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September 7, 2009

Nine years ago today

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on September 7, 2009

According to the 9/11 Commission report,

On September 7 (2000), the Predator flew for the first time over Afghanistan.  When Clarke saw video taken during the trial flight, he described the imagery to Berger as “truly astonishing,” and he argued immediately for more flights seeking to find Bin Laden and target him for cruise missle or air attack.

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1 Comment »

Comment by William R. Cumming

September 8, 2009 @ 6:41 am

IMO however “Successful” the Predator strikes they violate International Law and the “Law of War” and various conventions. It is fascinating to me that since Gerald Ford’s Executive Order prohibiting “Assasination” no Congressional oversight has been conducted even by correspondence nor a single Congressional hearing on that subject to my knowledge. Also the Executive Order, unrevised and unstudied, remains in effect but highly defective from many standpoints. Believe me sooner or later the Predator strikes will haunt the US through “Blowback” or other revenge or retorsion.

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