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Federal Court Preserves Secrecy Over Targeted Killing Memos


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Federal Court Preserves Secrecy Over Targeted Killing Memos

Brett Max Kaufman

A disappointing ruling released yesterday will keep crucial details about the government’s targeted killing program shielded from public review.


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Regardless of the US government's 'legal' justification of the drone murder and associated signature strike (crowd killing) programs, they are crimes against humanity. US government officials, and supporters of these crimes against humanity, often claim that their killing of innocent civilians is okay because the victims are 'collateral damage' while the Islamic State's killing of innocent civilians is abhorrent because that the innocent civilians killed were targeted.

Such dissembling is reprehensible. The Intercept exposé on the US drone murder program found that in one area of operation, 70% of people killed by drones were not the intended target (Source: https://theintercept.com/drone-papers/ ). The Intercept also reported that drone operators refer to the children that they kill as "fun sized terrorists" - ( Source: https://theintercept.com/2015/11/19/former-drone-operators-say-they-were-horrified-by-cruelty-of-assassination-program/ ). The Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that the US government's drone strikes have murdered several hundred children and over one thousand innocent adults (Source: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/category/projects/drones/drones-graphs/ )

Government officials involved with promoting, maintaining, and implementing these programs need to be tried for their crimes against humanity.

"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


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A functioning Democracy cannot co-exist with a Secret State.

The lies, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, cover-ups, assassinations, cowardice, projection of guilt onto other (Snowden, etc.), and sheer malfeasance are grounds for arresting the entire organization.

That is, if the alleged rule-of-law still means a damned thing!


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