Justification to kill Americans, dystopic riot drones & Iraq creates strange bedfellows
Abby Martin on the recently-published government memo authorizing the targeted killing of American Anwar al Awlaki, highlighting how the US distorts law to justify assassinating its citizens. Recent protests in Albuquerque, NM, call attention to the police department’s rampant abuse. Then, soon-to-be used riot control drones, capable of shooting paintballs and plastic bullets at up to 80 projectiles per second. RT’s Manuel Rapalo goes over a few of the most insane ways cartels are smuggling drugs into the US. Finally, Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis discusses how the instability in Iraq and Syria could potentially force the US into negotiations with Iran in an effort to stabilize the growing insurgency of ISIS extremists.