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Obama Administration Memo Outlines Justification for Assassination of U.S. Citizens

Frank156 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:32 PM
This is right up there with the Bush torture memos. Both are completely ridiculous. Government power run amok. It's only a short step from the 'patriot' act to the business end of a hellfire missile. What a disgrace.
A leaked memo from the Department of Justice lays out the explicit justifications that the Obama Administration believes authorizes the targeted assassination of American citizens on foreign soil.

NBC News obtained and reported on the memo last night, which explains that drone strikes that have been conducted in the past that have killed American citizens are legitimate and legal operations.

[A]n “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government may determine that the targeted American has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is no evidence suggesting that...