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The Drone That Killed My Grandson By Nasser al-Awlaki Published: July 17, 2013

"My grandson was killed by his own government. The Obama administration must answer for its actions and be held accountable. On Friday, I will petition a federal court in Washington to require the government to do just that.

Abdulrahman was born in Denver. He lived in America until he was 7, then came to live with me in Yemen. He was a typical teenager — he watched “The Simpsons,” listened to Snoop Dogg, read “Harry Potter” and had a Facebook page with many friends. He had a mop of curly hair, glasses like me and a wide, goofy smile.

In 2010, the Obama administration put Abdulrahman’s father, my son Anwar, on C.I.A. and Pentagon “kill lists” of suspected terrorists targeted for death. A drone took his life on Sept. 30, 2011."
More here http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/opinion/the-drone-that-kil...

A writer at the Atlantic can see the elephant in the room and asks who are the REAL "racists?"
"President Obama: Pitch Perfect on Trayvon, Yet Silent on Abdulrahman
Do Americans care as much about justice and individual rights when Muslim Americans are killed?"
More here http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/07/presiden...

I posted this a few days ago... Look at some of the comments on imgur. People don't have a clue the US govt has targeted and killed American citizens (BTW- without trials!) http://www.dailypaul.com/292582/time-to-check-some-priorities



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This Whole Drone Thing Has Me Very Concerned

The U.S. Government Has The Power To Kill Whomever They Want Whenever They Want Without So Much As A Congressional Investigation or Impeachment Charges..

What the hell are we suppose to do when our elected representative cower before the mighty emperor Obama? They do nothing because they are worthless hunks of gelatinous protoplasm.

Didn't the Pentagon bring in Al-Awlaki as a speaker....?

Didn't the Pentagon bring in Al-Awlaki as a speaker after 9/11?

I saw that in one of those 9/11 conspiracy documentaries, either Farenheit 911 or Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory.

They brought him in to give speeches to top Military and intelligence people to teach them about radical Islam and Jihad.

Then under Obama, they whack him. Bin Laden, and Saddam Hussein, also both worked for CIA, also whacked.

The whole thing is so shady.

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PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
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The lawlessness of this administration know no bounds.

I don`t know how it will be stopped but it must be stopped before we turn into Germany in the early 40`s. We could be there already because the sheeple don`t seem to care about the lawlessness of our government.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

bumping for . . .

relevance.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

SMH @ Obama

The guy is responsible for the killing of this American teenager. Yet he sits there and moralizes on a case that was put through the state court system in Florida.

You can't kill innocent teenagers with drones on one hand, and think you have some sort of moral position on the other hand.

Doesn't work. Lord knows.

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Freedom - Peace - Prosperity

big bump..

Because it is an important subject.

America does have the responsibility to protect itself from enemies. My personal take is that the guy was outside of the country wishing to do us harm. If a citizen decides to join our enemies on a battlefield, then he gets what he has coming to him.

It is a very slippery slope and should be addressed in an open forum instead of slipped under a rug.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

if only "wishing" were that powerful...

i wish i was a millionaire. ok. now i should be, by your logic, treated as a millionaire. right?

just as if someone wished that america was "harmed", they should be treated as a terrorist. correct?

pathetic...

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

"They" claim he was "wishing to do us harm"

Why not prove it in court? Don't American citizens deserve a trial before our ruler decides he can kill us?

Why was this law suit http://www.aclu.org/national-security/al-aulaqi-v-obama simply dismissed by a federal court?

Are you saying if I went to Mexico or back to Jamaica, and some pencil pusher said I was "wishing to do the US harm", it's OK to put me on a list and kill me with a drone?

I'm glad no one decided Michael was "wishing to do us harm" while he was in Japan.

Anyway, thanks for big bump and the discussion. Hug your daughter every chance you get... My oldest moves into her dorm at her new school soon... They grow soooo fast.

?!?!?!?

BECAUSE HE IS ON A FUCKING BATTLEFIELD.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Sorry,maybe we are talking @ 2 different people.

For the record I +1 your bump.

Abdulrahman was 16 yr old killed with his cousin and at least 5 other civilians, "while the boys were eating dinner at an open-air restaurant in southern Yemen." He was not on the battlefield.

Neither was his father.

Anwar was eating breakfast with other "suspected terrorists" when they saw a drone and tried to flee in their vehicle when the drone blew them up. So I'm not really sure who it is that was supposedly on this "fucking battlefield".

Then again, the war on terrorism established that the entire world is a battlefield so I suppose some might say anything goes. (sarcasm)

I'm reaching up and reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out.