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Brennan nomination exposes
criticism on targeted killings
and secret Saudi base

Washington Post, by Greg Miller and Karen DeYoung

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/5/2013 9:45:41 PM

President Obama’s plan to install his counterterrorism adviser as director of the CIA has opened the administration to new scrutiny over the targeted-killing policies it has fought to keep hidden from the public, including the existence of a previously secret drone base in Saudi Arabia. The administration’s refusal to provide details about one of the most controversial aspects of its drone campaign — strikes on U.S. citizens abroad — has emerged as a potential source of opposition to CIA nominee John O. Brennan, who faces a Senate confirmation hearing scheduled for Thursday.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/6/2013 2:40:16 AM     (No. 9160960)

A secret Saudi base. Known by the press....

FTA: ~~The Washington Post had refrained from disclosing the location at the request of the administration...~~

And, ~~The Post learned Tuesday night that another news organization was planning to reveal the location of the base, effectively ending an informal arrangement among several news organizations that had been aware of the location for more than a year.~~

For over a year...an ´informal arrangement among several news organizations´. How very convenient!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/6/2013 4:35:48 AM     (No. 9160993)

Like I´ve been saying the last few days,Obama has developed quite a working relationship with the Saudis who the left despised during the Bush years.Remember how they yakked about Bush shuttling the Bin Laden family out of the country after 911?

The saudis have one big interest in mind and that´s suppressing American oil production. Obama punished the living hell out of BP for their spill,scaring off other potential gulf drillers,not to mention the outright ban on drilling.They´re not even done with BP yet as they can pick any figure in fines and other penalties for the mishap.

According to legend,911 happened because the islamists and Bin laden didn´t like American aircraft bases parked in Saudi Arabia. Forget that now as Obama has secret black ops drone bases there.Suddenly the left isn´t bothered by that at all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/6/2013 7:35:29 AM     (No. 9161117)

It is pointless to listen to anything the left wing liberal media feeds us. They are liars and they are Obama worshipers. An occasional article mildly criticizing this Marxist freak does not make up for what these jackals have done to our country. May God forgive them because I don´t think I can.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/6/2013 7:43:40 AM     (No. 9161130)

An informal arrangement between several new organizations and the administration. Who knew?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/6/2013 8:16:12 AM     (No. 9161217)

I would not vote for John Kerry or Hagel. I don´t care about islamists. Let them die.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stryker714, 2/6/2013 8:25:07 AM     (No. 9161240)

Who cares if drones kill these people overseas? If they happen to be Americans, like Adam Gadanza, who have joined the enemy then so be it and too bad.

So the concern is that perhaps Obama is acting illegally; if parallels are correctly drawn between how he and Bush operate(d), then it´s not really a new policy.

Perhaps the real concern is by saying, "Americans", bamboozler plans to start taking out Americans in America with the drones. That could be true. Remember the table is set; he had America officially declared a battlefield not too long ago.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 2/6/2013 9:29:03 AM     (No. 9161400)

#6 has exposed the sneakily-hidden part of the O´tard program.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aria, 2/6/2013 9:31:36 AM     (No. 9161406)

Obama´s mentor Bill Ayers´ terrorist group calculated around 25 million Americans would die in their conversion from a capitalist to communist country - either in the re-education camps or otherwise.

Do we really think Obama cares about lives - especially with his votes on babies who survived an abortion? The man has evil inside of him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 2/6/2013 10:59:25 AM     (No. 9161671)

Tell us something we don´t know about collusion among the MSM outlets:

...effectively ending an informal arrangement among several news organizations that had been aware of the location for more than a year

We shall see if the "informal arrangement" is really "ending". To state the obvious, were Bush still in office, the MSM would have been all over this, and everything else Obama & Co. have done, like flies on a dogpile.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/6/2013 11:57:44 AM     (No. 9161828)

That´s what I was thinking, #7. An enemy is wherever and whoever Obama says it is...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/6/2013 12:09:42 PM     (No. 9161868)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairman of the intelligence committee that will consider Brennan’s nomination, released a statement Tuesday indicating that she believes the release of the white paper — which was apparently done without the consent of the administration — should quell calls for more transparency.

So, Democratic leadership feels that the release of a White Paper by a media outlet should eliminate the need for greater transparency? Is anyone concerned that this administration is more open with the press than they are with the American people?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: seenitallbefore, 2/6/2013 6:42:33 PM     (No. 9162527)

It´s been driving me mad. I´ve been an L-dotter for several but I still have no clue what FTA means.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: safesword, 2/6/2013 7:16:01 PM     (No. 9162570)

#12..From The Article...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: seenitallbefore, 2/6/2013 8:17:46 PM     (No. 9162631)

Thank you so much!

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