Obama Administration Admits Killing American Citizens With Drones For First Time
The Administration of Barack Obama acknowledged killing four U.S. citizens in “counterterrorism operations” abroad for the first time on Wednesday.
The widely-reported killings of the Americans — Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old son Abd al-Rahman Anwar al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan— occurred in Yemen in 2011.
The previously unreported drone killing of Jude Kennan Mohammad, a Florida native killed in Pakistan, was also revealed by the Administration.
The official acknowledgement was made in a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee members by Attorney General Eric Holder and sent the day before the President is expected to deliver a major speech on the Administration’s counterterror policy.
Americans Killed in Counterterrorism Operations
Sam Rolley Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.
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