Eric Holder Stepping Down As Attorney General

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 9:56 am

Wall Street lawyer turned cabinet secretary Eric Holder is stepping down as Attorney General of the United States. Holder will resign as soon as his successor is confirmed according to National Public Radio which wrote a laudatory piece on Holder that included the news. Those who spoke to NPR told them it was Holder’s decision [...]

Report: US and UK Preparing For First Strike In Syria To Support Al-Qaeda Linked Rebels

By: Monday August 26, 2013 5:08 am

As the United States moves warships closer to Syria a report from the UK newspaper, The Telegraph, claims that British and American forces are preparing for a first strike in response to reports that the Assad Regime used chemical weapons. The strikes would weaken if not destroy the Assad regime currently in a civil war [...]

CIA Often Didn’t Know Who It Killed With Drone Strikes

By: Friday June 7, 2013 8:00 am

According to an exclusive report by NBC News the CIA often did not know who it was killing with drone strikes. 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 [...]

Liberal Hypocrisy Isn’t Free

By: Tuesday May 28, 2013 7:57 am

To drone or not to drone? President Barack Obama recently demonstrated his most valuable political talent – fooling liberals into supporting Bush policies under another name. Obama’s latest soliloquy on his personal struggles in justifying his actions as president hit just the right tone for every establishment apologist liberal. Yes, Obama was carrying on Bush [...]

Anwar Al-Awlaki Finally Gets A (Show) Trial

By: Thursday May 23, 2013 2:10 pm

American Citizen Anwar Al-Awlaki was killed by a drone strike in Yemen solely on the authority of President Barack Obama. Al-Awlaki never received a trial, was never indicted, nor given any opportunity to address the allegations against him. But today during President Obama’s extensive terrorism speech Mr. Al-Awlaki finally received his trial, a show trial. [...]

ACLU, CCR Sue Administration Over Targeted Killings of US Citizens

By: Thursday July 19, 2012 11:03 am

While Kevin’s at the Bradley Manning trial, I’ll pick up on something on his beat. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center on Constitutional Rights have sued the Obama Administration over the deaths of three US citizens as part of the still-classified Predator drone program. Anwar al-Awlaki, Samir Khan and al-Awlkai’s son Abdulrahman were [...]

Holder Tries to Explain Targeted Assassination Program

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 6:21 am

Attorney General Eric Holder helpfully explained when the government can kill you without a trial, in a speech last night at Northwestern University. He didn’t take questions, because he was so crystal clear about it. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. asserted on Monday that it is lawful for the government to kill American citizens [...]

Wyden Wants Information on Targeting of Anwar al-Awlaki

By: Friday February 10, 2012 12:04 pm

Sen. Ron Wyden has led a lonely battle against state secrecy. He wanted his findings from the Intelligence Committee on what he perceived as a misuse of the Patriot Act to be made public. And now, he wants a public record on the death of Anwar al-Awlaki. Five months after Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was [...]

ACLU Seeks White House Docs Justifying Awlaki Drone Strikes

By: Thursday February 2, 2012 6:18 am

The ACLU filed suit in federal court yesterday seeking to force the White House to turn over records related to the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the US citizen assassinated in a drone attack in Yemen last year. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, charged the Justice [...]

New York Times Sues DoJ Over FOIA Request for Awlaki Memo

By: Friday December 23, 2011 10:15 am

The New York Times sued the Justice Department over their reticence to turn over a memo from the Office of Legal Counsel detailing the argument for how the US government can legally assassinate an American citizen. The Times has previously reported on the memo, which justified the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, but that report from [...]

Secret OLC Memo Authorized Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki

By: Monday October 10, 2011 9:35 am

Charlie Savage digs out the process for authorizing the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, killed in Yemen late last month. He wasn’t able to obtain the secret memo from the Office of Legal Counsel authorizing the placing of Awlaki on a kill list, but he had some of the memo described to him: The secret document [...]

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