Navy atheist, Zachary Sneddon wrote:
Aggressor or not, on foreign soil or not, Anwar al-Awlaki was a natural-born American citizen; he never renounced his citizenship, and that makes him a traitor, not a foreign combatant. Treason is the highest crime in our law code, but it is still a federal crime, and as a citizen he had exactly the same rights and entitlements to a fair and open trial that you or I do. How does THAT make you feel? -Zachary Sneddon
This launched a pretty amazing conversation that’s still going on in the formerly secret foxhole atheist Facebook group. How do I feel about it?
Conflicted, man. In some ways I feel this line of reasoning contributed to the death toll at the Jonestown Massacre. But, I can’t disagree with you either. -Justin Griffith
The conversation brought up so many side-issues that are incredibly important factors. Constitutionality, ethics, the other American also killed who is often glossed over in media reports, trials in absentia…
What are your thoughts? Are your thoughts in line with U.S. and/or international law?