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Senators ask Obama for legal basis for targeted killings of Americans

RT.com: US senators have requested the legal justification for the killings of US citizens suspected of terrorism by the Obama administration. Meanwhile a ‘chilling’ leaked memo showed that the government sees little need for constraint on the issue.

A group of 11 senators on Monday wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to release all Justice Department memos on the practice of targeting US citizens suspected of being terrorist leaders with lethal force, particularly drone airstrikes. The request comes as the administration seeks Senate approval for John Brennan, Obama's nomination for CIA chief.

"As the Senate considers a number of nominees for senior national security positions, we ask that you ensure that Congress is provided with the secret legal opinions outlining your authority to authorize the killing of Americans in the course of counterterrorism operations," the letter's opening paragraph reads.

Read more at RT.com:
http://rt.com/usa/news/senators-legal-assassinations-inquiry...

Also at Politico:
http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/02/senato...



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Just waking up or just grandstanding?

QUESTION: US senators ASK, "Where's the legal justification for the killings of US citizens suspected of terrorism by the Obama administration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?"

ANSWER: From Congress, assh*ts. Remember NDAA 2012 which you didn't read....... but passed. How's the repeal of Sec. 1021-22 coming? Remember that? Can't wait to see NDAA 2013.

Maybe they're waking up to the fact that they are not immune to every law they pass. You really should start reading the bills, guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IeuE16LLDY

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

Oh what a crock of SHIT

Really.
Senators "ask" for legal basis?
How about the Sentors remind the Emprorer that the Consitution is the suprememe law of the land and that any US Citizen killed in violation of it is a punishable offense.

We do not live in an effin empire - you dont have to ask the emporer anything - you are supposed to be dictating to HIM.

I give no credit to these losers - they are part of the problem by even playing the game.
Here's an idea - go to the House and tell them to immediately stop funding any drones until this issue is taken care of. That would move things along a little quicker wouldn't it.

Well let's see how far they take it.

Senators

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Mark Udall
Tom Udall
Jeff Markly
Al Franken
Susan Collins
Patich Leahy
Dick Durbin
Chuck Grassley
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Mark Begich

Free includes debt-free!

Ron Wyden and Mike Lee are the other two

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Al Franken (D- Minn.)