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Was Breitbart LEGALLY Assassinated?
vanity | 3/4/12 | null and void

Posted on 03/04/2012 8:28:17 AM PST by null and void

If Breitbart was assassinated, it could be perfectly legal under current US laws and policy.

CIA Lawyers Maintains Citizens Could be Targets if they are at War With the U.S.
December 1, 2011

The Associated Press has reported that top national security lawyers in the Obama administration have determined that U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets when they take up arms with al-Qaeda.

Answering questions at a national security conference Thursday about the CIA killing of Anwar al-Alwaki, a radical American-born Muslim cleric who Obama descirbed as "the leader of external operations for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula”.

Al-Alwaki had been killed in a September 30 U.S. drone strike led by the CIA in the mountains of Yemen. The radical, whos fiery sermons made him a larger-than-life figure in the world of Jihad, had long eluded capture by CIA and Yemeni security operatives.

However, in 2011, after days of surveillance, the New York Times reported, armed drones operated by the CIA took off from a new secret American base in the Arabian Peninsula, crossed into the northern Yemen border and rained a barrage of Hellfire missiles at a car carrying al-Alwaki and other top operatives from Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen.

According to the AP, the government lawyers - CIA counsel Stephen Preston and Pentagon counsel Jeh Johnson - did not directly address the al-Alwaki case. But they said U.S. citizens don't have immunity when they're at war with the United States.

Johnson said only the executive branch, not the courts, are equipped to make decisions about who qualifies as an enemy, the AP reported.

What is a weapon?

Is someone who threatened to end the Obama presidency "at war" with the U.S. in the eyes of the president?

IF the president determined that Andrew Breitbart's release of video of his college days would threaten his presidency, and
IF the president believes his presidency is essential to the continuation of the US government,
THEN the president would be OBLIGATED to remove the threat.

As such he would be required, in his own mind, to issue a presidential finding that Andrew Beritbart needs to be eliminated before the videos are released.

The CIA, would legally be bound to follow the presidential directive and eliminate the threat in a timely fashion.

After all, destabilizing the US government is an act of war, and in perfect alignment with al Qaeda's goals, isn't it? Isn't it?

Although some of us old fashioned folks, bitterly clinging to the Constitution, might argue that it is a freedom of speech issue…


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; breitbartautopsy; breitbartdeath; defenseact
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To: null and void
Laws are like sausages; you know the rest. Laws are structured to control the little people and many of them aren't legal. So, no, Breitbart could no have been murdered legally.

He may have died naturally BUT it is highly doubtful for two reasons:

1) The natural causes determination came out ridiculously fast.

2) All celebrity autopsies are complete and reported within 24 hours. The report is either the final determination or that toxicology reports have to come back before determination.

They've learned a lot since Vince Foster, just not enough.

81 posted on 03/04/2012 9:43:47 AM PST by Lady Jag (Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
No.

Much as I would love to see such a conspiracy exposed, Andrew's heart was a ticking time bomb.

And it detonated.

Exactly. This is the most likely cause of death.

82 posted on 03/04/2012 9:44:06 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Jacquerie; COUNTrecount

I have never heard reference to security details for the Marxist mouthpieces bent on our destruction.

Ever heard of ACORN, SEIU, AFL-CIO and other union thugs/goons?


83 posted on 03/04/2012 9:47:43 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: null and void
What is missing from most commentaries on the subject of Breitbart's death/assassination is this: when a conspiracy theory seems not only plausible, but highly likely because of the current political environment, then the nation is at least only a step away from the theory being a reality.

Who does doubts that the current executive branch has no moral scruples in killing Andrew Breitbart? Who doubts that the media would just yawn if it were privately known by them? They would likely justify it as "a necessary evil to save the country from right-wingers who want to destroy Amerika."

We are there. No one cares that the son of a Kenyan is the ineligible, why would they care if his people did things the Chicago way on Andrew Breitbart? The truth will never be known, because no one wants to publicly admit it.
84 posted on 03/04/2012 9:51:39 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: PuzzledInTX
wasn’t there a Freeper killed while on FR from Houston, TX (look over shoulder) a while back.

85 posted on 03/04/2012 9:53:40 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: null and void

86 posted on 03/04/2012 9:56:55 AM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: Longbow1969

Obama planned for this contingency long ago. His supporters run the medical examiner’s office - the autopsy will be a fraud. The conspiracy is vast and deep. /tinfoil hat=off>


87 posted on 03/04/2012 10:00:46 AM PST by Diverdogz
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To: skinkinthegrass
wasn’t there a Freeper killed while on FR from Houston, TX (look over shoulder) a while back.

Chief Negotiator

88 posted on 03/04/2012 10:01:59 AM PST by null and void (Day 1138 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Jim from C-Town

“He was not assassinated and any talk of that does a disservice to him and his adversaries.”

How so?


89 posted on 03/04/2012 10:03:49 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: ElayneJ

It lowers and corsens the discussion. It is akin to calling your adversary a Nazi. It is also pure conjecture.


90 posted on 03/04/2012 10:07:20 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: null and void

The mind of the progressive operates like a ship without an anchor. Moral and metaphysical relativism.

Committing an error which is both moral and intellectual, the progressive has preferred to look away from his comprehension of the existence of transcendent rules.

This is why it doesn’t matter that while in certain respects the current administration has not upheld its oath to the U.S. Constitution, yet it can pretend agreement with it in others.


91 posted on 03/04/2012 10:12:40 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: Jim from C-Town; ElayneJ
I'll tell you what I told someone else.

I see by your sign up that you weren't here during Clinton. Your head would have exploded.

The reality is that we are being taken over by rich and powerful marxists (like Soros). And you want to pretend that they don't play rough. Or have access to things like this. You'd be wrong.

92 posted on 03/04/2012 10:13:54 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: null and void
I hope a autopsy reveals no wrong doing. But, tin foil hat or not conspiracy theory. The thought has crossed my mind that some on the left will stoop to anything, to include assassination.
93 posted on 03/04/2012 10:15:54 AM PST by Sea Parrot (You can't fix Stupid, but you can occasionally head it off before it hurts something. --Stephen Adam)
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To: null and void
Thxs, that's what iirc.. n&v :-/
they never solved that murder..
read its been coldcased.

94 posted on 03/04/2012 10:16:34 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Jim from C-Town

“It lowers and corsens the discussion. It is akin to calling your adversary a Nazi. It is also pure conjecture.”

OK - That’s interesting. What is the discussion that’s being corsened? AB is dead. What discussion should we be having? I always find this kind of argument fascinating. Do you remember Vince Foster? There certainly were questions surrounding his death. Why would his friends, loved ones, and admirers be content with a park ranger’s report of cause of death? If my loved one died unexpectedly, I’d want to know every single thing I could about it. Why was that not the case for VF? Same here. If there’s anything amiss in AB’s death, why should we not want to know?

It’s akin to calling our opponents nazis? Seriously? Again, how?


95 posted on 03/04/2012 10:19:18 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: DJ MacWoW

RIP. But it is a bit odd.


96 posted on 03/04/2012 10:19:36 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: null and void
Was Breitbart LEGALLY Assassinated?
vanity | 3/4/12 | null and void
"Conspiracy theories are the ..." see tag line ...
97 posted on 03/04/2012 10:20:30 AM PST by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favorite tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: FightThePower!
"Interesting the media was claiming his death was of natural causes before an autopsy was conducted."

Gee, could it have been that his wife and family released a statement that indicated 'natural causes'?

Do you really think that the WH had him killed and then contacted the media, instructing them to say 'natural causes'? Sheesh.

98 posted on 03/04/2012 10:22:32 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: _Jim

Hi _Jim!


99 posted on 03/04/2012 10:22:53 AM PST by null and void (Day 1138 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: dirtboy
>"Breitbart was actually struck by a remnant fragment from comet Elenin."

So, natural causes then.

100 posted on 03/04/2012 10:24:25 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! Like Mitts magic underwear!)
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