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Friday, September 30, 2011

2 U.S. Citizens Assassinated by Obusha Administration: An American Journalist and an American Cleric and Al Quaida Supporter

Anwar al-Aulaqi, U.S.-born cleric linked to al-Qaeda, reported killed in Yemen - The Washington Post:

We now know what the rule of law means if you are a United States Citizen living abroad and the President of the United States thinks you have links to and supports terrorism: Extra-judicial assassination without a trial. Anwar al-Aulaqi, the muslim cleric who faces charges for his support of Al Quaida and his links to the Ft. Hood shooter was assassinated by CIA operated drones in Yemen.

The second U.S. Citizen assassinated was Samir Khan, a journalist and editor of the Al Quada magazine Inspire, who was travelling with al-Aulaqib at the time of the attack.  It would be interesting to know how many other U.S. citizens, if any. are on the Obusha Administration's hit list.

I'll be waiting for statements on the assassination of a foreign-based American journalist from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the U.S. based Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press and similar NGO's.

The Washington Post's Sudarsan Raghavan waited until the fourth paragraph to use the word U.S. Citizen in reporting on the assassinations, preferring instead to use the less-jarring terminology "American born" and "dual national" in the opening paragraphs of his story.

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