After the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration created a secret “kill list” to step up the targeting of alleged terrorists for assassination. The criteria for inclusion on the list have apparently morphed over three presidential administrations, yet they remain elusive.
Last year, two journalists filed a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump and other high government officials, asking to be removed from the kill list until they have a meaningful opportunity to challenge their inclusion. Both men claim to have no association with al-Qaeda or the Taliban, to have no connection to the 9/11 attacks, and to pose no threat to the United States, its citizens, residents or national security.
Kareem and Zaidan Try to Get Off Kill List
Bilal Abdul Kareem, a US citizen and freelance journalist, has survived five attempts on his life from targeted air-strikes. A Turkish intelligence official told Kareem that the US government is trying to kill him.
Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, a citizen of Syria and Pakistan, is a senior journalist with Al Jazeera. He interviewed Osama bin Laden twice before the 9/11 attacks. Zaidan learned about his inclusion on the kill list from National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published by The Intercept.
The NSA zeroed in on Zaidan as a result of a program called SKYNET. Ars Technica revealed that SKYNET — which uses an algorithm to gather metadata in order to identify and target terrorist suspects in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia — would result in 99,000 false positives.
In their complaint filed in March 2017, Zaidan and Kareem alleged they were included on the kill list as a result of algorithms used by the United States to identify terrorists.
At a May 1 hearing in the case, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the US District Court for the District of Columbia questioned the US government’s assertion of authority to unilaterally kill US citizens abroad. Collyer repeatedly challenged government lawyers to explain why national security considerations outweigh a US citizen’s inclusion on the kill list with no right to notice and an opportunity to respond.
“Are you saying a US citizen in a war zone has no constitutional rights?” Collyer asked Stephen Elliott, a Justice Department attorney. “If a US person is intentionally struck by a drone from the US, does that person have no constitutional rights to due process … no notice, anything?”
Anwar al-Aulaqi Placed on Kill List in 2010, Killed in 2011
Collyer is the same judge who, in 2014, dismissed a lawsuit filed by the families of Anwar al-Aulaqi, his son Abdulrahman al-Aulaqi and Samir Khan — all US citizens who were killed in 2011 US drone strikes. Their families were seeking to hold officials in the Obama administration personally liable for their roles in the strikes.
Nasser al-Aulaqi was the father of Anwar al-Aulaqi, who was placed on the kill list maintained by the CIA and the military’s Joint Special Operations Command in 2010. Later that year, Nasser filed a lawsuit challenging the authorization for Anwar’s killing before he was killed in a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011. Nasser’s lawsuit sought clarification of the scope of the global battlefield, targeting standards and lack of transparency.
US District Judge John Bates, also of the District of Columbia, dismissed Nasser’s suit, ruling that he lacked standing to challenge the violation of Anwar’s constitutional rights because Nasser’s constitutional rights were not violated by the government’s “alleged targeting of [Nasser’s] son” and the alleged targeting was “not designed to interfere with the father-adult son relationship.” Bates concluded,
“[Nasser] cannot show that a parent suffers an injury in fact if his adult child is threatened with a future extrajudicial killing.” …
It seems satan has a sense of humor.
Given the rate of false positives our satanic overlords are ok with murdering due to statistical outliers and algorithmic indeterminacy, it seems I have to modify my position re: the eugenic thinking behind the GMO plague. http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2018/05/whole-foods-reneges-on-gmo-labeling-promise-will-continue-selling-unlabeled-gmos-after-five-year-lie/
Apparently the depopulation bureaucracy isn’t stupid enough to think that socioeconomic status is solely determined by genetics. They simply made a decision that they’re ok with a certain rate of killing of “worthy” individuals in the interest of maintaining a minimum rate of sweeping up the “deplorables”. They’re tending a herd, after all, not maintaining a public health system. http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2018/05/fitts-solari-report-pdf-control-101-2/ They’re sociopaths, not fools. What was I thinking? Still I have to wonder how many of them eat fast food. Sociopaths tend to have very little insight into their own condition. They are lobotomized by the state’s child abuse system, after all. Most of them are genitally mutilated as well.
Takeaway #1: stop abusing children at birth http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2014/02/the-war-on-empathy-love-and-family/
Takeaway #2: for god’s sake can we please dispense with the 9/11 religion? People who still cling to the official mythology are totally irresponsible, lazy and complicit in genocide. “Good germans,” in other words. Fake citizens. And some of them call themselves peace activists. They are not. At this point they’re not even decent people. And those who understand but refuse to talk about reality are worse.
The bureaucracy for domestic democide is already in place, only awaiting the facade of legality to proceed. http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/?s=dhs Seriously. Groups of people really can be that stupid. Governments are not just people any more than corporations are just people. Self-identifying groups “think” in a different way than individuals. Mapping the psychology and behavior of a sufficiently large group of people to an individual would result in someone best labelled as criminally insane. The founders knew this, that’s why they created a limited and structurally hobbled government. This knowledge has somehow been forgotten. And now we have an entire society whose collective philosophy is sociopathic, complete with a self-rationalizing but secret state religion: satanism.
Trump’s election only postponed the next step. And for those who still cling to the essential decency of the democratic party, here’s Carl Levin spilling the beans on Obama’s duplicity re: the indefinite detention without trial provisions of the NDAA of 2012. American citizens were included at the insistence of the administration.