OK, let me set this straight…I couldn’t give two squirts of ﬂaming pork fat in an already overﬂowing Al-Qaeda outhouse about wacky Anwar al-Awlaki. The only thing I might shed some reptilian lachrymation over is that I can’t get a DVD copy of the smoke-fest. I want to put it on a loop and play the “POP! Goes the Weasel” song just as the BOOM de grace is delivered.
And for the Liberalista Mocha Latte KKKlub to make hissing and gurgling noises like Khalid Sheik Mohammed surﬁng on a waterboard proselytizing that his treatment was some sort of existential threat to “human rights” vs US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki getting de-atomized into a chocolate covered pink mist by a Hellﬁre missile sparking downrange at Mach 1.3 with 20 lbs of bang-go-boom parked in the business end of Predator drone is an intellectual disconnect worthy of enshrinement in the Joltin‘ Joe Biden Hall of Blame right next to the Howard Dean Snake Oil Factory.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I respectfully submit that even Hitler would have gotten a fair trial at Nuremberg, so why not Crazy Al?
If an American citizen, regardless of how despicable his acts, can be summarily executed under a presiduncial fatwa then all the rest of the American citizenry are then therefore on the incendiary gibbet according to political correctness of Obamaholic exigencies.
Ask Salman Rushdie how that scenario plays out.
Folks, I’ve been waterboarded…TWICE. It was part of a training evolution during my time as an ex-Navy Aircrew spook at SERE [Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape].
Did it suck? Sure…one bucketful of water at a time but I’m hardly lawyering up with the ACLU to ﬁle a class-action lawsuit against Dubya and Darth Cheney with my fellow “war criminals” but I’ll take the ‘board over the bomb any day.
Fast forward back to Wacky Al-Awlaki; he enjoyed the rights and privileges of being a citizen of the greatest nation on earth and then precipitously wiped his narrow backside on the Constitution while fomenting enough hate and discontent to drive Major Hassan to turning a US Army clinic into a jihadi abbatoir. Don’t start none, won’t be none. Want some? You got some, Major Camel Drool. Taste the napalm, Mr Roast Ghostie.
Smells like victory.
However…a BIG however is that despite the incessant auguring of the legal entrails by the High Priests of TV punditry on both sides surrounding the al-Awlaki hit, it appears that no one is willing to jump across the smoking bomb crater of political correctness amidst the murmured incantations of “due process” vs the ululations of “GET THE S.O.B.!” with the simplest of unasked questions: Does the ends justify the means? Google up “Die Endlösung” for the quickie answers.
Shower anyone? They’re a real gas.
Eric Holder’s 16 page DOJ memo assures us that everything is ever so easy-peasy if one is willing to unremember that this refugee from a goat roping circus is also the same rodeo clown who is fervently running away from a failed gun running operation to Mexican drug cartels as Fast and Furiously as he can.
“Yeah…trust me…I’m a lawyer.”
Look, I get it. We have screwed the due process pooch more than once throughout our national carnival of legal hog calling [Dred Scott, Plessy, Roe v Wade] but let’s not forget the admonitions of Madison’s Federalist Paper #51 and his postulate of, “If men were angels then no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary” even though from where I’m sitting, I don’t see Eric Holder or General Obama wan Kenobi sprouting wings and playing harps. More like a pair of Beavis and Butthead Neros ﬁddling with themselves while watching The Shining City on the Hill burn to the Foundation.
But let us pause and not be toooo judgmental. Let’s perform an improper and inelegant exorcism from selected parts of Holder’s latest abbreviated roman a clef. Watch for spinning heads and ﬂying pea soup. Don’t get any on you.
On page one it states that Obama wan Kenobi is off the Reagan-era assassination leash law if the following conditions are met:
“… (1) an informed high level ofﬁcial of the U.S. government has determined targeted individual poses and imminent threat of violent attack against the United States…”
The horror of this is that Joe Biden qualiﬁes as “…an informed high level ofﬁcial…” that can quarterback for the Predators! That thought literally gives me chicken skin up my neck! You could put Joe Biden in a padded cell with a steel bowling ball and a rubber mallet and within 10 minutes he’d have both items in shambles as he sat there calmly cud-chewing the upholstery off the walls! And we’d trust this guy with joystick packing napalm?!
And another thing, where in the Hellﬁre missiles were “informed senior ofﬁcials: during the Blast Off in Benghazi? What…skeet shooting from the back of a golf cart at the 13th hole with the teleprompter turned off?
“…(2) capture is infeasible, and the United States continues to monitor whether capture becomes feasible…” This is a non-starter.
When SEAL 6 smoked Osama bin laden’s Camels, it was a capture or kill order even though it was a foregone conclusion of the latter rather than the former. Folks, SEAL 6 ﬂew into “Pockistahn’s” airspace illegally without permission from the Islamist inbreds of Islamabad to get Global Enemy #1 even though his lack of protection as a non-state actor was a no-brainer. OBL was so skanky and stanky that even Sudan evicted him. What’s that say about trailer park “Pockistahn” that they let him live next door to their country’s military version of West Point?
Now consider that Wacky Al-Awlaki’s hideout is in an alleged US ally’s turf where we have the go-codes from that government to get Wacky Al renditioned back to the US for trial. Anybody at DOJ ever hear of extradition? Did Roman Polanski submit an amicus brief on Wacky Al’s behalf? Rather than going Abbotabad 2.0 with a capture or kill order, it’s time instead to play Name That…BOOM?!
Why? Was Wacky Al reeallllly a more valuable asset with tighter home grown security than Osama bin YoMama? Seriously?! The US knew where both men were yet sent in a SEAL team for a non state actor like OBL that lacks constitutional protection as a US citizen yet elected to kill outright a US citizen under nearly similar operational circumstances by lobbing a missile in from the North 40 of east Texas?
Who made that call? Oh yeah, that’s right, “…an informed high level ofﬁcial of the U.S. government…” Never mind. See the guy in the padded room.
“… (3) the operation would be conducted in manner consistent with the applicable law of war principles…”
Exactly what applicable law of war principles? We are not at war with Yemen. Applicable law is statutory law that has already been legislated, adjudicated and exercised as precedent. Where in the US code does it clearly state, “You are a baaaad American living in an ally’s country who said we can come and get you but we must kill you instead without due process because it’s too expensive to send in a SEAL team as the First Lady is off for yet another shopping spree on Air Force One. There are ﬁscal priorities here, dude. A missile is only $68,000 smackaroonies. You’re biting into Moochelle Obama’s fat pants budget. Do you know how much it costs to cover that acreage?!”
Inconvenient Truth quiz: What’s to stop this drone program from being turned on American citizens on American soil, hmmm?
If Obama wan Kenobi can essentially eliminate the protections under the 4th Amendment while stroking Eric Holder’s pen in a naked appeal to political expediency then what’s to stop Obama from line item vetoing the words “al Qa-ida” or “foreign country” from the very ﬁrst paragraph of the DOJ memo and replace it with something like “…the U.S. government could use lethal force [in the US and it’s territories] against a US citizen who is a senior leader of [the NRA, TEA Party, Fox News, the GOP, Chick Fil-A or anybody else who disagrees with us]…”?
And further notice the cacaphony of silence from the likes of the ACLU, CAIR, Michael “Jabba al-Hut” Moore, Cindy Sheehan or Code Pink who squealed about the kindler, gentler Bush-era drone program that Obama inherited like crippled kittens roasting over a Mesquite grill. Sure, in between ﬁts of self-ﬂagellation and sushi take-out, they have published nice little sternly worded messages on their chat rooms and blogsites about their faux outrage but the Silence of the Lambs nonetheless is quite deafening. “It rubs the lotion on its skin or it gets the drone again”,
It’s rumored that Oprah Winfrey will be the Drone Czar in the Obama 2.0 Adminitration. Her approach is very direct. You can ﬁnd her policy outline here:
Every American enjoys the Rights endowed by our Creator as codiﬁed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights regardless of what an evil jerk weasel he or she might have become.
That sticky wicket of “due process” is either our best efforts, our legacy of justice, culminating in keeping with our traditional American values as professed by our Founding Fathers or we have devolved back to the opening scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey or even worse into a sequel of “Quest for Ready…Aim…FIRE!”?
It looks like our Commander-in-Chief is nothing more than the Troglodyte-in-Chief that wants to drag us all back down to the level of jurisprudence that can be found at the prehistoric watering hole where “social justice” is nothing more than a club to the back of the brain pan. Ook, OOK!