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  • A Legal Way To Kill?

    04/24/2014 5:35:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitiano
    When President Obama decided sometime during his first term that he wanted to be able to use unmanned aerial drones in foreign lands to kill people -- including Americans -- he instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to find a way to make it legal -- despite the absolute prohibition on governmental extra-judicial killing in federal and state laws and in the Constitution itself. "Judicial killing" connotes a lawful execution after an indictment, a jury trial, an appeal and all of the due process protections that the Constitution guarantees defendants. "Extra-judicial killing" is a targeted killing of a victim by someone...
  • Death toll from U.S. drone strikes rises to 55 in Yemen

    04/21/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    XinHua ^ | 04/21/2014
    The death toll of multiple U.S. drone strikes launched on Sunday against training camps of al- Qaida militants in Yemen's southern provinces of Abyan and Shabwa has risen to 55, the Yemeni Interior Ministry said on Monday. Three local leaders were among the 55 dead militants, the ministry said in a brief statement on its website. It said that its security services are working to identify the nationalities of foreign fighters who were killed among al-Qaida militants in the airstrikes. The ministry described the air strikes as the strongest assault launched against the militants since 2012, when the army retook...
  • Feds can hide rationale for killing U.S. citizen, judge rules

    04/15/2014 7:37:15 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 15, 2014 | Bob Egelko
    A Bay Area federal judge says the Obama administration can keep secret a memo spelling out the legal rationale for a 2011 drone attack in Yemen that killed a U.S. citizen and alleged terrorist mastermind.
  • White House: No more information about drone killings will be released to public

    02/19/2014 10:44:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Vince Coglianese, executive editor
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that the Obama administration will not be releasing any more information about the controversial use of drones to kill American citizens. Carney’s remarks, via the White House’s transcript of the off-camera press gaggle: “This is not an open-ended process. This is a specific and unique accommodation in this circumstance. The fact is, when it comes to public disclosure, we have been — not with the kind of attention that’s been given it this week — but we have been publicly discussing these matters at the highest levels of government for the...
  • Report: Deadly drone strike in Yemen failed to comply with Obama’s rules to protect civilians

    02/20/2014 2:04:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2014 | By Greg Miller
    A U.S. drone strike in December that killed at least a dozen people in Yemen failed to comply with rules imposed by President Obama last year to protect civilians, according to an investigation by a human rights organization released Thursday. The report by Human Rights Watch concluded that the strike, which was carried out by the U.S. military’s Joint Special Operations Command, targeted a line of vehicles that were part of a wedding procession, and that evidence indicates “some, if not all those killed and wounded were civilians.” The findings contradict assertions by U.S. officials that only militants were killed...
  • EXCLUSIVE: CIA didn't always know who it was killing in drone strikes, classified documents show

    06/06/2013 6:47:22 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6-5-2013 | Richard Engel and Robert Windrem
    The CIA did not always know who it was targeting and killing in drone strikes in Pakistan over a 14-month period, an NBC News review of classified intelligence reports shows. About one of every four of those killed by drones in Pakistan between Sept. 3, 2010, and Oct. 30, 2011, were classified as "other militants,” the documents detail. The “other militants” label was used when the CIA could not determine the affiliation of those killed, prompting questions about how the agency could conclude they were a threat to U.S. national security. The uncertainty appears to arise from the use of...
  • JACKPOT!… Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief (Video)

    06/01/2013 7:08:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 104 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-1-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tapper’s show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: “A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what we’re really looking at some of these visits… What we are looking at the number of times that Mr. Shulman was cleared into...
  • Oliver North: Cover Up

    05/10/2013 8:49:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2013 | Oliver North
    Washington, DC – We all know about the notorious Obama “Kill List.” CIA Director John Brennan proudly told us about that last year when he described how the O-Team decides which Americans should be executed by Hellfire Missile fired from remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs). Why hasn’t the White House used this capability to “take out” those who killed our diplomats in Benghazi, Libya last year? Clip and save this column. Herein are some important events, names, places – facts your children and grandchildren will need to know about these perilous times: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Benghazi, Libya. The U.S. consulate...
  • Study predicts 70K jobs from drones

    03/12/2013 3:19:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/13 | Jonathan Easley
    The country’s largest trade group for drones on Tuesday released a study that says the unmanned vehicle industry could create 70,000 jobs in the United States over the next three years and add $14 billion to the economy. The Association of Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI), which commissioned the study, went one further and predicted the industry could produce more than 100,000 jobs by 2025 with an estimated economic impact of $82 billion. “This is an incredibly exciting time for an industry developing technology that will benefit society, as well as the economy,” said Michael Toscano, president & CEO of...
  • Revealed: Holder Letter Leaves Open Possibility of Drone Strikes on U.S. Soil (Rand Paul)

    03/05/2013 1:51:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 5, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    This morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Glenn Beck’s radio team that he had some new information about the U.S. government drone program — information that some individuals might find troubling. Later in the day, TheBlaze obtained letters that were sent to the senator by Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan. It is select contents in Holder’s letter that citizens might find most problematic. After Paul sent an inquiry to learn more about the government’s drone program and to ask whether “the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a...
  • 41% of Dems think president should have power to kill suspected American terrorist on American soil

    03/05/2013 6:59:52 AM PST · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    “On his own.” To be clear, they think he should have the power to do this “on his own.” This is what years of screeching during the Bush era about “the unitary executive” has come to.
  • DOJ kill list memo forces many Dems out of the closet as overtly unprincipled hacks

    02/11/2013 8:24:58 AM PST · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 Feb 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Last week's controversy over Obama's assassination program forced into light many ignored truths that were long obvious This past week has been a strangely clarifying political moment. It was caused by two related events: the leak of the Justice Department's "white paper" justifying Obama's claimed power to execute Americans without charges, followed by John Brennan's alarming confirmation hearing (as Charles Pierce wrote: "the man whom the administration has put up to head the CIA would not say whether or not the president of the United States has the power to order the extrajudicial killing of a United States citizen within...
  • Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

    02/08/2013 8:39:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal." So said Richard Nixon in his interviews with David Frost. Nixon was talking about wiretaps and surreptitious entries to protect lives and safeguard national security in a violent and anarchic war decade. The Nixon haters pronounced themselves morally sickened. Fast forward to our new century. For, since 9/11, we have heard rather more extravagant claims by American presidents. Under George W. Bush, it was presidential authority to waterboard, torture, rendition and hold enemy aliens in indefinite detention at Guantanamo. Under Barack Obama, we don't have a Nixon...
  • ‘Kill List’ rule book may be coming soon to the White House Situation Room

    11/25/2012 5:25:19 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 25, 2012
    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. 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:
  • ‘Kill List’ rule book may be coming soon to the White House Situation Room

    11/25/2012 3:18:15 PM PST · by haffast · 36 replies
    The Ticket ^ | 11/25/2012 | Dylan Stableford
    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...
  • Obama signs new law to kick out all Zionists agents (Iranian press)

    11/25/2012 2:51:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | 11/25/12 | staff
    Seventy hours ago, at this writing, while on Air Force One, President Barack Obama issued a press release that has been utterly ignored by the Western Press. The president has openly announced a move against violent plotters inside the US government and espionage agents. He does not use the terms “AIPAC” or “the Israel lobby” but it is highly unlikely he could be referring to anything else. In fact, we can think of no other group. http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/24/274332/aipac-decapitators-inside-us-govt/ Presidential Memorandum — National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS...
  • DNC Chairwoman doesn't know about President Obama kill list, NDAA

    10/22/2012 1:52:29 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 6 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/22/12 | Andrew Moran
    Denver - Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), was unaware that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and President Barack Obama's "kill list" existed. This is why she would only take "serious questions." Do the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and a secret “kill list” that the president maintains actually exist? Well, the NDAA has been reported on throughout the year and actually signed into law on New Year’s Eve and information about the kill list was published in a 6,600-word article in the New York Times. We Are Change (WRC) attempted to catch up with...
  • Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on Obama’s “kill list”: What “kill list”?

    10/22/2012 5:31:50 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    Via Reason. If you missed this in Headlines this weekend, or even if you glanced at it in Headlines but didn’t watch the clip, stop what you’re doing and watch now. My assumption always with DWS is that she knows the truth but is happy to lie to any extent her party needs, which is why you and I know her as America’s most lifelike talking-points robot. Not this time, though. Her ignorance is palpably genuine; she reacts the way you’d expect her to react if this guy had asked her where the government got the thermite used to blow...
  • 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...
  • Local reporter takes Obama to the woodshed on constitutionality of ‘kill list’ [VIDEO]

    09/07/2012 12:16:22 AM PDT · by bronxville · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09-06-2012 | Geoffrey Malloy
    President Barack Obama on Monday refused to acknowledge the existence of a presidential “kill list” despite multiple assertions by top-ranking officials in his administration that the list exists. Ben Swann, a reporter for Cincinnati’s FOX 19, asked the president, “How do you as president utilize that power [of the presidential kill list] to assassinate … U.S. citizens?” “You’re basing this on reports in the news that have never been confirmed by me, and I don’t talk about our national security decisions in that way,” the president responded. Swann recognized that Obama himself has not confirmed the reports, but several high-ranking...
  • Local reporter takes Obama to the woodshed on constitutionality of ‘kill list’ [VIDEO]

    09/06/2012 1:19:35 PM PDT · by satan69 · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/05/2012 | Geoffrey Malloy
    President Barack Obama on Monday refused to acknowledge the existence of a presidential “kill list” despite multiple assertions by top-ranking officials in his administration that the list exists. Ben Swann, a reporter for Cincinnati’s FOX 19, asked the president, “How do you as president utilize that power [of the presidential kill list] to assassinate … U.S. citizens?” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/05/local-reporter-takes-obama-to-the-woodshed-on-constitutionality-of-kill-list/#ixzz25isRKODv
  • Dreaming of a Superhero - Even Maureen Dowd has turned against Obama

    06/02/2012 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/2/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    ON Friday night, the nation’s capital was under a tornado watch. And that was the best thing that happened to the White House all week. As the president was being slapped by Mitt Romney for being too weak on national security, he was being rapped by a Times editorial for being too aggressive on national security. A Times article by Jo Becker and Scott Shane revealed that the liberal law professor who campaigned against torture and the Iraq war now personally makes the final decisions on the “kill list,” targets for drone strikes. “A unilateral campaign of death is untenable,”...
  • The Secret Kill List

    05/31/2012 5:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The leader of the government regularly sits down with his senior generals and spies and advisers and reviews a list of the people they want him to authorize their agents to kill. They do this every Tuesday morning when the leader is in town. The leader once condemned any practice even close to this, but now relishes the killing because he has convinced himself that it is a sane and sterile way to keep his country safe and himself in power. The leader, who is running for re-election, even invited his campaign manager to join the group that decides whom...
  • Obama's 'kill list' revealed: How President uses Al Qaeda 'baseball cards' to decide who will live

    05/29/2012 10:51:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/29/12 | Daniel Bates
    Obama's 'kill list' revealed: How President uses Al Qaeda 'baseball cards' to decide who will live and who will die ......Full Title Barack Obama has insisted on personally approving a 'kill list' of Al Qaeda terrorists who should be hunted down and executed, according to reports. The U.S. president requests that his advisers draw up 'baseball cards' with pictures and biographies that he pores over to see who should live and who should die. As part of the bizarre ‘nomination’ process he then retires for personal reflection to work out whether or not to order a drone strike to take...
  • Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list'

    10/06/2011 9:54:39 AM PDT · by thouworm · 72 replies
    reuters ^ | Oct 6, 2011 | Mark Hosenball
    "There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate."
  • Government Sanctioned Assassination, Is it Constitutional

    07/27/2010 12:02:49 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | July 27, 2010 | Maggie's Notebook
    Anwar al-Awlaki holds dual citizenship with Yemen and the U.S., and is American-born. He is on a U.S. government targeted assassination list. He has not been indicted for treason. Is it constitutional to assassinate an American citizen? American-born Adam Gadahn, an American citizen and member of al-Qaeda is charged with treason and is not on the government kill list. Can you invision a time in America when the truth becomes treason? Judge Andrew Napolitano and Glenn Beck discuss the conundrum.