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Op-Ed: On the eve of another 9/11 anniversary


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On the eve of the 11th anniversary of 9/11, I am concerned that the greatest attacks on our country are from within. I am one who believes the events of September 11, 2001 were staged “false-flag” operations plotted, planned, and executed from the “Above Top Secret” apparatus of the United States government. There is just too much evidence to support this.

Today, there is a travesty of thumb-nosing to this nation’s Constitution and principles.
Two cases in recent days are examples demonstrating this as fact:

1. “Obama Lists His Five Criteria for Death by Drone”

From New American:
When asked by CNN what process he uses to make the life or death decisions to deploy the drones to kill a militant, President Obama listed five criteria:

First, It has to be a target that is authorized by our laws.

Second, It has to be a threat that is serious and not speculative.

Third, It has to be a situation in which we cant capture the individual before they move forward on some sort of operational plot against the United States.

Fourth, Weve got to make sure that in whatever operations we conduct, we are very careful about avoiding civilian casualties.

And fifth, That while there is a legal justification for us to try and stop [American citizens] from carrying out plots … they are subject to the protections of the Constitution and due process.

Examining this list reveals that in none of the deaths authorized by the president has any one of these criteria been met.

Lets take as a test case the remote-control murder of a young American in Yemen. What law authorized the murder of 16-year-old Abdulrahaman al-Awlaki, son of the American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was also killed by Hellfire missiles fired by a Predator drone?

Neither man (both of whom were Americans) was ever charged with a crime or permitted to answer for his alleged crimes before an impartial judge a violation of the fifth point provided by the president.
Read more

Editor’s Note:
The U. S. Constitution gives no authority to the President to declare war or to murder Americans for any reason.

And:
– ’37 people who protest at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse against the use of drones are arrested Friday [Sept. 7] “
By Dave Tobin / The Post-Standard
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2. Former Alabama Gov. fights for truth AND his freedom
Dana Siegelman on her father Dom Siegelman:
“Five years ago, my dad, Don Siegelman, was taken away in handcuffs and shackles. Many came to see his case as a travesty of justice [see CBS News program 60 Minutes]. It has been a tumultuous struggle within the court system and a huge blow to our faith in government.”

“Gov. Don Siegelman was the 51st Governor of Alabama, serving from 1999 to 2003. He served in Alabama in public office for 26 years and is the only person in the history of the state to be elected to serve in all four of the top statewide elected positions: Secretary of State, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

My dad was wrongfully convicted in 2007 in a case that Pace Law Professor Bennett Gershman called “one of the most egregiously bad faith prosecutions by the Justice Department ever. Numerous public servants such as Al Gore, John Kerry, and Wesley Clark believe my father was wrongly prosecuted and wrongly convicted.

The American Trial Lawyer Magazine has called Dad America’s “Political Prisoner #1.” The New York Times said my dad was charged with something that has never even been considered a crime in America, and CBS 60 Minutes reported that the prosecution team coached key witness Nick Bailey more than 70 times and offered him a deal to testify against my father.”

113 current and former state Attorney Generals from across the U.S. signed a brief to the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court saying, ‘There is reason to believe that the case brought against Governor Siegelman may have had sufficient irregularities as to call into question the basic fairness that is the linchpin of our system of justice.’
Read more and sign the petition!

3. “A Republic, Not a Democracy”
By Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
Read more of this very important piece

Posted by Steve on September 10, 2012 at 6:03 am | Permalink

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