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Obama’s DOJ Memo: It’s OK to Kill Americans with Drones

Posted by FactReal on February 5, 2013

NBC revealed yesterday a “newly obtained, confidential Department of Justice white paper that hints at the details of a secret White House memo that explains the legal justifications for targeted drone strikes that kill Americans without trial in the name of national security.” The Obama Administration won’t need evidence just an “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government to make the determination that “targeted American has been ‘recently’ involved in ‘activities’ posing a threat of a violent attack,” NBC reports.

As if that wasn’t odd enough, liberal media outlets are also reporting this. (See sources below)

The New York Times via WeaselZippers reports:

WASHINGTON — Obama administration lawyers have asserted that it would be lawful to kill a United States citizen if “an informed, high-level official” of the government decided that the target was a ranking figure in Al Qaeda who posed “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States” and if his capture was not feasible, according to a 16-page document made public on Monday.

The unsigned and undated Justice Department “white paper,” obtained by NBC News, is the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team’s views about the lawfulness of killing, without a trial, an American citizen who executive branch officials decide is an operational leader of Al Qaeda or one of its allies.

NBC obtained the memo and provides more details:

A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.

The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects abroad, including those aimed at American citizens…[A]t the Northwestern University Law School in March, Attorney General Eric Holder specifically endorsed the constitutionality of targeted killings of Americans, saying they could be justified if government officials determine the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.” […]

“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,” the memo states.

Instead, it says, an “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government may determine that the targeted American has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is no evidence suggesting that he has renounced or abandoned such activities.” The memo does not define “recently” or “activities.”

As in Holder’s speech, the confidential memo lays out a three-part test that would make targeted killings of American lawful: In addition to the suspect being an imminent threat, capture of the target must be “infeasible, and the strike must be conducted according to “law of war principles.” But the memo elaborates on some of these factors in ways that go beyond what the attorney general said publicly. For example, it states that U.S. officials may consider whether an attempted capture of a suspect would pose an “undue risk” to U.S. personnel involved in such an operation. If so, U.S. officials could determine that the capture operation of the targeted American would not be feasible, making it lawful for the U.S. government to order a killing instead, the memo concludes.

The undated memo is entitled “Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al Qa’ida or An Associated Force.” It was provided to members of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees in June by administration officials on the condition that it be kept confidential and not discussed publicly.

Read the DOJ’s 16-page memo here or here.

NYT: Memo Cites Legal Basis for Killing U.S. Citizens in Al Qaeda

NBC: EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

Take a Rare Look at How Obama Decides to Send Drones to Kill Americans

US drone strikes: Memo reveals case for killing Americans

Obama 2007: Can’t Just Air Raid Villages and Kill Innocent Civilians…
Obama 2013: Air Raids Are Legal, Ethical, Wise


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Obama Fake Concession on Birth-Control Mandate

Posted by FactReal on February 1, 2013

More bad news about Obamacare:
HHS Mandate: Another Offensive Update
White House comes up with new shell game to pretend it isn’t forcing contraception coverage

$9 Birth Control Pills at Target, Walmart
Rules for Obamacare Mandate Tax Issued by IRS & HHS (1/30/2013)

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John Kerry – The Perfect Rep. for Obama’s Destructive Agenda

Posted by FactReal on January 24, 2013

Meet the real John Kerry, who Obama nominated to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State:

John Kerry slandered American soldiers in Vietnam alleging systematic atrocities “reminiscent of Genghis Khan” during his infamous testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971. Kerry’s goal was to poison public opinion against the U.S. military, to force America out of Vietnam, and to allow the spread of Communism.

John Kerry 101
Kerry Remains Unfit for Command
Radical John Kerry

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Lies of Teachers Video Showing ‘The Rich’ Urinating on ‘The Poor’

Posted by FactReal on December 6, 2012

Using a crude image of “the rich” urinating down on “the poor” is the latest left-wing propaganda from a teachers union to advocate for higher taxes on the so-called rich. After all the excessive government spending, public unions still want more. Their addiction to taxpayer money is insatiable.

The California Federation of Teachers produced a video aimed to indoctrinate our kids by demonizing the rich, vilifying success, and inciting class envy. Proud socialist and multimillionaire (1%er) actor, Ed Asner, narrates the video that claims the rich obtained their wealth by pushing for tax cuts and by creating tax loopholes (which they equate to tax evasion.) According to the video, rich people’s greed led to the decline of schools, roads, public transportation, libraries, etc. The financial crash was also the fault of rich people, who later were the only ones who obtained government bailouts and are now blaming public employees for the fiscal problems in the nation — claims the teachers’ video.

These teachers thought it was a great idea to explain to kids the concept of “trickle down economics” (according to liberals) by depicting the rich (1%) urinating on less-affluent Americans (the 99%). Here is screenshot of that video section:

The California Federation of Teachers’ video is little more than unsurprising leftist propaganda, aimed to indoctrinate children with no basis in fact. Leftist, multimillionaire (1%er) actor Ed Asner narrates this video that claims the rich obtain their wealth through tax cuts, tax loopholes, and even tax evasion
Watch video here.

Clinton and Democrats Created the Financial Crash (More here.)
Democrat Barney Frank’s Legacy: Housing Crisis and Prostitution Ring
How Democrats created the mortgage crisis with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)

IRS: Taxing ALL Rich People Not Enough to Pay U.S. Deficit
Confiscation of Wealthy Americans’ Money Will NOT Work
The Rich Pay More Taxes…and Higher Tax Rates
47% Pay no Federal Income tax (CNN report)
Bill Clinton’s Tax Increases Slowed Growth
Soaking the rich will only cover 0.5% of Obama’s New Spending (The Buffett Rule)
Obama 2009: The Last Thing You Want is to Raise Taxes in a Recession (Video)
Low capital gains taxes benefit you
Illegal aliens got $4.2 billion from IRS using tax loopholes even if no income tax was withheld or paid.
97% of Americans Pay less than 12% Tax Rate
The top 1% of wage earners in the U.S. pay about 33% of all the income taxes, and the top 5% pay more than half of all the taxes

Billions in stimulus spending went to help bail out homeowners and education programs
Obama’s student loan bailout paid by waitresses and construction workers

The Left LOVES multi-billionaire George Soros who pushed for bank bailouts and bought politicians
Democrats love “Fat Cat” Lobbyists and spend weekend together in Miami Beach
Michelle Obama’s $10 million vacations paid by taxpayers while Americans suffer
Richest celebrities supported Wall Street protests against the rich
Liberals love crony capitalism
Obama rewards rich donors with state dinner at taxpayers expense

Public unions’ exorbitant lifetime pensions are destroying city budgets and homeowners
Public employees retiring in luxury on the back of tax payers
The teachers union and other public-sector unions invest in Wall Street
Average teachers receive $56,500 salary plus $43,505 in benefits…paid by taxpayers

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Obama Honors Marxist Leader Dolores Huerta with Medal of Freedom

Posted by FactReal on May 30, 2012

Yesterday, Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to longtime socialist-labor-agitator Dolores Huerta, who is an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) which describes itself as the “largest socialist organization in the United States.” Huerta co-founded what would become United Farm Workers with labor socialist César Chávez who was trained by Saul Alinsky and who was connected to ACORN.
During the ceremony, Obama said he stole the “Yes We Can” slogan from her: (Video)

And on a personal note, Dolores was very gracious when I told her I had stolen her slogan, “Si, se puede.” Yes, we can. (Laughter.) Knowing her, I’m pleased that she let me off easy — (laughter) — because Dolores does not play. (Laughter.)

Dolores Huerta to students: “Republicans hate latinos”
In 2006, Huerta said, “Republicans hate Latinos.” (Video below, mark 2:25)
As a typical leftist, Huerta failed to tell the students about the Democrats’ racist past, but she found time to promote class envy, illegal immigration, and communist dictator Hugo Chávez.

In April 2006, Huerta was invited to speak at Tucson High Magnet School in Arizona, ostensibly “to inspire students” who were preparing for crucial examinations. During her remarks, she exhorted the youngsters to march in protest of federal lawmakers’ efforts to put an end to illegal immigration, and twice stated that “Republicans hate Latinos.” At the same event, Huerta said:

“The average pay of a CEO of a Fortune 500 company is three million to nine million dollars a year. What are you going to do with all that money, right? I don’t care how much money you make. You can only eat three meals a day, you know. You can only wear one suit of clothes a day, you know. So the idea, a lot isn’t wrong so long as you use it for the people, like what Hugo Chavez is doing in Venezuela.”

Other video sources: Here and here.
Dolores Huerta Wants Distribution of Wealth
Huerta: “Organized labor is the only way to have fair distribution of wealth”

“I think organized labor is a necessary part of democracy. Organized labor is the only way to have fair distribution of wealth; it helps create a middle class. Without a middle class, there would be no democracy.”

Dolores Huerta Defends Castro’s Spies Imprisoned in the U.S.
Dolores Huerta Tries to Cover Up Fidel’s Crimes:

Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez and still serves as its “Vice President emeritus.” Nowadays she busies herself as an (unregistered) agent of the Castro regime lobbying for the release of a Castroite terrorist serving two life terms after conviction by U.S. juries on espionage and conspiracy to commit murder. In the parlance of the Castro regime and their agents (on the payroll and off) this terrorist and his accomplices are known as “The Cuban Five.”

Dolores Huerta Dedicated to the Marxist Cause
Who is Dolores Huerta?
● Honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America
● Huerta’s mother was a successful businesswoman who owned a restaurant and a large hotel.
● As a young adult, Huerta taught school (without an education degree) until 1955, when, as a single mother of seven children (she would eventually have four more), she launched her career as a political activist whose major objective was to radicalize migrant farmworkers, many of whom were illegal aliens. Huerta has acknowledged that when she was a young woman, her busy activist career caused her to be an absentee mother who ignored her parental responsibilities while she pursued Marxist causes.
● In 1955 Huerta co-founded the Stockton, California chapter of the Community Service Organization (CSO), a “voters’ rights” group. While there, she met the socialist labor activist Cesar Chavez and helped to establish the Agricultural Workers Association.
● Also in the 1960s and early ’70s, Huerta was an anti-Vietnam War activist. On June 22, 1972, she sponsored—along with such notables as Bella Abzug, Ruby Dee, Jane Fonda, and Cora Weiss—an anti-war protest known as “The Ring Around Congress”…The “Ring” was a project of the Communist Party-dominated Women Strike for Peace and other likeminded groups.
● In May 1973, Huerta was a sponsor and speaker at a Chicago conference where the Communist Party USA blended the Angela Davis Defense Organization with the Angela Davis Defense Committee to form the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
● Sometime around 1980, Michael Harrington recruited Huerta into the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, which … [later became] the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).
● In April 2006, Huerta said to students at Tucson High Magnet School in Arizona that “Republicans hate Latinos.” She also attacked the “rich” and praised Marxist Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
● Responding to critics of illegal immigration, Huerta says: “We didn’t cross the [U.S.-Mexico] border; the border crossed us.”

Read more here.

Obama’s Labor Secretary honors union hero Cesar Chavez
New cargo ship to be named after socialist Cesar Chavez

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Miami Marlins Manager LOVES Dictators Castro and Chavez (Video)

Posted by FactReal on April 9, 2012

What is what Miami Marlins manager, Oswaldo José “Ozzie” Guillén, loves and respect so much of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro? Does Guillén love how the Castro regime has tortured, terrorized, jailed, and killed the Cuban people to stay in power for more than 50 years?

Now that he is the new manager of the Miami baseball team, Guillén decided to insult all those victims of the Marxist dictatorships in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, etc. who now live in Miami.

Time Magazine reported:

“I love Fidel Castro,” Blurts Ozzie Guillen, the new manager of the Miami Marlins, in his Jupiter, Fla., spring-training office before an early-March team workout.

CBS Tampa reported:

Guillen told Time magazine that he loves Castro and respects him for staying in power so long…“The reason I say I admire him is because a lot of people want to get rid of this guy and they couldn’t yet,” Guillen told the Sun-Sentinel. […]

Guillen said he has never spoken to Chavez, but in fact he appeared on the Venezuelan leader’s national radio show twice in October 2005, when Guillen led the Chicago White Sox to the World Series title. At the time, Guillen said: “Not too many people like the president. I do. My mom will kill me, but it’s an honor to talk to the president.”

Alberto de la Cruz at Babalu Blog commented:

After Ozzie Guillen was quoted by a Time magazine reporter saying that he “respects” and “loves” Fidel Castro, Guillen and the Miami Marlins are now walking back the comments and attempting to put them in a context that would not seem so inflammatory to Miami’s residents. However, as the city that hosts the largest concentration of Fidel Castro’s victims, Guillen’s remarks, no matter how they try to qualify them, were certainly inflammatory and insensitive. […]

Hopefully, Mr. Guillen has finally learned the lesson that while …things are lawful, not all things are helpful or edifying.

Ozzie Guillen in 2005: Viva Chavez!
This video shows Guillen praising Marxist dictator Hugo Chavez. Guillen probably admires how Chavez has destroyed Venezuela, the once-prosperous South American country.

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