U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric

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    U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen, the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to have shifted from encouraging attacks on the United States to directly participating in them, intelligence and counterterrorism officials said Tuesday.

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    It is extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an American to be approved for targeted killing, officials said. A former senior legal official in the administration of George W. Bush said he did not know of any American who was approved for targeted killing under the former president.

    U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric - NYTimes.com

    what about jury trials now? due process? etc....
     
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    I guess the rest of the world won't get pissed off at him if he kills an american. What a pussy .........
     
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    Obama only worries about rights for terrorists in Gitmo.
     
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    Wait, he is targeting an Ameican citizen? Am I reading this correctly?
     
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    Already discussed earlier...

    My thoughts: All we need to do is revoke his citizenship based on the law...


    This assumes that being a regional commander within al Qaeda is considered "serving in foreign armed forces engaged in hostilities against the United States".
     
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    so if they are not citizens, they are not entitled to due process or criminal trials? weren't libs proclaiming that cons are cowards for not wanting jury trials vs. tribunals....and here we have obama ordering the assination of an american based on a belief...unilateral action against an american citizen....

    and its only "believed" at this point...
     
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    Obama loves killing Americans....foreign terrorists.....not so much.
     
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    yes, ordered the assination of him
     
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    And then they this was leaked to the press?

    Does this administration have any concept that conducting illegal activities probably shouldnt be widely announced?
     

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