Obama Administration Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Cases Of Americans Killed By Drones
The hypocrisy of the Obama administration is nauseating. While everyone is saddened by what we have heard coming out of Newton, Connecticut, it has been both frustrating, angering, and sickening to hear from Barack Obama and the legions of gun control advocates in the wake of the shooting Friday, which claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 adults.
As Obama stood and gave his speech, giving political “tears” to the thought of the shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the loss of life of those so young, he made no mention of the many children that have been killed in drone strikes around the world by his own command, including those who are American.
Obama’s administration is now asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that has been brought by the families of three Americans, yes that’s right Americans, killed by drone strikes in Yemen that were authorized by Barack Obama.
The lawsuit points out what I have written on before and that is that Anwar Al-Aulaqi, who reportedly issued instructions to detonate an explosive device aboard a U.S. airplane over U.S. airspace, flying from Amsterdam to Detroit, on Christmas Day, 2009. Al-Aulaqi was targeted later for assassination by the U.S. government via a drone strike. Later it is said his 16-year-old son was also targeted in a separate strike, though there is absolutely no evidence that he held his father’s beliefs or was involved in any terrorist activity.
When asked about Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi, Anwar’s son, and his thoughts on the death of the boy, former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs callously said that the boy, “should have (had) a far more responsible father.”
As Barack Obama now has a Presidential “kill list” and has been reported that he is making a it a permanent staple of the “war on terror,” it is disturbing to find that even Republican lawmakers are backing him in this endeavor. When Rep. Peter King was interviewed by WeAreChange.org‘s Luke Rudkowski and asked about what he though of the President’s ‘kill list’ and that in light of the murder of an American citizen, the 16-year-old Al-Aulaqi, he abrasively answered, “It’s totally right and totally Constitutional!”
With a mentality like this among those in Washington, should it not give us cause to ponder what will happen in the U.S. when 30,000 drones are in the skies controlled by these people? I think it should.
I think it should also cause us to ponder the significance of the case before the federal courts. Should this lawsuit be found to be without merit, there is no doubt that a dangerous precedent would be set, in which the executive branch not only determines that Americans do not have the Constitutional right to due process, but that the same executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner of those citizens.
Watch a short report on the feds attempt to get the lawsuit tossed out of court: