Another U.S. citizen a potential drone target
February 11th, 2014
02:22 PM ET

Another U.S. citizen a potential drone target

By Tom Cohen and Tom Watkins

U.S. counterterrorism officials are closely watching an al Qaeda fighter in Pakistan who could become the next American to be targeted for killing by a drone strike, CNN has learned.

The person, who was not identified, has been the subject of debate among military commanders and intelligence officials for several weeks as they decide what to recommend. President Barack Obama would make a final decision.

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  1. Mahone

    One….two….three….FIRE! Swoosh….BANG….threat taken care of……….

    February 24, 2014 at 10:57 am | Reply
  2. Amera

    This is an outrage. What happened to America being a free country, where every citizen has the right to a trial and be judged by a jury of their peers? If he is guilty then by all means he deserves punishment but to kill him and maybe 10 other innocent people without any evidence? HOW SHAMEFUL.

    February 14, 2014 at 10:47 am | Reply
  3. Marty

    I see no doubt the legacy of Barack Obama will be one of a arrogant American cowboy willing to take the law into his own hand. History will look upon him not as incompetent but an outlaw

    February 12, 2014 at 8:10 am | Reply
    • George patton

      Quite true Marty, quite true indeed! Obama is totally amoral.

      February 12, 2014 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • eric

      More bs. we have traitors all around and with a turd in office- we cannot get anything done anymore.

      February 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  4. Silverado

    He is involved in terrorist activities with the enemy in Pakistan, I don't see a problem... Drones should vaporize him and his buddies in Pakistan – whether or not he is a US citizen. He chose to be in Pakistan with the enemy - and that makes him a legitimate target.

    February 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Good grief Silverado, judging by your posts, you must think that being stupid is some kind of virtue to be displayed and be prided upon. I simply fail to understand you.

      February 12, 2014 at 10:20 am | Reply
  5. George patton

    Another murder waiting to be committed. How repulsive!!!

    February 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm | Reply

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