September 30th, 2011
07:11 PM ET

Samir Khan: Proud to be an American traitor

By Sr. National Security Producer Suzanne Kelly

Samir Khan was proud to be a traitor. In a way, he was among the most dangerous of al Qaeda terrorists. By turning his back on the country he grew up in, he gained credibility and coupled that with his intimate knowledge of Western culture to become a driving force behind a powerful al Qaeda propaganda machine.

The one-time North Carolina resident, who U.S. and Yemeni officials say was killed with Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone strike Friday morning, used his knowledge of computers to help produce a glossy, Western-style magazine called Inspire that touted the edicts of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.

Just what motivates a man who has spent much of his life growing up in the United States to wage jihad against it? Many of the answers are provided by Khan himself in an article he penned for Inspire titled, "I Am Proud to Be a Traitor to America."

In the article, Khan details his journey from North Carolina to Yemen, writing that "Washington's imperialism" was something he could no longer tolerate. "What they have done and continue to do in the Muslim lands is what I felt, totally unacceptable to my religion."

He details how he relied on his U.S. right to free speech to become more vocal about his anger toward U.S. foreign policies. He also writes that he was aware he was being watched by the FBI, something that played a role in his decision to flee. (A senior law enforcement official tells CNN Khan was being investigated by the FBI office in North Carolina, which determined it didn't have enough evidence to seek an indictment against him.)

"I decided to take up the pen and write out my thoughts and feelings regarding America's cowboy behavior in the Islamic lands" wrote Khan. "I knew that I had to stay under the guidelines of the laws regarding freedom of speech, but at the same time, I knew the real truth wouldn't be able to reach the masses unless and until I was above the law."

Khan fled to Yemen in 2009 and intelligence officials believe it was soon afterward that he became the editor of Inspire magazine. The official explanation of Khan's presence in Yemen was that he had gone to "teach English," which had become code in intelligence circles for attending radicalization classes.

The publication of the magazine was also concerning to intelligence officials as it became a significant tool in AQAP's recruiting effort and a signified a dangerous shift by providing the know-how for sympathizers to carry out attacks.

"The primary focus of the magazine is to inspire individuals to not just fly to Yemen and join the group, but rather to provide them with the inspiration, the ideological framework, the targeting philosophy and the practical mechanics of building a bomb or conducting a shooting," said Ben Venzke, CEO of IntelCenter, a private company that provides intelligence analysis to governments.

"To do it all, without ever having to step foot in a training camp but never having to come in physical contact with a terrorist," Venzke said. "And this allows AQAP to not only conduct attacks against the U.S., but at no cost financially or in terms of security to the group, they are able to add this force multiplier to their operations, because if even one person follows the direction of the magazine, that's a great success."

The deaths of both al-Awlaki and Khan are believed to be a significant blow to the future of the magazine. Clearly, AQAP understood its value. In a recently released supplement to Inspire marking the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Khan identified an AQAP leader, Sheikh Abu Basir, as saying, "The media work is half of the jihad." He also quotes someone he describes as a "brother" as saying, "A powerful media production is as hard-hitting as an operation in America."

It's a significance not lost on intelligence professionals, who see Khan's death as a "two-fer," with al-Awlaki being the primary target.

"Khan is unique in the sense that like al-Awlaki, he spoke English and had an appeal to the Western mind. He knew how to write and had the technical ability to use the Web," said former U.S. National Security Adviser Fran Townsend, now a CNN contributor.

CNN Terrorism Analyst Peter Bergen added, "The fact that the editor of the magazine (Khan) has also been killed is a problem for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, particularly as it relates to their Western recruitment effort, because the two people who principally spoke to the Western world are now dead."

Townsend suggests intelligence officials will be looking closely at those who are willing to step up and fill the role - that is, if AQAP can find anyone with the same command of the language and computer skills to do it. "That will be a strong indicator of how resilient the organization is," she said. "Over time, replacements tend to be less experienced."

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Khan family friend Jibril Hough told CNN that Khan's father did not agree with his son's views. "His father is feeling a number of emotions, not just today, but over the past few years," Hough said. "Emotions such as embarrassment, frustration and heavy sadness, because it was his son. Regardless of the disagreements that he had, it was his flesh and blood."

Hough, who runs an Islamic center where Samir Khan had occasionally prayed, expressed disappointment that the U.S. government opted to kill U.S. citizens who were not themselves known to be violent rather than capturing and trying them. "That is the American way - or should be the American way."

CNN's Pam Benson, Joe Sutton and Terry Frieden contributed to this report

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  1. Dr bakro chod

    To send message to all would be openly traitor terrorist, deport Samir Khans family. That will send powerful message. Go and investigate his family. All will claim to be patriotic, wait till Samir khan brother shows up,doing his Islamic thing.

    October 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • Conruski

      Let this be a warning to all traitors of will not be detained and put on trial!!! God Bless America and Our Troops!!! 😉

      October 6, 2011 at 9:34 am | Reply
  2. Adan

    The irony is that this Jihadist are not any less extreme than those in the west who give them the motivation to fight...right wing politicians. Invading Iraq did more to credit these clowns than anything else in history.

    October 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Reply
  3. Dr bakro chod

    All NaPaki beta in US are American traitors. Samir Khan was honest, caught. All NaPaki are same $hitt.

    October 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Reply
  4. Tony

    Before capturing or killing the target, the parents, his or her friends, the preacher at the mosque, which the target attends, should all be taped, watched closely for proof that they are a bad influence on their son/daughter. It is unneccessary to say, that in islam, most children try to do, what their parents make them do, willingly or unwillingly. Killing the target is only solving 10 percent of the total problem. The 90% to blame in most cases, are the parents, imams at mosques and islam. This is the reason that all terrorists are muslims. The reasons for them becoming terrorists is irrelevant here. The fact of the matter is that they intend to do harm to americans.

    October 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  5. Enzo F. Cannizzo

    The killing of Samir Khan by US forces with the approval of the President of the United States was a justified act and action . The President of the United States is charged with the protection and defending the Constitution of the United States.

    Samir Khan when he fled and used the pen and his position to plan , direct and execute attacks against Americans he became an enemy. It is of no consequence if he was born on American soil , derived citizenship , or was Naturalized by his own intentions he was still an enemy. WITH OUT QUESTION the sorrow and pain that his loved ones endured ..and still are needs compassion . He was still a son ......

    The unsung heroes are the men and women who work 24x7x365 in the American intelligence/military community . They searched ,listened , and planned . The "community " recommended action once Khan location was confirmed . The President of the United States executed his constitutional duties and authorized the justified killing of an American citizen .

    This was NOT a cold blooded killing but was the killing of a cold blooded traitor !!!.

    October 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  6. alexbaj

    That is not true that so called Muslim countries are intolerant to conversion, some societies are but they exception to the rule. Please go and visit these so called Muslim countries. I am calling them so called because these are Muslim majority countries but not Muslim countries. Shalom, Peace, Salaam.

    October 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Reply
  7. FugginMorons

    "Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad." -James Madison

    "The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." -James Madison

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Ben Franklin

    October 4, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  8. Matt

    Wake up people. We chastise intolerance and act like we're free and put more people in prison per capita than ANYWHERE in the WORLD. Wiki per capita incarceration by country. Evev if you suggest it's tied to economy we put people in jail 4.3 times more than the average rest of the G8 (which is only skewed by Russia) and 7.1 times more than the bottom 6 of the G8.

    October 4, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Reply
    • Fred Phred


      i would be concerned if:

      1) I was commiting crimes
      2) I was plotting to kill my fellow citizens

      Since I am neither, I have nothing to fear. There are 300 millon Americans. If the gov't wants to single me out, good luck with that.

      October 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • Buzzer

      So list the things that people are incarcerated for in the U.S. that you feel are "intolerant"

      October 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  9. dougo

    And I'm proud we blew your a$$ away

    October 4, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  10. Maverick

    He's STILL a dick.

    October 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  11. george

    A traitor will always be a traitor, even in the after-life.

    October 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  12. Jeff

    I can understand BOTH sides of the argument. Yes being a traitor is punishible by death in Most countries, But usually that is decided in COURT. The man would NOT have gotten a fair trial and would have been put to death anyway is my point of view, and his death would have been more humane.
    The message this "execution" puts out however is that if the government decides that you are a traitor for voicing your opinion is that they can hunt you down and kill you WITHOUT due process. That does sound a little scary to me.
    This man was a member of a terrorist organization, other members of the same organization have been put in prison, not hunted down and killed. He got off easy the way I see it.

    October 4, 2011 at 9:30 am | Reply
    • Jeff

      To those of you who say that the United States does not target innocent civillians should read your history books. I believe we ended the war with Japan by dropping two bombs on their cities. I suppose there were no civillian casualties?

      The sad truth is that war is an ugly business and innocent people die. It's wrong, but that's just the way it is.

      October 4, 2011 at 9:52 am | Reply
      • Usa

        umm Japan aided Germany in killing 20 million Jews so i think we took the appropriate measures

        October 4, 2011 at 10:21 am |
      • Jeff

        @usa... The Japanese women and children who were killed when we bombed those two cities didn't aid Germany, the Japanese MILITARY did. All I was doing was pointing out that we have taken out civillian targets in the past.

        October 4, 2011 at 10:38 am |
      • ensense

        Japan was no saint during the war. If it had not been for the bombs America was facing atleast a million casualties on its side invading the mainland, as the japneese followers of the emperor were really fanatic.. not to mention that any invasion of the main land would have had the us dropping conventional bombs which would have killed far more indiscriminately. Just look at the conventional bombing campaign in Germany you will get an idea. Way to go with your self hating propaganda.

        October 4, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
      • george

        War is a human activity all throughout history. Innocent people always get killed and this is almost a rule. No matter how much we try to avoid it a handful of innocents always HAVE to die.

        October 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • Jeff

      I was NOT saying that it was right or wrong, just that on certain occasions, we have targeted civilian areas and yes it is just a part of war... no self hating propaganda intended, just facts. Yes civilian casualties happen in war and for the most part, the U.S. does try to minimize civilian casualties. Yes, those bombs had the desired effect.

      October 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  13. justthatsimple

    Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

    October 4, 2011 at 9:22 am | Reply
    • FugginMorons

      How dare you quote those treasonous founding fathers! Please take my rights and keep me safe!

      October 4, 2011 at 10:26 am | Reply
      • yourafugginmoron

        If you are a member of Al Qaeda American or not you deserve to die

        October 4, 2011 at 3:30 pm |

    Hate to throw cold water on some of you hot asses out there but the reports of Khans death have been proven false. SORRY.

    October 4, 2011 at 8:53 am | Reply
  15. john jozefowicz

    Born free he died a slave

    October 4, 2011 at 8:39 am | Reply
    • Matt

      Are you suggesting that we're free? That's lip service and/or propaganda. Here in the "land of the free" we have the HIGHEST PER CAPITA ENCARCERATION RATE IN THE WORLD at over 740 per 100,000. That's almost 6 times higher than some unliveable places like Canada at 117 and 5 times higher than the UK at 140. Don't kid yourself. If you speak english as your native language your 5 times more likely to go to jail here than anywhere else.

      October 4, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Reply
      • fhfwolfy

        Statistics never tell the full story Matt. Why is the incarceration rate higher in the US is it because we have more crime...we don't, or is it because we choose not to turn a blind eye to criminals or have a more effective police force. Do us a favor and look up the stats on our police, we are at the top of the list for efficiency of police and are also rated the highest in peoples comfort at walking alone in the dark. Raw numbers NEVER tell the whole story.

        October 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
      • jaxman

        You are such a tool. Do you live in academia?

        October 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  16. citizenUSA

    Too bad he's too dead to continue enjoying the fruits of his labor.

    October 4, 2011 at 8:16 am | Reply
  17. kite005

    Propaganda both ways of course but his was clearly the most deceiving. America is not perfect but when it comes to a just society we are better than the rest. The Islamic ruled countries seem to be about the worst. Stoning women because they fall in live with someone? Suicide bombers? Make a case for that. The Islamic religion will eventually go away if they don't adapt.

    October 4, 2011 at 7:31 am | Reply
    • ensense

      They will not adapt , instead they will make us adapt to them, that's how islam goes. ever heard of the Jaziya. ( its a tax on non believers) the way thing are going, the day might not be far off.

      October 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  18. Dr bakro chod

    No known cure for Islamic Jihad virus.

    October 4, 2011 at 6:55 am | Reply
    • Earnan


      We delivered a dose of the cure to al Awlaki and Kham just a few days ago.

      October 4, 2011 at 7:08 am | Reply
      • Dr bakro chod

        Yes, killed two virus. One billion virus are loose on this planet

        October 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  19. Dr bakro chod

    Samir khan proves, once a Paki, always Paki.

    October 4, 2011 at 6:50 am | Reply
    • Dr Dree

      This is plain hate towards a country. I thought only uneducated people could spread hate but here, seems like most of us are full of hate and that where the world is going into...A HATEFUL FUTURE... Good Luck guys. What goes around, comes around.

      October 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Reply
  20. crabman

    stand against the U S and plot to kill then you get what you get no mercy

    October 4, 2011 at 6:28 am | Reply
  21. Mirosal

    @ Robin - You are correct. Be cautious, but not afraid. Never fear any "god" or devil", for within all or any of us is the power to kill any god or devil. It is quite simple. How many worship Zeus, Apollo, Thor, Odin, Isis, Osiris anymore? None, because people stopped believing in them. That's all it takes. From what I have seen on here, and from my own religious education, this "god" says do what I say or I will send you to a place of pain, torture, anguish, and suffering. Didn't Hitler, Stalin, and a host of others say that exact same thing? People calim they do these things for "god" ... well, if this god is supposed to be omnipotent, he shouldn't need the help, right? I have heard the rhetoric from the Muslim extremists that say god has visited his wrath on America. No, he didn't. It was a group of deluded gullible thugs who could not think for themselves and were just doing the bidding of someone else who was too cowardly to do it himself. As far as the two traitors who were paid a visit by American technology (missiles), their 5th Amendment rights were not violated. They advocated the killing of our citizens, and their magazine (Inspire) encourages others to terrorize from within. Treason IS a capital crime, and is still on the books with a death penalty, whether we are at war or not. I contend we are all atheists to some degree, I just believe in one less god than you do. Once you realize why you've dismissed all those other gods, you'll understand why I have dismissed yours as well. History has proven that yesterday's religions are today's mythology. Come tomorrow, today will be yesterday. If one is willing to die for religious reasons, let them. But it doesn't mean others must die for that belief either. That is just asinine, petty and ignorant. If you're in that much of a hurry to go see "god", just kill yourself and leave others alone. To all those who have posted on here with comments like "STFU" and "die die die", please go back and finish that third year of sixth grade before posting again.

    October 4, 2011 at 5:21 am | Reply
    • harry

      I agree 110%. In the name of "god" more killing and hatred has been spread than for any other cause.

      October 4, 2011 at 7:26 am | Reply
      • ensense

        Those who don't believe in god have killed almost as much in their short span of existence. eg. communist nation's It is basic human nature to fight, if there is no religion, human beings will invent something to fight over. you are just using the religion excuse for your own propaganda.

        October 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
    • Jeff

      Very well said.

      October 4, 2011 at 8:54 am | Reply
    • GOD

      This entity that you believe in, all powerful, can do anything, is so INSECURE, that they take vengence on a mere mortal like myself, just for calling them names.

      October 4, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  22. altee11

    Samir Kahn did not realize that the problems around the world as he saw them were not religion based. He made them worse by using religion. There is no credibility to this ideology he used; it just poisons the world more. Ultimately if it continues to fester will lead to every other religion fighting against each other. We already have enough challenges with criminal leaders using all sorts of bogus things to hide behind; let's not add religion to the mix.

    October 4, 2011 at 1:56 am | Reply
  23. 'it' is a 'was'

    that's all that matters

    October 3, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Reply
  24. The other decider

    Toast, well done please.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  25. Brett in MN

    These Muslims tolerate no freedom of religion in their own lands. Conversion means death. They do not tolerate the rights of existing religious minorities, threatening them with torture and death. Using their laws as a hammer against all who think and believe differently. They tear down the history of other peoples and build their monuments on top of them, then threaten death against any who would try to reclaim their heritage.

    Then they complain about the US and our "Imperialism".

    They really need to look in the mirror.

    October 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Reply
    • Earnan

      They need to assume room temperature.

      October 4, 2011 at 7:09 am | Reply
  26. ralk

    We are very proud that he is in h e l l with lucifer and the 72 hogs he will be with forever...We are proud of the fact that he was burned alive along with his other raghead losers...we are proud of the fact that...when the US sets out to get clowns like him...they do...ask Osama bin loser and Hussain...oh wait there taken out to LOL! The only good raghead head is a burned alive raghead.

    October 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • fj

      ok idiot, i agree with most of your views, muslim extremists are evil pigs, but once you start calling all muslims ragheads then you sound like a cousin screwing redneck living in double wide trailer. and a high school dropout to boot.

      accurate description of you? let's be honest now.

      October 3, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Reply
  27. JimBob

    Gotta love it that we have the freedom to speak our views without worrying about being hunted down for it.

    October 3, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Reply
    • S1N

      If Khan's only offense was "speaking his views", he wouldn't have been put down like a dog. Sorry, but you should kill yourself before you breed. If you already have children, take them out with you. We wouldn't want the gene pool to get contaminated.

      If you are actively engaging in military operations against a sovereign state, you are fair game in war, regardless of your citizenship. War is ugly. Get over it.

      October 3, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Reply
      • paperjihad

        I think the issue here is the extra-judicial targeting of US Citizens for killing by the US government without due process of law. If it could be done with Khan, then what is to prevent it from happening to anyone else once the precedent has been established?

        October 3, 2011 at 9:17 pm |
      • altee11

        Paper Jihad ask yourself about Samir Kahn's extra judicial efforts to kill Americans; then you can make the case.

        October 4, 2011 at 2:02 am |
      • fhfwolfy

        Paperjihad...did the US put him in the car with a terrorist? Yes or no. Thats right if you don't want to risk having the hair on your rear becoming the hair on your head when a bomb blows your head up your... then DONT SIT IN THE CAR WITH SOMEONE WE ARE AIMING FOR!

        October 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
    • The Reaper

      How is it that some commenting here about the American government taking out a citizen without due process, can discern the difference between our need to speak up and defend free speech from taking military action against a declared enemy of the state? Wake up people!

      October 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Reply
      • john dough

        if china did that to one of its citizen who is alleged to actively engage in military operations against a sovereign state, than is he fail game to be killed without due process?

        October 4, 2011 at 4:57 am |
  28. FugginMorons

    Obama = Bush = Clinton = Reagan = plutocratic shills for the elite.

    Hooray for the status quo!

    October 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      You might as well have posted this:

      I am a loser who never amounted to much. I blame everyone else for my failures. It's not me, it's the world around me that's unfair. The politicans keep me down. It's not that I'm stupid and lazy, I deserver a job like everyone else. Yes, I live in my mother's basement and she berates me every day.

      Since I have no chance in this cruel world, it JUST CANT BE ME!! Yes, it's the presidents' fault for my failures.

      October 4, 2011 at 8:32 am | Reply
      • FugginMorons

        Fred, one comes to mind regarding your stupid off-base reply.

        "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. ...."

        You have removed all doubt that you are a fool and a troll. Move along now...

        October 4, 2011 at 9:42 am |
      • Fred Phred

        It really is a shame that you think we've had all those "shills" for Presidents when we could have just elected someone like you.Someone intelligent. Someone who would do a much better job than all those losers.

        Someone who can see the real workings of the world. Yeah, a man of the world. Where were you when we needed you?

        I love guys like you that call all those presidents names... and have better ideas than all of them, yet call me a troll.

        In regards to the quote, do you even know who said it? Ok it was Lincoln. Now you have your fact for the day.

        MOVE ALONG...

        October 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
      • FugginMorons

        :"It really is a shame that you think we've had all those "shills" for Presidents..."

        -Yes, shills, as in "a person who helps a person or organization without disclosing that he or she has a close relationship with that person or organization. Shill typically refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers the impression that he or she is an enthusiastic independent customer of a seller (or marketer of ideas) that he or she is secretly working for." Primarily Wall St and the industrial military complex to name a few. I could list a thousand names I am sure.

        " when we could have just elected someone like you. Someone intelligent. Someone who would do a much better job than all those losers."

        -I never said they were not smart men. I see where you are going with this, trying to be some smarmy d0uche trying to distort my original idea and be a whiny b1tch because we don't share the same opinion. Let me guess, you didn't play nice with the other boys and girls at school did ya?

        "Someone who can see the real workings of the world. Yeah, a man of the world. Where were you when we needed you"

        -More schtick from a troll, with no input. Are you a plant? Here to mock with conjecture when people make statements against the status quo? Anytime you want to go over the cronyism in "Mainstream American Politics" I would be happy to bring you to school.

        "I love guys like you that call all those presidents names... and have better ideas than all of them"

        -No one is saying being President is easy but it is obvious the level of cronyism and corruption is of the highest order all the way to the top of our regime. If you can't see it is most likely because you choose not too. Apparently you are more interested with insulting people and personally attacking them rather than offer any sort of rebuttal with substance. You are not alone, there are thousands of you. It's quite sickening actually.

        "yet call me a troll."

        -Yup, see my above paragraph. A wannabe tough-guy Internet bully with 0 to add to the discourse.
        "In regards to the quote, do you even know who said it? Ok it was Lincoln. Now you have your fact for the day."
        -This is your big coup de grace? Incorrectly citing a source? man o man. Many people have falsely attributed this quote to Lincoln as well as many others but there seems to be zero written evidence of this. It's origins are from Proverbs 17:28 and has been "quoted" for thousands of years. So much for trying to be witty and smart eh? You need a different primary source, Ask Yahoo isn't working well for you.

        "MOVE ALONG..."

        -Didn't I say that to you? You reply to me with what I said to you? Man you are even more hopeless than I first suspected.

        October 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
    • jaxman

      Anyone who uses the overblown word "shill" is a complete tool.

      October 6, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Reply
  29. Ron

    "I spit my last breath at the...".....oh, nevermind wrong Khan.

    October 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  30. erich2112x

    Yes sir, and we, here in the U.S., are equally as proud that Al Qaeda live their lives knowing that at any given second you could be "Them Bones" by Alice in Chains. , which was demonstrated once again by our drones. And the caves aren't even safe anymore since they've all been mapped out now by Mercans? Where will you go? What will you do?

    October 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Reply
  31. Lettuce Prey

    Whatever it costs us to get these guys, it was money well spent.

    October 3, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Reply
  32. vince

    I want to know what this "muslim lands" thing that these zealots keep talking about? What defines a muslim land? Since Islam was late to the scene in the 5th century AD, all of those supposed muslim lands belonged to other groups - Christians, Jews, Zoastrians, Hindus and all sorts of other cultures and faiths, prior to the Islamc Conquests. But then the larges muslim country in the world, Indonesia, wasn't part of that conquest. So does muslim land mean any majority muslim population? If that's the case then we need to put strict limits on how many muslims a country can have before it becomes a "muslim land". Egypt was predominantly Christian at the time of the Conquest. And today about 10% of the population is Copt/Christian - a continuance from those ancient days. So does that mean that only the current 90% of Egypt occupied my muslims in muslim land? Because one could easily argue that most of the middle east around the Mediterranean including Egypt are Christian lands that happed to be occupied by majority muslims. So then does that mean that the only "real" muslim lands are the land of the founder? Arabia, and the area around Mecca and Medina? Tell you what, you can have those...

    October 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Reply
    • Bman

      Nice try. Muslim land is the land that has all the oil that you want.

      October 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Reply
      • Fred Phred

        Yes Bman,

        I hear we're all ready to install those oil pipelines in Afghanistan. Oh wait.. they have no oil? I don't understand? But you said.. oh just another silly muslim rant.

        Anyway, in regards to Kuwait, Somalia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Libya – where the military intervened and saved Muslim lives at the cost of American lives:


        October 4, 2011 at 8:39 am |
      • FugginMorons

        Ignore Fred, he is a trolling moron full of lies and disinformation.

        "I hear we're all ready to install those oil pipelines in Afghanistan. Oh wait.. they have no oil?"

        The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline is to deliver natural gas, not oil, from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan and then to India.

        October 4, 2011 at 10:10 am |
      • ensense

        Muslim land is the land Muslim's stole form others. eg turkey. whose capital istambul was constantinople, a christian capital. Muslims have always stolen either by force for by cunning. It is actually written in the Koran to do whatever it takes to make the enemy fall.

        October 4, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
      • Fred Phred


        I must have scored pretty close to get Fuggin all riled up that like and chasing me through the comments, trying to discredit everything I say.

        Easy there numbnuts. There is no oil and the pipeline is worthless. Read a book.

        October 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
    • SBhatti

      VERY well said Vince !

      October 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Reply
  33. Captain Kirk


    October 3, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Reply
    • Scotty

      Cap'tane...I donnt thank the al kidah sheeld generators caan take nother blow frum the drones

      October 4, 2011 at 1:11 am | Reply
      • Spock

        That would be.. illogical to our situatuion

        October 4, 2011 at 3:40 am |
  34. solex

    Islam is a completely patriarchal and male dominated culture. He left the USA because there was ZERO change that his views would be supported here. Although we are certainly NOT perfect, we do not treat women as property and we do not deny rights to those we do not agree with.

    He was just another in a long line of sadistic, power-hungry morons who truly believed that they are somehow enabled to behave badly and with no accountability for their actions.

    October 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Reply
    • Lettuce Prey

      All of the world's major religions are patriarchal. Women have been allowed to vote for less than half of our nation's history, and we still do not get equal pay for equal work with most jobs. Many double standards remain in our society, and these inequalities stem from Judeo-Christian cultures. Just because we have more rights here doesn't mean we have equal rights with men. Still working on that.

      October 3, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Reply
      • tac

        Lettuce, sorry, but no dice. You're trying to equate dissimilarities with outright denial of rights. Making $.87 on the dollar compared to a man is far different than being denied the right to drive a car, or go anywhere in public without a male escort, for instance.

        And those Judeo-Christian limitations you mention are nonsense. Jesus Christ was the original equal rights leader; he had female disciples and followers and espoused respect and loving treatment for wives, mothers and widows.

        October 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm |
      • Abhijit Ray

        @tac – I did not understand the meaning of "Jesus Christ was the original equal rights leader; he had female disciples and followers and espoused respect and loving treatment for wives, mothers and widows." He may be the first one in middle east – but there were may in east long before him, had female deciples – Buddha is one most well know in western world.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
      • Fred Phred

        Let's be honest and look at these two guys. They weren't going to get any sex ever.. well without paying for it anyway as we found out. The bearded holy man got busted several times for solicitation.

        Their only hope was to move somewhere, a place they could get one or two a 14 year olds "assigned" to them.

        October 4, 2011 at 8:45 am |
      • fhfwolfy

        Okay lettuce before you go all feminist on goes both ways. many...I say MANY not all or maybe even most want their cake and to eat it to. They shout equality equality...get the door for me like a gentleman....equality equality...can you carry that bag for me...equality equality. If a woman does work equal to her colleagues of COURSE she should be paid the same but to talk about double standard that is laughable because just like racism it goes both ways.

        October 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
    • davester777

      We most certainly do deny rights to people we dont agree with. We deny gays the right to get married (in most states) based soley on what it says in the Bible. If Jesus was such a great civil rights leader, its certainly a shame so many Christians are biggots. Muslim extremists are not the only religious nuts we should be worried about.

      October 4, 2011 at 1:25 am | Reply
      • ensense

        Marriage is between man and woman where there is a theoretical chance of reproduction. There is civil union for gay's which is different terminology but same rights, different terminology because there is a slight difference in relationship.

        October 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
      • DFOX2116

        Yes Dave its so sad that gays arent allowed to get married in some States in the US compared to Muslim countries where they are legally hanged, killed and tortured because they are gay. Your compairing apples and Jihad here two totally different things.

        October 5, 2011 at 12:17 am |
  35. micook

    Oh, like what Muslims do in Muslim land is honorable! Being a traitor is the most despicable sin! Well, he's a dead traitor now!

    October 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Reply
    • Emigdio

      You're right. The deepest circle of Hell is treachery.

      October 3, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  36. RixR

    Yep, he was proud to be an American traitor. And I'm just as proud that he's now a DEAD American traitor.

    October 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Reply
  37. asdf

    Wow Carolinas and then Yemen. No wonder this guy is messed up. He has lived in crap holes his whole life.

    October 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Reply
    • Sad

      I live in North Carolina; it's pretty nice actually. 🙁

      October 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Reply
      • Thereals

        What I want to know is, was he a Tar Heel or a Blue Devil? I'm guessing he was probably a devil.

        October 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  38. Monica

    So where was Bush senior during 9/11 morning .. having breakfast with Bin Ladens brother... Ya and Obama surely is the bad guy. Obama trying to pick up the pieces and no one is even giving him a chance. It took FDR 10 years to get out of the Great depression it took bush 1 year to get us in this hole. If Obama was the president during 9/11 he would have gotten impeached. On the other hand Bush looked like a HERO for starting a war and wasting trillion of dollars on what absolutely nothing ??.. 86% of the woman in the army get sexually harassed by our own men then hurt during combat . TELLS A LOT ABOUT AMERICAN PIGS!! What about building 7, bet half you don't even know what that is.. How about everyone who's talking crap about one other and judging each other ..stop hiding behind there computer and BE about it..

    October 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Reply
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      Monica, shouldn't you be out blocking Wall St. and espousing your silly conspiracy theories to the other loons down there?

      October 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Reply
      • asdfg

        I would just like to THANK CHEVRON OIL AND GAS FOR LETTING A MUSLIM BEAT THE RECORD for an undergrad who has yet to graduated get a $85, 000 contract with them . While all these Conservative cry babies on here MAD because there lazy kids except everything to be handed to them.. they cant even much keep a job at wal mart shame.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
      • Jason

        They aren't crazy thats how most of America feels because of the total lack of economic prosperity...

        October 4, 2011 at 4:14 am |
    • Lesmc

      Even though you would like to think Bush got us into the financial hole we are in, you better think about Clinton's administration who decided EVERYONE should be able to buy a home. So enter F-mac and F-may – then the start of bad debt that became the starting point for faliure.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Reply
      • David

        Facts have no place in this argument.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
      • Fred Phred

        Let me quote the article in the Wall Street Journal:

        "An agreement between the Clinton administration and congressional Republicans, reached during all-night negotiations which concluded in the early hours of October 22, sets the stage for passage of the most sweeping banking deregulation bill in American history, lifting virtually all restraints on the operation of the giant monopolies which dominate the financial system"

        Guess who sponsored this bill? Hint: It wasn't a democrat or the president.

        R- Graham
        R- Leach
        R- Bliley

        Yeah, that Clinton did it too us..

        Facts ALWAYS getting in the way. I have to agree.

        October 4, 2011 at 8:53 am |
    • David

      English as a second language?

      October 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Reply
    • HBHANK

      86% huh....Where the hell did you come with that number? I guess it is true, 92% of all stats are made up on the spot.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Reply
    • Chrisxtwo

      people like you are whats wrong with this country. Always blaming the other side and making up fairy tales to justify your claims without ever looking at a single fact that disputes them. People like you who are so ingrateful for what you have been given in life should join this traitor and leave. I guess he at least had enough balls to do that much.

      October 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Reply
      • Eric

        And now, he has no balls

        October 3, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
    • DFOX2116

      ??? what does any of this have to do with the article??? and also more women are sexually harrassed in other countries than in the US where we actually have laws to stop that behavior. While if you go to some muslim countries harassing you is allowed because you are outside the house without a male escort. keep your conspiracy theories to yourself and just comment on the actual article. Also your aluminum hat is looking pretty ragged time to make a new one?

      October 5, 2011 at 12:25 am | Reply
    • fhfwolfy

      Wow 86% huh did you get that from imanutjob quarterly? I spent 3 years in that cesspit and I saw great respect for our sisters who fought along side us. Is there sexual harrasment? Sure there is, just about the same as anywhere else oh and by the way...Bush didn't start the war, 19 fanatics did.

      October 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Reply

      Monica, I reject and thoroughly repudiate your term "American pigs." As a military retiree with over 30 years of government service, I did NOT fight in a combat zone to protect your slander. Watch your language, woman! Get some strong soap and wash out your mouth!

      October 8, 2011 at 2:28 am | Reply
  39. inquisitive

    No Nation, Society, or religion etc. is responsible for hate, it’s the person who is either bad or good, and in this case khan and his leader have met their fate for their unlawful acts.

    October 3, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  40. asdf

    America – creating martyrs out of dumbazzes since 1776. Oh well better safe than sorry.

    October 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Reply
    • richard

      We need a scam like they run with the Police advising "Cons" they have won a new computer or something like that then nail them when they come to pick it up.Get Mercedes Benz/Chrysler to rig up a few ticking "Prizes" and let Akhmed and his cousins think they have one a new car,keys are in it.Enjoy......

      October 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Reply
  41. Yet another Paki

    ..enjoying the good life of an American suburb, all the while plotting America's destruction. It was a foolish idea, but gives a peek into the minds of these treacherous back stabbers.

    October 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  42. Pistoya

    Die Motherfucker Die !

    October 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Reply
    • felixelgato

      I am proud that you are dead, Samir.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Reply
  43. hawken

    Be afraid, be very afraid, this war is just beginning.

    October 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Reply
    • Pliny

      I agree.

      We are in the 2nd or 3rd inning of the 'culture war' between islam and the rest of the human race.

      And it's gonna get a LOT uglier before it ends.

      And I am not afraid. But I think 1.3 billion muslims had better start digging bomb-shelters.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • asdf

      Nah fortunately we are winning as their youth are standing up and saying hey we like nice sh_t too. Brainwashing away natural human greed is unsustainable in the long term.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • melvinslizard

      "Hough, who runs an Islamic center where Samir Khan had occasionally prayed, expressed disappointment that the U.S. government opted to kill U.S. citizens who were not themselves known to be violent rather than capturing and trying them. "That is the American way – or should be the American way." "
      Hough can kiss my a$$.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Reply
      • Earnan

        Hough is just another in a long long line of Muslim traitors.

        How many more will we tolerate before we say enough is enough?

        October 4, 2011 at 7:15 am |
      • Jeff

        He was a parent. Any parent would feel a loss if their child was killed no matter what the circumstances were..

        October 4, 2011 at 9:18 am |
    • Larry L

      Agree – but I believe the root of the war is economic rather than religious. Throughout history lopsided economic conditions have always made it easy to recruit warriors for a "just" cause. When you got nothing you've got nothing to lose. The internet and the television opened up the eyes of folks sitting on a dirt floor, eating crap sandwiches while nurturing some nasty parasitic disease. If Allah (or Jesus or any other super-hero) will change the situation they're willing to give it a try. If we didn't need/want oil from the Mid-East we'd know absolutely nothing about Yemen, Iraq, Iran or Saudi. We want their oil and they want our life. Good luck...

      October 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Reply
      • Earnan

        The huge gaping hole in that liberal theory of yours is that most of the Islamic terrorists aren't destitute victims of imperialism. They come from the upper classes, those privileged with families wealthy enough to send them to universities and buy their way out of legal problems.

        October 4, 2011 at 7:18 am |
  44. JOE


    You may not have voted for president Obama but he's your president too. I didn't vote for Bush but he was my president when he was in office and I never disrespected him or wished him failure even when he was screwing up America with his Iraqi war and other faiolures for eight years because I realized that as the president goes, so does America. But of course, the nation elects it's first African-American president and all of a sudden, everyone to the right wants the country to fail. Shame on you rightwingers.

    October 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Pliny

      Well said, Ted.

      I supported Bush when he was president. I didn't vote for him. I didn't like him. But I supported him.'s just flat-out RACISM that drives these bonehead-conservative-christian-republican morons. How anyone on earth could actually VOTE FOR A REPBULICAN EVER beyond me. They have proven themselves to be more concerned with their pathetic world-view and petty hatred, than with the well being of our nation.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Reply
      • victim of democrat hypocrisy

        Substitute the word "democrat" for "republican" in your post and you just described every left wing nut posting here and protesting on Wall St.

        October 3, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
      • Matthew

        If the country is governed by a angry man like you then we will have civil war. It seems that you want to blame and your solution is mock the Christians since they equally work hard to build this country, and we are innocent.
        I am a Christian and I love and care for my neighbors regardless their polical view and background.

        October 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
      • FEDKEN

        I always hope we have the type of president our nation deserves. Unfortuantely we haven't had one since Reagan. I work for an agency where our enforcement of the law hinges entirely on politics (Immigration). I see our priorities change with every administration based on the political party. Why can't we enforce the laws uniformly. If there is a law on the books the American people and Congress support enforce it. If it is a law the majority dissapproves of change it or repeal it.

        I hear from people who know who I work for all the time supporting one side or the other and I explain I enforce the laws of the United States as I am allowed by my agency. I tell them if they don't like how the laws are being enforced write your congressman.

        I support whomever is the president, but it doesn't mean I like their policies or how they run the government.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
    • Jet Li

      so let me get this straight.. U did not vote for him, U supported him even he commited crime against others.. Even he lied to the American people to start the war?.. That is exactly every presidents want his people do.. Closed their own eyes and support.. Give him the rights to start war, commit crimes against others.. ??

      October 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard

        Jet Li-
        Please take your propaganda and leave. You act like the guy is saying "I FOLLOW THE LEADER- BLINDLY!" your knee-jerk extreme reaction exposes your simple mind. He's not saying "I just follow orders," he's saying "Just because my candidate lost or just because I truly disagree with our President's decision DOESN'T MEAN THAT I'M GOING TO REFUSE TO TRY TO WORK WITH THE "OTHER SIDE."
        Cooperate or Stagnate- it's your choice.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
    • RLG


      Just because we criticize the policies of this president does not make us Racist. It is Obama's responsibility that our unemployment is over 9%, our national debt has tripled, and his leadership has made us the laughing stock of the world. It's people like you who are truly racist, because you automatically assume that criticism of policies = criticism of minorities in general. Look in the mirror, that's where you find racism.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard

        Ummmm, I'm a Republican (hypocrite) from Texas, and even I know that blaming Obama for all of the country's problems is inaccurate.

        Perry's not the solution to anything, either.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
      • Larry L

        Surely you know the economy tanked before President Obama took office? Have you tried taking any courses in economics? When you do you'll learn that the trajectory and velocity of the economic curve initiated by the Bush debacle was far too steep and strong to stop in a couple of years. Impossible to stop with the Republicans in the Senate filibustering 90 times to prevent every action from reaching the floor. Remember, President Bush issued the first stimulus package to the banking industry BEFORE President Obama took office. Remenber, there were 8 million jobs lost BEFORE President Obama took office. Do you take no responsibility for the situation?

        October 3, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
  45. Bobby

    Yes be fearful. Many orphans who saw their fathers being killed by American terrorists in their country will one day grow up. I met a Afghani boy an orphan who was adopted by a European family. He was 11 years old. He said to me when I grow up , I will avenge my fathers death. His father was a poor farmer. They all remember. If I was as Amercian , I would be very afraid, very very afraid.

    October 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • American_Fury

      Oh Bobby we live in such fear of little farmer boy's orphans. They present the greatest danger to us. You idiot !! I hope this little boy grows up quickly and reaches 18 so your love for him will no longer be illegal and you two can marry. Then we can send a drone for the both of you. Your mom says hi by the way.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Reply
    • Pliny

      There's over a billion muslims on earth.

      I don't fear them.

      Quite the contrary....they should FEAR me.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Reply
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      Bobby, I don't see those orphans retaliating against the Taliban, al Qaeda, and the Haqqani network–the ACTUAL terrorists who've killed more Afghan civilians than you can count.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard

        right on

        October 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
    • Monica

      America is the next Hitler.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Reply
      • victim of democrat hypocrisy

        Monica is the next Eva Braun.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
      • melvinslizard

        Monica's the next Snooki

        October 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
    • lol.

      Why should I be afraid? I'm not the one who flew a plane into a building in Afghanistan. As far as I'm concerned it was provoked by them. As far as I'm concerned they should be the ones afraid. They will have no chance for revenge killings. If it were up to me we'd drop the A bomb and be out of there.

      October 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Reply
    • ensense

      They don't hate America because of that. the reason they hate is because they are bred to hate all non muslim's since birth. and no matter how god America is to them they will always hate us. so it is time we showed them the stick, because that is the only thing they respect.

      October 4, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  46. ART

    No the real enemies of the state are Rethuglicans and right wing religious morons

    October 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Reply
    • Phil

      Spoken like a true libtard who supports terrorists. Loser

      October 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Reply
    • SeanT

      it's brainwashed partisan jackholes like you that are the problem. what a stupid comment.

      if you are firmly entrenched on one side or the other you're an idiot.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Reply
      • Big Dawg 69

        Sean T–what are you doing on this site, you obviously have you head on your shoulders and not up either Obama's or Perry's ass. Who the hell do you think you are–a reasonably intelligent person or something 🙂

        October 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • melvinslizard

      How creative- Re "thug" licans, did you stay up late thinking that up? Clever fail.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Reply
  47. Bobby

    The Talibans kill all who they classify as traitors! The USA kills all those who they classify as traitors. Traiotors in both the camps speak the truth and get killed. Both sides like to listen to propaganda in their camps. The Talibans are being slwoly eliminated( I hope). The USA is being crippled slowly. When these two groups are totally ineffective there will be World Peace!!

    October 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • American_Fury

      Hey Bobby – reality check. There won't be world peace until every radical muslim, their families, their friends, and their pet pigs are dead. Booby it's okay to be a closet muslim as long as they don't find out your a homo too.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Reply
      • wickedness

        "american fury", crawl back to your mother's maggot infested hole you cowardly insect. You despicable parasite.

        October 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
      • American_Fury

        Hey wickedness – I would but I'm not done with your mother's hole yet and then I gotta move on to your sisters gaping holes. No worries though, by the looks of things, they're used to the sodomy. By the way Bobby wants to know if you, he and the vengeful islamic orphan boy can have a threesome. I'll tell him it's a go.

        October 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
    • hawken

      What a stupid statement, anyone who knows anything about human nature will tell you that there will never be peace.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Kay

      Yeah right! Clearly after the U.S. and Muslim extremists stop fighting there will be peace. Do you know anything about history of the world?!!! There is always some egotistical, lunatic humans trying to control everything, no matter what Geography or affiliation.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  48. Captain Kirk


    October 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Reply
    • Jason Mathew

      hahahahah.. nice...

      October 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • Jonesyman

      Finally an intelligent and witty statement on a CNN board.
      Truly a momentous day!

      October 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Reply
  49. ART

    We are just doing them all a favor now they can hang out with those 70 virgins and smoke their hookahs, NEXT

    October 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • Dennis

      No,Art they are quite mistaken.It is not 72 virgins they will met in heaven,it is a 72 yr.old virgin.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard

        "...and when I got their, she smelled like the Great Depression." 🙁

        October 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
      • melvinslizard

        oops, "there"

        October 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  50. sum1

    all politicians are liars. ALL of them. no one really ever does what they say they will do. so besides starting multiple armed conflicts on false pretenses, ruining the economy and favoring the rich, how is one worse than the others.....obamabiden never had a chance, if he changed too much crazy rednecks would say hes destroying the country. if he doesnt change enough people would say he didn't try so whats the point in caring, or bitching on HA!

    October 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Reply
  51. Brian

    Just more evidence that religious thoughts and feelings spread like a virus. The results are a sick society–chaos, pain and death like a cancer of humanity! We need to find the cure for religion!

    ALL Religion is a disease of the Mind! Be part of the cure, not the problem!

    October 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • boarddog

      You're an idiot.

      October 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • steve88

      it's not that religion is good or bad, however religion is a delusion, and god*s* is just an imaginary friend. People should grow up, and be honest with themselves...

      October 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  52. JOE

    I personally believe that world peace is possible to a great extent if countries of influence and power would just bend a little and put their pride, prejudices and personal reservations aside and try to have open dialoge with those we often view as enemy. For example, former president George W. Bush frequently referred to Iran and North korea as "Axels of Evil" yet his administration never made made a concrete efforts to bridge the gap and try to understand what it would take to bring these nations into the world community of nations.

    And when it comes to the conflict between Palestine and Israel, Hamas is often referred to as a terrorist group that we cannot have dialoge with or invite to the negotiating table. But let's face it, no one is born a terrorist or born evil. Terrorist ways and evil ways are either learned or adopted when one becomes isolated or sees him or herself as being oppressed as a result of a system that is favoring one group of people over another.

    In Europe there's the European Union that deals with trade and other domestic issues confronting that continent. Then there's the Arab League that deals with their own personal issues and in every continent of the world, there is of course a governing body formulated to discuss and deal with issues affecting the particulat region in question. But what if the United Nations was to create a New Leage Order, where all the disgruntled and grievious factions of the world are invited to address their differences? That is the likes of Hamas, Israel, Iran, North Korea, etc. I think this would be very interesting because since Israel and the West for example swear that Hamas and Iran is totally against Israel's existence, I would definitely like Hamas and Tehran to be invited to such a world stage of nations and be pressured to say openly whether they truly believe deep down inside that Israel does not deserve the right to exist. It is often said that when someone is angry they say things they do not truly means and I believe the same holds regardless of religious beliefs and differences. And just imagine what position this would put a Hamas or Tehran in if for example, if they were to come on such a world stage and say that Israel should not be allowed to exist. Then they would definitely loose any legitimacy or case I believe to accuse or criticize the West of siding with Israel or of being anti Islam or anti-Muslim. I would sure like to see such a world organization. I personal believe that such an organization would pressure the different sides involved to communicate openly snd spit out what's realing ailing them and this I believe can eventually lead to a better understanding and appreciation for each other and eventually a peaceful friendship. I believe it is possible and after all, we are all humans living on the same planet and breeding the same air.

    October 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Reply
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      Blah, blah, blah.
      Oh, yes, let's all hug it out with Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong Il. They're just misunderstood. APPEASEMENT FOREVER!!!

      Grow up, Joe, and stop being so naive. There are bad people in the world who seek to destroy us and our way of life. Not defending this country would be criminally irresponsible.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  53. Maverick

    Very well put!

    October 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  54. Clinton

    The US has gotten very good at eliminating top officials in Al Qaida. Every couple months it seems now since Bin Laden was taken out, we get another top leader... I feel more confident that our country will be able to detect and avoid a future large scale terrorist attack from this organization.. Seems like we have the upper-hand in this, i hope we can withdraw from that part of the world here soon... there's no need to remain... we've done our best to stabilize a country in Afghanistan that has not had a true stable Government in it's history... and in Iraq, that country is set to flourish once we leave it.. they are more or less back on their feet and have their industry starting again... it's time to leave... get our troops home... spend money on other areas

    October 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Reply
    • Havildar

      Maybe. But we are at risk for our own home grown nuts like the KKK, Christian Right, etc. These groups have shown in the past that they can bring down Govt. Bldgs just like the foreign nuts on 9/11 did in New York. Also thanks to the NRA the local Terror groups are well armed and supplied.

      October 3, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard

        Would you rather be unarmed? The NRA doesn't sell guns, just fyi. They support the right to own guns. The government is responsible for the large scale military contracts that supply foreign governments & revolutionaries. You might be able to drive a truckload of weapons to Mexico, but it would be hard to take them to Yemen. Quit thinking that every redneck is your enemy, for starters. Then you/we might stand a chance.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
      • fhfwolfy

        psssst you forgot the new black panther party and the naacp...what werent you referring to racist groups? Oh SORRY racist only works one bad.

        October 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  55. Nixo

    GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  56. Gene

    They want to blow themselves up. We want to blow them up.

    You'd think we could get together and agree on this.

    October 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Reply
  57. Pig Profit

    May Allah Bless My Drone

    October 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Reply
    • SeanT

      lol. amen.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  58. PandoraDoggl

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  59. The One Who Knows


    October 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Reply
  60. IThinkImMe

    Its amazing to see how big the cultural divide is on these boards. There are those that write long-winded posts that are completely factual, only to have a 1 or 2 sentence rebuttle that is little more than hate-filled propaganda. As an American I can tell you that our gov't has lied to us in the past, and will do so again in the future. History repeats itself. As every great empire rose to power, they brought on more gov't against the common people. In the end one of two things ultimately happens; 1) The people overthrow the gov't and peace and justice prevail, for a while. Or 2) The gov't silences the peoples voice and implodes in on itself, completely destroying the society around it.

    October 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Reply
    • TDiddy007

      Shut up, loser!

      October 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  61. JOE

    Well, my question to you right wing lunatics is where are the Weapons of mass destructions? You aholes keep voting for these worthless republican politicians who don't care about the American people and when our people get hurt and some of us complain, you people say liberals this and liberals that. First of all, I do not consider myself a Democratic, Republican or Independent. I'm an American first and what party is in office doesn't really matter to me as long as it is looking out for it's citizens. But no matter what president Obama does, you people just find reasons to criticize him and hate him for trying to clean up the mess that your leaders left this country to deal with for eight straight years.

    Furthermore, you lunatics have no basis for criticizing the president for the shit he inherited and the time frame it is taking to fix it. It took GWB eight years to screw up the country but you're expecting this president to fix everything within two and a half years despite all the deliberate roadblocks and policy delaying tactics by the GOP and their Jim Crow Tea Party. And say what you want about the healthcare legislation, but this bill is geared towards reducing our national deficit over a period of time and it is also geared towards saving Americans lives whereas the illegitimate Iraqi war has taken thousands of innocent lives even today and it has strained our economy simultaneously. And while your red confederate states didn't vote for healthcare reform, the blue states did as 82 million Americans adopted the platform of "Change" and voted for healthcare reform.

    And I commend president Obama for his bold and courageous leadership because you don't promise the American people change and then when you get in office, you waver and give in to fear mongering tactics by the terrorist who lost the damn election. And while your coward leader on Crawford ranch was afraid to go after OBL, president Obama had the will and the balls to get the job done . And as some of us like to say, Obama got Osama, Obama got Ghadaffi (on thr run) and Obama got al- Awlaki. Best US president ever? You bet. OBAMA/BIDEN2012.

    October 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Reply
    • Rodney

      Another brainwashed liberal.

      October 3, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Reply
      • Nodack

        Just to clarify, I was complimenting the initial post and not the insulting Republican.

        I don't think wanting Universal Health Care makes him brainwashed since there is only one industrialized country in all the world that doesn't have Universal Health Care and that is the USA thanks to Republicans.

        ALL other industrialized countries have made sure that EVERY SINGLE citizen has medical coverage mandated by law and ALL of them pay HALF what we pay in the US without exception. That is FACT you brainless Republican. Don't believe me? Then prove me wrong with facts instead of blanket insults.

        October 3, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
      • Dennis

        Rodney:You are just another conservative with an I.Q.lower than your shoe size!..Pull your head out of Bush and Cheney's asses.They are out of office now,you can open your eyes and see what a damn mess they created for this country!

        October 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
    • Nodack

      Nicely said. Couldn't agree more.

      October 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Reply
      • Ted

        Before you make a real fool of yourself you should read up on the health care programs in Canada and England, then if you are still willing to pay 40% out of your earnings and get worse service, go for it.

        October 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • Ted

      And the sun rises and sets on Obama land and all is well

      October 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Reply
    • Havildar

      Agree 100% even though you are to quote rodney "brainwashed conservative".

      October 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • boarddog

      "You aholes keep voting for these worthless republican politicians who don't care about the American people"

      Excuse me Mr. incorrect...
      Obama is a democrat...
      Just saying.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • Bobby

      Obama proved that, NO WE CAN'T. The man is a fake. The Nobel Peace Prize should be withdrawn. He is a warmongerer who speaks of peace . I hope the US elects an honest man during the next election.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • JeffL

      Hi Joe,
      Where are the WMD? Our planes and trains. Our crowded subway tunnels become death traps when some muslim nutjob sets off an explosive; doesn't have to be a massive explosion to kill at lot of people. By the way, GW Bush referred to Iran, North Korea, Iraq, and Syria as the "axis of evil", not "Axels of Evil", like the Axis countries in WW2: Germany, Japan, Italy.

      The "New Leage {League} Order" you speak of: that is what the U.N. is supposed to do; be a forum for the nations to air their issues. It pretty much accomplishes that, except that nations form blocs to all vote the same on a given issue, i.e., the Arabs always vote against Israel. As for speaking in anger, and not meaning what one says, how many times does Iran's Ahmadinejad have to say Israel is a stinking pot of rot whose time has come, or should be wiped off the map, or must leave the land it stole from the Palestinians, etc. etc. before you believe he means it? As for Hamas, it is in their very mission statement that they will fight until Israel no longer exists. So how much negotiating are you going to do with these nazis when that is their starting point? Appeasement didn't work with Germany at the start of WW2, isn't going to work with these characters either.

      By the way, we are not "breeding the same air", we usually breath air.

      October 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Reply
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      Joe, you're not an American first–you're an idiot first and a Blame-Bush-For-Everything'er second!
      What's funny is you're too stupid to realize that voting for Obama was the same as voting for Bush's 3rd term! HAHAHA!!!

      October 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Reply
    • melvinslizard

      "But no matter what president Obama does, you people just find reasons to criticize him and hate him for trying to clean up the mess that your leaders left this country to deal with for eight straight years."
      Who are you calling "you people?" Friggin' Racist.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Reply
  62. Conrad Shull

    He was also,like virtually all Islamists, oblivious to the slaughter of Muslims by Muslims. In this, he revealed his mendacity and ethical boorishness.

    October 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Reply
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      Well said. Obviously, their first loyalty lies with their religion, not with their country. Their tacit approval of terrorism by muslims on muslims is the epitome of hypocrisy.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Reply
      • Dennis

        If you are such a victim of Democratic hypocrisy why don't you leave and take your sorry ass over to Fox News okay?.And while you're at it,go listen to that blathering,splattering pig Rush Limbaugh to hear the truth you seek.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  63. dinak

    He was not a U.S. citizen – he was not born here, so CNN, stop trying to propagate a lie. Our true enemies within the country are liberals and socialists who seek the downfall of the U.S. economic system into a European model, which, of course, is doomed to fail, as is now being shown overseas.

    October 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • gypsy0032

      And the Republicans are without blame? Get a clue. The Republicans are as out of touch as the Democrats. They would give coroporations free reign if they could. They would give all the burden of taxes to the middle class. They would sell of this country piecemeal to the highest bidder.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Reply
    • annie

      You might want to start telling the truth ... no where in this article does CNN say Khan is a "citizen" only that he grew up in this country.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Reply
    • Clinton

      Really dude? Are you seriously sitting here trying to push that B.S. republican Agenda, Wake the !#@$ up dude... The problems with the economy are beyond Dem and Rep, If you blame the President for the downturn that started under a previous administration, then what do you have to say now that the Rep's have control of congress and have done NOTHING but whine and complain and do nothing to help the United States? They're doing NOTHING in Congress except trying to stop the President from doing anything...... WTF does that do to help us? The biggest problem in this country isn't who is in charge.... It's the fact that neither party is willing to work together for the betterment of the country... seriously get over it!!!!! Quit repeating what you heard on Fox news as if that really matters... you're an idiot

      October 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Reply
      • Rebekkah!

        Awesome! Clinton, I really wish your first name was Bill, it wouldve made this even better!

        October 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • Nodack

      The failed Europeans? Theyball have Universal Health Care. They all cover every citizen and they all pay half what we pay. We are ranked 37th behind Costa Rica in health care quality all while leaving 50,000,000 without any coverage. 45,000 Americans die every year because they didn't have health insurance. That's 450,000 Americans that have died since 9/11 because we don't care about ournown citizens like the rest of the world does. In the UK nobody goes bankrupt because of illness. In the US illness is the #1 cause of bankruptcy.

      Thank you Republicans for being greedy, selfish, ignorant aholes without souls.

      October 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Reply
      • Rebekkah!

        Hahahahaha! Great!

        October 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
    • rwriter

      European model? Last I heard they have a higher standard of living. Go Europe. What have you against Europe. Most Americans are of european decent. You religeos, conservatives have causeed all of our woes in the last 8 years. The Tea Party kooks are morons.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Reply
      • Earnan

        You "heard" simple-minded nonsense. And are too stump-ignorant to know-to even begin to imagine-just how ignorant you are.

        Yeah, there are some rich parts of Europe, like Germany and Sweden. And there are some parts that make Alabama look good.

        But you're just another Kool-Aid drinking fool who "heard" stuff on TV and thinks they now know something about anything.

        October 4, 2011 at 7:34 am |
  64. JOE


    I must say you sure know American history down to the text. What you said is well stated and to the point and I agree that it's time America starts practicing what it preaches. And we can't have a double standard policy when we deal with different nations and religions abroad and expect to get respect in return. We must have a one-policy for all doctrine. Again, your point is well stated.

    October 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Reply
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      I think it's time we airdrop Joe and Milan into Waziristan and watch the hunt unfold.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Reply
      • American_Fury

        Don't forget FugginMoron too. They can hav a threesome on the way down while I'm busy with their sisters.

        October 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
      • ranger 830

        I second that motion.Love all the couch commandos.If you have not been there,then dont judge.Trust me if you have not been there then you dont know doodly squat!!!!!!

        October 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm |
    • Gail D.

      Yes, as a family friend Hough should have been sworn in and gone to Yemen to serve arrest papers to Khan. Then when Khan surrendered they could have boarded the plane and come back to the USA and Khan could have had his day in court.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Reply
    • melvinslizard

      I doubt that "American Fury" has ever been with a woman...

      October 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  65. Sagebrush Shorty

    Islam is a nasty brown stain on the fabric of civilization.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Reply
    • FugginMorons

      Way to go you hate mongering status quo plutocrat

      October 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Reply
      • American_Fury

        Hey...fuggingmoron you're a cowardly puzzy and an insginificant brown stain on your mom's underwear. Put that in your muslim pipe and smoke it queer boy.

        October 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
      • FugginMorons

        American_Fury? Your name should be "Narrow-minded imbecile who tries to bully people with ideas different from his" or maybe "closet h0mosexual who feels the need to act masculine and tough and degrade others to hide is own shame and closeted-love for the n@ked male butock and phalus"...

        October 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm |
      • American_Fury

        I don't think your mom or sister would agree with that assesment of me you fugginmoron. But hold on for a second I will check with them when they come up for air. Your name SHOULD be fugginmoron. Oh wait it is. Your mom's laughinhg at you now queer boy.

        October 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  66. FugginMorons

    Long before 9/11 US law had ceased to be a shield of the people and had been turned into a weapon in the hands of the government. The event known as 9/11 was used to raise the executive branch above the law. As long as the President sanctions an illegal act, executive branch employees are no longer accountable to the law that prohibits the illegal act. On the president’s authority, the executive branch can violate US laws against spying on Americans without warrants, indefinite detention, and torture and suffer no consequences.

    Many expected President Obama to re-establish the accountability of government to law. Instead, he went further than Bush/Cheney and asserted the unconstitutional power not only to hold American citizens indefinitely in prison without bringing charges, but also to take their lives without convicting them in a court of law. Obama asserts that the US Constitution notwithstanding, he has the authority to assassinate US citizens, who he deems to be a “threat,” without due process of law.

    In other words, any American citizen who is moved into the threat category has no rights and can be executed without trial or evidence.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Reply
    • Kevin

      In the words, M O R O N you are saying that when someone is attacking, there is no defense until the actual attack. Tell that to the 3000 people's familes that died at ground zero. Constitution gives the President, and only the President the authority to protect the country – remember civics class – probably not... There is a balancing act of course in that the rights of the accused have to be protected as well. When they are in conflct with each other, the right to protect the nation is going to out weigh the terrorist's rights.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Reply
      • FugginMorons

        "In the words, M O R O N you are saying that when someone is attacking, there is no defense until the actual attack."

        -Who is attacking who exactly? When did they attack and how do you know this? Do you have any other proof than CNN or Fox News that this American citizen is guilty of these crimes? Khan was a wacky character associated with Inspire Magazine and does not readily come to mind as a serious threat. Awlaki was a moderate American Muslim cleric who served as an advisor to the US government after 9/11 on ways to counter Muslim extremism. This is why Due Process exists, to prevent tyranny. I hardly trust the government to deliver the mail, but I am supposed to be ok with them assassinating American citizens? Sorry, not happening.

        "Tell that to the 3000 people's familes that died at ground zero."

        -Khan and Awlaki had nothing to do with 9/11. Shame on you for trying to imply they are somehow responsible for 9/11 in order to somehow justify your liberty-destroying fascism.

        "only the President the authority to protect the country – remember civics class – probably not... "

        -What I know about civics and Constitutional Law would probably leave you feeling pretty vacuous for your attempted insult.

        "There is a balancing act of course in that the rights of the accused have to be protected as well. When they are in conflct with each other, the right to protect the nation is going to out weigh the terrorist's rights."

        -The "right to protect" the nation does NOT supersede the core values of this republic. These values, primarily liberty have been slowly eroded over the years and has been done so through manufactured consent. Phony threats and ridiculous "bogeymen" along with false-flag events combined with the message that any dissent is non-patriotic has withered people into thinking they need to surrender rights for "security".

        Ponder some quotes from our founding fathers to nourish your brain.

        "Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad." -James Madison

        "The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home." -James Madison

        "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Ben Franklin

        October 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
    • Robin


      October 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • Gail D.

      Oh yeah, American is always executing magazine editors. How many last year? Or the year before? Or terrorists? When was the last? Obama came in like a lamb but is going out like a lion, you know why? Because he has taken the blinders of PC off. You need to do so as well. He met the bad guy and guess what? Found out that they really are bad.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Reply
      • FugginMorons

        Blinders? Really? I am wearing blinders? And what were the founding fathers wearing when they issued the statements quoted above. Please, put my mind at ease that a war-mongering President who sets precedent for executing Americans sans-trial is a good thing.

        October 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  67. JOE

    The real American traitors are the Tea Party and the GOP who has supported their rebirth. The Tea Party along with their un-American base, Sarah Palin, Michele bachmann,Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, they're the real domestic terrorists and the American traitors. After all, they "don't Retreat, they they just like to "Reload." The dommestic terrorist Tea Part are going around America looking to kill little ten year old American girls while they wave the American flag. Remember little Christiana Green at that shopping plaza in Arizona? Remember Congresswoman Giffords who just a few months ago was fighting for her life? That's because of the Tea Party's divisive and hateful behavior and their anti-American sentiments that's threatening to undermine this great democracy. yes, you scumbags are the real American traitors.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Reply
    • newsy97

      Wow Joe,

      while I agree that the entire gang you mention are truly anti-middle class American people, connecting them to murder and insurection goes a little too far. Well, except for Rush Limbaugh.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • Kevin

      And what on Earth will you say about your failing Presdeint forcing an unwanted health care program down our throats that court after court is repealing, piece by piece, as unconstitutional? How about Press Secretary Gates' and his far reaching and abusive rhetoric during virtually every press session? Where is your condemnation there? What about your labor boss calling for someone to "take the SOBs out" refering, of course to the republicans and tea party members? How about your President authorizing the murder of an American citizen in a foreign country. You're a typical democrat, hateful of anything democratic. Tea Party is not going around trying to kill anyone, but your healthcare program is killing people because it has raised the cost of almost every element and caused a wait time for care that is longer than it has ever been. How many people will die waiting for care? Who are the traitors? You and your failing party are the traitors that have devastated this economy, sold out to China, murdered American citizens, decreed laws through executive order and violated the Constuitution with health care and the current issue, the "Power Grab" where your feds are trying to take possession of the power grid in the country. Yes, you should be proud of your party, your failing party, but the people know...Yes they know about your treason, and will not allow it to continue. Send out your resumes, you're losing your job.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Reply
      • thedoctor

        Excuse me, but I REALLY WANT the unwanted health program. The way the health industry has used pre-existing condition exclusions is criminal.

        October 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
      • Earnan

        No, "doc," what you really want is the "right" to stick your hands in someone else's pockets and take their money for your benefit.

        October 4, 2011 at 7:37 am |
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      The real traitors are idiots like Joe who blame their lunacy on republicans. They are insane and are truly the American Taliban.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Reply
    • Rodney

      The only scumbags I see are not the GOP or the Teaparty. It is the liberal scumbags that are ruining this great country. If we let Obama and the rest of the liberal's continue on this path there will not be a USA left. I voted for Obama and that was one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made. If liberals can not see what is happening around us they are either stupid or brainwashed. I am proud to say that I am a reformed liberal now. Remember Conservatism = common sense.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Reply
      • Dennis

        Common sense is something you never have had nor will ever have.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
    • Nabi2007

      and just how do you relate the insanity of the gunman (sorry, let's be PC here – ALLEGED GUNMAN) to the Tea Party, et al? Every person questioned by the police in conjunction with the tragic shooting, stated that the alleged gunman had no political affiliation, no religious link and for all information and evidence gather, acted alone in his murderous act.

      You, sir, are a moron for even thinking the people you mentioned had any part in his actions before or after. If any stretch of the extreme mindset you proffer, I would tend to place the ability to purchase firearms, in light of (or in spite of) his known "odd" mental behavior, was due to the liberals at the college he attended for not reporting his bizarre behavior to the authorities...

      So, go drink more of your kool-aid, idiot

      October 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  68. CADMAN1

    Only good terrorist is dead terrorist. Good riddance

    October 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  69. retguyhrsrdth


    October 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Reply
    • AverageJoe2

      Wow! look here we have a retarded redneck hillbilly, who by the way is probably married to his sister and lives in Missippi. not all muslims are like that you dumb tool. people like Khan and Aw-Laki deserve to die, but dont generalize,

      October 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Reply
      • Robin

        Wow, somone toasted his cookie to much, didn't they! sheesh!

        October 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
    • melvinslizard

      Hey AverageJoe-
      I think the guy's an idiot, too, but do you see the irony in your statement criticizing him as a racist when your comment refrences rednecks, hillbillies, and Mississippians as being the "type" that is actually to blame? Pot, meet Kettle.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  70. sonny

    They are stupid crazy. Let me have theri bodies so I can feed them to my pythons and aligators.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  71. George

    Perhaps we should start targeting right wing extremists in America with drones. Actually, George W. Bush signed an authorization for that to happen anyway. Keep looking up you nutjobs.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Reply
    • FearItself

      Thank goodness we saw fit to give the authority and power to our truthful leaders for instant executions of people who might harm us. This could never go wrong and be used against any American's because we all have the same mind and interests and never disagree with eachother as to who might harm us. Whom ever is in the whitehouse will always have my best interest at heart and would never consider certain people who might make signs or post threats of violence to good law abiding American doctors terrorists. They would never consider some Christian Texan's holed up in their compound a threat to anyone and send in tanks, or maybe now drones. Et tu brute?

      October 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  72. George

    Well North Carolina, what do you have to say for yourself, creating homegrown terrorists?

    October 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  73. Milan

    As always, and that is one of the reasons that rest of the world has a hate against you. Americans since second war who knows how many time attacked other countries in the name of Freedom. Same as Hitler did in Second war. Same Goebbels propaganda like they did with Jews. Of course Americans think they are right as Germans did at that time.
    What is the difference. There is no difference. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki and two nuclear blasts that left so many dead and crippled for life, and US did it just to make sure Japan really capitulate and to try new bombs on the people, that was the day that the rest started to hate US. Than Vietnam, than Korea, Guatemala, every part of the world they screwed up and ruined people lives, and still they think and ask WHY everybody hates us. Are the Americans really that stupid or just ignorant bustards that fill up their trucks, not with gas instead its somebody kids lives in those cars tanks. And do they care, no. But parents of those kids and brothers and sisters care. Hundred thousands dead in Iraq made another hundred thousands terrorists that will do anything for revenge, sooner or later. Americans are only lucky there is big water around them otherwise it would be fun to watch daily bombings of McDonald's and Yankee games.
    Americans protect THEIR way of life, but at the same time implementing THEIR way of life to the others. Gabbles is proud, his dogma is used a lot but we know how Nazi Germany ended, and every other empire in the history. I am not terrorist just a person that wish that all bullies end up in the mud and every day i am more happy to see US goes down and more Americans lose their houses and they end up on street makes me Happy. And WHY. Cose the US and Americans ruined my country and erased my childhood and my history for their full truck tanks. I hate you and wish every day that everything that happened to my people happens to your families. Plain and simple. Now as people with democratic view BOMB me or send SEALS and DRONES ti kill me for thinking different.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • McBain05

      Nah, we will just ignore you. Have fun wallowing in your hate.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Reply
    • Kevin

      What a D u M b post.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Reply
    • Kevin

      Actually surprised why CNN allows people to threaten Yankee games and McDonalds. Way to go CNN.

      BTW, Milan – you are a small, insignificant nothing. Go away boy, you bother me.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
    • Bill

      That post was too long Milan. I got bored and took a ride in my 300hp car!

      October 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Reply
    • C.Brown

      You forgot to mention where it is your from???? I guess your countries leaders have nothing to do with you not having a childhood. You can hate me all you want but I have a good job, a house, I had a GREAT childhood and no matter how much you hate nothing is changing lol. Enjoy living in your hut you tool.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Reply
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      Milan, I can say this with certainty, if it wasn't for the United States shedding its blood in the name of freedom, you'd be living under some tyrant and unable to write the garbage you just spewed out.

      I'd prefer you just said "Thank you" and went on with your pathetic life.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard


        October 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
    • Robin

      Yes, and all those countries that hate us still LOVE taking our foreign aid....go figure

      October 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Reply
    • ranger 830

      You are with us and the rest of the CIVILIZED WORLD or you are against us.Simple as that! You may spin the U.S. issue however you like! But lets talk about how many thousands of muslims have been killed by other muslims!Over tribal issues or religeous differences or whatever. I have spent many years in north Africa,Asia and the middle east and have seen first hand the brutal repression of muslims all over the world by other muslims.So you cant B.S. me!So far it has been a real bad week to be a jihadi. Jihad is no good for Islam!!!! The sooner this is realized the better for Islam! You may one day run out of martyrs,however we will never run out of missles.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Reply
  74. Constitutionalist

    If you subscribe to the theory that Kahn was entitled to be captured and subjected to the US legal system for inciting or waging war against Americans and by killing him Obama is guilty of some crime, then EVERY US soldier and especially President Lincoln are similarly guilty for action taken against Confederate soldiers during the Civil war. Lincoln's position was that the south had no right to cede from the Union and that by dispatching Grant and other armies led by generals to engage the southern soldiers in battle was the unlawful killing of US citizens.

    October 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  75. ranger 830

    HA F-ing Ha !!!!!!!

    October 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  76. boo hoo

    religion is a curse, religious fanatics & their make-believe gods are a scourge on mankind

    October 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      Agreed. But "religion" is man made. Not everything in the universe is. The concept of "God" is common in modern mankind's metaphysics, and should therefore not necessarily be dismissed, rather examined quite carefully, if for nothing else, to be more sure. Upon further and ongoing examination, many very learned folks have come to the conclusion that there is a viable philosophy that is based around a God that transcends science. Religion, however, as you say, is putrid when compared to a perfect God. Understanding of an eternal God certainly includes an utter lack of fear and therefore no need to be violent to achieve justice and peace. Only man's flawed senses of greed, pride and fear cause war, injustice and death. God provides for eternal life, at least is my hope and is the basis of my efforts to not be fearful.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  77. kikeslayer

    no one buys this jew ridden bs anyways, the world will never be peaceful until each and every jew is slaughtered even if it brings nuclear war its worth it. it aint over until all kikess and their stooges are annihilated. the real war will start very soon

    October 3, 2011 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • Bill

      Wow. What happened to you? Did you get ripped off buy an engagement ring or something?

      October 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Reply
    • Robin

      Good grief, there are a LOT of burnt cookies this morning....this guy needs to take a long bubble bath and chill out. WOW even....

      October 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Reply
    • Smarterthan you

      Shame we own it all isn't it. Lets see how you would make it without penicillin for every time you get the clap. Whats wrong catch your mom doing a little fellatio on the guy who owned the deli. After I'm done with your skanky sister come on over and I'll show you.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Reply
  78. JOE

    Dick Cheyney is the real American traitor. He had the odacity to go on CNN and argue that president Obama owes GWB and the American people an apology for criticizing the Bush administration's war on terrorism strategy. So for ten years Dick Cheyney and GWB ignored OBL then they closed the chapter on the hunter for OBL. But all of a sudden, they want to get creditt for the killing of OBL. And the same is to be said of the killing of al-Awlaki. And what is outrageous is that the only thing the GOP are willing to give president Obama credit for are the problems they left at the White House door steps for him to solve. And I understand even Dick Cheyn's daughter was bold enought to attack president Obama and request an apology. They lunatics must be joking right?

    But I have a question for Dick Cheyney and that question is when are you and GWB and cabinet going to apologize to the American people for lying to them about bogus WMD's, dragging us into a long bloody senseless war? And when are you war criminals going to apologize to the families of those dead American soldiers in Iraq and those who continue to be killed in Afghanistan today because you Dick Cheyney and GWB and company abandoned and prolonged the Afghan war to fight your illegitimate Iraqi war? Dick Cheyney a rope awaits you and GWB and cabinet at the ICC in the Hague and I hope you animals rut in hell.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • Tim

      Learn how to spell. Then learn how to read. Use this knowledge to read about what actually happened the past 10 years, then try again.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
      • Robin

        The anger kinda gets lost in all the bad english and misspelled words.

        October 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • victim of democrat hypocrisy

      The real criminal, Joe, is your elementary teacher who failed to teach you how to spell.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Reply
    • melvinslizard

      I'm sorry, did you say that Cheney and Bush ignored OBL for 10 years? Fail.

      October 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  79. Pliny

    He is proud to be an American traitor.

    I am proud that the American military made him a dead American traitor.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:56 am | Reply
    • omar

      the public openion in the arab world has shifted people are less interested in destruction and more in the creation of a prosporus nation. to the new movements United States is not seen as a threat but rather a potential ally, I cannot say the same about Israel and that could cause conflit. But Terrorisim is definatly out of the picture, the comments on Aljazeerah net tells all. people dont care about awlaqi about khan or about any other nut job. This is evolution in making.
      the arab public only concern is freedom to thy selves and then to other muslim brothers, i.e. when they gain freedom, they will fight for the freedom of the palestinians to reclaim the occupide lands.

      this is a personal opinion

      October 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard

        so, your Muslim brothers won't die today, they'll die tomorrow when they attack Israel. Have a nice day.

        October 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
    • Robin

      Good one! Thanks

      October 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  80. erikt

    Those SOBs. Those freakin cowards! What kind of "prophet of God" teaches you to kill others b/c you don't like their traditions and values?

    October 3, 2011 at 11:56 am | Reply
    • Truefax

      Sorry but they don't "hate us for our freedom". It has more to do with bombing them, and proping up dicators.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Reply
      • George

        It has to do with our support of Israel, and the stationing of American troops, i.e. infidels, on the holy ground of Saudi Arabia.

        October 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
      • Grushenka

        Yeah, but who's paying attention? Not the GOP candidates, not the current admin., maybe Ron Paul, but he's just dismissed as some lunatic-fringe type.

        October 3, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
    • Bobby

      What kind of Christain God taught youto lie about WMD and kill hundreds and thousands of Iraqis?

      October 3, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard

        Why don't you ask Saddam? He's the one that "lied" about WMD. The US intelligence community reports were in agreement with dozens of other foreign intelligence agency's opinions. There was factual historical evidence (Karballah and the use of VX gas against the Kurds, for instance) that supported this theory. It's easy to sit in your little basement and look back on the last 20 years, isn't it...

        October 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  81. Heywood Jablowme

    I hope these two dead terrorists are having a good time smoking meatpoles in hell!

    October 3, 2011 at 11:55 am | Reply
  82. hello

    "Totally unacceptable to my religion". The only thing acceptable to h is religion is killing those do not subscribe to the stupid nonsense infused in him by the mullahs. Mullahism is a disease of muslims.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:49 am | Reply
  83. MarineDad05

    Why is CNN hiding the fact that Khan is of Pakistani descent. Lately, there have been several incidents where Pakistanis born and brought up in the West seem to have taken the Jehadi way.

    The bus bombings in London a few years ago was entirely orchestrated by 2nd generation British citizens of Pakistani descent. The failed Times square bombing attempt, was by a person of Pakistani origin, and now this.

    Across the world, there are several other instances where Pakistani citizens or those of Pakistani origins have perpetrated terror acts.

    These 'co-incidents' are beccoming far too common, and hopefully the US intel is connecting the dots.

    I am just darn tired of these people taking full advantage of the freedoms this country provides to all, and then go against those very interests.

    If these people hate the US so much, let them stay in their own sordid countries.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:45 am | Reply
    • Paki descent

      In fact it's sufficient if the dad is Paki. David Coleman Headley had a Paki father who 'cajoled' his American wife to follow him all the way to effin Pakistan. Samir Khan has a Paki father also.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Reply
  84. AI0517

    4 extermist killed in five months glad there dead coming from an american muslim!

    October 3, 2011 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • Pliny

      Your rhetoric is pathetic. Grow up.

      October 3, 2011 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • melvinslizard

      Yea! An American Muslim that will actually stand up and speak out on behalf of our military! Gold star

      October 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  85. GG

    Hey man – nice shot!

    October 3, 2011 at 11:23 am | Reply
  86. mrmefco

    Should be the American way? No, killing traitors like this bunhole should (and is!) the American way.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:22 am | Reply
    • stemcell


      October 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • George

      Killing traitors to America does indeed go back to the American Revolution. A quick hanging has simply been replaced with an even quicker Hellfire missile.

      October 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  87. Watcher

    Sounds lke V ought to be indicted or at least invesigated. To say he was not known to be violent is just plain wrong. He wrote about how to kill. And then these bozo's wonder why the FBI is watching them liike a lion hunts its prey. Sounds like that islamic center needs to be SHUTTERED.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:21 am | Reply
  88. Yoda

    Ayman al-Zawahiri YOUR NEXT!!!

    October 3, 2011 at 11:17 am | Reply
  89. coriolana

    Two dead terrorists AND the Lions won. It's been a good week!

    October 3, 2011 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • Robin

      Yes...and the Packers won...a VERY good weekend!!

      October 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Reply
  90. Old Bear 60

    The penalty for treason is death. No exceptions. Well done predator drone pilots. As to any religion that deludes itself into thinking it has to carry out the mandate of a "god", you belittle the stature of GOD. God doesn't need man to do anything but exist. Until God is tired of this particulary piece of his work and wipes the slate clean.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:14 am | Reply
    • JLS639

      In fact, there have been numerous instances of treason in US history that have not resulted in execution. I would not be surprised if more people were officially pardoned for treason in US history than executed.

      October 3, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Reply
  91. R. Kolata

    As far as I am concerned both of these traitors gave up theirs rights as Americans the moment they turned against us. Plain and simple. Why waste time and money on a trial. It will last forever and they would become bloddy heroes. The US was correct inremoving more of the malignancy of radical Islam. If we(US) had acted aggressively immediately after 9/11 maybe so many of our military would not have lost their lives and body parts.

    October 3, 2011 at 11:07 am | Reply
  92. No Sharia

    He's not an American, nor was he ever one.

    October 3, 2011 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • Terry

      Actually he was a U.S. citizen and killing him is a violation of the 5th ammendment and that doesn't change no matter how loud you scream.

      October 3, 2011 at 11:07 am | Reply
      • Cove

        Traitors can be killed. I personally did not want to risk any soldiers to try to "capture" these two guys so we could put them on trial. We ARE are war, like it or not and they were traitors. Traitors are killed during war. They gave up their right to be citizens as well.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:16 am |
      • Blah

        He should have been tried in abstentia first.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:21 am |
      • Cove

        Yeah well I value our soldiers lives first. Besides if we sent in troops everyone would be complaining about that. No matter what we do we can't win I guess. I do know I won;t lose any sleep over these two.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:26 am |
      • Madrep

        Spoken like a true liberal! Make CNN proud. bet you voted for Obama too.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:27 am |
      • Cove

        We are at war against terrorism and any terrorist can be killed regardless of nationality.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:29 am |
      • MS2FN

        5th Amendment? Really?

        "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation"

        The important part there is, "except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger." – If your organization has declared Jihad against the people of the US, and are actively trying to kill its citizens, that's clearly a case of both a "time of war" and "public danger."

        October 3, 2011 at 11:30 am |
      • MS2FN

        Oh... and Madrep, - I'm liberal, and I voted for Obama. - Don't believe everything you hear about liberals on Fox News.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:32 am |
      • Flatsguide

        Blah said: "He should have been tried in abstentia first."

        O.K. I say he was guilty. The jury has reached a verdict. Guilty.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:47 am |
      • Bigtime02359

        He was NOT a U.S. citizen, nor was he EVER a U.S. citizen. As they ten do do, CNN managed to lead you to believe an untruth without ever actually saying it.

        October 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
      • melvinslizard

        Screw 'em both.


        October 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
      • FugginMorons

        Don't forget the 6th and 8th too. Obama has sealed our fate to becoming a fully fascist country. And look how many knuckleheads here celebrate the killing of an American citizen without a trial, who they only know about through the corporate-controlled media.

        "He was a traitor!!!" – Yeah says CNN and Fox News. Sorry I need a higher burden of proof then Shephard Smith or Wolf Blitzer parroting party propaganda.

        These people are gladly giving up their liberties. Our founding fathers would be ashamed.

        October 4, 2011 at 10:24 am |

        Terry, your attempt to be a legalist is a failure! You have a large bone in your skull, similar to a bowling ball. You need surgery! So we are supposed to go and round up all of those Japanese who attacked Pearl Harbor and give them a nice trial before we attack and beat the s*it out of them? Do you understand the definition of war??

        October 8, 2011 at 2:47 am |
  93. Kerry Berger

    How much of this article is American propaganda as well?

    October 3, 2011 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • Blah

      Tell us which department of the government does the author work? How much is she paid by the government? You need to answer those questions first.

      October 3, 2011 at 11:20 am | Reply
    • Noname

      How much of your name is a lie?

      October 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Reply
  94. Ralph J. Monasterio

    I hope Al Awlaki's soul is now "at rest". We can kill the body, but we cannot kill the SOUL. The soul is an IMMORTAL being, and is going to go in only TWO places.....HEAVEN or HELL!! GOD puts us in this world, as a way to TEST us...and gives us a to who we want to go with...the DEVIL....or to GOD. If we go to "hell"....that would be a lake of everlasting FIRE, PAIN and SUFFERING, and NEVER...will we be at peace. It's NOT a place of PEACE...but a place of TORMENT.

    And...if the MUSLIMS continue on this avenue of HATE, and VIOLENCE.....THAT'S where they are headed!!

    October 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Reply
    • Sun Stevens

      If you're still believing in lakes of fire, pearly gates and the whole Heaven & Hell story, you're more deluded than the Muslim terrorist who thinks he'll get 72 virgins when he dies...

      October 3, 2011 at 11:08 am | Reply
      • MacRad

        Does anyone know anyone that died and came back? Therefore no one really knows what awaits us on the other side, if you even believe in an afterlife. My guess, since I haven't been there, is that there are consequences for our actions, good or bad. In the end we WILL find out. Might be a good idea not to live a violent, hate filled life... just in case.

        October 3, 2011 at 11:33 am |
      • stemcell


        Your assuming that we believe. I don't believe that stupid stuff long ago (when I was of age to determine if is a crock). So no everyone will not know. I know we would all like to think that there is an answer, but I don't have to try and fool myself just to try and gain one.

        October 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • C.Brown

      People beliefs scare me lol.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Reply
    • Robin

      I guess that is one more reason not to visit hell. Way to crowded by not and way to many giggling virgins.

      October 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  95. Ralph J. Monasterio

    I have often wondered, when Muslims "pray"......who do they pray to, THE DEVIL?" Because, after all, ONLY GOD...can exact REVENGE on the ENEMY, and NOT a single MUSLIM. Who do they really pray to?...I'm curious about this....because, when you use the word "Pray"...that prayer ONLY goes to GOD....and NO ONE ELSE!! Even Muslims USE the word "GOD".

    "And GOD willing" an often phrase used by the Muslims. So...they MUST believe in GOD....and NO ONE ELSE!! You see...when Al Awlaki was killed, HIS SOUL went up to GOD...."and was JUDGED BY GOD, at that very INSTANT. Of course, I'm willing to bet, that, HEAVEN is certainly NOT one of the places he is scheduled to visit. Most likely HELL!! And.....until they believe in that, their NEFARIOUS and EVIL ways will never stop.

    The Religion itself feeds off, and seem to exist on VIOLENCE!! And HATE!! ....Sometimes, when we get mad at someone, we tell them...."Go to HELL" a verbal assault. And, it's considered an INSULT to an enemy!!

    October 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Reply
    • Bobby

      Now let us see where violence and hate is coming from?
      1. Who bomed Iraq and killed over a million civillians.
      2. Who created thosands of orphans in Afganistan.
      3. Just go back another decade. Who carpet bombed Vietnam? How many died?

      The answer is CHRISTIANS!! What kind of devil do they pray to? I just wonder?

      October 3, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Reply
      • Pliny

        I pray to a devil in a blue dress.

        And if you see'd know why.

        Oh...and lighten up, Francis.

        October 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
      • JeffL

        Hi Bobby,

        1. Who Bom(b)ed Iraq and killed a million civilians?

        Nobody. In the eight years we have been there, about 300,000 civilians have been killed; 75-80% of who were killed by other muslims.

        2. Who created thosands of orphans in Afg(h)anistan. (?)

        The Taliban.

        3. Just go back another decade. Who carpet bombed Vietnam? How many died?

        The Vietnam war ended almost 40 years ago, not a decade ago. How many died in the decade before we got involved? After we pulled out all of our troops, the khmer rouge killed 2,500,000 people: you've heard of "the killing fields"? Was that OK?

        Do some reading other than these silly blogs. Lots of nonsense expressed in the things.

        October 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  96. MAKO 10

    The victory once again is American intelligence, winning the war for 10 years! Were listening, were watching and were taking names. If you see something say something. Remember that for you citizens and remember you don't have to be Muslim to be a terrorist. I do sadly feel though that we will see more of this, American's turned extremist terrorists. Thanks and praise to NSA, we have won the war for yet another day!

    October 1, 2011 at 12:19 am | Reply
    • edog355

      Is this the same US "intelligence" that helped get us into a war in Iraq in pursuit of weapons of mass destruction that never existed – yet resulted in tens of thousands of dead and maimed US soldiers, upwards of 100,000 dead Iraqi civilians and nearly a trillion dollars of wasted spending? Thought so.

      October 3, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Reply
      • melvinslizard

        "Never existed." Fail

        Look up VX Gas Attack on Karballah

        October 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
      • FugginMorons

        Oh the weapons of mass destruction existed, we know because we have the recent. We armed Saddam to the teeth. When Saddam gassed the Kurds at Halabja it was American chemicals and American consent that allowed it to happen.

        However by the time we decided to invade and occupy Iraq, those weapons were long gone. But don't let truth get in the way of a good narrative. It's easier to convince a scared populace of the need for war then it is to convince and educated and knowledgeable populace.

        I'd guess 90+% of Americans get all their news and world information from CNN and Fox News. That's part of the reason why this nation is filled with narrow-minded dim witted sheep who let the media do their thinking for them. Kinda like 1930's Germany.

        "Oh please Mr. Government, keep us save from those evil J3ws and those scary Poles. Here take my rights and liberty just keep me safe"

        Worked out well for them huh?

        October 4, 2011 at 10:15 am |
  97. WOT

    May God be with our NATION, for we can not kill them all! The sleeper cells in our country are the ones I fear Most!

    September 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Reply
    • Robin

      Don't be cautious!

      October 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Reply
      • Bman

        Like most americans these days, He's a coward, Of course he's cautious.

        October 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • FugginMorons

      Yes be afraid! And surrender your rights in the meantime! Watch more 24 and Fox News! Yes!

      October 4, 2011 at 10:36 am | Reply
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