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Secret panel can put Americans on ‘kill list’ without any oversight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials. There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is…

Ron Paul: Assassination of Awlaki sets dangerous precedent

Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said on Friday that the death of al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki — who was born in the U.S. — was a “net positive” but it also set a dangerous precedent for future assassinations. “This is very, very dangerous, you know,” he…

Greenwald on Awlaki’s killing: The ‘Constitution burned and stepped on’

Salon blogger and Constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald appeared on Democracy Now! Friday morning to voice his displeasure over the United States’ killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, a U.S. citizen who was considered a radical cleric for Al-Qaeda. Greenwald highlighted the criticism that President George W. Bush received from the…

Yemen charges US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki

Yemen puts US-born radical cleric al-Awlaki on trial in absentia with 2 other men Yemen put a U.S.-born radical cleric on trial in absentia Tuesday, accusing him and two other men of plotting to kill foreigners and being members of al-Qaida. It was the first formal legal action by Yemen…

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