I would feel a lot more secure if Mr. Brennan were to be in charge of the Taliban.
When you immediately qualify it with the next sentence:
"And that can take many forms."
If one of those forms that the full brunt of a U.S. response might take is "assassination," then that's how it would thus translate. And since the author put no limitations on "many forms," one of the "any" forms is most certainly "assassination."
Bill Ayers, either an acolyte or a string-puller of O'Bunga, has said in an interview that, to accomplish the total translation of America from a capitalistic Constitutional Republic to a Utopian Socialist Oligarchy will require as much as 25% of the population being interred in massive "re-education camps." He then went on to state that, of those, 12-25% would likely prove incorrigible, and beyond redemption. When asked what would be done with the un-fixable, he stated that they would have to be "eliminated."
Millions of Americans who refuse to accept the New World Oder... would have to be assassinated. Fighting against the new paradigm might well find them considered "terrorists" by the then-powers-that-be.
With the exception of the fact of this Ayers interview, all this is hypothetical. The liklihood that mainstream America will ever let the Liberal Lunatics take us that far is slim as of this writing. But to pretend that this is not their goal, or that the idea of "assassinating" a few dozen nekulturney refusniks is somehow beyond them is the most fabulous and delusional form of blatant denial.
It is also extremely dangerous, when faced with this radical and extreme a foe, to underestimate their capacity for visiting horrors on those who stand between them and their imagined Utopia.
History is littered with millions upon tens-of-millions of corpses of those who chose not to speak truth in the face of pure evil.
There is a glut of lefty scibblers like Greentoad who represent the viewpoints of maybe less than five percent of Americans. Even most Dem voters want to see our enemies destroyed. Unfortunately, the Dem party is now run by the five percent leftist fanatics who truly hate America.