State-Sanctioned Murder of U.S. Citizen Anwar al-Awlaki [Video]
September 30, 2011 8:55 am | Heit & Cheri
Does anyone see something wrong with a country that openly orders the murder of its own citizen, thereby denying him the right all U.S. citizens have to due process?
This morning news broke that Anwar al-Awlaki, alleged Al Qaeda associate, was killed in a U.S. airstrike. This is an unprecedented scenario, where the U.S. killed one of its own citizens on foreign soil. Reports indicate that this was a joint US/Yemen operation. It is absolutely outrageous that President Barack Obama and his administration deem it acceptable to essentially put a mafia-style hit on a U.S. citizen.
Will we hear people cry out against the the murder of Anwar al-Awlaki (who received no trial) with the same passion as you did Troy Davis, who was actually charged with and convicted of a crime? Thousands of people protested the recent execution of Troy Davis because there were significant questions raised about whether he was truly guilty of murdering a police officer. Davis’ legal team exhausted all legal means to prevent the execution, including appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. In the end, Davis was put to death in adherence to applicable laws.
Will these same people stand up and rally against the state-sanctioned murder of al-Awlaki under conditions where he was never charged nor received a fair trial, as all citizens have come to expect by law? Al-Awlaki was accused and sentenced to death without so much as a trial, and public outcry on the matter seems doubtful. On the contrary, the mainstream media has already deemed the killing a “good” thing for the War on Terror. President Obama is expected to speak on this incident later this morning.
Join Heit and Chéri for a discussion on the recent murder of alleged Al Qaeda associate, Anwar al-Awlaki in the video below. The official Axiom Amnesia Podcast is coming soon!
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