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Due process

2013-03-11 17:14:08.241868+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Glenn Greenwald: The New York Times and Obama officials collaborate to prosecute Awlaki after he's executed. You may remember that US citizen Anwar Awlaki was killed by a CIA drone strike:

Sunday's lengthy NYT article on the Awlaki killing by Mark Mazzetti, Charlie Savage and Scott Shane is a classic case of this arrangement. It purports to provide "an account of what led to the Awlaki strike" that is "based on interviews with three dozen current and former legal and counterterrorism officials and outside experts". But what it really does is simply summarize the unverified justifications of the very officials involved in the killing, most of whom are permitted to justify themselves while hiding behind anonymity.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-03-12 02:20:36.958694+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez is a pretty good treatise on the subject ("who/what makes a kill decision in drones") in the format of a "made for future movie rights" style book. Am reading it now, and while some of it is not so believable, it sure raises my paranoia hackles.