Obama’s “right to Kill” Muslims…
Recently a friend expressed surprise when I mentioned that Obama holds weekly meetings at which he signs off on a “Kill List” of suspects…regardless of “Collateral Losses” (non-combatants, women, children). I conducted a search and came up with many links but I thought these three below, should be shared with all.
Obama has always insisted that the US is NOT “at war” with Islam. Fine, but the US is definitely trying to kill a whole lot of those dirty, brown targets without regard to who else gets killed and many do. American security agencies such as the FBI and CIA…and local Police departments have also convinced themselves that Muslims are the source of terrorism and must therefore, be targeted for special surveillance and harassment.
Would such a position be taken if the “targets” were White Judeo-Christians? I am taking bets they would not be and if they were, such a storm-cloud of angry citizens would descend on Congress and the White House, that Congressmen would fall over themselves to change their policies. Instead, they enact laws that permit the imprisonment of Muslims…indefinitely, without charges, without trial. They follow polices that specifically target Muslims inside this country and outside and all this is okay with an acquiescent public who has been brought to the verge of hysteria, that the very existence of America and our much-touted “way of life” is existentially threatened by Islam and Muslims.
I suppose, the greater tragedy is the fact that Muslims have adopted a “Duck & Cover” attitude where we are so divided and so frightened, that most of us dared not speak out against the anti-Muslim, anti-Islam policies promoted by our leadership and out security agencies. The Republicans have convinced their followers that the fault is us Muslims because of course, we KNOW who the “Trrrrsts” are and we are not stepping forward to disclose them.
How do we prove a negative?
As Muslims in America, we owe it to our children to take an active role in the selection of our leaders; who will be our Mayor, our Congressperson, our Senator, our Governor , out President and yes, even our Chief of police. This can never happen unless we learn to work together on the political arena even if we don’t like each other in normal life; by staying out of politics and by telling each other that we should not participate in political activism, we are dooming ourselves and our next generation .
Jafar “Jeff” Siddiqui,
Ameriucan Muslims of Puget Sound
A stunning report in the New York Times depicted President Obama poring over the equivalent of terrorist baseball cards, deciding who on a kill list would be targeted for elimination by drone attack. The revelations as well as those in Daniel Klaidmans recent book sparked public outrage and calls for congressional inquiry. MORE…
World | A Measure of Change
….When he applies his lawyering skills to counterterrorism, it is usually to enable, not constrain, his ferocious campaign against Al Qaeda…
…Mr. Craig assured him that the new president had no intention of ending rendition Ã¢â‚¬â€ only its abuse…
…It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants…
…He signs off on every strike in Yemen and Somalia and also on the more complex and risky strikes in Pakistan â€” about a third of the total…
…It killed not only its intended target, but also two neighboring families, and left behind a trail of cluster bombs that subsequently killed more innocents….
August 11, 2016
A Grand Illusion Of Due Process And The Rule of Law
Constitutional Lawyer and Author
On August 5, 2016, President Barack Obama released a declassified May 22, 2013 document euphemistically styled Presidential Policy Guidance. It delineates the secret procedures the President has promised to employ (shielded from outside scrutiny or verification) to determine whether any person on the planet shall live or die based on his say-so alone.
The nation predictably received the alarming document with a yawn. The lead op-ed column in the New York Times on August 11, 2016, for example, was entitled, “Stop Killing Coyotes” by Dan Flores.
We long ago entered the abyss of unconstitutional, perpetual, presidential global warfare where the law is silent and government lawlessness in pursuit of professedly benign objectives encounters resistance. Just as in World War II, no opposition was provoked by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s racist concentration camps for 120,000 innocent Japanese Americans, allegedly to defeat Japan, President Obamas protocols for deciding whether he alone should decide if you live or die to protect American lives, even if it means killing Americans, have been accepted with equanimity throughout the political spectrum. It has not even given birth to satire, unlike the earnest statement of a United States major during Vietnam War regarding the provincial capital Ben Tre: “ It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.
The 18-page document creates an illusion of tight restraints on the life or death decisions of the President…..
(see link for full article)