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Originally posted by fooks
reply to post by KonigKaos
their days are numbered, as the saying goes.
step right up! lot's of job openings!
great pay (if you live long enough), fame, the best afterlife bennies, all the toys you want, reasonable hours, all meals and laundry included, cave supplied.
keep em' coming! some lucky bastard will be world famous!
eta; just saw that on fox, sorry he choose the life he lived.edit on 30-9-2011 by fooks because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by blood0fheroes
reply to post by inforeal
You make a good case to justify your personal fear, but I'm still not buying it. Lets take a look through all the bias and propaganda that surrounds this man, and look at the bare facts.
This man, who by birth is a citizen of our nation, was killed; by his own government, without: a trial, an indictment, or even so much as being charged with a crime. He was killed for the words he spoke - nothing more.
He really was no different from the preacher from Westboro Baptist, who I also despise. Yet, for both of them, their natural right to say what they wish is, and (hopefully) always will be, protected.
In this country, we do NOT have a protection for freedom of speech, just so that we may discuss the weather or other government sanctioned topics.
I say this is a very dangerous precedent, because I can only imagine who will be next, once we have run out of brown people to bomb. That choice will be at the whim of future presidents, and it could be yellow people, or circus midgets, or you and I. Though, the most likely situation is, it will be anyone who questions this governments authority.
reply to post by Flatfish
Al-Awlaki was guilty of treason in that he made the conscious choice to aid and abet an enemy of the U.S.
Legally speaking, I have reservations but it is clear that the courts have justified this act legally and constitutionally. So this issue boils down to how dangerous we deem these religious fanatics can be towards innocent people, and that it is justified to hunt them down and blow them away to save innocent lives.
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Keep watching, they'll probably kill him again next year. Can't have a "war on terror" unless you show some progress, even if it's fake.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by mnmcandiez
Don't know was else to add other than, "Good. real damned good."
I've had a wee bit of education tonight. I'd like to take my previous position and state that perhaps I was a bit hasty and that as an American citizen, regardless of his vile position, he did deserve a trial.
An ATS mea culpa.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says the killing of a U.S.-born cleric in Yemen has raised the risk of anti-American violence worldwide.
The State Department issued a similar alert after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. This latest alert is set to expire at the end of November.
Originally posted by mnmcandiez
reply to post by beezzer
Lets just say he is guilty (for the sake of argument)... so every other USA citizen criminal that is "thought to be" guilty shouldn't have a trial? He is labeled "terrorist suspect", suspect doesn't mean guilty.
He also dined at the pentagon after 9/11. Last time I checked most terrorist suspects don't get that privileged.