...WASHINGTON (AP) White House counterterror chief John Brennan has seized the lead in guiding the debate on which terror leaders will be targeted for drone attacks or raids, establishing a new procedure to vet both military and CIA targets.
The move concentrates power over the use of lethal U.S. force outside war zones at the White House.
Much, much worse than just concentrating power at the WH. John Brennan is a Czar. This means he was never vetted by the US senate, as is responsible only to Obama.
This is a clear and present danger to our constitutional form of government. The president of the United States can now order the killing of a human being.
To be abundantly clear: this civilian, not an authorized part of our government, is a one man “Murder, Inc.”, determining who lives and dies. He orders the US military to assassinate people.
It has long been the official policy of the US government to not assassinate “foreign leaders”. However, anyone else is fair game for killing, or even murder, if they are “collateral damage” to a targeted killing.
This is an unacceptable situation.