"The Obama administration has secretly been ramping up on long-term counter terrorism policies that will essentially institutionalize the tracking, targeting, and killing of individuals—at will—for years and years." - www.commondreams.org
Gregg Miller over at The Washington Post today had a very detailed 5 page story on Obama’s ‘kill list’ and the expanding nature of it. I highly suggest anyone and everyone go and read it.
In it Miller explains that over the last 4 years, Obama and his Administration have created a detailed list of “terrorist” suspects; this list has come to be known inside the white house as a “disposition matrix”.
Greg Miller also writes that:
Although the matrix is a work in progress, the effort to create it reflects a reality setting in among the nation’s counter terrorism ranks: The United States’ conventional wars are winding down, but the government expects to continue adding names to kill or capture lists for years.
It is clear that the Presidents promise of ‘change’ has certainly come true. President Obama has changed the way America dispenses justice. Due process free, drone deployed justice is now looking to be the new normal in the Washington beltway.
Let us all not forget about a joint report issues by the Stanford Law School and the New York School of Law titled “living under drones”. It details the threat that civilians in Pakistan live under constantly from the fear of death by the drones deployed by the United States. It also explains that the number of civilians killed by the United States government (my government) is far greater than any Obama administration official will admit.
Also the official definition now being used to target known militants is so vague it literally can include any male over the age of 16. The official definition is stated as “all military-age males in a strike zone.”
Mills also points out that:
Meanwhile, a significant milestone looms: The number of militants and civilians killed in the drone campaign over the past 10 years will soon exceed 3,000 by certain estimates, surpassing the number of people al-Qaeda killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Is America’s bloody thirst quenched yet? No not in the least. America under the direction of Obama is now institutionalizing the killing of human beings in other countries even if those humans are American Citizens. It has happened to "teenager, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen who was born in Denver in 1995", and it can and most certainly will continue to happen unless fierce and swift push back is brought against Obama and his counter terrorism cronies.
Drones have been deployed in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan and soon Africa, and they will eventually be flying over head in the United States soon.
This disposition matrix created by the White House has left two options for the American Citizen:
Option A) you can take the red pill and forget all about this kill list, you can wake up tomorrow morning as if everything is fine and act like America doesn’t kill innocent people by the use of remote controlled drones.
Or option B) you can take the blue pill and wake up to the realization that the drone war is wrong, creating more enemies than friends, heartless, while also being disastrous foreign policy. The choice is yours…What pill will you take? I have chosen to swallow the blue pill, and there is no turning back.
on a side note:
* Do not mistake my anger with the Obama Administration over this kill list as showing some type of support for the Republican Party Nominee Mitt Romney. In the final presidential debate on Monday 10/22/12, it was clear that good’ol boy Mitt was a avid supporter of drones.
Mitt Romney: “I believe we should use any and all means necessary,” Romney said when asked if he agreed with the president’s policy. “I support that entirely and feel the president was right to up the usage of that policy.” — Mitt and Barack Love drones
Both parties have become nothing more than different sides of the same coin.
** The wording of this KILL LIST is curious. It seems vague enough to not slap you in the face yet interesting enough to grab your attention. If you were to hear that former President Bush has something known as a ‘disposition matrix’ one might not think twice about whether it was a list of humans to be hunted, targeted, and killed by the use of drones. I feel that the wording of this list was deliberately chosen as to not sound too many alarms.
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