In May 2012, the New York Times, inadvertently, told us that President Barack Obama, PERSONALLY, ordered the execution of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki:
This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout. Several were Americans. Two were teenagers, including a girl who looked even younger than her 17 years…
…Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,” poring over terrorist suspects’ biographies on what one official calls the macabre “baseball cards” of an unconventional war. When a rare opportunity for a drone strike at a top terrorist arises — but his family is with him — IT IS THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS RESERVED TO HIMSELF THE FINAL MORAL CALCULATION."
Seven months before the NYT’s article, President Obama murdered a 16 year-old boy that was NOT a “top official” in al-Qaeda; was NOT a member of the group; was NOT an “inspiration;” had NOT gone “operational;” and had NOT been accused of any crimes whatsoever.
He was a 16 year-old boy from Denver, who had left to find his father, Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader in AQ. He was not “collateral damage.” There was NO evidence of any crime committed – or even allegations of same – by Abdulrahman He was “targeted.” He was denied due process. His death was premeditated and ordered by the President of the United States, a country where executing minors for FIRST-DEGREE MURDER or individuals, who committed first-degree murder as a minor, is ILLEGAL.
He wasn’t waterboarded; he was droned… in a country with which the United States is not at war.
He was sentenced to death because of the sins of his father.