Anwar al-Awlaki, reportedly killed in Yemen, joins list of terrorists with Colorado connections

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Anwar al-Awlaki.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a cleric with alleged ties to the Fort Hood shootings and the underwear bomber, was reportedly killed in Yemen, but his death strikes close to home. Born in New Mexico, he attended Colorado State, where he studied civil engineering and attended a mosque near campus. As such, he's another terrorist with Colorado ties, joins a list of ten we assembled for the 9/11 anniversary. See the entire roster below.

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Zacarias Moussaoui.
10. Zacarias Moussaoui.
Often referred to as the twentieth hijacker, Moussaoui was accused of having been a replacement for any of the nineteen participants in the 9/11 attacks who could not fulfill their lethal duties. The French citizen was convicted of conspiracy, sentenced to life without parole, and sent to Supermax.

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Robert Chase
Robert Chase

The United States ought to be able to issue warrants for the arrest of its own citizens when it believes that they are making war on us, just as we should declare war whenever we are determined to wage it.

Brian Martinez
Brian Martinez

Yep.  It's horrifying to think that the President feels empowered to dispense with due process and Constitutional rights merely by applying the "terrorist" label to a U. S. citizen.

Even Timothy McVeigh, also a "terrorist", was given a trial.  But then he wasn't a dangerous radical brown person.  Just sayin'.

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