Posts Tagged ‘Drones’
Today is the first and probably only time I will ever write something that's kind of complimentary to Eugene Robinson. He had the wherewithal to admit that Rand Paul was correct to Filibuster in the Senate over Drones. Here is the first paragraph of his column. You can choose if you would like to read the rest Rand Paul was right. There, I said it. The Republican senator from Kentucky, whom I’ve ridiculed as an archconservative kook — because that’s basically what he is — was right to call attention to the growing use of drone aircraft in “targeted killings” by staging a nearly 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. Read More Eugene Robinson: Rand Paul did the right thing with filibuster - The Washington Post. Twitter: I have been critical of Eugene [...]
White House, Holder responds to Rand Paul after #RandStand: ‘The answer is no’ Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in a non-combat situation, Obama’s spokesman announced today. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quoted from the letter that Holder sent to Paul today. “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” Holder wrote, per Carney. “The answer is no.” via WashingtonExaminer.com.
by OPSECTeam Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk. The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious — that for the first time ever — former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go ‘on the record’ in a special documentary titled “Dishonorable Disclosures.” Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever [...]
Former President Jimmy Carter is accusing the Obama Administration of sanctioning "widespread abuse of human rights" by utilizing Drones attacks to kill suspected terrorists in multiple countries Jimmy Carter, America's 39 th president, denounced the Obama administration for "clearly violating" 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, writing in a New York Times op-ed on Monday that the "United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights." "Instead of making the world safer, America's violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends," Carter wrote. via Jimmy Carter Accuses U.S. of 'Widespread Abuse of Human Rights'
Remember the lefts outrage over Bush's warrant-less wiretapping? Where are those folks when Obama is targeting Americans for death with out due process and the use of Drones to spy on citizens without a warrant? Amazing how the civil liberties party is quiet. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday introduced the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which would require the government to get a warrant before using aerial drones to surveil U.S. citizens. More broadly, Paul's bill is aimed at preventing "unwarranted governmental intrusion" through the use of drones, according to the lawmaker. "Like other tools used to collect information in law enforcement, in order to use drones a warrant needs to be issued," Paul said Tuesday. "Americans going about their everyday [...]
When George Orwell wrote 1984: he was ahead of his time, but I wonder if he truly knew just how accurate he was. He just got the date wrong. In the past week both the U.S. House and Senate voted on H.R. 658, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which “orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.” These drones will be placed over U.S. airspace around the country for surveillance. Of course, the neo-cons are justifying their betrayal of the American people by citing the threat of terrorism to spy on us 24 hours a day every time we walk outside anywhere in the country. They expect 30,000 of these to be in place within the next eight years. People wonder how nations turn into a police state, [...]