Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Drone Murder of a US Teenager (con't)

Back in October I blogged about the American teenager that we (the US) murdered in Yemen- Abdulrahman al Awlaki. Abdulrahman had just turned 16 when he was murdered by drone. His crime was that he was the son of another US citizen that we murdered by drone a few days earlier, Anware al Awlaki. Abdulrahman was murdered along with some cousins who were enjoying a barbq in their backyard...and the US first tried to paint a picture of Abdulrahman as being someone older and more militant- as though that justified his murder-the truth was pretty muffled here in the ole U S of A but if you searched you could find it. Emptywheel now reports that the person that the US was really trying to murder was not even present. For more on AbdulRahman's death just being more collateral damage read this account by Michelle Shephard.
I don't know what else to say except to emphasize that Obama really is worse than GW.