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Just Two Question on Obama's 'Leaked' American Citizen Assassination List: Why, and Why Now?

First of all, having been around DC types, contrary to popular perception, a lot of 'leaks' aren't leaks at all. They're either calculatingly leaked by the respective regimes themselves to gauge public sentiment, or to lessen the blow, or 'leaked' by a third party to give the appearance of someone leaking it.

Rarely do honest whistleblowers really get a chance to leak any info that benefits the public.

While commendable as Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame maybe, he worked for RAND Corp, the non-official official, public thinktank arm of the CIA, who actually worked on Vietnam war policies himself. And, as many Nixon researchers know, it was the Ruling Class' way of simply booting him out and throwing him under the bus; they care not who's 'in charge' as long as they get to puppet him.

And more recently, it's pretty much accepted fact by now that Cheney himself 'leaked' 'intel' to several NYT 'reporters' to justify Iraq War, went on a press tour and propagandized that 'see even NYT is reporting that Iraq has WMD's!'-meme.

So, seriously, WHY was the memo leaked, frankly, like the WikiLeaks State Dept cable, while it certainly provides a written documented proof of their internal memo, nothing in there is something that those of us who have been following the Drone and NDAA issues, none of this is 'new.' Sure, the public (who don't give a sh*t about anything else as is) gets a chance to see it, and some will repeat it as if they had some geopolitical revelation at cocktail parties or at their favorite hipster cafes.

Now, even Michael Moore who openly supported and funded oBUSHma's re-election, is now calling for 'justice' in the name of the victims, from the very murderous tyrant that he supported. Um, really?? No, really, really???

But really, why? WHY was this memo 'leaked' to GE's NBC/MSDNC, the de facto MSM propaganda arm of the oBUSHma Whitehouse???

And, how many POTUS admins have you guys seen that acquiesce to public pressure from the moment a 'secret memo' is 'leaked,' in this case, just TWO days after the news??

WHY?

This memo is being leaked because THEY WANTED IT LEAKED!

But why? And, why now?

'Worse' because Brennan's confirmation hearing is coming up. And remember, he's the first public oBUSHma official that made public of the fact of existence of GWB-oBUSHma's illegal UAV Unitary Executive's American Citizen Assassination Kill List!

Don't you guys think that is way too much coinkydink??

Why is this being leaked by the Admin themselves especially around the time that Brennan is about to go through the Senate crucible, making the Drone kill list a no.1 issue at the confirmation and several proceeding hearings thereafter?

So what's the effect?

1. They want to 'normalize' drone murders vs. American Citizenry?
2. Is the Ruling Class getting ready to throw the oBUSHma Admin under the bus? But what, immediately after re-(s)election that they orchestrated and fixed?
3. Is this part of Cass Sunstein's meme of introduce their own ridiculous 'conspiracies' into the public 'conspiracy blogoshere' to simply confuse and conflate... for the sole sake of confusing and conflating real facts?

All I know is this. The mere fact that oBUSHma Admin is announcing that they're doing 180 to now release the kill memo themselves, tells me 100% that this is an authorized 'leak,' under the direct auspices of the Obama White House.

And the fact that this is being leaked to the official White House MSM organ GE/Comcast's NBC/MSDNC gives them an extra 'legitimacy' cover to the liberals, because it's Rachel Madcow on TV telling them 'see, we're impartial! we're criticizing oBUSHma for illegal drone kills, now, even though we knew about it since the beginning of his 1st term! wooopieeee!'

Imagine if this was leaked to Faux News?

Any thoughts my DP peeps??

What I am pretty certain about? Tyrants don't suddenly grow a conscience or have a catharsis, suddenly, when they've been actively working to amass this much centralized power.

UPDATE 1:

Courtesy of Jerish321: Investigative Journalist Michael Hastings posits it may be a case of CYA.

As Hastings sums it all up succinctly:

Drone strikes expanded exponentially under Obama, from 52 drone strikes under Bush to the Nobel Peace Prize winner's 311. (Those numbers are just for Pakistan; the Obama administration has ordered 61 others in Somalia and Yemen.)

Obama And The Drone Awakening

The release of Justice Department documents is an exercise in “CYA.” “It's not clear that they have fully obeyed their own guidelines.”

Michael Hastings BuzzFeed Staff
Posted on February 7, 2013 at 2:16pm EST

A strange thing happened in America this week: The country started to show signs of outrage over the Obama administration's targeted killing program. The occasion: the leak of a now infamous Department of Justice white paper to NBC's Mike Isikoff outlining the legal arguments the administration has used to justify the secret killings of three American citizens — one of them a 16-year-old boy — since 2009. That memo became the basis for today's confirmation hearings of drone program architect John Brennan, the Obama administration's intelligence guru who is currently chasing David Petraeus' old job as director of the CIA. (Brennan reportedly was the first to tell Petraeus he needed to resign.)

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This is a way of conditioning the public through corporate media to accept the drones as "normal", "acceptable", and "good".

They're bringing it out in the open, and letting the media spin it.

What if it's not so much to

What if it's not so much to condition the sheeple to the use of drones, but more to condition them to the legitimacy of government assassinating US citizens without due process in the name of combating "terrorism"?

My (paranoid?) theory:

Government derives it's power from fear. We all know that most people will surrender much of their liberty to the government for safety from a life threatening enemy, regardless of whether that threat is real or just government propaganda.

Now the vast majority of Americans, including even many on this forum, accept the legitimate existence of government as a protector of the people. But no government is legitimate unless it is entered into voluntarily, so our government is by no means legitimate (at least not for those of us fully committed to NAP).

So now put these two truths together - the government obtains and maintains power from fear of enemies, direct enemies of the people OR enemies of the government (the "legitimate" protector of the people).

Thus "terrorists" can be defined both as those who would brutally murder thousands of innocent civilians in a world trade center attack, BUT ALSO as those who would threaten the government.

And who threatens the government more than those of us who point out the logical inconsistency of it's claim of legitimacy?

Folks, we are a half step away from tyranny.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

an interesting take.

"They're bringing it out in the open, and letting the media spin it."

yup, wouldn't be the first time.

of course, in a fair universe, this leaked memo, and since oBUSHma is confirming it via an admission followed by their own announced official reveal of the memo, this is CLEAR GROUNDS for Impeachment.

So, either he's so f'ng sure that can never happen (which with current batch of lunatic morons in CONgress, can't blame him), or he's got something else planned that will overshadow and dwarf any 'crisis; that's going on now: perhaps a false flag, or could be the mid April bond bubble crash that Keiser is betting will happen; hey, someone already is shorting it will happen, as per that Biz Insider article.

I've got a sick twisted ominous gut feeling, worse than ever before...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

duh

duh

msnbc = whitehouse mouthpiece
jay carney = will one day be an actual carney operating the ring toss
brennan = murder is great

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Yep, absolutely right. Always

Yep, absolutely right. Always trying to distract the public when something big is coming. Now I don't necessarily think this would be the reason but everytime one of the cases against Obama gets higher up the totem pole, I noticed big news usually comes out right before. Dr. Orly Taitz is supposed to show evidence of Obama using a fraudulent social security number to the Supreme Court on Feb. 15. When Obama posted his tax returns several years ago, the social security number was traced back to a deceased Connecticut resident. Obama never resided in Connecticut. It's interesting to say the least that everytime one of these cases gets closer, there's a distraction so the public won't hear the facts. The mainstream media will not cover them either. As I said before, these distractions could be for something else. They are attempting to inundate the media and public with story after story thinking it can't be handled and each distracts from older stories. But with 300,000,000 Americans, they can't distract everybody. And we aren't forgetting the facts already coming out. Remember in the movie Jurassic Park when the dumpy little guy threw a stick hoping to distract the venom spitting dinosaur? We're kind of like that. Throw a stick over and over but we'll be right back on you. LOL

They acknowledge older power grabs ...

in order to cover and distract the public from their current atrocities. By the time the media talks about the older issue unfortunately there's nothing we can do but condemn the results. Rinse, and repeat.

Absolutely

The Admin definitely leaked this. I think you are to something about the 'why'. We can only guess as to the 'why' but what is certain is that they were the ones who did the leaking.

My guess is if it was intentional...

that it was to distract our attention from something else.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

intentional leak?

Yep JoshArizonia, and there's always several 'something else's'

Could be the bogus SS# or so many people hot on the case of Sandy Hook.
Sandy Hook has been turned inside out, it was a messy job on their part.

Deekey

or to distract our attention from something that is in the works

or something that is to come...

False Flag? State-sponsored terrorism, or... as Max Keiser is betting... a mid-April collapse of the currency, via bond bubble collapse...

this is getting way too hot for comfort...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul