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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 09:29 PM

Military sued over al-Awlaki Yemen drone death

Source: BBC

18 July 2012 Last updated at 20:26 GMT

Relatives of three Americans killed in drone strikes in Yemen are suing top Pentagon and CIA officials, saying the killings were unconstitutional.

Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan died in September. Awlaki's son Abdulrahman, 16, died in October.

Relatives accuse Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, CIA Director David Petraeus and two military commanders of approving and directing the strikes.

The legality of US use of drones has been in the spotlight in recent weeks.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18896232

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Reply Military sued over al-Awlaki Yemen drone death (Original post)
Eugene Jul 2012 OP
teddy51 Jul 2012 #1
Vattel Jul 2012 #2
JoeyT Jul 2012 #5
OnyxCollie Jul 2012 #3
99th_Monkey Jul 2012 #4
woo me with science Jul 2012 #6
woo me with science Jul 2012 #7
Comrade Grumpy Jul 2012 #8
harun Jul 2012 #9

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 09:30 PM

1. Good, and my hope is they win the Law suit.

 

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 09:55 PM

2. I second that.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:51 AM

5. +1 n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 12:16 AM

3. K&R. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:36 AM

4. This REALLY needs to happen

Obama's doing lots of things right,
but this certainly is NOT one of them.

His drone-dog needs to be curbed,
and bad, along with hit "kill list".


The very notion that a Constitutional
Law professor and scholar would be
doing this kind of shit as President
is over-the-top ludicrous and doing
MUCH damage to USA's image
abroad.

And he won't have Hillary to make a
record-breaking number of trips
abroad just to keep things patch up..

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:05 AM

6. "Families of Americans Killed by Drones File Suit"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/families-of-americans-killed-by-drones-to-file-suit/2012/07/18/gJQAhbJWtW_story.html

Families of Americans killed by drones file suit

By Greg Miller
Washington Post

The families of three U.S. citizens killed in drone strikes in Yemen last year, including militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, filed a lawsuit Wednesday that accuses top CIA and U.S. military officials of violating the constitutional rights of those killed.

The lawsuit, which was prepared in part by the American Civil Liberties Union, represents the most direct legal challenge yet to the Obama administration’s decision to kill U.S. citizens in counter-terrorism operations without open due process measures or scrutiny from courts.

“These killings rely on vague legal standards, a closed executive process, and evidence never presented to the courts,” the suit alleges.

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It's about damned time.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:26 AM

7. Kick

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 01:36 PM

8. Good. Extrajudicial killing as US foreign policy needs to be challenged.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 02:38 PM

9. Good. No official should be able to play duck hunt around the globe with human beings.

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