Suzanne Goldenberg, "More Than
80,000 Held by US Since 9/11 Attacks," Guardian, November 18, 2005
"The Obama Letdown," The
Wisdom Fund, November 26, 2008
Independence Day: Justice in America," The Wisdom Fund, July 4, 2009
Yvonne Ridley, "Aaafia Siddiqui: The
Truth About Justice," The Wisdom Fund, February 8, 2010
Ralph Nader, "As the Drone Flies: War
By 'Lethal Autonomy'," CounterPunch, September 27, 2011
Trevor Aaronson, "How the FBI's
Network of Informants Actually Created Most of the Terrorist Plots 'Foiled'
in the US Since 9/11," Mother Jones, October 9, 2011
Greg Miller, "U.S. Intends to Keep
Adding Names to Kill Lists," Washington Post, October 23, 2012
Joshua Kopstein, "Editorial: the one thing Congress can
agree on is violating your privacy," theverge.com, December 29, 2012
Craig Whitlock, "Renditions continue under Obama,
despite due-process concerns," washingtonpost.com, January 1, 2013
Glenn Greenwald, "The 'war on terror' - by design - can never
end," guardian.co.uk, January 4, 2013
Jonathan Hafetz, "The importance of European court's ruling against extraordinary
rendition: It's the first time a court has expressly found that the CIA's
extraordinary programme constituted torture," aljazeera.com,
January 7, 2013
"The Erosion of Civil Liberties: Why All
Americans Should Care," The Wisdom Fund, January 21, 2013
Ian Cobain, "CIA rendition: Report finds at least 54 countries co-operated with
global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11 attacks,"
guardian.co.uk, February 5, 2013
"US drone strikes:
Memo reveals case for killing Americans," bbc.co.uk, February 5, 2013
[Whether a person believes the official story of 9/11 which rests on
unproven government assertions or believes the documented evidence provided by a
large number of scientists, first responders, and structural engineers and
architects, the result is the same. 9/11 was used to create an
open-ended "war on terror" and a police state.--Paul Craig Roberts, "It has happened here: The police state is real,"
bbc.co.uk, February 7, 2013]
[Al-Qaida was too good at concealing imminent attacks. Therefore, all its
attacks would now be classified as imminent. . . . To save lives and win the
war, the meaning of imminent had to change.
The meaning of sovereignty had to change as well. . . . Under this
interpretation, a country infected by militants associated with al-Qaida
could consent to American military action, in which case the United States
was entitled to strike. Or it could forbid American military action, in
which case the United States was entitled to strike. Or it could offer to
oust the militants itself, in which case, if it failed, the United States
was entitled to strike.--William Saletan, "Editors for Predators: To justify drone strikes, the Obama
administration is twisting language and the law," slate.com,
February 8, 2013]
[The US prosecuted Omar Khadr in Guantanamo for not being a lawful
combatant. Exactly the same applies to the civilian CIA.--Morris Davis, "The law of war does not shield the CIA and John
Brennan's drone kill list," guardian.co.uk, February 8, 2013]
[But in our democracy, it can never be permissible for the president to
identify an American citizen for extinction, place him on a "kill list,"
authorize a CIA agent or military officer to kill him - and then refuse to
admit that it was done. Whether the killing is legal or not, accountability
is impossible absent a public statement of responsibility for the
act.--David Cole, "President Obama, did or did
you not kill Anwar al-Awlaki?," washingtonpost.com, February 8, 2013]
[The president may only lawfully kill after due process, in self-defense
or under a declaration of war.
The federal government only has the lawful powers the states delegated to
it. As the states cannot kill Americans without due process, neither can the
feds. Congress cannot create this killing court, and no judge on such a
Stalinesque court can authorize the president to kill.--Andrew P.
Napolitano, "Obama's Secret Court for Killing,"
antiwar.com, February 14, 2013]
Robert Fisk, "War on Terror is the West's New Religion,"
independent.co.uk, February 26, 2013
EDITORIAL: "Repeal the Authorization for Use
of Military Force Law," nytimes.com, March 9, 2013
[As combatants, drone operators are targetable at any time.--Aroop Mukharji, "Drone Operators: Soldiers or
Civilans?," theatlantic.com, March 28, 2013]
Glenn Greenwald, "FISA Court Oversight: A Look
Inside a Secret and Empty Process," Guardian, June 18, 2013
[Gen. Keith B. Alexander admitted that the number of terrorist plots foiled
by the NSA's huge database of every phone call made in or to America was only one or
perhaps two - far smaller than the 54 originally claimed by the administration.--Shaun
Waterman, "NSA chief's admission of misleading numbers adds to Obama
administration blunders," Guardian, October 2, 2013]
[What has America gained in return for $6 trillion and one million injured soldiers, many
. . . The Bush/Obama regimes have come up with various cover stories: a "war on terror," "we
have to kill them over there before they come over here," "weapons of mass destruction,"
revenge for 9/11, Osama bin Laden (who died of his illnesses in December 2001 as was
widely reported at the time).--Paul Craig Roberts, "What Is The Real Agenda Of The American Police State?,"
paulcraigroberts.org, November 13, 2013