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DOJ Says Drone Strikes on Americans Legal

Headline on Drudge links to this article:

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.

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16843014-exc...




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More Americans are killed yearly by Drunk Drivers

Than terrorists.

Perhaps they will start picking off drunks as they leave the bar.

After all, safety is a priority.

Anyone wearing a ski mask could be a planning a robbery or rape. They could blow them up, it would be safer.

Anyone who owns a gun could be an imminent threat. Blow up the gun owners?

Political foes? Who's to know? Drones don't tell tales.

Yes friends, safetiness is much more important than freedom.

Dont get me wrong....

But we get pea shooters and the government gets flying death robots?

meekandmild's picture

Impeach holder

He's failing to keep his oath of office.

Its called the department of Justice, wheres the Justice?

Exactly!

The idea that Eric Holder is our AG is an absolutely horrible sign for our country.

SteveMT's picture

"The Guardian" gets this tyranny correct.

Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens
The president's partisan lawyers purport to vest him with the most extreme power a political leader can seize
Glenn Greenwald, Tuesday 5 February 2013 10.56 EST
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"In fact, The Most Transparent Administration Ever™ has been so fixated on secrecy that they have refused even to disclose the legal memoranda prepared by Obama lawyers setting forth their legal rationale for why the president has this power."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/05/obama-ki...

Warning to big brother

If you misuse a weapon it might backfire on you. Come arrest me for my thought crime, punk!!! I'm waiting!!!

I'd be curious

To see what polls suggest about American support for this crap. I bet it's low 20%s support.

Something like this should not be an executive decision, unfortunately Bush set precedent with the torture memos, and here we are.

No way the Supreme court has the balls to strike this down. Sadly its even a conservative court.

Oh, well,

as long as they say it's legal it must be so...right?

I just checked the comments posted under the article

I very rarely browse to any MSM sights so I don't know if this is extra ordinary or not but there are over 3600 comments posted under the article when I just looked at it again. I only read about 20 and all but a couple had only negitive things to say.

Its SO easy to pick out the shills and the sheeple who created posts. Its also funny that none of the comments I read said anything about all the evidence that proves we were lied to about 9/11 and that our government created Al-cia-da. I'm pretty sure those comments are getting censored.

It boggles the mind to think we are having to deal with something as tyrannical as Extra Judicial killing of US citizens AND we are told its necessary because we were attacked on 9/11.

3/4ths of the American people now know that 9/11 was not an accident and it was not islamic "terrorists" that pulled this off by themselves with box cutters. For our government to keep insisting the official story is true while refusing to release vital documents and videos that would remove all doubt does nothing but prove they have A LOT to hide. They know good and well that most Americans have educated themselves about 9/ll and we know the official story is a pack of lies. The very idea of our government legalizing the murder of US citizens when there is more than enough proof to convict the last two presidents of treason and are guilty of international war crimes is just stunning.

They don't even try to hide their criminal activities anymore. Its a sad state of affairs but times they are a changin. More people are waking up each day and the elites know it as this report from the World Economic Forum indicates. Yep, they know they are becoming vulnerable.

http://go213mph.wordpress.com/documents-page/
"The Vulnerability of Elites – 2013"

We're about a half step away

We're about a half step away from full out tyranny.

Never trouble trouble til trouble troubles you. Fortune Cookie

Pardon me. Would you get the door. Must be the Postman.

[Open front door]

Parcel Post

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Department of Justice is temporarily out of service. Please wait

Your plea for justice is important to us. Your plea will be answered in the order it was received.

We are currently experiencing UN-Presidented call volume. Your anticipated wait time is: 3 years... and 11 months.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Under no conditions...

Under no conditions and in no situation is it acceptable for due process to be circumvented for any US citizen. If they can't capture a US citizen in order to apply due process then they are SOL.

Carney is in damage control

There's a video posted somewhere here at the DP (sorry, can't find it right now) that was posted today about James Carney calling the memo, "Unclassified." Lol, like I said: damage control.

FISHY: sorry to hear about your family member.

Lima-1, out.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Federal Government Announcing A Second War With the States

This inevitable announcement by a exceedingly corrupt DOJ is unfortunately the terminal phase of the USA if this policy is not promptly and directly prohibited by a branch of the federal government. The clock is ticking. Headlines tomorrow should read, "Federal Government Announces Second Civil War" ...

Anything that the government thinks it can do to the people

The people can do to the government.

sovereign

* 7

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Wow, the govt says that the govt is allowed to do it!

Surprise!

bow down to our leaders who

bow down to our leaders who can kill us if they see fit...

Thanks, DOJ!

...assholes... Is there any messed up thing the government wants to do to us that they won't rubber stamp?

Is it just me

Or does anyone else also understand "an associated force" to include the US government, and any proposed drone strike on American citizens as "an imminent threat of violent attack"?

Let's call a spade a spade here. If our government is working with Al Qaeda in Syria, US forces are indeed an associated force. Arbitrarily murdering US citizens without giving them their due process is indeed an act of terror.

So when can I expect the Justice Department to go shoot officials in the White House?

not so "confidential"....

....if it's on the DP....

And what of the

inevitable collateral damage when a strike is in a sub-division, crowded city, or even on a highway?

"Oops...sorry"...just like the other countries are told.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Then they blame it on the targets

Then they blame it on the targets for living in a city.

"Oh, those despicable terrorists, using their neighbors as 'human shields'."

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

It is only fair that we ask Al-Queda

To act in kind.

Since the US Federal Gov't is being so gracious TO ONLY be targeting "Senior Operational Leaders" in Al-Queda or "Associated Forces", I think it would be worthwhile asking Al-Queda to ONLY TARGET "Senior Operational Leaders" on our side or "associated forces" (Entangled Allies).

How nice would that be? Perhaps they should exchange lists so only those willing to die for the cause are at risk . . .

FAT Chance of that happening!

Those across the pond would have the courage and the will to do that, but our cowardly, despicable, dishonorable so called reps, officials in the Pentagon, and imposter president would tremble with fear and will only kill those who have no chance of shooting back at their safe havens in D.C.

Despicable cowards!

Devils!

They will face Almighty God one day!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

DOJ officils are liars, thieves and killers in waiting.

Read what they wrote, no Rights so dear that thy won't put them on the shelf.

When they hang by the neck till dead it will not be a sad day but a unnecessary day, lest Treason go unchecked.

Free includes debt-free!

Asking a favor

I think that perhaps the last time I spoke with you was New Years Eve...wishing you a Happy New Year...

Anyway, it seems to me that I am seeing that the DP is having difficulty funding itself so I have created a post http://www.dailypaul.com/273372/calling-all-friends-of-liber...

in hopes that we Friends of Liberty can do something or think of something to keep this place going. I hope if you have a chance you can stop by and perhaps add an idea.

AKA, lawyers and attorneys

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