Obama’s secret ‘kill list’ not shared with Romney


Strange isn’t it. The Progressives have no trouble with Obama’s “Kill list”. But trouble with water boarding which might actually get information that would more likely save lives. I have been on the story of our drone bombing which has been causing many civilian casualties and instigating unrest from the populations. So here is an update on Obama’s list, First a bit of what is going down.

From :Drones away- here, there, everywhere

Somalia is the sixth country where the US military has engaged in unauthorized aerial bombing campaigns through the use of its remote-controlled aircraft.Press TV Ir

Here we go:

The matter may have lost some urgency after Nov. 6. But with more than 300 drone strikes and some 2,500 people killed by the Central Intelligence Agency and the military since Mr. Obama first took office, the administration is still pushing to make the rules formal and resolve internal uncertainty and disagreement about exactly when lethal action is justified.

“One of the things we’ve got to do is put a legal architecture in place, and we need Congressional help in order to do that, to make sure that not only am I reined in but any president’s reined in terms of some of the decisions that we’re making,” Mr. Obama told Jon Stewart in an appearance on “The Daily Show” on Oct. 18. (Chuckle time)

The administration of United States President Barack Obama feared they might lose re-election and in the weeks before Election Day began to develop a set of rules for using drones, according to a New York Times report by Scott Shane.

An unnamed official with the Obama administration told : (Link to NYT article-worth it) Shane

…“There was concern that the levers might no longer be in our hands,” said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity. With a continuing debate about the proper limits of drone strikes, Mr. Obama did not want to leave an “amorphous” program to his successor, the official said. The effort, which would have been rushed to completion by January had Mr. Romney won, will now be finished at a more leisurely pace, the official said.

The revelation is remarkable in that it shows GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney—not the fact that the power to extrajudicially kill people suspected of committing or having ties to terrorism was being claimed—was why the administration began to have increased concerns over drone warfare.

A video had circulated just after the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where John Cook was stopping Democrats to ask if Romney could be trusted with the kill list. It was a shrewd way to expose how they had given Obama a pass to normalize targeted killings when they would not like the program if a Republican had the power. Lanny Davis, who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton, said, “I’m not regarding that question as a serious questions so I’m not interested in your interview.” Sen. Charles Schumer answered, “I don’t think he’ll do that, but I think there are a lot of other issues we shouldn’t trust him on.” Gloria Allred, a lawyer known for taking women’s rights cases, did not answer the question but in a follow-up stated she would trust Obama “one thousand percent” with the decision to extrajudicially assassinate people on the kill list.

Full Story over at Fire Dog Lake well worth the full read

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11 Responses to “Obama’s secret ‘kill list’ not shared with Romney”

  1. Barack Obama’s drone use: A human rights violation? « America's Watchtower Says:

    [...] Times is reporting that when Barack Obama felt he was going to lose his reelection bid he began drafting a “kill list rulebook” for drone use because he felt the next administration would abuse its killing power–unlike [...]

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  2. coffeeandsleeplessnights Says:

    Reblogged this on A Lot Of Coffee and Sleepless Nights.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks!

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  3. genomega1 Says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Obama’s secret ‘kill list’ not shared with Romney

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks!

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  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Well, we are not surprised are we that the liberals would trust one of their own with certain powers that they would not want in the hands of a Republican. This has always been a tricy game that has worked out very well for either side.

    Our use of drones to go after individual or ssmall groups of terrorists is problematic. It is a technology that will be copied and used by other countries as well as terrorist groups. IMO, it goes back to what I think was misguided idea; this war on terror concept started by G:W: Bush. How can the United States be at war with individuals and small groups of people? Of course we have to go after these people but the bigger problem in my opinion is who is financing and giving refuge to the the terrorist. Mostly it is other nations doing this. We know who those nations are. The list is quite long. Yet, the US does not officially identify them enemies of the US and they are! If we don’t deal with the heads of those states, we will never win this war on terror.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      That is what the nyt article points out. Now any country has the right to assassinate by drone. Right, let’s not trust the GOP, plus they admit they have no guidelines.

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  5. silverfiddle Says:

    Hypocrisy, they name is liberalism

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    • bunkerville Says:

      And zero reporting by anyone regarding these assassinations.

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      • Steve Dennis Says:

        That is what is most astounding, the MSM doesn’t see fit to cover the collateral damage cause by these drones under Obama’s policies while they searched high and low to find civilians killed under President Bush. Not surprising but their hypocrisy is being exposed.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I am coming to the conclusion that this is part of Susan Rice’s right to protect policy she has been espousing.

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