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Posts Tagged ‘Anwar al-Awlaki

The Lack of Outrage Over the Murder of a US Citizen

March 20, 2012

A U.S. citizen is dead and the U.S. government killed him. Without trial. Without due process. Without hesitation. And many of those who loudly deplored George W. Bush for smaller excesses seem content to allow Barack Obama this larger one. [Regardless of whether one mourns] the death of Anwar al-Awlaki … the means of his […]

All terrorist laws passed have been used against American citizens

December 1, 2011

The ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill. That provoked concerns that American citizens could be targeted as […]

Muammar Qadhafi killed in another political kudo for Obama

October 20, 2011

After enduring years of Republican attacks for a feckless and weak foreign policy, Obama has scored a couple of dramatic victories abroad in recent months. In May, U.S. Navy SEALs killed Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden in a daring nighttime raid inside Pakistan. And just last month, a U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed […]

A Third American Killed by US Drones

October 19, 2011

In the days before a CIA drone strike killed Anwar al-Awlaki last month, his 16-year-old son ran away from the family home in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa to try to find him, relatives say. When he, too, was killed in a U.S. airstrike Friday, the Awlaki family decided to speak out for the first time […]

Anwar al-Awlaki American Muslim cleric

October 4, 2011

On September 30 Barack Obama used his asserted new power of the president and had two American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan murdered. Anwar Awlaki was a moderate American Muslim cleric who served as an advisor to the US government after 9/11 on ways to counter Muslim extremism. Awlaki was gradually radicalized by Washington’s […]

Why can an US President place an American citizen on an assassination list?

October 2, 2011

Michael Ratner, president of the Centre for Constitutional Rights asks: Is this the world we want? Where the president of the United States can place an American citizen, or anyone else for that matter, living outside a war zone on a targeted assassination list, and then have him murdered by drone strike. [In an earlier […]

Two American citizens assassinated in Yemen with American drones –Or were they?

October 2, 2011

AP reports: Anwar al-Awlaki, a well-known and controversial American imam with ties to al-Qaeda, was killed along with four others, another also an American citizen. Samir Khan – who was from North Carolina – and al-Awlaki were killed early Friday in a strike on a convoy in Yemen. The strike was carried out by the […]

Kucinich: Assassination of Americans a short-cut around the Constitution

April 18, 2010

The Obama administration has recently revealed its assassination plan of a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Targeted killings are not a new Obama administration policy. Beginning three days after his swearing in, President Obama authorized scores of lethal drone strikes, including against specific individuals, in Pakistan and Afghanistan, surpassing the Bush era numbers. The elite Joint […]