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Obama’s change: From kidnapping and torture to assassination [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-1-2 17:17:11 |Display all floors
The promise to scrap his predecessor’s hardliner war-on-terror policies, which helped Barack Obama win presidential election, is apparently off the table. The political reality is that the current administration is doing quite the opposite thing.

Long before he became US president or the winner of a Noble Peace Prize, Barack Obama was a constitutional law professor. During his election campaign he vowed to reverse the abuses and policies of his predecessor George W. Bush.

Three years later, many civil rights advocates, who once cheered “yes, we can,” are finding themselves disillusioned.

“Not only has the Obama administration blocked torture accountability and refused to investigate and prosecute. He has basically maintained indefinite detention. He has revived military commissions. As well he has expanded targeted killings – they’ve increased under the Obama administration manifold, and he’s even authorized the killing of a US citizen,” explains Maria LaHood from the Center for Constitutional Rights.

World-renowned author and scholar Noam Chomsky believes the Obama administration has changed gears and accelerated illegal practices into overdrive.

“There is a shift between Bush’s policies and the Obama’s on this. Bush’s policy was to kidnap people, take them to Guantanamo or Bagram or some other torture chamber and try to extract some information from them. Obama’s policy is just to kill them. They’re killing them all over the world. And the Bin Laden assassination was a case point,” he told RT.

Another was the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric. President Obama described the man as “the leader of external operations for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”

Apart from those two are hundreds more killed by US UAVs. The number of drone strikes during the first two years under Obama exceeded the total carried out during Bush’s 10 years.

“If a President McCain were doing the exact same thing that President Obama is doing, he would have been denounced by a lot of liberals. It’s one of those dangerous moments in the US history. We saw it a bit with Clinton in the 1990s, where a democrat campaigned and pledged to change the country and the world has actually pushed the right-wing agenda further forward than a republican could have if they took the power,” says New York-based journalist and author Jeremy Scahill.

As Obama gears up for his re-election campaign, civil liberties groups that believed his words the first time around are now left to judge the commander-in-chief on his actions.
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Post time 2012-1-3 15:33:11 |Display all floors
I wanna paraphrase Jesus Christ here, who after Pontius Pilate had assured him of his power of life and death, Jesus replied, he had no power else it was bestowed by Allah .. Nor has Obama!



And like Jesus decried those who handed him over to Pilate, as "guilty of the greater sin," so are the Jews who are drawing up the lists, for trial then the heave ho, alongside President O himself, for murder and conspiracy to murder!

Then the entire roll call at both houses of the US Congress, and the news casters men and women, who perpetuate the official fiction, that OBL and nineteen more attacked America on 911, when it was Jews supported by home grown traitors!

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Post time 2012-1-21 00:29:23 |Display all floors
Anwar al-Awlaki, gave up his citizenship for his religion sharia is a crime against women  
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Post time 2012-1-21 02:20:18 |Display all floors
I'll vote as a "zombie" in a democracy then. >_> Yes we can!
Put out your right arm, hold back your left arm... <(=^.^=);

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Post time 2012-1-21 13:44:23 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2012-1-3 12:04
I think the U.S. Americans should temporarily switch from their Hamburger diet to one centred on a n ...

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Post time 2012-1-21 14:17:30 |Display all floors
Many politicians lie, we expect it, but there has been a lot more going back on key promises, some are quite noticeable now, they shine out like some  malevolent light, to me it shows that someone is saying to the CIF, sorry buddy, you can't do that, here's what you will do, you will do it like it's your own idea,
I'm a little bit wrong and your a little bit right.
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Post time 2012-1-22 03:03:32 |Display all floors
so what? if they act like our enemies call for our death on utube ,are wanted by the fbi and have the opportunity,to surrender publicly and face trial for his alleged crimes  ,then what is the problem? he was an american in name only , good americans dont call for the death of their fellow americans because of religious differences.
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