Obama’s extra-judicial, extra-legal assassination program.
None of these killings will be scrutinized because the FBI just claims they are all ISIS ties.
The shooting of Usaamah Abdullah Rahim in Boston is the most egregious example. Supposedly he was gunned down by police and FBI agents because he pulled out a knife when a group of them approached him on the street. Really? Is that plausible? Did we believe that story when they said it about Laquan McDonald?
The NYT also does a great job making it sound like these drone strikes are “surgical.” Yeah, right. God knows how many people were drone-murdered before the persons *allegedly* behind ISIS Twitter accounts were offed.
But the reader is left wondering… hmm… US agencies have to go to such lengths to shut down ISIS social media… Shouldn’t part of the strategy have been to have Twitter, Facebook, etc., just shut down those accounts instead of letting them run for many months unchecked…?
Look, if people are not going to be more skeptical about government claims regarding ISIS and terrorism, things are going to go from bad to worse.