|Picture Source: "Magic Negro Watch" blog|
The irony of the current US CIA/ Military policy enacted in Yemen, Pakistan and various parts of Africa is not that these American government institutions go unchallenged (now) as they work as Judge, Jury, Executioner under the guise of "The War On Terrorism". The real irony is that they are announcing their strategy and (for some unexplained reason - which I can guess) the waves of protests for "Due Process" have evaporated.
I am not sure what news sources most people are viewing but I have seen news reports of drone strikes with mass killings in Yemen and Pakistan every 4 or so days over the past several weeks. In each case we are told that the targets of these "targeted killings" are "Muslim Extremists". The point that is missing in these reports is that the United States/NATO has affixed this label to them.
This level of concern comes as the 'terror trials" from several terror suspects out of Guantanamo Bay Cuba are in the news. Unlike those people who appeared in the video monitor from the drone - these people are going on trial to allow the facts to determine their guilt. Ironically we were debating "Military Tribunals" versus "Federal Court" access as evidence of due process. For some strange reason this is no longer an issue for the newly identified terror suspects. Indeed a drone strike is far more efficient. Its just that this used to be the position held by those who had no respect for the US Constitution or the Geneva Convention.
The news that Barack Obama Senior - former US college student from Kenya - was placed on a terror watch list by the US and British government brings the matter of "Self-Labeling" to a more personal and intimate level.
- UK MailOnline - April 17 - Revealed: The official fears US and Britain shared about over President Obama's 'anti-American' and 'anti-white' father
I have not seen any other opinion or news analysis show entertain the linkage between the present policies of terrorist targeting and these same policies that had once been applied to Barack Obama Sr .
As I listen to and read the various accounts of "The Criminalization Of Blackness" in the context of the "Prisoners Rights" movement I notice that too many of these people have shifted their eyes off of their past concerns about "The War On Terrorism", apparently comforted that this is now in good hands, and have returned to their domestic focus upon "American Political Prisoners".