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

Posted By John Glaser On April 16, 2013 @ 6:17 pm In News | Comments Disabled

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 [1],” and has rejected [2] the stipulation of disrupting an imminent threat [3] of attack [4] as a prerequisite to dropping bombs on large groups [5] of unidentified [6] individuals.


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[1] according to several administration officials: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/world/obamas-leadership-in-war-on-al-qaeda.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3

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

[3] an imminent threat: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://news.antiwar.com/2013/02/04/leaked-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-targeted-killings-of-us-citizens/&sa=U&ei=bgVuUZfcKY-64APnzoEw&ved=0CAcQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNGaC2SJBjvVwGRVlBXrCLPW7pNMsw

[4] attack: http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/04/08/drone-targets-reflect-local-animosities-not-threats-to-us/

[5] large groups: http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/04/24/british-legal-case-shines-fesh-light-on-civilian-drone-deaths/

[6] unidentified: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://news.antiwar.com/2012/04/26/obama-approves-cia-request-to-kill-unidentified-individuals-in-yemen-drone-war/&sa=U&ei=8wVuUcnQFuG_0AG2loDIDw&ved=0CAcQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNHApHOu-J0X0c4FUmQDHFBhC_mkLA

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