The policy of pre-emptive war and assassination got its big start after 9/11 with the Bush administration. That said, our “constitutional scholar” and “Nobel Peace Prize winning” President Obama, is taking it to a new level. Here’s a link and some very, very disturbing excerpts.
Drone me down on the killing floor
By Pepe Escobar
Jun 16, 2012http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/NF16Dj05.html… the United States of America is now outside international law - as rogue a state as they come, with The Drone Empire enshrined as the ultimate expression of shadow war.
Obama owns his newspeak-drenched "kill list". He decides on a "personality strike" (a single suspect) or a "signature strike" (a group). "Nominations" are scrutinized by Obama and his associate producer, counter-terrorism czar John Brennan.
There's even a drone caucus, with 55 Congressmen (and expanding), and a global lobby with 507 corporate members in 55 countries, the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International …
Americans must also worry about the Inland Drone Empire - as the pitifully unpopular US Congress and President Obama have now fully authorized their "integration" into American airspace by 2015; by 2020, they will number at least 30,000.
... this is all about 24/7 drone surveillance of large swathes of the US population via radar, infrared cameras, thermal imaging, wireless "sniffers" and, crucially, crowd-control weapons. You better monitor the skies very closely before you even start thinking about protesting. And wait for the imminent arrival of nuclear-powered drones, which can go on non-stop for months ...