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    Obama's Secret Kill List

    The New York Times revealed this week that President Obama personally oversees a "secret kill list" containing the names and photos of individuals targeted for assassination in the U.S. drone war. According to the Times, Obama signs off on every targeted killing in Yemen and Somalia and the more complex or risky strikes in Pakistan. Individuals on the list include U.S. citizens, as well teenage girls as young as 17 years old. "The President of the United States believes he has the power to order people killed -- in total secrecy, without any due process, without transparency or oversight of any kind,"




    Wow... Well civil liberties i guess is just thrown out of the door. How has this not gone to the USSC? Is our country really taking this ****ing road?

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    ... individuals targeted for assassination in the U.S. drone war ...
    this actually constitutes progress
    it is a deliberate effort to avoid collateral casualties in the conduct of war
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    WOW. Obama's personal hit list. I wonder if Romney is on it, or the Fox news staff? Hmm...
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    I think the American people are asking for it because "stupid is cool".

    Those who don't conform to mob justice democracy deserve to get drone bombed by the same American people.

    What do you expect from a rat race full of sheeple?

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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    this actually constitutes progress
    it is a deliberate effort to avoid collateral casualties in the conduct of war
    Are you SURE that you are not on that list? You wouldn't know until... Oh well, you may never hear the round that gets you. ;-)
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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    WOW. Obama's personal hit list. I wonder if Romney is on it, or the Fox news staff? Hmm...
    one could only hope so.

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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Are you SURE that you are not on that list? You wouldn't know until... Oh well, you may never hear the round that gets you. ;-)
    and when that happened, i wouldn't have the capacity to actually care

    but i have reason to believe, since i am not at war with my country, to believe my name has no reason to appear on that list
    assange, probably not so much
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    The Kill List is the new Star Chamber.

    "The Star Chamber (Latin: Camera stellata) was an English court of law that sat at the royal Palace of Westminster until 1641. It was made up of Privy Counsellors, as well as common-law judges and supplemented the activities of the common-law and equity courts in both civil and criminal matters. The court was set up to ensure the fair enforcement of laws against prominent people, those so powerful that ordinary courts could never convict them of their crimes. Court sessions were held in secret, with no indictments, no right of appeal, no juries, and no witnesses. Evidence was presented in writing. Over time it evolved into a political weapon, a symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English monarchy and courts.

    In modern usage, legal or administrative bodies with strict, arbitrary rulings and secretive proceedings are sometimes called, metaphorically or poetically, star chambers. This is a pejorative term and intended to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the proceedings. The inherent lack of objectivity of any politically motivated charges has led to substantial reforms in English law in most jurisdictions since that time..."

    Star Chamber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    I don`t like the idea of the President or ANY leader of ANY country having a kill list. The priority should be on capture, or does innocent until proven guilty in a court of law not count if an elected official doesn`t want it to?
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    Re: Obama's Secret Kill List

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    I don`t like the idea of the President or ANY leader of ANY country having a kill list. The priority should be on capture, or does innocent until proven guilty in a court of law not count if an elected official doesn`t want it to?
    this is war, not a domestic adversary
    the enemy is the enemy
    with no presumption of innocence

    via the kill list, we can take out the principals who oppose our nation while better avoiding civilian collateral damage
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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