Today President Obama held an extraordinary event to announce that in January the US had killed two hostages in Pakistan. One was an American, a USAID contractor, the other an Italian aid worker. Presumably these two were killed by a drone strike as the US targeted what it believed was an al-Qaeda headquarters building.
This was big news, but what was really interesting — but not as covered by the mainstream media — is that other drone strikes in that time period killed two other American citizens who were accused of joining al-Qaeda. These Americans were not tried and found guilty of terrorism. They were executed on orders from the president. The Ron Paul Liberty Report today takes a look at this disturbing development:
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