by Jeff Davis
Believe it or not the African President Obama has found something to keep him occupied while he’s snowed in at the White House–drawing up death lists of American citizens. Ron Paul saw fit to remark on this latest outrage in a youtube video. And an article on Salon also discusses this alarming development.
The Salon article reports that “The Washington Post’s Dana Priest today reports that U.S. military teams and intelligence agencies are deeply involved in secret joint operations with Yemeni troops who in the past six weeks have killed scores of people. That’s no surprise, of course, as Yemen is now another predominantly Muslim country in which our military is secretly involved to some unknown degree in combat operations without any declaration of war, without any public debate, and arguably without any Congressional authorization. The exact role played by the U.S. in the late-December missile attacks in Yemen, which killed numerous civilians, is still unknown. But buried in Priest’s article is her revelation that American citizens are now being placed on a secret hit list of people whom the President has personally authorized to be killed. After the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush gave the CIA, and later the military, authority to kill U.S. citizens abroad if strong evidence existed that an American was involved in organizing or carrying out terrorist actions against the United States or U.S. interests… The Obama administration has adopted the same stance…”
So much for “hope and change”. We’ve got the same Depression that got started because Bush went along with the liberal subprime mortgage program for minorities (even though it probably didn’t get Bush or the Republicans a single Black vote while laying the groundwork for a multi-trillion dollar disaster). Obama has proven himself completely clueless at repairing the economy, and now we’re seeing Obama is endorsing virtually all the same policies and wars that Israel and the neocons got started (with the possible exception of torture –if we can believe Obama).
While most Americans have visions of swarthy radical bearded Muslims when we talk about terrorists, the Democrats do not. The Democrats are much more likely to see conservative White Americans with gun collections as “domestic terrorists”. “Killing a terrorist overseas” probably meant killing a Yemeni radical, going to a terrorist training camp in the Sudan to the Bush regime. The Obama regime may expand that to mean a middle-aged White male gun-collector vacationing in Bermuda. But hey, why even wait for him to take a vacation? If Obama can kill “domestic terrorists” right here in the US without the nuisance of a trial with the stroke of his pen and a secret order to the CIA or BATF, then John Q. Public could be shot in the head on his way to the laundromat.
The Salon article continues: “Both the CIA and the JSOC maintain lists of individuals, called High Value Targets and High Value Individuals, whom they seek to kill or capture. The JSOC list includes three Americans, including New Mexico-born Islamic cleric Anwar Aulaqi, whose name was added late last year. As of several months ago, the CIA list included three U.S. citizens, and an intelligence official said that Aulaqi’s name has now been added. Indeed, Aulaqi was clearly one of the prime targets of the late-December missile strikes in Yemen, as anonymous officials excitedly announced — falsely, as it turns out — that he was killed in one of those strikes.”
The Salon article makes an interesting and important point: “Just think about this for a minute. Barack Obama, like George Bush before him, has claimed the authority to order American citizens murdered based solely on the unverified, uncharged, unchecked claim that they are associated with terrorism and pose ‘a continuing and imminent threat to U.S. persons and interests.’ They’re entitled to no charges, no trial, no ability to contest the accusations. Amazingly, the Bush administration’s policy of merely imprisoning foreign nationals (along with a couple of American citizens) without charges — based solely on the President’s claim that they were terrorists — produced intense controversy for years. That, one will recall, was a grave assault on the Constitution. Shouldn’t Obama’s policy of ordering American citizens assassinated without any due process or checks of any kind — not imprisoned, but killed — produce at least as much controversy?”
The main reason that Americans don’t kick up any more fuss about the United States government hurling the Constitution out the window and into the dumpster is an unspoken assumption that these “laws” will be applied only to foreigners with dark skins and the Muslim religion. But once the precedent is set, what precisely is to prevent The One or rather his Jewish handlers from just sending their Secret Service or FBI goons to shoot down somebody Rahm Emanuel doesn’t like? After the person is dead, a fake file alleging terrorist ties will be ginned up in the remote chance a judge somewhere ever wants to inquire, assuming the judge isn’t assassinated for showing an interest in the case.
Maybe these American Arabs are Muslim guerrillas and maybe they’re not. We have no way of knowing since they have never been arrested or tried and no legal case, or public case of any kind, has been made showing that they have done anything wrong at all. So we’re just supposed to trust the CIA and the President of the United States? Ask the hapless Cubans who were slaughtered at the Bay of Pigs (after the president changed his mind at the last minute), how that worked out for them.
Pound this into the heads of all your conservative friends who can understand: whatever the government can get away with doing to dark-skinned Muslims, they can get way with doing to you and your family. And one day they will.