US citizens may be targeted at home or abroad. No one anywhere is safe.
Summary judgment means no arrests. No Miranda rights. No due process. No trial. Just a bullet, bomb or slit throat. It’s official Obama policy. Diktat authority affords justice to no one ordered killed.
On May 29, The New York Times upped the stakes. Its article headlined “Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will,” saying:
Obama “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.”
In other words, he appointed himself judge, jury and executioner. Despot authority is official administration policy. Diktats decide who lives or dies.” (1)
Part of the reason for having trials and the need to prove innocence or guilt is this legal-requirement that must precede death, in order to insure that the right person has been apprehended, and that whatever the punishment is, has met with international standards of fairness and justice under settled-law. The purpose behind the need for this has always been to avoid having the life or death of any accused person be in the hands of any single individual. However all of our settled-laws have been overthrown by the illegal government of the Police-state headed by Obama.
However as Obama has sighted phony national-emergency situations that cannot wait for something as complex as trials: We need to look more carefully at the excuses being given for these tactics that come directly from the Draconian days of the hated Inquisition.
In the highly technical world of the New Millennium, time has become a luxury that too many feel that they cannot afford. Common-sense requires that these situations be looked at far more judiciously than Obama has chosen to allow us (or anyone else) to do. Is it believable that teenagers wandering around in primitive Yemen, can be so dangerous to the national-security of high-tech America that they can pose such an immediate threat to this country that we must blow-them-up without even an arrest, using an unmanned drone as the executioner? This is simply preposterous! Yet this is exactly the outcome that we have licensed by allowing Obama a war-criminal thousands of times over already – to continue to carry out –as an American foreign policy Diktat!
Of course this would not be an issue if it was only those overseas who are being executed (because we flat-out don’t give a damn about other people) The issue now is that Obama wants to do this here to Americans as well, on American soil.
“Anyone called Al Qaeda or accused of terrorist connections gets marked for death.
What “moral and legal conundrum” could he face, asked The Times. None whatever. On day one in office, he spurned rule of law principles.
He adopted George Bush’s ideology. His predecessor called “the Constitution….just a G-damn piece of paper.”
Obama feels the same. He’s comfortable with “unitary executive” authority. It puts him above the law. Chalmers Johnson called it “a ball-faced assertion of presidential supremacy….dressed up in legalistic mumbo jumbo.”
International law is quaint and out-of-date, he believes. Diktat authority replaced it. The former constitutional law professor abandoned what he taught. He campaigned against war and torture. In office, he exceeded the worst of his predecessor.
He usurped the power of life and death, including against US citizens. He’s got final “kill list” authority.
Policy prioritizes killing by drones, death squads, or other means. Only eliminating America’s enemies matter. Whether real or imagined makes no difference.” (1)
What keeps getting overshadowed is the supposed real “threat” to the nation. What the administration keeps on citing are things such as dirty bombs or nuclear weapons that could be used to attack this country—as if anyone in the world could simply just buy a few of these the way someone might purchase some Saturday-night-special pistols to be used in a holdup.
The movement of nuclear material can and is tracked internationally and any attempt to bring enough of that material into this country would require ‘the cooperation of the federal government and its black-ops agencies both foreign and domestic—or it could not happen.’
Basically the idea (proposed by the government regarding 911) is not a feasible or functioning method that could ever be carried out without physical and military support from within this country. (2)
Hence the “TRIGGER” being used to justify global MURDER INC., is nothing but yet another series of lies to continue absolute control over the whole planet in the name of the One-World-Order that wants no interference from anything as pedestrian as the need for criminal trials or human rights, anywhere in the world today. This policy decision ended everything to do with the public’s defense against the One-World-Order and Obama in particular.
The result of the polices that Obama instituted resulted in this:
“Policy prioritizes killing by drones, death squads, or other means. Only eliminating America’s enemies matter. Whether real or imagined makes no difference.
The more removed, the greater the number replacing them. According to national security adviser Thomas Donilon:
“He is determined that he will make these decisions about how far and wide these operations will go. His view is that he’s responsible for the position of the United States in the world. He’s determined to keep the tether pretty short.”
His “aggressive counterterrorism record” baffles supporters and critics alike. Secrecy obscures policies. Shadow war actions aren’t publicized. Deadly force is approved “without hand-wringing.” So is fork-tongued politics, torture and other lawless practices.
For Obama, killing Americans comes “easy.” Waging war on Islam is policy. So is take no prisoners. Counterterrorism is cover for wholesale or retail slaughter. Collateral deaths don’t matter.
US Pakistan ambassador, Cameron Munter, complained about CIA drone strikes. He told colleagues “he didn’t realize his main job was to kill people.”
Obama and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan collaborate on who lives or dies. Both match each other’s bloodthirstiness. “Just war” thinking overrides rule of law principles and moral considerations.
“Drones have replaced Guantanamo as the recruiting tool of choice for militants.” America needs enemies to justify war. Avoiding peace and stability is policy.”
And if you still think this is somehow some gigantically-twisted contortion of the real truth add this to your thinking:
“In 2008, campaign national security strategists advised “pragmatism over ideology.” Urging it “reinforced the president’s instincts.”
Policy rules out nothing. Rhetoric woos supporters. Major objectives aren’t deterred. They include war, torture, rendition, military commissions, indefinite detentions, and targeted killings.
Nothing stands in his way. He’s ruthless. His public persona hides it. Those around him know better.
Openly he urges sparing innocent lives. Privately he doesn’t give a damn. Under Bush, Iraq and Afghanistan rules of engagement were kill every military aged man in sight. Obama changed nothing.
Mostly civilians die. Policies don’t distinguish militants from noncombatants. In Libya alone, NATO killed over 100,000. Killer gangs took many more lives. No one kept count or cared.
Obama’s thinking reflects it. Pragmatism alone matters. Humanity is someone else’s problem. Everyone targeted in strike zones is fair game. Being there means they’re “up to no good,” even women and children.
An unnamed official said “Al Qaeda is an insular, paranoid organization – innocent neighbors don’t hitchhike rides in the back of trucks headed for the border with guns and bombs.”
The same goes for residents where militants are targeted. Being there justifies indiscriminate killing.
Official counts distort reality. Combatants alone are killed, they claim. Independent analysts say as many as 50 civilians die for every militant. In combat theaters everywhere, ordinary people suffer most.
Former intelligence and government officials admit it. According to one:
“It bothers me when they say there were seven guys, so they must all be militants. They count the corpses” but don’t care who they are.
National security advisor Donilon says Obama “is a president who is quite comfortable with the use of force on behalf of the United States.”
Forgotten is candidate Obama’s pledge to end America’s wars. On October 27, 2007, he said:
“I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out (of Afghanistan and Iraq) by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do.”
“I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to (these wars). You can take that to the bank.”
He also promised hope, change, a new era of peace, upholding democratic values, closing Guantanamo in one year, ending torture, no more illegal spying and detention without trial, “a new era of openness,” equitable immigration reform, keeping the Internet free and open, negotiations with Syria, Iran and other countries targeted for regime change, and much more.
In office, he broke every major promise made. Loyal constituents were betrayed. Imperial and corporate considerations were prioritized. Popular needs went begging.
Arrogance, unaccountability, and contempt for democratic values define his presidency. Rule of law principles don’t matter. Take no prisoners is prioritized. If reelected, imagine what’s ahead in a second term.” (1)
This is no longer about the victims overseas—this is about Amerikans, on American soil, It’s about anyone that this psychopath in the Oval Office chooses to kill, randomly, and with no thought as to who else might die in any of his spasms of pragmatism; anywhere on this earth. If anyone still doubts that Obama is the enemy of what was once this Republic, then they need to be hospitalized for insanity.
With thanks to Steven Lendman for his brilliant article!
1) Murder, Inc: Official Obama Policy – Steven Lendman
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