Back on September 30th, 2011 I was outraged when I found out that President Obama ordered the assassination of alleged terrorist Anwar Awlaki. This was a United States citizen that was targeted by a drone and killed without due process of law. He had not been convicted of any crime nor had it been proven that he was even connected to one. He just happened to be on a “list.”
Well, on October 14th, 2011 Awlaki’s 16 year old son shared his Fathers fate. Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki was killed in Yemen by U.S. airstrikes while eating dinner with a group of his teenage friends. Yes, a group of teenagers…assassinated. What has this country become?
Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki was born in Denver Colorado. He was an American citizen just as his Father Anwar. Here is an image of Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki’s actual birth certificate showing where he was born. Even more proof of a US birth than our own President can produce.
Washington Post: In the days before a CIA drone strike killed al-Qaeda operative Anwar Awlaki last month, his 16-year old son ran away from the family home in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa to try to find him, relatives say. When he, too, was killed in a U.S. airstrike Friday, the Awlaki family decided to speak out for the first time since the attacks.
“To kill a teenager is just unbelieveable, really, and they claim that he is an al-Qaeda militant. It’s nonsense,” said Nasser al-awlaki, a former Yemeni agriculture minister who was Anwar al-Awalaki’s father and the boy’s grandfather, speaking in a phone interview from Sanaa on Monday. “They want to justify his killing, that’s all.
Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki was trying to locate his father. He was probably very scared and worried as a son would be if his father was missing. Yet, again with no due process or proof of any wrong doing, he was assassinated. 16 years old! This just makes my blood boil.
When Anwar Awlaki was assassinated it made headlines all over the world, yet I never heard about Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki’s assassination until yesterday when I happened onto a blog that I read occasionally. Is it because the government knows this is wrong? Is it to try and cover up the fact that this is happening more than we know? Or was it because they do not feel this would be as well received by the American public and defeat their agenda?
It is hard for me to understand. I want to go to the White House and scream at the top of my lungs how wrong this is. How can we allow this to happen? How can the whole world not see what monsters the U.S. has become. Can we really be surprised that so many want to kill us? Can we not understand that this makes us weaker in our defense?
When we open the pages of this book, nothing good can come of it. A whole new precedence has been adopted, and most Americans do not even realize that WE can end up on the very same list just by speaking out against our government. We can end up on the same list for simply asking the wrong questions. When will we finally all stand up to this tyranny? Will it take this happening on our own soil to someone we know personally?
The person approving these attacks, Barak Obama, is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Should this now not be revoked? This man should be stripped of all titles and power as he is putting all of our safety on the line with these un-justified actions.
It seems that we have become so numb and blood thirsty in this country all in the name of “the war on terror.” We cheer when these things happen and celebrate cold blooded murder like it is Patriotic. If this is what we are to become, I fear for the future of this country. I fear for the future generations that will have this blood to clean from their innocent hands.
Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki was just a teenager. He was on Facebook. He was a happy kid who liked Harry Potter movies, The Gladiator and Troy. He enjoyed the series Lost, The Simpsons and Spongebob. He will never know adulthood.
Is this the foreign policy of peace and democracy? Is this the message we want to send to the world? Do we really want to be the bullies of the world? So many neo-cons think that we have to show our muscles or we will be perceived as weak. What if instead we showed our hearts. What if instead we taught peace by example?
Presidential candidate Ron Paul believes in a peaceful foreign policy. He understands that we cannot be the policeman of the world, and not just because we cannot afford it, but because it is not how you spread peace. All we are doing is putting ourselves in danger making enemies around the world, and this will eventually backfire on us unless we stop it now.
Ron Paul is the ONLY one who is going to do that. Please visit HERE and read about Ron’s foreign policy. It will actually strengthen our defense, not weaken it as you will hear from so many un-confident neo-cons who want to continue the American Empire.
What do you think about this? Did you even know this happened? What do you think we should do about it?
Here is a CNN report on the assassination of the Awlaki’s.
Please DEMAND that congress press for an investigation into this assassination. Not just because he was a US citizen, but because he was a child. Please sign this petition.