November 16, 2012

Obama's Kill List Policy Demands Support For Israeli Attacks On Gaza

The Obama Administration had no hesitation in expressing strong support for the Israeli attacks on Gaza.  Probably because he already knew they were coming.  The fact that they were launched just days after Obama's re-election makes it all very clear.

Glenn Greenwald points out in yesterday's Guardian that Obama had no choice but to support these attacks and the extra judicial assassination of Hamas military leader Ahmed al-Jabari.  How could he do anything else?

"Extra Judicial assassination and killing of civilians nearby, often including children, is the staple of the Obama presidency.  This lawless tactic is one of Obama's favorite.  Killing with no due process.  For Obama to condemn Israel's rogue behavior would be to condemn himself."

Before Obama this savage and lawless weapon had been condemned.  The UN Secretary General has repeatedly said extra judicial killings are against International Law.  The British government made it clear that, "target assassinations are unlawful, unjustified and counter productive".

Since 2009 President Obama has escalated targeted killings and increased unmanned drone strikes and expanded U.S. Special Operations Kill/capture missions.

U.S. and Israel claim the right to execute anyone they want, anywhere in the world without limitations, regardless of how many innocent civilians they kill in the process.  But as the emergency rally in Boston organized by Northeastern University students cried out, "Resistance Is Justified, When People Are Occupied".

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