[If this story is true, it would appear Anwar al-Awlaki, who you will recall was invited to speak at a luncheon at the Pentagon shortly after 9/11, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/21/national/main6978200.shtml will be joining other deceased al-CIA-duh operatives, such as Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the great beyond. Two of the 9/11 hijackers attended his mosques in San Diego, CA and Falls Church, VA.
Does this now mean that Adam Gadahn (formerly Adam Pearlman) will become the number 2 al-Qaeda leader? Gadahn has an interesting background for an Islamist fundamentalist. He is the grandson of Carl Pearlman a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Yahiye_Gadahn Now that President Obama has openly assassinated an American citizen is he now guilty of murder and violation of his oath to uphold the United States Constitution? After 9/11, do we even still have a Constitution? ~ B.B.]
Radical US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 'killed'
Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born al-Qaeda leader, was killed in a drone strike in central Yemen, the country's military has announced.
By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent
10:22AM BST 30 Sep 2011
Fluent in English and driven by a hatred of his homeland, Awlaki has been a pivotal figure in the group. A skilled propagandist, he was the spokesman for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) and had inspired daring attacks by the group worldwide.
Yemeni security forces said they had conducted an operation to target Awlaki and his bodyguards in Marib province. Western sources said a US drone strike had hit his convoy in a remote area and that local military commanders had confirmed his death.
President Barack Obama authorised the US military to target Awlaki last year, a controversial and legally fraught move in light of his US citizenship. Awlaki had inspired serval audacious attacks in recent years including the 2009 Christmas underwear bomber, an attack in Fort Hood military base by a US army major and the stabbing of Stephen Timms MP.
One tribal chief in the area of the attack said that the plane that carried out the strike was likely to be American, adding that US aircraft had been patrolling the skies over Marib for the past several days.