ACLU Files FOIA for Obama’s Mass Murder Missile Strike in Yemen

From ACLU’s Blog of Rights:

Today the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information about a horrific U.S. missile strike that killed dozens of civilians in Yemen.

This was the Obama administration’s first known missile strike in Yemen, carried out with one or more cruise missiles launched from an American warship or submarine on December 17, 2009. The U.S. military reportedly used cluster bombs, killing at least 41 people in the remote mountain village of al-Majalah in Yemen’s Abyan province. The government was purportedly targeting “militants,” but those killed include at least 21 children and 14 women. Entire families were wiped out. It is the worst reported loss of civilian life from a U.S. targeted killing strike in Yemen to date.

…The U.S. asserts the right to use lethal force against suspected terrorists anywhere in the world, a claim that is legally questionable and deeply controversial, not least because killings far from any battlefield increase the risk that innocent civilians will die. Government officials repeatedly minimize or deny civilian deaths caused by the targeted killing program, but increasing reports of civilian casualties caused by strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, and elsewhere raise serious questions about whether the government is violating international and domestic law by failing to distinguish between civilians and combatants, and by using lethal force away from active battlefields.

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  • Rex in Australia

    I guess they can't blame THAT mass murder on the drone having PTSD. I can see, however, in the future that an "errant drone" attack could be blamed on a "glitch", or worse, those scary teenage hackers. Actually, they probably won't even bother with an excuse, non-whites with funny names don't count/aren't counted.

  • W_ThePoster

    Imagine where we'd be now if the Brits had employed this theology and technology against IRA terrorists…I think London woulda burned.

  • JLS

    So what happens when the government simply refuses? If The freedom of information act is law and the administration just disobeys it what then?

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    This insanity is absolute proof that the Obama administration has become a rogue administration.

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    This a complete coverup for what their really after, it's so blatantly obvious they try and cover it up by using terrorism as an excuse.

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