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10/10/2011

The State Department Offers Its Condolences… To the Family of a Terrorist We Just Killed?

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 10:32 am



[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.  Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]

Besides Alwaki, American drones strikes also killed Samir Khan, an American who joined al Qaeda to be their propagandist and declared that he was “proud to be a traitor to America.”  So this isn’t exactly collateral damage, you know, or at least if hitting him was an accident, it was a very, very happy accident.  Which makes this State Department action just plain bizarre, if the family is to be believed:

An official from the U.S. State Department has called the Charlotte family of al-Qaida propagandist Samir Khan to offer the government’s condolences on his death in a U.S. drone attack last week in Yemen, according to a family spokesman.

“They were very apologetic (for not calling the family sooner) and offered condolences,” Jibril Hough said about the Thursday call from the State Department to Khan’s father, Zafar.

The phone call came a day after the family released a statement through Hough that condemned the “assassination” of their 25-year-old son – a U.S. citizen – and said they were “appalled” that they had not heard from the U.S. government to discuss their son’s remains or answer questions about why Khan was not afforded due process.

On Friday, State Department spokesman Harry Edwards confirmed to the Observer that the call had been made, but said “privacy issues” kept him from offering details.

Read the whole thing, although it will make your blood boil.  But Mr. Edwards, if you are listening, come up real close so you can hear me real good on this.

To hell with their privacy. They have publicly alleged that our State Department officially said something completely moronic.  The State Department should at least be able to confirm or deny it.  Any right to privacy was waived the moment their official family spokesman made statements about the conversation.

And please, can we stop bending over backwards to be “sensitive” to our sworn enemies?  If anything, again, I reiterate that we should bury these terrorist idiots with pigs.  The terrorist masterminds use the faith of their minions against us.  They teach their idiot followers that if they do this, then they will get 72 virgins in Heaven, as though God was some kind of pimp.  But the same version of Islam says that if they are buried with pigs, they will be consigned to Hell.  So we should at least make them think that will happen to them (by this approach you don’t actually have to bury them with pigs, so long as the bad guys are convinced we have done so)—then it will be that much harder to convince people to die for their cause.  They use their faith as a weapon against us, we should return the favor.

And for the love of God we should not be apologizing for killing our enemies or bending over backwards to be respectful to the remains.

Seriously, did Hitler get a proper Christian burial?

Hat tip: Hot Air.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

26 Responses to “The State Department Offers Its Condolences… To the Family of a Terrorist We Just Killed?”

  1. Today its all terrorist-killing all the time at Patterico’s.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  2. Is our society really this confused and screwy?

    We’re not going to make it if we let people boast about being traitors and then apologize for defending ourselves by taking them down.

    Dustin (b2fb78)

  3. Dustin

    seriously, what is next? Reparations to the surviving members of Benedict Arnold’s family?

    i am sure mark steyn will have a comment about this if he hasn’t already. he thinks the thing we lack most is cultural confidence. this would be exhibit A.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  4. No reparations to the japanese we killed even though they committed the nanking massacre.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  5. 2) refers to the family spokesman, just folk, you understand,

    ian cormac (0fc95f)

  6. If they killed all the terrorists; I wouldn’t care if they apologized after :)

    Lord Nazh (821ae1)

  7. We need to publish a memo stating forth the process for the proper lubrication of all small arms ammunition with pig tallow (in Arabic).

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (bdde46)

  8. They’re just showing some respect for the guy who gave us songs like, “Like Niagara Falls, I’m Falling for You”… “Three Hajji’s In A Fountain”…
    “(He Had) High Hopes”… “I’ll Walk Alone (theme from Predator Drone Strike)”… “The Second Time Around”… “(Where Did I Leave My) Pocketful of Miracles”… “Written in the Wind (Anwar’s Theme)”… “I Fall In Love Too Easily (72 Virgins Song)”, and many more.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  9. 8- Someone is seriously off his meds.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (bdde46)

  10. Does Hallmark produce a “Sorry I splattered your traitorous offspring all over foreign soil” condolence card?

    Icy Texan (ea6941)

  11. I refer to the great Mr. Sammi Cahn, AD.

    ColonelHaiku (a4b693)

  12. State Department to the family – If we ever recover any pieces of your traitorous son’s body, what do you want us to do with the ignorant goat buggerer’s remains?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)


  13. I reiterate that we should bury these terrorist idiots with pigs.

    1) There should be 10 gallons of pigs blood in an easily volatilized container on ever airline flight.

    2) Anyone who has committed a terrorist act in the name of Islam or any Islamic cause should have their body:
    a) ground up in an industrial meat grinder along with pork by products and pig shit, then mixed with pig’s blood.
    b) The morass should be wrapped in pigskins with more pig shit and pig’s blood, and buried five feet beneath a pig sty. The pigs who reside there can be used to mix in with the next PoS bastards who commit a terrorist act.

    Anyone doesn’t like it? It’s real simple: don’t commit a terrorist act.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)

  14. ever==every

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)


  15. Does Hallmark produce a “Sorry I splattered your traitorous offspring all over foreign soil” condolence card?


    I doubt it, but I’d suspect that, if you asked nicely, The Bloggess might make one for you.

    IgotBupkis, President, United Anarchist Society (c9dcd8)

  16. “An official from the U.S. State Department has called the Charlotte family of al-Qaida propagandist Samir Khan to offer the government’s condolences on his death…”

    I’m sorry.

    Sorry we didn’t kill the ratbag a long time ago.

    Well, better late than never, I suppose.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  17. um forgot the comma sorry.

    DohBiden (d54602)

  18. Cannot begin to imagine the anger and rage the families,friends and brothers in armspeople killed by Alwaki’s buddy Nidal Hassan must feel right now. Who ever had anything to with this stupidity needs to be fired today.

    These animals renounced their citizenship by their words and deeds.They got what they deserved. And may they rot in hell.

    Bugg (996c34)

  19. There are times — many times — when I think everyone working for the United States Department of State should just be fired, immediately and without notice. Start over from scratch with people who understand that American foreign policy ought to be about promoting American interests, without apology or embarrassment, and with much more vigor and straight-forwardness than Foggy Bottom has ever been able to manage.

    The promotion of our enlightened self-interest, in the long term, will generally also tend to promote the interests of the people in the countries we deal with, although very often it will not promote, in either the short or middle term, the interests of the people currently in charge of many of those countries. See generally: Pie (worldwide growing version).

    Beldar (4fa931)

  20. Ah yes, the Kill and Regret policy, concocted by Axelrod and Co. to ensure maximum political advantage for Obama in Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, and Virginia. Get credit with Independents and centrist Democrats for killing the enemy, while issuing the apology to try and appease the far left base. How predictable.

    JVW (4d72aa)

  21. Well said Beldar.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  22. Lawsuit time? Can the family sue over this? If so, discovery could be a real nasty.

    Huey (d7cd42)

  23. Beldar, if you’re not careful, you’ll be accused of being a “Bircher”.

    Another Drew - Restore the Republic/Obama Sucks! (bdde46)

  24. “I think everyone working for the United States Department of State should just be fired, immediately and without notice.”

    The idea has merit, A Stalinist style purge also has its attractions.

    Dave Surls (28f866)

  25. Eff you Obama………………not literally.

    DohBiden (d54602)


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