This Might Be the Next American to Be Killed by Drones

Friday, April 05, 2013

In some ways he sounds like a typical American twenty-something. He likes Chinese barbeque. He attended Bible Camp as a kid and played soccer in high school.

Born to a Syrian Muslim father and a white Protestant mother near Mobile, Alabama, he came of age listening to music like Nirvana, watching movies like Fight Club, hanging out with his friends at Waffle House and going to school dances. 

But somewhere along the way, Omar Hammami's cultural orientation changed. Now he lives in Somalia where in 2006 he joined an Islamist guerrilla army group called al Shebab.  

His relationship with the al Shebab has faltered, though, and with the U.S. government assigning a $5 million bounty on his head, he's a man with enemies on all sides. 

Spencer Ackerman, a senior writer at Wired, interviewed Hammami by Twitter for a new piece in the magazine. He tells The Takeaway why Hammami could be the next American citizen to be killed in a drone attack. Ackerman also writes for Wired's national security blog "Danger Room."

Guests:

Spencer Ackerman

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

Comments [1]

tedbohne from Chamberino

This sick perverted has started most of the current wars all over the globe. reason? oil, which can be monetized and used as a world currency. when one looks at the places these CIA foisted wars, all are in contries rich with oil. the US raped south and central america despite being essentially broke. the CIA killed Hugo Chavez for not "playing ball" with US foreign policies. the list of murders by the CIA cannot be counted if you count all the non-combatants, blowback murders they also committed. this is just several more. However, the US finds itself without a trained ground forces as shown by wrecking Iraq, Pakistan, now Syria ostensibly to protect the leach Israel which has NO right to Palestine. the US commits mass violations concerning human rights not only abroad but here in the US. the new world order governed by a cabal of plutocratic oligarchs is in full swing, filling their pockets with tax dollars and continuing the behavior that brought the world to it's knees economically. the US government must be stopped and these people dismissed and dispatched forthwith. this is why George and his dick, Cheney don't leave the country. arrest warrants exist in many places and they don't want to suffer in the same way George the dumber signed off on. The Bush Family IS one of the Plutocrats. it is likely Obama works for them as well.

Apr. 06 2013 03:00 PM

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