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Anwar al-Awlaki : The hunt is on?

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posted on May, 10 2010 @ 06:49 AM
A fresh target in the War on Terror, the man who recently was put on the kill or capture list recently is now the subject of a 6 page bio in the NYTimes.

Imam’s Path From Condemning Terror to Preaching Jihad

WASHINGTON — In the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks, the eloquent 30-year-old imam of a mosque outside Washington became a go-to Muslim cleric for reporters scrambling to explain Islam. He condemned the mass murder, invited television crews to follow him around and patiently explained the rituals of his religion.

“We came here to build, not to destroy,” the cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, said in a sermon. “We are the bridge between Americans and one billion Muslims worldwide.”

At first glance, it seemed plausible that this lanky, ambitious man, with the scholarly wire-rims and equal command of English and Arabic, could indeed be such a bridge. CD sets of his engaging lectures on the Prophet Muhammad were in thousands of Muslim homes. American-born, he had a sense of humor, loved deep-sea fishing, had dabbled in get-rich-quick investment schemes and dropped references to “Joe Sixpack” into his sermons. A few weeks before the attacks he had preached in the United States Capitol.

With ties to the Ft Hood shooter, the underwear bomber and most recently the suspect in the Times Square failed car bomb, the NYTimes presents a lengthy bio on al-Awlaki. Suspected of hiding in Yemen, how long until we hear the news of the end of this person? Will he be the next OBL who somehow escapes conveniently to parts unknown, as the folks in Washington keep a military presence in the middle east.

[edit on 5/10/2010 by JacKatMtn]

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:00 AM

Originally posted by JacKatMtn
With ties to the Ft Hood shooter, the underwear bomber and most recently the suspect in the Times Square failed car bomb, the NYTimes presents a lengthy bio on al-Awlaki.

Well I'm sure they did but how real is it? Linking the Ft Hood shooter, underwear bomber and time square bomber to a terrorist mastermind? Even the most raving mad of ATS conspiracy theorists couldn't come up with a gem like this.

Oh what a theory it is.

But lets be serious. What do all these things have in common?

FBI/CIA involvement.

Suspected of hiding in Yemen, how long until we hear the news of the end of this person?

And I wonder how long after that first time we hear news of the end of this person a second, or perhaps even third time?

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:06 AM
reply to post by belial259

Was wondering much the same as you, it's very hard these days to take anything that comes out of DC without a healthy dose of scepticism.

My first thought was, "here's the new boogeyman", and another reason to keep the US military in the middle east.

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:16 AM
reply to post by JacKatMtn

WASHINGTON - In what probably can be seen as the strongest message to Pakistan since the failed Times Square bombing plot, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned of ’severe consequences’ if a successful terror attack is traced back to that country.

In an interview with the CBS, which would be aired on Sunday, Clinton said that though Pakistan’s attitude towards Islamic terrorism has changed in the recent past, it still needs to take far more stringent measures to quell militancy emanating from its soil.

“We’ve made it very clear that if, heaven-forbid, an attack like this that we can trace back to Pakistan were to have been successful, there would be very severe consequences,” Clinton warned.

“We’ve gotten more cooperation and it’s been a real sea change in the commitment we’ve seen from the Pakistan Government. But we want more. We expect more,” she added.


More? You want more?

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 08:11 AM
I wonder how many times he will be killed then be found alive, then killed a couple more times befour he is found alive befour he is killed again befour found befour killed 10 more times befour found

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 08:21 AM
Yemen refuses to extradite al-Awlaki :

SANA'A, May 10 (Saba) – Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi has said that Yemen would not hand Anwar al-Awlaki to the U.S.

The man the U.S. wants to be extradited will stand trial in Yemen under the national law, the minister said in an interview with the Kuwaiti Al-Dar Newspaper.

We have clearly said that because of his recent terrorist activity, al-Awlaki is now wanted by the Yemeni government; hence, he must be tried in case he is convicted in his homeland but never by other governments, he added.

Yemen's position over handing the man to the U.S. is clear and firm because we refuse to hand our people to other countries, he affirmed.

Now they just have to find him.

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 11:06 AM

And I wonder how long after that first time we hear news of the end of this person a second, or perhaps even third time?

I was wondering how a U.S. citizen can be put on a kill or capture list for exercising his 1st Amendment Rights of Freedom of Speech... He has never been convicted of any crime in a U.S. court of law.

It begs the question, if the U.S. has a policy of killing its own citizens who say things the U.S. government does not approve of what else can a U.S. citizen say besides preaching jihad that would get him on a kill list...

Should we not remember that Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project (say what you want about his current activities) was given a malignant form of skin cancer that nearly took his life.

Sherry Adamiak (CSETI) and Congressman Steven Schiff of New Mexico, who was heading up a committee investigating government UFO cover-ups, are both dead from a malignant skin cancer.

Colonel Steve Wilson who went public on the Internet, posting MJ-12 insider documents, as well as revealing his activities within Project Pounce is dead from cancer.

Dr. Michael Wolf a claimed MJ-12 insider who wrote the supposed tell all book The Catchers of Heaven died from cancer.

We are living in a tin pot dictatorship led by the Military Industrial Complex. We just don't realize it because we still get to vote, vote for politicians who have no real power and who are murdered at will by the MIC if they exercise their 1st Amendment rights of Freedom of Speech and say things the MIC does not approve of.

posted on May, 10 2010 @ 07:45 PM
Seems like the media want everyone to know this al-Awlaki lately..

another bio piece:

Who is Anwar al-Awlaki?

President Obama has recently approved the targeted assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, an extremist Muslim cleric who corresponded with Maj. Nidal Hasan prior to the Fort Hood shootings and whose teachings may have inspired both the "Underwear Bomber" and Time Square suspect Faisal Shahzad (who's described himself as an al-Awlaki "fan"). Today, Al-Awlaki is believed to be plotting against the U.S. from a hideout in Yemen. Here, a backgrounder on the man that Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) says is "terrorist No. 1 in terms of threat against us":

He's now number 1 ?

posted on May, 24 2010 @ 09:01 AM
New threats from al-Awlaki..

US-born Islamic cleric warns new attacks on Americans

US-born radical Islamic cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, in a new video has warned of new attacks against Americans home and abroad.

The White House immediately termed him as a murderous thug.

"The (US) President will continue to take action directly at terrorists like Awlaki and keep our country safe from their murderous thugs," the White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, told the CBS news in an interview soon after a new video of Awlaki appeared.
We are actively trying to find him and many others throughout the world that seek to do our country and to do our interests great harm, Gibbs said.

"I think Awlaki is, despite telling the world he's a cleric, you see on a videotape that he supports al-Qaeda's agenda of murder and violence," he added.

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