According to yesterday’s Washington Post, the Obama Administration is in the process of expanding the secretive program informally referred to as the “kill list,” intent on making it a permanent American fixture.
The new blueprint for pursuing enemies has been in development for at least two years and is named the “Disposition Matrix.”
The Matrix is a massive, ever-evolving database meant to go far beyond the current kill lists. More of a super-computing network with hunter instincts than conventional storage apparatus, the technology will allow for plans to dispose of terrorist suspects that lie beyond the reach of war drones.
More importantly, the Matrix marks the arrival of a new normal, a seemingly perpetual war against an ever-elusive enemy in the hopes of preventing another terrorist attack on homeland soil. Continue reading
N.B. Below is Part One of a three-part series detailing the demise of the antiwar Left, highlighting issues that have been overlooked by many liberals and the media alike. Enjoy.
The smell of bird shit seemed perpetually fresh, there were so many doves. As late as 2009, talk of impeachment proceedings for the previous President’s malfeasance remained more than a figment in the political consciousness of many Americans. After all, the preceding eight years had seen an unforeseen concentration of executive power, and with it, the proliferation of warfare abroad. Continue reading
A Google search for web pages containing the words “Obama” and “kill list” yields no less than one million results.
The controversial program, which President Barack Obama has used to target any individual deemed to be an enemy of the state — including American citizens — has appeared in every major newspaper in the country, and even graced the front page of The New York Times, who was extremely critical of it.
Don’t tell that to Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D – Fla.), who has never heard of the item when asked about it following the presidential debate at Hofstra University on October 16. Continue reading