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Obama’s “Rules” for Killing People with Drones

December 10, 2012

This video is re-posted from the Real News Network.term-planet-for-email_160

In this video, Michael Ratner, with the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses President Obama debating rules that allow him to kill extra-judicially anyone considered an enemy combatant anywhere in the world including US citizens and by logical extension, within the United States.

This discussion comes on the heels of a new report that documents the amount of civilians deaths, particularly child deaths, have occurred because of the US administration’s use of drones in the War on Terror.

Another excellent analysis of the US use of drones is the book Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050, by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt.

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