Rajib Karim

Targeted Killing Timeline

A timeline!

I’ve been working on this timeline for almost nine months, trying to pull together the known dates about strikes against Americans, the evidence supporting the strike against Anwar al-Awlaki, the legal cases surrounding both targeted killing and torture, to which targeted killing is linked via the Memorandum of Notification, and Congressional efforts to exercise oversight.

September 17, 2001: George Bush signs Memorandum of Notification (henceforth, Gloves Come Off MON) authorizing a range of counterterrorism techniques, including torture and targeted killing.

September 18, 2001: Congress passes the Authorization to Use Military Force.

November 3, 2002: US citizen Kamal Derwish killed in drone purportedly targeting Abu Ali al-Harithi.

Late 2008: Ruben Shumpert reported killed in Somalia.

June 24, 2009: Leon Panetta gets briefed on assassination squad program.

June 26, 2009: HPSCI passes a funding authorization report expanding the Gang of Eight briefings.

July 8, 2009: The Administration responds with an insulting appeal to a “fundamental compact” between Congress and the President on intelligence matters.

July 8, 2009: Silvestre Reyes announces CIA lied to Congress.

October 26, 2009: British High Court first orders British government to release language on Binyam Mohamed’s treatment.

October 28, 2009: FBI kills Imam Luqman Asmeen Abdullah during Dearborn, MI arrest raid.

October 29, 2009: Hearing on declassifying mention of Gloves Come Off MON before Judge Alvin Hellerstein; in it, Hellerstein reveals NSA James Jones has submitted declaration to keep mention of MON secret.

November 5, 2009: Nidal Hasan attacks Fort Hood, killing 13.

December 24, 2009: JSOC tries but fails to hit Anwar al-Awlaki. On that day, the IC did not yet believe him to be operational.

December 25, 2009: With Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attack, FBI develops full understanding of Awlaki’s operational goals.

January 2, 2010: In conversation with David Petraeus, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh speaks as if Awlaki, whom he refers to as a cleric, not an AQAP member, was a designated target of December 24 attack.

→']);" class="more-link">Continue reading

Emptywheel Twitterverse
bmaz RT @davidminpdx: Fake radicals who've never gotten person out of prison casually dismiss reforms that get 1000s out. http://t.co/mQFKjZj7kw
1hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @CJMordock @walterwkatz @MikePerlstein How are the cops and prosecutors not facing felony charges? Amazing.
8hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @nigelduara @FateBrewCo @BPbrewing Been mening to check that place out. How's the pizza?
8hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz RT @Sheeyahshee: If corruption is the entree, is criminalizing dissenting speech & critical journalism an appetizer or dessert? http://t.co
8hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV @AllenDeLaney Over the scoreboard! Right fielder never took a step, just turned around watching it fly.
9hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV @AllenDeLaney And a steal of home!
11hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @yaelwrites @Sheeyahshee Shahid? Trust me the man is GUILTY!!
11hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz @yaelwrites Oh, it was my understanding that @Sheeyahshee is now a criminal!
11hreplyretweetfavorite
bmaz RT @F1Photo: Happy Birthday to Mario Andretti! Monza 1968, Mario's first F1 appearance. My dad's portrait of the man, magnifique! http://t.…
11hreplyretweetfavorite
JimWhiteGNV You can't fool @GatorZoneAlbert with those camo hats, Seawolves, he sees you in the dugout. http://t.co/VAMldQZFIY
11hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel RT @raif_badawi: Very Urgent: An official source told me that Raif Badawi maybe facing death penalty for apostasy again
12hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @DavidKlion Agree. Not his fault he's talking to real people. @Bourdain
12hreplyretweetfavorite
March 2015
S M T W T F S
« Feb    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031