Trampled by Titles: FISA, FAA, TPP, CTU...

Air Cascadia
program date: 
Mon, 09/10/2012

The Five Fingers of Death:

In his most comprehensive public comments yet on the US covert drone war, President Barack Obama has laid out the five rules he says the United States uses to target and kill alleged terrorists – including US citizens. The president has also warned of the need to avoid a 'slippery slope' when fighting terrorism, 'in which you end up bending rules, thinking that the ends always justify the means.'   Obama's comments were made in an on-camera interview with CNN's chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin.

 1 'It has to be a target that is authorised by our laws.'

 2 'It has to be a threat that is serious and not speculative.'

 3 'It has to be a situation in which we can't capture the individual before they move forward on some sort of operational plot against the United States.'

 4 'We've got to make sure that in whatever operations we conduct, we are very careful about avoiding civilian casualties.'

5 'That while there is a legal justification for us to try and stop [American citizens] from carrying out plots… they are subject to the protections of the constitution and due process.'



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