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Posts Tagged ‘assassination

Anwar al-Awlaki American Muslim cleric

October 4, 2011

On September 30 Barack Obama used his asserted new power of the president and had two American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan murdered. Anwar Awlaki was a moderate American Muslim cleric who served as an advisor to the US government after 9/11 on ways to counter Muslim extremism. Awlaki was gradually radicalized by Washington’s […]

Why can an US President place an American citizen on an assassination list?

October 2, 2011

Michael Ratner, president of the Centre for Constitutional Rights asks: Is this the world we want? Where the president of the United States can place an American citizen, or anyone else for that matter, living outside a war zone on a targeted assassination list, and then have him murdered by drone strike. [In an earlier […]

Two American citizens assassinated in Yemen with American drones –Or were they?

October 2, 2011

AP reports: Anwar al-Awlaki, a well-known and controversial American imam with ties to al-Qaeda, was killed along with four others, another also an American citizen. Samir Khan – who was from North Carolina – and al-Awlaki were killed early Friday in a strike on a convoy in Yemen. The strike was carried out by the […]

The Tale of Two Terrorists Ratko Mladic and Osama bin Laden

June 9, 2011

Both men were responsible for thousands of civilian deaths in causes they believed were righteous. They both occupied top spots on the World’s Most Wanted list. They were both the subject of raids that were years in the making and required extensive intelligence work. But in all other respects the operations against Ratko Mladic and […]

Noam Chomsky on the Osama bin Laden assassination

May 9, 2011

It’s increasingly clear that the [Osama bin Laden] operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually no opposition—except, they claim, from his wife, who lunged towards them. In […]

Assassination Inc. at the heart of America’s military strategy

October 5, 2010

The U.S. has conducted assassination programs in the Third World for decades, but the actual killing — though directed and financed by the C.I.A. — has been largely left to local paramilitary and police forces. This now has changed dramatically. What is unprecedented today is the vast number of Americans directly assassinating Muslims — through […]

US Task Force 373 assassination unit

August 15, 2010

The New York Times, Washington Post, and most U.S. newspapers under-reported WikiLeaks documents that highlighted US Task Force 373 (TF 373) assassination unit. The London Guardian however highlights the WikiLeaks war logs showing TF 373 as a shadowy kill-or-capture squad, some excerpts including: “The NATO coalition in Afghanistan has been using an undisclosed ‘black’ unit […]

Wikileaks highlights US attack that killed 300 civilians In Afghanistan

July 27, 2010

Up to 300 Afghan civilians were killed in a U.S. air strike. This was on August 2, 2007, after  a US special forces team mounted what they hoped would be an assassination spectacular in the mountains of northern Helmand, Afghanistan. They called it Operation Jang Baz. Special operations troops, the war logs report, “tracked and […]

Kucinich: Assassination of Americans a short-cut around the Constitution

April 18, 2010

The Obama administration has recently revealed its assassination plan of a US citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Targeted killings are not a new Obama administration policy. Beginning three days after his swearing in, President Obama authorized scores of lethal drone strikes, including against specific individuals, in Pakistan and Afghanistan, surpassing the Bush era numbers. The elite Joint […]

Philip Giraldi on false passports used in Mossad assassination in Dubai

March 4, 2010

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, writes: The recent massive assassination operation carried out by Israel’s Mossad in Dubai has … has attracted considerable media attention in Europe though relatively little in the United States, possibly because any American outcry would be the pot calling the kettle black. Europeans have mostly been outraged by the […]