Assassination of Anwar Al-Awlaki

  • Aired:  10/03/11
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In a CIA-led operation, the military assassinates one of America's most wanted terrorists and Facebook friends. (2:43)

>> Jon: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WELCOME TO THE DAILY SHOW.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

A GOOD SHOW TONIGHT.

I HOPE YOUR DVR-ING THIS.

OUR GUEST THE THOMAS FRIEDMAN

TALKING ABOUT HIS NEWS BOOK,

"THAT USED TO BE US.

I'LL GIVE YOU A LITTLE HINT.

I WON'T GIVE AWAY HOW IT ENDS

BUT IT INVOLVES SELLING THE

MOON.

FIRST MORE BIG NEWS IN

AMERICA'S WAR ON TERROR.

>> ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST

WANTEDED TERRORISTS IS DEAD.

ANWAR AL AWLAKI WAS BORN

AMERICAN.

>> THIS WAS A C.I.A.-LED

OPERATION.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNED AN

EXECUTIVE CAPTURE OR KILL

ORDER.

>> TWO PREDATOR DRONES TOOK

OUT AL AWLAKI.

>> Jon: YES, WE... WAIT!

WHO?

THAT'S ONE... WHO IS IS THIS

GUY?

>> A 40-YEAR-OLD WAS KNOWN AS

THE BIN LADEN OF THE INTERNET.

FOR HIS USE OF YOU-TUBE TO

RECRUIT WANT A BE TERRORISTS.

IN FACT, LAST YEAR YOU-TUBE

REMOVED SEVERAL CLIPS OF

AWLAKI.

>> Jon: THAT'S OKAY.

THEY DID REMOVE AWLAKI'S CLIPS

BUT NOT BECAUSE OF TERRORISM.

WHAT HAPPENS WHAT HAPPENED WAS

AWLAKI TRIED TO POST VIDEOS OF

OUR SHOW ON YOU-TUBE.

YOU KNOW, I'M SORRY BUT YOU

DON'T (BEEP) WITH VIA COME

BECAUSE THEY WILL RAIN HELL

FIRE DOWN ON YOU.

THEY ARE... OH, SO THERE'S GOT

TO BE A SILLYIER WAY TO BOIL

DOWN AWLAKI'S EVIL.

>> HE WAS KIND OF LIKE THE

FACEBOOK FRIEND FROM HELL.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, THOSE KIND

THAT WHENEVER YOU WOULD SAY A

FAMILY MEMBER HAD PASSED AWAY

HE'D LIKE CLICK LIKE.

HE'D POKE YOUR WALL WITH

FARMVILLE, UPDATE SPITTOON,

MONKEYS.

I DON'T KNOW.

MY WRITERS TELL ME THOSE ARE

FACEBOOK TERMS.

I DON'T KNOW.

STILL ON COMPUSERVE.

YOU KNOW, IF HE TOLD ME AT THE

BEGINNING OF THE OBAMA

PRESIDENCY THAT HIS CLEAREST

LEGACY WOULD INVOLVE NOT

CLOSING GITMO OR GREEN JOBS OR

MANUFACTURING JOBS OR ANY KIND

OF JOBS REALLY, BUT WOULD IN

FACT BE HIS ABILITY TO RAIN

TARGETED DEATH FROM THE SKY, I

MEAN, ARE WE EVEN ALLOWED TO

DO THAT?

>> YES... WE... CAN.

>> Jon: OH.

I WAS JUST ASKING.

WOW.

I HAD NO IDEA HOW VERSAT

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