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Forum Post: The Kill Matrix “State-sponsored murder has killed so many people that it is becoming routine, bureaucratized and pathological”

Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 31, 2012, 8:58 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Dennis Kucinich speaks out

watch the video here or read the transcript below

“A recent Washington Post article contains an unsettling confirmation of what many of us have feared for years; the United States is establishing state-sponsored murder as a permanent condition of foreign policy.

“Three hundred fifty drone strikes by the U.S. have killed as many as 3,378 people including as many as 885 civilians, including women and children. Our drone strikes create sympathy for our enemies among the populations we bomb. Numerous academic reports have detailed that our policies are counterproductive and lead to increased radicalization.

“Yet, according to The Washington Post “targeted killing is now so routine that the Obama administration has spent much of the past year codifying and streamlining the process that sustains it.”

“According to these officials, the government expects to keep adding names to the kill list, now called a ‘disposition matrix.’ The Kill Matrix will continue at least another decade. The institutionalization of the kill/capture list should concern us all. This program has been created and expanded absent any oversight from Congress. With the Kill Matrix the ultimate decision to kill rests in the hands of a single individual: the President of the United States.

“Let’s take a moment to reflect. Targeted killing under international law is legal only under very narrow circumstances. Significant questions remain as to whether or not the U.S. is conducting these strikes in accordance with the law. Thus far, the evidence says otherwise. We have killed thousands of people. We have evidence that this policy creates new U.S. enemies, and our government wants to make this program permanent. We continue to kill ‘top leaders.’ How many times have we killed ‘Al Qaeda’s number 2?’ Will we keep killing until everyone who disagrees with us is dead?

“This short-sighted policy has been likened to mowing the grass. As soon as you stop cutting the grass down, it comes right back. Nations aren’t made of grass. They are made of people. Innocent civilians are being killed. We are not solving our problems or making the world safer. We are simply staining our own global image, undermining our ethical place to lead and descending into moral depravity.”

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[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Important post, Trevor. Well worth reading, or watching. Depending upon your computer's limitations.

"Damn this infernal machine!"

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (4648) 1 year ago

Stalin, Hitler, Vald the Impaler, Bush, and the up and coming Obama.

[+] -4 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 1 year ago

Okay. Please listen to me very carefully. Comparing Bush and Obama to Stalin, Hitler, or Vlad Tepes is stupidity personified. Try to not be so ignorant.

[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (4648) 1 year ago

A War Criminal, is a War Criminal.

[-] 3 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 1 year ago

Well said !!

[-] -1 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 1 year ago

No it is not. Stalin was responsible for the deaths of literally millions of people. Bush isn't. Obama isn't either. Of course, you leftists have always been enamoured with Marxism.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

What is sad is the rape numbers are outrageously high within the military... could you imagine what it is like in war torn countries?

This is an issue that needs to hit the national stage and solved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ifc_ongQFQ

[-] 2 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

It's been going on continuously non-stop since Vietnam. Now it's happening to American women in the military.

[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Another reason why I refuse to vote for pro-war candidates.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4648) 1 year ago

Agree.

Another Crime Against Humanity, another Weapon.

Unaccountable military contractors are rapping anyone and anything slower than them.

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[-] 2 points by jdjohn1990 (3) 1 year ago

The kill list is a confirmed practice which should be concerning because it begs the question, if this isn't confidential then what is? There is always something worse that they aren't telling us and here it is: The kill matrix is used right here in America. Domestic terrorists are place on the list and put under 24/7 surveillance. They are told that they are on the list and to obbey all commands which are given to them by agents. They tell you not to eat, talk, or run under threat of extreme torture. Agents always surround the suspect, they may use as many as 50 people at anytime. I am on this list and made it to mexico where i asked for asylum, i was refused and told that this was america's problem. I fear that no country in the world will stand against america's "justified" kill list.
Once domestic terrorists are taken, the agency replaces them with look alikes who assume their everyday lives. Look alikes know all information about the DT which is taken under threat of torture. I will definitely recieve torture for this comment unless i escape the regime, so please take it to heart

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago