Please… this is important.
What would you think if a “terrorist” specifically targeted Natasha or Malia Obama with a rocket-propelled grenade? Would blowing the First Daughters and their friends to smithereens be acceptable, if the perpetrator said it was because the girls’ father was guilty of murder? Or would we say a man’s children should be “out of bounds” as targets, no matter what their father may or may not have done?
So, why do we think what our nation did to this 16-year-old American is acceptable? We, through Congress, just put the man who justified the murder into a lifetime judgeship. Is that really the kind of conscience we want making such important decisions? Which of our deaths will he be willing to justify next?
From the Rare website: “Obama killed this 16-year-old American without trial and Congress doesn’t give a damn.”
On October 14, 2011, a U.S. drone killed a 16-year-old American citizen while he was eating dinner in a restaurant in Yemen.
Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was born in Denver, Colorado and went to live with his grandfather in Yemen at the age of 7. His grandfather described him as “a typical teenager — he watched ‘The Simpsons,’ listened to Snoop Dogg, read ‘Harry Potter’ and had a Facebook page with many friends.”
Nasser al-Awlaki said his grandson, “had a mop of curly hair, glasses like me and a wide, goofy smile.”
Or at least he did until his government killed him.
Judge David Barron authored the memo that gave the legal justification for assassinating, without trial, American citizens suspected of terrorism. Abdulrahman’s father, Anwar al-Awlaki, was also a U.S. citizen killed weeks prior by an American drone.
Be not deceived, a reckoning is coming. Our nation is guilty of cold-blooded murder and, in this case, is no better than members of Al Qaeda. Everyone involved in this bloody act will answer for it. Covenantally, that includes us citizens and taxpayers, if we silently allow our leaders to get away with such evil in our names.
Agree? Or disagree? The discussion needs to be had.