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Obama lawyers: Citizens targeted if at war with US

December 2, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Obama lawyers: Citizens targeted if at war with US 01 Nov 2011 U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets when they take up arms with ‘al-Qaida,’ top national security lawyers in the Obama regime said Thursday. The lawyers were asked at a national security conference about the CIA killing of […]

Two Awlaki teenage relatives killed in Yemen attack: family

October 19, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Two Awlaki teenage relatives killed in Yemen attack: family 18 Oct 2011 Two relatives of an assassinated U.S.-born militant cleric who were killed in an air strike last week in southern Yemen were teenagers out for dinner with friends when they were hit, their family said in a statement […]

Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen

October 8, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Secret U.S. Memo Made Legal Case to Kill a Citizen 09 Oct 2011 The Obama administration’s secret legal memorandum that opened the door to the killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen found that it would be lawful only if it were not feasible to take him alive, […]

Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’

October 6, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis White House death panel, fully operational: Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’ 05 Oct 2011 American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. […]

Anwar al-Awlaki obituary

Anwar al-Awlaki, who has been killed at the age of 40 by missiles fired from an American unmanned drone in Yemen, was an effective propagandist for radical Islam and a key figure in the dissemination of the message of al-Qaida and related groups. With his fluent English, grasp of contemporary western culture and ability to […]

How Anwar al-Awlaki was sheltered by a sultan in lawless southern Yemen

The sultan of the Awalik tribe was tall, old and frail, but his soft voice carried the weight of tribal authority: his pronouncements are adhered to by almost 2 million Awalik tribesmen. Sultan Fareed is a close ally of the government, but when I met him in August 2010, his tribe was also giving shelter […]

Al-Qaida cleric death: mixed emotions at Virginia mosque where he preached

At the Washington-area mosque where Anwar al-Awlaki preached a decade ago, the killing of the influential al-Qaida figure drew a knot of conflicting emotions about the man who more than anyone gave the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center its unwanted association with international terrorism. Many worshippers at Dar al-Hijrah for Friday services said they were glad […]

Anwar al-Awlaki’s life of extremism

April 1971 Born in the southern US state of New Mexico to Yemeni parents. 1978 Returns to Yemen with his family, where he lives for 11 years and studies Islam at Azal Modern school. 1991 Returns to the US to attend Colorado State University. 1994 Graduates with a BS in civil engineering and marries a […]

Death of Anwar Al Awlaki Doesn’t Solve Yemen’s Problems

As a well-known scholar and English-speaking orator, Anwar al Awlaki was a big deal for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist organization he represented in Yemen. His death on Friday, now a high-profile international news story, was also significant as his group lost a powerful asset on the public stage. But, according to […]

Anwar al-Awlaki’s extrajudicial murder | Michael Ratner

Is this the world we want? Where the president of the United States can place an American citizen, or anyone else for that matter, living outside a war zone on a targeted assassination list, and then have him murdered by drone strike. This was the very result we at the Center for Constitutional Rights and […]