Al-Awlaki reported killed

The BBC is reporting that Anwar al-Awlaki, a Muslim cleric and US citizen who was given the status of “specially designated global terrorist” by the US, has been killed. Reports state he was the subject of a kill or capture order authorised by Barack Obama himself.

Reuters is suggesting that it has been confirmed as a drone strike. Yemenis saying Samir Khan also killed.

NOTE FROM JOHN: Ron Paul is ticked that the guy didn’t get due process.  While I have no sympathy for the dead Al Qaeda terrorists, Paul has a point regarding just how much power we want to give the President to assassinate people.  Then again, is this not a war?

By day a barrister, by night a blogger. A democratic socialist. From London, UK.

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