If you haven’t heard the great “I am in your base killing your d00ds” meme before, it comes from a surprise attack in online gaming. It’s funny because the situation should be self-evident, but you have to inform the other party. Of course, parodies and rip-offs involving cats have become quite popular, so I’m going to highlight what I think are the top 10 “I’m in ur …” photos, starting with the Red Alert original:
0) I am in your base killing your d00ds
1) I’m in ur kuntry Ridin’ Dirty
2) We’re in ur intarnet killin ur torrentz
3) I art in thine base slaying thine doods
4) I’m in ur base killin ur d00dz
5) I’m in ur base killin ur d00dz
6) I’m in your bloodstream killing your infection
7) I’m in ur gutter blocking ur drainage
8) Im on ur land, emanating [sic] ur domain
9) Im in ur couch stealing ur change
10) Im in yr tvs distorting our facts
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The man responsible for courthouse murders of a judge and deputies in Atlanta has been caught. He is on trial for the 2-day rape and imprisonment of his ex-girlfriend, and now the multiply homicides and other crimes that took place during his escape attempt.
Obama wasn’t content to rest up after his illegal assassination of Osama bin Laden back in May, this time stepping up his game to take out American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki with a predator drone / Hellfire missile in Yemen. The audacity of conducting public assassinations on the territory of sovereign nations aside, the New York Times picks right up on the issue of due process:
The strike appeared to be the first time in the American-led war on terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that an American citizen had been deliberately killed by American forces, a step that has raised contentious constitutional issues in the United States. It was also the second high-profile killing of an Al Qaeda leader in the past five months under the Obama administration[.]
The White House decision to make Mr. Awlaki a top priority to be hunted down and killed was controversial, given his American citizenship.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which fought unsuccessfully in the American court system to challenge the government’s legal justification for its so-called targeted killings program, which was used to take aim at Mr. Awlaki, condemned that program in reaction to the news of Mr. Awlaki’s death. “As we’ve seen today, this is a program under which American citizens far from any battlefield can be executed by their own government without judicial process, and on the basis of standards and evidence that are kept secret not just from the public but from the courts,” Jameel Jaffer, the A.C.L.U.’s deputy legal director, said in a statement.
For what it’s worth, Foreign Policy’s blog agrees that Anwar was a US citizen due an appropriate trial. The correct course of action would have been extradition from Yemen to the US for trial.