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Topic Title: Do Not Kill Registry' spoofs Obama's terrorist 'kill list'
Topic Summary: "Add your name to registry to assist us to avoid accidental casualties in our mission to make the world a safer place"
Created On: 06/22/2012 01:30 PM
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06/22/2012 01:30 PM
'Do Not Kill Registry' spoofs Obama's terrorist 'kill list'
By Michael Winter, USA TODAY
Updated 3d 14h ago
Responding to revelations that President Obama has an official "kill list" of suspected terrorists, spoofers calling themselves the "National Agency for Ethical Drone-Human Interactions" have launched an online "Do Not Kill Registry," Slashdot tells us.
The ersatz agency says it was "founded in September 2001" to "monitor and regulate the use of drones both domestically and internationally."
"Adding your name to the registry will assist us in avoiding accidental casualties in our mission to make the world a safe place for Democracy and Free Enterprise," the registry site says.
The registry is NEDHI's "first public program":
There is one big caveat: Signing up "does not guarantee that you will not be the target of a drone strike but only that an additional review process will be undertaken before you are labeled an enemy militant and added to the national kill list."
Would Dr. Strangelove approve?
Since the site went live last Tuesday, more than 12,000 people have visited the registry, with "over 1,000 actually signed up," the site's "operator" told On Deadline in an e-mail. The project was designed with the help of San Francisco Bay Area artist/programmer Ian Alan Paul, known for "experiments in politics, art & technology."
Two weeks ago, news trickled out that Obama, counterterrorism adviser John Brennan and Gen. James Cartwright approved and disapproved drone strikes against suspected al-Qaeda militants or other terrorists.
As a result of those revelations, plus details of cyber-attacks against Iran's nuclear program, Attorney General Eric Holder opened an investigation into leaks of classified information.
06/22/2012 02:34 PM
Yeah, Tawhore you have the shortest memory of anyone.
Posted 4/19/2003 3:36 PM Updated 4/19/2003 3:51 PM
U.S. holds weak hand in Iraq manhunt
WASHINGTON (AP) - So far, the U.S. government has been dealt a pretty weak hand from the deck of cards displaying its most wanted Iraqi leaders.
The U.S. deck of playing cards serves as its most-wanted list, starting with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein as the ace of spades.
DoD handout via Reuters
As of Saturday, the U.S. government has acknowledged holding the seven of diamonds, Lt. Gen. Amer al-Saadi, who officials say led Iraq's unconventional weapons programs; the five of spades, Watban Ibrahim Hasan, Saddam's half brother; the five of clubs, Barzan Ibrahim Hasan, another half brother of Saddam; the eight of diamonds, Hikmat Mizban Ibrahim al-Azzawi, the finance minister and deputy prime minister; and the four of clubs, Samir Abd al-Aziz al-Najim, a senior figure in Saddam's Baath Party.
Only one face card - the king of spades is dead - has been removed from the deck. (Related site: Defense's full deck)
As Baghdad fell, and the war turned into a manhunt, U.S. military officials identified dozens of Iraqi leaders they would like to capture and question.
To help with the search, they issued decks of cards to soldiers with names and pictures of those leaders. Naturally, aces and face cards are among the most wanted, and Saddam Hussein is the ace of spades.
Most of the other top cards are ranking officials in Saddam's security system. Intelligence officials say their capture could yield information about other leaders, Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction and the government's ties to terrorist groups.
A look at the top of the deck. The cards are ranked in a rough order of importance to U.S. military and intelligence officials. Top Iraqi security officials are face cards. Military officials are ranked below them, certain national ministers and advisers are below them, and regional officials are at the bottom:
Ace of spades: Saddam.
King of spades: Ali Hassan al-Majid, a member of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council. He is believed to have been killed by an airstrike in Basra. As Saddam's chief enforcer, he governed occupied Kuwait for a time and helped suppress unrest in northern and southern Iraq in the 1990s. He was known as "Chemical Ali" and the "Butcher of Kurdistan" for his role in a 1987-88 campaign in which chemical weapons were used to kill tens of thousands of Kurds in northern Iraq.
Queen of spades: Mohammed Hamza al-Zubaydi, a retired member of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council. He served as the security commander in central Euphrates region in 1998, where he repressed the Shiite population.
Jack of spades: Ibrahim Ahmad Abd al-Sattar Muhammad, chief of staff of Iraq's armed forces since 1999.
Ace of hearts: Odai Hussein, Saddam's eldest son. He has reputation for brutality and flamboyance, and Saddam's Fedayeen, a paramilitary force, was under his control. He also controlled information and propaganda in Iraq.
King of hearts: Hani Abd al-Latif Tilfah, director of the Special Security Organization, which supervised all of Iraq's intelligence and internal security services and paramilitary units that protected Baghdad, Saddam's palaces and Iraq's alleged biological and chemical weapons facilities. His brother, Rafi, is the jack of hearts.
Queen of hearts: Barzan Abd al-Ghafur Sulayman Majid, Special Republican Guard commander since 2000. The paramilitary force was assigned to protect presidential residences and hide Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
Jack of hearts: Rafi Abd al-Latif Tilfah, led the Directorate of General Security, which was assigned to monitor political activity in Iraq with the aim of keeping Saddam in power.
Ace of diamonds: Abed Hameed Hmoud, presidential secretary. He controlled access to his cousin Saddam. In the 1990s, he was in charge of several security portfolios, including responsibility over places where Iraq has been accused of hiding weapons.
King of diamonds: Aziz Salih Numan, Baath Party regional command chairman. As governor of Karbala and Najaf, he severely repressed local dissidents. He governed Kuwait during its occupation, from November 1990 until January 1991.
Queen of diamonds: Muzahim S'ab Hasan, commander of Iraq's air defenses. Before the war, his forces frequently shot at U.S. and British warplanes patrolling flight-interdiction zones over northern and southern Iraq.
Jack of diamonds: Tahir Jalil Habbush, director of the Iraqi Mukhabarat, or intelligence service, since 1999. U.S. officials say Mukhabarat operatives plotted attacks against U.S. interests outside Iraq.
Ace of clubs: Qusai Hussein, Saddam's son and likely successor. Younger than his brother Odai, Qusai supervised the Special Security Organization, Special Republican Guard and Republican Guard.
King of clubs: Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council. A longtime Saddam associate, he was placed in command of Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion. His daughter is married to Odai Hussein.
Queens of clubs: Kamal Mustafa Abdallah, secretary of the Republican Guard since 1999.
Jack of clubs: Sayf Al-Din Fulayyih Hasan Taha, chief of staff of the Republican Guard since 1999.
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