Assassination

The Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki –  Should A President Have Unchecked Authority

The Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki – Should A President Have Unchecked Authority

by Karl Gotthardt- Canadian Politics and Military Affairs Editor Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based wing, was killed in a joint CIA/Military Operation according to Administration officials, removing a “global terrorist” high on a U.S. wanted list.  [...]

Karzai brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai Killed by assassin in his own home

Karzai brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai Killed by assassin in his own home

Update: Ahmed Wali Karzai has died in the hospital after he was shot at his home, reportedly by his own body guard.  Karzai has been described as being on the CIA payroll as well as involved in the opium trade.  [...]

WikiLeaks Memos Say Ex-ISI Chief Plotted Karzai Assassination

WikiLeaks Memos Say Ex-ISI Chief Plotted Karzai Assassination

According to this news item from Afghanistan’s Outlook Afghanistan, the documents reveal that among other things, in 2008, retired Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, the former chief of Pakistan’s ISI, “plotted to kill President Karzai” with al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives, and that “an ISI officer, Colonel Muhammad Yousaf, directed Taliban leader Maulvi Ezatullah to supervise the assassination.” The article is packaged with an Al-Jazeera interview with Gul, in which he denies each and every charge against him.