Obama to give white paper on targeted killings to Congress
The U.S. MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle has been used to take out key targets in the war on terror.
February 6th, 2013
11:10 PM ET

Obama to give white paper on targeted killings to Congress

By Lesa Jansen

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning will receive a classified document that seeks to justify the administration's policy of targeting Americans overseas via drone attacks, chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said late Wednesday.

"I am pleased that the president has agreed to provide the Intelligence Committee with access to the OLC (Office of Legal Counsel) opinion regarding the use of lethal force in counterterrorism operations," the California Democrat said in a statement.

"It is critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counterterrorism operations."

The announcement came shortly after an administration official said that President Barack Obama had yielded to demands that he turn over to Congress the classified Justice Department legal advice that seeks to justify the policy.

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  4. Re-posted With Intent To Educate The Senate Intelligence Committee on Droning of Muslim Terrorists by Obama Administration

    Renowned Muslim activists and generalists in America, Europe, and many more moderate Arab countries have decried the silence of the corrupt muslim governments over the continued “brutal murders of innocent peoples by their tyrants like 100 Shia were cold bloodily murdered in Pakistan by Sunni terrorists” and said all minorities should be given the right to self-determination, especially in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Libya, Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.

    “Pakistan, Mali, Yemen, Benghazi, Somalia, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, and almost all muslim countries are poverty ridden, uneducated, and bloody occupied by al Qaeda fighters, or some other types of muslim terrorist groups.

    Under the military rules in Pakistan, Mali, Yemen, Benghazi, Somalia, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, freedom of speech is non-existent and human rights abuses are wide spread by mullahs. A survey said 5 out of 10 adult muslim man has never heard words like "Job", 'Education", "Election" or "Democracy".

    Lives of muslims in Pakistan, Mali, Somalia, Yemen, Benghazi, Algeria, Syria are made miserable by gun-totting army personnel or Jihadist terrorist groups, who routinely harassed, extorted money, committed raps, or terrorized people with impunity, adding that disappearances are almost a daily occurrence as also kidnapping, arrests, fake encounters and torture. Mass graves of minorities have been discovered in these muslim counties and the conscience of the world remains un-stirred................

    Tourism in Pakistan, Mali, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Algeria, Nigeria have virtually dropped to zero, while terrorism, unemployment, religious fanatism have gone through the roof. More and more young muslims are encouraged to join terrorist groups by their governments. These young muslims are more vulnerable to be exploited by mullahs also known as terrorist recruiters. All mosques are becoming terrorist recruiting centers too in countries like Pakistan, Mali, Yemen, Benghazi.

    The apathy towards demands to end Drones in Pakistan, Mali, Somalia, Yemen, or any muslim countries, especially in the western world, is because of these countries' support to muslim terrorist groups.

    February 7, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  5. Towel Heads

    If you're a Towel Head, you're a target.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      Your a Nazi bigot.

      February 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Reply
  6. Bangash

    When America will learn to live with reasons, logic and talk like a civilized human beings and will leave living with guns, bombs, drones and behave like animals, killing and destroying every thing in the way?

    February 7, 2013 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • Tom

      Unfortunately Bangash, we're living in a very sick society where anything goes nowadays. The fact that so many right-wingers get elected to office bears that out as does the ever growing Tea Party Movement. As disgusted as I am, I don't see things changing anytime soon!

      February 7, 2013 at 10:27 am | Reply
    • 1371 U.S.M.C.

      America will when we are not murdered just because we don't pray to a false god.

      February 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  7. michaelfury

    Where this money went, let the Reapers follow:


    February 7, 2013 at 9:16 am | Reply
  8. StanCalif

    Now we are told that we can't afford a second aircraft carrier in the middle east! Military pay needs to be cut! Then what? You know Congress will not cut funds for the defense of Israel! Oh, I got it, hire "contractors" to do the work! We can pay them much more, don't have to train them in discipline and physical fitness and don't need skilled officers to lead them! And, after 8 hours on the job pay them overtime (federal law, you know).
    Dick Cheney's friends are about to get the opportunities to cash in like never before!

    February 7, 2013 at 8:06 am | Reply
  9. Mike

    Drone strikes coming to a city near you! Chicago... L.A.....Boston.. New York! Don't worry, its ok! They will not kill you unless the government thinks youre a terrorist.... or they just don't like you.... or you use your 1st amendment right against what they say...but hey, whatever right...we still have our 2nd amendment....oh wait... nevermind...lol

    February 7, 2013 at 2:19 am | Reply
    • Tom

      Well said, Mike. Thank you.

      February 7, 2013 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • Flash321

      Absolute, total, BS.
      Another absurd argument from terrorist lawyers.

      February 8, 2013 at 2:49 am | Reply
  10. Great India

    Oh, look – it's a cawk....with multiple wings........and multiple smaller cawks attached.

    Must be 'Marecan!

    February 7, 2013 at 1:34 am | Reply
  11. massoud

    Are you living in your moms basement ?

    February 7, 2013 at 1:01 am | Reply
    • massoud

      Rosenkratz are you a Shmuck ?

      February 7, 2013 at 1:03 am | Reply
  12. massoud

    Obama is a Traitor and a War Criminal

    February 6, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Reply
    • Rosenkrantz

      And you are a terrorist Osama Massoud

      February 7, 2013 at 12:35 am | Reply
      • massoud

        are you a d bag ?

        February 7, 2013 at 12:55 am |
      • massoud

        Are you Jewish ?

        February 7, 2013 at 12:57 am |
      • massoud

        Are you on any government assistance ?

        February 7, 2013 at 1:00 am |
      • massoud

        Are you a Obama fanboy ?

        February 7, 2013 at 1:02 am |
      • Mike

        Calling someone a terrorist because he doesn't support the killing of americans without due process...hmmm... strange? What does that make you?

        February 7, 2013 at 2:28 am |

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