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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
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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URLs in this post:
 Reuters: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/06/secret-panel-can-put-americans-on-kill-list/
 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
 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
 Obama personally oversees Al-Qaeda ‘kill list’: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-personally-oversees-al-qaeda-kill-list-report.html
 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
 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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