During a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, several prominent lawyers testified in favor of the constitutionality of targeted killing of Americans.

Without any authority from Congress or the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration announced this week that, in coordination with other Western governments and Arab dictatorships, U.S. taxpayers will provide yet another $60 million in direct aid to the Syrian “rebels” — a broad coalition of foreign Islamists, mercenaries, Muslim terrorists including al-Qaeda, and other forces. Since the war broke out, the president has already spent close to half-a-billion taxpayer dollars propping up the “revolutionaries,” who have strong support from the highest ranks of the global establishment. Tens of thousands have already died in the conflict.

In an interview with ABC, Attorney General Eric Holder warns that the threat from home-grown terrorists is real.

Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Obama, said Sunday he was under orders during his White House years not to discuss or even acknowledge the existence of a "drone program." 

The Defense Clandestine Service is another step in the convergence of the military and civilian intelligence operations.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) threatened to filibuster the confirmation vote of John Brennan unless Brennan provides clear answers to the senator's questions regarding the prosecution of the drone war.

For the first time, an official of the U.S. government — Senator Lindsey Graham — has put a number on the death toll from the drone war.

House Democrat leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is under fire from across the political spectrum after admitting in an interview, among a host of other controversial positions, that she was not opposed to President Obama’s secret executions of U.S. citizens without a trial or even charges. She also claimed that, depending on the timing and situation, it was acceptable for the executive branch to simply “disappear” Americans — a wildly unconstitutional notion that even most Third World dictators would never dare support publicly. 

As Congress considers creating a court with jurisdiction over the drone war, the UN launches an investigation into killing by executive decree.

Following a series of similar widely ridiculed so-called “sting” operations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced last week that it had foiled yet another “terror plot” that, like virtually every supposed “terrorist” case in recent years, was created and managed from start to finish by the FBI itself. This time, the dupe was a 28-year-old California man, Matthew Aaron Llaneza, with a documented history of mental illness, who apparently believed his government handlers were helping him wage “jihad.” Critics, however, say the whole scheme smacks of entrapment and a waste of taxpayer money.

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