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Monday, February 10, 2014

U.S. Wants to Drone Kill But Must Pause

Fascinating AP story by Kimberly Dozier on this brave new world: The U.S. has allegedly IDed an American citizen helping al-Qaeda to plan to strike USA and is ready to drone strike him dead but now has to go through certain channels--egad!--so must wait.  The issue, as usual, is,well, read on:

Four U.S. officials said the American suspected terrorist is in a country that refuses U.S. military action on its soil and that has proved unable to go after him. And President Barack Obama's new policy says American suspected terrorists overseas can only be killed by the military, not the CIA, creating a policy conundrum for the White House.

Two of the officials described the man as an al-Qaida facilitator who has been directly responsible for deadly attacks against U.S. citizens overseas and who continues to plan attacks against them that would use improvised explosive devices.

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