Obama administration struggles to explains drone strike on sixteen year old US citizen

But the most controversial drone strike took place on Oct. 14, 2011, when 16-year-old Abdulrahman was killed by U.S. forces.

Family of the Denver-born teenager say he had no ties to terrorist organizations and was unjustly targeted because of his father.

Nassar al-Awlaki, grandfather of Abdulrahman and father to Anwar, said he tried to protect his grandson as Anwar al-Awlaki’s profile grew.

In December, Nassar al-Awlaki told CNN, “In Anwar it was expected because he was under targeted killing, but how in the world they will go and kill Abdulrahman. Small boy, U.S. citizen from Denver, Colorado.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • SigFan

    “Obama administration struggles to explains drone strike on sixteen year old US citizen”

    Because there is no acceptable explanation or excuse. Obama and his administration are operating outside the law and American citizens are being targeted or killed because of it. And the leftist suck-ups just continue to give him a pass. This is not going to end well – for anyone.

  • awfulorv

    The same liberals who are aghast that an innocent person might be put to death by legal execution, will think it the cats meow when this affirmative action fraud sends his drones to wipe out Rush Limbaugh on a golf course in Florida.

  • matthew_bosch

    Nothing to see here…move along.
    Remember, our biggest concern as a nation is law abiding citizens who own “scary” guns that statistically account for less deaths than blunt objects, not a government who murders minors without due process.

  • LastBestHope

    It was a video on YouTube that caused this tragedy. And quit whining….what difference does it make?

  • WOOF

    Same as it ever was.
    In or outside of our territory the US government
    can kill anyone considered a threat .
    That’s history.

  • Bman

    Yea, no big deal here. What really enrages the libs is if you take a know terrorist, put a cloth over his face, and pour water on it. Yea, thats outrageous!

    • LastBestHope


      But put a Hellfire missile in an American kid’s ear? Well…Obama The One said it was cool.

      • $8194357

        FORWARD fool tool Lenins useful idiots…

        • LastBestHope

          Obama The One said he would fundamentally change US…and he has. His followers think it’s all good. (But then they have been bought off.) SAB is an open diary for these times. Some bloggers here reflect the insanity of our times, while others reveal how cluelessness is SOP for the 51% majority. You, my friend, lean towards a biblical prophecy view and I try to place these seismic events in historical context. Our host Rob Port offers a sober, yet morally sterile, libertarian take.

          And yet we all ride this runaway train together, astonished passengers speeding towards…….?

          • $8194357

            No man is an island, LBH..
            We all leave ripples on the pond…

          • LastBestHope

            10x True

  • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

    Yeah, I would like to see the explanation of this illegal killing.

  • $8194357

    Drone em or run weapons to them under the cover of ‘arab spring’…
    A DC politicians work is never done, huh…
    They work so “Fast and Furious” for We the People….

  • sbark

    “What difference does it make”–H. Clinton