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Saturday, June 8, 2013

US teen was among four US citizens killed by assassinations using US drones

Democracy Now! EXCLUSIVE Nasser al-Awlaki to Obama: Why Did You Kill My U.S.-Born Son, Grandson in Drone Strikes? 
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/7/exclusive_nasser_al_awlaki_to_obama
In a broadcast exclusive, Nasser al-Awkali speaks out for the first time since the Obama administration confirmed drones had killed four U.S. citizens, including his son, Anwar, and teenage grandson, Abdulrahman. The cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011. Anwar’s 16-year-old son was killed in another drone strike two weeks later. "If the United States government gave me concrete evidence against Anwar, I would have done my best to convince Anwar to come to Sana’a or to go even to the United States to face a trial. But it was only allegations," al-Awlaki says, noting he believes the United States could have easily captured him alive. We also speak with Anwar’s uncle, Saleh bin Fareed, a Yemeni sheikh and tribal leader. "I am sure I could have handed him over — me and my family — but they never, ever asked us to do that," Fareed says. The story of the al-Awlakis is featured prominently in the new documentary film opening today, "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield," directed by Richard Rowley and written by Jeremy Scahill and David Riker.
Watch exclusive on Democracy Now! June 7, 2013:
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/6/7/exclusive_nasser_al_awlaki_to_obama

The United Nations lacks legitimacy since it refuses to act on the US drone assassinations. Currently, Democracy Now! and the London Guardian are doing more to hold the US accountable than the UN, for both drone assassinations and the unwarranted collection of citizen e-mails in the US and around the world. -- Censored News

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