NSA Metadata Used For Drone Strikes

By: Monday February 10, 2014 5:50 am

Contrary to the continual rationalizations by NSA defenders such as President Obama┬áthat metadata is benign – that it is only used to see patterns not identify individuals – it is now being reported that metadata alone is the basis for lethal drone strikes. According to First Look Media metadata, not human intelligence, is the tool [...]

President Obama Says Kindness Covers All His Political Beliefs

By: Friday November 29, 2013 8:13 am

At a speech before some of his richest donors at DreamWorks, President Barack Obama quoted late film critic Roger Ebert to say “kindness covers all of my political beliefs.” The speech was on a Tuesday, the same day each week Obama and his staff reportedly decide who they are going to murder outside of Constitutional [...]

Obama Administration May Be Guilty Of War Crimes

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:27 am

The Obama Administration’s assassination program, including its use of drones, has already proved controversial around the world. But now questions are being raised as to whether the program violates the laws of war and international human rights law. Outside of Afghanistan, or a “defined conflict zone”, the use of lethal force is subject to international [...]

Ahead Of Brennan Hearing Obama Releases Drone Memos

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 5:54 am

Just ahead of today’s CIA director confirmation hearing President Obama has ordered the release of memos that were written by his administration to justify the killing of American citizens without due process. The White House on Wednesday directed the Justice Department to release to the two Congressional Intelligence Committees classified documents discussing the legal justification [...]

Brennan Confirmation Hearing Set As Battleground For Drone Assassination Program

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 5:57 am

Tomorrow will be one of the first and possibly last opportunities for a real discussion of the US Drone Assassination program as John Brennan goes before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in hopes of being confirmed as CIA director. Already a contentious issue, the stakes have been further raised as a Justice Department white [...]

United Nations To Investigate U.S Drone Assassination Program

By: Friday January 25, 2013 9:14 am

Given that Congress has decided to let the President kill people – including American citizens – without any due process it seems once again America will only face its problems due to outside pressure. A United Nations expert has launched an investigation of drone attacks and targeted killings, scrutinizing a deeply controversial tool in the [...]

The “Disposition Matrix”: The Institutionalization of Targeted Killing

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 9:15 am

Greg Miller will shine a light on the new American way of war for the next three days, with a multi-part series in the Washington Post on the kill list, the way in which terrorist suspects are selected for death from above by Predator drones. The goal here appears to be to codify the techniques into executive branch practice, for turnkey use by any current or future Administration.

Local News Anchor Challenges, Calls Out President on Kill List

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 10:18 am

FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather There are 15,000 media personnel in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention. Some of that includes photographers, but any way you slice it, you have a substantial number of journalists. Not one of them has the fortitude to pull off what Ben Swann of Fox 19 Cincinnati did in an interview with [...]

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