Saturday, October 1, 2011

Al-Awlaki Treason Deserved Death

Al-Awlaki Treason Deserved Death
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
October 1, 2011

There should be no question regarding the justifiability of the killing of American-born terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki on September 30. Like a feral animal needing to be put down, al-Awlaki was a scourge upon humanity and just another casualty in the War on Terror.

While the ACLU and the like of US Rep. Ron Paul (L-TX) are bemoaning the so-called assassination of al-Awlaki, remember this was an American born terrorist who died in a drone attack on the field of battle on the Yemen-Saudi border.

A home grown terrorist born in New Mexico with degrees from Colorado State University and San Diego State University, al-Awlaki had long since renounced the nation of his birth. His death is seen as the most important Al Qaeda “get” since Osama bin Laden in May of this year.

Al-Awlaki masterminded and incited the Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan, who on November 5, 2009 murdered 13 of his fellow troops. Credit al-Awlaki for inciting the attempted airplane attack on December 25, 2009 by underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as well as the attempted bombing of Times Square in New York City by Faisal Shahzad on May 1, 2010.

As an American citizen, the killing of al-Awlaki is more than justified. He waged war against the United States, thus committing treason, punishable by death. He took up arms against the United States as an enemy combatant as well as inciting and masterminding others to do likewise in the name of bringing America and Western Civilization to their collective knees.

Here’s an insidious thought or theory. Numerous key, high ranking terrorist kills gives Obama something on which to hang his foreign policy hat – this in spite of his sheer hypocrisy according to former Vice President Dick Cheney – during the reelection campaign. Cheney correctly noted that as a US Senator and candidate for president, Obama virulently opposed this sort of action during the Bush administration. These military successes could vault Obama back into the White House for another four years. Then, Obama can continue to destroy the United States with his odious and failed economic policies paving the way for socialism and a Muslim victory.

Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.

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