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Obama Bombs Yemen Hours After Winning Reelection

Posted By John Glaser On November 7, 2012 @ 3:04 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Not even a full day had passed before newly reelected President Obama ordered another drone strike in Yemen [1].

A U.S. drone strike targeted a group of al-Qaida militants on the outskirts of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday night, killing at least three terrorists, government officials said.

Huffington Post [2]:

 A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. If it were a American strike, of course, it would have to have been authorized by Obama [3].

The drone war violates both domestic [4] and international law [5], and the Obama administration’s vehement disdain for transparency in government is the only thing keeping it from public and legal scrutiny. Beyond the law, it’s terrorism [6].


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URLs in this post:

[1] ordered another drone strike in Yemen: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-11/08/c_123927106.htm

[2] Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/obama-drone-strikes_n_2089836.html?1352326649&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008

[3] to have been authorized by Obama: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/world/obamas-leadership-in-war-on-al-qaeda.html?pagewanted=all

[4] domestic: http://antiwar.com/blog/2012/09/10/the-laws-obama-is-breaking-in-his-relentless-drone-war/

[5] international law: http://antiwar.com/blog/2012/10/31/drones-my-lai-and-prosecuting-the-powerful/

[6] it’s terrorism: http://news.antiwar.com/2012/09/25/study-counterproductive-drone-war-terrorizes-civilians-in-pakistna/

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