Monday, February 04, 2013

al-Qaida today, III Percenters tomorrow

A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the  September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.
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Thanks to Michael for the tip

3 comments:

Manure Master said...

Threepers, Boy Scout Leaders who refuse to comply, Tax Resisters, and the list goes on until they hook it up to the traffic light so they can get the folks that run red lights.

We have always been at war with Eastasia.

Doubleplusgood!......Comrade

Jason said...

Next will be the ones without a mark on their hands or forehead.

Anonymous said...

This seems to imply a dilemma, since The Imposter has been channeling weapons to various Muslim freedom-fighter/terrorists. Does that mean that Holder is going to launch a drone strike on his boss? Will the Secret Service arrest Holder? It all seems just too complicated.
-Rurik