High school student sends letter to Obama over drone assassinations


#1

President Obama,

It is my understanding, throughout the duration of your Presidency, that you have persistently authorized drone strikes on innocent Middle Eastern civilians who were supposedly working for, or somehow affiliated with Al-Qaeda. As a further matter, you have gone so far as to publicly announce – in accordance to your Administration’s white paper concerning the legalities and justifications concerning your drone policy, which was leaked to NBC – that you have the authority to drone bomb any American citizen.
The Hill wrote, “In the document, the Justice Department concludes that a lethal strike against a senior operational leader of al Qaeda — or an affiliated terrorist group — can occur if a three-part test is met: that a high-level American intelligence official has determined the individual poses an imminent threat, that capture is infeasible, and that the strike is conducted according to the laws of war governing use of force.”

The key phrase here is:“Or an affiliated terrorist group.”

This is chilling. It is jaw-dropping, rather. Why? It’s simple. According to multiple documents – such as the FBI’s “Project Megiddo” document from the late 1990’s and the FBI’s and BJA’s “Communities Against Terrorism” documents – we, the American people, are considered “an affiliated terrorist group.”

It is also interesting to note the hypocrisy which you have entangled yourself in. You have made it clear, upon the reauthorization of the NDAA with Sections 1021 and 1022 on December 31, 2011, with this leaked white paper concerning drone bombings, and with your countless public appearances regarding terrorism, that anyone who is affiliated – or somehow deemed a terrorist – shall be denied their Constitutional rights. However, have you ever noticed the glowing hypocrisy here? Your administration has openly aided the Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria (Reuters, Daily Mail, etc.) firearms.

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#2

Why is this news? People send him letters all the time. Heck, I’ve sent him letters at least twice complaining about various things.


#3

Maybe Obama will put them on TV and sign something with them standing near him…


#4

I think possibly because it is unfortunately rare that a high school student understands, and cares about, what is going on at that level. Obviously, this is a vast generalization, but probably true.


#5

I don’t know, man, because it is. Maybe one of the moderators will move it to the Cigar Lounge. Do you want to ask or should I?


#6

because the student was a paul-bot and paul-bots have to post every single thing that relates to their cult


#7

It kind of reminds me of the RNC sheep blindly supporting a party almost identical to the Democrats.


#8

Because Obama loves reading letters from real people during his speeches. What are the odds he’ll quote this one?


#9

Maybe he’ll offer to have a beer with him until one of his advisers puts it on his teleprompter that the kid is only high school age…