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Drone strikes: Obama moves to block release of files on kill programme

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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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No... Obama moving to block documents?!?! He'd never do that would he?

Guardian


The Obama administration has sought to block the release of documents related to its use of robot drones to strike suspected terrorists overseas, claiming that it can still not admit that the secretive programme of targeted killing exists.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Times have both submitted freedom of information requests to the department of justice, the CIA and the Pentagon seeking information about the programme. They have now gone to court to try and force the government to answer those requests and release details of its activities.

However, in a motion filed just before midnight ET on Wednesday, the government asked for the cases to be dismissed, saying that to release information would hurt national security, even while still insisting it cannot admit any such programme of targeted killing exists.

"Whether or not the CIA has the authority to be, or is in fact, directly involved in targeted lethal operations remains classified," the government said in a court filing.


Does anyone else see the hypocracy in trying to block documents regarding a program that isn't even officially acknowledged?! The fact that they are blocking documents pertaining to it ADMITS the program is active! Obviously everyone knows that to be true, but this is absolutely absurd!

Besides the fact that they are trying to hide everything...I especially like the part about the whether or not the CIA has the authority to do what it MAY be doing.. sorry friends, thats classified..


"The notion that the CIA's targeted killing programme is still a secret is beyond absurd. Senior officials have discussed it, both on the record and off. They have taken credit for its putative successes, professed it to be legal, and dismissed concerns about civilian casualties," said Jameel Jaffer, ACLU deputy legal director.


Its true! In fact, according to the US Homeland Security Chair, Peter King, they ‘carry out the policies of righteousness and goodness'!!



So, if these targeted killings are full of righteousness and goodness, then let the FOIA requests go through Obama.. show us! Oh.. your going to try to officially block documents on a program that doesn't 'officially' exist?!

Can he use an executive priviledge to block these FOIA requests?! lol

Obama asserts executive privilege on Fast and Furious documents

Thoughts?!

Related Threads:
Drones Over American Skies: Obama is Watching You!!!,
US Homeland Security Chair: Drones ‘carry out the policies of righteousness and goodness-VIDEO




edit on 6/21/2012 by Nspekta because: grammar




posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Translation-

"we are killers that do not have to answer for what we do".



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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I guess this means Fast and Furious never existed now that he's blocked those documents too.....


Obama's logic makes the 3 stooges look intelligent.

Des



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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How many times did they do the same thing under Bush? Where was all the hype then?



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by onecraftydude
How many times did they do the same thing under Bush? Where was all the hype then?






Des



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:27 PM
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How does 'four more years' sound, America?

In November I suggest you do what you didn't do in 2008 - vote for change.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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4 more years of lying and murder, and Obama saying "these are not the documents your looking for" in Ben kanobe's voice?

Had enough no thanks, and Obama is no jedi master only in the movies.

2012 vote the fraud and chief out!!!
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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Remember the episode of the original Star Trek where in the alternate Star Trek Empire Universe bad Kirk had a secret assassination weapon on board the Enterprise? That is what Obama reminds me of with this.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
4 more years of lying and murder, and Obama saying "these are not the documents your looking for" in Ben kanobe's voice?

Had enough no thanks, and Obama is no jedi master only in the movies.

2012 vote the fraud and chief out!!!
edit on 21-6-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)


You may get rid of Obama, but the NWO is here to stay. That means the kill program stays too. Just wait until you see the next phase.

Stirring up false hope in the vote does a disservice to the people.
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posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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Question:

How does Obama spell R-E-L-I-E-F ?


Answer:

"Romney Two-Term"


The Obama Campaign is splitting at the seams.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Question:

How does Obama spell R-E-L-I-E-F ?


Answer:

"Romney Two-Term"


The Obama Campaign is splitting at the seams.

\

The Obama Administration is full of Goldman Sachs people and GS is a top contributor to Obama. GS is also a top contributor to Romney. There is no reason to believe that Romney will not be a continuation of the the Obama administration.
You have not figured out yet that no matter who is elected the CFR runs America have you? Stop being blinded by your ridiculous political programming. Do you really think that Romney will end the kill program? He will ramp it up. Conservative politics like liberal politics is all just misdirection to keep weak minds distracted. You do not have to allow yourself to be distracted, but you chose to be.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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I'm so sick of George Bush's third term.



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