Assassins of Liberty


The death of Anwar al-Awlaki
Justin Raimundo
antiwar.com

The assassination of Anwar  al-Awlaki sets the kind of precedent that Americans will come to regret,  but for now they cheer, like Romans hailing a death in the arena. Richard  Miniter, writing in the Obamaite – and aptly named – Daily Beast,  avers that not only was the killing legal, it was also “wise.” He  writes:

“President Obama’s targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico and  died in Yemen fighting for al Qaeda, is a victory for America and for  common sense.”

As if our all-wise and all-powerful  President personally stalked and killed his prey, mano a mano. Obama is “like Lincoln,” says Miniter, who ordered the deaths of  his fellow Americans in a vicious civil war – but a more accurate analogy  is, perhaps, the Roman emperor Commodus, who personally fought in gladiatorial  contests, and, as Wikipedia relates, “For each appearance in the arena,  he charged the city of Rome a million sesterces, straining the Roman economy.”

According to the US government,  al-Awlaki was murdered because he “inspired” others to attack the  United States through his preaching over the internet. He was also supposedly personally involved in planning the activities of the “underwear  bomber.” No evidence of his guilt has ever been released: it’s all  secret, along with the list of individuals marked for death by US authorities.

Yet this alleged “terrorist” wasn’t always so notorious: indeed, right after the 9/11 attacks he  was summoned to Capitol Hill to lead a prayer vigil for Muslim congressional  staffers, and was invited to the Pentagon to lecture on Islam. The idea  was to find a “moderate” Muslim, who was “vetted” by the authorities,  to “reach out” to the Muslim community, Fox News reports.  The event was reportedly a luncheon, during which al-Awlaki denounced  al-Qaeda, and, although “harassed” by audience members, “handled  it well,” according to one eyewitness.

The trail  of the “terrorist” imam leads us to the 9/11 hijackers, two of whom  were devoted communicants of al-Awlaki’s San Diego mosque. So great  was their devotion that they followed him to Falls Church, Virginia,  when the imam took up his duties at a local mosque. He had also been  investigated as early as 1999 for links to bin Laden’s organization.  So why was al-Awlaki invited to the Pentagon?

We will never know the answer  to that question, but what we do know is this: his phone number was   found by German police in the possession of one of the hijackers, and  the FBI tried to set him up with a prostitution bust, but backed off.  Somehow he managed to get out of the country and flee to Yemen before  the feds could get their hands on him – and there the murky trail  of the “terrorist” imam drops off into the abyss….

The dreaded “conspiracy theorists” are going to have a field day with the al-Awlaki killing: they’re  already headlining “Pentagon Asset Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in Yemen.” I’ll let them have their fun, and simply note that, in Washington,  as in ancient Rome, one can quickly lose favor, and find oneself at  the business end of a javelin – or a drone. It all depends on the  whims of the Emperor President, who may embrace  you one day and sentence you to death the next. Caprice is the chief  operating principle of our “wise” rulers.

The assassination of Anwar  al-Awlaki sets an important precedent, one that will go down in our  history as a shameful moment, a turning point, when the policy of endless  war empowered the President to kill his own countrymen without benefit  of trial. Any American, whose “preaching” purportedly “inspires” a terrorist act is now fair game for our Praetorians. The first time  we take out an American citizen on American soil, on the mere suspicion  that he may be a “terrorist,” our legal eagles will point to the  al-Awlaki case as justification. That a citizen of this country may  be put on a list that marks him for death, without public trial, seals  the doom of our old republic. Obama’s partisans hail his great “victory,” while their neoconservative rivals do the same – and there is no one  left to wonder what has happened to the Constitution.

As America enters a period  of travail, when the prospect of economic and civil turmoil becomes  all too real, this precedent is terrifying. That the President may order  the death of an American without due process of law means that the concept  of law is no longer operative: it signals the end of the America we  knew, and loved, and the beginning of … something else.

  1. #1 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on 10/03/2011 - 9:34

    “The assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki sets an important precedent…”

    This is a joke! There were many such precedents for people of understanding and who have eyes to see.

    I maintain that the American Zionist Council (now AIPAC) ordered (bribed, blackmailed…) LBJ to murder JFK!. LBJ did just that and covered up the assassination. Was this not one of the most shameful moments in US history? There were others like US participation in WWI, WWII and the Bolshevik Revolution.

    BAFS

  2. #2 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on 10/03/2011 - 9:34

    “He had also been investigated as early as 1999 …”

    The usual US crap!

  3. #3 by isaac on 10/04/2011 - 9:34

    Obama is even worse than Bush. Bush started the wars but Obama escalated them despite the fact that he promised to bring our soldiers back home. Obama is not only a liar but a killer, “take no prisoners” he just send the killer drones and kill people around. They just have forgotten about the judicial process. Kill them first and investigate later. Or just kill them if you suspect they are “terrorists”.

  4. #4 by Ingrid B on 10/04/2011 - 9:34

    The US doesn`t really have a lot to be proud of lately, and yet they are proud……..but……..we all know that saying about pride……….

  5. #5 by Vickie Jacobs on 10/04/2011 - 9:34

    “This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.” Ecclesiastes 9:3

    The U.S has gone mad. The church had lost its way that’s why. Ecclesiastes 10:2

  6. #6 by abinashi on 10/04/2011 - 9:34

    B.A.Frémaux-Soormally, see above, is right-on! These organs of the Jewish “religion”, such as AIPAC, Jewish mafia, Mossad, etc, are the active expression of a Bronze-Age genocidal supremacist Hate cult, which stems from a Sumerian Sorcerer, Abraham, who eventually traveled to the Mediterranean Coast and claimed it for his posterity. He attempted to execute, as a sacrifice, his own son, in the tradition of the followers of Bal. This action is performed to sever all connections to fundamental morality, humanity, and the “Will To good”. This kind of action is a basic required practice of “Satanists”, and Jews,guided by the Babylonian Talmud, have preformed child sacrifices on non-Jewish children ever since. It presumably releases powerful energy for the use by the Sorcerer to manipulate his environment, particularly others people. this energy is released from the normal bonds relegated to hold in stasis the moral and good manifestations of God.
    Later, Abraham the Sorcerer traveled to Egypt and pimped out his wife to the Pharaoh to receive benefits. the Pharaoh was duped and responded in shock when he discovered fundamental breach of morality. This trade was, once again, a reflection of Abraham’s Satanic practice.
    Today, we are experiencing a battle between good and evil, between God and the Satan.
    What side are you on?

  7. #7 by abinashi on 10/04/2011 - 9:34

    B.A.Frémaux-Soormally, see above, is right-on! These organs of the Jewish “religion”, such as AIPAC, Jewish mafia, Mossad, etc, are the active expression of a Bronze-Age genocidal supremacist Hate cult, which stems from a Sumerian Sorcerer, Abraham, who eventually traveled to the Mediterranean Coast and claimed it for his posterity. He attempted to execute, as a sacrifice, his own son, in the tradition of the followers of Bal. This action is performed to sever all connections to fundamental morality, humanity, and the “Will To good”. This kind of action is a basic required practice of “Satanists”, and Jews, guided by the Babylonian Talmud, have preformed child sacrifices on non-Jewish children ever since. It presumably releases powerful energies for use by the Sorcerer to manipulate his environment, particularly other people. This energy is released from the normal bonds relegated to hold in stasis the moral and good manifestations, or Pattern, of God.
    Later, Abraham the Sorcerer traveled to Egypt and pimped out his wife to the Pharaoh in return for benefits. The Pharaoh was duped and responded in shock when he discovered fundamental breach of morality. This trade, the prostitution of his wife, was, once again, a reflection of Abraham’s Satanic practice.
    Today, we are experiencing a battle between good and evil, between God and Satan.
    What side are you on?

  8. #8 by MJ on 10/05/2011 - 9:34

    Inna lilla wa inna illahi Rajioon, To Allah we belong and to him we return
    Still waiting for confirmation from more reputable sources:

  9. #9 by Joe Cortina on 10/07/2011 - 9:34

    I despise our military and with good reason. Some who know me only casually ask:” But Joe – weren’t you a ‘Green Beret airborne commander/”

    To which i answer; “yes – I was and seved with honor an patiotic fervor for MY country – you may remember it – was called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    I served with and under and commanded decent REAL men – not the psychopath sick twisted thrill seeking trash who rape little girals murder civilians rob and burn homes and have made war crimes as common as headaches.

    Our loser MERCENARY military have committed more sadistic war attrocities against helpless civilians than all of the other wars combined – so far – and those are ONLY the ones reported – estimated to be only 10-15% of the actual crimes. AND THAT IS A FACT!

    Of course I despise that humam garbage who disgrace the uniform i and most all of my peers wore a half century ago with pride and honor. That was before we sold our collective souls to the stinking Godless lying greedy jews – the President the Congress the press and even the Church!.

    You know who they are. The putrid scum who Christ expoposed as the “SONS OF THE DEVIL” in Holy Scripture. The rancid filth who have turned by beloved country into a morally rotted corpse.

    I suppose that my WELL FOUNDED MORAL FEELINGS make me the next target to be murdered by the nigger -in-chief as we RACE to the trash heap of history!

    YOU BET i’m pissed! I wonder if I’m worth a million dollar drone for assasination/murder?

    Joe Cortina

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