The Obama Administration approves of target killing the radical jihadist American cleric Anwar Awlaki. Awlaki has been suspected of being in contact with the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hassan and has allegedly trained the Christmas bomber Umar Abdul Mutallab. According to officials, it is extremely rare to target kill an American.
“The danger Awlaki poses to this country is no longer confined to words,” said an anonymous American official. “He’s gotten involved in plots.”
The anonymous official then added:
The United States works, exactly as the American people expect, to overcome threats to their security, and this individual — through his own actions — has become one. Awlaki knows what he’s done, and he knows he won’t be met with handshakes and flowers. None of this should surprise anyone.
Awlaki was born and raised in new Mexico and has been hiding in Yemen for several years.Published in