Skip to comments.Al Qaeda: Al-Awlaki killing unlawful
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 Qaedas 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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You're right. You can't make it up.
"sometimes ya just don't give a dammm"
I agree that Al-Awlaki killing was unlawful, and he did a lot of unlawful killing.
Due process, my ass. ACLU takes the wrong side again.
I see the “killing” as a job well done.
Take it up with Eric Holder.
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!
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.
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).
Well!.....That changes everything!
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!
“You can’t kill our people without a trial...but we can kill your people without a trial.”
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.
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.
These guys are learning - forget the suicide bombers - true power resides with the lawyers. Watch them team up with ACLU and Amnesty International!
Unfortunately, you are correct.
I have always wondered about this since it states something to that effect on page five of American Passports.
MURDERING 3000 INNOCENT AMERICANS (AND OTHER NATIONALITIES) IS UNLAWFUL.
You F-ing braindead murdering scumbags. Pig shit be upon you.
INDICT OBAMA NOW!!!
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.
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.
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'.
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.
‘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.