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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:25 PM

Special court to approve of killing Americans with drones?



The issue of drones and extrajudicial killings has become so mainstream that even former-Defense Secretary Robert Gates is speaking out about ways to make the program more palatable. Over the weekend, he came out in support of making a special independent court be responsible for evaluating the necessity of any given drone strike. Meanwhile, lawmakers and civilians alike are demanding more oversight for the drone program, almost ten years after it started. Marcy Wheeler, an investigative reporter at
Emptywheel.net, joins us for more on the issue.

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rachel1 Feb 2013 OP
WillyT Feb 2013 #1
Downwinder Feb 2013 #2
jjewell Feb 2013 #3
Theyletmeeatcake2 Feb 2013 #4

Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:45 PM

1. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!


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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:46 PM

2. Has all of the accuracy of the no-fly list.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:21 AM

3. I am unaware...

... of any asterisks or exceptions attached to the 5th and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution, particularly in regards to the government depriving a US citizen of his life without due process of law. I am also unaware of the process by which a US citizen becomes a non-citizen without a formal declaration of citizenship renunciation by said citizen. I guess I'm just ignorant.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:14 AM

4. What about taking them to court

And letting them be judged by their peers......Truth,Justice and then there's the American way! Absolute power corrupts absolutely! Cliched but relevant.

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