Greg Palast: The Drone Ranger: Obama's Dirty Wars
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Subject: The Drone Ranger: Obamas Dirty Wars
The Drone Ranger: Obamas Dirty Wars
By Greg Palast for Vice Magazine
Thursday, 13. June 2013
About the time Barack Obama ordered the drone strike that killed
Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki, the 16-year-old American kid Facebooked his
second-rate choice of hip-hop favorites. I say second-rate, because Abdul
was my sons age almost exactly, so I know the kind of crap they listen to.
Every Tuesday, President Obama personally checks off the names of people he
wants killed. George Bush, a bit more squeamish than Obama, never did that;
but Mr. Obama felt those decisions were the presidents responsibility: he
want[s] to keep his own finger on the trigger, according to one report. A
tidy, scheduled man, the President only picks his victims once a week, now
called Terror Tuesday.
Read Ricardos story in Palast's highly acclaimed book Vultures' Picnic.
Greg Palast is also author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires &
Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, The Best Democracy
Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse.
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