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Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’ without any oversight

Posted By admin On October 6, 2011 @ 7:06 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
October 6, 2011

American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.

There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.

The panel was behind the decision to add Awlaki, a U.S.-born militant preacher with alleged al Qaeda connections, to the target list. He was killed by a CIA drone strike in Yemen late last month.

The role of the president in ordering or ratifying a decision to target a citizen is fuzzy. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor declined to discuss anything about the process.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/06/secret-panel-can-put-americans-on-kill-list/

[2] The Secret Memo That Explains Why Obama Can Kill Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-secret-memo-that-explains-why-obama-can-kill-americans.html

[3] Ron Paul: Who Else is on Obama’s Secret Kill List?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-who-else-is-on-obamas-secret-kill-list.html

[4] Obama personally oversees Al-Qaeda ‘kill list’: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-personally-oversees-al-qaeda-kill-list-report.html

[5] Drone strikes kill militants in Yemen; Americans urged to leave: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drone-strikes-kill-militants-in-yemen-americans-urged-to-leave.html

[6] 17-Year-Old Girl Included On Obama’s Secret ‘Kill List’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/17-year-old-girl-included-on-obamas-secret-kill-list.html

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