Saturday, January 31, 2009

New NATO order: assassinating druggies

Der Spiegel has the story:

Order to Kill Angers German Politicians
Der Spiegel
By Matthias Gebauer and Susanne Koelbl

BERLIN, January 31 - German politicians expressed dismay on Thursday over the fact that NATO high commander Bantz John Craddock wants to permit the targeted killing of drug traffickers even without proof that they are involved in terrorist developments. NATO is trying to downplay the paper, saying it is merely a "guidance," but that's not correct...

The content of the order is explosive. It is "no longer necessary to produce intelligence or other evidence that each particular drug trafficker or narcotics facility in Afghanistan meets the criteria of being a military objective," Craddock writes in the guidance... (link)


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