Saturday, October 1, 2011

CIA strike in Yemen raises questions about due process, but also about Web speech

CNN interviews Leon Panetta in a discussion as to whether the CIA drone strike against Anwar al-Awlaki when “out in the open” in Yemen was a legal “evasion” of the normal need to exercise due process against American citizens overseas, here.


But the most relevant issue may be the way the “target” had used the Internet (in English) to “win converts” to his extremist ideology.  The upshot could be further government monitoring of the way “amateurs” propagate ideas on the Web – but that concern was expressed right after 9/11.

CNN is also reporting the capture of a Haqqani Network leader in Afghanistan, story here

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