Obama Administration Acknowledges Drone Strikes Killed 4 Americans Since 2009

Drone SC Obama administration acknowledges drone strikes killed 4 Americans since 2009

Four American citizens have been killed in counter-terrorism drone strikes since 2009, the Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday.

Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed the previously classified information in a letter to a top senator that also included the names of those killed and the revelation that only one was directly targeted in the strikes that began in 2009. He did not specifically call them drone strikes – rather, he referred to “counterterrorism operations” – but most of the individuals he mentioned are known to have died in drone strikes.

The targeted individual, Anwar al-Awlaki, was a radical Muslim cleric whom U.S. officials said was involved in planning Al Qaeda operations and terror attacks. He was killed in September 2011 in Yemen.

The acknowledgement came ahead of a major counterterrorism policy speech by President Obama scheduled for Thursday.

Holder said in the letter that the Obama administration is “aware” of three other U.S. citizens killed in such counter-terrorism operations besides al-Awlaki: Samir Khan, Jude Kennan Mohammed and Awlaki’s son Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki, Holder said.

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  1. brian cozzens says:

    not to mention the (hundreds) of children he killed in ,afghanistan,, and pakistan,, not one sorry word heard from this muslim terrorist pos !!!!!!!!!!!

  2. wayne mann says:

    Two of those four Americans killed in the drone strikes were murdered by obobo.!!! This was publicized 3 years ago And yet he got by with murder…. and still does send more than one way


    • wayne mann says:

      YES!!! But who are we going to get to charge him with it.?? Holder.?? Not.!!

      • Edwardkoziol says:

        Wayne I'm not into texting so what does lmao and nmo mean I hate to sound stupid but I'm polish.Chances are we will never charge him with anything but I'm for killing muslims that will harm us.Remember inthe movies when they use to say the only good indian is a dead one well that is the way Ifeel about the camel jockeys.See what happened in Englad or is it Musland.

        • wayne mann says:

          Lmao.. Laughing my ass off. Nwo… New world order

        • wayne mann says:

          I feel the same way if you want to harm America And/or Americans…you need to be killed. Holding people in prisons cost the taxpayers too much money.

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