Department of Justice White Paper: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen...Submitted by OldBook on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:10
The secret “legal” aggression of President Barack Obama against American citizens is NOT an academic exercise. NDAA 2012 expands the “area of active hostilities” to include the United States of America, this white paper covers the rest of the world. The President's justification and rationalization has gotten so far out of hand, even MSNBC, thinks the DOJ white paper is something a bit extraordinary.
Department of Justice Whitepaper
Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who Is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa’ida or an Associated Force
“This white paper sets forth a legal framework for considering the circumstances in which the U.S. government could use lethal force in a foreign country outside the area of active hostilities against a U.S. citizen who is a senior operational leader of al-Qa’ida or an associated force…"
“…Here the Department of Justice concludes only that where the following three conditions are met, a U.S. operation using lethal force in a foreign country against a U.S. citizen who is a senior operational leader of al-Qa’ida or an associated force would be lawful:
(1) an informed, high-level official of the U.S. government has determined that the targeted individual poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States.
To read more:
EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans
Department of Justice Whitepaper (in full)