Good News! Al Qaeda Leader Anwar Al-Awlaki Reported Killed, Realizes Only Male Virgins Left In Paradise

by William Teach | September 30, 2011 8:14 am

The good news tag is not meant to be it’s usual sarcasm

(CBS News[1]) Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born radical Islamic preacher who rose to the highest level of al Qaeda’s franchise in Yemen, has been killed.

Al-Awlaki, born in New Mexico, has been linked to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) attempted bombing of a U.S. passenger jet[2] over Detroit on Christmas day, 2009, and was thought to be a leader of the group.

A U.S. government official confirms to CBS News senior security correspondent David Martin that al-Awlaki was killed. Yemen’s Defense Ministry was first to tell CBS News of the strike, but given previous reports which turned out to be erroneous, the relatively rapid U.S. confirmation is crucial, and bolsters witness accounts that it was a U.S. drone strike that killed the al Qaeda figure.

The Associated Press reported that an unidentified source said the U.S. believes al-Awlaki was killed in a strike by U.S. jets and drones on his convoy.

That is excellent news, and, for a change, we do need to give Mr. Obama some credit for continuing to escalate the global war on Islamic terrorism, er, Operation Overseas Contingency, and going after terrorists in nations across the Eastern hemisphere. I think Obama enjoys seeing bombs dropped.

Of course, this brings out the unhinged liberals[3]

And here’s Glenn Greenwald[4]

The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality

After several unsuccessful efforts[5] to assassinate its own citizen, the U.S. succeeded today[6] (and it was[7] the U.S.[8]). It almost certainly was able to find and kill Awlaki with the help of its long-time close friend President Saleh, who took a little time off from murdering his own citizens[9] to help the U.S. murder its. The U.S. thus transformed someone who was, at best, a marginal figure into a martyr, and again showed its true face to the world. The government and media search for The Next bin Laden[10] has undoubtedly already commenced.

Interestingly, a stroll through the left-o-sphere finds virtually no mention of this news. Even Excitable Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, who made his chops discussing Islamic terrorism, ignores the story. I guess the far left is trying to figure out how to spin this as an Obama and liberal win after so much wailing, hand wringing, and teeth gnashing over Obama’s kill order on al-Awlaki.

More: Oh, my, the loon-atic left is out in force[11]

What we’ve witnessed with Awlaki’s death is the first official assassination based on a citizen practicing his First Amendment rights.

Got that? Preaching violence against US citizens, calling for Jihad, advocating the destruction of the US, and involvement with terrorist activities is now “practicing his 1st Amendment Rights.”

And more: Via The Jawa Report[12], the strike also got Samir Khan, another home grown Islamist wackjob (or, should that now be, wackedjob?)

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove[13]. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach[14]. Please sign the drill now petition[15].

Endnotes:
  1. CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/30/501364/main20113732.shtml
  2. attempted bombing of a U.S. passenger jet: http://www.cbsnews.com/2718-201_162-445.html
  3. unhinged liberals: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x5011311
  4. Glenn Greenwald: http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/09/30/awlaki/index.html
  5. several unsuccessful efforts: http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/05/07/awlaki
  6. U.S. succeeded today: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/world/middleeast/anwar-al-awlaki-is-killed-in-yemen.html?_r=1&hp
  7. was: http://twitter.com/#%21/blakehounshell/status/119711090237120512
  8. U.S.: http://twitter.com/#%21/blakehounshell/status/119718227969445888
  9. murdering his own citizens: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/world/middleeast/21yemen.html
  10. The Next bin Laden: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2011/06/22/anwar_al-awlaki_the_next_bin_laden_257933.html
  11. out in force: http://agonist.org/sean_paul_kelley/20110930/its_all_well_and_good
  12. The Jawa Report: http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/209597.php
  13. Pirate’s Cove: http://www.thepiratescove.us/
  14. @WilliamTeach: http://twitter.com/WilliamTeach
  15. drill now petition: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/open-amwr-gulf-mexico-and-other-places-domestic-oil-drilling-along-new-refineries/JwrFsKWP?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

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