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  • Federal Court Releases Secret Memo Providing Justification for Killing American-Born Al Qaeda Leader

    06/23/2014 10:40:07 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 23 2014 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday released a previously secret memo that provided legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.</p> <p>The memo concluded that the killing of an al-Qaida leader who had been born in the United States had legal justification. It said the authority to use lethal force abroad may apply in appropriate circumstances to a U.S. citizen who is part of the forces of an enemy organization. It said the killing was justified as long as it was carried out in accord with applicable laws of war.</p>
  • U.S. Can Kill Citizens Abroad Under Certain Circumstances, Memo Says

    06/23/2014 10:35:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06/23/2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The U.S. government can kill an American citizen abroad if that person is plotting to attack Americans and U.S. authorities can't apprehend them, according to a newly declassified government memo. The document laid out the legal rationale for a drone-missile strike that killed terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. The 2010 memo, which a court released Monday, has been at the heart of a debate about the legality of the U.S. government ordering deadly force from a drone against a U.S. citizen overseas. The strike...
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 13 in Yemen

    12/12/2013 2:16:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/12/13 | Ahemd Al-Haj - Associated Press
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt out cars on the road. The city, a stronghold of al-Qaida militants, witnessed deadly clashes early last year between armed tribesmen backed by the military and al-Qaida gunmen in an attempt to drive them out of the city. There were no immediate...
  • Documentary: Fear and stress define life under drones (est. 900 killed, 600 injured since 2004)

    10/28/2013 6:34:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
    Last week, Amnesty International released a report on U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, concluding that as many as 900 civilians might have been killed and 600 seriously injured in the attacks since 2004, when the controversial program began. The United States launched between 330 to 374 drone strikes in Pakistan between 2004 and September 2013, according to the report. And those strikes have created a culture of fear on the ground. "I wasn't scared of drones before," Nabeela, an 8-year-old whose grandmother, Mamana Bibi, was killed by a 2012 drone strike, says in the report. "But now when they fly...
  • Pakistan to US: Stop using those drones we approved, please

    10/24/2013 8:40:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif came to Washington this week with a mission — but also with some very bad timing. Under fire at home over the US drone war against al-Qaeda and the Taliban in the border country with Afghanistan, Sharif told Obama that the US had to stop its remote-control war: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he’d told President Barack Obama on Wednesday that U.S. drone strikes in his country needed to end.The remarks came as the two leaders met in person for more than two hours in high-level talks aimed at beginning to mend a historically troubled...
  • Drone strike kills Pakistani Taliban chief: sources

    11/01/2013 10:56:43 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    The head of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on Friday, several security sources told Reuters, -excerpt- Hakimullah Mehsud, who was believed to be in his mid-30s and was one of Pakistan's most wanted men, has been reported dead several times before. But late on Friday, several intelligence, army and militant sources across Pakistan confirmed he had been killed in the drone strike in the lawless North Waziristan region.
  • Pakistan Taliban say chief Mehsud killed in drone strike

    11/01/2013 10:54:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/1/13 | BBC
    The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official has told the BBC. Mehsud became leader of the Pakistani Taliban in 2009, aged 30, after his predecessor died in a US drone strike.
  • Drone Strikes in America: fiction becoming reality

    03/06/2013 6:42:18 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 47 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | March 6, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    (Apropos of yesterday’s love note to the American people from Obergruppenführer Holder, Matt Bracken sends this excerpt from his 2009 novel "Foreign Enemies And Traitors," along with the graphic reminder above as to the fate awaiting such vermin.) The deer stand was one of Zack Tutweiler’s best thinking places. The rain had masked the sound of his climbing up the tree’s nailed-on steps and into the plywood box an hour before dawn. The blind’s roof sheltered him from the rain. For as long as seventeen-year-old Zack had been allowed to go hunting by himself, the blind had been a place...
  • Source: Drone Strike Kills Top Al Qaeda Cleric in Yemen

    02/13/2013 2:38:14 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/2/13
    A drone strike in the eastern Yemeni province of Shabwa last month killed the top religious cleric for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a source close to the group said on Tuesday. "A drone strike had targeted Sheikh Adel al-Abab's vehicle but he escaped and fled to a mountainous region where a raid by another drone killed him immediately," the source told AFP on condition of anonymity. Abab had graduated from the Dawa Islamic studies center, in Sana'a and had served as the top religious cleric for AQAP. American drone strikes against Al-Qaeda terrorists are frequent in Yemen, home...
  • Obama: License To Kill .... YOU.

    02/07/2013 6:58:32 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies
    self | 2/7/13 | NewJerseyJoe
  • Cleric Who Denounced Al Qeada Drone Striked

    02/06/2013 6:40:39 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | ROBERT F. WORTH, MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    Late last August, a 40-year-old cleric named Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber stood up to deliver a speech denouncing Al Qaeda in a village mosque in far eastern Yemen. It was a brave gesture by a father of seven who commanded great respect in the community, and it did not go unnoticed. Two days later, three members of Al Qaeda came to the mosque in the tiny village of Khashamir after 9 p.m., saying they merely wanted to talk. Mr. Jaber agreed to meet them, bringing his cousin Waleed Abdullah, a police officer, for protection. As the five men stood...
  • Obama’s Drone Memo: The Mind-boggling Hypocrisy Of The Left Is Alive & Well

    02/05/2013 5:58:43 PM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-05-13 | Curt
    News broke today that Obama and pals have a memo that says they can kill any citizen of this country even if they are not engaged in a plot to attack the US: A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about...
  • Obama Takes A Spin On The "Other" Air Force One

    02/05/2013 5:07:25 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    The Demperor has decreed that it's ok to kill Americans with predator drones. See the memo at Gateway Pundit.This president is everything the crazies on the left swore George W. Bush was going to become, but didn't.
  • US drones strike again in Yemen, killing 6 AQAP fighters near capital

    01/24/2013 5:23:17 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    The Long War Journal ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bill Roggio
    US drones yet again targeted al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters in Yemen, this time outside the capital of Sana'a. The strike today is the fourth by the US in Yemen in five days. The US has expanded the drone campaign throughout all of Yemen over the past year. The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers attacked a vehicle as it traveled in a rural area outside of Sana'a, according to Reuters. Six AQAP members are said to have been killed in the attack. No senior AQAP fighters are reported to have been killed in today's...
  • Al Qaeda Branch Leader Said to Be Among Dead in Yemen Drone Strike

    10/18/2012 12:06:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/18/2012 | NASSER ARRABYEE
    SANA, Yemen — A drone aircraft attacked a group of people preparing to attack Yemeni troops on Thursday, killing at least nine, including a man identified as a leader of the local branch of Al Qaeda, according to Yemeni and security officials, who said the drone was American-operated. The strike took place less than a mile from a Yemeni brigade’s position in the southern province of Abyan, the officials said, adding that troops from the brigade found and defused an explosive belt that was wrapped around the waist of one of the dead, identified as Nader Al Shaddadi, one of...
  • Al Qaeda Responsible for 4 Attacks on U.S. Embassies in September

    10/03/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/03/2012 | Thomas Jocelyn
    On and around September 11, 2012, al Qaeda attacked multiple American assets around the world. The attack that has received the most attention is the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the U.S. consulate in Libya was not the only diplomatic facility assaulted by al Qaeda-affiliated groups in September. Terrorists with ties to al Qaeda’s senior leaders, including al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, were involved in at least three other U.S. embassy sieges in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and possibly elsewhere. A timeline of these assaults is...
  • USS Cole bomber killed in US drone strike in Yemen (We Hope)

    05/07/2012 8:28:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | May 6, 2012 | BILL ROGGIO
    USS Cole bomber killed in US drone strike in Yemen By BILL ROGGIO May 6, 2012 A senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leader who is wanted for his involvement in the USS Cole attack in 2000 and a failed airplane bombing over Detroit in 2009, and who currently leads a terrorist cell in Yemen, was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen today. AQAP confirmed the report. The Yemeni Embassy in Washington, D.C. issued a statement saying that Fahd al Quso was killed in an airstrike in Rafth in Shabwa province. "Today, an airstrike killed Fahd al...
  • US drone kills 11 in south Somalia

    09/23/2011 7:10:00 PM PDT · by csvset · 7 replies
    The Nation ^ | 23 Sept 2011 | Wire
    A US drone has fired missiles in southern districts of Somalia killing at least eleven people and injuring dozens of others, report said. The attack took place early Friday morning near Taabto and Qooqani districts and wounded at least 27 people.
  • Two white Britons 'killed fighting for Al Qaeda' in U.S. drone attack in Pakistan

    12/15/2010 7:39:50 PM PST · by Celtic Cross · 32 replies
    Dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16th dec. 2010 | By David Gardner and Katherine Faulkner
    Two white British men who were fighting alongside Al Qaeda militants in Pakistan have been killed in a drone attack, it was reported last night. The two men are believed to have been ‘white converts’ to Al Qaeda who changed their British names to Islamic ones after becoming radicalised. They died five days ago when a Hellfire missile
  • US missiles kill nine in North Waziristan

    10/08/2010 4:14:22 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Dawn.com ^ | 09 Oct, 2010
    ISLAMABAD: Intelligence officials say two suspected US missile strikes have killed nine people in a northwest Pakistan tribal region along the Afghan border. One strike Friday evening in the town of Mohammad Khel killed four people and a second in Datta Khel killed five, two officials said. The area of the strikes in North Waziristan is believed to be controlled by Pakistani Taliban militants. The officials say all nine dead are believed to be militants and some may be foreign fighters.