The largest undercover force the world has ever known is the one created by the Pentagon over the past decade. Some 60,000 people now belong to this secret army, many working under masked identities and in low profile, all part of a broad program called “signature reduction.” The force, more than ten times the size of the clandestine elements of the CIA, carries out domestic and foreign assignments, both in military uniforms and under civilian cover, in real life and online, sometimes hiding in private businesses and consultancies, some of them household name companies.Read more . . .
SANA, Yemen — I LEARNED that my 16-year-old grandson, Abdulrahman — a United States citizen — had been killed by an American drone strike from news reports the morning after he died.
The missile killed him, his teenage cousin and at least five other civilians on Oct. 14, 2011, while the boys were eating dinner at an open-air restaurant in southern Yemen.Read more . . .
Macedonian officials have admitted that seven alleged Pakistani militants killed in March 2002 were in fact illegal immigrants shot in cold blood to “impress” the international community.Read more . . .
The White House Office of the Press Secretary June 29, 2011 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/29/remarks-john-o-brennan-assistant-president-homeland-security-and-counter Remarks of John O. Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on Ensuring al-Qa’ida’s Demise – As Prepared for Delivery Paul H. Nitze School of … Read more . . .
Understanding American Foreign Policy“Targeted Killings:” U.S. Policy toward use of covert operations involving assassination Political Science 128 and 311Mary Baldwin College, Staunton VA 24401by Prof. Gordon L. Bowen, Ph.D.this page last updated June 7 , 2012http://www.mbc.edu/faculty/gbowen/AssassinationPolicy.htm This timeline reviews changes … Read more . . .
Washington’s Black Ops against IranExtensive range of covert operations envisaged by US Congress By Dr. Ismail SalamiGlobal Research, October 30, 2011 The US secret agenda for tightening its vice-like grip on the Islamic Republic of Iran has taken on an … Read more . . .
Assassinations of Iranian scientists Attempts to foil the Iranian nuclear programme from faulty parts to computer worms have been blamed on intelligence agencies Julian Borger guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 2 November 2011 15.23 GMT For many years US, British, German and Israeli … Read more . . .
http://www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=15554 Inland ARD-Tagesschau, Oeter und Westerwelle klären über gezieltes Töten auf Furchtbare Rechtsausleger Von Volker Bräutigam “(…) Die Internationale Sicherheitsunterstützungstruppe (ISAF) ist autorisiert, alle erforderlichen Maßnahmen einschließlich der Anwendung militärischer Gewalt zu ergreifen, um das Mandat gemäß Resolution 1833 … Read more . . .
On the offensive: assassination policy under international law Harvard International Review, Fall, 2003 by Kristen Eichensehr Originally promulgated in the time of kings when wars of aggression were the sovereign’s prerogative, international custom and later treaties prohibiting attacks on the leader arose from … Read more . . .
The Changing Law of Assassinations by Liaquat Ali Khan The war on terror is changing the international law of assassinations. Presently, the law prohibits all forms of extrajudicial executions, including state-sponsored assassinations, and requires that even the worst criminals be … Read more . . .
Targeted killing and the law of armed conflict By Gary Solis There is no consensus definition “targeted killing” in the law of armed conflict or in case law. (1) A reasonable definition is: the intentional killing of a specific … Read more . . .