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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonxe View Post
    You sure you aren't a authoritarian?
    No..hes just an american with an opinion, which I also share....its good he got whacked

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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Appeasement doesn't work libs. Never has.. Never will.

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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    BTW has anyone determined beyond a doubt that were purposely targeting that one individual...or did they target that area and he being an american hater and terrorist as he is...just happened to be there...

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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Airstrikes. What a pussy, unhonorable way to wage war.
    What do you recommend, Sumo wrestling?

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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Another Obama victory in the war on terror.
    YAAHH...Too bad Obama can't do any wonders or good for our economy. He's a floppin fish out of water. CLUELESS.

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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    So the US extrajudicially assassinated one of its own citizens?
    No, we assassinated a treasonous former citizen who actively took up sides as an enemy combatant against us.

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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Why the hell does wonder boy Obama get the credit for any head name terrorist kiling?....It's not like he's doing the killing himself.
    Anyone can give the order to take out a known, proven, wanted terrorist leader...HELLO!

    Since when does any American military personal have to wait for wonder boys permission to take out a terrorist leader.....When the seconds of opportunity count?

    Typical mind bending liberal propoganda Hupla Crap to make wonder boy look glorious....

    Simple mind liberal Americans eat it up like jerks....Ignorance at it's peak
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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    BTW has anyone determined beyond a doubt that were purposely targeting that one individual...or did they target that area and he being an american hater and terrorist as he is...just happened to be there...
    we were not attempting to kill al-Awlaki. We were attempting to disable his vehicle so that a special forces team could swoop in and arrest him, read him his miranda rights, offer him a nice cold beverage, and fly him first class back to the States for his 12-month-long media-frenzy trial. In an accident of war, it turns out that the long tubes we used to try to knock off the vehicle tires were missiles, that exploded. Nobody knew that having multiple penetrating warheads detonate within feet of him would injure or kill al-Awlaki, and we are very sorry for this unfortunate collateral damage to our Tire-targeting mission. One of those unfortunate things that just happens in war, you know.





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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    To those now bashing Obama's decision to target a member of Al Qaeda who was a US citizen, where was your outrage when the president was authorized to do this?
    Authorization for Use of Military Force
    September 18, 2001

    Public Law 107-40 [S. J. RES. 23]

    107th CONGRESS

    JOINT RESOLUTION

    To authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.

    Whereas, on September 11, 2001, acts of treacherous violence were committed against the United States and its citizens; and

    Whereas, such acts render it both necessary and appropriate that the United States exercise its rights to self-defense and to protect United States citizens both at home and abroad; and

    Whereas, in light of the threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by these grave acts of violence; and

    Whereas, such acts continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States; and

    Whereas, the President has authority under the Constitution to take action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This joint resolution may be cited as the `Authorization for Use of Military Force'.

    SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
    Entire text available at: Authorization for Use of Military Force- Sept. 18, 2001

    You can't feign "We didn't know". It was all over the news in 2002 - an example: War on Terrorism: CIA can kill Americans in al-Qaida - seattlepi.com

    Since Al Awlaki was killed by a US military drone at the direction of the CIA, it appears Obama was legally empowered to take military action against Al Awlaki.

    For those who are upset about Anwar Al-Awlaki being killed by drones, would you have a problem if he had been captured and taken to Gitmo? If so, where was your rage when Himdy Yaser, a man born in Baton Rouge, LA, was detained at Gitmo and when Jose Padilla (born in Brooklyn, NY) was detained in a military brig. The left was decrying these actions loudly at that that time saying that these men deserved due process since they were US citizens and the US had them in custody.

    Yaser is prisoner #746 at this link to DOD list of prisoners at Gitmo from 2002 to 2006 (PDF): http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf

    Here is proof GWB's administration knew Hamdi was a US citizen and had gone to court (Himdy had filed the case) arguing his status as an enemy combatant had stripped him of his rights to habeus corpus and due process: HAMDI et al. v. RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, et al :: 542 U.S. 507 :: 2004 :: Full Text :: US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez)

    Here is proof that the GWB's administration knew Padilla was a US citizen and the opinion of the SCOTUS that Padilla's due process rights had been violated by imprisoning him in a military jail and attempting to try him in a military court: RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE v. PADILLA et al :: 542 U.S. 426 :: 2004 :: US Supreme Court Cases from Justia & Oyez
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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    [B]Why the hell does wonder boy Obama get the credit for any head name terrorist kiling?....It's not like he's doing the killing himself.
    Anyone can give the order to take out a known, proven, wanted terrorist leader...HELLO!
    When something positive happens, the President gets credit - when something bad happens, the President gets the criticism. It happens no matter who (or what party) is in the White House.

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    Since when does any American military personal have to wait for wonder boys permission to take out a terrorist leader.....When the seconds of opportunity count?
    No one saying anyone has to wait, but dropping a bomb on the head of an American citizen who also happens to be a terrorist **** who deserves to die a thousand deaths, has to be looked at. I explained my position earlier - it's a dangerous precedent to set. I'm pretty far from liberal... ask around.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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