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Posts Tagged ‘citizen

A Third American Killed by US Drones

October 19, 2011

In the days before a CIA drone strike killed Anwar al-Awlaki last month, his 16-year-old son ran away from the family home in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa to try to find him, relatives say. When he, too, was killed in a U.S. airstrike Friday, the Awlaki family decided to speak out for the first time […]

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 […]

Ron Paul: “The real problem is that the American people have been too submissive”

November 20, 2010

“[W]e have to realize that the real problem is that the American people have been too submissive. We have been too submissive. It has been going on for a long time. … “[T]he bill that I have introduced … is very simple. It is one paragraph long. It removes the immunity from anybody in the […]

UN fact-finding mission: Israelis executed American citizen

September 28, 2010

The report of the fact-finding mission of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla shows conclusively that US citizen Furkan Dogan and five Turkish citizens were murdered execution-style by Israeli commandos. The report reveals that Dogan, a 19-year-old US citizen of Turkish descent, […]

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 […]

Washington destroys privacy at home and abroad

March 28, 2010

Paul Craig Roberts has a hard-hitting article in Creators Syndicate, the following an excerpt: In the Swiss newspaper Zeit-Fragen, Professor Dr. Eberhard Hamer from Germany asks, “How sovereign is Europe?” He examines the issue and concludes that Europe has little, if any, sovereignty. Professor Hamer writes that the sovereign rights of Europeans as citizens of […]

Pentagon quietly explores stripping US Citizens of citizenship

February 23, 2010

At the highest levels of the US military, a quiet discussion is going on about putting in place a legal framework that would permit the US government to strip American citizenship from terrorists. The case of Las Cruces, New Mexico born al Qaeda commander Anwar al-Aulaqi, who has been a key organizer and recruiter for […]

Controversial Executive Orders that remain in effect

October 30, 2009

After 9/11, George W. Bush secretly signed two executive orders. Both violated basic constitutional protections as well as U.S. obligations under international treaties, yet both carried the force of law. The first order grants the president and other officials, including the secretary of defense, the secretary of homeland security) the right to declare anyone–including an […]