The Assassination of an American Teenager

Where do we draw the line? When do we stand up and say enough is enough? When will we see the world through the eyes of those whose lands we forcefully manipulate, invade, and occupy?

On October 14, 2011, Abdulrahman Al-awlaki was killed by U.S. airstrikes in Yemen. Al-awlaki was a 16 year old American citizen who was eating dinner with a group of his teenage friends when U.S. airstrikes took their lives. Al-awlaki, born in Denver, Colorado, was the son of Anwar al-Awlaki. Anwar al-Awlaki, of course, was the U.S. citizen suspected (but never prosecuted) of working with Al Qaeda; Awlaki was assassinated by the U.S. on September 30, 2011.

In the days before a CIA drone strike killed al-Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki last month, his 16-year-old son ran away from the family home in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa to try to find him, relatives say. When he, too, was killed in a U.S. airstrike Friday, the Awlaki family decided to speak out for the first time since the attacks.

“To kill a teenager is just unbelievable, really, and they claim that he is an al-Qaeda militant. It’s nonsense,” said Nasser al-Awlaki, a former Yemeni agriculture minister who was Anwar al-Awlaki’s father and the boy’s grandfather, speaking in a phone interview from Sanaa on Monday. “They want to justify his killing, that’s all.”

Abdulrahman Al-awlaki ran away from home to try to find his dad. That’s it. This is a human tragedy, regardless of whether you think the U.S.’s military efforts in the Middle East are justified or not. A society that disregards human life cannot possibly expect to uphold individual liberty.

Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize is drenched in blood. Has Obama so much as issued an apology for killing an innocent American teenager and his friends? Nope. Nada.

This is an American teenage kid that we’re talking about, just three years younger than me. He had a Facebook profile. He listened to Akon, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg. His favorite books were Harry Potter and Twilight. He loved Spongebob Squarepants, Prison Break, Lost, The Simpsons, and the BBC “Planet Earth” series. His favorite movies were Harry Potter, Braveheart, Troy, and Gladiator. In other words, he was a human being.

Have our minds been so numbed by war that we casually brush off the deaths of innocent lives, even an American teenager, taken by the U.S.? Will people continue to defend these political psychopaths who ignore the destruction of innocent life the U.S. has caused around the world? I pray not.

Abdulrahman Al-awlaki (Assassinated October 14, 2011)

Abdulrahman Al-awlaki's U.S. Birth Certificate

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31 Responses to “The Assassination of an American Teenager”

  1. [...] The Official "President Obama is a Corporatist War Monger" Thread The Assassination of an American Teenager | David Kretzmann Old news I know, but absolutely sickening… __________________ [...]



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  2. a says:

    O! M! G! WHEN will America wake? WILL America wake? I pray so and soon!

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  3. Daniel M. says:

    Thank you for sharing. I hope Americans will open their eyes to the criminal actions of our government.

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  4. Ruhul Insaf says:

    Good work, David.

    I hope one day you will provide leadership for Americans to have humane post-racist foreign policy.


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  5. mike mortenson says:

    just another bit of evidence our defense department and cia are out of control!…ron paul would close all foriegn bases as commander in chiefs direct order..elect him and its done..maybe jessie ventura for vp so if they kill ron paul jessie finishes it…then cut defense by 50percent…its a start.since 60s and even korea we have been pleading for no more policeman of the world justification of killing our kids and hording over 55percent of our budget!

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    • Jesse says:

      You need to check your facts. The military even when we were fighting a war on three fronts has not been the largest item in the federal budget in about 40 year. That title is held by Medicare first and Socal Security Second. In a distant third place you will find the military. Also it is easy to say cut the military by 50% until it is your job that is cut because of it. After all where do you think they will make cuts first? I will tell you it is call force reduction. Lets see what the unemployment rate jumps to then. Oh yea then there is this little thing called national security. If you lower the defence budget then you will decrease nation security as well.

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      • megan says:

        Blind,blind,blind!! Wake up. SMDH,just don’t get how people can have no sense of common sense…you are being lied to,you have always been lied to. You are a trained circus monkey,easily taught and manipulated. Take one,hard, clear, look at this whole world and see with open eyes what is going on and why it goes on. Or….live in your bubble,where its warm and where the t.v. flickers fear 24 hours a day. Better put some better locks on your doors and arm yourself to the teeth…ooh yeah and btw,buy this cool new watch! It’s shiney and sparkles and has a built in lazor pointer to mess with the neighbors dog whose been dumping in your yard.

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  6. Let us not forget those who have been unjustly killed. Let us not forget, lest we neglect the preciousness of human life. Let us not forget, lest we become ignorant of liberty. No, we will remember. We will always remember.

    Thank you, all, for your comments. We cannot let this incident slip through the crevices of history. In the name of all those who have been the victim of aggressive military action, we must remember.

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  7. Kaiser says: sign the petition, demand answers! Also awesome article man!

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  8. John says:

    Hey David,
    I’ve seen some of your videos from even back in 2009 and wanted to say “bless you Patriot”!

    I was an Obamabot until a couple of years back and even though I’m late to the party, I’m glad to be fighting alongside you. This story in particular made me very angry. My eyes are open and I will never support this administration again.


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    • Hi John,

      Thank you for your kind words, I am very grateful! It takes a great deal of courage to admit that you were once wrong; I had to acknowledge that I was wrong to have defended and supported George W. Bush when I first became interested in politics. Liberty is timeless, so it’s never too late to join the party!

      Keep up the great work, and let’s do everything we can to help people wake up to the truth.



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  9. [...] Obama nor anyone in his administration has even acknowledged that U.S. drone attacks killed an innocent 16 year old American citizen. That is despicable. Those who blindly follow Obama are [...]

  10. josh says:

    Boo fucking whoo, an innocent kid died. How many innocent people died in the twin towers…..

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    • Joseph says:

      So because a separate group of people this teenager never met killed some innocent people over ten years ago, our government has the right to kill him? Excellent show of logic, sir.

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    • Faaiza says:

      Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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    • nate says:

      let me guess josh…you are a neocon and will be voting for romney in the upcoming election! your right…alot of people did die in the world trade have your cia to thank for that as well

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  11. [...] right chicken shit. No reason in the world to punish the kids for what their idiot parents do.…ican-teenager/ Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. ~ Mark Twain [...]

  12. Jesse says:

    This seems to be one side of the story. I am not saying that he was or wasn’t involved with Al Qaeda. On one side you have the Gov. saying he was involved on the other you have his family saying he wasn’t. Seems to me like a little bit of he said she said. When one side or the other steps forward with a little proof then I will make an informed decision about this subject. Until then this is article is nothing more than a piece of propaganda to used to sway those who can’t think for themselves.

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    • Jason says:

      There is only one side. He was an American Citizen. The Constitution of the United States clearly states:

      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 offence 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.

      In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

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  13. Joe says:

    Yes he is a US citizen. So was his father, as was Pete Seda, and millions of anchor babies…Being born here does not mean you have the country’s interests at heart. There are many of the country’s interests I don’t agree with, but subterfuge will NEVER be remedial action. There are many places you can’t go to with a US passport. Yemen, Lebanon, Cambodia, and Cuba being a few. Now why they were in this hotbed as US citizens is a mystery to me since the Mother is listed as Egyptian and father as being born in New Mexico (again…my point), all this does is reinforce the government’s concerns with respect to the father and why he was there. Then I’m sold this bill of goods that the kid ran away from home without anyone’s knowledge or approval so that he can find his father who is accused of having terrorist ties in an area rife with people having terrorist ties…Were this kid and his family total morons or did this kid have reason to hunt down his terrorist dad? Did his dad sway his thinking and convince him to join the cause (sins of the father). Did someone find out the drone was coming and sent him to warn his father? While all loss of life is tragic, I am not saddened by the loss of an idiot. There is much about this we simply do not know
    To the posts here, come on people, really. It is actually cheaper to keep military persons overseas than to keep them here. Military is self sufficient. They build their own buildings, supply their own power with generators etc. Purify their own water. set up their own communications…it’s an autonomous society that only requires fuel and food both are cheap especially over there $1.25/gal (based on liter which is the measure of volume in the surrounding area). The bulk of military spending is actually civilian contractors both of the local American Lockheed, black water, construction, shipyard types and of the indigenous local types. Many uniformed services had their own cooks. Now that job is contracted out to locals in the area to promote prosperity and good will. Yes even our military outsources. The PX (post exchange) is staffed completely by foreigners and dependent wives. Weather it’s Iraq or Okinawa there are 2 servicemen and 1 local at every gate. This all adds up seriously. Then there’s retirement and disability and other earned benefits. Whatever is left gets split between equipment and payroll. That’s the short end of that stick. And if they were stateside water, gas, utility, everybody and their mother comes in to choke out those same expenses to make a buck and like I said we have our own share of contractors here ready to bleed the defense budget dry. Obama may be a douche bag and a moron, but does that make him responsible for the actions of other douche bags and morons who are acting solely on their own self-interests?

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  14. Angel Phoenix says:

    I am sorry to read about this tradegy and the unfortunate death of your friend, Abdulrahman Al-awlaki. Sometimes that is all that you can do is question the why of how this could happen. There are many soldiers that have come back from the last wave of tours with a different mindset and some have posted videos on YouTube apologizing for carrying out orders to the where they have backed down and resigned from the military for exactly this reason–it is senseless, it is inhumane and it has nothing to do with Freedom or Peace–it is an agenda which keeps all in the dark but know that it isn’t all Americans that rally for war-no one wants to see innocent people get in the crossfire…but the fight teaches the soldiers to not think like a human and not see any people as innocent-they are objects while they are engaged and that is a travesty for all mankind. Peace with you as you continue to bring Light to a friend that was just like regular teenagers and he was an American born citizen~American. wings~Angel Phoenix *** *** ***

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  15. Doc N. says:

    This is so sad, murder by any means is sad. I don’t think anyone deserves it, no matter where they happen to be visiting. There is no real evidence that Muslims were responsible for the attacks on the towers that supposedly justifies this war.

    Innocent people, children included are being hurt and killed and for what? The G.O.D. the government=Gold, Oil and Drugs. Look at the documentary: Ring of Power and Fahrenheit 9/11 to really see who is responsible for what.


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  16. KAREN says:

    You KNOW the CIA killed him because this teenager would’ve probably gone to the press and told everyone that his father was working ALONGSIDE THE US GOVERNMENT ON FAKE “TERROR” PLOTS.

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  17. Attorneys says:

    Another one of the great posts, keep up the great scans…

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