Corporate news blackout as Obama designates John Brennan as the sole person in charge of designating people to be assassinated.
John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor was a name that you did not see on the Mainstream media today as they continue to run stories that serve to distract the masses from stories that matter.
Most recently he publicly spoke about the drone program calling it moral and ethical and just.
According to reports from the Associated Press, John Brennan has now seized the lead in choosing who will be targeted for drone attacks and raids and Obama has delegated him the sole authority to designate people for assassination under the United States top-secret assassination program.
Yes, if it such a secret program then why is the Associated Press running a story on it? Because it is only a “top-secret” matter of National Insecurity when the public and organizations such as the ACLU request more details on it than the propagandized reports the public is fed through the corporate media.
While this story deserves to have been put before the eyeballs of every U.S. citizens, it was merely a side note ran by the Associate Press that didn’t make corporate news headlines anywhere.
According to the AP, under the new plan, Brennan’s staff compiles the potential target list and runs the names past agencies such as the State Department at a weekly White House meeting.
At the same time ACLU lawsuits and requests for information about the decision-making process behind the government’s assassination program repeatedly get denied with the government claiming the programs are so top secret that they can neither confirm nor deny the programs even exist.
Just as the public demanded the release of the Bush Administration’s Torture Memos to expose the ludicrous rationale behind their secret torture program, we too must demand to know the legal rationale for a program that allows our president to unilaterally choose to deprive someone of life and liberty - without even being told they are charged with a crime.
Holder’s speech was a cheap attempt to feign transparency without actually releasing the legal memos that define the administration’s execution policy. We need your help to demand the Obama administration release the legal memos that purport to justify this unprecedented assassination program.
Sign the petition demanding the Obama Administration release the Execution Memos.
President Obama and Attorney General Holder:Link to the petition HERE
Americans deserve the right to know the full, legal basis for a program to secretly target U.S. citizens for execution without notifying them, charging them with a crime or giving them the opportunity to respond. This information must be made available so there can be an open, public debate.
We, the undersigned, demand the release of any and all legal memos pertaining to this program to secretly target and execute American citizens immediately.