Archive for Oktober 6th, 2011

6. Oktober 2011

Secret US panel OK’s killing citizens

A number of top officials in the United States have confirmed the existence of a „secret panel“ of senior government officials in the country that can order the assassination of American citizens with no judicial oversight.
 
According to the officials, the panel’s recommendations first go through a group of National Security Council officials which consist of cabinet secretaries and intelligence chiefs for approval before reaching the US president who will then make a final decision on the extra-judicial killing, Reuters reported.
 
There is no public record of the operations or decisions made in the panel, as there is no law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.
 
The officials have also confirmed that the assassination of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a US drone strike in Yemen this month, was ordered by the secret panel.
 
However, White House Spokesman Tommy Vietor has declined to disclose information about the process and the role of US President Barack Obama in ordering or ratifying the decision made by the panel.
 
Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul, criticizing Obama’s decision, has suggested that the US could assassinate journalists the same way it targeted al-Awlaki.
 
„Can you imagine being put on a list because you’re a threat? What’s going to happen when they come to the media? What if the media becomes a threat? … This is the way this works. It’s incrementalism,“ said Paul.
 
Even conservatives in the US Congress have criticized Obama for hypocrisy over the issue of the secret panel, recalling that he criticized his predecessor, George W. Bush, over the use of torture to interrogate terror suspects, yet he refuses to release his justification of killing a US citizen without judicial supervision throught the secret panel.
 
PG/JR/HJL
6. Oktober 2011

Libyen: Einzigartiges Interview mit russ

Libyen: Einzigartiges Interview mit russischem Militär http://einarschlereth.blogspot.com/2011/10/libyen-einzigartiges-interview-mit.html

6. Oktober 2011

Occupy Wall Street Song Official „Smile

Occupy Wall Street Song Official „Smile“By Jay Samel #occupy #occupywallst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jedsaKNyz4

6. Oktober 2011

Occupy Wall Street Proteste: „Der Zenit

Occupy Wall Street Proteste: „Der Zenit ist überschritten“
Zeit für radikale Veränderungen gekommen
Am Freedom Plaza in Washington DC, beginnt heute ein Anti-Afghanistan-Kriegs-Camp anlässlich des zehnten Jahrestags der ersten Bombardements – unterstützt von allen Antikriegs- und Bürgerechtsorgas im ganzen Land, sowie von zahlreichen Gewerkschaften – auch in Unterstützung von #OccupyWallStreet http://www.taz.de/Occupy-Wall-Street-Proteste/!79420/

6. Oktober 2011

Michael Moore Backs Call to Re-Open Inve

Michael Moore Backs Call to Re-Open Investigation of 9/11 Attacks
AMY GOODMAN: You call for reopening the investigation?
MICHAEL MOORE: Oh, absolutely.
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/29/michael_moore_backs_call_to_re