Another U.S. Citizen Targeted For Assassination By Obama Drone Program?

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Today on the Resistance Report, an interview with Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake.com.

Two recent stories that shed new light on how the Obama administration utilizes drones in the war on terror came to light yesterday. First, Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, via their new venture First Look revealed that:

“According to a former drone operator for the military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) who also worked with the NSA, the agency often identifies targets based on controversial metadata analysis and cell-phone tracking technologies. Rather than confirming a target’s identity with operatives or informants on the ground, the CIA or the U.S. military then orders a strike based on the activity and location of the mobile phone a person is believed to be using.”

In a related story, the Associated Press reported on the “case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is allegedly planning attacks on U.S. targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama’s new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones.”

The AP was complying with a White House Request not to release the country where this American Citizen was located because this country, which the Los Angles Times later revealed to be Pakistan, was not friendly to US Military intervention and the administration claimed that publishing the name of the country could “interrupt ongoing counter terrorism operations.“

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DRONES, CIA, The Intercept, First Look, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, ACLU, BARACK OBAMA, TERRORISM, MILITARY, TARGETED KILLINGS, ASSOCIATED PRESS,

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  • blm1242

    I guess it is time to state the obvious and ask a question. The United States kills suspected Terrorists with drones in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Waziristan, Libya, and who know what other Middle Eastern and North African countries. Obviously there are Terrorists hiding, living, working, recruiting, and planning in other countries such as France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Great Briton and the United States. My question is, why isn’t the US killing suspected terrorist in those countries?

    The US feels the privilege of killing in any Middle Eastern and North African country that is poor, Arab, Islamic, and not a strategic ally. This seems to be another example of US Imperialism targeting based on status, race, religion and a feeling of hubris and self righteousness unparalleled in modern times. We can invade the air space and kill terrorists and civilians in any country that has no way or leverage to protest. It isn’t about fighting anti American terrorism, but it seems to me, to be about the US creating terror in countries that we wish to bring under the yoke of Capitalism, American style Democracy, exploitation, domination and control of people that aren’t like us. The main distinction between the countries that we attack with drones and the countries that we don’t is poverty. Look at the people that we kill and what you see are people that are poor and have no recourse but to endure.