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To: magellan
My question to Napolitano: Could FDR have ordered the sinking of German U-202 and U-584 knowing American citizens and German soliders Ernst Burger and Herbert Haupt were aboard? In my opinion, if you engage in war against the United States, simply possessing U.S. Citizenship does not provide a special protection from warfare, nor does it restrict the U.S. government from engaging in warfare.

I think you have provided the perfect example.

8 posted on 03/14/2012 5:50:09 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56

That is NOT the perfect example...

In this example, the Americans were clearly acting in a capacity as soldiers of the enemy forces. (They were on subs that were actively engaged in war on the US.)

The dead Muslim - a vile person, sure - was NOT actively engaged in acts of war that I am aware of.

This was an attempt to “look tough” on terrorism and muddy the waters on what is “allowable” to the President in the use of force.

They denied Al-Awaki(?) his Constitutional rights (he was an American), but oddly enough they wanted Constitutional trials for several terrorists in GITMO - NOT citizens - and granted Constitutional protections to the underwear bomber.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 7:24:02 PM PDT by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust
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