Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the short list you don't want to be on

If I told you our government has a list of American citizens to be killed, you'd say "crazy wingnut conspiracy talk!"

Well, here you go...

From a recent news report

As part of the operations, Obama approved a Dec. 24 strike against a compound where a U.S. citizen, Anwar al-Aulaqi, was thought to be meeting with other regional Al-Qaida leaders. Although he was not the focus of the strike and was not killed, he has since been added to a short list of U.S. citizens specifically targeted for killing or capture by the JSOC, military officials said.

I guess the "or capture" part makes it OK, but it doesn't sound like their first choice.

I hope that list is more accurately put together than the do-not-fly list.

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