No. of Americans on Kill List: Zilch
House Intelligence chair Mike Rogers says only senior leaders targeted
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2013 7:10 AM CDT
Updated Mar 21, 2013 7:41 AM CDT
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 2, 2011.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – The White House has remained mum on its so-called kill list, but at least one politician is now talking: House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers yesterday revealed that there aren't any Americans on it. "There is no list where Americans are on the list," Rogers told the National Journal, which notes that four Americans have thus far been killed in drone strikes; only Anwar al-Awlaki was killed deliberately.

"Some notion that every American would even rise to the list by just going over and even signing up is, candidly, just not the truth," said Rogers. The National Journal says Rogers' statement backs up previous assertions that the names on the list belong solely to very senior leaders of al-Qaeda or like groups who pose an immediate threat. As such, the four US-born men currently on the FBI's Most-Wanted Terrorist list don't qualify. The White House stayed, you guessed it, mum on Rogers' comments.

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reallybig
Mar 21, 2013 8:08 PM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ...... US Ambassador Stevens isn't on that CIA kill list anymore .. (He was assassinated by the CIA on foreign soil) .. and other Americans who the Obama team targets aren't on the CIA (kill list) to be killed in the USA either .. and it's only because it's illegal for the CIA to operate (kill) in the USA .. and if an American was on a (kill list) to be killed in the USA .. it'd have to be done by the FBI. I do believe that's the law .. but .. I could be wrong .. on the rules of what spy agency has jurisdiction in the USA. --- I do believe the CIA can only operate outside the USA -- and they have a lcense to kill .. any American outside the USA. ------------------------------------------ REALLY
BenDunn
Mar 21, 2013 8:48 AM CDT
Right! I trust the Obama admin about as much as I trust Any Government minions, None! Show US the LIST Obama ,, MR Transparency!!!!
Jojo
Mar 21, 2013 8:47 AM CDT
This won't even come close to stopping the loon rants though - They have drones that will kill you! They are allowed to kill you! There is a secret list and they are lying! You know, the more this goes on, I really wouldn't be THAT opposed to drones taking out the nut jobs. Give them a lesson in common sense. At least have a low-flying drone follow them around for awhile. Give them a reason to finally use that bunker stocked with beefaroni and ramen.