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White House declines to explain drone policy
ap news ^ | 2/5/13 | ap

Posted on 02/05/2013 12:22:07 PM PST by Nachum

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is declining to explain its criteria for directing drone attacks against American citizens working abroad with terrorists.

A newly disclosed Justice Department memo says the administration doesn't need evidence of a pending attack. The document says only that the target must be involved in ongoing plotting against the United States.

White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn't discuss the memo in detail. He said President Barack Obama takes seriously his responsibility to protect the United States and its citizens. Carney said drone strikes are legal and that great care is taken to avoid the loss of innocent lives.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drone; policy
Shaddap You Face
1 posted on 02/05/2013 12:22:13 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Yeh - “Shut up!” he explained...


2 posted on 02/05/2013 12:23:41 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

“Shut up”, he explained.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 12:24:00 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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4 posted on 02/05/2013 12:24:00 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

This sounds like a job for leftist human shields.

Strangely enough, they’re nowhere to be found...


5 posted on 02/05/2013 12:24:54 PM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Nachum

The Emperor does not have to explain his decisions to you common folk.

6 posted on 02/05/2013 12:30:59 PM PST by McGruff (You know they can't post anything on the Internet that isn't true.)
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To: Nachum

The King need not explain himself to his subjects. The irony, however, is that the sheeple elected this King. Most people are terrified of freedom, and they tend to vote for DemoQuacks.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 12:31:11 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Nachum
The ObamaDrone!. It'll get you coming and going!

 photo obamaDrone.jpg

8 posted on 02/05/2013 12:32:52 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Nachum

We have nothing to fear but fear itself.. and HeLLFIres..

Things change, things uhhh..

who will obama ‘lockup’ first? pass the TEA please.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 12:33:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Nachum
Drones?


10 posted on 02/05/2013 12:33:05 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Nachum
White House declines to explain drone policy...

...but cautions "Don't look up."

-PJ

11 posted on 02/05/2013 12:34:55 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: chrisser

The USA had a preemptive strike policy while under Roosevelt prior to WWII when he gave orders to shoot on sight German subs that appeared to threaten US vessels. This was prior to Dec 7th and of course before the Germans entered the war against us. Not a new policy idea at all. No precedent here.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 12:35:25 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum

It is real clear to me.............they can kill whomever they chose to.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 12:35:25 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: chrisser

The USA had a preemptive strike policy while under Roosevelt prior to WWII when he gave orders to shoot on sight German subs that appeared to threaten US vessels. This was prior to Dec 7th and of course before the Germans entered the war against us. Not a new policy idea at all.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 12:36:11 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: McGruff

Jay Carney states that drone striles are legal——because Obama says so.

Laws mean nothing to Obama and his crew, they make them up as they go along, and Congress sits on their hands.


15 posted on 02/05/2013 12:36:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum

Let’s have the head of CAIR ask for a full briefing on the policy at the next weekly anti-terrorist information exchange with the FBI und Faterlandt Security.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 12:37:10 PM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." T. Jefferson)
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To: Nachum; All
            
 

17 posted on 02/05/2013 12:52:54 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Dick Bachert

Where are the usual subjects: amnesty intl, aclu, and so forth????? Shouldn’t they have a problem with this? Maybe they are shutting-up because they don’t want to be next? Is there a drone in YOUR future????? Oh...great nobama...please don’t kill me.


18 posted on 02/05/2013 12:53:02 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Don Corleone

“Not a new policy idea at all.”

Hey, shaduppa you. I donta think la Roosevelt wasa targeting American citizens.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 12:54:43 PM PST by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Nachum

Somebody tell Piers Morgan that we may need military style weapons to shoot down the drones that our tyrannical government is sending to kill us. And five bullets to a magazine just won’t cut it!


20 posted on 02/05/2013 12:57:38 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Nachum

Liberals marching in the streets in Bush era style protest in 4...3...2...1...2...3....5....24....never.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 12:59:22 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Nachum
Well, Obama did say he was going to get even with his political enemies...

Guess I better look into more life insurance "just in case" I end up on one of those lists...

22 posted on 02/05/2013 1:11:41 PM PST by bayliving (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
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To: Nachum
Also, how is targeting American citizens for death (no matter where they might be) without due process NOT criminal activity and an impeachable offense?

Please explain. I'm clearly confused...

23 posted on 02/05/2013 1:25:49 PM PST by bayliving (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country!)
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To: Nachum
obama does not have to explain anything he does. Who will challenge him? The Republican Congress members? The Courts? The military? Other Officials who have duly and solemnly sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic?

If obama and his henchmen are not a domestic enemy of the Constitution, there will never be one.

24 posted on 02/05/2013 1:42:17 PM PST by sport
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To: Nachum

When you get away with killing 300 Mexicans and 2 US cops, you do NOT have to explain about blowing up terrorists —you don’t have to explain anything, ever.

And when you get away with not prosecuting boot-wearing militants slapping clubs into their palms in front of polling stations on election day then you do not have to worry about getting away with kiling 300 Mexicans and 2 US cops.

What are the 2 billion DHS rounds for?


25 posted on 02/05/2013 1:46:02 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Nachum
obama does not have to explain anything he does. Who will challenge him? The Republican Congress members? The Courts? The military? Other Officials who have duly and solemnly sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic?

If obama and his henchmen are not a domestic enemy of the Constitution, there will never be one.

26 posted on 02/05/2013 1:52:55 PM PST by sport
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To: Raycpa
Drones

Which drones are we talking about here? The flying kind or the lying kind?

27 posted on 02/05/2013 3:26:02 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Nachum

Isikoff was on with Andrea Mitchel today explaining to the MSNBC audience, IIRC, that although Barry would certainly be trusted with the authority to kill any American citizen without any checks and balances, there is no guarantee that the next (implied GOP) president would be as trustworthy as Barry and he/she might use such power against dissenters on the left! So to protect American from future abuse of power perhaps, Barry might want to allow some additional oversight on his own drone strikes as demanded by the ACLU and EU.


28 posted on 02/05/2013 7:07:37 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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