Skip to comments.‘Kill List’ rule book may be coming soon to the White House Situation Room
Posted on 11/25/2012 3:18:15 PM PST by haffast
The White House "kill list"--a regularly updated chart showing the world's most wanted terrorists used by President Barack Obama during kill or capture debates--may soon be getting a rule book to go with it.
According to the New York Times, the administration--faced with the possibility that President Obama might lose the 2012 election to Mitt Romney--"accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures."
Until now, President Obama has had the "final moral calculation" overseeing the "kill list," the existence of which was first revealed in May in the wake of a drone strike that killed an al-Qaida leader.
But according to the paper, administration officials are looking to curb the power of the commander in chief with the rule book:
"There was concern that the levers might no longer be in our hands," said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity. With a continuing debate about the proper limits of drone strikes, Mr. Obama did not want to leave an "amorphous" program to his successor, the official said. The effort, which would have been rushed to completion by January had Mr. Romney won, will now be finished at a more leisurely pace, the official said.
Earlier this year, critics of the "kill list" launched a petition on the White House website to create a "Do Not Kill" list to protect U.S. citizens from drone strikes by their own government. The petition, though, failed to meet the 25,000-signature threshold required to get an official response from the White House.
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"If there is the slim or great chance an American citizen might be killed..."STAND DOWN".
First implemented in Benghazi, 9/11/12. /sarc
It’s OK to kill people with Democrat missiles. It is not OK to kill people with Republican missiles.
Thank God Odumbo doesn’t use Water-boarding!!
B.S., B.S, B.S.!!!!!!
0bama wanted to shield himself from criminal prosecution after leaving office. 0bama could give a f--k about clear standards and procedures otherwise.
Under Obama it is quickly becoming safer to not live within the US. At least if you are outside the US, there is a chance that the local government might try to protect you or at least raise a stink after the fact.
The problem with “kill” lists is that those on the list make up their own lists.
This is what comes to my mind when I think of this administration hidden away safely in the White House Situation Room with a drone circling some remote village and a ‘kill list’ drawn up by valerie jarrett,
With this type of authority unchecked and growing, its just scary,
“He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor. He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net. “
Psalm 10:8-9 KJV
Four or fewer...no action required....
Oh, so it's ok when you do it that way, just not for anyone else? F'ng hypocrites. You are everything you accuse the other side of being. Everything. As discussed in another thread, my bug-out-bag isn't for natural disasters, it is for when my own government comes after me just for loving freedom and liberty.
First Nobel Peace Prize winner with a kill list.
The updated Kill List to include all those who signed the secession poll on www.whitehouse.gov, who so thoughtfully provided their IP addressess to Dear Leader.
It will also include the membership list of the NRA and GOP. If you think those lists are protected, think again.
what a load of crap. The drone program started before Obama and Obama simply continued it. If Romney had become President he wouldn’t have needed Barack’s rules on how to “carry out kills while President is on golf course”
What goes around can come around in the hands of our own government or in the hands of terrorists (see my tag line)!
See also Caltech micro-UAV survey of near future asymmetric lethal capabilities with declassified roadmap for multiple Kamikazi micro-UAV anti-personnel drones:
In the near future, micro-UAVs will experience the most growth in the defense industry, as their surveillance capabilities will be highly sought after in a world of asymmetric warfare.
Furthermore, micro-UAVs will develop the capability to execute lethal force on the battlefield, as infantry and special operations forces develop an acceptance of unmanned technologies. This shift will initially be imperfectly implemented though, as a learning curve exists at the senior leadership level of the military and the Department of Defense.
Consider Figure 2 from a recently declassified Air Force Report, which details the MAV capabilities that are desired in the future: (see figure page 7)
ii. Strike Capability
Another capability that we examined in depth was the ability of a MAV to execute lethal force. We began with the hypothesis that in the near future increased payload capacities would allow MAVs to deploy some specially adapted weapons system. Our most recent research illustrates that although there is a desire to weaponize MAVs, payload capacity is not increasing fast enough to make this a reality. Thus, AeroVironment led an effort to develop a small unmanned aerial system referred to as the Switchblade (pictured below), which is small enough to be carried in a backpack, can be launched into the air through a tube, can stream real-time video, and carries a small warhead that explodes on impact. Thus, the system is designed to be a small, unmanned Kamikaze capable of eliminating small groups of individuals and light vehicles. AeroVironment received $4.9 million for this project in 2011 from DARPA, $5.1 million from the U.S. Army on March 20, 2012, and the company predicts that the device will be carried by American soldiers in 1-2 years .
This prediction, with regards to UAVs, is in line with the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap released by the Department of Defense, which predicts that the Predator and Global Hawk platforms (the major full size UAV systems used today) will be in service until 2030. (see future UAV roadmap page 10)
” The updated Kill List to include all those who signed the secession poll on www.whitehouse.gov, who so thoughtfully provided their IP addressess to Dear Leader.
It will also include the membership list of the NRA and GOP. If you think those lists are protected, think again. “
Those people would be known as today’s PATRIOTS !
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This is despot dictator stuff.
Have we photoshopped any king pictures of Hussein, crown scepter and robe?
I think there is suspicious that Obama supporters have been deliberately messing with petitions by splitting them up so the signatures don’t reach the needed level.
Perhaps... Don't forget that the late and unlamented Yasir Arafat 'won' the Nobel Peace Prize as well. I would not doubt that *he* had a kill list as well...
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