Twurzz
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Twurzz asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

So Anwar Al-awlaki was just killed via predator drone in yemen, thoughts?

so this guy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_al-Awlaki was just killed earlier today, in Yemen, apparently he was pretty high ranking, called "the leader of external operations for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula" and one of Al Qaeda's biggest recruiters.

Now this is causing some controversy, because he's the first ever american citizen (he was born in new mexico) to be hunted down / killed in the middleast.

I'm wondering what your guys' thoughts on the matter is.

Update:

Oh... everyone already discussed this?

I just got home :(

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  • 9 years ago
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    Treason = Death so what if we blew this guy up and anybody within 12 feet of him too **** with the bull you get the horns.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    A great victory. Obama authorized Predator Drones to be used in Yemen, which the Cons here ridiculed.

    Now the Cons are questioning the legality of killing a traitor who was actively carrying out attacks against Americans, simply because he was an American citizen.

  • 9 years ago

    Al-awlaki was involved in Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab plan to blow up a airplane (the underwear bomber) and Nidal Malik Hasan (Fort Hood shooter) it shouldn't matter if your right leaning or left. Hes dead. Good

    Edit: Fascist Hunter is right most folks thought Obama would be weak on the war on terror but he kept most Bush policies in place and ramped up drone attacks. I give him credit for that.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Why do you have your panties in a bunch about this guy? He certainly didn't consider himself and American citizen, why do you? Because he didn't formally file the paperwork with the State Dept to renounce his citizenship? He was an enemy commander in a time of war. 'Nuff said.

    http://towerofreason.blogspot.com/2011/09/did-anwa...

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  • 9 years ago

    I don't think that's a good way to deal with our problems, Awlaki was never tried or charged for any crimes. No one knows if he killed anybody. We know he might have been associated with the ‘underwear bomber.’ But if the American people accept this blindly and casually that we now have an accepted practice of the president assassinating people who he thinks are bad guys. I think it's sad.

    Edit: Scruffy, killing an American citizen without due process could set a dangerous precedent. What would you have said about Timothy McVeigh? We didn't assassinate him, who certainly had done it. McVeigh was put through the courts, then executed. To start assassinating American citizens without charges, we should think very seriously about this.

  • Peter
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    At one time, war was hand-to-hand combat. The horror of killing another person was sooner or later felt. Today, killing with drones is like playing a video game. It will make killing another person so trivial that we should be worried.

  • 9 years ago

    I agree with this video. See this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnem1Ohm3Q0

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    Now if you watch the two short videos below your head will be spinning so you better sit down:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebI-pqP7RTU

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk2IWpkqN_w

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    If this doesn't just blow your mind then do you want the big picture? Then see this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGAaPjqdbgQ

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I think he stopped being an American when he declared war on the rest of us.

  • ROBERT
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Obama strikes again.

  • Good riddance. JADT

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