If You’re Surprised by Obama’s Kill Memo, Then You’ll Be Surprised He’s Already Used It – On a 16-Year-Old American
February 6, 2013  //  By:   //  News  //  13 Comments   //   3355 Views

Ever heard of the name Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki? Sure it’s a mouthful, but you can bet your a** that had he been killed during the George Bush years, he’d be a household name.

Al-Awlaki is a 16-year-old American from Denver, who was killed in a White House ordered drone strike.  His lone suspected ties to terrorism were the fact that his father had given terrorist-inspiring sermons, and he certainly was not given due process.  His father, no doubt, did some terrible things.  Things that I have railed on consistently.  He was, in my mind, an active terrorist – but this was never proven in a court of law.

The younger Al-Awlaki never saw a day in court either.

Yesterday, we discussed a Justice Department memo that makes a legal case for killing Americans using drone strikes, without any justifiable cause.  The memo had been available since June, and is just now getting media coverage.

So if that memo is a surprise, it’s a sure thing that nobody has heard the story of Al-Awlaki.

Via NBC News (h/t Gateway Pundit):

But the most controversial drone strike took place on Oct. 14, 2011, when 16-year-old Abdulrahman was killed by U.S. forces.

Family of the Denver-born teenager say he had no ties to terrorist organizations and was unjustly targeted because of his father.

Nassar al-Awlaki, grandfather of Abdulrahman and father to Anwar, said he tried to protect his grandson as Anwar al-Awlaki’s profile grew.

In December, Nassar al-Awlaki told CNN, “In Anwar it was expected because he was under targeted killing, but how in the world they will go and kill Abdulrahman. Small boy, U.S. citizen from Denver, Colorado.”

Impeachment papers would have been drawn up the following day for Bush.  Obama gets a pass for killing American citizens.

Why?

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13 Comments to “If You’re Surprised by Obama’s Kill Memo, Then You’ll Be Surprised He’s Already Used It – On a 16-Year-Old American”
  • Brian Leininger
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    There should be no distinction between the father and the son. If we allow any distinctions, then we have allowed the President some type of legitimacy in the killing of an American without due process. I am sure there were impeachment papers drawn up for Bush, and there was a lot of drooling going on over the possibility. But I have now learned that killing Americans overseas without due process is ethical, wise, and legal. I have also learned that letting foreign jihadists live, reside in Cuba, get three meals a day, use a state of the art soccer field, courtesy of the American taxpayers is cruel and unusual.

  • JamesPF
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    Because Congress is useless and has no balls or morals anymore. they almost all sux, few exceptions…Oh, the race card, he has a pass to do what ever feels right to him. can’t call him racist but he is. Why is the media licking his ass, it this was Bush, it would constantly be on the news 24/7 until Bush was impeached.

  • Robert Stevenson
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    It is called “Selective Indignation”. It should be a wake up call to all those Democrats who think there is actually some remnant of “principle” in their party, when in fact, it is all about Power and keeping that power!

  • Richard Yearton
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    Obama is not an American,so why would it bother him?

  • Vintage Gibson
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    While this is “shameful” and should be illegal and impeachable, I can’t help but wonder if the boy would be still alive if he was going to High School in Denver instead of being in a kill zone in a foreign country. .

  • jack
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    big f’n deal .. collateral damage. If he was in the same room as his father during the drone strike, that was his father’s fault for being a terrorist and dragging his family into it. I am unliking this page. you guys are ridiculous. just as bad as far left.

    • Mike Rollins
      February 7, 2013 - Reply

      Father, and son were killed by entirely separate drone strikes.

  • BobS
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    I wish someone at the Air Force would man up and use a drone on the white house.

  • Norm Levesque
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    Hey, what the king wants the king gets. Does anyone wonder why Americans are buying guns? It certainly isn’t because they feel secure or safe with this administration/president in charge…

  • Scruffy Scirocco
    February 6, 2013 - Reply

    His father was only technically an American citizen, by accident of birth. He had de facto rejected allegiance to America, scorned American law, and had engaged in an active campaign against the United States. The fact that he hadn’t filed the correct paperwork with the State Department renouncing his and his son’s American citizenship spoke more for his disdain for the American rule of law than it did for any technicalities of his loyalties.

    There are some very bad people in these countries who have declared that they are enemies of the United States, and have demonstrably put their words into action. We want these people dead, very badly. If you’re related to them, you have a pretty good idea of who these people are. It’s in your best interests to stay as far away from these people as possible, because when we find them – and we will – we are going to blow them up. You really don’t want to be in the area when this happens. If you choose to associate with these people, or tolerate them living next to you, don’t claim to be an innocent victim when things start exploding around you.

    • Mike Rollins
      February 7, 2013 - Reply

      The boy was a United States citizen by birth, having been born in Colorado.

  • Barry DeMars
    February 7, 2013 - Reply

    are you really as stupid as the comments i’m hearing here?
    Brian Leininger your comment of no distinction between father and son was beyond ignorant in it’s comment. to distinguish a difference between the two is what this is all about.
    the lack of it is why the son is dead for the fathers sins. the president sent out an Illeagal order. As for the rest of these comments you folks have the brains of a coffe cup and your political views you should question. if a person in the US takes actions against the laws of this country he is placed in jail or if the LAW deems it needed he is put to death. Now Unless the Laws of this country have changed you do your own time not your families time or your neighbors time. As to the actions taken in another country if a person is a known combatant in a war against the US then and only then by neccessary force is that person detained or eliminated. Neccessary force being the force need to detain any foriegn personell for the saftey of the immediate threat. if the combatant has used deadly force then and only then is deadly force acceptable. a drone attack on any person foriegn or domestic for the soul purpose of a ” KILL ORDER” is illeagal as of the second world war treaties made by the UN. and ratified in genieva by all UN delegates including the US. Therefore any excessive use of force by any country is both illeagal and cause for both UN and US calls for active actions.

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