The Week of Sept. 26, 2011

On Sept. 30, 2011, Anwar Al- Awlaki was killed by an American Drone aircraft. Anwar Al- Awlaki was an American citizen of Al Qaeda and the first American terrorist to be killed on the battlefield. He was the most prominent english speaking radical of Al Qeada.

Awlaki was born in New Mexico and lived in several places in the United States including California, Virginia and Colorado. He has posted several lectures and sermons online about his radical beliefs and has been under investigation by officals for some time. He was first under investigation when he was found to be associated with Nidal Malik Hansan, the Texas physhitrast who killed 13 people at Fort Hood.

This subject is tricky for me to determine whether this is a good or a bad thing. This is definitely a win because it is eliminating a terrorist and allows Americans to sleep more sound knowing this. Also, this is a sad situation because it isn’t right to rejoice about anyones death. I’ve come to the conclusion that it is good and bad. Good because it helps the U.S. come closer to ending the war on terror, but it is still upsetting because it had to result in someone’s death.


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