ANWAR AL-AWLAKI'S PASSING.
The opposition wants everything that happens in Obama's term to be wrong.
Anwar al-Awlaki met his death by the CIA using a drone to hit a target in Yemen. He was identified; and after that, reports came out, announcing his dying as an enemy of the United States.
However, instead of hailing the U.S. authorities for accomplishing a feat that should be regarded as a great achievement, as the demise of al-Awlaki, some people are being critical of the action taken by the U.S.
They are lamenting that he is still an American citizen, and therefore he has to be tried in a court of law before any kind of sentence can be passed on him. They are saying that his constitutional rights have been abrogated; but how?
The man could not be found and be arrested, as he was a fugitive for so many years. Why? Because, he had been a "major figure in al Qaeda", a sworn terror organization against the U.S., out of which came the 9/11 attackers.
So, how could the U.S. catch a man, who was always on the run?
He was known to have advised the Christmas Day bomber, as well as the Fort Hood shooter, who killed several American soldiers and a civilian. He had to be nabbed, but he could not be located.
Finally yesterday, a news report assured U.S. authorities that he has been eliminated in its (U.S.) terror war against al-Awlaki's group, the al Qaeda, of which he was its sectional leader in the Arabian Peninsula.
There was jubilation, but it was tempered with the fact that the U.S. has killed one of its own; and it was done illegally. What?
Anwar al-Awlaki had moved out of the U.S. for so long, and had joined with the enemies of America. He had relinquished his citizenship voluntarily, and had decided to kill Westerners, by the use of WOMADs (Weapons of mass destruction), according to U.S. officials.
He knew that he was a wanted person; an International criminal, who could not be caught under normal circumstances. He also knew that he could die at any time, due to his actions.
He had a choice to be a free man, but he chose to be something else; and if so, who should be blamed?
The idea of him still being an American citizen should be forgotten, because he could not, and most probably did not, consider himself to be one.
So, what is the point of some people arguing that he has been killed ILLEGALLY? After all he has chosen to fight in a terror war in opposition to the U.S.; and he has been killed in that war, for being a war criminal.
The U.S. has every right, under any law, to defend itself against all its enemies, no matter who they might be; including Anwar al-Awlaki, of course.
More by this Author
No comments yet.