Extrajudicial Killings by Death Squad: Murder by Fiat!
Gary D. Barnett
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In the United
States today, the federal government, and in particular, the president
and the executive branch, have taken it upon themselves to decide
who is to live and who is to die. This is being done in many cases
openly, but much more so under the cover of secrecy. It is being
done "legally," and it is being done to achieve political
ends that favor the current official ruling class agenda.
and his official henchmen hold meetings behind closed doors to decide
over coffee which unlucky souls around the world, including American
citizens, should be targeted for elimination. The result of these
meetings is an official "kill
list," and everyone on it, all without any benefit of due
process, becomes a target for assassination. Barrack Obama, the
president of the United States, has the final say as to who is going
to die! This practice is nothing more than pre-meditated murder
squad is an armed military, police, insurgent, or terrorist squad
that conducts extrajudicial
killings, assassinations, and disappearances of persons
as part of a war, insurgency or terror campaign. These killings
are often conducted in ways meant to ensure the secrecy of the killers'
identities, so as to avoid accountability.
are often, but not exclusively, associated with the violent political
repression under dictatorships, totalitarian states and similar
regimes. They typically have the tacit or express support of the
state, as a whole or in part. Death squads may comprise a secret
police force, paramilitary group or official government units with
members drawn from the military or the police.
It is quite
obvious that the United States government is fully and openly sanctioning
death squads, and is practicing extrajudicial killings in order
to advance its political agenda of perpetual war. This is being
done officially, has been made "legal" by the government,
and the assassinations are being carried out by the U.S. military,
other government related agencies, including of course the CIA,
and private contractors.
Let us consider
some of those totalitarian rulers in history that have resorted
to official murder as an everyday practice.
had death squads, which today would be similar to the military drone
teams used to execute those targeted by the Obama administration.
These death squads under Stalin’s orders were responsible in a short
period of time for the deaths of over 7 million; 3 million of those
were children. Eric Margolis wrote about these atrocities in his
and the Ukrainian massacre. The U.S and others, including U.S.
allies, knew of these mass killings, but turned their backs to this
butchery. The official state orders given to the NKVD secret police
were carried out without question.
the U.S. kill teams have not reached the huge numbers of those murdered
by Stalin, but the concept and mission are very much alike. And
who is to say what will happen in the future given that this government
has purchased 2 billion killing rounds of ammunition for domestic
use, enough to kill each and every citizen 6 times.
during the preparations for the German invasion of the Soviet Union,
special mobile killing units, had the mission of "combating all
anti-German elements in hostile country behind the troops in combat."
That meant targeting individuals and entire groups, including Jews
and communists, for summary execution. They were the most cold blooded
killers of the time. This is similar to what the Obama administration
is doing with its kill list, and subsequent assassinations without
benefit of any due process.
have been prevalent in Central and South America for a long time,
and many of those killing events were due to U.S. involvement, whether
in support of brutal dictators, in its illegal war on (for) drugs,
or for other political reasons. The CIA and U.S. military have been
a part of and trained these squads since the 60s. Brazil, Nicaragua,
El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador, as well as many other countries,
had sanctioned killing, and kill lists were used by those in power
to target political enemies for extermination.
is just a very short list indeed, it does put in context the company
Obama is now keeping. Many if not most in this country will take
offence with any comparison of Obama to brutal dictators of the
past, but that will in the end be a fatal mistake on their part.
Killing is killing, and murder is murder, regardless of who is doing
it. When those in positions of power conduct secret meetings regularly
so as to arbitrarily decide who is to be assassinated, then a heinous
crime has been committed. Obama does not hide the fact that his
office is sanctioning these murders, and recently NBC News has exposed
a government memo, or White
Paper that is titled "Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation
Directed Against a U.S. Citizen who is a Senior Operational Leader
of Al Qa’ida or An Associated Force."
This memo outlines
the criteria that the White House uses in order to justify when
it can target an American citizen for killing. The reasons stated
are simply that any American in the world can be assassinated if
they are (or thought to be?) either a senior operational leader
of al Qaeda, or an associated force. This leaves open the option
for the Obama administration to kill any American citizen it desires,
all without any due process of law. In other words, official criminal
murder, this no different than similar operations prosecuted by
brutal dictators in the past!
preferred weapon of choice for the Obama administration’s assassinations
is the unmanned aerial drone. Killer drones are currently being
used by the United States military and CIA in many parts of the
world, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, but
they are most likely being used in many other countries as well.
With worldwide killings to accomplish, there are no limits to drone
deployment. To make matters much worse, 30,000 drones are expected
to be in the skies of the United States by 2015, so that should
make it much easier to target and assassinate American citizens
who happen to end up on Obama’s kill list. Am I an "Associated
Force" because I am critical of the U.S. government? Are you?
We now live
in a country where the political class has totalitarian powers.
With the stroke of a pen, the Obama administration now claims the
"right" to detain indefinitely anyone on earth, including
Americans. It claims the "right" to torture and rendition
those who are being held against their will. And now, this heinous
government is claiming the "right" to kill anyone in the
world, including any American citizen, on the say so of one tyrant,
and all without benefit of any due process.
Make no mistake,
with this absolute power, and the complete control of the police
and military, the Obama administration, and those who follow, will
do whatever is necessary to protect and advance that power. In addition,
the militarized police and the military itself, if given orders,
will shoot Americans on sight!
When a president
has unlimited power to arbitrarily kill anyone on earth, has the
power of a military and paramilitary force, and has the power to
send death squads anywhere he chooses to, all under an umbrella
of "legality," a totalitarian and tyrannical governing
system is already in place. The next step domestically will be a
substantial increase in police state tactics, and finally Martial
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has been a financial advisor for 25 years, and now resides and works
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