US May Use Drone Raids Inside America
The attorney general, Eric Holder said a drone strike within the borders of the US and against an American citizen may be carried out in what he called an extraordinary circumstance.
He made the remarks in a statement in a response to an inquiry by Republican Senator Rand Paul, who had questioned the Justice Department on Tuesday if it believed that President Barack Obama had the legal authority to order an assassination drone strike on an American while present on US soil.
Paul said the administration’s “refusal to rule out the possibility of drone strikes on American citizens and on American soil is more than frightening – it is an affront the Constitutional due process rights of all Americans.”
At least three Americans have been reportedly killed by US drone strikes in Yemen, including Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son Abdul-Rahman and Samir Khan.
In September 2012, a report by the Stanford Law School and the New York University School of Law gave an alarming account of the effect that assassination drone strikes have on ordinary people in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
The report noted, “The number of ‘high-level’ targets killed as a percentage of total casualties is extremely low, estimated at just two percent.”
CIA Killed 9/11 Author in Black Ops Hit
A former US National Security Agency officer says the 9/11 investigative author Philip Marshall and his children were killed in a “black ops hit” by the CIA, dismissing the suicide hypothesis.
Wayne Madsen said in a show organized by Kevin Barrett, that he had reached the conclusion after a weeklong investigation.
Marshall was afraid of being silenced for his revelations about 9/11, Madsen said.
Along with Marshall, 14-year-old Micalia and her 17-year-old brother Alex were also found dead.
Madsen suggested that Marshall, who had observed many covert operations, had decided to shed light on mysterious issues in the last years of his life.
Marshall believed the former US President George Bush had pulled off the 9/11 attack to foment a government coup.
In his fourth book, he was supposed to disclose blockbuster information.
According to Madsen, the crime scene was cleaned up by professionals, and there was also “an SUV, license plate undetermined, with an array of communication antennas bristling from the roof” outside the building. Continue reading National News →