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We Killed Yamamoto (But That’s Just the Beginning)

by Billy Joyner

Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed on Friday, September 30th, probably by a Hellfire missile shot from a drone operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (not officially confirmed). Al-Awlaki is a special case because he was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico (yes, WCL class of ’13, that Las Cruces ), which means that he was an American citizen under the protection of the U.S. Constitution from the moment of his birth until the Hellfire made its final introduction.

There are many liberals and conservatives who see no problem with this. The issues are many and deeply complex. Rather than espouse an opinion, let’s break down what’s at stake: Continue reading