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.
I call myself a libertarian because I believe in liberty - but for all - not just for Americans. The isolationist obsession of modern day (so-called) libertarians is totally irresponsible in the Atomic Age where Kamikaze nuclear warfare can bring great nations to their knees.
Ask Japan about nuclear coercion when a nation cannot respond to an attack that kills hundreds of thousands. And how does one respond to an attack by a stateless cabal? No! America must defend itself.
So if there are isolationists that blame America first, and they feel they must withdraw from the unity of the Tea Party as a result - then so be it. Let them join the Salon or Huffington crowd who speak the same language.
Article II gives the CIC the power. Even the War Powers Act is considered unconstitutionsl by most constitutional scholars.
Where is the act forbidden?. . . is the real question that you cannot answer. All you guys can muster is that congress must declare war, but it is lame to claim that foreign threats by stateless cabals (barbarians) cannot be dealt with without Eric Holder's permission for a NYC trial. Obsessive compulsive isolationism.
Cornelius, you just gave yourself away.
Your just an instigator.
This is a right wing forum.
The fanaticism that the Shintoist military had for their Emperor would have dragged the war on for years - killing my dad who would have been sent over there for one person. Hundreds of thousands would have died anyway - we would bring the war to their doorstep - maybe more than the bombs killed - including fine young American soldiers - notice Japan has not repeated their mistake. Germany had to go through 2 World Wars to learn her lesson - the bombing of Dresden was not pretty either. The only way to deal with a bully is to be more powerful than they are - and when they back down then be merciful.
You're an attorney? Well, Kristin, as an American citizen, I, too, am entitled to speak about constitutional issues and legalities of what is going on..... I am as free to question your arguments as you are to question mine.....
al-Awlaki may have been born a citizen, but by his words and actions he became an overt enemy of the state, which is to say, our Constitution. He was an enemy combatant. You may have skipped over that phrase in your law classes. Enemy combatants are NOT protected by our Constitution.
You cannot argue that al-Awlaki was "assassinated," or "murdered." He was executed!
Oh, you might argue ~~ but you would be wrong!