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Antiwar Radio: Pardiss Kebriaei

Pardiss Kebriaei, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses the revived Military Commissions and Obama’s broken promise about closing Guantanamo; the broken system of checks and balances in government, in favor of the Executive; the dismissal of the lawsuit challenging Anwar al-Awlaki’s targeted assassination, giving Obama the power to kill US citizens without review, oversight or challenge; the scores of “worst of the worst” Guantanamo prisoners who turned out to be innocent; and how the US government picks and chooses which laws of war are applicable, and which aren’t (remarkably, the conclusions favor US government positions).

Antiwar Radio: Pardiss Kebriaei

Pardiss Kebriaei, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, discusses the ACLU/CCR joint lawsuit against the Treasury Department for ignoring a request for permission to represent the father of accused terrorist (and U.S. citizen) Anwar al-Aulaqi, the dubious legal gatekeeping role assigned to the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the dozens of people on Obama’s extrajudicial executive assassination hit-list, why the Obama DOJ Office of Legal Council probably has memos that would make David Addington blush, the lawyer-free zone for Specially Designated Global Terrorists and how the post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force is now used as a blanket justification for U.S. military or covert action anywhere on anyone.