Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Soon they are coming after you!
The Obama Administration has taken the unprecedented step of authorising the killing of a US citizen, the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
Assassinating a citizen without a trial? Wow, this guy must be a terrible man and there is tons of evidence that make it okay to kill him… right?
“Al-Awlaki is a proven threat,” one US official said. “He’s been targeted.”
Proven threat eh? So what did he do, did he slaughter lots of children while videotaping it? Is he a smoker?
He gained prominence after it emerged that he had been in frequent e-mail contact with Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the army psychiatrist who went on a shooting rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, in which 13 people died last November. After the Christmas Day airliner plot, US and Yemeni officials said that Mr al-Awlaki had met the suspected bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to ignite explosives sewn into his underwear.
Ohoh… he had frequent e-mail contact with one man and then he had met yet another man. Interesting, but surely there’s more?
Mr al-Awlaki is believed to be hiding in Yemen, the supposed new home of al-Qaeda.
Okay…. So? Where is the evidence? What makes this guy so dangerous that he’s up for assassination?
The decision is extraordinary not only because Mr al-Awlaki is believed to be the first American whose killing has been approved by a US President, but also because the Obama Administration chose to make the move public.
We could assume there is more evidence we’re not being told about, but why not incorporate that in the official story? They are already warning the guy of impending death, so what if they say that they have DNA, fingerprints or witnesses?
Instead we’re being told that if you send emails to the wrong man, happened to bump into another man and move to the wrong place you can get killed, whenever, without a trial, by your own government.
So it makes it kind of strange outing such a murder, but not really...
This move that was made here was not the move to order the capture or killing of this guy. They were going to do that anyway. The real move that was made here was to make this public.
…you see not so long ago Militia groups, libertarians and folks with Ron Paul bumper stickers were deemed to be a threat to national security. An obscure government report it was, but nevertheless one in a long line of similar ideas seemingly setting root in Washington. And have you seen what they call the Tea Party people?
Yes, interesting times…
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