Totalitarian state progresses under Obama

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    Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list'

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

    Secret panel can put Americans on "kill list' - Yahoo! News

    Terrorists win again, so long US Constitution.
     
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    And your opinion of what happened to John Walker and Jose Padilla was what?

    Careful what you wish for..
     
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    I would like to see this debated, clarity if you will.

    However, as it stands it was legal.
     
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    No rules, no records, no responsibility. This is a formula for disaster.
     
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    The Hell it was legal. The group authorizing the kill hasn't even been legally established according to the article.
     

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