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Al Qaeda: Al-Awlaki killing unlawful
Politico ^

Posted on 10/10/2011 2:23:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Al Qaeda: Al-Awlaki killing unlawful By: Mackenzie Weinger October 10, 2011 12:41 PM EDT

Al Qaeda’s Yemeni wing charged the U.S. violated its own Constitution and laws in the targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, according to a statement on Monday confirming the American-born cleric is dead.

Like presidential candidate Ron Paul and others who have condemned the killing as an unconstitutional, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula used a legal argument to attack the drone assassination of the cleric and another American citizen, Samir Khan, who produced the Al Qaeda web magazine Inspire.

“The Americans killed the scholar Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, but they did not prove any crime they committed and they never presented any proof against them from their laws of unjust freedom,” AQAP wrote according to a translation of the statement by Flashpoint Partners. “So, where is the freedom, justice, human rights and respect of freedoms they boast of? Did America become so suffocated that it contradicted — and everyday it contradicts — these principles it claims it established its country on?”

AQAP joined other critics — including presidential candidates Paul and Gary Johnson and organizations such the ACLU — in accusing the U.S. of acting unconstitutionally by assassinating a U.S. citizen without due process.

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Can't make it up..........
1 posted on 10/10/2011 2:23:55 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Flying loaded passenger jets into buildings is just fine, though. < /s>

You're right. You can't make it up.

2 posted on 10/10/2011 2:26:48 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: Sub-Driver

"sometimes ya just don't give a dammm"

3 posted on 10/10/2011 2:27:51 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

Just...wow.


4 posted on 10/10/2011 2:31:18 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree that Al-Awlaki killing was unlawful, and he did a lot of unlawful killing.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 2:33:42 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

Due process, my ass. ACLU takes the wrong side again.
I see the “killing” as a job well done.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 2:33:42 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Sub-Driver
What's even more weird is ... Al Qaeda was only quoting LRon Paul.
7 posted on 10/10/2011 2:37:06 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

Take it up with Eric Holder.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 2:37:10 PM PDT by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Poor deluded AlQaida members, led astray once again by their friends the Paulistas, the ACLU and Gary Johnson!

None of these idiots seem able to read the word "except" that appears right in the middle of the 5th.

Today, chilluns, we are still in the land of "except" and you may kill them as you wish!

9 posted on 10/10/2011 2:38:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver
So I take it homicide bombings aren't illegal?
10 posted on 10/10/2011 2:41:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
... The Americans killed the scholar Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki ...

Dang, I did not know he was a "scholar", nor do I care.
He might have been a citizen, but he left the country and aligned with and guided people committing hostile acts against the USA. He was a traitor.

Others will pop up in his place, but at least he is gone.

11 posted on 10/10/2011 2:42:08 PM PDT by ken in texas
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Unbelievable


12 posted on 10/10/2011 2:43:23 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Elizabeth Warren is a Moron! Barack H. Obama, President of the Democrats, is also a Moron.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is the same as Charles Manson condemning the Son of Sam. So I guess we have to indict Osama, Hillary, and about half of the US Congress to make the Ax-Leidi happy. (Maybe that isn’t a bad idea).


13 posted on 10/10/2011 2:46:03 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: Sub-Driver

Well!.....That changes everything!


14 posted on 10/10/2011 2:46:19 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like normal liberal thinking, logic, and reasoning, or lack thereof. Up is down and wrong is right.

“The Americans killed the scholar Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki” He was about as much a scholar as Paul Krugman of the NY Times. Not!


15 posted on 10/10/2011 2:46:41 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Sub-Driver
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16 posted on 10/10/2011 2:48:17 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sub-Driver

“You can’t kill our people without a trial...but we can kill your people without a trial.”


17 posted on 10/10/2011 2:49:40 PM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
I agree with both - American citizens deserve due process. Janet and Obama are chomping at the bit to use their secret panels against the people they REALLY think are terrorists - us. Conservative Americans - the kind Janet used in her PSA

In "if you see it, say it" - or some such thing - white middle class, middle aged Americans were the people she portrayed as terrorists. We're the people the left is afraid of...mild sweet Tea Party types.

I don't want Obama to have the right to order our deaths without due process. If the left had that power they would use it.

18 posted on 10/10/2011 2:50:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who the hell are these ragheads telling us what our Constitution says? To hell with them. Barry’s global asskissing brings on these kinds of verbal attacks on America from our enemies.


19 posted on 10/10/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Greed" is wanting everything and demanding that somebody else pay for it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

These guys are learning - forget the suicide bombers - true power resides with the lawyers. Watch them team up with ACLU and Amnesty International!


20 posted on 10/10/2011 2:54:56 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Sub-Driver
I looked in vain for a word in the English language to capture this enormity. Finally, I had to settle for Yiddish:

Chutzpah!

21 posted on 10/10/2011 3:02:17 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: aquila48
These guys are learning - forget the suicide bombers - true power resides with the lawyers

Unfortunately, you are correct.

22 posted on 10/10/2011 3:04:05 PM PDT by Gritty (Bereft of national purpose 'These Colors Don't Run' bleeds to a grey blur on a distant horizon-Steyn)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who cares.


23 posted on 10/10/2011 3:19:07 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: Sub-Driver
..... I have a question for all of the Legal Beagles out there...... Question: Didn't he forfeit his American citizenship when he took up arms against the United States?

I have always wondered about this since it states something to that effect on page five of American Passports.

24 posted on 10/10/2011 3:19:18 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUAQ
MURDERING 3000 INNOCENT AMERICANS (AND OTHER NATIONALITIES) IS UNLAWFUL.

You F-ing braindead murdering scumbags. Pig shit be upon you.


25 posted on 10/10/2011 3:22:32 PM PDT by marty60
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To: Sub-Driver

INDICT OBAMA NOW!!!


26 posted on 10/10/2011 3:28:13 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, well, what are you going to do when you have a Mohammedan running things. They kill people and don’t think laws apply to them.


27 posted on 10/10/2011 3:29:33 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: R_Kangel

it doesn’t matter

He is an enemy commander and is subject to being killed if located

He is no different than Admiral Yamamoto who was known to be flying in to Bougainville and shot down by P 38’s

The argument for not killing him was because there was fear about revealing sensitive info derived from code breaking. There was no problem at all with killing him.


28 posted on 10/10/2011 3:29:59 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..posted from the great river road)
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To: GOPJ
I agree with both - American citizens deserve due process

You're right, but when you are running around Yemen, wearing moose-limb garb, hangin' out the enemies of the US?

In this situation, I couldn't really care less. He needed killin'.

29 posted on 10/10/2011 3:37:22 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: DeepInTheHeartOfTexas

I agree he needed killing... but Obama and friends might decide the same for Tea Party members. It would cost more to kill him with due process - but it’s a way that safe guards all of us who are conservatives.


30 posted on 10/10/2011 4:15:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Belligerents’ blow up as readily as the next guy or gal and being as belligerency knows no borders and boundaries these days, he was fair game.

Next case.


31 posted on 10/10/2011 4:23:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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