Obama pushed to compile ĎDo Not Killí list
2012-05-31 0:00

By Olivier Knox | TheTicket

The government keeps a "Do Not Call" list to protect Americans from telemarketers, and a "No-Fly" list to protect Americans from suspected extremists who might try to board an airplane. So what about a "Do Not Kill" list to protect citizens from drone strikes by their own government?

Thatís the (somewhat) tongue-in-cheek proposal from critics of President Barack Obamaís reported "kill list" of suspected terrorists ó which may include American citizens overseas. They have launched a petition on the White House web site asking him to create a government "Do Not Kill" list.

The petition, created Wednesday, had 1,701 signatures as of this writing, 23,299 shy of the 25,000 needed within 30 days to get a formal White House response.

The text of the petition is sharply critical of the so-called secret "kill list," which was detailed in a recent New York Times piece. The articleís publication came as the Obama Administration has been touting its hard-line on terrorism in the context of a hard-fought election campaign."The New York Times reports that President Obama has created an official íkill listí that he uses to personally order the assassination of American citizens," the petition says.

"Considering that the government already has a íDo Not Callí list and a íNo Flyí list, we hereby request that the White House create a íDo Not Killí list in which American citizens can sign up to avoid being put on the presidentís íkill listí and therefore avoid being executed without indictment, judge, jury, trial or due process of law," it says.

Article from: news.yahoo.com

Choosing who lives and who dies: the methodical assassinations of Barack Obamaís íkill listí
By David Blair | Telegraph.co.uk

There is something deeply unsettling about the disclosure in The New York Times that America has developed a clinical, dispassionate procedure for selecting the targets of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Every week or so, about 100 national security officials gather by video conference to pore over the photographs and biographies of al-Qaeda terrorists. They decide who should be spared and who should be marked for death.

Those ďnominatedĒ for assassination (yes, ďnominatedĒ is apparently the official word) are placed on a ďkill listĒ that passes directly to Barack Obama. He then exercises the judgment of Solomon, going through the list name by name and deciding who will die. The CIAís drones are then programmed to dispatch the Presidentís chosen targets.

The aim is to keep the drones on a ďtight leashĒ, to use Obamaís phrase, and ensure that killings only happen with the strictest oversight. This procedure has been revealed presumably because the White House wants to reassure us that drones are not dealing death from the skies at random. The fact that it is all so methodical is supposed to be a virtue. Nonetheless, the idea that a formal process has developed at all is grounds for deep discomfort.


But in his inaugural address back in January 2009, he also said: ďWe reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.Ē The fact that he now pores over death lists shows the utter fatuity of that statement. The tension between safety and idealism, between liberty and security, is ever-present and unavoidable. As of today, Obamaís point on that spectrum is to believe that he can take upon himself the right to decide who lives and who dies.


Read the full article at: telegraph.co.uk

Obama "vetoed Assad assassination attempt" - RT.com

New reports filed this week suggest that the an attempt to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad orchestrated by French and Saudi governments was recently abandoned after US President Barack Obama refused to involve America in the attack.

Sources reporting to the Debka news agency in Israel say that a Franco-Saudi plan to oust Assad from his rule in Syria was all but implemented in recent weeks, but the White Houseís reluctance to offer US assistance eventually eroded what chance existed for ending Assadís rule.

According to military and intelligence sources reporting to Debka, a complex plan relying on air strikes and bombardment from the sea was believed to be on the table. When prompted to add US manpower to aid in the attack, however, President Obama repeatedly refused to get involved.

Chomsky: Bush kidnapped & tortured, Obama murders

White House defends drone attacks, íkill listí

Government kill list approved by secret committee - Report

Related Articles
Iran terror group moved off US blacklist íover Israeli tiesí
BBC journalist killed during Taliban attack ímay have been shot by US forcesí
Treasure Hunter Fears Assassination Over Search For Bin Ladenís Body
Was George H.W. Bush Involved in Assassination of JFK?
FBI Director: I Have to Check to See If Obama Has the Right to Assassinate Americans On U.S. Soil
The Mossad Role in the JFK Assassination
Dr. King familyís civil trial verdict: US government assassinated Martin
Head Of CIA Ė Reports Obama Watched Bin Laden Die Are Lies, Admits NO LIVE VIDEO FOOTAGE of Assassination Raid

Latest News from our Front Page

Feminist blogger uses her vaginal yeast to make sourdough bread
2015-12-01 22:52
It's a tale that might ensure you never look the same way at a humble loaf again. When a feminist blogger found herself suffering from a vaginal yeast infection, she made the unusual decision to use the unwanted bodily fluid as an ingredient for making bread. Zoe Stavri, who writes under the title Another Angry Woman, has documented the details of her ...
Apple could be working on virtual reality projector, patents show
2015-12-01 22:40
The company has been granted a patent for an ‚Äėadaptive projector‚Äô, which can project images onto surfaces Apple could be working on a new augmented reality projector, which would allow it to make computers without even adding a screen. The company has been granted a patent for an ‚Äúadaptive‚ÄĚ projector, reports Patently Apple. The patents seem to refer to a tool ...
83-year-old Romanian Jewess crowned "Miss Holocaust Survivor" in Israel
2015-12-01 22:23
83-year-old Romanian born Rita Berkowitz wins the one-of-a-kind charity beauty pageant Romania-born woman who immigrated to Israel won the third annual Miss Holocaust Survivors Beauty Pageant in Haifa. Rita Berkowitz, 83, was chosen among the 16 European natives who participated in the contest on Tuesday. She came to Israel in 1951. Hairdressers and makeup artists primped and pampered the contestants before they took ...
North Vancouver schools get first gender-neutral washroom
2015-12-01 21:52
In a first for North Vancouver schools, Seycove secondary has opened a gender-neutral washroom. The move is a step in the right direction and recognition that not every student feels welcome in the binary male- or female-designated washrooms, according to Brian Wilson, president of Seycove’s Queer Straight Alliance Club, which lobbied the school administration for the washroom. High school is already a ...
Newly-Completed Fukushima 'Containment' Wall Already 'Slightly Leaning'
2015-12-01 21:15
Just weeks after re-starting the building of a giant ice-wall to contain groundwater leaking from the Fukushima nuclear plant, TEPCO has been forced to admit that a 780-meter protective wall built alongside the crippled power station (completed only last month and designed to prevent contaminated groundwater from seeping into the sea)  is already "slightly leaning." While this sounds a lot ...
More News »