RE: And what about an American citizen who is a member of a terrorist cell actively plotting against the U.S. by planning the hijacking?
Why is blowing him up with a hellfire missile in the USA the ONLY OPTION in the above case?
We have had foreign terrorists plotting to blow up buildings in America before and we’ve arrested them using domestic intelligence.
But what it if is the only option? What if he is unreachable by conventional law enforcement and has to be stopped immediately to prevent a terrorist attack? I'm not saying it's the first choice. I'm not saying it's the preferred choice. But if there is no other way then why not? If they are holed up in a cave in Yemen plotting against the U.S. then why not? If they're barracaded in a compound in Pennsylvania ready to give the order that will set a terrorist bombing into action then why not? If not acting will lead to the loss of even more innocent lives then why not?