6 salient points of the DOJ justifiable murder of American citizens memoSubmitted by OldBook on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 19:13
We all must keep in mind that these powers are being formalized for the Office of the President of the United States. No matter how much we are concerned, and we should be VERY concerned, about the current administration, this power will be at the disposal of any and all future Presidents.
Here is a succinct analysis of six salient points of the DOJ memo justifying the lawfulness of executing American citizens on the sole authority of the President of the United States.
“The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution without any charges or due process, far from any battlefield. The Obama administration has not only asserted exactly that power in theory, but has exercised it in practice. In September 2011, it killed US citizen Anwar Awlaki in a drone strike in Yemen, along with US citizen Samir Khan, and then, in circumstances that are still unexplained, two weeks later killed Awlaki's 16-year-old American son Abdulrahman with a separate drone strike in Yemen.”