Al Qaeda Leader Anwar Al-Awlaki Killed in Yemen
According to the right wing blogosphere, President Barack Obama keeps sending signals to the Islamic world that he’s weak, and that he encourages the spread of creeping shariah.
He has a novel technique for telegraphing this weakness: systematically, relentlessly killing the leaders of Al Qaeda.
SANA, Yemen — Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical American-born cleric who was a leading figure in Al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate and was considered its most dangerous English-speaking propagandist and plotter, was killed in an American drone strike on his vehicle on Friday, officials in Washington and Yemen said. They said the strike also killed a radical American colleague who edited Al Qaeda’s online jihadist magazine and was traveling with Mr. Awlaki.
Many details of the strike were unclear, but one American official said that Mr. Awlaki, whom the United States had been hunting in Yemen for more than two years, had been identified as the target in advance and was killed with a Hellfire missile fired from a drone operated by the Central Intelligence Agency. The official said it was the first C.I.A. strike in Yemen since 2002. Yemen’s Defense Ministry confirmed Mr. Awlaki’s death.
First Osama bin Laden, now Anwar al-Awlaki. How much weaker is this president gonna get?
Meanwhile, crazy uncle Ron Paul today called this an “assassination,” and condemned President Obama for it.