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  • Federal Court Releases Secret Memo Providing Justification for Killing American-Born Al Qaeda Leader

    06/23/2014 10:40:07 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 23 2014 | AP
    <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
  • U.S. Can Kill Citizens Abroad Under Certain Circumstances, Memo Says

    06/23/2014 10:35:11 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06/23/2014 | Devlin Barrett
    The U.S. government can kill an American citizen abroad if that person is plotting to attack Americans and U.S. authorities can't apprehend them, according to a newly declassified government memo. The document laid out the legal rationale for a drone-missile strike that killed terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. The 2010 memo, which a court released Monday, has been at the heart of a debate about the legality of the U.S. government ordering deadly force from a drone against a U.S. citizen overseas. The strike...
  • Obama court nominee wrote memos justifying drone strikes on U.S. citizens

    05/08/2014 1:59:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/08/2014
    Harvard Law School scholar David Barron is an Obama administration nominee for a federal appeals court. He is also the author of government memos that make legal justifications for killing U.S. citizens overseas with drone strikes, which is why his selection to the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals has been delayed. The White House has agreed to allow lawmakers to review at least one of the drone memos after U.S. senators and the the American Civil Liberties Union expressed concerns, technology website Ars Technica reported Wednesday.
  • U.S. Citizen May Be Targeted With Drone Strike: Reports

    02/10/2014 11:17:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | February 10, 2014 | Mark Memmott
    "An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally under its new stricter targeting policy issued last year," those officials tell The Associated Press. The wire service writes that "four U.S. officials said the American suspected terrorist is in a country that refuses U.S. military action on its soil and that has proved unable to go after him." The Washington Post, which has followed up on the AP report,...
  • Tamaulipas’ murder rate up 90 percent, kidnappings double, U.S. State Department says

    07/13/2013 7:15:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    The Monitor ^ | July 13, 2013 | Jared Taylor
    Murders in Tamaulipas jumped more than 90 percent and kidnapping reports more than doubled over last year to the highest rate among any state in Mexico, a new travel warning issued Friday by the U.S. State Department says. The State Department maintained its stance that U.S. citizens should defer all non-essential travel to Tamaulipas, as carjackings, armed robberies, gun battles and grenade attacks continue to pervade the region, including The data on kidnappings and murders in the Mexican state that borders South Texas sheds light into a state where such information is typically difficult to obtain from local officials. “These...
  • Obama's Administration Killed a 16-Year-Old American, Didn't Say Anything About It. This Is Justice?

    07/09/2012 4:13:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 9. 2012 | Tom Junod
    In the August issue, Tom Junod examines an entirely new application of power on the part of the president — the targeted killing of individuals deemed to be threats to the country. So far, thousands have been killed, most prominent among them Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. The decisions to target are made and the lethal missions are carried out without any public accountability, even when those targeted are Americans and even when, on one occasion, one of those Americans was a teenager. Over the course of this week, Junod considers five of the larger implications of his story...
  • Socialite dumps US passport and most taxes too(Denise Rich)

    07/09/2012 7:34:28 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 44 replies
    Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and glossy figure in Democratic and European royalty circles, renounced her American passport in November, according to her lawyer. Her maiden name, Denise Eisenberg, appeared in the Federal Register on April 30 in a quarterly list of Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship and permanent residents who handed in their green cards. By dumping her U.S. passport, Rich likely will save tens of millions of...
  • Why More and More Americans are Abandoning Their US Citizenship

    07/04/2012 7:11:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Daily Reckoning ^ | 07/03/2012 | Eric Fry
    07/03/12 Laguna Beach, California – In November, millions of Americans will trudge to their local polling places to cast votes in the hope of improving their lives here in the USA. Between now and then, a few hundred Americans will vote with their feet in the hope of improving their lives outside the USA.Last year, nearly 1,800 Americans surrendered their citizenship. In a nation of 300 million folks, 1,800 émigrés is hardly a rush for the exits. But the recent trend is, nevertheless, intriguing.As recently as four years ago, only 200 people checked out of America for good. Back...
  • FBI director: Have to check whether targeted killing rule is outside US only.

    03/08/2012 2:53:22 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 07, 2012 | | Catherine Herridge
    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...
  • Obama loosens rules on military custody for terror detainees

    02/29/2012 8:44:28 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama on Tuesday night issued a sweeping exemption of future terrorism suspects from a congressional requirement that they be held in military custody, part of last year’s hotly contested defense authorization law. The president’s action gives U.S. civilian criminal investigators broad authority to manage the cases of terrorism suspects who are not U.S. citizens but are arrested by federal law enforcement officials. The law passed late last year encouraged that suspects be placed in military custody in such cases. When Mr. Obama signed the law on Dec. 31, he attached a statement saying that he intended to disregard part...
  • A Deliberate act of Terrorism - Mexico

    03/16/2010 9:46:35 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies · 658+ views
    TheTownCrier ^ | Mar. 16, 2010 | TheTownCrier
    By now, most of us have heard about the coordinated assassinations of our government consulate representatives in Mexico, only yards from our border as they frantically tried to escape the killers. We have yet to hear of any of our elected officials speaking out against this most recent outrage, except to be told our president is 'outraged'. On CBS news last night, Mexican security analyst, Alberto Islas put it this way, "It was a deliberate act of terrorism." He is exactly right. Our friends with the National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents, who translate the daily news for us...
  • Obama Discussed Senate Vacancy With Indicted Gov

    12/10/2008 11:28:33 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 1,069+ views
    Barack Obama denies having contact with the indicted Illinois governor who tried to sell his old Senate seat yet the president elect’s top advisor revealed last month that the men, longtime political pals, had in fact spoken about a replacement. When a massive federal indictment charging Rod Blagojevich with multiple corruption counts was made public yesterday, Camp Obama suddenly diagnosed the second-term Democrat governor with political plague. The nation’s soon-to-be commander-in-chief claimed to barely know his close political ally. After all, who wants to be connected to a notoriously crooked politician who just got arrested and charged with selling the...
  • Five of the 20 people killed in Tuesday night`s suicide bombing in Jerusalem were American citizens

    08/20/2003 2:48:07 PM PDT · by yonif · 13 replies · 288+ views
    U.S. Embassy: Five of the 20 people killed in Tuesday night`s suicide bombing in Jerusalem were American citizens
  • Two U.S. Citizens Among Jerusalem Bomb Victims 40 Americans Killed By Palestinian Arabs Since 1993

    06/14/2003 4:05:39 AM PDT · by yonif · 14 replies · 250+ views
    The Zionist Organization of America ^ | June 12, 2003 | News Release
    News Release The Zionist Organization of America Jacob & Libby Goodman ZOA House Phone: 212-481-1500 4 East 34th St. New York, NY 10016 Fax: 212-481-1515 e-mail: email@zoa.org Web Site: www.zoa.org June 12, 2003 Contact: (212-481-1500) Koby Mandell Act Neededto Capture the Killers   Two U.S. Citizens Among Jerusalem Bomb Victims40 Americans Killed By Palestinian Arabs Since 1993      NEW YORK - An American citizen was murdered, and another wounded, in this week's Jerusalem bus bombing, bringing to 40 the number of American citizens murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists since the signing of the 1993 Oslo accords.     Alan Beer,...
  • Transcript: Ahmad Chalabi on Fox News Sunday (inc. talking about Saddam recruiting US citizens)

    04/27/2003 2:14:14 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 8 replies · 326+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Aprile 27, 2003 | FoxNews
    <p>Following is a transcribed excerpt from Fox News Sunday, April 27, 2003.</p> <p>SNOW: Mr. Chalabi, last week you told me you believed that Saddam Hussein is still alive and somewhere in Iraq. Do you still believe that's the case?</p> <p>CHALABI: Yes, I do.</p>
  • SUPPORT THE LIBERTY AMENDMENT

    03/01/2003 9:42:45 AM PST · by forest · 8 replies · 317+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #304 ^ | 3-2-03 | Doug Fiedor
    The text of a proposed Constitutional amendment is provided for discussion below. The Liberty Amendment was proposed in the 1970s and, they say, was approved by five states. Because of the New World Order fears, and the very real imposing actions of the United Nations on the freedom of American citizens, the Liberty Amendment should be even more interesting to Americans today. For Tenth Amendment advocates, the Liberty Amendment goes far in keeping the federal government out of matters that should be solely a state's business. And, with only a minimal change, the proposed amendment could also be worded so...