Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki was a 16-year-old American citizen from Denver.
Then he died in a drone strike.
kid drone

Today the Obama White House said drone strikes are “ethical” and “wise.”

Tell that to Abdulrahman’s family.
NBC News reported:

Of the scores of people dubbed terrorists and taken out by American military drone strikes, three men — all killed in the fall of 2011 — were U.S. citizens.

And their lives illustrate the complexity of the issue, recently brought to light amid a newly discovered government memo that provides the legal reasoning behind drone strikes on Americans.

Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan were killed by a missile strike in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011, while al-Awlaki’s son, Abdulrahman, was killed in the country just weeks later.

Since the attacks, family members have called the deaths unjust and sued the U.S. government, calling the killings unconstitutional…

…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.”

Of course, if George Bush would have drone bombed this kid the left would be calling for impeachment. But, because it was Obama who ordered the hit, the left is mostly silent. Their hypocrisy is only outdone by their dishonesty.

 

 

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  1. Benghazi comes to mind. No drones but wait, I heard there was one somewhere but who knows.

    This incompetence and no guilt or accountability here and in Benghazi. Blood on their hands can never be washed away, no matter how many times they try.

    Obama: we don’t need troops, just drone everyone to death.

  2. They love their drones but God forbid we interrogate.

  3. Drones good, interrogate bad.

  4. The kid was sitting by a fire roasting some pork and got whacked by an Obamabanner

  5. In the big scheme of things this may not be the place to post this but I am:

    Dick Morris Dropped By Fox News

    http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/dick-morris-dropped-by-fox-news/

    I suppose it was all those incorrect Political predictions. Or audience turned the channel when he came on.

  6. Well, at least we now know the one thing right wingers hate more than Islamic terrorists.

  7. “how in the world they will go and kill Abdulrahman.”
    They didn’t bat an eye and didn’t lose a minute of sleep.
    They are progressives. The state can do no wrong.
    The interests of the state are superior to the interests of the citizen.
    What don’t you understand about that?

  8. In Yemen? This kid was in Yemen visiting his terrorist dad?

    He and his family chose poorly.

  9. shadow commented:

    Wonderful vacation spot, Yemen. Why don’t you go for a break? I am sure we won’t miss you.

  10. The US gov’t shouldn’t be in the business of killing US citizens, period.

  11. This boy was denied due process.

    Can we impeach Obama now?

  12. I am surprised that Team Pundit is just now hearing about this. al-awlaki was assassinated a year and a half ago. It was in all the mainstream media and left wing blogs.

  13. So now we are to be against the killing of Al Qaeda by drones just because they are American. The evidence was that he was a human shield for his father and if he was not there in Yemen with Anwar al-Awlaki his father but still in Denver he would not be a target. The same Anwar al-Awlaki who was a mentor to the Fort Hood shooter and many other members of Al Qaeda.

    It is fun when the right and left have switch sides. The left hated when Bush something and the right liked it but when Obama does the same thing the left are all for it and then the right are against it.

  14. What difference does it make?

    ME ’16

  15. #9 February 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm
    shadow commented: “Well, at least we now know the one thing right wingers hate more than Islamic terrorists.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You.

  16. It is fun when the right and left have switch sides. The left hated when Bush something and the right liked it but when Obama does the same thing the left are all for it and then the right are against it.

    It’s called “politics”. Don’t like it? I hear Farmville is really entertaining.

  17. What was he doing in Yemen?
    not baking cookies



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