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  • MSNBC’s David Corn: Holder Letter To Paul ‘Had a Very Silent FU In It’

    03/07/2013 5:37:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    Not surprisingly, most of the folks on MSNBC have being having a field day Thursday ridiculing Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his historic filibuster the day before. Doing his part on the Martin Bashir show was MSNBC political analyst David Corn who said that Attorney General Eric Holder’s letter to Paul “had a very silent FU in it” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
  • Obama says decade of war ending (Neville Chamberlain II)

    01/21/2013 9:24:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Associate Press ^ | Jan 21, 12:07 PM EST | none stated
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  • Drone strikes threaten 50 years of international law,says UN [ It's not the movie-its the kill list]

    09/14/2012 1:04:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Thursday 21 June 2012
    The US policy of using aerial drones to carry out targeted killings presents a major challenge to the system of international law that has endured since the second world war, a United Nations investigator has said. Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, summary or arbitrary executions, told a conference in Geneva that President Obama's attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, carried out by the CIA, would encourage other states to flout long-established human rights standards. In his strongest critique so far of drone strikes, Heyns suggested some may even constitute "war crimes". His comments come amid rising...
  • Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

    05/29/2012 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2012 | JO BECKER and SCOTT SHANE
    It was not a theoretical question: Mr. Obama has placed himself at the helm of a top secret “nominations” process to designate terrorists for kill or capture, of which the capture part has become largely theoretical. .... underscored just what a moral and legal conundrum this could be. Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,” .... it is the president who has reserved to himself the final moral calculation. “He is determined that he will make these decisions about...
  • Pakistan to US: No more drone attacks!! Also want CIA to reduce personnel

    04/12/2011 4:04:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    It seems safe to assume that the meeting between CIA chief Leon Panetta and his counterpart in Pakistan’s ISI didn’t go terribly well. Yesterday, the CIA called the talks “productive” and declared the relationship between the two intelligence agencies “on solid footing.” Today, news reports have Pakistan demanding an end to drone attacks against Taliban and al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan: Pakistan has privately demanded the Central Intelligence Agency suspend drone strikes against militants on its territory, one of the U.S.’s most effective weapons against al Qaeda and Taliban leaders, officials said. …The U.S. strategy in the war in Afghanistan hinges...
  • Who at the Pentagon is Whispering in Bob Gates’ Ear?

    11/01/2010 9:06:46 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 9 replies · 1+ views
    BIGPEACE.COM ^ | 01NOV10 | Brad Thor
    On October 21, we told you that a DoD official had leaked the findings of a confidential investigation into Michael Furlong and his highly successful Force Protection program to the New York Times. The leak was authorized in an effort to embarrass Furlong and “make him go away.” The New York Times subsequently held off on the story, but a week later someone else ran with it. On October 29, Kimberly Dozier of the Associated Press published a piece entitled Pentagon Says Intel Contractors Went Too Far. Here’s what’s troubling.