Anwar al-Awlaki

Feds cagey on early Anwar Al-Awlaki ties

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/10/feds-cagey-on-early-anwar-alawlaki-ties-174323.html

By JOSH GERSTEIN
10/4/13 3:56 PM EDT

Lawyers for a Virginia man serving a life sentence for supporting jihad against the United States pushed Friday to pry more information out of the federal government about the possibility that cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki may have been recruited as a government informant a decade ago.

During a federal court hearing in Alexandria, Va., U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema didn't sound inclined to grant motions by former cancer researcher and Muslim scholar Ali Al-Timimi seeking more details on the government's relationship with Al-Awlaki, as well as other facts Al-Timimi's lawyers say were withheld prior to and during his 2005 trial on charges such as aiding the Taliban and soliciting treason.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer: Anwar al-Awlaki Was A FBI Asset, Triple Agent Before 9/11

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer: Anwar al-Awlaki Was A FBI Asset, Triple Agent Before 9/11On the Monday, March 5 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex talks with U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer, who is known for his revelations about government mishandled intelligence prior to the September 11 attacks and for the censoring of his book, Operation Dark Heart, by the Pentagon. Shaffer is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies. Lt.Col. Anthony Shaffer breaks down how Anwar al-Awlaki Was A Triple Agent, A FBI Asset Before 9/11.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmluzUxLhXU

ACLU Sues for Records of Assassination of US Citizens

ACLU Sues for Records on Assassination of US Citizens
Repeated Public Comments Negate 'Secrecy' Claims
by Jason Ditz, February 01, 2012
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit today in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, complaining that the Obama Administration failed to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests relating to the assassinations of three US citizens in Yemen.

The ACLU condemned “the government’s self-serving attitude toward transparency,” arguing that the administration publicly and loudly releases bits of information related to the assassinations but declines to provide the full story, claiming the killings were “secret.”

The requests centered around the September 30 assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, a New Mexico-born Muslim cleric that the administration regularly claimed was a “terrorist,” as well as his teenage son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki and US citizen Samir Khan. The ACLU sought information on the process through which the Obama Administration decides who lives and who dies, as well as on the legal rationale for “kill lists.”

Anwar Al-Awlaki Reportedly killed by the same unit that got bin Laden.

11 paragraphs into this story this pops out. ... The operation that killed al-Awlaki was run by the U.S. military's elite counter terrorism unit, the Joint Special Operations Command – the same unit that got bin Laden. 

How convenient!

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30/anwar-alawlaki-usborn-mus_n_988397.html

Cleric on US kill list attended Pentagon lunch after 9/11: reports


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/10/cleric-hit-list-attended-pentagon-lunch/

By Daniel Tencer
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

A US citizen linked to Al Qaeda who is being targeted for extra-judicial killing by the CIA lunched at the Pentagon several months after the 9/11 attacks, news sources confirmed Wednesday.

Anwar al-Awlaki, a Muslim cleric born in New Mexico who is now believed to be in Yemen, was invited to have lunch at the Pentagon shortly after 9/11 as part of the military's outreach effort to Muslims, officials confirmed to NBC News.

NBC reports:

According to the officials, al-Awlaki was invited as part of a Pentagon outreach program to convince influential Muslims that the war in Afghanistan was aimed at al-Qaida, not Muslims.

The FBI obtained the information during its investigation into the Fort Hood shooting rampage last November and alleged gunman Nidal Hasan's contact with Awlaki.