Thursday, April 8, 2010

American Citizen On American Hit List


US President and Noble Peace Prize winner Obama authorizes the assassination of a US citizen, Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Barring a national security review, the US president apparently has the right to authorize the assassination of whoever he wants.

What does peace have to do with assassinations?

Does Obama represent the American people in authorizing the assassination of one of its own citizens?

Isn't Anwar al-Awlaki innocent until proven guilty in a court of law like any other American citizen? How is a cleric, religious scholar an imminent national security threat to the US?

How is authorized assassinations of a country's own citizens consistent with a people's democracy?


Cleric on Hit List

International Law and Assassination

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