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Obama's Administration Killed a 16-Year-Old American, Didn't Say Anything About It. This Is Justice?
Esquire ^ | July 9. 2012 | Tom Junod

Posted on 07/09/2012 4:13:25 PM PDT by lbryce

In the August issue, Tom Junod examines an entirely new application of power on the part of the president — the targeted killing of individuals deemed to be threats to the country. So far, thousands have been killed, most prominent among them Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. The decisions to target are made and the lethal missions are carried out without any public accountability, even when those targeted are Americans and even when, on one occasion, one of those Americans was a teenager. Over the course of this week, Junod considers five of the larger implications of his story on The Politics Blog. —Eds.

He was just a boy.

Let's start there. He was an American boy, born in America. Though he'd lived in Yemen since he was about seven, he was still an American citizen, which should have made it harder for the United States to kill him.

It didn't.

It should at the very least have made it necessary for the United States to say why it killed him.

It didn't.

His name was Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and he was 16 years old when he died — when he was killed by a drone strike in Yemen, by the light of the moon. He was the son of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was also born in America, who was also an American citizen, and who was killed by drone two weeks before his son was, along with another American citizen named Samir Khan. Of course, both Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were, at the very least, traitors to their country — they had both gone to Yemen and taken up with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and al-Awlaki had proven himself an expert inciter of those with murderous designs against America and Americans:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012election; alawlaki; alawlakison; citizens; dictatorship; election2012; esquire; freedomlovers; kenyanbornmuzzie; killings; mittromney; obama; terrorists; uscitizens
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What are you? Some political newby? Just graduated some online journalism school? Don't you know how things work in a dictatorship?
1 posted on 07/09/2012 4:13:32 PM PDT by lbryce
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His name was Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and he was 16 years old when he died

And not a moment too soon.

2 posted on 07/09/2012 4:16:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

“And not a moment too soon. “

Right on! The little muzzie bastard didn’t have any time to reproduce.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 4:21:16 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: lbryce

First of all, Obama probably had nothing to do with killing the Jr. Raghead, just as he had nothing to do with the killing of Obama...


4 posted on 07/09/2012 4:21:48 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: lbryce

Interesting. If this same 16-year-old wandered into an American school and shot to death several students and teachers, he couldn’t get the death penalty.


5 posted on 07/09/2012 4:22:33 PM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: lbryce

Traitors are fair game. Bleeding heart liberals can kiss my butt.


6 posted on 07/09/2012 4:24:42 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: lazypadawan

Interesting. If this same 16-year-old wandered into an American school and shot to death several students and teachers, he couldn’t get the death penalty
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I was thinking the same.

If they can do it to those we dislike, they can do it to us.


7 posted on 07/09/2012 4:24:57 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: lbryce

Once a person turns to the dark side and plots to kill Americans I don’t care what passport they carry while overseas.

Now if our government started dropping JDAMs on folks out behind the Daytona Mall then I expect me and a whole lot of other Americans would get upset.

Just like we’re upset with no-knock searches and dog shootings by the local Gestapo.


8 posted on 07/09/2012 4:28:56 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: fish hawk

I’m sure a presidential “Americans To Assassinate” list (as opposed to those who’ve been found guilty in a court and sentenced to death) will start with such notoriously evil personages as this. What I’m not so sure about is whether it will finish that way.


9 posted on 07/09/2012 4:29:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: lbryce

I hope he wasn’t holding a book entitled, “Dreams From My Father”.


10 posted on 07/09/2012 4:29:55 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: vette6387; All
“And not a moment too soon. “ Right on! The little muzzie bastard didn’t have any time to reproduce.

just playing a hunch here...troll from DU, right?

11 posted on 07/09/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: lbryce

It’s okay for Obama to assassinate U.S. citizens as long as he doesn’t water board anyone because that would be wrong.


12 posted on 07/09/2012 4:41:52 PM PDT by kennedy (No relation to those other Kennedys.)
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To: vette6387; The Invisible Hand
Vette, let me play this back: you like the idea of Barack Obama having the personal power and self-vested authority to kill anybody he wants to, American or not, combatant or not, guilty or not, without charges, without evidence, without judicial oversight, without scrutiny and without possibility of redress. All OK with you. As long it's somebody you want dead.

Do I have that about right?

13 posted on 07/09/2012 4:44:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Point of information.)
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To: kennedy

Has the Special Prosecutor in the Zimmerman lynching been informed about this latest murder of an unarmed teenager?


14 posted on 07/09/2012 4:46:43 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: BenLurkin

I for one, have no sympathy for al-Awlaki. He deserved to die in the worst way possible. He was an enemy of every American who loves liberty. That his son was a collateral casualty doesn’t bother me much either.

Just remember, if guys like these have their way they would come and kill everybody they have to until they have us living in a sharia pit of hell.

Islam is a POS!


15 posted on 07/09/2012 4:51:22 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
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To: lbryce

“Citizen” sadly means very little these days. After all, any illegal alien female who crosses the Rio Grande and plops out a baby on our side, produces a so-called “citizen”.


16 posted on 07/09/2012 4:58:00 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Irenic; lazypadawan

They’re moving the goalposts every day:

http://terrornewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2012/07/american-freedom-lovers-now-labeled.html


17 posted on 07/09/2012 5:00:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: lbryce
By Section 110 of Article III. of the Constitution of the United States, it is declared that:

"Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open Court. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason."

In 1790, the Congress of the United States enacted that:

"If any person or persons, owing allegiance to the United States of America, shall levy war against them, or shall adhere to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States, or elsewhere, and shall be thereof convicted on confession in open Court, or on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act of the treason whereof he or they shall stand indicted, such person or persons shall be adjudged guilty of treason against the United States, and SHALL SUFFER DEATH; and that if any person or persons, having knowledge of the commission of any of the treasons aforesaid, shall conceal, and not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President of the United States, or some one of the Judges thereof, or to the President or Governor of a particular State, or some one of the Judges or Justices thereof, such person or persons, on conviction, shall be adjudged guilty of misprision of treason, and shall be imprisoned not exceeding seven years, and fined not exceeding one thousand dollars."

Treason Against the United States

18 posted on 07/09/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: lbryce

If Obama had a son it would look like Abdulrahman...


19 posted on 07/09/2012 5:19:03 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: fish hawk

Traitors are fair game. Bleeding heart liberals can kiss my butt.


Depends on how you define ‘traitor.’ Homeland inSecurity has classified all the Left’s social and political enemies as domestic terrorists. This includes, second amendment activists, those who are attached to constitutional liberity, those who are against abortion, Iraq vets, those against globalism/UN governance, Christians, preppers, and more.

Domestic terrorists are traitors, so you might want to reconsider your mindless rah rahing his power to murder citizens without due process since you are hanging with traitors at FR. I don’t trust any man with this much power which is why I support the constitution of the United States.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 5:34:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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