Skip to comments.Federal Court Releases Secret Memo Providing Justification for Killing American-Born Al Qaeda Leader
Posted on 06/23/2014 10:40:07 AM PDT by PoloSecEdited on 06/23/2014 10:41:44 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday released a previously secret memo that provided legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.
The memo concluded that the killing of an al-Qaida leader who had been born in the United States had legal justification. It said the authority to use lethal force abroad may apply in appropriate circumstances to a U.S. citizen who is part of the forces of an enemy organization. It said the killing was justified as long as it was carried out in accord with applicable laws of war.
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I don’t care if you were born in the crib next to mine, once you take up arms against the US, you should be killed ASAP, no matter where you are.
I don’t necessarily disagree, but who gets to decide? I don’t trust the government to decide who’s an enemy and who’s not anymore than I trust them to handle my healthcare. If I go against the government in my speech or my actions, do I become an “enemy leader”? Where, then, do my rights go? I’m no fan of Al-Alawki, but I am less of a fan of giving up my 5th amendment rights to a power-hungry, corrupt, and immoral government and its thin skinned, egotistical pretender in chief.
President Obama to US Citizen: “I’ve decided to kill you.”
U.S. Citizen: “What law gives you the right to decide to kill me without trial?”
President Obama: “That’s top secret — if I told you, I’d have to kill you! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!”