‘World View: Resorting to cyber-assaults will come back to haunt President Obama
Obama came in with a promise to close Guantanamo Bay and end the torture and other nefarious practices which the CIA had pursued in Bush’s “War on Terror”. Instead, we seem to be going back to the bad old days of clandestine interference. .. The killing of Osama bin Laden was an act of assassination once declared illegal under US law as a gross violation of international law.
Using drones not only flies in the face of America’s own principles but causes deep and abiding resentment and anger – among the communities attacked and the relations of the civilians killed. …
Doing it in conjunction with the Israelis serves to lock Washington into a relationship of intelligence from which it will be impossible to break free.’