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United Nations: Targeting Wikileaks Founder With Drone Strike Criminal Violation of Human Rights

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Targeting or “taking out” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange via military drone strike would be a criminal violation of international human rights laws, a United Nations envoy said Monday.

“A State could theoretically seek to justify the use of drones by invoking the right to anticipatory self-defence against a non-state actor and by arguing that it had no means to capture their targets or cause another state to capture the target,” said Dr. Agnes Callamard, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions during an interview with True Pundit. “To do so, the State would have to demonstrate an ‘instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means and no moment of deliberation’ necessity. This is not only a very high threshold to meet; it is also impossible to see how this could be used or justified in the case of Mr. Julian Assange.”

Dr. Callamard’s statements come on the heels of a scathing published account by True Pundit detailing that in 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly asked top aides if it was possible to use a drone strike against Assange. Dr. Callamard said she had no knowledge of the assertions contained in the True Pundit story regarding the State Department. Dr. Callamard, however, did draw on her expertise to help bring clarity to an otherwise complex and controversial issue, stating “the use of drones for targeted killing outside the context of armed conflict, is almost never likely to be legal and to meet human rights law limitations on the use of lethal force.”

Dr. Callamard, an expert on human rights and humanitarian work globally, in civil society organizations, the United Nations and in academia. Prior to her post at the UN, Dr. Callamard spent nine years as the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, the international human rights organization promoting freedom of expression globally. Dr. Callamard also serves as director of Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression initiative.

From the original True Pundit story:

Clinton’s State Department was getting pressure from President Obama and his White House inner circle, as well as heads of state internationally, to try and cutoff Assange’s delivery of the cables and if that effort failed, then to forge a strategy to minimize the administration’s public embarrassment over the contents of the cables. Hence, Clinton’s early morning November meeting of State’s top brass who floated various proposals to stop, slow or spin the Wikileaks contamination. That is when a frustrated Clinton, sources said, at some point blurted out a controversial query.

“Can’t we just drone this guy?” Clinton openly inquired, offering a simple remedy to silence Assange and smother Wikileaks via a planned military drone strike, according to State Department sources. The statement drew laughter from the room which quickly died off when the Secretary kept talking in a terse manner, sources said. Clinton said Assange, after all, was a relatively soft target, “walking around” freely and thumbing his nose without any fear of reprisals from the United States. Clinton was upset about Assange’s previous 2010 records releases, divulging secret U.S. documents about the war in Afghanistan in July and the war in Iraq just a month earlier in October, sources said. At that time in 2010, Assange was relatively free and not living cloistered in in the embassy of Ecuador in London. Prior to 2010, Assange focused Wikileaks’ efforts on countries outside the United States but now under Clinton and Obama, Assange was hammering America with an unparalleled third sweeping Wikileaks document dump in five months. Clinton was fuming, sources said, as each State Department cable dispatched during the Obama administration was signed by her.

“As importantly, and as repeatedly demonstrated in the context of armed conflicts, the accuracy of drones killings leave a lot to be desired, resulting in collateral civilian deaths and injuries,” Dr. Callamrd said. “This is a risk that cannot be justified under international human rights law — in contrast with international humanitarian law: drone killing of anyone other than the target, such as family members, friends, passers-by, would amount to an arbitrary deprivation of life, that is a violation of human rights law, and could result in State responsibility and individual criminal liability.”


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  • MediaMike

    Try, convict, and shoot. That’s how we deal with treason. Not Assange, Hitlery.

  • Jesse Blenn

    See what is REALLY happening with Hillary and why she won’t last long. Youtube Hillary Clinton is Dying by Jesse Blenn. Note the updates in comments. The youngest Hillary Clone is now 91.4 years old energétically and aging fast.


    More and more MILITARY personnel are convinced if Clinton is elected she WILL UNDOUBTEDLY START WW3….

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  • huntress

    Does anyone not understand how dangerous this nutjob, hag, hitlery is??

  • Rich Shepard

    Do you think Hillary cares? She’s already been broken the law with impunity and not been charged.

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  • Jay B

    the western media is struggling hard right now with corruption. The people are crying out, especially the Americans. As a free thinking Canadian, I hope their voice is strong. MAGA.

  • Desertwhale

    It boggles my mind how the sheep minded left can just ignore how bad this woman is. Can’t wait to taste their salty tears when Trump wins in a landslide.

  • uɐɯǝʇɐq ʞɔᴉɹʇɐԀ

    In case you haven’t noticed, Obama is trying to do that for her.

    Trump wins, WW3 in December, suspend laws so that Obama stays in power. That’s certainly on their minds.

  • Izzy Silverstein

    Can’t we just drone that bitch?

  • Jon Scholl

    Obama don’t have that kind of power…

  • Jon Scholl

    Okay Trump allies WIKILEAKS IS GETTING READY TO DUMP it’s Oct surprise!! Trump unleashes the hammer at recent rally against #Killery!!

    It’s time to build an Army whatever it takes, to take Hillary down and take this country back or will be seeing the UN in are streets! This is real we need to group people together not online but in communities so we can fight back

    Share (Scott Jaymes Binsack) FB page he’s a major allie and knows what’s going on with WIKILEAKS!

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  • Buster000

    Obama administration using a drone strike to kill American Anwar al-Awlaki and then two weeks later another to kill his 16 year old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki are also war crimes. What do you think will ever become of that?

  • Teebo

    Hillary will start WW3 , She is being funded in large by the Saudis who want the Qatar pipeline in Syria. Russia is in Syria to protect it’s financial life line of their oil pipeline that feeds Europe. Russia was invited into Syria by Assad who was ELECTED, so America is backing and siding with the Saudis and whomever they fund and arm (It’s ISIS) instead of fighting ISIS. This is a complete clusterf@#K what is going on in Syria, and you better believe that Hillary will start WW3 because whatever the Saudi’s want, they are going to get. The Russians are conducting massive drills over the next couple days, moving civilians into bunkers we’re going to be extra crispy. YOYO (Your on your own).

  • Matt C

    Tell that to Obama and his DOJ, FBI and other departments.

  • MM132

    Why do you think this? We are probably further away from a WW3 than we have been since the end of WW2.

  • Will

    WW3 would be CW2 if that happens.

  • wikkiwikki

    Are you serious? What kind of wonderland do you live in? We are literally walking on eggshells under this current presidency. Our very existence will be wiped off the face of the earth if Hillary wins. Russia hates her. China hates her. North Korea would love a woman in charge, so that they feel empowered. I mean you have got to be on some next level drugs if you think we are safer than we’ve been since ww2.

  • Tripin S

    They would kick Obama out, nobody in the Military wants him.

  • CommentorinChief

    But Obama told us not too long ago that we are currently in the most peaceful time ever in modern history. Surely he wouldn’t lie about that or be ignorant of history.

  • MM132

    The comment I’m referring to doesn’t mention Hillary at all. Why are you bringing up Hillary?

  • Nguamlam

    Should we give up on the Nobel peace prize – or just award it posthumously?

  • Yeghia Elvis

    You are blind. we are on the very precipice of ww3. Everyone with a brain has been talking about and reporting on it for years.

  • UniteAgainstIslamofascism

    “Whatever it takes”.

  • Wary Independent

    Have spoken to people in Europe & Russia? You are seriously misinformed.

  • Eldjr

    If GWB had said this, even if not documented [Right, Mr. Rather?], it would be the lead-line featured on every Progressive media outlet for the next four weeks.

    What do we get from the “Mainstream” limpet Press?


  • Templewind

    Where do you get that China hates Clinton?

  • thomas
  • rodnchance

    Good Gosh the idiocy it takes to believe this story is astounding…Not one fact is presented to verify the tale but then of course facts are not required for a sadly pre-conditioned, large segment of society.

  • Charlene Rollins

    Its a shame she has more power than Obama.

  • james smith

    She scares the shit out of me, it will be a sad day in America if Hillary becomes present

  • james smith

    it will be a sad day in America if Hillary becomes present

  • Black Magic

    to be completely honest, yes. We are. The cold war never ended, it cooled off for a while, while the players changed. Its no longer the USSR, instead its Russia, and the hotbed isnt Europe, but Syria. Where both armies are at war. Where one. single. mistake. could cause the keg to blow. Its a downright miracle that Turkey didnt get the ball rolling when they shot down that Sukhoi last year.

  • sustainearth

    “The issues at stake are hardly abstract. The United States is currently engaged in active wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. It has deployed troops on the Russian border, played push –and-shove with China in Asia, and greatly extended its military footprint on the African continent. It would not be an exaggeration to say—as former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry has recently done—that the world is a more dangerous place today than it was during darkest times of the Cold War.”

  • Miro Rodozov

    I’ve said inb4 some time ago that i expect republican morons to start citing wikileaks, a source they have said about in the past being operated by a liar and terrorist. The only reason is that now is that they think wikileaks serves them while in fact they, the so called republicans doesn’t have a clue wikileaks serves Putin’s agenda – i’m not even sure why. In the past wikileaks was a great source of leaks, now they leak only those in favor of a single person aaaand thats why they’ve lost credibility lately. Good luck moron republicans with your candidate Orange J. Cunt – bring Stalin to power in the US, Putin is counting on you 🙂

  • Patricia Harrington

    Hillary called for a violation of UN policy, I hope they throw us out of this organization.

  • Richard A. Wells

    Even discussing this, as Clinton obviously has done, is a felony conspiracy, under the UN Charter, if anyone had the balls to indite her and her co-conspirators, besides me.

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  • *A Girl Can Dream*

    Yes he does. And he likely already has his target. The media, hillary, and democrats across the board have been softening us up to the idea of a Russian attack. They blame Russia for everything from isis to the DNC hack (without one bit of proof). Russia is set to stop using the US dollar and move to anot alternative to the petrodollar to sell their oil to European countries. We need them to use the usd, so we will have to bring them to heel. Maybe I’m wrong but it seems like we’ve been headed this way since before ukraine. Putin used ukraine as a way to get sanctions. Obama issued sanctions so putin couldn’t sell his fuel with usd. His fuel was needed so he had to find a work around, Obama made him after all. Now obama realizes he’s been played and his administration is freaking out. We are encouraging discourse with russia. It’s a trap.

  • *A Girl Can Dream*

    China loves the clintons. They are on board with the new new world order. China hated the old new world order which was a US plan.

    Russia didnt hate her before she started blaming them. They actually made deals with the clintons. Now they hate her because the clintons are globalists stooges. Russia is a nationalist state and very patriotic. They hate globalist.

    North Korea doesn’t give a shit what we do, as long as we don’t invade on their right to be assholes or use our nukes.

    We are already in world War 3. We have been for a while. We are just fighting them by proxy. We’ve done it in Latin America. Did it in libya. Doing it in syria and ukraine right now. And we have foreign soldiers being brought in in droves to attack us in western nations little by little until both our will and our system is broken. It’s a war now. We are just too busy watching cat videos, talking about a dead gorilla, and fighting perves in bathrooms to see it.

  • W. Roberts

    What’s a United Nations…?

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  • juda

    usa…Actually we are, illegally in WW111. It just looks different because our warring is so spread out across the globe. What will cause the announcement of WW111, legally, is a false flag that works well enough to get Congress to declare war or a ‘police action’ (Korea). Then this necessary legality will allow for the draft to be used. We are in so many places whom we would call war against I don’t know. Most likely Russia/Iran. Shamefully.

    Yes, we are much closer to war than the insurrections you mention. Much much and even within our own ultra right covert actors creating chaos all over the U.S. saying it is foreign terrorists.

    It is not Russia or China that hates. It is the West, specifically U.S., UK. Israel that ‘takes’ what is not theirs thinking they have the right in our name and on our tax dollar.

  • juda

    usa….Do you realizer how immature your remark is –school child slander language?

  • juda

    usa….If she HAS broken the Law and NOT (yet) charged then maybe we should not throw stones until proven guilty. Why be part of the problem?

  • huntress

    No, cupcake,’s called the TRUTH. Can you handle it?

  • huntress

    Spoken like a true useful, liberal idiot. You are one of hitlerys disposable. Wake up and use your one brain cell!!

  • juda

    usa….Cupcake???? LOL. Yes immature. You don’t know any ‘truth’. You are talking about ‘perception’ and don’t have the language skills, evidently, to speak as a mature adult.

  • It’s high time the evil witch paid for her war crimes and crimes against humanity… INDICT THE EVIL WITCH!!!

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  • DontFraternizeWithTheEnemy

    Gaddafi got taken out when he wanted to get out of the dollar and start using gold.
    Yes, Hillary is no longer just a war mongering hawk, she’s a killer and deserves prison, just like any other killer.

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  • Alexis Funfrock

    Since when do we bomb Embassies, for any reason? That would set a precedent that can cause major problems worldwide.

  • Left_is_not_right

    Let’s call “taking out” by it’s real name – murder!

  • Richard Hart

    I agree. Gonna be a civil war or race war.

  • AmandaTrebiano

    What’s one more murder to Hillary Clinton? She’s killed plenty of people already.

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  • juda

    usa…..I prefer no slander. Left, right, middle, over, under. It is certainly an indicator of lack of intelligence and maturity.

  • juda

    usa….Actually I am none of what you ascribe to me. Well maybe one brain cell for answering your comment.

  • MM132

    I’m misinformed because I don’t believe that a World War will start in the next three months? People like you have been saying that we are on the verge of World War 3 for the last 90 years. I will remember to come back to these comments in 3 months when a new president has been sworn in and just laugh at you guys and all of your evidence that you’ve shown me.

  • MM132

    “It just looks different because our warring is so spread out across the globe”. I don’t consider a large group of countries fighting against dispersed terrorist groups with a minute fraction of the populations of those countries to be a world war. If that was the case this would be World War 570 or so.

    Tell me which countries we have currently declared war against. I’ll get out my map and see how dispersed that warring is. Compare that to the countries in World Wars 1 and 2.

  • MM132

    You mean certain “news organizations” who are known to get readers by predicting doomsday scenarios in the near future have been reporting on it. Yes, they have been reporting on it for decades. Still hasn’t happened.

  • juda

    usa…I said illegally –meaning undeclared for we don’t have a legal right to declare war. You don’t consider millions of people murdered and millions more maimed in the last 15 years and millions more to be born with serious birth defects to be a world war? I am speaking of the overt warring. The covert is happening all over the planet.

    You do your own damn homework and I don’t suggest a map I suggest an Atlas! I also suggest putting the question to Wikipedia: What countries is the U.S. in –with Military action and/or financially assistance toward warring?

    You demonstrate a narrow perception.

  • juda

    usa..Your remarks are silly and immature. Why would people be saying on the verge of WW3 90 years ago when WW2 had not been fought yet? Duh. Oh, those who laugh first get laughed at last.

  • Jesse Blenn

    Youngest HILLARY CLONE is up to 95.1 energetic age where we die at 100. She will probably only last a few days. What will they do then? Most logical would be to give Bernie his deserved place. After all HE WAS THE REAL WINNER in NY and CA. Otherwise dems will lose big time.

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  • Artur Louro

    As if She ever cared about Human Rights…

  • pyrodice

    Maybe JFK should tell it to YOU.

  • pyrodice

    All we need is a repeat of the Arab Spring to spread. We’re closer now than ever. WW3 is more likely to be “everyone against their governments” than “governments pitted against each other”.

  • so who would they be expecting Doc Doom? Lex Luthor :p

  • troughmaster

    My God! Are they going to blow up the Ecuadorian embassy to get Assange. It wont work. Wikileaks probably has them scattered in several places. Do we wake up in the morning only to find that Obama has passed a law in the middle of the night,that you can’t share “gossip” with anyone? This country is going bonkers right before my very eyes! My God — Drones?????

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