How many other ways are there to say this?
Anwar al-Awlaki was killed today along with some other jihadists. Al-Awlaki had been trying to secure weapons of mass destruction to use against America and was behind a number of terrorist attacks and attempted attacks.
Fortunately, a missile fired from a Predator drone today ended this threat to America.
What was Ron Paul’s response?
Ron Paul called it, “an assassination.”
I have little good to say about the Obama regime, but at least they are still killing terrorists. Something is wrong with this picture when, at least in this area, Obama is a better leader than Ron Paul.
What part of self-defense does Ron Paul not get?
Terrorists do not care about the law. A grand jury indictment does not scare them. They are willing to kill themselves to kill Americans. There is only one way to stop them and that is to kill them.
Al-Awlaki was an American citizen, only by virtue of the fact he was born in the United States. He was not an American in any sense of the word. He was an enemy of this country who lived for one purpose. He wanted to kill Americans.
Al-Qaeda and the other Muslim terrorists are not a traditional army but the are an enemy nonetheless. If an enemy decides to bomb the United States, we do not send the FBI after them, we send the Marines. We do not go out to arrest them, we go out to destroy them.
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt did not convene a grand jury. He bombed the hell out of Germany and Japan. In a war, you fight your enemy. In a war, you kill your enemy.
Ron Paul does not get the fact there are threats to America. Ron Paul thinks there is nothing wrong with Iran having the bomb. He is totally nuts. Iran wants to see a world wide Caliphate and is led by a man who believes he must create as much world wide chaos as possible to bring about the Islamic second coming.
What would happen if Ron Paul were President? It would be the nightmare scenario. He would treat terrorism as if it were a criminal justice problem.
Ron Paul is dangerous for America and if he is ever elected, he will kill Americans. . He should not be allowed into the White House, even on the public tour. He should not be allowed in Congress. He should not even be allowed to vote on what to have for dinner tonight.
Ron Paul. A man who does not think America should be allowed to defend itself.
Ron Paul, a terrorist’s best friend.
Here's is what Newt had to say about it in his newsletter today. This, plus the copy of the order posted earlier should be conclusive to anyone with the ability to think that no one's rights (particularly al Awaki's) were infringed by killing this enemy of our country. When are you lefties and liberterians going to get realistic about the war on terror and its threats to this country?
We are to blame for this threat to the American people. Our Immigration laws are a joke, we allowed any one to enter our country, multiculturalism is the danger and our security is at risk. The Mexicans want to take over California, they kill hundreds of Americans every year and we are silent, why?, are we blind that we can not see the danger?.
God save us from our onw demise.
You can't even spell "Vaya Con Dios"? Gimme a break. The 4th time I've seen it.
Seems like the "war on terror" is going the way of "war on drugs." If you have a diffused decentralized "enemy" you have no clear targets. This is going to be like a "whack-a-mole" game. This is a deeply rooted cultural/religious based issue, that can't be won by just a force against force type of fight, the core doctrine of Islam will always be able to justify it's jihad against anyone defined as an infidel or apostate. Getting the various middle eastern populations to level of education that allows them to think independently and develop stronger moral values will be the key to diminishing the radical influence.
I think Ron Paul understands this issue from this perspective. And also from a bigger financial and economic perspective of how this falls into the strategy of poorer less developed countries weakening the USA by "bankrupting" us through this "whack-a-mole" war of immense expenses with very little return on the value. There is another concern of why the Federal Reserve System is so manipulative in world financial policy, and what is going on with the bigger picture of global monetary policies. No nation can beat the USA in a force on force war. But by bleeding the USA financially and causing havoc with economics, enemies can create real internal social/economical problems that weaken the USA strategically with social anxiety/unrest, and in global economic policy. Why stand at a hornets nest and keep whacking it with a stick? That's the effect of having U.S. military in Islamic lands, which gives the radicals justification to keep their Jihad and continue attacking.
You got a good handle on this problem.
The soul reason for whacking the hornets nest is because our corporate run government feels we should to drain the middle east oil in trade for worthless fiat money before we drain ours. Its a decent stratigic idea, but i believe there are better alternatives.