Oh please, please please be true, and if you could throw in the reprehensible loser Adam Gadahn to make it an American al Qaeda twofer, I would be eternally grateful.
SANAA, Yemen — Anwar al-Aulaqi, a radical U.S.-born Muslim cleric and one of the most influential al-Qaeda operatives wanted by the United States, was killed Friday in an airstrike in northern Yemen, authorities said, eliminating a prominent recruiter who inspired attacks on U.S. soil. If you don't recall why it is a good day for dancing, a quick reminder.
This guy is a perfect test case for the idea that being a terrorist rat bastard makes you a target no matter where you are, what you are doing and what the color of your passport. BOOM, you're dead!
Aulaqi, born in New Mexico to Yemeni parents, has been implicated in helping to motivate several attacks on U.S. soil. He is said to have inspired an Army officer who allegedly killed 13 people in a November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Tex., as well as a Nigerian student accused of attempting to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner the following month and a Pakistani American man who tried to set off a car bomb in New York City in May 2010. Aulaqi has also been linked to an attempt in 2010 to send parcel bombs on cargo plans bound for the United States.
In April 2010, the Obama administration authorized his targeted killing. U.S. officials alleged that he is a top leader in al-Qaeda’s Yemeni wing, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
I have plenty of beefs with Obama and his team, but he has been actually leading from the front as far as killing terrorists. And it was a bold move to purposely target an American citizen who has joined the enemy, period. Yes it brings up some issues and we should talk about them. But the idea that just because one of these scum can check a block as a US citizen doesn't give him cover from the Reaper and the Hellfire it brings.
Do I trust our government? Well not any more than I absolutely have to. But if I have to pick one area where I am willing to cede some serious freedom of maneuver, it is in the whacking dead tangos arena. And yes, that includes those with blue passports. They didn't have to join a murderous, barbaric pack of medieval obscurantists. So payback is a medevac, or even better a return to their component molecules. So be it. Now back to the dancing.