Showing posts with label Anwar al-awlaki. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anwar al-awlaki. Show all posts

Friday, 5 July 2013

Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi is Not Dead

This whole story is pure fabrication from start to finish.

But why?

Simple. Abdulrahman's father, Anwar al-aulaki, was a Second Generation CIA recruiter for Jihad dating back to at least 1994.

He superfically appears to be an American Citizen - an American citizen extra-judicially killed by Presidential executive order.

Were that to be the case, this violates the Fourteenth, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Ammendments all at once.

But even the most superficial examination of Anwar al-Awalaki's background will reveal that it isn't true - and the Obama Administration went to great pains to ensure that it wasn't true and he had no constitutional rights or protections afforded by US Citizenship before adding his name to the pre-approved Kill/Capture list for CIA.

He wasn't a US Citizen. But he had a US Passport, obtained by way of fraud.

Cenk Does Petraeus' Dirty Work For Him and Spreads Coup Faction Black Propaganda. from Paul Coker on Vimeo.

Not a single claim or speculation made in this entire piece is either factually accurate, or true.

But the rightwing media (and the useful Idiots of the left) had already announced that Obama had terminated a US Citizen with extreme prejudice and now had egg all over their faces, They had to PROCURE a claimed US National dronekill and fast, whilst fudging over the whole issue of Anwar's citizenship and employment history at the CIA.


The had a CIA grieving father and a son with (legal) US citizenship (and a valid Colorado Birth Certificate), as well as a video camera and a monochrome filter. Get the ACLU on the Horn!!
I quote The Enemy:

"Anwar Al-Aulaqi, father of Abdulrahman al-Aualaqi was born in the United States to parents from Yemen, while his father was doing graduate work at US universities." Allegedly Neither one of his parents were US Nationals, he claimed at various times when it suited him to have US Citizenship, but there seems to be not documentary proof of this, at least not in the public domain Already, AT BEST, he is a Yemeni national with a claim to dual US Citizenship "Al-Aulaqi was born in 1971 in New Mexico in the United States, where his father was doing graduate studies. " 

Prove it 

"In 1978, when he was seven years old, he returned with his family to Yemen. " 

He is a Yemeni national with two Yemeni parents who at various times has claimed to have been born in both Yemen and New Mexico, claiming both Yemeni and US Citizenship and maybe travelling under both on different passports for different occasions. 

There is no proof of either claim - but he is DEFINITELY a Yemeni National, with two Yemeni parents who grew up and spend most of his life in Yemen 

"He lived in Yemen for 11 years, where he studied at Azal Modern School." Can we do better than that to clear this up? What if he was born (as is claimed) in New Mexico but there was a fire and they lost all the birth records? In other words, if the dates are found to match up and he can be reasonably estimated to have been born while his mother and father were studying at college, but no actual documentation can be found that definitively affirms that, does he have a reasonable claim to make a case? Do we have any case law on this? As it happens, actually - yes. We do. The clause's meaning was tested again in the case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark 169 U.S. 649 (1898).  The Supreme Court held that under the Fourteenth Amendment a man born within the United States to Chinese citizens who have a permanent domicile and residence in the United States and are carrying on business in the United States—and whose parents were not employed in a diplomatic or other official capacity by a foreign power—was a citizen of the United States.  Subsequent decisions have applied the principle to the children of foreign nationals of non-Chinese descent. So, let's lawyer this one -  the "official version" - systematically, statement by statement and see if we can't give the guy a break, here. Al-Aulaqi was born in the United States to parents from Yemen, He isn't automatically an American at birth, because neither of his parents are. Were either (or both) of his parents "[Yemeni]citizens who have a permanent domicile and residence in the United States and ...carrying on business in the United States...?" while his father was doing graduate work at US universities. Evidently they weren't. "Work" in this case implies study, implies education. The actual work may or may not involve or consist of paid employment but that's totally irrelevant, even if it is the case, which is unlikely. Neither his father nor his mother can be said to be conducting "business" to support themselves - they are not in the country - primarily at least - for the sake of a job, even though they obviously do have ecconomic input and interactions and their admission into the country would be granted only if they fulfilled a certain very different set of criteria. They were clearly NOT resident in the US on an open-ended basis, nor was their stay in the country expected to be permanent or last beyond a certain point. His father, Nasser al-Aulaqi, was a Fulbright Scholar earned a master's degree in agricultural economics at New Mexico State University in 1971, Nowhere do we get told where he earned his undergraduate first degree prior to this.. which is a strange omission We might also note that the geological composition of Yemen is comprised almost entirely of enormous rocks and bare ground with 26 million desperately poor people, clinging round its coastline in fishing communities - the issue here is not merely the fact of there being no workable soil and next to no water (as with most of the rest of the Arabian Peninsular)... It's that next to none of the land for much of the country is anything close to being flat. When I said "big rocks", I meant really meant "big rocks", rather than mountains or sand dunes. it's a strange subject to major in - agriculture surely can never be economic in a land where nothing is able to grow. Which is surely one of the many reasons it's so desperately poor... received a doctorate at the University of Nebraska, and worked at the University of Minnesota from 1975 to 1977. In 1978, when he was seven years old, [Al-Awlaki] returned with his family to Yemen  That's clear and unambiguous. Both parents were in the country on temporary student visas granted for the purpose of education, with no expectation that they would remain permanantly resident beyond the end of the final course and not therefore domiciled in the US. Everyone clear...?

Not a single claim or speculation made in this entire piece is either factually accurate, or true.

He shouldn't 
- not at any rate while he makes appointments like Chuck Hegal, the most anti-Zionist Defence Secretary in a generation and ends two major, decade-long wars in the Muslim world and replaces airstrikes, cruise missile attacks 
(from "giant floating iron islands" as Bill Maher once described them), 
invasion, occupation and special forces raids in violation of national soverignty with surgical strikes targetting specific identifiable self-declared enemies of the state.

Drones don't kill people, people kill people.
And drones don't make Muslims hate America, arming Israel does..

Which Medea Benjamin knows, which is why she is blaming the drones.

Her real name is Susanah Benjamin, by the way - and she appears to be well-connected across Washington and able to get into anywhere, carrying anything and say and do anything, while being photographed doing it.

It's helpful to Israel and the Israeli Right - as is the Syrian Civil War. 

Which is a perfect storm of sectarian Islamist in-fighting intended to kill as many Arabs as possible before everyone is dead.

"From his own point of view, Obama has had a rough time lately. 

It has long been known that his greatest psychological satisfaction comes through the adulation he receives when making public speeches. 

When he delivered his speech on national security at the National Defense University, he was subjected to prolonged heckling by the veteran provocateur, Medea Benjamin of Code Pink. 
This heckling went on for a long time. 

Ms. Benjamin is very suspect, because she demanded that Obama stop old drone attacks and close Guant?namo, but said nothing at all about the far greater danger of a short-term attack on Syria, a country she has vilified in the recent past...."

Webster G.Tarpley