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Response to reusrename (Reply #57)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:42 PM

73. ''Bug Splat'' is reportedly a term used to describe the human victims of drone warfare.

We are living in gangster times, reusrename. Since when do good people need to "assassinate" anyone?



Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent

Complete with a newly coined, creepy Orwellian euphemism 'disposition matrix' the administration institutionalizes the most extremist powers a government can claim

Glenn Greenwald
The Guardian 24 Oct 2013

A primary reason for opposing the acquisition of abusive powers and civil liberties erosions is that they virtually always become permanent, vested not only in current leaders one may love and trust but also future officials who seem more menacing and less benign.

The Washington Post has a crucial and disturbing story this morning by Greg Miller about the concerted efforts by the Obama administration to fully institutionalize to make officially permanent the most extremist powers it has exercised in the name of the war on terror.

SNIP...

UPDATE III

At Wired, Spencer Ackerman reacts to the Post article with an analysis entitled "President Romney Can Thank Obama for His Permanent Robotic Death List". Here is his concluding paragraph:

"Obama did not run for president to preside over the codification of a global war fought in secret. But that's his legacy. . . . Micah Zenko at the Council on Foreign Relations writes that Obama's predecessors in the Bush administration 'were actually much more conscious and thoughtful about the long-term implications of targeted killings', because they feared the political consequences that might come when the U.S. embraces something at least superficially similar to assassination. Whoever follows Obama in the Oval Office can thank him for proving those consequences don't meaningfully exist as he or she reviews the backlog of names on the Disposition Matrix."

It's worth devoting a moment to letting that sink in.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/24/obama-terrorism-kill-list?newsfeed=true



Because warmongers and traitors call the shots, what's sinking is democracy.

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