The NYT takes a rare opportunity to talk about Obama and his secret drone war.
Late last August, a 40-year-old cleric named Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber stood up to deliver a speech denouncing Al Qaeda in a village mosque in far eastern Yemen.
It was a brave gesture by a father of seven who commanded great respect in the community, and it did not go unnoticed. Two days later, three members of Al Qaeda came to the mosque in the tiny village of Khashamir after 9 p.m., saying they merely wanted to talk. Mr. Jaber agreed to meet them, bringing his cousin Waleed Abdullah, a police officer, for protection.
As the five men stood arguing by a cluster of palm trees, a volley of remotely operated American missiles shot down from the night sky and incinerated them all, along with a camel that was tied up nearby.
Recently, the public -- well, the public that is still interested in truth - found out that the Obama Administration has no reservations about killing American citizens and innocent abroad without a fair trail or any of the rights given to Americans for a couple of centuries.
Bush invented Gitmo to house terrorists -- Obama just kills them and anyone else who might be in the way ... including American citizens.
Anyone who has taken the time to read my posts know that I am very much against the proliferation of drones. You could call drones "super assault rifles" that possess the ability to target anyone anywhere. We as a nation will one day regret embracing these horrible vehicles of death.
Terrorists will soon have the ability to deliver dirty bombs, assassinate politicians and businessmen, move drugs and weapons around, and invade our personal lives.
Remember when the press was so upset about Bush using wiretaps to listen to phone calls from suspected terrorist -- today, Obama just kills people with the support of the media and adulation of his supporters.
I'll use a word many of the CEP lib's use -- FAUX OUTRAGE
If you really believe in civil rights -- you'd be opposed to the escalation of drones as the new method of fighting and killing.
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