Skip to comments.Obama drone oversight proposal prompts concern over "kill courts"
Posted on 05/25/2013 7:37:53 AM PDT by yldstrk
Proposals to vet future US drone strikes risk creating "kill courts" according to human rights campaigners who say Barack Obama's promise of new legal oversight does not go far enough to end what they regard as extrajudicial executions.
The president has asked Congress to consider establishing a special court or oversight board to authorise lethal action outside warzones under a new counter-terrorism doctrine which he says will end the "boundless war on terror".
But responses to his speech from leading campaign groups, though broadly welcoming, highlight how little change Obama is proposing to the underlying principle that the US has a legal right to kill suspected terrorists abroad without trial.
In his speech on Thursday, Obama suggested that in the future drone attacks would be limited, and that they would be carried out primarily by the US military rather than the CIA.
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Quicker results than 0bama's Death Panels, but the same results - elimination of his enemies!
Obama will be running death squads and disappearings soon enough...
We already have death panels looming, why not kill courts?
Before they target the terrorist ,they should target the terrorists family ,a little something the Russians love to do
"If them Indians attack, you're on your own, black man."
Wonderful movie! Highly recommend it!
so appropriate for this situation.
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