BREAKING: Anwar al-Awlaki Killed By Crushing Disappointment in NBC's Fall Lineup, Drone-Launched Hellfire Missiles, But Mostly Drone-Launched Hellfire Missiles

Seems pretty confirmed now: even U.S. officials are saying they have "high confidence" that radical Islamic cleric al-Awlaki has been killed:

U.S. officials consider him a most-wanted terror suspect, and added his name last year to the kill or capture list - making him a rare American addition to what is effectively a U.S. government hit-list.

A statement from Yemen's foreign press office said the al Qaeda suspect "was targeted and killed 8 KM (about 5 miles) from the town of Khashef in the Province of Jawf, 140KM (about 80 miles) east of the Capital Sana'a."

There have been previous reports claiming al-Awlaki's death which turned out to be erroneous.

Al-Arabiya television network cited local tribal sources as saying suspected U.S. drone aircraft - which are known to operate in Yemen - fired two missiles Friday at a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying al-Awlaki and his guards.

A very good start to the weekend, I think.

Al-Awlaki met personally with two of the 9/11 hijackers and his sermons were attended by three of them. Nidal Hasan was also one of his pupils and al-Awlaki corresponded with Hasan in the months before the Ft. Hood attack. The Christmas Day Bomber, Umar Abdulmutallab, says al-Awlaki was one of his trainers. The cargo plane bomb plot in October 2010, in which PETN explosives were sent from Yemen to Chicago was allegedly masterminded by al-Awlaki. His online sermons inspired other attacks in both the UK and the U.S.

Al-Awlaki's father, along with the ACLU, filed suit to get al-Awlaki off the CIA's Kill on Sight list. According to his father, al-Awlaki is just "misunderstood." I'd say the case is moot.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 07:36 AM



Comments

1 Due Process Steaks taste best raw

Posted by: Chef Fuckface at September 30, 2011 06:38 AM (STTZD)

2 Fox is reporting this from multiple sources so it is pretty much confirmed.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 06:38 AM (M9Ie6)

3 Yes, expect whining from the ACLU.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 06:38 AM (M9Ie6)

4 making him a rare American addition to what is effectively a U.S. government hit-list.

Gabriel - Can I say while I'm thrilled He is dead. Wouldn't This specific person actually be a case that should have been in an american court?

for arguments sake.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 06:39 AM (h+qn8)

5 Hooray!

Bonus: the ONT picture of Nancy Pelosi gets bumped further down.

Posted by: wooga at September 30, 2011 06:40 AM (IhzyJ)

6 Vic, or me. not whining , just worried about the possibilities.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 06:40 AM (h+qn8)

7 Just in time for Rosh Hashana! Thank you, G-d! Now get Adam Gadahn.

May they both be inscribed in the book of being ass-raped by the barbed cock of satan for all eternity.

Almost forgot - Barack Obama is a SCOAMF

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 30, 2011 06:43 AM (UlUS4)

8 o - sure Gabriel dumps a huge topic on us and splits. sniff

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 06:43 AM (h+qn8)

9 could not have happened to a nicer guy.

Posted by: trailortrash at September 30, 2011 06:43 AM (xllDV)

10 Yeah he's a back stabbing , murderous sob.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 06:44 AM (h+qn8)

11 Bye bitch.

Posted by: Jimmah at September 30, 2011 06:45 AM (g9KCn)

12 Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Sullivan will no doubt be rolling in an orgy of self righteous condemnation.

Posted by: Alex at September 30, 2011 06:47 AM (r9Nf8)

13 My question would be was this guy really an American citizen? His parents were Yemeni. Although he was born in NM he grew up in Yemen and had dual citizenship. Something that was illegal until fairly recently.

This is even more reason to get rid of the stupid anchor baby interpretation.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 06:47 AM (M9Ie6)

14 Another cancer removed from humanity.

Posted by: dogfish at September 30, 2011 06:49 AM (N2yhW)

15 after my first question about american courts re american citizen Awlaki.
my next would be will we see demonstrations in the streets re: a hit on an american citizen from code pink, or others on the left

l'shana tovah

J.J

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 06:50 AM (h+qn8)

16 Although he was born in NM he grew up in Yemen and had dual citizenship. Something that was illegal until fairly recently.

This is even more reason to get rid of the stupid anchor baby interpretation.


Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 06:47 AM (M9Ie6)
didn't know that. hmm, yeah it would encourage dual loyalty i suppose.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 06:51 AM (h+qn8)

17 If He had dual citizenship, it's to bad it couldn't have been stripped from him once He was involved in action against us military and us citizens

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 06:53 AM (h+qn8)

18 As I understand it, the US doesn't recognize duel citizenship, so they would only recognize the US one. Not sure about the Yemeni government.

Posted by: Alex at September 30, 2011 06:54 AM (r9Nf8)

19 Warheads on foreheads... it's whats for breakfast!

Posted by: Talibill at September 30, 2011 06:54 AM (WEWGu)

20 In other news. MSMis thrilled to have spotted a Klingon shopping at Target.

Posted by: Jimmah at September 30, 2011 06:55 AM (g9KCn)

21 that's great news!

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2011 06:56 AM (s7mIC)

22 Those Folgers people are full of shit. The best part of waking up is finding out there's a dead haji HVT either assuming room temp or being cleaned up with a mop and a vacuum.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at September 30, 2011 06:57 AM (wnbjH)

23 take that anderson cooper!

Posted by: What better way to stomp on Fast and Furious Bad News! at September 30, 2011 06:58 AM (J5YrC)

24 I'm going to miss you...*sniff*

Posted by: A Lonely Cell in Gitmo at September 30, 2011 06:59 AM (J5YrC)

25 ok re my concernedness.

I trust when i trust .
Prior to feeling insecure in my own country in the last 2-3 years , I probably would have shrugged this off. But when an administraion is openly hostile to others political ideas, has no qualms about putting americans on dhs watch lists. now i've actually become leary of the gvt.


Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 06:59 AM (h+qn8)

26 willow - no protests..if Bush were president, of course, they would be screaming bloody murder about us having death squads and how assassinations like this were against international law.

But, this is a feather in Obama's cap, so we hear only crickets from the lefties.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 30, 2011 07:00 AM (UTq/I)

27 Chi-Town , yes i know, It's been interesting to see them walk back in silence everything they seemed to shrilly address prior to Obama

i think i will call it PTO
you know like b.c

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:02 AM (h+qn8)

28
26willow - no protests..if Bush were president, of course, they would be screaming bloody murder about us having death squads and how assassinations like this were against international law.

But, this is a feather in Obama's cap, so we hear only crickets from the lefties.
-----
Another freedom fighter (not) killed by Bushitler.

Posted by: Jimmah at September 30, 2011 07:02 AM (g9KCn)

29 I would wish those INdependants would remember this glaring faux pah from the left, but they won't.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:05 AM (h+qn8)

30 Just like Jesus, Obama is smiting his enemies with cherubs drones.

Posted by: Sheila Jackson Lee at September 30, 2011 07:05 AM (IhzyJ)

31 pas even

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:06 AM (h+qn8)

32 This is news I could drink to...(well, that and the sun rising)

Posted by: HH at September 30, 2011 07:06 AM (HFnqj)

33 The only good jihadi is a dead jihadi!

Interesting how no one ever mentions that the entire infrastructure that is being used to support the ongoing intel and drone operations was put in place by ChimpyBushHitler.

Guess we should be blaming Bush for this too?

Posted by: Hroth'ar at September 30, 2011 07:10 AM (i3+c5)

34 Hroth'ar



everything wonderous started with Obama, no need to mention Bush in This specific incident.



Bush will get credit when necessary .

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:14 AM (h+qn8)

35 "Al-Awlaki's father, along with the ACLU, filed suit to get al-Awlaki off the CIA's Kill on Sight list. According to his father, al-Awlaki is just "misunderstood." I'd say the case is moot.


He's not misunderstood; just disassembled.

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 30, 2011 07:14 AM (niZvt)

36 So let me get this straight, it's a good thing to the left that Obama murdered a US citizen without a trial on foreign soil in an "illegal" war?
Is that right lefties??

Posted by: dagny at September 30, 2011 07:17 AM (beOwU)

37 Drone Strike: apply directly to the forehead.
Drone Strike: apply directly to the forehead.
Drone Strike: apply directly to the forehead.
Drone Strike: apply directly to the forehead.

Posted by: Drone Strike: apply directly to the forehead. at September 30, 2011 07:19 AM (opNgn)

38 dagny, i haven't yet turned on the tube, Are they thrilled Obama killed the bastard?

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:19 AM (h+qn8)

39 Although he was born in NM he grew up in Yemen and had dual citizenship. Something that was illegal until fairly recently.
The dual-citizen status needs a history update, whoever remembers the administration that changed legal status.

The Yemen strongman President Saleh made Drudge headlines this week with his sneaky get-away home from Saudi medical treatment. Gregory Johnsen seems the Yemeni online expert. Just out of curiosity, would Anwar al-Awlaki have been raised in the tribal northern region that has been Saleh's stronghold these past decades, or in the Marxist southern former Soviet basketcase marked by civil war demanding secession from the Yemen which Saleh forced them into through war?

Posted by: didn't take long at September 30, 2011 07:20 AM (lpWVn)

40 Drone strike.

gah, hate you!
that will be ringing in my ears all morning.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:20 AM (h+qn8)

41 So the SCOAMF has lost another Facebook friend.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at September 30, 2011 07:21 AM (6BgmB)

42 While his father may claim that his beaming boy was "misunderstood", that's little doubt that his last words were perfectly understood: "Holy shi ...!"

Posted by: No Whining at September 30, 2011 07:22 AM (opNgn)

43 Headlines are up now.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 07:23 AM (M9Ie6)

44 He's probably still slated to receive a $500 Million loan to get the Yemeni Solar start-up off to a good start.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at September 30, 2011 07:25 AM (ndlFj)

45 One good thing about a Democrat President - its cool to kill terrorists again.

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2011 07:27 AM (Fw2Gg)

46 We're in transit, PCS-ing & all I have is this iPad...how's the reporting on the MFM?

Posted by: Jypsea Rose at September 30, 2011 07:29 AM (GtQcL)

47 38
dagny, i haven't yet turned on the tube, Are they thrilled Obama killed the bastard?

Well, funny you should ask...

Here's what some of the Kos Kidz are saying:

Obama bags another terrorist - YaaaaY!

Congrats President Obama for taking down another terrorist!

And there are also the usual "is it legal?" "but he's an American citizen!!!!" "what about Yemen's sovereignty????" navel-gazing bullshit

Posted by: chemjeff at September 30, 2011 07:32 AM (s7mIC)

48 I really don't give a fuck about his citizenship. He was overseas, in a hostile country, plotting against the US. Rest in hell.

Posted by: dogfish at September 30, 2011 07:34 AM (N2yhW)

49 Think of it as evolution in action.

Posted by: Ron Paul at September 30, 2011 07:37 AM (D8D3J)

50 Here's what some of the Kos Kidz are saying:

Obama bags another terrorist - YaaaaY!

Congrats President Obama for taking down another terrorist!


ahahahaha yeah they don't see the hypocrisy at all

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:37 AM (h+qn8)

51 dagny, i haven't yet turned on the tube, Are they thrilled Obama killed the bastard?


Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:19 AM

This must be why Moo-Chelle went "shopping" at Tarrr-zhay! Had to provide cover for the stuttering clusterf*** of a miserable failure while he slipped out of town and zipped off to A-rab-Land to off him some terrorist.

Sneaky devils, them Obamas....

The Chicago Jesus has more notches on his gun than Wyatt Earp!

Or was that the late John "Johnny Wadd" Holmes?

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 30, 2011 07:38 AM (YjjrR)

52 You silly wingers! It doesn't matter that he was a blood sucking neandertal evil murdering medieval scumbag death cult freakazoid! It matters what his rights were!
As they say, It's all about the HYPOCRISY!
The left can't celebrate this, they have to make heartfelt statements about illegal wars, citizenship, rights, religion of peace, the UN, upsetting foreign countries, and
OBAMA is a Cowboy!
YiiiiHA!
No blood for oil, even if the blood is steeped in evil murdering pathos!

Posted by: dagny at September 30, 2011 07:39 AM (beOwU)

53 Look out up ahead...................there's some Awlaki in the road.

Posted by: One Yemeni goat herder to another. at September 30, 2011 07:44 AM (gh6F5)

54 That Barack is really good on the old Joystick isn't he?

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 07:44 AM (ZDUD4)

55 To all the fucktards whining about how Mr. Smeared By A Drone didn't get his day in court, he was actually interviewed by the FBI before he decided to run to Yemen. He died tired.

Posted by: steveegg at September 30, 2011 07:44 AM (o44nj)

56 i was so hoping for massive demonstrations of burning effigys, signs no war for oil. heck all the pics we have are no at least 3 years old. Don't we miss those lovely nekked code pink booby shots? srsly their having a messiah to fawn over just makes life drab and boring.

where's the justice!
where is the, not in our name!
o, obamamchitler, bidenwarmonger.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 07:45 AM (h+qn8)

57 Idiot on Fox now saying this is the first time since Lincoln that the U.S. military has targeted a citizen.

You mean "publicly" don't you asshole?

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 07:49 AM (M9Ie6)

58 One down. How many more to go?

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 07:49 AM (OhYCU)

59 Sorry, totally off topic but.... ARE YOU F#CKING KIDDING ME!?!?

http://tinyurl.com/6knsvk7

Who is this asspipe going to blame next? That's right folks... the United States of America in it's entirety.

Posted by: scottythrust at September 30, 2011 07:51 AM (VTeUD)

60 Wasn't G. Gordon Liddy supposed to kill Jack Andersen?

Posted by: blaster at September 30, 2011 07:51 AM (Fw2Gg)

61 Idiot on Fox now saying this is the first time since Lincoln that the U.S. military has targeted a citizen.

hmmm... it does make you wonder if they would have used a drone if they spotted him in Dearborn.

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 07:51 AM (OhYCU)

62 Holy Fuck that wired review of Holy Terror is infuriating. Frank miller should have defeated Al Qaeda by laughing at their incompetence? Yeah! Cause I laugh every day when I think of 9/11, what incompetence! haw haw haw....

Posted by: Jules at September 30, 2011 07:53 AM (P7Hj2)

63 hmmm... it does make you wonder if they would have used a drone if they spotted him in Dearborn.

I'm sure that what this guy was alluding to was the posse comitatus act which was passed AFTER reconstruction when the North realized they had created a monster that could bite them in the ass as well.

Since then the act has been severely watered down until now it is almost meaningless. Basically it says they can't do it unless they want to.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 07:55 AM (M9Ie6)

64 US kills Muslim

Iran kills Christian

What a day.

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 07:55 AM (OhYCU)

65 One good thing about a Democrat President - its cool to kill terrorists again.

Sure, clinging bitterly to lost public support during Obama's perpetual electoral campaign. Given politicians in charge, expect the spigot policy: Turn it on for a photo shoot, then turn it off again. And what of COIN and "not interested in victory" rules of engagement?

Posted by: didn't take long at September 30, 2011 07:56 AM (lpWVn)

66 Eating a pork sandwich in Hell AMF

Posted by: kingfisher at September 30, 2011 07:59 AM (Rb259)

67 Basically it says they can't do it unless they want to.

Posted by: didn't take long at September 30, 2011 07:59 AM (lpWVn)

68 Wait... didn't this only create a dozen NEW terrorists?

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 30, 2011 08:00 AM (niZvt)

69 Well, you know, taking Darwin at his word, aren't we practicing a sort of Reverse Natura Selection? I mean, in another decade or two, Al Quaida will have evolved into a slime mold under a rock somewhere, right?

Posted by: CoolCzech at September 30, 2011 08:02 AM (niZvt)

70 I knew we should have made that left at Albuquerque...

Posted by: Zombie Anwar al-Awlaki's smoking skull at September 30, 2011 08:04 AM (eHqLg)

71 Great news. And since we killed him with a missile, the administration won't have a funeral said for him where they ask God to let him into heaven.

So it's win/win.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 30, 2011 08:05 AM (uhAkr)

72 You can run, but you'll only die tired.

Posted by: Gen. Sir Harry Paget Flashman, VC at September 30, 2011 08:06 AM (qxKxJ)

73 Report just in: SEALS dissappointed in not getting the mission, blink, start selecting next target.

Posted by: Robert17 at September 30, 2011 08:09 AM (LaaRT)

74 Now that be a hearty top of the mornin' to ya!

Posted by: Robin at September 30, 2011 08:10 AM (yO2Sb)

75 Anwar al-Awlaki Killed By Crushing Disappointment in NBC's Fall Lineup, Drone-Launched Hellfire Missiles, But Mostly Drone-Launched Hellfire Missiles.

Good thought process on the NBC line up thing. However, that theory is easily debunked. If that were the case he would have died years ago.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 08:11 AM (ZDUD4)

76 Hey, since Barry's done such a smashing job single-handedly taking out the AQ top brass (stay with me...), maybe we can cut back on all the groping and naked pic-taking at the airports?

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at September 30, 2011 08:11 AM (RN90h)

77 Let me write the NYTimes headline in advance:

"Does al-Awlaki takedown virtually assure Obama re-election?"

... in much the same way getting OBL did.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at September 30, 2011 08:12 AM (uVlA4)

78 They ought to send a letter to his father now saying "Okay, we'll do it. We're taking him off the list."

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 30, 2011 08:13 AM (/7hoP)

79 76, I don't think so, Hey, I think you and your Family are scheduled for Vacation, we look forward to seeing you and your attractive spouse. (SNAP!! goes the rubber glove)

Posted by: TSA Pervert at September 30, 2011 08:14 AM (ZDUD4)

80 Any bets on how many Code Pinkos will protest make fools of themselves at SCOAMF's State of the Union? Will Cindy Sheehan be camping in the ditch at Martha's Vineyard?

Posted by: Peregrine Took, Hobbit Barbariarian at Biden's Gates of Mordor at September 30, 2011 08:15 AM (64S5N)

81 Just turned off Fox. They are endlessly repeating the same shit all from different talking heads.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 08:16 AM (M9Ie6)

82 Vic, they have really screwed things up. It's CNN with better looking women.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 08:20 AM (ZDUD4)

83 He'll be eating shit for dinner with Sadaam tonight.

Posted by: SurferDoc at September 30, 2011 08:22 AM (STdkO)

84 Here's the NYT headline:


Obama administration changes stance, drills Anwar.

Posted by: Unclefacts Out Of Commenting Retirement Just For This One Thing at September 30, 2011 08:23 AM (6IReR)

85 Faux News is pretty bad, but all the alternatives are far worse (althou'h Faux is rapidly closin' the 'ap)!

Posted by: Hroth'ar at September 30, 2011 08:24 AM (i3+c5)

86 I told you, uh, morons early, ummmm on; I'm a, uh, Warrior!!!

Posted by: TEH WON at September 30, 2011 08:24 AM (SROtY)

87
Mr. President, first, where's his trial? Second, I think his civil rights may have been violated. Third, BOOOYAHHH! WOOOOO!

Posted by: IreneFingIrene at September 30, 2011 08:25 AM (JNqU9)

88 Obama administration changes stance, drills Anwar.

Who's this Anwar woman you're referring to?

Posted by: John P. Squibob at September 30, 2011 08:25 AM (qwBsK)

89 Fuck me, return of the dead number two's. Really don't you people get tired of falling for the same old lies?

Posted by: Truthy at September 30, 2011 08:25 AM (CFhHo)

90 His guards were the targets, he's just collateral damage.


Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 08:26 AM (jWTOk)

91 Those Folgers people are full of shit.
I love coming here and getting the news put in proper perspective. Now I know the take away from this story.

Posted by: Mama AJ at September 30, 2011 08:27 AM (XdlcF)

92 One story says he was under surveillance for a week and Obama gave the go ahead to take him out. I wonder if it took him that week to decide?

Posted by: The terrorist Hobbit formerly known as Donna at September 30, 2011 08:31 AM (5Wl/f)

93 OT

OMFG!!!! Go over to Instapundit right now and scroll down to the Elizabeth Warren jpeg. Holy shit, I've never laughed so hard!!!

Posted by: EC at September 30, 2011 08:33 AM (GQ8sn)

94 So, can you convert to Islam if you're blond?

Posted by: katya, the preacher's wife at September 30, 2011 08:34 AM (7qKVv)

95 Posted by: katya, the preacher's wife at September 30, 2011 08:34 AM (7qKVv)
What happens under the burka stays under the burka.

Posted by: Hroth'ar at September 30, 2011 08:35 AM (i3+c5)

96 94, Why? Are you turned on by the smell of Body Odor and Drakkar?

Besides, who would know what color your hair is with all that crap wrapped aroung your head?

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 08:37 AM (ZDUD4)

97 I'm sorry Katya, I was teasing, that was mean.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 08:38 AM (ZDUD4)

98 Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms. [spit].

Posted by: Count de Josey Wales at September 30, 2011 08:38 AM (4q5tP)

99
Pow! Right in the Kisser!

Posted by: Ben at September 30, 2011 08:39 AM (wuv1c)

100 Posted by: katya, the preacher's wife at September 30, 2011 08:34 AM (7qKVv)What happens under the burka stays under the burka.
LOL. Seriously though,the men aren't wearing burkas. And you can't hide a beard under aturban. Notice all the home grown converts have the stereotypicalphysical features.

Posted by: katya, the preacher's wife at September 30, 2011 08:39 AM (7qKVv)

101 OMFG!!!! Go over to Instapundit right now and scroll down to the Elizabeth Warren jpeg.

Seconded, with spew warning.

Posted by: Retread at September 30, 2011 08:40 AM (TFuZJ)

102 Wouldn't This specific person actually be a case that should have been in an american court?No,that would only be true if there was a Republican President. One of the many layers of hypocrironyin AmericanDemoacademediatainment sectoris the fact that while America's enemies are comparatively safe with acomfortable Democrat Presidentlike Clinton, or early-honeymoon Obama, when things go south like they did for Clinton post-Monica and Obama post-inauguration, the equation changes.
Then the American pussycat's claws can come out instantly, because Republicans will always support America's interestsand Democrats will always support a troubled Democrat's interests.
This is the protection racket thatourDemoacademediatainmenteliteshave beenrunning for years: elect a Republican and we will hamstring him, but elect one of us, and we wil let him do pretty much anything he wants, and if heneeds to be seento protect America and destroyits enemies that particular day, well you're in luck. Of course, if he needs to destroy his personal political opponents andprostitute theAmerican justice system for that purpose, you are pretty much SOL.

Posted by: sherlock at September 30, 2011 08:41 AM (JYBAr)

103 OT: Rev Al just said that music teaches math

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 08:41 AM (OhYCU)

104 OMFG!!!! Go over to Instapundit right now and scroll down to the Elizabeth Warren jpeg.


That's awesome, shoves her arguement straight up her Hoo Hoo.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 08:41 AM (ZDUD4)

105 Burn, baby, burn!
Now, back to reading the comments from the beginning!

Posted by: Bulldog in Kansas at September 30, 2011 08:41 AM (z1C58)

106 this story is giving me morning wood (again)

Posted by: D. ZNUTZ at September 30, 2011 08:42 AM (z3EnT)

107 OT: Morning Joe says "we are cutting education" . What a douche, and liar.

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 08:43 AM (OhYCU)

108 103, Yeah, I've heard that before from Education "professionals". I guess you could see a cause and effect with some really spectacular mental gymnastics.

More likely is that any child that will sit and learn to read music and practice an instrument is the same type of child that would actually sit and do their math homework.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 08:45 AM (ZDUD4)

109 Should we join CodePink now? March on DC?

Hey hey ho ho
something something

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 08:46 AM (OhYCU)

110 Hip hop physics 101

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 08:46 AM (OhYCU)

111 And here I thought getting up at 5:30 was going to suck. Well, it still does, but the news is just so good when it's fresh!

Posted by: t-bird at September 30, 2011 08:49 AM (SvcKM)

112 Hot damn. Great way to start a weekend.

Posted by: Bomber at September 30, 2011 08:52 AM (qzoN5)

113 You have the right to remain dead. Anything you say, oh that's right you're dead.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at September 30, 2011 08:55 AM (stEuz)

114 Isn't this going to upset the Muslim street? Hasn't that been the basis for our foreign policy for decades?
Tsk-tsk

Posted by: dagny at September 30, 2011 08:55 AM (beOwU)

115 Isn't this going to upset the Muslim street?

Isn't that like sesame street only with bombs, shootings, beheadings and stuff?

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 08:57 AM (ZDUD4)

116 Obama the cowboy?

Posted by: cherry pi, terrorist hostage taking SOB at September 30, 2011 09:00 AM (OhYCU)

117 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Good Job DOD.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) is tired beyond tired of the trolls at September 30, 2011 09:00 AM (8y9MW)

118 OT: Rev Al just said that music teaches math

There is a strong connection between higher math and higher (classical) music. Many mathematically inclined people or into music as well. (All those meters and such).

I cannot imagine that is what Rev. Al would have in mind were he to find one.

Posted by: RioBravo at September 30, 2011 09:01 AM (eEfYn)

119 Anwar al-Awlaki: Some assembly required.

Posted by: Heralder at September 30, 2011 09:01 AM (/Mxso)

120 119, LOL

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 09:01 AM (ZDUD4)

121 No matter who you thought you were yesterday, today you are one dead motherfucker.

Posted by: SurferDoc at September 30, 2011 09:02 AM (STdkO)

122 Well, he's off the terror watch list now and all without tying up the courts with a costly lawsuit.

Posted by: BigDaddy1964 at September 30, 2011 09:02 AM (5eeQ7)

123 A little bit of Shout! and some water will get that grease spot out of the road right quick.

Posted by: Count de Josey Wales at September 30, 2011 09:05 AM (4q5tP)

124 Still, he's doing better than Whitney.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 30, 2011 09:06 AM (8zV0C)

125 They were highly confident he was toast last time. I'm waiting a week before hosting a BBQ in his honor.

Posted by: Amanda Jane at September 30, 2011 09:07 AM (gvlTU)

126 124, Hey, Whitney is pretty good. Just turn off the sound and watch her prance her cute ass and IBT's around in slutty costumes.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 09:08 AM (ZDUD4)

127 Anwar al-Awlaki: Some assembly required.
But Hellfire missile batteries included.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 30, 2011 09:09 AM (8zV0C)

128 Anybody not seen this yet? It's Greenwald's predicted whining at Salon. Damnit I gotta go to work, I want to stay and make fun of this loser.

Posted by: Bomber at September 30, 2011 09:10 AM (qzoN5)

129 Average cost of drone strike $ 15 million.
Cost of 6-month terr. trial w security $ 200 million

In this time of budget constraints we just don't have a choice.

Posted by: RioBravo at September 30, 2011 09:10 AM (eEfYn)

130 #126 But I do that on my own, Oldsailor's poet.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 30, 2011 09:10 AM (8zV0C)

131 You down with Aw-la-ki ... yeah you know me!!!

Posted by: Hellfire Missle at September 30, 2011 09:11 AM (GvYeG)

132 130, Well, alrighty then.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 09:11 AM (ZDUD4)

133 @Anwar al-Awlaki: brb gotta make a Chilly Willy run.

Posted by: Count de Josey Wales at September 30, 2011 09:12 AM (4q5tP)

134 No whining.

We only killed the guy with a Hellfire missile. It’s not like we water boarded him.

Posted by: jwest at September 30, 2011 09:12 AM (qeYI9)

135 I really want to scream, "It's the hypocrisy, it's the hypocrisy, it's the HYPOCRISY" at the faces of these retarded libs.

Posted by: dagny at September 30, 2011 09:15 AM (beOwU)

136 sherlock, i wish you were wrong ...

Posted by: Jean at September 30, 2011 09:16 AM (WkuV6)

137 Why does Obama hate Islam?
/s

Posted by: Y-not at September 30, 2011 09:17 AM (5H6zj)

138 I just love this sh*t ...

Posted by: Hellfire Missle at September 30, 2011 09:17 AM (GvYeG)

139 If the SCOAMF wants to impress me he would start executing some of the POS at gitmo.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 09:18 AM (ZDUD4)

140 So he no longer has standing to be tried in US courts?

Posted by: Jean at September 30, 2011 09:18 AM (WkuV6)

141 128 Linking back...From Salon.com, Jan 27,2010:"After the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush gave the CIA, and later the military, authority to kill U.S. citizens abroad
if strong evidence existed that an American was involved in organizing
or carrying out terrorist actions against the United States or U.S.
interests"

Bush's fault.

Posted by: RioBravo at September 30, 2011 09:19 AM (eEfYn)

142
Who wants to be next ... I got plenty mo' ... plenty mo'.
Me and Mr. "T" ...

Posted by: Hellfire Missle at September 30, 2011 09:20 AM (GvYeG)

143 Perfect start to the weekend.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 30, 2011 09:21 AM (UOM48)

144 Bush's fault.

Not to imply that Obama does not deserve some credit. (President Obama, with some unspecified support form military and CIA units, has successfully...)


Posted by: RioBravo at September 30, 2011 09:21 AM (eEfYn)

145 139
If the SCOAMF wants to impress me he would start executing some of the POS at gitmo.

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 09:18 AM (ZDUD4)
Well they got the 'fattening them up' part down....

Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2011 09:22 AM (X6akg)

146 Well they got the 'fattening them up' part down....

Are they tasty?

Posted by: RioBravo at September 30, 2011 09:23 AM (eEfYn)

147 145, No kidding, it's almost like they are raising Veal, Hmmm

Posted by: Oldsailor's poet at September 30, 2011 09:24 AM (ZDUD4)

148 145 - they put Michell in charge of the execution

Posted by: Jean at September 30, 2011 09:26 AM (WkuV6)

149 Another notch on BHO's belt. He's doing a good job on counterterrorism.... not that anyone will care in the election.

Posted by: Jordan at September 30, 2011 09:29 AM (XJYf4)

150

Bret_Baier
Bret Baier












RT @BreakingNews Yemen Defense Ministry says another American in al-Qaida, Samir Khan, was killed with al-Awlaki

Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2011 09:33 AM (X6akg)

151 129 Average cost of drone strike $ 15 million.Cost of 6-month terr. trial w security $ 200 million
In this time of budget constraints we just don't have a choice.
Posted by: RioBravo at September 30, 2011 09:10 AM (eEfYn)
Actually, the cost of an AGM-114 Hellfire is about $70,000. Now, I'm sure if you toss in the cost of the Predator time, operator overhead, etc. it starts to mount up but it is much less than $15 million. So, the use of missles from Preadators is even more of a bargan for asshole removal surgery.
(That's why the're called "surgical strikes"...)

Posted by: Warthog at September 30, 2011 09:33 AM (WDySP)

152 Barack Obama is claiming America has gone soft, but it's projection again, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Reggie Love at September 30, 2011 09:35 AM (WXhxA)

153 150 ... it was a two-fer ... I'm good like that!!!!

Posted by: Hellfire Missle at September 30, 2011 09:36 AM (GvYeG)

154 I'd say the case is moot.
Malor, bringing teh snark on Friday morning.

Posted by: LibertarianJim at September 30, 2011 09:39 AM (PReJ3)

155 So, I'm just wondering when the prez. gives a speech about this. Let's count the minutes...

Posted by: HH at September 30, 2011 09:39 AM (HFnqj)

156 KHAN!

Posted by: garrett at September 30, 2011 09:40 AM (vUc7F)

157 So, I'm just wondering when the prez. gives a speech about this. Let's count the minutes...

Posted by: HH at September 30, 2011 09:39 AM (HFnqj)
Here ya go:

jaketapper
Jake Tapper












Sr admin officials tell me POTUS will address Awlaki killing today, likely at farewell event for Admiral Mike Mullen

Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2011 09:40 AM (X6akg)

158 150 Bret_Baier Bret Baier RT @BreakingNews Yemen Defense Ministry says another American in al-Qaida, Samir Khan, was killed with al-Awlaki Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2011 09:33 AM (X6akg)
Anwar al-Awlaki: Hey, Samir, what's that hissing-whistling sound?
Samir Khan: I dunno'. Say, is that a bird?

Posted by: Fameous last words at September 30, 2011 09:41 AM (WDySP)

159 Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2011 09:40 AM (X6akg)
Wow! You are fast!

Posted by: HH at September 30, 2011 09:44 AM (HFnqj)

160 I'm glad we got this guy. Seriously, people like him are more dangerous than the lumpen drones they send out to kill. Without the imams the muderers would have no direction and would just kill each other.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 30, 2011 09:46 AM (P7hip)

161 Fuck him, he was trash....
Next subject please

Posted by: Just Guessing at September 30, 2011 09:48 AM (XGLac)

162 Love the smell of drone strikes in the morning............

Posted by: Clink at September 30, 2011 09:50 AM (LdNOz)

163 testing.....testing
in the middle of moving, just testing phone
oh, and great news

Posted by: Ma Bell at September 30, 2011 09:51 AM (kzFnw)

164 <i>140
So he no longer has standing to be tried in US courts?</i>

He's no longer standing, full stop.

Posted by: Whovian at September 30, 2011 09:52 AM (L9pfS)

165 That was 1 minute HH.

Posted by: dagny at September 30, 2011 09:55 AM (beOwU)

166 Jeez i hope Obama the Stuttering Clusterf*ck Of A Miserable Failure doesn't decide you, me, Sarah Palin, or the Tea Party are terrorists else perhaps we might get a million dollar missile on our heads or homes. Oh I jest the Party that ruminates of suspending elections and already has declared us terrorists wouldn't do something like that ........would they?

Strikes me as a little disingenuous that the party that demonstrates against the death penalty for CONVICTED murders would issue an assination warrant against an unconvicted citizen of the US .
Perhaps we don't need GITMO just frickin fry em all!
Bush, Cheney up for war crimes at 11, 11nty.
You know who this hurts Ron Paul!

Posted by: Concealed Kerry or submit at September 30, 2011 09:57 AM (vXqv3)

167 I think we should try him anyway----we need the anti-terrorist platform---do like a weekend at Bernie's thing. An added bonus would be that it would be funny,
Local radio host Chris Plante keeps playing Alwacky. He was born in like New Mexico but talks with a muslim street accent--on purpose. Funny as shit.

Posted by: dagny at September 30, 2011 09:57 AM (beOwU)

168 Another notch on BHO's belt. He's doing a good job on counterterrorism.... not that anyone will care in the election.

I credit him with not changing the apparatus put in place by his predecessor.The same apparatus thathe complained about before he was elected and the same predecessor he blamed for pursuing the war on terror.
In short congratulations to President Obama fornot fucking up something that is already working, even while being a hypocrite about it.

Posted by: Heralder at September 30, 2011 09:57 AM (/Mxso)

169 That was 1 minute HH.
I saw that. Copy, paste, reply and add a link. In one minute. I'm impressed...

Posted by: HH at September 30, 2011 10:03 AM (HFnqj)

170 Wow! You are fast!

Posted by: HH at September 30, 2011 09:44 AM (HFnqj)
That's a damn lie! Oh wait...you meant the response.....Yeah, I happened to have just read the tweet before reading your post.

Posted by: Tami at September 30, 2011 10:14 AM (X6akg)

171 Okay, I'm all for offing assholes like this guy, but I find it very interesting that the same people who won't let us dunk a guy's head under water to get information without otherwise harming him, much less killing him; and who think that terrorists we've detained must have access to the full panoply of legal rights, including jury trials in federal court;nevertheless appear to think targeted extra-judicial assassinations around the world are just peachy.
Just sayin'.

Posted by: The Regular Guy at September 30, 2011 10:15 AM (qHCyt)

172 Looks like Satan is going to have to open up a new level down there. Keep them coming.

Posted by: Roy at September 30, 2011 10:16 AM (VndSC)

173 A two-fer? ....Damn. That's some damn fine shootin.
Kudos to our intrepid Drone wranglers!

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at September 30, 2011 10:18 AM (7D6kL)

174 #149 yeah mr badass himself doing his job of getting the fuck out of the way.

Posted by: Evil Libertarian at September 30, 2011 10:35 AM (8z8uV)

175 al-Awlaki famously called for people to kill Americans. He should be happy about this.

Posted by: Original Roy at September 30, 2011 10:43 AM (jV0wG)

176 Another American, Samir Khan, also reported killed. Media Jihad guy -- 'Inspire' e-rag. Now this is what I call ObamaKKKare!

Posted by: Starboardhelm at September 30, 2011 10:46 AM (hHgxI)

177 Speaking of Major Hasan, why don't we free him..and send him to Yemen!

Keep your eye on the sky, buddy.

Posted by: PJ at September 30, 2011 10:53 AM (FlVA8)

178 targeted extra-judicial assassinations around the world are just peachy.

I'd put a nose-art or grease pencil "The Judge"™ on the drone or the missile. Maybe have one of the brothers in the control booth do a quick Flip Wilson.

Also is it assassination if nobody gets paid extra for that particular mission?

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 10:55 AM (jWTOk)

179 Sooo... we just had an American Citizen, put on a hit list by the President, and then after multiple attempts, was assasinated.
Sorry, but this really does disturb me. We are a REPUBLIC, where the rule of law IS imporatant, and Precedents can be binding.
This guy should have been tried in Abscentia for Treason, stripped of his Citizenship, THEN put on a Hit list.....
The President is NOT a King... but this one is acting like one... "Off with His Head"...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2011 11:06 AM (NtXW4)

180 Just because he didn't support our Yemen policy is no reason to go to pieces over it.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 11:14 AM (jWTOk)

181 Anwar al-Awlaki: Hey, Samir, what's that hissing-whistling sound?
Samir Khan: I dunno'. Say, is that a bird?


Posted by: Fameous last wordsSpeed
Mach 1.3 (950 mph; 425 m/s)

They're probably isn't even time for a visual gag. Or maybe just that loving look in the Vega? wagon Herr GrupenFuhrer?

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 11:19 AM (jWTOk)

182 Gary Johnson on Fox now spreading that lie about first citizen targeted for death.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 11:27 AM (M9Ie6)

183 This guy should have been tried in Abscentia for Treason, stripped of his Citizenship, THEN put on a Hit list.....
Whatever procedure there is seems to work ok so far. Call me when it fails or when we have a legal system that works for Civilization reliably, quickly and without generating further blatheration.executive - having the function or purpose of carrying plans, orders, laws, etc., into practical effect.Killing terrorists is both a plan and practical effect in the war against them.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 11:27 AM (jWTOk)

184 Via the fox news article:

Kahn [also killed in the attack], in his 20s, was an American of Pakistani heritage from North
Carolina. His magazine promoted attacks against U.S. targets, even
running articles on how to put together explosives. In one issue, Khan
wrote that he had moved to Yemen and joined Al Qaeda's fighters,
pledging to "wage jihad for the rest of our lives."

Ah, another North Carolinian with a great sense of humor.

Posted by: Bev Perdue's Liberal Addled Brain at September 30, 2011 11:32 AM (Kkt/i)

185 179
Sooo... we just had an American Citizen, put on a hit list by the President, and then after multiple attempts, was assasinated.
Sorry, but this really does disturb me. We are a REPUBLIC, where the rule of law IS imporatant, and Precedents can be binding.
This guy should have been tried in Abscentia for Treason, stripped of his Citizenship, THEN put on a Hit list.....
The President is NOT a King... but this one is acting like one... "Off with His Head"...
----
On top of that, they didn't even find anybomb making partson him. Where's the BMP's!!!!!!!

Halliburton!

Posted by: Jimmah at September 30, 2011 11:32 AM (g9KCn)

186 Best part: watching lefty heads explode as they realize the ONLY THING The One is good at is KILLING.

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: PJ at September 30, 2011 11:38 AM (FlVA8)

187 Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 11:27 AM (jWTOk)
Sooo... because this guy was 'bad' its OK to ignore our own traditions, law, and the Constitution?
Sorry... but its NOT working... and the precedent set just set a target on OUR Political Leaders...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 30, 2011 11:40 AM (NtXW4)

188 There are two ways to look at this issue.

First was he really an American citizen? According to the current anchor baby interpretation yes he was. But he was also a dual citizenship citizen.

Secondly he was involved in a declared war against the United States. IOW he was in armed insurrection. When George Washington went after the Whiskey Rebellion people he did it with an armed militia. When MA went after Shay's rebellion they killed them with a cannon, not a law book.

This is not new contrary to all the hype we are hearing.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 11:41 AM (M9Ie6)

189 Hey, they don't call us the "GREAT Satan" for nothin'.

Posted by: OCBill at September 30, 2011 11:44 AM (YJvVE)

190 175
Yeah, I guess he should have been more specific.

Posted by: OCBill at September 30, 2011 11:57 AM (YJvVE)

191 According to his father, al-Awlaki is just "misunderstood."
And by misunderstood, he means room temperature.

Posted by: Max Entropy at September 30, 2011 11:57 AM (lH6z9)

192 I don't see the problem. He ordered some Hellfire Missiles in order to kill Americans. They were delivered.
Sheesh. Everyone's a critic...

Posted by: HH at September 30, 2011 11:58 AM (HFnqj)

193 So, extrajudicial executions of American citizens whio have never been indicted, let alone convicted of anything is now something that is OK?

Posted by: CTD at September 30, 2011 12:03 PM (MVOVU)

194 57
Idiot on Fox now saying this is the first time since Lincoln that the U.S. military has targeted a citizen.

You mean "publicly" don't you asshole?
- - -
To be fair, Ruby Ridge and Waco involved dangerous religious whack-jobs.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at September 30, 2011 12:05 PM (Kkt/i)

195 Posted by: CTD at September 30, 2011 12:03 PM (MVOVU)
Well, when all you want to do is kill Americans, and make no bones about it, sometimes shit happens.
Oh, and the word Treason comes to mind. Odd, there's a penalty for that.
Offhand, I'd say the penalty was carried out.

Posted by: HH at September 30, 2011 12:15 PM (HFnqj)

196 Osama!, sorry I`m late. Who`s the guy with the barbed.........

Posted by: rightlysouthern at September 30, 2011 12:31 PM (l12Qv)

197 what would it take to get billy ayers and b dorhn on that list, i wonder.

Posted by: the dead cop in frisco at September 30, 2011 12:34 PM (qPTz0)

198 Osama, does this Hellfire missile in my a$$ make me look fat?

Posted by: jr at September 30, 2011 12:42 PM (uzbYw)

199 Deer humanz,
Pleze stop using Hellfirez. Teh warhead iz too stong and burnz up all da meat.
Plz uze Sabers instead dey is smallr.
Thanx

Posted by: The Buzzards at September 30, 2011 12:43 PM (WDySP)

200 HOOOOOOORAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!

Posted by: Heartless Republican Cheering For Death at September 30, 2011 12:58 PM (lNGfM)

201 Gary Johnson on Fox now spreading that lie about first citizen targeted for death.

Then fuck him with the barbed cock of Satan.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at September 30, 2011 01:00 PM (lNGfM)

202 I just felt a great disturbance in The Force. It was as if a million souls cried out at once that Chimpy BushHitler had shreaded the Constitution with the extrajudicial killing of a US Citizen.

Oh, wait. Bush is in Texas. Never mind.

Posted by: The Guy in the Long Robe at the Wall Street Protests at September 30, 2011 01:10 PM (NDZar)

203 I think what happened is Awlaki got a little soft.






Especially once the missile hit him.

Posted by: Prezdent Bootney Farnsworth at September 30, 2011 01:26 PM (4CSeG)

204 To be fair, Ruby Ridge and Waco involved dangerous religious whack-jobs.
That's what they'll say when they come to our houses too.

That being said, this guy was no longer a "citizen" in my book.
This guy wasn't planning a robbery. He was at war with the United States. He is a casualty of a war he voluntarily declared on the people of the United States.
End of story.

Posted by: sifty at September 30, 2011 01:29 PM (4CSeG)

205 Perfect start to my day! A two-fer! I am really doubting that they are lounging around with virgins right now.

Posted by: Errol at September 30, 2011 01:49 PM (vewos)

206 Consistent with the long-standing American values that we hold precious, the deceased was not waterboarded.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at September 30, 2011 02:03 PM (qwK3S)

207 i know this is going to look like a stupid question. and vic has done pretty well trying to talk to me as if i'm 6 (which i feel like right now)

if Alwaki would have walked down my street , I would have seen him and said, oh look! He's involved in horrendous crimes against us.
He needs to die to protect our citizens .

ran in the house got a gun and shot him, would that have been legal?

is it that he was in a foreign country that made it legal?

Vic i do believe He renounced citizenship? i read that in a comment.

Andy said a gvt cannot rescind citizenship?

what type of process happened that it became legal?

did they indict him and he refused?

I do know He confessed on tape to setting terrorists loose on America is this enough?

this is all written in good faith. i just want to know that people cannot in any way shape or form .

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 02:05 PM (h+qn8)

208 shape or form be set up by a political enemy*

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 02:06 PM (h+qn8)

209 ok it was a silly question.

i'll go do my chores . have a great weekend, or holidays whichever you prefer.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 02:14 PM (h+qn8)

210 By joining Al-Queda he did renounce his citizenship. The AGM-114 is how we deliver our acknowledgement.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 02:20 PM (jWTOk)

211 ran in the house got a gun and shot him, would that have been legal?

It would have been the right thing to do irregardless and no jury would convict you.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 02:23 PM (jWTOk)

212 The HVT listing drone-zap procedures were started under W right? So there's undoubtedly some legalese i-dotting t-crossing built in which is rightfully classified, maybe a nice form with an incomprehensible name. Anyone who thinks we'd be better off playing more of this out in public lawfare hasn't been paying attention or is from the results don't matter school of hammerheads.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 02:31 PM (jWTOk)

213 Vic, in a hopefully more tumor than healthy cell killing tweak. I'd like to point out the irony of a Virginia president leading militia troops to Pittsburgh in crony capitalist support of an oligopoly of which he was part as a vertically integrated (corn to still to bar) producer retail seller ( thus passing the tax directly to his drinkers).

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 02:37 PM (jWTOk)

214 Andy said a gvt cannot rescind citizenship?

That's not exactly true in all cases, however for him it probably is. However, once he becomes activly engaged in military operations against the U.S. he is no longer in courts and legal territory. He then comes under the territory of the military under rebellion.

As I posted earlier to one of the other posters, when the Whiskey Rebellion occurred George Washington didn't suppress it with the law. When Shay's rebellion occurred it was a canon that responded to the crowd, not a law book.

This is not anything new.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 02:42 PM (M9Ie6)

215 Vic, in a hopefully more tumor than healthy cell killing tweak.

LOL, I never said that the people involved in the Whiskey Rebellion didn't have a point. The U.S. has made it a point to shit on some segments of the population with taxes while supporting others with the money since its inception. The Tariffs of Abomination were the same thing and were one of the leading causes of that war of 1861.

Posted by: Vic at September 30, 2011 02:45 PM (M9Ie6)

216 This is going to be great weekend. They should wrap theSOB (or whatever is left of him)in pig skin to send a message to other Al.Qs wanna be terrorists.

Posted by: Bladerunner at September 30, 2011 02:48 PM (qtibC)

217 "Kill-on-sight" is how a rational world would treat ALL pirates, and ALL jihadis.

No matter what country any of these outlaws might have been born in, once they turn to piracy or jihad, they have demonstrated themselves to be "enemies of all mankind" who refuse to subject themselves to the mutually-agreed standards of conduct that civilized countries abide by.

I absolutely agree with President Bush's decision to invade Afghanistan to wipe out the terrorists who had taken refuge there after 9-11. His mistake was in NOT carpet bombing the areas known to harbor Bin Laden, instead deciding that he had to "nation-build" and "win hearts and minds". Screw that. Whether going after pirates or jihadists, the civilized world has to demonstrate that it's a *MASSIVELY* DISASTROUS choice for ANY nation to give them safe haven. Wherever these "stateless soldiers" go to ground, we who defend the interests of the civilized world must make it SO PAINFUL for the host country to shelter these bastards that they will NEVER allow them in; and if the presence of such "enemies of humanity" is discovered in their territory, THE HOST COUNTRIES THEMSELVES will clear them out rather than risk having us do the job. (Also, THAT would have a very civilizing influence on Islam, in my opinion...)

Posted by: A_Nonny_Mouse at September 30, 2011 03:43 PM (hq0VE)

218 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at September 30, 2011 04:41 PM (fyOgS)

219 In the Suit brought by awlaki's father and aclu.

Judge John Bates;

Here’s what the court said about that, on page8:
The
United States has, however, repeatedly stated that if Anwar Al-Aulaqi
“were to surrender or otherwise present himself to the proper
authorities in a peaceful and appropriate manner, legal principles with
which the United States has traditionally and uniformly complied would
prohibit using lethal force or other violence against him in such
circumstances.”
so it looks like he was offered due process and didn't avail himself of it.

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 04:53 PM (h+qn8)

220 ?

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 04:55 PM (h+qn8)

221 again ripped from Volokh


Or, as Justice Scalia put it more recently:“Where
the Government accuses a citizen of waging war against it, our
constitutional tradition has been to prosecute him in federal court for
treason or some other crime. Where the exigencies of war
prevent that, the Constitution’s Suspension Clause, Art. I, § 9, cl. 2,
allows Congress to relax the usual protections temporarily. Absent
suspension, however, the Executive’s assertion of military
exigency has not been thought sufficient to permit detention [or, by
extension, execution] without charge. No one contends that the
congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force, on which the
Government relies to justify its actions here, is an implementation of
the Suspension Clause

Posted by: willow at September 30, 2011 05:00 PM (h+qn8)

222 "I credit him with not changing the apparatus put in place by his predecessor. The same apparatus that he complained about before he was elected and the same predecessor he blamed for pursuing the war on terror.

In short congratulations to President Obama for not fucking up something that is already working, even while being a hypocrite about it."

He didn't change policies, but his administration is a lot better at executing them. (heh heh) Bush was a poor decision maker, or at least seemed to be getting bad advice w/r/t pulling the trigger on terrorists. Knock on wood, but we seem to be doing much better on offense and on defense.

I'm glad to see, however, some enthusiasm here for trying terrorists. We need to do something with KSM, even if it's a perfunctory military tribunal followed by flushing him down the toilet beard first.

Posted by: Jordan at September 30, 2011 05:41 PM (XJYf4)

223 I'll be really happy when they drone that fat guy from California, the American. What a doofus. The only way he could get a woman is to have his "soldiers" kidnap her from her tent in AFghanistan.

Posted by: PJ at September 30, 2011 06:10 PM (FlVA8)

224 Bush was a poor decision maker, or at least seemed to be getting bad
advice w/r/t pulling the trigger on terrorists. Knock on wood, but we
seem to be doing much better on offense and on defense.

you sir are a fuckwit.

Posted by: DaveA at September 30, 2011 08:59 PM (jWTOk)

225 I am confused. We just killed a terrorist/citizen and the democrats are high fiving each other. Four years ago we couldn't even listen in on his phone calls because it was a violation of privacy, but dropping a jdam on his head is perfectly ok.

Posted by: KLH at September 30, 2011 09:38 PM (AtCn2)

226 How many american citizens did lincoln kill in the civil war?

Posted by: KLH at September 30, 2011 09:44 PM (AtCn2)

227
Wow i really found this to be an interesting read; thanks for sharing

Posted by: Helter Skelter AudioBook at September 30, 2011 10:36 PM (nUd+7)

228 What is interesting is that overnight it has become accepted that the terror at Fort Hood executed by Nidal Hasan is now an al Qaeda plot of Anwar al-Awlaki.
The Army (or this Administration) never seemed to accept it before, but now it is accepted as fact.

Posted by: Barney Frank at October 01, 2011 11:13 AM (e8kgV)






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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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