Kill List Expands to Fascistic 'Disposition Matrix'
As of the latest Obama anti-constitutional "thou SHALT kill relentlessly and mercilessly" development, I’m becoming convinced neither did Hitler’s Germany.
According to Bill Van Auken of wsws, Obama is developing a new system to codify and STREAMLINE extrajudicial assassinations. He is calling it a “Disposition Matrix.”
Did you know IBM was a serious help to Hitler’s record-keeping of his vast number of victims and prisoners during the Holocaust years?
A new database is necessary apparently for the Nobel Peace Prize winner to organize the ever-growing names of intended targets for world-wide extrajudicial assassination by him from his White House, especially right now in Pakistan, but in no way exclusively.
Obama apparently has concluded drone-annihilating people is a nifty way to permanently punish some foreigners and terrorize so many more whom our country is not “officially”, even illegally officially, at war with. No torture or indefinite detention muss and fuss. Just clean and mean, well, maybe clean only if you are, say, 7000 miles away where the joy stick of death is operated from. Not so much clean to those targeted, of course, or witnessing the horror, but what the hey, what do they matter to Mr. Nobel Peace Prize?
Obama can also use the drones assassination program to punish troublesome Americans, as well. Obama is so-to-speak “drone-flying” in the face of our Constitution and the Magna Carta of 900 years ago, that Van Auken supplies, maintained that “no person could be put to death or imprisoned ‘except by the lawful judgment of his equals or the law of the land’.” One of the most profound and important rights we have -- HAD -- as American citizens.
With the corporatization of America one has to consider if a drone death-warrant is determined for an individual or group not for threatening the welfare of American citizens in any way, but more likely threatening U.S. CORPORATE PROFIT-MAKING INTERESTS ANYWHERE ON THE GLOBE. “US interests” stopped having anything to do with most of us a long time ago.
It used to be the physical welfare of American citizens our leaders took a serious oath to protect. Now it is corporate “legal” persons with their sociopathic wills and agendas our Congressional, executive and judicial representatives accommodate at EVERY turn. International corporate agendas serviced by our U.S. military -- our military enabled by an obscene number of our tax dollars and the blood of our overly-trusting mostly young adult children who serve as cannon fodder.
American and foreign blood has been and is being spilled, billions of gallons of blood, for corporate illegitimate aggrandizement globally by the Post-Morality, “might makes right” halls of American power. The halls of power occupied now by what so many deluded citizens CELEBRATE as a “lesser evil” president as they fight hard for him to continue on as leader of our FORMER representative democracy. Romney promises to be as bad, admittedly.
So many apparently due-process-less targeted enemies are on Obama’s horizon, foreign or American, thanks to to the advice of intelligence and military advisors. So many enemies to be torturously annihilated by U.S. unmanned armed aircraft that a database must be established. Obama as Van Auken stresses is “institutionalizing” his illegitimate, “extra-judicial assassination” program.
IN YOUR FACE, AMERICA!!!
(PLEASE, OPEN YOUR GOD-DAMNED EYES, AMERICANS!)
Obama is, incidentially, announcing this chilling expansion of assassinations one and a half weeks before the election. Wow! Talk about hubris. Talk about arrogance. Talk about confidence. Talk about adding the American voter as an "in the know" accessory and enabler of mass murder!
I suppose it is savvy of him. Obama the political gamesman, NEVER statesman. The announcement of his new deadly -- literally -- database is slickly introduced amidst the crony-hysteria around the specter of a Romney presidency.
I’m thinking Obama is one of the most diabolical people on the face of the earth. To me he is the "American Judas" with all those pseudo-left apostles minimizing ANYTHING he deigns to do. He’s even gotten American celebrities/heros working on his election behalf. Springsteen. Ellsberg.
You guys all right with this mass assassination thing?
Once again the amiably telegenic Obama contributes even more to the normalization of executive high crimes and misdemeanors as his team Democrat promoters remain deaf in a “bell jar” of stunning conscienceless-ness, lost to anti-Republican, anti-Romney hysteria. As they also oblige Obama, helped by a propaganda corporate media, by ignoring third parties who have serious and committed plans to re-institute democracy to America. Who are calling out the profound anti-constitutionality and immorality of Obama's choices.
This latest fresh hell from Obamaworld deserves serious citizen exploration AND attention though it is not getting it.
The intended targeted deaths perpetrated by the drone aircraft, incidentally, as recently reported by Pakistan’s prime minister, are only approximately 20% of those who are actually killed by the surreal and swooping drone raids. 80% of the victims are INNOCENT civilians. A ratio clearly okay with our blood-lusting commander in chief. An added consequence for any survivors of the vicious ambushes from the sky is to leave the civilian community in a “permanent state of terror” reminds Van Auken. No skin off Obama’s nose. But consider the burning skin as well as innards of his many anonymous and/or demonized and often INNOCENT victims.
A familiar M.O. for the drone attacks (for the joy stick wielders safely 7000 or so miles away) is hovering the craft nearby for a brief amount of time after a deadly strike, then returning it to the scene and annihilating any "good Samitarians" trying to help the survivors or collecting the bodies of the dead. Barack, is this what you call a “surgical” strike in your ever-expanding useful vocab of mendacity?
Van Auken mentions that during Obama’s third debate on foreign policy he “bragged about bringing alleged culprits 'to justice'" (and “Romney vowed to ‘kill them, take them out of the picture.’")
Obama, ever the overachiever, is earnestly ramping up the rate of deaths by assassination. If you are old enough you may remember the scene from the wonderful old Disney movie, Fantasia. Remember the “Sorcerer’s apprentice” segment when Mickey Mouse, an “aspiring magician,” "oversteps his limits" and the results are ramped up chaos of “battling brooms” and “endless buckets of water”? But in Obama’s case, make them buckets of blood.
Is he trying to win the war on terror one drone victim at a time?
If Obama is looking for a terrorist there must be a mirror handy in the elegantly furnished, drone-free zone White House, I’m thinking.
Just below is part of an excerpt I posted on the comment thread of my blog “Commander-in-Chef Obama to Serve Boiled Frogs or Lame Duck?” as well as the threads of two fellow bloggers on open salon last week.
I had no idea the fear and sarcasm I voiced within the comment would manifest itself within the course of a week. Even I didn’t see this acceleration of droning assassination coming so fast!
I repeat the money question of that comment:
There I was speculating on if Obama’s insanely troubling weekly killing rituals might escalate to such profound desensitization within him for him to addictively and exponentially expand the numbers of drone assassinations to more and more human beings, now mostly but not exclusively Middle Eastern. Strikes against those who thwart his imperialist and killing-addict’s will for a U.S.-dominated new world order.
I was right and it has come so very fast!
Obama has taken it upon himself -- violating the U.S. Constitution’s mandate -- to expand his presidential job description to “assassinator.” We thought we were in horrifying waters dealing with Bush’s “decider” identity to wage pre-emptive wars and institute a torture program, etc. Obama takes the Bush-style colossally evil aggression and sadism farther.
MUCH FARTHER EVEN THAN BUSH/CHENEY!
"WHAT?????", you who are still enthralled with Obama may ask incredulously! Or those of you who still defiantly and ridiculously label Obama the too soft, namby-pamby, bleeding-heart liberal socialist! Dear God!
Come on, libby. Bush/Cheney? Torture. Extraordinary Rendition. Indefinite Detention. Massive secrecy and coverup. Stop exaggerating by comparing Obama to their heart of darkness programs.
Reality for anyone willing to exit the “psuedo left’s” bell jar of Obama lesser-evil loyalty horrifies!
Obama is resorting more and more to secret drone-striking annihilations. Like the drone annihilation of Anwar-Awlaki, the New Mexican cleric, in Yemen in 2011. An American. Assassinated per presidential order. Sans formal charges. Sans exploration of said charges in a court of law.
Apparently Obama conflates HIS rubber stamp on the drone kill lists as “due process.” What an obscene level of hubris, arrogance and illegality!
Two weeks after Awlaki’s drone-assassination, his sixteen year old son was also droned, along with the son’s 17-year old cousin.
Really? That was necessary to Obama and his secret murdering operatives, too?
People have the right to ask what exactly Awlaki had done that warranted the Obama death sentence.
Also, they ask, what the hell had the son and his cousin done to be murdered? What had THEY done to warrant their Obama et al. executions? What thoughts and utterances of those kids especially necessitated Obama and his military and intelligence advisors to KILL THEM! Turn them into the proverbial “bug splats” in DESENSITIZED AND GALLOW’S HUMOR military drone parlance.
Those kids assuredly had RAGE against the U.S. for the massive deaths caused by the American military war machine over so many years. So many tragic deaths within family and social networks. I bet the son was heartbroken as well as enraged at the annihilation of his father only two weeks earlier. Little knowing how soon his own end would come.
Is that the criteria for being droned by Obama in Obama’s hubristic world as executioner? Rage at American policies seals a doomed fate?
No wonder Obama needs a database for enemies of the U.S. warmachine, whether foreign or domestic. And the more he drones on, the bigger that database will grow!
Ever hear of JSOC? Pronounced jay-sock. I get a chill just typing the letters. This Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command along with CIA paramilitary operatives and commandos have contributed their substantial powers, exercised under profound and craven secrecy as much as possible (which is not that hard anymore thanks to our corporate lap-dog mainstream media). This dark covert team Van Auken labels “the President’s Army” and an “industrial-scale counterterrorism killing machine.”
Aside from Obama, the other main figure we as citizens should be focusing our eyes on regarding this anti-constitution, anti-humanity drone/black ops assassination program is John Brennan.
Van Auken explains that pre-inauguration Obama was eager to name John Brennan as the new CIA director. But Obama had to surrender this appointment since, after all, Obama was being heralded as the champion of hope and change, and Brennan, alas, had been such a strong and dark part of the Bush administration. He was implicated as a major agent of the Bush torture, indefinite detention, extraordinary rendition, etc. programs.
According to Van Auken, The Washington Post declares that Brennan today has even more power in the Obama administration than the present director of the CIA. Consider, while Brennan has Obama’s ear he is NOT accountable, as the director of the CIA is, to the legislative branch.
Van Auken writes of how bound up the Obama administration is in MURDER, BRUTALITY, and EXTRA-CONSTITUTIONAL REPRESSION.
Van Auken writes of the INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF STATE ASSASSINATION.
The Republican and Democratic Parties BOTH are TOTALLY ON BOARD with this horrifying policy.
Will you be, too? Endorsing it with your vote for either legacy party’s candidate? Will you become an accessory to mass assassinations? One of the newest members of America’s MURDER, INC.?
Four years ago Obama made a discomforting and telling joke threatening the Jonas Brothers with predator drones. I didn’t laugh then, and I sure as hell am not laughing now.
Libbyliberal blogs at correntewire.com/blog/2957
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