Cornel West says Obama is a war criminal for drone program

Cornel West says on the radio that Obama is a war criminal for the drone program because he kills innocent civilians:

The drone program is something I’ve said that I agree with in general, but I don’t like how Obama is using it to kill instead of capture. He’s not only killing terrorists, but he’s killing our ability to know what they are doing, in essence, weakening America.

That said, the drone program doesn’t make him a war criminal.

(via Radio Equalizer)

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  • Who cares what that frizzy haired, snaggle toothed jackass has to say?!

    • Sober_Thinking


  • las1

    Oh… Cornel West is just sore that he lost his friend Anwar al-Awlaki. After all Anwar al-Awlaki was just a younger version of himself complete with the glasses. He signed a petition against the attack. West hasn’t gotten over it.

  • unclesamnephew

    but Obama has and continues to violate the Constitution, with the “recess” appointments. Obama documents such as draft card, and social security cards, are also in doubt. no doubt in my mind he is a criminal

    • ladyjk

      It is astounding to me how we can have this man in the White House and he hasn’t had to answer the questions about his social security number or his selective service registration. There are problems with both which anyone else would have to answer to. He is controlling our lives, taking away our monies, taking away our liberties and he doesn’t have to answer to the possible fraud he has committed. I think he should have to prove that he did not register nor receive foreign student aid, also.

  • Rshill7

    Cornel West should be some sort of war criminal for turning so many innocent minds into mush. He is a drone with legs, who drones on and on about victimhood. Victimhood is only slightly different than Robin Hood. Any way you look at it though, he’s a hood of no good.

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  • sDee

    I’ve been wondering….it seems all these new order, global governance, UN/League of nations schemes always end up looking for a police force. While we’ve come close and are more than capable, the US and UK have always pulled back from this once it gets really ugly.

    Now these drones are interesting. Hussein Obama sends them anywhere he likes and takes out anyone he likes. No one in the world protests, and his legal henchman Holder, says it OkeyDokey.

    These drones may well be the needed global police threat. Just wondering….

    • OLLPOH


      Obama’s Utopian States of Marxism/Black Liberation/Critical Race Theory/Saul Alinski Tactics will come crashing down on us all, and not just America…and that is his entire manifesto, written in both of his book…

  • 911Infidel

    Cornel West is the craziest looking mofo, that I’ve ever seen on TV. He isn’t just butt ugly, he’s a$$ stupid.

    • Sober_Thinking

      So now he’s the butt of your criticism? 😉

      • 911Infidel

        Nah. The dude just has a head-space and timing issue in his brain-housing group. His head is so far up his posterior that you can’t tell the difference anymore between one or the other.

        • Sober_Thinking

          I agree with you… butt… you may have missed my pun. 🙂

      • crosshr


      • 12grace

        LOL! Funny comment, ST. Love it.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Thanks. 🙂

    • crosshr


  • 4Hoppes2

    I agree with you TRS, the drone program should be used to take out known weapons caches, high valued known terrorists where it would be impossible to capture them and even groups of terrorist cells where no other assets could be deployed. I don’t know of any legitimate reason to deploy drones on American soil we have redundant agencies right here for domestic terrorists, Mr. Dorner is a prime example. Also, to include Nixon in that mix is tantamount to excuse Kennedy and Johnson.
    As far as Obama being a war criminal, that is just one more grievance in a long, long list of grievances.

  • Islam_Sucks

    can someone tell me what the hell he was doing in Matrix Revolutions?

  • ryanomaniac

    He is right but for the wrong reason. He’s a war criminal against his own country.

  • Sandra123456

    Well, at least the people killed with drones were not waterboarded, thank God… they didn’t have to go to Gitmo, either and eat Fruit Loops.

    Drones are humane. (Triple face palm)

  • The Sheeple are slowly awakening.

  • The Sheeple are slowly awakening to the Reality of Barry Soetoro’s tyrannical reign.

  • Amjean

    Obama is a criminal in so many ways it is frightening. And, still the media
    fawns over him like he is a rock star. I suspect that even when the media
    suspects their savior is a charlatan they will say/do nothing for fear of looking
    like the silly fools and traitors to this country that they are.

  • Islam_Sucks

    Other famous things Cornhole West has said:
    “I gots to know” Dirty Harry

    “My theory is that light skinned blacks are smarter than dark skinned blacks”

    “Cocaine is a hell of a drug”

  • Rocco11

    Yes he’s a war criminal BUT he’s also black, and a communist, so they’ll let it slide…

    • 12grace

      They conveniently forget that he is also white.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I can see using them for surveillance of our borders and for watching bad guys overseas… even taking one out in a pinch. But, while I agree that all these terrorists should die, I think it’s foolish to kill them without getting information out of them. When you do, it throws their whole network into disarray when someone is captured – they have to pack up and move, members of their group are in danger, their infrastructure can collapse, they have to change their secret passwords… etc. Capture them, interrogate them, kill them. Simple.

    • crosshr

      those that were droned were may be in a hurry to see their 74 virgins. I mean, why surrender and shipped to Gitmo.just to look at hairy butt ugly goat smelly grown up male virgins.

      good news pineapple hair Cornel, lots of pineapple in hell

  • bjohnson55

    I am always amazed this guy gets so much press. Why would anybody be interested in what he has to say? I say move on, anybody have a good chili recipe?

    • Islam_Sucks


      3 pounds of lean ground beef (or turkey or sausage)
      beef broth
      1/4 cup chili powder
      1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 teaspoon onion powder
      2 teaspoons ground cumin
      1 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon ground black pepper
      1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      1 teaspoon paprika
      28 oz can of Tomato sauce
      Small can of tomato paste

      Brown meat in a big pot.
      Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and cook for an additional minute.
      Add spices and cook for an additional 2 minutes stirring often.
      Add tomato sauce and stir well,
      add in enough beef broth to get chili to consistence of your choice.

      Don’t operate heavy machinery or be too far from the head for at least an hour after.
      I also like shredded cheese to take a little of the edge off.

      • bjohnson55

        Dang that sounds good, going to have to get started on this right away. Thanks

      • bjohnson55

        Now here is a relavent question I am sure millions are wanting to know, do you soak your beans over night or go straight to the pot with them (very dangerous)?

    • I ditto on Islam_Sucks chili recipe, but I also add a can of V-8 juice 🙂

  • Kordane

    If they’re war criminals for killing innocent people as collateral damage, then every single leader who took their country to war against other countries are war criminals too, all the way back until the stone age.

    We bombed entire cities during WW2, levelling them to rubble. There were countless “innocent people” killed as collateral damage in that war, yet you only hear Cornell West criticizing Nixon, Bush and Obama. What about Clinton? How many “innocent people” died as collateral damage in Clinton’s bombing campaign in Yugoslavia? How many “innocent people” died as collateral damage in Clinton’s bombing campaign during Operation Desert Fox?

    This is just stupid.

    You can’t call people “war criminals” just because “innocent people” die as collateral damage. That’s not the definition of a war crime.

    Maybe Cornell West should read through this for a better indication of what a “war crime” is:

    • 4Hoppes2

      Kordane, thanks for mentioning Clinton.

  • B-Funk

    He’s against something king obeyme is doing???? I didn’t know that obeyme could do anything wrong in this jackass’s mind. That being said, I, too, am not comfortable with drones flying over America. I don’t trust this gov’t, and I never will.

  • sjmom

    If these drones are so good how do they end up killing innocents?

  • sjmom

    If the drones are so good how do they end up killing innocents??????

  • toongoon

    Busy day. I’ll just give Cornel West the benefit of the flout.

  • It seems impossible that we can’t have some sort of FISA-type court that could issue a warrant for the death of a terrorist. Even if time is of the essence in killing this individual, you could always make a legal case after the fact that the assasination was justified. However, I don’t know if there would be a lot of Federal judges willing to issue death warrants for American citizens who haven’t been given a trial. Perhaps the idea is to convict the terrorist in absentia and then get a death warrant based on the conviction. Seems that the president has a good amount of time before he decides to kill a terrorist, so why not use that time to build a quick legal case against the criminal? The ultimate irony in all of this is Obama’s and Holder’s desire to convict terrorists in crimnal courts, rather than to treat them as enemy combatants, which would allow them to legally kill terrorists on the battlefield, especially overseas. So now Obama and Holder are trapped by their own failed judicial policies. Couldn’t happen to a “nicer” bunch of guys.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Man, I’ve got to get my eyesight checked….I thought the headline read “Colonel West,” and I didn’t understand all the negative comments condemning him. I thought I had missed something that Allen West had done in the last day or two. Whew…..I’m glad I finally got that straightened out, I was worried.

  • aZjimbo

    More drones, more dead terrorists. That’s a good thing. Just maybe the only one thing barry has done correct.

  • 1endtimes2020

    No comment

  • Edward La Guardia

    He’s a war criminal because he kills without due process. If you allow him to have that power then where does it end? Killing terrorists from other countries is one thing but killing Americans just because you have a strong idea that they are traitors is abhorrent and despicable.

    Oh and by the way I’m sure most people don’t realize that drones kill tons of more people than just the terrorists when they drop their bombs. Thus, Al-Qaeda’s numbers have increased since drones began being used and when they are recruited and asked why they joined many of them cite the drone attacks that have killed innocent people they know.

    Let’s use an analogy. You are at a wedding and your nutty uncle who was suspected as being a terrorist to another country is in attendance. All of a sudden the church (or wherever you are) is bombed because that is where your uncle is. When the dust settles your parents are dead, your bride is dead, and countless other loved ones are gone and you are all alone. Don’t you think that would motivate you to join the force that is opposing the country that is sending drones? You would want revenge/justice for your loved ones who died tragically. Bottom line: drones should be used sparingly and ONLY when you are as certain as possible that you are killing little to no innocents.

    So, as much as I hate to say this: I agree with West. Obama is a war criminal and should be arrested.

    Remember Barack’s “Fundamental Transformation”. For every action there exists an equal but opposite reaction (Sir Isaac Newton). The Tea Party now has it’s own fundamental transformation called “Cruz Control”. The word “fundament” means the earth beneath us and to a member of The Tea Party, America’s most important political party, it means an “earthquake”. Our takeover of The House of Representatives in 2010 was no fluke. It was that little bird that follows a sailing ship as a sign it is nearing land. For our collectivist friends it is a time for pity by the average American citizen. The Democratic Party is running aground. Todat, Friday Ted sits it out for a bit having lost his voice on his latest “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” speech. Just as Jimmy Stewart proceeds to attack the senior senator who place him in The Senate, Senator Ted Cruz has truly attacked the hand that feeds him, The Republican Party. Karl Rove was last seen running around in tiny circles screaming “who the hell is this guy?” Now we must remember that the senator was a prosecuter and he now has Obama in his sights. He has “painted him up” and has his finger on the trigger. Unlike Mitt Romney, Ted will not fail to use any and all of the weapons handed to him by events. He is The Tea Party’s champion and we now can win elections at the national level. In “Deep Impact” the reporter for The Washington Post is looking up the meaning of “E.L.E.” She grows faint with death fear as it dawns. Senator Ted Cruz is warning the nation about “Extinction Level Events”. Such an event was reelected in November by an ill-informed public. The government-run media is attempting to take away the oxygen of our democracy…accurate information and Dr. Ted Cruz is responding to a “code blue”. With paddles charge up, he yells, “CLEAR”.

  • 12grace

    If obama would spend as much time and resources going after the enemies of America instead of law-abiding tax paying Americans, our country would be restored in no time.

  • 12grace

    Disarm the People, Unleash the Drones: The Feinstein Agenda

    Holder: It’s ‘Legal’ to Drone Strike Americans

  • 12grace
    • TimeForAnarchy

      Jam the on-board electronics systems. A little above my pay grade, though.

  • TimeForAnarchy

    Cornell………now THERE’S a credible source of information.

  • Knock Knock
    This is precisely what Obama has feared his entire life, a father figure taking him to the woodshed in public. Every day of his life Obama thinks about his real father who tried repeatedly to have him aborted. Dr. Benjamin Carson could have skewered him from the perspective of an adult but he chose not. As he sat frozen in his seat sweating bullets of fear and rage, he met his father, not as a drunk but as the good man he might have been, the one Obama dreamt of as a child. The good doctor quoted scripture and lectured him on his immorality in office. A malignant narcissist waits all his life for that knock on his door. Knock Knock.