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Legality of Assassination

Posted on 02/15/2013 10:34:09 AM PST by Tublecane

Sorry if this has been asked and answered a million times, but I'm curious. I distinctly remember assassination by US gubmint being illegal. We can blow up any innocent civilian we want for any old reason, but assassination was off limits. My question is: when did that change, and if it didn't what's the legal rationale behind drone strikes and all manner of targeted killing? Is there an excuse, however flimsy, or doesn't anyone care?


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To: colorado tanker

People newel saying we’re at war with Al Queda, but are we? I realize Congress hasn’t declared war since WWII, but I still feel as if I need that step to permit our killing sprees.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 11:51:47 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: colorado tanker

People keep saying we’re at war with Al Queda, but are we? I realize Congress hasn’t declared war since WWII, but I still feel as if I need that step to permit our killing sprees.


22 posted on 02/15/2013 11:51:54 AM PST by Tublecane
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