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3. Obama Authorizes International Assassination Campaign

The Obama administration has quietly put into practice an ‘incomplete idea’ left over from the Bush II presidency: creating a de facto ‘presidential international assassination program.’ Court documents, evidence offered by Human Rights Watch and a special United Nations report allege that US citizens suspected of encouraging “terror” had been put on “death lists.” These reports  say Obama’s Director of National Intelligence assured a congressional hearing that the program was within the rights of the executive branch of the government and did not need to be revealed. At least two people are known to have been murdered by Central Intelligence Agency operatives under the program. When the program was challenged in a New York City court the judge refused to rule, saying, “There are circumstances in which the executive’s decision to kill U.S. citizens overseas is constitutionally committed to the political branches and judicially unreviewable.”

Sources:

“Judge Declines to Rule on Targeted Killings of U.S. Citizens,” William Fisher, Inter Press Service, Dec. 8, 2010.
http://ipsnorthamerica.net/news.php?idnews=3426

“Letter to President Obama on Targeted Killings and Drones,” Human Rights Watch, Dec. 7, 2010.
http://www.hrw.org/news/1210/12/07/letter-obama-targeted-killings

“Confirmed: Obama Authorizes Assassination of U.S. Citizen,” Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, Apr. 7, 2010. http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/04/07/assassinations 

Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Mar. 30, 2010. http://www.extrajudicialexecutions.org/unitedstateoof america1

“Extrajudicial Killings: U.S. Government ‘Death List’ for American Citizens,” Francis A. Boyle, Global Research, February 10, 2010. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17527

Student Researchers:  John M. Curtin, Molliann Zahm, Maria Rose, Vincent Caruso & George Antzoulis, Niagara University

Faculty Evaluator: Brian Martin Murphy, Niagara University; Mickey Huff, Diablo Valley College

  • April Coble October 9, 2011

    No comments here about how one Democrat looks the same as another Republican? Come on, people! 

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      do you mean that one robot is the same as another robot only has different colours bro.. and only operates according to his masters programmes..

  • thepriss October 9, 2011

    No comments here about how one Democrat looks the same as another Republican? Come on, people! 

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      do you mean that one robot is the same as another robot only has different colours bro.. and only operates according to his masters programmes..

  • Dannyboy October 10, 2011

    Ron Paul 2012?

  • Dannyboy October 10, 2011

    Ron Paul 2012?

  • been there October 12, 2011

    well technically if you conspire against your own country, its treason. i am pretty sure the penalty on the books for treason is execution. so i am not sure how illegal this is. immoral, possibly, illegal, not sure.

    • mountainbiker October 14, 2011

      Just because someone accuses another of treason, doesn’t make it true.  That is why we have due process.  Extralegal is illegal.

      • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

        exactly right man.. now you are guilty even if you are proven innocent..

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      been there ..

      you are full of crap man..wake you mororn ..are you still in lala land ..and still have not woken up yet ..ok then just keep on sleeping and when you decide to wake up just sit and listen to your daily brainwashing mainscrap news man..

  • been there October 12, 2011

    well technically if you conspire against your own country, its treason. i am pretty sure the penalty on the books for treason is execution. so i am not sure how illegal this is. immoral, possibly, illegal, not sure.

    • mountainbiker October 14, 2011

      Just because someone accuses another of treason, doesn’t make it true.  That is why we have due process.  Extralegal is illegal.

      • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

        exactly right man.. now you are guilty even if you are proven innocent..

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      been there ..

      you are full of crap man..wake you mororn ..are you still in lala land ..and still have not woken up yet ..ok then just keep on sleeping and when you decide to wake up just sit and listen to your daily brainwashing mainscrap news man..

  • tonebone October 13, 2011

    hey Been There, can I have your civil and human rights, since you don’t seem to be using yours?
    American-born citizens are afforded Due Process by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, NO MATTER WHAT THE INFRACTION OR ALLEGATION. Stepping-over those rights and assassinating  a US citizen is just as treasonous as any alleged act of citizen terror.

    • Rick October 27, 2011

      That’s not true because the guy they just killed in Yemen, who was born in the US, basically gave up his rights by leaving the country, publicly making threats and supporting violence/terrorism against the US and innocent people.  The US has proof of this.  He would have had the due process if he stayed here but it is quite clear that he was living overseas as a foreigner with another citizenship and forfeited his US rights.  He got what was coming to him.

      • Justin Goodman January 2, 2012

        proof? what proof? there is none. zero. try again. when asked about proof the obama administration had nothing. or would you like to cite your sources that don’t exist?

      • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

        NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE BORN .. if you are a us citizen or an alien ..and are causing problems TO OR in the us ..or outside you will be target wherever you are even in Siberia ..cia , navy seals.. to the elites masters you are nothing but a game to them ..regardless where you are at..

      • Adam N.T. Protester February 16, 2014

        Rick…YOU are an ignorant slut…our RIGHTS COME FROM GOD, where your feet be there be your rights. You cannot renounce your rights you can only fail to assert or exercise them…the whole pretzel logic of Oblivious’ crew is to parrot the line: obamas father renounced his citizenship and moved to kenya…this is presummed as an assertion of citizenship as a fact…the TRUTH is that he renounced his citizenship PROCESS before it became manifest and was in fact NEVER A CITIZEN TO BEGIN WITH this is the same as clinton getting everyone to lie under oath by saying I have no knowledge holding in their mind I have know knowledge and watching as the fake ken starr like prosecutors came to a dead stop and did not mine further causing the witness to committ full scale perjury or give up the truth…this is what imbeciles do, they lie and say oh no we told the truth…snicker snicker

  • tonebone October 13, 2011

    hey Been There, can I have your civil and human rights, since you don’t seem to be using yours?
    American-born citizens are afforded Due Process by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, NO MATTER WHAT THE INFRACTION OR ALLEGATION. Stepping-over those rights and assassinating  a US citizen is just as treasonous as any alleged act of citizen terror.

    • Rick October 27, 2011

      That’s not true because the guy they just killed in Yemen, who was born in the US, basically gave up his rights by leaving the country, publicly making threats and supporting violence/terrorism against the US and innocent people.  The US has proof of this.  He would have had the due process if he stayed here but it is quite clear that he was living overseas as a foreigner with another citizenship and forfeited his US rights.  He got what was coming to him.

      • jimmyjack_frankentoast January 2, 2012

        proof? what proof? there is none. zero. try again. when asked about proof the obama administration had nothing. or would you like to cite your sources that don’t exist?

      • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

        NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE BORN .. if you are a us citizen or an alien ..and are causing problems TO OR in the us ..or outside you will be target wherever you are even in Siberia ..cia , navy seals.. to the elites masters you are nothing but a game to them ..regardless where you are at..

      • Voice of Reason May 28, 2013

        One doesn’t “forfeit” one’s rights as an American citizen by living overseas,

  • Liberty Fighter October 27, 2011

    The fact that the Lamestream Media isn’t covering this, proves they are covering for that piece of human filth, 0bama. 

    • ibetheman May 21, 2012

      The reason why the major alaphabet soup news channels are not covering this? Who do you think owns the stations? Khazzer Jews!

      • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

        and their talmudist Zionist masters..

        • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

          no to forget AIPAC ,FED RESERVE, THE LEECH MAN BROS ,GOLDMAN SNACKS TOO BROS..

  • Liberty Fighter October 27, 2011

    The fact that the Lamestream Media isn’t covering this, proves they are covering for that piece of human filth, 0bama. 

    • ibetheman May 21, 2012

      The reason why the major alaphabet soup news channels are not covering this? Who do you think owns the stations? Khazzer Jews!

      • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

        and their talmudist Zionist masters..

        • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

          no to forget AIPAC ,FED RESERVE, THE LEECH MAN BROS ,GOLDMAN SNACKS TOO BROS..

  • Canobs November 5, 2011

    So, USA logically gave themselves the right with their own laws to kill anybody, US citizen or not, as long as he is killed in another independent sovereign,  invaded or not (liberated, as they say)  country.   Maybe by the patriot act or the torture standardization law of the BushCheneyRumsfeld murderers clan.

    • biffula February 25, 2012

       No, the law was passed under the Pres. Zero/Imbecile Biden clan.

  • Canobs November 5, 2011

    So, USA logically gave themselves the right with their own laws to kill anybody, US citizen or not, as long as he is killed in another independent sovereign,  invaded or not (liberated, as they say)  country.   Maybe by the patriot act or the torture standardization law of the BushCheneyRumsfeld murderers clan.

    • Anonymous February 25, 2012

       No, the law was passed under the Pres. Zero/Imbecile Biden clan.

  • Cozmikdebris November 24, 2011

    Israel has been doing it for decades so why not the US?

    • biffula February 25, 2012

       As well as Russia, China and most middle eastern countries.

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      bulls ..mann..the us preaches to other nations of the world that it is the a torch bearer of human rights , freedom and liberties.. and then it goes on to sign behind closed doors to enslave its own populations.. bullshit man.. other nations don’t preach as the us does in that regards..big difference ..

  • Cozmikdebris November 24, 2011

    Israel has been doing it for decades so why not the US?

    • Anonymous February 25, 2012

       As well as Russia, China and most middle eastern countries.

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      bulls ..mann..the us preaches to other nations of the world that it is the a torch bearer of human rights , freedom and liberties.. and then it goes on to sign behind closed doors to enslave its own populations.. bullshit man.. other nations don’t preach as the us does in that regards..big difference ..

  • Boo Day Seus December 16, 2011

    this year alone, the administration pushed for the ability to imprison US citizens indefinitely without trial; they got it. today, the Fed Aviation announced lowering laws to permit extensive use of DRONES in the USA. the administration furthered the laws that BUSH put into place and implemented rules and autrocities that Bush didn’t do. When Bush did it he was perceived as EVIL, the “liberal” and democrats shamed him, but now Obama does it and they are all happily quiet.  hypocrisy! (as for me, i am of no “party”). US citizens have to get that violating their civil rights now to “protect” them against the “baddies” cannot be changed once the rulers redefine who is a “baddie”; thats the most important part. If you don’t have capacity to feel others suffering, then see deeply that once the right is taken away, it will not be returned, and as “baddie” is redefined, you will be next. 

    • James February 17, 2012

       Trust me as a liberal I’m equally offended by all this, I’m just trying to find where this is even constitutional, because it is full on garbage.

  • Boo December 16, 2011

    this year alone, the administration pushed for the ability to imprison US citizens indefinitely without trial; they got it. today, the Fed Aviation announced lowering laws to permit extensive use of DRONES in the USA. the administration furthered the laws that BUSH put into place and implemented rules and autrocities that Bush didn’t do. When Bush did it he was perceived as EVIL, the “liberal” and democrats shamed him, but now Obama does it and they are all happily quiet.  hypocrisy! (as for me, i am of no “party”). US citizens have to get that violating their civil rights now to “protect” them against the “baddies” cannot be changed once the rulers redefine who is a “baddie”; thats the most important part. If you don’t have capacity to feel others suffering, then see deeply that once the right is taken away, it will not be returned, and as “baddie” is redefined, you will be next. 

    • James February 17, 2012

       Trust me as a liberal I’m equally offended by all this, I’m just trying to find where this is even constitutional, because it is full on garbage.

  • Hexrodri December 19, 2011

    This notion was cemented by the assassination of  Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen by his own government. This is also proof that the constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s written if the Government sees it like that. I have no sympathy for Awlaki and maybe he got what he deserved… but that isn’t my call. He should have been protected by US law until convicted. In this day and age, no one is safe. 

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      yeah bro
      now this scum bag obanana is ready and able and also pressured to use hi excutive order who needs the constitution..

  • Hexrodri December 19, 2011

    This notion was cemented by the assassination of  Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen by his own government. This is also proof that the constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s written if the Government sees it like that. I have no sympathy for Awlaki and maybe he got what he deserved… but that isn’t my call. He should have been protected by US law until convicted. In this day and age, no one is safe. 

  • Hexrodri December 19, 2011

    This notion was cemented by the assassination of  Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen by his own government. This is also proof that the constitution isn’t worth the paper it’s written if the Government sees it like that. I have no sympathy for Awlaki and maybe he got what he deserved… but that isn’t my call. He should have been protected by US law until convicted. In this day and age, no one is safe. 

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      yeah bro
      now this scum bag obanana is ready and able and also pressured to use hi excutive order who needs the constitution..

  • John M. Curtin January 3, 2012

    No matter which example case you look at – the Yemen man, or any other, the point is that it violates our Constitution that we hold dear as Americans. If our own President can do this – the President of the United States – a country that goes to war in order to promote peace and to protect others – it makes you wonder what else our government does behind our backs. This story is far from over I think, but I’m glad that already it has caused a good debate here.

    – John M. Curtin
    Niagara University Student Reporter

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      better watch what you start my friend lest you want to disappear too.. soon and how..no one will ever notice you are gone..

  • John M. Curtin January 3, 2012

    No matter which example case you look at – the Yemen man, or any other, the point is that it violates our Constitution that we hold dear as Americans. If our own President can do this – the President of the United States – a country that goes to war in order to promote peace and to protect others – it makes you wonder what else our government does behind our backs. This story is far from over I think, but I’m glad that already it has caused a good debate here.

    – John M. Curtin
    Niagara University Student Reporter

    • trueth warrior May 21, 2013

      better watch what you start my friend lest you want to disappear too.. soon and how..no one will ever notice you are gone..

  • Bcovarrubias6 January 21, 2012

    Bull Shit

  • Bcovarrubias6 January 21, 2012

    Bull Shit

  • J February 19, 2012

    i thought this was a well planned oil extraction plan from 1998 – 3 years after the Clinton Iraqi Liberation Act…  there is no oil in Yemen…

  • J February 19, 2012

    i thought this was a well planned oil extraction plan from 1998 – 3 years after the Clinton Iraqi Liberation Act…  there is no oil in Yemen…

  • J February 19, 2012

    hmmm was Gabby Giffords a failed Obama admin assasination attempt left over from Bush II ( what ever that means) with a sleeper cell killer?

  • J February 19, 2012

    hmmm was Gabby Giffords a failed Obama admin assasination attempt left over from Bush II ( what ever that means) with a sleeper cell killer?

  • dano April 7, 2012

    Do not speak ill of your country lest you disappear in the night….
    .

  • dano April 7, 2012

    Do not speak ill of your country lest you disappear in the night….
    .

  • Allanornstein April 18, 2012

    Just read a new book, Wealth vs.
    Work: How 1% Victimize 99%. It’s about the vanishing

    American dream- a shrinking middle class, increased poverty
    and inequality. It’s about a return to the old aristocratic order, a world
    where hereditary privilege and power trump excellence and merit and where
    ordinary people, and those who are less able and less vigorous, are trampled by
    greed, materialism and crony capitalism. It’s about Wall Street vs. Main Street, and
    about the economic decline of labor unions and working people. It’s a gritty
    book!

  • Allanornstein April 18, 2012

    Just read a new book, Wealth vs.
    Work: How 1% Victimize 99%. It’s about the vanishing

    American dream- a shrinking middle class, increased poverty
    and inequality. It’s about a return to the old aristocratic order, a world
    where hereditary privilege and power trump excellence and merit and where
    ordinary people, and those who are less able and less vigorous, are trampled by
    greed, materialism and crony capitalism. It’s about Wall Street vs. Main Street, and
    about the economic decline of labor unions and working people. It’s a gritty
    book!

  • JIm May 28, 2012

    NDEA Obama and a few of your friendly neighborhood congressmen voted on it I read the list I am astounded at the traitors in our country.There will always be people in denial they have not simply awaken from their deep sleep they want to continue taking the blue pill and everything stays the same for them.

  • JIm May 28, 2012

    NDEA Obama and a few of your friendly neighborhood congressmen voted on it I read the list I am astounded at the traitors in our country.There will always be people in denial they have not simply awaken from their deep sleep they want to continue taking the blue pill and everything stays the same for them.

  • Jim May 28, 2012

    Well now they have rewritten the constitution you wont hear it on the nightly news.

  • Jim May 28, 2012

    Well now they have rewritten the constitution you wont hear it on the nightly news.

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