Obama: ‘Any Time Bombs Are Used to Target Civilians It Is an Act of Terror’

John Glaser, April 16, 2013

In condemnation of the Boston Marathon bombings today, Obama said, “any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror.”

Embarrassingly, Obama inadvertently described his own drone war as terrorism, given that he “counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants, according to several administration officials,” and has rejected the stipulation of disrupting an imminent threat of attack as a prerequisite to dropping bombs on large groups of unidentified individuals.




20 Responses to “Obama: ‘Any Time Bombs Are Used to Target Civilians It Is an Act of Terror’”

  1. This is just wordplay until Holder prosecutes Janet Reno for the Waco firebomb murders.

  2. Yes, this Friday will be the 20th anniversary of the Federal government's mass-murder of its own citizens (with the tacit approval of the Texas State government). I hope Mr. Raimondo or somebody here will do a piece on that.

  3. …except in Damascus when Washington's latest batch of "Freedom Fighters" set them off. Then when the Syrian government takes the violent measures any sovereign state would to put a stop to such foreign back terrorism, Washington's apologists who cheer on the destabilization of Syria pretend to care about "human rights".

  4. Indeed, Obama targets thousands of innocent civilians and kills them. They are Arabs living
    thousands of miles away. Our president has no moral center, as Noam Chomsky has said.
    It's very frightening to me, since my tax dollars are enabling this "monster" to keep on killing.
    And all those "neo-liberals" are cheering him on!

  5. Obama condemns himself. Say, would Israel's targeting Gaza be construed as "terrorism?"

  6. Ironic isn't it! because he's intelligent enough to know exactly what a thorough hypocrite he is and that MANY of us see him for what he is. That's gotta hurt hahaha, real bad. Those words must have cut the inside of his mouth when they came out. Unfortunate as the bombing was, it was the one situation that held the mirror to his face.

  7. Like this list of 121 murdered children mr obama?
    List of Children Killed by US (Drone Strikes) in Yemen and Pakistan
    [The following list was issued by Drones Watch on 20 January 2013. The names were compiled from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports.]
    By Jadaliyya Reports
    PAKISTAN:
    Name | Age | Gender
    Noor Aziz | 8 | male
    Abdul Wasit | 17 | male
    Noor Syed | 8 | male
    Wajid Noor | 9 | male
    Syed Wali Shah | 7 | male
    Ayeesha | 3 | female
    Qari Alamzeb | 14| male
    Shoaib | 8 | male
    Hayatullah KhaMohammad | 16 | male
    Tariq Aziz | 16 | male
    Sanaullah Jan | 17 | male
    Maezol Khan | 8 | female
    Nasir Khan | male
    Naeem Khan | male
    Naeemullah | male
    Mohammad Tahir | 16 | male
    Azizul Wahab | 15 | male
    Fazal Wahab | 16 | male
    Ziauddin | 16 | male
    Mohammad Yunus | 16 | male
    Fazal Hakim | 19 | male
    Ilyas | 13 | male
    Sohail | 7 | male
    Asadullah | 9 | male
    khalilullah | 9 | male
    Noor Mohammad | 8 | male
    Khalid | 12 | male
    Saifullah | 9 | male
    Mashooq Jan | 15 | male
    Nawab | 17 | male
    Sultanat Khan | 16 | male
    Ziaur Rahman | 13 | male
    Noor Mohammad | 15 | male
    Mohammad Yaas Khan | 16 | male
    Qari Alamzeb | 14 | male
    Ziaur Rahman | 17 | male
    Abdullah | 18 | male
    Ikramullah Zada | 17 | male
    Inayatur Rehman | 16 | male
    Shahbuddin | 15 | male
    Yahya Khan | 16 |male
    Rahatullah |17 | male
    Mohammad Salim | 11 | male
    Shahjehan | 15 | male
    Gul Sher Khan | 15 | male
    Bakht Muneer | 14 | male
    Numair | 14 | male
    Mashooq Khan | 16 | male
    Ihsanullah | 16 | male
    Luqman | 12 | male
    Jannatullah | 13 | male
    Ismail | 12 | male
    Taseel Khan | 18 | male
    Zaheeruddin | 16 | male
    Qari Ishaq | 19 | male
    Jamshed Khan | 14 | male
    Alam Nabi | 11 | male
    Qari Abdul Karim | 19 | male
    Rahmatullah | 14 | male
    Abdus Samad | 17 | male
    Siraj | 16 | male
    Saeedullah | 17 | male
    Abdul Waris | 16 | male
    Darvesh | 13 | male
    Ameer Said | 15 | male
    Shaukat | 14 | male
    Inayatur Rahman | 17 | male
    Salman | 12 | male
    Fazal Wahab | 18 | male
    Baacha Rahman | 13 | male
    Wali-ur-Rahman | 17 | male
    Iftikhar | 17 | male
    Inayatullah | 15 | male
    Mashooq Khan | 16 | male
    Ihsanullah | 16 | male
    Luqman | 12 | male
    Jannatullah | 13 | male
    Ismail | 12 | male
    Abdul Waris | 16 | male
    Darvesh | 13 | male
    Ameer Said | 15 | male
    Shaukat | 14 | male
    Inayatur Rahman | 17 | male
    Adnan | 16 | male
    Najibullah | 13 | male
    Naeemullah | 17 | male
    Hizbullah | 10 | male
    Kitab Gul | 12 | male
    Wilayat Khan | 11 | male
    Zabihullah | 16 | male
    Shehzad Gul | 11 | male
    Shabir | 15 | male
    Qari Sharifullah | 17 | male
    Shafiullah | 16 | male
    Nimatullah | 14 | male
    Shakirullah | 16 | male
    Talha | 8 | male

    YEMEN

    Afrah Ali Mohammed Nasser | 9 | female
    Zayda Ali Mohammed Nasser | 7 | female
    Hoda Ali Mohammed Nasser | 5 | female
    Sheikha Ali Mohammed Nasser | 4 | female
    Ibrahim Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 13 | male
    Asmaa Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 9 | male
    Salma Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 4 | female
    Fatima Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 3 | female
    Khadije Ali Mokbel Louqye | 1 | female
    Hanaa Ali Mokbel Louqye | 6 | female
    Mohammed Ali Mokbel Salem Louqye | 4 | male
    Jawass Mokbel Salem Louqye | 15 | female
    Maryam Hussein Abdullah Awad | 2 | female
    Shafiq Hussein Abdullah Awad | 1 | female
    Sheikha Nasser Mahdi Ahmad Bouh | 3 | female
    Maha Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 12 | male
    Soumaya Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 9 | female
    Shafika Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 4 | female
    Shafiq Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 2 | male
    Mabrook Mouqbal Al Qadari | 13 | male
    Daolah Nasser 10 years | 10 | female
    AbedalGhani Mohammed Mabkhout | 12 | male
    Abdel- Rahman Anwar al Awlaki | 16 | male
    Abdel-Rahman al-Awlaki | 17 | male
    Nasser Salim | 19

  8. Scott Horton without fail has an anniversary show: scotthorton.org. He has several interviews on Waco, Weaver, Move, at Antiwar.com/radio. Start here: http://scotthorton.org/?s=waco&x=-1239&y=

  9. Guest, if you drop me your address at akeaton@antiwar.com, we have some copies of Justin Raimondo's"In the Flames of Waco" left.

  10. “counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants"

    In that drones lack magical gender testing ability and military-age has been shown to cover everything from very young to very old, a better catch all phrase would be he "counts all bipedal hominids in a strike zone as combatants".

  11. He is talking about American citizen.., the other color children or man or women or elderly that killed by us mercenaries or us drones, or us militarism are not "civilians".., the live in another country.

  12. Shame on you liar and baby killer. The black war criminals are as savage as white if not MORE.
    Wipe them all off the whore house.

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  14. Juan and John: Obama Stumbles On Innocence http://blog.reconstructno.org/post/2013/04/19/Jua

  15. No sooner did the words escape Obama’s mouth, when I immediately thought of the 11 innocent Afghan children killed by a bomb just two days before Boston.

  16. …except in Damascus when Washington's latest batch of "Freedom Fighters" set them off. Then when the Syrian government takes the violent measures any sovereign state would to put a stop to such foreign back terrorism, Washington's apologists who cheer on the destabilization of Syria pretend to care about "human rights".

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