CNN asks "When Can a Government Kill Its Own People?" but the answer has already been given: whenever it wants to and those accountable will be re-elected anyway.
R.I.P. Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. He would have been 18 years old last September. Abdulrahman was killed alongside his 17-year old cousin by a U.S. drone strike on October 14, 2011. He and his father were both U.S. citizens killed by drone strikes. Abdulrahman’s murder has been called a “mistake” by the government, but no one has been held accountable for the loss of his life.