Death of Anwar al-Awlaki <br />By: NanamiYokota<br />
Anwar al-Awlaki was an Yemeni-American Awlaki was an imam. He was described by Barack Obama as “the leader of the Arabian peninsula” Awlaki was the first U.S. citizen to be added to the list of persons approved for targeted killing for the CIA.<br />Who is Anwar al-Awlaki?<br />
Al-Awlaki got killed by missiles from the CIA on September,30,2011 in Yemen. A senior U.S. official said the U.S had been tracking Awlaki for the perfect time to strike. The missiles did not only kill Awlaki but it also killed the terror organization’s top bomb maker and Samir Khan.<br /> Here's a video to be more clear:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6_nPfdSGdU<br />What happened?<br />
In Yemen<br />Where did with Anwar al-Awlaki’s Death Happen?<br />
People believed that Awlaki had lots of attempts to attack the U.S. President Obama said that Awlaki had been planning to murder innocent Americans and was also responsible of some death of many Yemen citizens. He said that Awlaki had directed attempts to blow up U.S. planes and had repeatedly called on individuals in the United States and around the world to kill innocent men, women, and children. <br />Why did Awlaki get killed?<br />
There's another problem……… <br />Anwar al-Awlaki is dead but…..<br />
The problem is that the U.S. killed one of its citizen with no trial and noindictment.This might be the firsttime the U.S. killed one of it’s citizen somewhere else in the world without any do processes at all. The white House is debating if this was legal or illegal.<br /> Let’s watch this video!<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV4mphM5PCQ<br />So…..What's the problem?<br />
Before we go any further……… What do you think?<br /> Do you think it was illegal,<br /> or legal? <br />
Why did the U.S kill Awlaki with no trial and no indictment?<br />Didn’t anyone try to stop it?<br />Didn’t Awlaki notice the helicopters that was tracking him? <br />Why did the U.S. kill him why not punish him or send him to jail? <br />Questions I have<br />
I picked this news because I didn’t know any thing about this news and it caught my attention when I read a bit of the article. I had so many questions in my mind and I was really curious. <br />Why did I pick this news?<br />
ABC News: Most Successful Drone Strike Ever: Were Three Al Qaeda Leaders Killed? October,1,2011 <br />http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/cia-drone-strike-kills-awlaki-khan-possibly-bombmaker/story?id=14644132<br />BBC News:Obama: Anwar Al-Awlaki death is major blow for al-Qaeda. September,30,2011<br />http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15132308<br /> CNN News:U.S. drone killing of American al-Awlaki prompts legal, moral debate. October,1,2011<br />http://edition.cnn.com/2011/09/30/politics/targeting-us-citizens/index.html?hpt=hp_c1<br /> Wikipedia: Anwar al-Awlaki<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_al-Awlaki<br />Sources <br />
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