Obama's new drone policy ratchets up tactics of state terror

//www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9589/

Harold Koh's endorsement of the legality of Obama's drone war
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The poetry of death

CounterPunch
by Chris Floyd

05/11/10

In this regard, as in almost every aspect of the Terror War, ‘continuity’ has been the hallmark of the Obama Administration. But we would do the progressive, forward-looking president a grave disservice if we were to imply that this dynamic, historic figure has confined himself to mere continuity. No, in field after field of governmental endeavor, Barack Obama has striven mightily not just to uphold the many authoritarian and militarist innovations of the Bush Administration, but to expand them — increasing their scope and depth, codifying, normalizing and making permanent many practices which his predecessors had enshrouded with ambiguity, deception and deliberate murk. Bush and Cheney were afflicted with a vestigial embarrassment at the howling illegality and constitutional subversion of many of their Terror War policies, and seemed to fear these acts would provoke some kind of public outcry or political controversy — or even prosecution — should they be made too explicit. But our cool, savvy and thoroughly post-postmodern president carries none of that dead lumber from our long-vanished past...

//counterpunch.org/floyd05112010.html



Droning on

Campaign For Liberty
by Philip Giraldi

05/11/10

The United States is the only country in the world that openly admits to having the technological resources to launch pilotless drones armed with missiles that can then strike and destroy targets on the ground. The use of armed drones against terrorist targets began under President George W. Bush but greatly accelerated under President Barack Obama. There was roughly one drone attack [per week] in the border area of Afghanistan-Pakistan in 2009 and the tempo has increased this year...

//www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=841


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