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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Nixon only had an enemies list. Obama has a kill list.
I dont remember that enumerated powers clause in the constitution
When I read Kill list in the title, I thought it was going to be about Obamacare and the death panels.
Yet, no one seems to understand.
Obama is a FASCIST ( sorry for yelling)!!
A tango here , a tango there, who cares?
But bear in mind that the Dept of Homeland Security has an
operating position paper that terrorists in America come from Ex military and right wing extremists ( fascist code word for conservatives), so called.
But then a TANGO is a TANGO...who cares?
The president will push the drone button whenever he wishes.
And if it happens that the target is an American Citizen, who is successfully rallying the masses to revolt against Obama, then who is to say that person is not a Tango? Is he not a TANGO?
Barak , a fascist animal, after all, is simply doing what fascists do.And he already has a data base of the GPS coordinates of every one counted in the last census in a discretely accessable data base at the White Hut. Just punch those numbers into theat slick, Obama, missile carrying drone.FASCIST FAIT ACCOMPLIS!!!
Obama is making sure that the next leftist president has the SAME power.The fact is that the treasonous lot of them should be tried, convicted , jailed and forgotten.
I would bet good money there’s a private list with Tea Party people’s names written all in it. They have more than once called us domestic terrorists.
-Bible Believen’active Churchmember
-Conservative worldview to the Right of the GOP
-On FR since 1998
-Former FFL License holder
-Formerly active practical shooter (IPSC)
-Drives in the Right lane except to pass
-Walks down the Right side of a store aisle
-Holds doors open for others
-Have back-ups to my back-ups
-wife gets nervous when she hears a helicopter fly over
Yep, my guess is I’m a “terrorist” and on acronym lists everywhere. I’m OK with that.
A good, looong read. Need to reread again carefully. I’m struck by many of the older articles in which the authors saw clearly then what Dear Leader and his followers are, and the blindness of the people. The people are cast under a spell and desirith a king.
“When I read Kill list in the title, I thought it was going to be about Obamacare and the death panels.”
That’s in another section under “Economy” and a brief mention under “Homeland Security” (”..to secure the nation from the many threats we face...”)
(Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
Like your tag.
“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child - miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill disciplined, despotic, and useless. Liberalism is the philosophy of sniveling brats.” - P.J. O’Rourke
Have you seen their BigDog:
these aare greeeaaat!
To defeat Obama and his flash fascist movement we must all understand what kind of political animal Obama is.
He must be exposed by truth, his propaganda machine defeated
and overcome, and his movement needs to be ridiculed.
Obama must be held to the Constitution.He avoids this at every turn with disinformation and prevarication, and maybe murder.
Sorry about the long read, but it is the most accurate view in terms of historical analysis.
We may be shown today just how far his grip and propaganda machine extends:
Sen. Kelley Ayotte speaks at 2pm, McCain at 4pm to comment on their meeting this morning with Rice and Morrell.
Thank you for the long read.