Skip to comments.Holder: Obama could order lethal force in U.S.
Posted on 03/05/2013 2:35:12 PM PST by ColdOne
However, Holder says that in situations akin to the 1941 assault on Pearl Harbor or the September 11, 2001 attacks, the president might have to order the use of deadly force in the U.S.
"The question you have posed is entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no President will ever have to confront," Holder wrote. "It is possible, I supposed, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States. For example, the President could concievably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland in the circumstances of a catastrophic attack like the ones suffered on December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001."
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why is Holder still there?
He should have been removed right after him lying about guns going to Mexican drug lords
he already authorized Mexicans to use lethal force on our BP agents.
WTF kind of thinking is this! Who would even contemplate such a scenario?? MADNESS !!
I’m thinking that the next horrific terrorist attack on the US the DOJ will grab all guns, you know, to protect the citizens and all.
Instead of cowering in fear, the right needs to dare Holder in the strongest possible words to prove it. Enough saber rattling already. Show us that you are willing to murder US citizens you worthless affirmative action gestapo wannabe.
Any crisis will do.
There might be another Ruby Ridge or Branch Davidian home-grown militia type organization that even now is under scrutiny, and sending in the drones is SOO much neater and cleaner than having sharpshooters and eventually firing in tear gas canisters.
One launch and POOFT! Problem solved. (Cuss it all, do I HAVE to put in the /sarc tag?)
...and make it look like a mass suicide by home made IED.
Wasn’t (the threat of) deadly force already used by the military after Katrina?
Obummer’s THE most divisive President in U.S. history. Black vs. White. Rich vs. Poor. Citizen vs. Illegal alien. Muslim vs. Christian vs. Jew. America vs. Israel. Red vs. blue. Dog vs. cat. Well, OK, maybe not that one, but you get the drift.
Uh...last I heard those two incidents were cases of U.S. citizens being attacked by an enemy. Exactly which Americans would 0bama order the military to shoot in these circumstances?
Drones, armored vehicles, ammunition, tortured legalistics justifying violence, and no cogent explanation. These are the classic activities of a government that is about to launch a war.
I see this kind of public conversation by government officials, during these dark and troubled times, to be a clear threat. It’s as if the ba$tard is trying to find a cute way to warn and intimidate us. It also suggests that they very much intend to do sufficient damage to our country in the coming months that might very well lead to a violent reaction.
so much for due process and all that
All good Americans are asking the same question but to your question, first, because the rule of law no longer applies to those in DC and secondly, because Holder and the obozo have more destruction to administer to the American people. The American people are resilient and this administration wants that dead and buried.
I could not agree with you more.
Enough is enough of these ba$tards. I am sick of the threats.