Streetwise Professor

December 24, 2009

Have I Got This Right?

Filed under: Military,Politics — The Professor @ 6:07 pm

That:

  1. In the summer of 2009 (or later–the chronologies aren’t that clear) the US government deemed  Anwar al-Awlaki to be perfectly acceptable as a pen pal and research assistant to Major Nidal Hasan, even though they were corresponding about jihad and the acceptability of killing American soldiers, and
  2. In December, 2009, the US government deemed al-Awlaki a sufficiently grave threat to our security security that he could be terminated with extreme prejudice (along with several members of his tribe) and no due process (not that I object) in an airstrike in Yemen.

Just checking.

In one of their “research” exchanges, Hasan expressed his desire to join al-Awlaki in paradise.  Well, not quite sure about the destination, but one necessary condition for that meeting has apparently been met.

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  1. Politics has always been convenience first, principles next.

    Comment by Surya — December 24, 2009 @ 11:50 pm

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