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FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only.
Fox News ^ | March 07, 2012 | | Catherine Herridge

Posted on 03/08/2012 2:53:22 AM PST by carriage_hill

FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday said he would have to go back and check with the Department of Justice whether Attorney General Eric Holder's "three criteria" for the targeted killing of Americans also applied to Americans inside the U.S.

Pressed by House lawmakers about a recent speech in which Holder described the legal justification for assassination, Mueller, who was attending a hearing on his agency's budget, did not say without qualification that the three criteria could not be applied inside the U.S.

"I have to go back. Uh, I'm not certain whether that was addressed or not," Mueller said when asked by Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., about a distinction between domestic and foreign targeting

Yoder followed up asking whether "from a historical perspective," the federal government has "the ability to kill a U.S. citizen on United States soil or just overseas."

"I'm going to defer that to others in the Department of Justice," Mueller replied.

Indeed, Holder's Monday speech at Northwestern University seemed to leave the door open. While Holder speaks of Americans who lead al Qaeda overseas, the implications of the speech seem broad.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assassinations; targets; uscitizens; usconstitution
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Uh oh, here we go. Round-ups, murder, detention, camps.
1 posted on 03/08/2012 2:53:29 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill
Nacht und Nebel

or, in English, "Breibarted"

2 posted on 03/08/2012 2:57:30 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: carriage_hill

Things move ever faster as your country circles the drain.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 2:58:14 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: carriage_hill

Our Country had been on a long slow slide into Hell. Then Barack Obama was elected. Now the slow slide, is a free fall!


4 posted on 03/08/2012 3:01:47 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: JimSEA

Yoder followed up asking whether “from a historical perspective,” the federal government has “the ability to kill a U.S. citizen on United States soil or just overseas.”

“I’m going to defer that to others in the Department of Justice,” Mueller replied.

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HOLY F*&%^^* ^&%$# these *&^%$(*&^ &^%$$$^!!

I thought for sure this was one of those “semi-satire” threads. Unbelievable! (Well, sadly, not really I guess.)

Although I guess even if it was found to be illegal to kill someone on U.S. soil, they could just send a SWAT team on a no-knock raid to the “wrong” address.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 3:03:48 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: carriage_hill

targeted killing without trial = legal, OK
(if a democrat is president)

nonlethal waterboarding = illegal, torture


6 posted on 03/08/2012 3:08:58 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: carriage_hill

“I have to go back. Uh, I’m not certain whether that was addressed or not,” Mueller said when asked by Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., about a distinction between domestic and foreign targeting
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The HEAD of the FBI doesn’t know this?! Who and what the L are we payin’ to run this stuff. Are they THAT inept?

We are in such deep chit...


7 posted on 03/08/2012 3:12:02 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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NDAA. . .3 Reps, 3 Dems and 1 Ind. voted against it. The “us” vs “them” isn’t a Rep vs Dem situation but it’s been a great distraction while the Devil himself does his handiwork. Variations in rhetoric allow different people to get in power, there’s no legit honorable values behind any of the b.s..


8 posted on 03/08/2012 3:12:09 AM PST by Hayride
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To: ClearCase_guy; JimSEA; silverleaf

We’re “circling the drain” allright, but it’s OK - the RATS are in charge, so it’s legal.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 3:13:28 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: 21twelve

“I’m going to defer that to others in the Department of Justice,” Mueller replied.”

He already knows that contorted answer, which Holder (THUG-NY) will give: YES.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 3:15:19 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: 21twelve

Satire? I had to re-read it 2x, to make sure it wasn’t, but since it was on Fox News’ site, I knew that TSHTF is now coming sooner than I’d thought possible. Their groundwork for prosecution/persecution of Americans at home, is almost in place. It’s gonna get “bumpy”, now.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 3:21:59 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: SECURE AMERICA

It’s gonna get real “bumpy” from here on in, S A.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 3:23:23 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Darn good thing the only one who cn exercise the death penalty without traditional due process is the guy who wants to punish his enemies..


13 posted on 03/08/2012 3:25:27 AM PST by No One Special
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To: All

Congress better sack-up, grow a pair and defeat this, somehow.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 3:25:29 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: No One Special

The wolf is inside the hen house, and the feathers are about to turn red.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 3:28:22 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Irenic

He knows exactly; he just wants someone else to say it.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 3:30:07 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill
Congress better sack-up, grow a pair and defeat this, somehow.

Congress, he!!, if they start shooting at innocent citizens, the people had better danged well start shooting back!

17 posted on 03/08/2012 3:32:11 AM PST by meyer (Fluke - the new "F" word)
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To: meyer

They’re already doing it; this just means it’s *legal & protected* now, and probably immune to wrongful-death lawsuits. You’re right about our “response” to it, BTW...


18 posted on 03/08/2012 3:36:32 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Welcome to Free Republic!


19 posted on 03/08/2012 3:36:57 AM PST by No One Special
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To: No One Special

Thank you! Nice to be aboard.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 3:38:28 AM PST by carriage_hill
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