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Anwar Al-Awlaki Dead

Americans woke this morning to the news that Anwar Al-Awlaki, the number one Al Qaeda target since the death of Bin Laden, was killed in a CIA predator drone strike Friday. Al-Awlaki has been tied to several terrorist attacks including the Fort Hood shooting in 2009. 
 
Nidel Hasan – the alleged assassin in the Ft. Hood shootings – claimed to have had direct communication with Al-Awlaki before the massacre that killed 14 people and wounded several others. Al-Awlaki, unlike the other high profile targets in the Al Qaeda network, is American born. He became radicalized at an early age and in 2010, President Obama signed an order making him the first American to be named to the “capture or kill” list. 
 
The Yemeni defense department confirmed the kill Friday morning. Yemen’s cooperation in bringing Al-Awlaki to justice has increased dramatically since the rise of civil unrest in the region. The killing strikes a major blow to the terrorist network as Al-Awlaki was considered to be the functional and inspirational leader of Al Qaeda since the death of Osama Bin Laden
 
The legality and constitutionality of the attack that killed Al-Awlaki will now invariably come to the forefront. Unlike Bin Laden and other terrorist leaders, the American born Al-Awlaki had rights guaranteed under the Constitution to Due Process of law. However others will argue that his actions clearly were treasonous, a penalty that at worst warrants death or at least warrants expatriation. 
 
There will be a flurry of arguments from both sides of this issue, but for now, the United States has dealt a severe both to the already shell shocked terrorist network from which it will take a long time to recover.
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  1. WillofLa says:

    We need to make national holidays out of both Bin Laden’s death day, and Aliwhacky’s death day, or celebrate the day that Rayathon or whoever made the drones is, the day that business was created as a holiday for the incomparable service these drones have done to this nation. The terrorists who were needing Aliwhacky’s inspiration before they go out and set off a bomb vest here in America, or all the Al Quaeda terrorists who are here needing that last pep talk to try and make sense why they are supposed to blow themselves up instead of going to that strip bar with the guys at work tonight. Don’t tell me the decadence found here in America doesn’t have an affect on the penis of these so-called devout Muslims. I know damn well it does. And I’m all for it if it stops any of these Islamists from tending to their appointed rounds to kill as many American’s as they can, instead of going over to their friends house tonight and get drunk watching the football game on his 60″ plasma. Without Aliwhacky’s inspiration there may not be anyone Al Quaeda can put in his place who can inspire these bombers like Aliwhacky could, any time real soon. Maybe that will be enought time our FBI or CIA will need to find the terrorist here in America before they can do their dirty deeds to us.

    And I hope to my God, the real God will spare us from any major in mass attack in revenge for the death of Al Quaeda’s leading Mullah’s. We all know how these nut jobs enjoy having revenge on American’s.

    • JB says:

      Establishing a holiday for those two is the last thing we’d want to do. Not only would the holidays forever be connected to Barack Obama, but they would serve as some kind of special days of remembrance for those on the side of the terrorist cause.