The U.S. State Department made a phone call to the family of Al Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan to offer the government’s condolences on his death during a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, a department spokesman confirms.
According to the article this guy was at least an Al Qaeda sympathizer — and I think could be said to have given aid and comfort to the enemy — and was killed in the same drone strike that took out Anwar Al-Awlaki who was the actual target. Khan is described as an Al Qaeda blogger but it is reasonable to assume he was more than that since he was in the company of Al-Awlaki in Yemen (remember Yemen, where the USS Cole was attacked in the harbor?). Continue reading “Kill a citizen-terrorist, then make a condolence call. Why am I confused?”