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The Obama administration under counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, now a national security and intelligence analyst for NBC and MSNBC, set up a database, Disposition Matrix, of terrorism suspects across the globe. It is known informally as the kill list. Those on the list are targeted by clandestine CIA ...
Obama's failure to see it coming -- in this he was not alone -- is one of the biggest question marks over his White House years. .... The President would look over these chilling "baseball cards," as one aide called them, and pick which subjects should be put on a kill list, to be assassinated on his orders.

The President would look over these chilling "baseball cards," as one aide called them, and pick which subjects should be put on a kill list, to be .... Their frustrations helped fuel an upsurge of protest and organizing that propelled the issues of police killings of black men and economic inequality to the ...
“You have to give him credit for his remarkable restraint given the repudiation that he has received at the hands of Donald Trump, whose agenda seems to be based on undoing everything that Obama did and not much more,” said Updegrove. “In so doing, President Obama has observed this unwritten rule ...
Barely a month after President Donald Trump announced plans to deepen and extend the now 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan, reports surfaced of plans to expand another signature Obama-era policy: the drone war. Specifically, The New York Times reported in late September that the administration is ...
The problem goes all the way to the top. With the largest military in the world by far, raw power was a central tenet of American foreign policy before Trump promised to unleash “fire and fury” on Kim Jong-un. When accused of abdicating America's role on the world stage, Barack Obama (who had a “kill list”) ...

Obama installed a system of using armed drones to kill foreign targets in the war on terror. Many of these strikes happened in countries in which America was not even at war, such as Yemen and Pakistan. He justified the secretive system—eventually described in the press as a "kill list"—under the ...
He said that Barack Obama's “kill list” — a list of suspected terrorists from which the president unilaterally chose the next target of a drone strike, in one case ... funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and supported the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, which led one of his staffers to resign in protest.
In their federal lawsuit, filed on Thursday in Washington, they provide little evidence that they are on the United States kill list, which is classified, and .... Under a 2013 document called the Presidential Policy Guidance, issued under President Barack Obama but still in effect, only people judged to pose a ...
On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will file a disclosure lawsuit for secret Obama administration documents specifying, among other things, the criteria for placement on the so-called “kill list” for drone strikes and other deadly force. Information sought by the ACLU includes long-secret ...
At the top of his kill list for 2018 is the Clean Power Plan, the Obama-era policy to limit pollution from coal fired power plants and one of our most .... Whether those rallies are a celebration of the commitments our elected officials have made, or a protest demanding they do more, will depend on them.
During his tenure as CIA director under Obama, Brennan became known for creating the Disposition Matrix, a database that manages information about suspects on the CIA's kill list. Brennan is also a key architect of the CIA's drone program, according to The Washington Post. “Intelligence saves lives,” ...
Mike Baehr/flickrThe Robert Mueller investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections has yielded its first indictment, that of Paul Manafort. President Trump hits a new personal low on his approval rating, 38 percent in the latest NBC News/WSJ poll. The governor of Puerto Rico says the ...
Davis Elementary School in Jackson will be renamed Barack Obama Elementary School for the next school year. ... And it flared up again after white nationalists marched during the summer to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counterprotester was killed amid ...
Meanwhile, US courts have moved to dismiss a joint case brought by two journalists who want their names removed from a US secret kill list. Known in counter-terrorism circles as the "Disposition Matrix”, the kill list was first drawn up during the Obama presidency in 2010 and includes a database of ...
Obama installed a system of using armed drones to kill foreign targets in the war on terror. Many of these strikes happened in countries in which America was not even at war, such as Yemen and Pakistan. He justified the secretive system—eventually described in the press as a "kill list"—under the ...

More recently, the antifa groups, which some describe as the Anti-Fascist Action Network, have evolved out of the leftist anti-government groups like “Black bloc,” protesters clad in black and wearing masks that caused violence at events like the 1999 Seattle World Trade Organization protests. They claim to ...
He said that Barack Obama's “kill list” — a list of suspected terrorists from which the president unilaterally chose the next target of a drone strike, in one case ... funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and supported the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, which led one of his staffers to resign in protest.
Right-wing media pointed out/claimed/stretched that President Obama -- who, save for the short-lived Occupy Wall Street protests, suffered few ... The difference between his and his and hers is that Trump's gang is ugly and brash (Bannon, Flynn) to the Democrats' Tuesday night kill list pretend seriousness.
... belonging to al-Qaida's branch in Yemen, regarded as one of the terrorist group's most powerful factions. The Trump administration had also carried out a limited operation in Yemen against a high-ranking al-Qaida commander, which was not granted by former President Barack Obama for being too risky, ...
The journalists, former Al Jazeera Islamabad bureau chief Ahmad Zaidan and freelance journalist Bilal Kareem, say in the lawsuit that they were placed on the "kill list" by the Obama administration, a decision maintained by the Trump White House. Kareem claims he has nearly died in five separate ...
On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will file a disclosure lawsuit for secret Obama administration documents specifying, among other things, the criteria for placement on the so-called “kill list” for drone strikes and other deadly force. Information sought by the ACLU includes long-secret ...
Obama sold this program on the basis of his personal, sober judgment. Once the existence of the kill list became public, there was much ...
He said that Barack Obama's “kill list” — a list of suspected terrorists from ... of Yugoslavia in 1999, which led one of his staffers to resign in protest. ... in the region as mayor, Sanders stood by as police arrested the protesters.
Thousands of protesters converged on JFK and other airports. ... Obama -- who, save for the short-lived Occupy Wall Street protests, suffered few ... (Bannon, Flynn) to the Democrats' Tuesday night kill list pretend seriousness.
"Plaintiffs' inclusion on the Kill List is the result of arbitrary and capricious ... its use of unmanned aerial drones under the Obama administration, ...
20—Barack Obama, after eight years of mass killing with drones and genocidal ... reign to draw up the “kill list” for the week—those whom “King Obama” chose to ... by tolerating a mass killer as their president, without protest.
Even Yellow Dog Democrats will grant as much when it comes to civil liberties abuses (remember Bam's "secret kill list"?) and waging war (still ...
Guantanamo Bay protest. Two protesters demonstrate for the closure of the United States Guantanamo Bay ... Since 2010, Obama has used a “kill list” to track and assassinate terrorism suspects with drone strikes. ... We've seen a resurgence in the struggle for civil rights, with protests against police brutality ...
But in trying to defend Obama's legacy, the report paints a picture of an ... on a government kill list, and courts have no role to play in oversight ...
Paul had started asking his question—Does President Obama believe he can order the killing of an American citizen, on American soil, based ...
... and tiresome relatives are high on his to-kill list, but he likes to pace himself. ... Then came Barack Obama, who looked at all his options. ... That was when Libyans started to protest the tyranny of their leader, Muammar Qaddafi, in February 2011. The protesters had grounds for complaint, especially since ...
He said that Barack Obama's “kill list” — a list of suspected terrorists from ... of Yugoslavia in 1999, which led one of his staffers to resign in protest. ... in the region as mayor, Sanders stood by as police arrested the protesters.
The family of a female student at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino filed a civil rights lawsuit after other students threatened to riddle her ...
Thousands of protesters converged on JFK and other airports. ... Obama -- who, save for the short-lived Occupy Wall Street protests, suffered few ... (Bannon, Flynn) to the Democrats' Tuesday night kill list pretend seriousness.
"Plaintiffs' inclusion on the Kill List is the result of arbitrary and capricious ... its use of unmanned aerial drones under the Obama administration, ...
20—Barack Obama, after eight years of mass killing with drones and genocidal ... reign to draw up the “kill list” for the week—those whom “King Obama” chose to ... by tolerating a mass killer as their president, without protest.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Iran will not yield to the "language of threats" and will "strongly confront any war-mongering ...
Even though President Obama leaves office today with the leaders of ... on the U.S. kill list has been a top priority for Obama but accomplishing ...
Donald Trump mimicked Barack Obama as he left the White House to be inaugurated 45th president of the United States. Walking side-by-side, ...
Even Yellow Dog Democrats will grant as much when it comes to civil liberties abuses (remember Bam's "secret kill list"?) and waging war (still ...
Obama-Final-News.jpg President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, ...
Guantanamo Bay protest. Two protesters demonstrate for the closure of the United States Guantanamo Bay ... Since 2010, Obama has used a “kill list” to track and assassinate terrorism suspects with drone strikes. ... We've seen a resurgence in the struggle for civil rights, with protests against police brutality ...
It's possible that targeted killings will be the only policy of president Barack Obama that the new resident of the White House will be eager to perpetuate.
Bomblets continue to explode in the form of protests and marches and media hysteria. None of these focus on what .... In a rational world, the bulk of this accusation would be lobbed at the planners in Obama's neo-liberal-neo-con gang, but no imperial ...
We saw it in a very vivid, visceral way in Ferguson, when ordinary people, primarily young African Americans and other people of color, went into the streets to protest the killing of yet another black man in this country and then faced down a ...
Protests do, indeed, change things. Has the writer forgotten the Civil ... What about the antiwar protesters? People have the right to speak ... Those inclined to rob, burgle, and vandalize take advantage of the crowds to hide their identity, but that ...
In retrospect, Obama's presidential career had major successes, including the legal recognition of gay people's right to marry, a health care act that's covered 20 million people and normalizing relations with Cuba among other things.
If one event can symbolize the incoherence of the Obama administration's support for the so-called "vetted moderate" rebels in Syria, it would be one of Obama's last acts in his last full day in office. On Friday the Pentagon reported that they had ...


 

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