Friday, September 30, 2011

Anwar al-Awlaki: Assassination of an American Citizen?

al–Awlaki was a key player in the Ft. Hood Massacre, 9-11 and other failed attacks in the US. But what we never got with this thug was a trial and a guilty verdict - Strata-Sphere

Anwar al-Aulaqi gets new designation in death - Greg Miller and Alice Fordham/Washington Post

U.S. officials have given Anwar al-Aulaqi a newly elevated designation on the day of his death by drone strike, describing him as “chief of external operations” for al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.

The new title, cited by officials at the White House and the CIA, reflects Aulaqi’s evolution from Muslim cleric to alleged terrorist plotter, as well as a desire by American officials to persuade the public that the extraordinary killing of a U.S. citizen overseas was warranted.

Anwar al-Aulaqi had ties to Falls Church, Virginia mosque; under scrutiny by investigators for its connections to terrorist cases - William Wan/Washington Post