tent? Yeah, that bastard was an American too. Do you and your fellow Paulettes believe that coward bastard deserved a trial? Kill them ALL!

50 posted on 09/30/2011 4:39:42 PM PDT by blaquebyrd
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