Editorial Note – For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of killing Anwar AlWalaki rather than capturing him the action is stimulating reaction – major blowback by Al Qaeda. So, those that were part of the ‘kill list’ team, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano, John Brennan, Leon Panetta, et.al, are chartered with providing for our National Security. Yet, Al Qaeda has pledged terror and vengeance against America and our homeland should be on alert.

However, TSA has not captured or stopped a single would be or probable member of any terror groups flying into America. The border patrol has limited resources, and the rules of engagement provide no teeth for security. The FBI does have a fractured objective to monitor mosques that preach jihad previously attended by Samir Khan and Anwar AlWalaki, but has anyone counted how many mosques in America subscribe and preach Jihad?

Al Qaeda Threatens Vengeance for Anwar Al-Awlaki Death

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Imam Anwar al-Awlaki, U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, left to right, are shown in these file photos. (Muhammad ud-Deen/AP Photo|Bell County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images|U.S. Marshals Service/AP Photo)


Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the al Qaeda affiliate that U.S. officials say is one of the greatest dangers to the American homeland, released a statement today claiming it has “heroes… who will avenge” the death of U.S.-born al Qaeda member Anwar al-Awlaki.

Awlaki, a high-profile member of AQAP who was credited with inspiring or being directly involved in at least a dozen terror attacks, was killed in a CIA drone strike Sept. 30 along with several other suspected al Qaeda operatives, including American-born Samir Khan.

“The blood of the sheikh and his brethren will not go in vain,” AQAP said in the statement published online today. “Behind him stand heroes who do not sleep on any grievance and who will avenge him soon, God willing.”

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The statement also criticizes the American government for killing Awlaki and Khan, “without proving any accusation against them.”

“Where is the freedom, justice, human rights and respect of freedoms that they rant about?” the statement said.