Since when did unconstitutional secret panels in the US government have the right to order the execution of US citizens without trial - or even criminal charges? Doesn't the presumption of innocence mean that the self-proclaimed killers of Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan are bragging about the murder of two indisputably innocent men? Was not this murder, if indeed it happened, an act of treason against the Constitution of the United States of America? If a government official or military officer orders an American soldier to commit murder and treason, does not that soldier have the duty to do one of two things: Either arrest that officer/official, or shoot him dead?
Eric Walberg, author of Postmodern Imperialism, and Allen Roland, the charismatic & positive-energy-exuding psychotherapist and media pundit, address the questions raised by the feds' bragging about their alleged treasonous murder of Anwar al-Awlaki.
First hour guest Eric Walberg:
"The real reason (al-Awlaki) and Khan were targeted was because they were charismatic communicators of Islam to Western dissidents. As desperate American and European youth become radicalised by the conflicts of the post-2001 period and the endless economic crisis, they will increasingly look to the likes of Al-Awlaki who provide a simple, if deadly, solution for young people with nothing to lose.
"Just as new recruits to the Taliban spring up daily, as the US kills Afghan resistance fighters in droves, so the US will have to kill more and more people in Yemen and who-knows-where in a never-ending campaign, what US troops in Afghanistan call “mowing the grass”. And its victims will increasingly be Americans, disgusted with their own government and recognising it as the main cause of the world’s troubles today."
Second hour guest Allen Roland:
"President Obama has blatantly not only failed to close Guantanamo Bay, as he promised, but has continued warrantless surveillance and military tribunals and still exercises his Bush inherited right to kill US citizens that he views as terrorists ~ as witness the recent drone assassination of American born US citizen Al Awlaki on September 30th in Yemen.
"Please note that no effort was made to indict Al Awlaki for any crimes despite ( a report last October that the Obama administration was “considering” indicting him). Despite substantial doubt among Yemen experts about whether he even had any operational role in Al Qaeda, despite the fact that no evidence (as opposed to unverified government accusations) was presented of his guilt. As such, this assassination of a US citizen is an act of intimidation (meant to send a message to the masses)..." -And We Thought We Were Free