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

    From CNN:

    American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who preached terror as the public face of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was killed Friday in Yemen, the nation's Defense Ministry said.
    A Yemeni government official told CNN that an airstrike hit al-Awlaki's motorcade but gave no details about the operation or who conducted it.
    Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed - CNN.com

    This is a welcome development in the continuing fight against Al Qaeda. Mr. Awlaki was a legitimate military objective under the Laws of War. He was not a civilian. As when any other combatant is targeted, any airstrike that targeted Mr. Awlaki was lawful.

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

    AWESOME.....Simply Awesome.

    Well done.

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

    Another one bites the dust.

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

    Let's hope this doesn't inspire further retaliation.
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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Good riddance to human trash.
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    Re: Yemen says U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    Another Obama victory in the war on terror.

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

    Airstrikes. What a pussy, unhonorable way to wage war.
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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.
    Warfare isn't really about honor. "The Last Samurai" taught me that.

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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.
    defending our country is all that matters. I don't give a **** what methods we use.

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

    So the US extrajudicially assassinated one of its own citizens?
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