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April 20, 2010



"...no one as far as I'm aware was actually assassinated."

It's widely suspected that three people were murdered: http://harpers.org/archive/2010/01/hbc-90006368

Kony doesn't really fit the bill here. It would be easy to indict him for crimes. He can be captured and brought to court. In fact, as you point out, the ICC has a warrant against him, so even his capture is justified. The case against
Anwar al-Awlaki is just that his views are wretched. The administration wants to murder him because he can't be brought to an American court -- most would find him not-guilty.

I'm beginning to get an awful feeling about this age of Obama. The American press has been digging deeply to check on the status of each individual in Guantanamo as long as Bush was involved. But they shield their eyes now that Obama is in office.

I went through 8 years of that BusHitler nonsense. Now I find that the phrase "Obama regime" only gets the press out to decry the harsh seditious language.

Mick H

Wasn't aware of those three deaths - thanks for the link.

As far as Kony goes, yes, in theory he could be captured, but it's been quite a few years now, and he's still out there.


For an in-depth look at Kony and the LRA, see the book, First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army.


If you are already at war with some group, how could it be immoral/illegal to kill its leader? I would think that once war had been declared, diplomatic niceties cease to hold. Am I missing something?

Mick H

Well, Obama's administration have been playing down the "war on terror" rhetoric. Also, it's not clear if al-Awlaki is an al-Qaeda member. He's just someone who happens largely to agree with them.

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