View Full Version : Assassination of Awlaki
10-01-2011, 07:59 AM
Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen living in Yemen, was killed by guided missile or drone attack (http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/278848/missile-judge-jury-and-executioner-victor-davis-hanson). Is this a justifiable act of war to take out a terrorist, although there is no proof that Alwaki ever planned any specific terrorist attack, or is this an extra-judicial killing of a thorn in the US's side?
Also, is Obama the biggest hypocrite ever?
10-01-2011, 09:42 AM
If he'd ever set foot back on American soil he'd still have been tried for treason and if found guilty subjected to the death penalty. I don't like people not getting an opportunity to stand trial, however his influence was dangerous in theory. But really, all radicals are dangerous to a degree...we don't know the extent of his crimes...
Obama is confused and is so not a liberal, this voter is flummoxed. Granted working with the current congress is a fool's errand, there are still other things he could have done.
10-01-2011, 12:45 PM
How is Awlaki different than Bin Laden? Did he not lead al-Qaeda in Yemen. Isn't an enemy combatant a military target?
10-01-2011, 05:50 PM
But they at least said they TRIED to capture Bin Laden, though they might not have. With this guy, they just blew him up. That doesn't seem right to me.
10-01-2011, 08:14 PM
Well, with bin Ladin they woudl have had civilian casualties. Perhaps they are in the clear on this one. I know two others died, but they were al Qaeda as well.
10-01-2011, 09:31 PM
You should never kill someone without a trial. It's not our business to kill anyways, but that is beside the point. Even the Nazis got trials.
10-02-2011, 08:54 AM
NOt when they were on the front lines. Did not the Allies Firebomb Dresden? That was just an industrial city. Isn't better to kill a few men than let many hundreds or thousands die?
10-02-2011, 09:55 AM
yes, we're in a war, whether people want to admit it or not, so the attack is justifiable.
and yes, Obama is the biggest hypocrite ever.
10-02-2011, 08:46 PM
They weren't in some super guarded base though were they? There were other options, and I believe the policy was you weren't allowed to shoot anyone unless they shot first (which is a dumb policy) much less blow them up.
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