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Illegal killings make us feel more safe

I’ve been thinking about the killing of US citizen and Yemeni firebrand Anwar Al-Awlaki.  We blew him up with a missile from a drone.  My basic take on this killing is that it is wrong.   I think that folks should be prosecuted, convicted, then punished. But I’m an old school 1776-type guy.

It seems like the pre-emptive assassination of American enemies has not served our nation well.  Here is President Obama’s press secretary explaining: piss off when a reporter asks if there is any evidence that can be shared with the public about Al-Awlaki’s actual evil deeds.

Thanks to What the fuck have you done, a website run by photog & scene guru Glen E. Friedman.

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Documentary: stopover in Dubai

Thanks to the folks at Waxidermy and Gorgomancy, we have the surveillance camera film about the 2010 assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Worth a viewing.

Update April 2012.  The Gorgomancy link is down, but the video is available from youtube in three chunks.  Here they are.

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