Morning briefing: Death of Anwar al-Awlaki
This undated still image from video released in October 2010 from the SITE Intelligence Group shows Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Yemeni-American cleric in Yemen, speaking in a new audio speech released on February 13, 2011, urging support for reporters who expose the alleged criminality of America. (SITE Intelligence Group/AFP/Getty Images)
September 30th, 2011
08:31 AM ET

Morning briefing: Death of Anwar al-Awlaki

News this morning of the death of New Mexico-born Yemeni-American terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki is dominating the news out of the White House today. The latest on Awlaki’s death can be found here from CNN Wires.

With the president attending the “Change of Office” ceremony today for Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, his recent comments on the Pakistani government’s support of terror organizations will surely reemerge as a popular topic of conversation. Reuters is reporting that one of the men sanctioned by the U.S. for supporting Pakistani terrorist organizations is now denying that he was a Taliban financer. [Reuters]

Here are some other stories the White House is likely keeping an eye on:

30-year fixed mortgage rates move up after reaching record lows [LA Times]

Russia's Medvedev defends Putin swap plan [Reuters]

Florida seeks to move primary date, upending GOP calendar [CNN]

Fatal Accident Puts Focus on Deportation Program [NY Times]

Tea Party challenges Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana [The State Column]

'Onion' Takes Heat From D.C. Police For Hostage Story [NPR]

Europe again steps back from brink in debt crisis [Reuters]

Obama’s Buffett Rule Backed by 63% of Investors [Bloomberg]

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    Obama’s Buffett Rule Backed by 63% of Investors.............Wow this is definitely big.

    September 30, 2011 at 8:43 am |
    • Betty Caldwell

      63% of investors agree with the Buffett tax ruling-–are you sure the other 37% are paying attemtion? Rebublicans are trying to be sure they repay their backers. They say the "rich" create the jobs-– the rest of us see ads "The unemployed need not
      apply" They don't care about anyone except themselves. In case you didn't see the ETV program about Prohibition, you need to know that we had 3 Rebublican presidents during that time just as the depression arrived (poor Hoover got blamed, but he had just gotten elected-- All he did was what Republicans try to do in a depression) There was no help for ordinary folk until Roosevelt came in after 3 years. The R's
      fought him tooth and nail just the way they are fighting Obama. They called him "Socialist" too. Check up on it and see if the R's
      have done ANYTHING to try to create jobs. If you find it, please let me know.

      October 3, 2011 at 10:21 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Good. No safe haven, anywhere, for these criminals.

    September 30, 2011 at 9:15 am |
    • Trace

      @Rick McDaniel

      Now that's being patriotic and supporting this president. I am so shocked to see you comment in President Obama's favor.

      He's doing a good job – right? So you need to tell your friends, supporting this president IS patriotic. Pres. Obama is putting an end to al qaeda terrorists. Our president is finishing these guys off without blowing a whole in our budget and killing our soldiers.

      I look forward to seeing your continued support for him. What a Great Day This Is!

      September 30, 2011 at 10:27 am |
  3. hongli

    Who said that President Obama was a "COWARD"??/ Where is Sarah Palin when we need her? Where is Michelle Bachmann and the rest of the Retugs? Say what you want but George Bush --The so-called war President couldn't capture a fly but thanks to Present Barack Obama ,he's taking the fight to the terrorists everywhere.

    September 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Where is Sara Palin? Wow you Liberals give her way too much power.

      The president ordered the killing of an American citizen? No trial, no defense, just execute? Why am I the only one that is concerned with this situation? If President Bush had pulled this trigger you all would be crying war crimes.

      September 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
      • PC0909

        As far as I am concerned, al-awalki forfeited American citizenship by his actions-wanting to kill Americans, recruiting impressionable young people to do his bidding. He is a traitor, and traitors deserve death.

        September 30, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Who decides the guilt? Should this system be extended to all Americans that 'kill' other Americans; suspected drug dealers, people that we think are driving drunk?

        Liberals get bent out of shape over the execution of Troy Davis yet cheer this non trial execution of an American. Maybe the government should export suspects then shoot them. No need for all that messy Constitution stuff.

        October 1, 2011 at 8:11 am |
      • jean2009

        We are not concerned because we know you are a teapotty idiot and will say anything to put down any good by the Obama administration.

        This ranting jihadist terrorist was involved directly or indirectly in 19 terror attacks, besides being a traitor to everything American. He actually helped the underwear bomber acquire the bomb and walked him through how and when to explode the bomb. That would classify as actual involvement not just preaching about it.

        Thank you Mr. President for keeping America safe.

        October 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        "He actually helped the underwear bomber" You know this for a fact or is this something you heard a news person say that a government person said that someone else unknown said. This is what judges and jury are for, to find out the truth. What happened to the presumption of innocence?

        Looks like the president waited until this guy left the country then ordered his death. Think of that the next time you travel, maybe the government does not like the blog site you are running, bang pow, problem solved.

        October 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Last week Liberals were crying that Troy Davis deserved second trial and a stay of execution. Not a first but a second trial. Today you are willing to kill an American citizen with out even as much as a hearing. What hypocrites. Maybe they should just ship all suspects out and get it over with. No need for that messy legal stuff.

        October 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Jay as per usual you spend to much time posting and watching Fox to read or listen to anything else.

        October 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Jay by the time the order for a drone strike is given, I'm fairly confident those in charge not only know what the person has or has not done, who they have associated with, and maybe even what they had for breakfast and the color of the underwear they have on.

        How sad it is that you are such a brainwashed racist that you sound Un-American. So much so that you are currently rooting for the terrorist who would kill us.. Maybe it is you who should watch out on those foreign trips.

        October 2, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
  4. Paulet

    Ten years ago I might not have felt favorable to the death of Anwar AA - but after what our country has gone through with wars and terriorism I am glad that he is dead and I am not sorry the way he was killed. It seems that if old George and Donald had gotten him, there would be champagne flowing in the streets - but I am sure there will be comments on both sides. In the War on Terror Obama scores triple A - on domestic issues where the GOP can and will gum up the works, well that's another story - Still he is achieving more than anyone has in a long time and for that he should be applauded - history will remember him with great favor.

    September 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  5. Tracy

    Go Mr. President.. I love ya, and I am still with ya 1 million % of the way... Just donated before tonight's FEC deadline... OBAMA 2012

    September 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  6. mary

    If the gop worked with president on jobs we could get out of the mess faster!!!!!

    September 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm |
  7. 1FreeWorld

    OBumER, as Senator,
    and BHO, (as the person holding the seat of the President of the USA),
    and the Dem-O-RATS in Congress (Pretending to UP-HOLD THE CONSTITUTION),
    and the Lib-Tards in a Superior Congress (2006-2010),

    THEY are ALL Focused on JOBS!


    I just want to work and make a living to support my Family,,,

    I am a WORKING MAN wanting to support My FAMILY!
    (Yes, I am NOT
    a Communistic/Socialist, UNION/SEIU/LAB (Lazy Assed Bastard wanting Hand Outs) )

    But, I am a WORKING MAN in a WORKING FAMILY (just burnt my tongue)

    DEMORATS wanting Jobs,
    When the Demo-Rats were IN CONTOL,,,,
    ALL OF US,,,
    from both SEXES,,,WOMEN, MEN,,,,,


    THANK GOD Barack Hussein Obama
    is now President!


    I Suspect
    None of you are happily working….

    We are Celebrating Life!
    Celebrating FREEDOM (just spit out my Ginger ale),,,
    Paying $5.00 (more) per month on ATM Transactions,,,
    Paying $10.00 (more) per month on Bank Fees,,,
    Paying more for FOOD,,,
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    Ask for more!

    September 30, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @PCO909; Good comment...I agree. Jean you are right. Jay's going to denounce any and everything this President does no matter what! Mostly everything you hear or see on the political scene comes from 'what a news person said' or shows us Jay! You know good and well you don't give a d**n about this terrorist, but you give less than a d**n about Barack Obama and that's why if he had even let AL-AWLAKI get away, you'd have had something to say about that! You are a sick person, Jay! Obama did the right thing!

    October 2, 2011 at 1:09 am |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Hypocrites? Liberals are hypocrites because we were against the TROY DAVIS execution, so we should be against the killing of a 'terrorist' that so happened to have been born in Aerica? The first thing is, TROY DAVIS was not a 'terrorist', looking to take down America by any and every means necessary! The second thing is, if you're so cynical as to try to compare those two executions as alike, that further shows us where your head is. You wanted Davis killed but you wanted Awlaki, the terrorist, kept alive!?

    October 2, 2011 at 1:25 am |
  10. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Jay, If your beloved 'President' Bush had done his job and actually stayed on point and got out there and gathered up these terrorist one by one like he claimed he was doing, you idiots would be out 'dancing in the streets', and celebrating BIG TIME; and especially had he gone on and got OBL! But NO! Since OBAMAS' out here finishing up the job on 'terror' step by step..OMG! We can't have that! Let's find a way to reduce its importance and try to find some illegality, so He won't truly enjoy the credit! SAD!

    October 2, 2011 at 1:43 am |
  11. Jay in NC

    1) I did not want Tory Davis executed. I posted about this, said no one should be executed by the government.
    2) These guys rose to power during this presidents term. Therefor don't blame this on President Bush.
    3) "so happened to have been born in America?" Tell that to the children of illegal immigrants. Again another example of Liberal hypocrisy.

    This is from the LA Times,0,4027682.story

    Samir Khan was a radical young Muslim blogger in North Carolina. Khan, 25, a skilled propagandist, wrote virulently pro-Al Qaeda blog posts while a student at a community college in Charlotte.

    Liz, Jean is this a reason to be executed?

    If Barry thought he was so dangerous why did he allow this man, in October 2009, to board a flight to Yemen?

    October 2, 2011 at 8:15 am |
    • Trace

      @Jay in NC

      Dude you are the quintescential "A-Hole" Do you just dig up "Fox Facts" in a failed attempted to make it look like Bush wasn't at fault, but rather its all Obama's fault?

      Listen here, Bush started this middle east fiasco that radicalized millions because of the errors in attacking a country that had nothing to do with 911. Now that Obama is backing up the wolf tickets that Bush/Cheney sold, un-american people like you criticize him. If any Republican president killed as many terrorist as Obama, you would have a problem with it. But no...Because Obama is a smart president, using strategic assets, like the drones, he's terrible.

      How do you square your weak arguments, vaccous statements, idiotic remarks about this president, and still call yourself a patriotic american? Why don't you answer that question(?) Even a "C" student, like Bush, did something right every now and then. Obama is smarter than Bush and you, and you just can't stand that – right? Well, you sould like a hater (embarassed by your own lack intelligence), or is it racist?

      October 2, 2011 at 10:33 am |
    • jean2009

      Wrong again...
      A.) Anwar al Awlaki was on the FBI list as early as 1999 for running a charity, in San Diego, that funneled money to terrorist groups. He was also considered one of the plotters of 9/11. So that would certainly pre-date this administration. Even the government of Yemen had put a capture dead or alive price on his head. Frankly, I don't care what country he was a citizen of; he certainly wasn't acting very American.

      B.) Troy Davis was convicted of shooting police officer Mark McPhail, in Savannah, allegedly during a brawl with another man in a parking lot next to a Burger King (in1989) and sentenced to death in 1991. Also before the current administration.

      I really don't know what you think makes one situation related to the other...other than stupidity, and a feeble attempt to make Liz think you are not basically a racist.

      October 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm |
  12. Liz Carter in Georgia

    The only REASON I usually invoke BUSH at all, on ANY debate is to show comparison of the blatant differences in the 'standards' set forth for OBAMA by you, Jay, and the rest of your conservative ilk as compared to the ones that were accepted from BUSH by you! I'm not placing blame everytime I mention your 'Messiahs' name; I'm simply making a point that if BUSH did it, it's all well, fine and good! If OBAMA turns around and does the exact same thing, OMG! Somethings' WRONG with that! Can you say HYPOCRISY!?

    October 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
  13. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Now (1). Where and when did you say a person should not be executed by the government, at least when it was in reference to Troy Davis, not Tory? (2). What guys rose to powere under this Presidents' and not BUSHS' term? I know you couldn't be referring to Bin Laden, or is that what you think? The CIA, FBI and national security sources found, named and listed names of Awlaki and many other Al Queda operatives and lieutenants who were threats to America and needed to be caught or found, under the BUSH REGIME!

    October 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  14. Liz Carter in Georgia

    As far as your trying to incite controversy, hate and vitriol by taking a partial of my statement... 'so happened to have been born in America' out of context and spinning it around on 'illegal immigrants', that's certainly par for you; considering your lust to have the LAST word, whether you're right or wrong. LOL! You're pitiful. I have no problem with Mexicans/latinos or anyone coming to America as long as they don't plan to blow us up! I've posted often about it. We all came or were forced here somehow!

    October 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  15. Liz Carter in Georgia

    I know this biblical paraphrase and it certainly has been ringing true for the last 3 years for OBAMA and for anyone who stands for truth, honest and RIGHT...'A mans greatest enemies are those of his own household'. You, and the Republican Teaparty/Conservative haters, racists and biggots fit that mold to a tee in Americas 'great' household right now.

    October 2, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  16. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Right Jean...which will never happen. Jay's just one of those whom I was referring to when I used the description in an earlier post of 'boomeranging racist'; one who's been identified as one by his/her own words; but when called on it, chooses to boomerang it or deflect the observation back on me or whomever has called him/her own it! Thereby, trying to blast me as one for having the audacity to keep picking up on it. It's cunning, but not so workable to the honest intelligent blacks, whites nor others.

    October 3, 2011 at 9:34 am |
  17. C-Lo

    What an absolutely horrendous situation we've found ourselves in as Americans. At what point is a "traitor's" death justifiable without due process? Do I think this slime deserved what he got? Absolutely. Does it make a difference that he was killed overseas? Maybe. It should make every one of us reflect on the true sanctity of being an American citizen and the opaqueness of the Bill of Rights.

    I would argue, in this instance, that he donned the "uniform" of the enemy and should, therefore, be afforded no more due process than a solder in WWII killed on the battlefield after switching from the Allies to the Axis. The far scarrier prospect, however, is the fact that he was a US citizen targeted for assassination, something most of the developed world has always advocated against (targeted assassinations).

    What a slippery slope!

    October 3, 2011 at 11:40 am |
  18. Liz Carter in Georgia

    C-Lo; most of the developed world has always advocated against? What a slippery slope? We were, according to George W Bush and even Presidents before him were in a 'WAR ON TERROR'! As even Bush stated it..'.people who don't like us'! He meant that there were people who would pull out all stops to HURT us. After he got Saddam Hussein, Bush actually lost focus! He and his greedy loyalists even forgot about OBL focusing on the wealth of oil and dope they could lift from over there in the middle east. SAPS!

    October 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
    • C-Lo

      Liz, it's been a long standing "agreement" that developed nations do not advocate or allow targeted assassanations, although I believe it is a) in relation to political leaders, and b) "government sanctioned." Yes, the US and other nations have long been guilty of assassanation attempts/accompllishments, whether overtly or through clandestine operations. And my post did NOT mention Obama directly, and was meant as an overall cautionary regarding gov't actions against it's citizens. To expand or reiterate Jay's comment above, where is the line drawn? If Anwar was doing his deeds within the US borders, his actions are no different, nor is his status (as a citizen). Does this action lend itself to similar actions by gov't within our borders? Could one of us be viewed as an imminent threat and be killed without due process? Could a "rogue" administration in the future use this as justification for assassating a political dissident? Did Anwar give up his right as a US citizen (deprived of life) when he began posting his vitriol or when he left the country? Does the Bill of Rights extend to all US Citizens, to all people (citizens or not) when inside US borders? Both? Neither? Why was an illegal alien accused of attempting to bring down the WTC in '93 (Ramzi Yousef) given more due process than a US Citizen who was inciting violence, not even the one carrying it out? These are the slippery slopes of which I write. When, where, why and how do we surrender our God given Constitutional rights?

      Again, I don't disagree with the outcome, but the process needs to be carefully vetted. We need to remind ourselves that in the US, WE CONTROL THE GOV'T not the other way around (hypothetically). The more I write on this, the more fearful I become of the Pandora's Box this opens up. No different than similar fears many have expressed around provisions in the Patriot Act (which I disagree with many of it's provisions as well).

      October 4, 2011 at 9:53 am |
  19. Liz Carter in Georgia

    C-Lo, your explanation sounds feasable or logical, but I really don't understand how these questions all of a sudden cropped up after all of these years of previous administrations generally processing requests and handling situations fairly in lock step! However, the point I find myself always trying to make is why the continous nit-picking, critiques, debates and questions on each and everything that's done or not done under the OBAMA administration. Where were all of the analytical debates before now?

    October 6, 2011 at 12:12 am |
    • C-Lo

      The simple thing that makes this different is that Anwar the Terrorist was a US Citizen, not targeted for arrest, but assasination. There wasn't a "Wanted: dead OR ALIVE" just a "Wanted: Dead" poster out. OBL, Hussein, etc. non-citizens "different" set of rules. The nimrod us citizen they found in the US Controled Afghan prison a few years ago, different because he was not targeted, just taken on the battlefield.

      Those are why I "nitpick" this particular situation.

      October 6, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  20. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Cheney went around from TV station to TV station bragging and defending waterboarding and everything they did with National Security. He said he didn't regret one thing..He said they kept us safe! So that says to me that there must have been a lot of killing going on. We just didn't know about all of it. When OBAMA continues to work National Security, even using the same strategies...Oh, now it's something wrong; it's a 'slippery slope', it needs to be vetted! What's up with that? And I mean on EVERYTHING!

    October 6, 2011 at 12:23 am |
  21. Liz Carter in Georgia

    C-Lo; I also remember all of the candidates who were running with and then against President Obama, including Hillary Clinton and especially John McCain, screaming over and over at OBAMA...'WE DON'T NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS'! 'WE DON'T NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS'! Whenever Candidate Obama even broached the subject of being willing to 'sit down' with an 'enemy' in the peaceful attempt to try to reason together and draw up a compromise,...what did he get? 'WE DON'T NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS'! Why this one?

    October 6, 2011 at 6:08 am |
    • C-Lo

      You're absolutely correct, Liz. And I don't disagree with anything you've said on this. My questions were not rhetorical on where do constitutional rights begin and end. It's a philosophical question, and that's why this situation needs to be vetted. I said that I agreed with the outcome and meant to imply a traitor deserves a traitor's death. May not be Christian like, and I hope I am forgiven for this attitude. You should also notice that I ask why an illegal immigrant accused (and convicted) of the first WTC was afforded more constitutional right than Anwar, a US Citizen. These aren't meant to be "blame" questions, but ones I think we as US citizens need answered so we know when/if we are constitutionally protected with due process. If I mearly speak out against our gov't policies while overseas, does this constitute a threat on national security? Maybe not with today's administration, or the next, but can a "rogue" admin in the future use this as justification to "target" me? This is the "slippery slope" that I am concerned about. We have a right to know where we stand. Obviously I have no intent of testing the waters on this 🙂

      I absolutely think the gov't policy of not negotiating with terrorists is the right one, and Anwar fits that description, with substanial evidence. I don't discredit the administration for taking the action it did, but again, at what point did it become justifiable?

      October 6, 2011 at 9:48 am |
    • C-Lo

      I have another comment being "moderated," but wanted to point out that by your opinion stated above, because I identify myself as a Tea Party sympathizer, you believe I am a threat to this nation. Should I be "taken out?" Just curious.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:03 am |
  22. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You asked me to answer 'At what point did it become justifiable'? From what I understood as I read even YOUR responses C-Lo, one of the main criteria used and has been used historically, or for ages in this 'AMERICA' is when it becomes apparent that one is US 'terroristically' found a traitor, Oh yes, that makes it worse! US Citizen or not, it's justifiable/justified right then! It's really like the Old Wild, Wild West poster board signs that went up 'TRAITOR' "WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE"! Either one will do!

    October 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
    • C-Lo

      OK fair enough, so you've listed my "tea party" ideas as traitorous, and the movement has been labled terrorist by the left. Do I need to watch my back now? Will I see drones flying over my house?

      October 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  23. Liz Carter in Georgia

    As far as your being a T-Party enthusiast, and I'm not surprised, you were wondering if you could end up being 'taken out'. I don't think so, as long as we live in a DEMOCRACY. We do have the right to question our federal government so far, but to take part in, authorize, oversee, encourage, and threaten physical and bodily harm, pain, and disaster on the land, and on one or more of its citizens is not acceptable; and is the ultimate form of TERRORISM! You then become the ultimate TRAITOR, so dead OR alive.

    October 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
    • C-Lo

      Whew, I can enjoy my weekend then 🙂 Hope you do too.

      October 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  24. Liz Carter in Georgia

    C-Lo; after just a little more reflecting on what we just talked about, I suppose there really could be a question of where the governments' line is drawn when it comes to anti-'American' 'terrorism' against the nations founding principles, meaning the 'Constitution' and its' citizens. The 'questionable' assassinations of many Americans including Martin Luther King Jr, Medgar Evers, Malcom X, The Kennedys; the disbandment through imprisonment of groups like the Black Panthers, the original Guardian Angels..

    October 8, 2011 at 11:41 am |
  25. Liz Carter in Georgia

    ...these were all done on the accusatorial 'evidence' of anti-government, anti-American reasons, ideas or excuses! They all somehow went against 'the grain'. They questioned the 'status quo'! They identified discrepancies in which the 'laws' applied to one, different to the other, Americas 'life and pursuit of happiness' opportunities and benefits of justice were unbalanced, as they remain for many. They WERE labeled dissidents, Communists, Socialists, Trouble-makers, instigators, N-lovers, and Traitors! !

    October 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
    • C-Lo

      Right Liz, but these people were leaders killed (assassinated) by citizens, not citizens assassinated by the gov't for their dissidence. Ah, re-read and understand your point. See, frightening isn't it? And the stronger the gov't is, believing it is above the law, the scarrier it gets. Just think if ANY of the people you listed were victims of gov't not crazed individuals...

      October 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
  26. Liz Carter in Georgia

    ...I think it all comes down to WHO is railing against the 'status quo', and what they're rebelling against. Strange...they got rid of the Black Panthers, but the KKK, the Skinheads/Aryan Militia, White Supremasts groups are still in force. They all should be listed as anti-government, at least when it comes down to the 'all men are created equal' part, simply because it still isn't true for many. These have abused, killed, 'terrorized', and mishandled many American citizens and still do! Where IS the line?

    October 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Sounds like you are talking about the CBC.

      October 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  27. Liz Carter in Georgia

    ...Could lines just be drawn between the 'wealthy class' against the poor class? The 'capitalists' against their subordinates/workers? 'Team players' against the score-keepers? The 'perpetrators' against the resistors? The 'majority' against the minority? 'Inhumanity' against humanity? 'Evil' against good? 'Wrong' against right? 'Logic' against reason? 'Analogy' against wisdom' 'Self servitude' against sharing? 'Greed' against need? 'Hate' against love? 'War' against peace? OMG! AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL!

    October 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  28. Liz Carter in Georgia

    ....C-Lo, I believe that of most what I just mentioned is the results of the perpetual and ongoing attempts at continuing and furthering of the mission of SOME of 'mans' inhumanity to man' because of the bottomlining set up of 'Satan against GOD! BTW, C-Lo, I wish you and yours a good weekend too!

    October 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  29. Liz Carter in Georgia

    This is what I believe is an A & B conversation, Jay...why don't YOU 'C' your way out!

    October 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Truth hurts doesn't it Liz.

      October 10, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  30. Liz Carter in Georgia

    C-Lo, 'moderation' is still holding the first response of my re-response to you after a little more thought. I posted it on October 8, 2011 11:41 am ET..don't know if you will get to read it but it's re-addressing your question of where should the lines be drawn.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:54 am |
    • C-Lo

      Thanks Liz...I think I've seen what you wanted to say. Also read a report in the paper over the weekend or yesterday where it was implied that the assassination order was given after avenues of taking him alive were determined to be inoperable, i.e. they explored all options of arrest before assassination, and that is the question I wanted answered. Whether it's true or not, who's to say, but at least it addressed my concern of where the line is drawn.

      October 11, 2011 at 11:09 am |