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    ActivistGuy, hassanm

    Thank you for calling attention to the Alwaki op-ed piece.  I hadn't read it before, so it was interesting to read it now.

    I guess some commentors are critical because your article isn't about Trayvon Martin or racist murderers.

    Yet I think racism plays a part in the death of Aabdulrahman Alwaki: he was dark-skinned and had a funny sounding non-American name, and to Americans, the lives of dark-skinned people in far-away Yemen are cheap (remember, we do these killings to save American lives).

    The American government is not going to explain or answer to these unconstitutional and racist killings.  The courts will find ways to dismiss any petitions or suits.

    These killings were done in our name, using our money.  I pray for the grieving families of those murdered, and I pray for our country's future.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:16:19 AM PDT

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