Skip to comments.Obama personally oversees Al-Qaeda 'kill list': report
Posted on 05/29/2012 3:37:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama personally oversees Al-Qaeda 'kill list': report AFPAFP 56 mins ago
US President Barack Obama has personally overseen a top-secret process for determining which Al-Qaeda suspects should be placed on a "kill list," the New York Times reported Tuesday.
The Times, citing dozens of top officials and former advisers, said the administration had developed what it termed the "kill list" as part of a stepped-up drone war against Al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Pakistan and Yemen.
"He is determined that he will make these decisions about how far and wide these operations will go," it quoted National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon as saying.
"His view is that he's responsible for the position of the United States in the world... He's determined to keep the tether pretty short."
The Times described the top-secret process, which begins with some 100 counter-terrorism officials sifting through biographies and "nominating" suspects in Yemen and Somalia to be added to the kill list during a secure video conference run by the Pentagon.
The CIA carries out a separate process for suspects in Pakistan, it said.
The nominations then go to Obama, who signs off on every strike in Yemen and Somalia and also on especially complex and risky strikes in Pakistan -- about a third of the total, the Times said.
Obama personally approves the killing of top suspects, such as Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaqi -- a US citizen -- who was killed by a US drone strike in Yemen last year.
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They had to set up a grid for Obama that looks like the NCAA basketball brackets before he would deal with it. He picked Kentucky over Abdul Rahman Yasin in the finals.
Only the straight ones make the list.
I’ve been reading that Yahoo and Fox have both disabled their comment sections recently. I wonder if it is because they can start putting up pure propaganda like this unopposed.
love the poster...exactly what I had in mind
Here is how you can tell this is a political story:
For independents, it portrays Obama as a tough-as-nails Commander In Chief who orders the death of terrorists.
For liberals, it shows he does not use drones indiscriminately (like Bush did), but in a very careful, methodical, surgical manner where he takes personal interest in making sure only the right people are killed.
Yeah, he keeps the list right next to the ESPN TV schedule.\
Still an ineligible turd.
I wonder how many other “kill lists” Obama “personally oversees”.
Talk about an overinflated ego. His ego must be the size of Greenland.
What happens when something goes wrong? Will he take responsibility or have an excuse like he had for the osama mission?
I guess this means he can forget getting another Nobel Peace Prize.
We’ll know he’s in trouble if Michelle and the girls don’t take vacations worth MILLIONS of DOLLARS!! Watch the vacations!! I see County Fairs or State Fairs in their future!
They’re very, very afraid if this is what they’re pitching. Hussein can’t personally oversee much past lighting his next joint.
To make Obama look like a tough guy. All of this is controlled leakage for political gain.
Obama is just playing games.
Obama the narcissist has a kill list of his own every time a head pops up in front of him that makes him feel “criticized” or “inadequate”, because he is a faggot muslim.
He must get a hard on getting into the intimate secrets of Bin Laden...
Top secret process released by Obama’s publicity firm. This has nothing at all to do with the election of course.
You may be onto something with that. I had not thought of that motive.
HAHAHAHAHA - ain't that the truth.
The only reason King Putt is authorizing force against his moslem brethren is that he sees such actions as possible vote generators, nothing more, nothing less.
Meanwhile in the real world, Obama lets terrorist who murder American soldiers go free.
What about collateral damage? If a baby or child gets killed, does this make Obozo directly responsible? If it were Bush, you know the media would be hyping up the collateral damage.
The CIA agent that questioned KSM made that point. They can’t question dead people. The intelligence community around the world is being blinded.
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