Government killing minors who are American citizens

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    I know that a large portion of this board favored killing Anwar al-Awlaki even though our gov't had not first filed charges against him much less obtained a conviction.

    But are you in favor of killing minor children who are American citizens?

    Do you trust a government which can't even get the ages correct of the young people it is killing? If they had to actually go through the motions of filing charges first they would have to do a little bit of investigation and maybe they would think better of killing children. At least I hope they would.


    The killing of Awlaki’s 16-year-old son - Salon.com

    Abdulrahman al-Awlaki's birth certificate - The Washington Post



     
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    Kill :Boom2: ALL radical terrorists, their children, their grandchildren...and all who support them...no matter their age or citizenship in any one or more countries!
     
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    Works for me. :thup:

    and if he has another one .... kill him too.
     
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    This makes what I believe a bad precedent Obama has set to a completely unacceptable one.
     
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    His son was knee deep in the game, I don't remember Al Qaeda taking precautions to try and not kill American kids.
     
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    We're supposed to be better than they are.



    If he was "knee deep" we should have been able to prove it. If we didn't even know enough about him to have his age right, how can you trust anything else you've heard against him?
     
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    So if I'm driving drunk with my kid in the car and hit a tree...it's the tree's fault?
     
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    Our government killed a 16-year-old American citizen whose grandfather says he was just getting ready to eat.

    Our government claimed he was 21 and involved in war-like activities.



    Something is profoundly wrong with this picture.
     
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    If he was innocent what was he doing in an Al Qaeda hide out? His age is really irrelevant to me if he was working with Al Qaeda to kill Americans. In Yemen 16 is a man anyways they don't do the whole ""minor" thing like we do here.
     
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    I have zero issue with it. One less terrorist in the world.


    How do you know we were not targeting one of the 17 other people he was with?
     

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