U.S. Administration Officials Charged with Politically Motivated Killings of American Citizens

If only tree-hugging ACLU types like Saul Alinsky wannabe Obama and their radical constitutional originalist opposition like Mitt Romney would stop stoking this issue for political gain!  From Charlie Savage at the New York Times:

Relatives of three American citizens killed in drone strikes in Yemen last year filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against four senior national security officials on Wednesday. The suit, in the Federal District Court here, opened a new chapter in the legal wrangling over the Obama administration’s use of drones in pursuit of terrorism suspects away from traditional “hot” battlefields like Afghanistan.

The first strike, on Sept. 30, killed a group of people including Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric who was born in New Mexico, and Samir Khan, a naturalized American citizen who lived at times in Queens, Long Island and North Carolina. The second, on Oct. 14, killed a group of people including Mr. Awlaki’s 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who was born in Colorado.

Accused in the suit of authorizing and directing the strikes are Leon E. Panetta, the secretary of defense; David H. Petraeus, the director of the C.I.A.; and two senior commanders of the military’s Special Operations forces, Adm. William H. McRaven of the Navy and Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Votel of the Army.

“The killings violated fundamental rights afforded to all U.S. citizens, including the right not to be deprived of life without due process of law,” the complaint says…

See the full article at the New YorkTimes.

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4 Comments on "U.S. Administration Officials Charged with Politically Motivated Killings of American Citizens"

  1. how did Obummer miss the law suit list?
    wasn’t he the trigger man?

    what is really interesting to me about this is
    Obummer is supposed to be a Constitutional scholar
    but not only has he not addressed the Constitutional implications of his actions
    his stooges have suppressed discussion about it

    and this suit will be about as far as it gets
    because Murder Inc is not to be trifled with
    and the sudden, accidental deaths of those bringing the law suit
    would not be unusual

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jul 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm |

      My fear is that a judge will summarily dismiss it for some phoney technical bullsh*t like “lack of standing” or “improper venue” or some such, and the thing’ll fade quietly into the ether.

      It really is remarkable how much time people spend parsing Anne Romney’s “You People” comment or John Sununu’s “unAmerican Obama” bullsh*t and totally ignore this one.

      • as I recall
        Uncle Homeland has to grant you permission to sue him
        but recently there have been other cases like this
        and as Gomer Pyle would say: “Surprise, surprise, surprise”
        the officials were not guilty… legally

        but yeah, the partisan politic psyop
        has been working so well for so long in Amerika
        that people really “believe” that
        there’s a big difference between the Red & Blue Teams

  2. An American citizen was killed with no charges and no trial.  No evidence was presented against him and he was not allowed council or to defend himself.  This was the government murdering someone.  

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