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From: Brian Christian [Email him]
Re: Paul Craig Roberts` article America`s Devolution Into Dictatorship
I generally enjoy Paul Craig Roberts` writings, and I was particularly struck with his latest article about the Justice Department. His claim about the Justice Department seeking to assassinate Americans was very dramatic, so I had to do a little internet research. It seems that Roberts is talking about the targeting of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki.[Lawyers for cleric`s father fighting to keep son off kill list as he urges death to Americans, By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press, November 8, 2010]
I`m writing because I think this would be a great case to connect with the argument against birthright citizenship. Anwar al-Awlaki may be an American on paper because of his birthplace, but his culture and his patriotism are the furthest from it, and the justice department is really targeting what I would call an American. However it`s true that the right to assassinate this man would then spill over legally into the right to assassinating "real" Americans. I`m hoping another writer on VDARE.com can take this point and fly with it.
James Fulford writes: Anwar al-Awlaki has been mentioned by three writers on VDARE.com—Pat Buchanan, Steve Sailer, and me. I mentioned him as an example of home-grown terrorists who aren`t that homegrown—"Anwar al-Awlaki, born in Las Cruces when his Yemeni father was a foreign student, now based in Yemen."
He`s been connected to the Fort Hood Massacre, and the Underpants Bomber, and would be no loss to society, either American, or Yemeni. That doesn`t, however, mean that the Obama administration can be trusted with this kind of power.