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Obama personally oversees Al-Qaeda 'kill list': report
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Posted on 05/29/2012 3:37:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama personally oversees Al-Qaeda 'kill list': report AFPAFP – 56 mins ago

US President Barack Obama has personally overseen a top-secret process for determining which Al-Qaeda suspects should be placed on a "kill list," the New York Times reported Tuesday.

The Times, citing dozens of top officials and former advisers, said the administration had developed what it termed the "kill list" as part of a stepped-up drone war against Al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Pakistan and Yemen.

"He is determined that he will make these decisions about how far and wide these operations will go," it quoted National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon as saying.

"His view is that he's responsible for the position of the United States in the world... He's determined to keep the tether pretty short."

The Times described the top-secret process, which begins with some 100 counter-terrorism officials sifting through biographies and "nominating" suspects in Yemen and Somalia to be added to the kill list during a secure video conference run by the Pentagon.

The CIA carries out a separate process for suspects in Pakistan, it said.

The nominations then go to Obama, who signs off on every strike in Yemen and Somalia and also on especially complex and risky strikes in Pakistan -- about a third of the total, the Times said.

Obama personally approves the killing of top suspects, such as Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaqi -- a US citizen -- who was killed by a US drone strike in Yemen last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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A few heads just exploded on the left........
1 posted on 05/29/2012 3:37:21 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

A lot of work for a slacker that doesn’t even start his schedule until 9 AM and then clocks out at 3 PM.....yeah, this is really believable


2 posted on 05/29/2012 3:41:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver
The polls must really show Obama in trouble.
3 posted on 05/29/2012 3:41:45 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Sub-Driver

He does that to make sure none of his close friends are targeted.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 3:42:50 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do they have to talk about every freaking thing?


5 posted on 05/29/2012 3:42:50 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: Thebaddog
This was “leaked” for political purposes only.

It's to show us what a wonderful and masterful military mind Great Leader has.

6 posted on 05/29/2012 3:48:56 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

... and Chuck Norris wears Obama pajamas...


7 posted on 05/29/2012 3:52:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

0bummer’s unqualified to oversee a shopping list, let alone a kill list.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 3:55:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, right... if this obvious attempt at pumping up the empty suit were done by a Republican, you could bet your last dollar a reporter would asking the names of those on the list in an effort to discredit it. But not for President Barack Hussein Mountain Dew Obama Comacho... his marxist propogandists dutifully print the lies. Pathetic.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 3:55:55 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

From the article:

“One guy gets knocked off, and the guy’s driver, who’s No. 21, becomes 20?” the Times quoted Daley as saying. “At what point are you just filling the bucket with numbers?”

Woops.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 3:56:30 AM PDT by quimby
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To: Gaffer

commie valerie jarrett has said that commie kenyan obama is NOT a morning person. The list is probably distributed early afternoon.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 3:56:49 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Sub-Driver

Those who don’t ‘bundle’ a couple of million $$$ for his campaign, stay on the list.


12 posted on 05/29/2012 3:58:07 AM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed. Round is chambered, full magazine is inserted, safety is off.)
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To: 2111USMC

This was “leaked” for political purposes only.
It’s to show us what a wonderful and masterful military mind Great Leader has.
.......................................................... He is almost god like isn’t he?

The power over life and death.

Well better Al quaeda than his death panels in Obamacare.

What a boatload, Mr. President who dies today.Give me a break.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 4:00:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver
The Times described the top-secret process...

..the former top secret process was disclosed in order to get Odungo more votes

14 posted on 05/29/2012 4:00:50 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Sub-Driver
1) There has always been a “kill list”... even when the coward draft dodging clintoon was in office.

2) Everything that we were told after bin laden was killed... if he was killed... was all staged and a lie.

3) obamao never gave the go order to kill bin laden... those around him knew he couldn't do it so the decision was made for him and he was forced to go along after the fact.

4) Everything out of this administration is a lie. Anyone supporting or believing in obama is far too stupid to be allowed to vote. This is 100% bovine poop!

LLS

15 posted on 05/29/2012 4:02:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Gaffer
A lot of work for a slacker that doesn’t even start his schedule until 9 AM and then clocks out at 3 PM...
How much work is it to "oversee" a list?

Ok, ok, I looked at it... now don't forget to tell lapdogs in the media.

16 posted on 05/29/2012 4:03:26 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: jospehm20

You might want to add “dead people don’t talk”.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 4:04:19 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: tobyhill

I bet he dons his Obama Super Commando duds just before looking at it. They probably photo shop his image into a situation room photo in these duds to use whenever needed.

Look up in the sky, is it a bird..no..Is it a plane...no it is super commando. More powerful than a gnat’s fart, Faster than a shanked driver. Able to leap onto AF 1 more than any former president...yet is is super commando. Disguised as an ascerbic street aggitator he is able to defend lies, incompantance and the kenyan way.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 4:07:34 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

So Obama is now in a position to shake down Al-Qaeda for contributions.


19 posted on 05/29/2012 4:10:12 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Mouton

20 posted on 05/29/2012 4:16:46 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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