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Holder: In 'Extraordinary' Circumstances, the President Has the Authority to Order the Killing of Americans on US Soil

gf3 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:56 AM
So, the US government has been buying up hollow-tip bullets, and apparently has plans to use drones on Americans (i.e.: bitter clingers, ex-service personnell, home schoolers, NASCAR crowd,...) And folks on TH think no one has the power to take away their guns; and liberals are paranoid that conservatives are paranoid.
Shieldwolf Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 10:59 AM
I also read a report that DHS is also buying up MRAP assault vehicles.
Bigdogoffthechain11111 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 11:06 AM
They are not assault vehicles. They are trucks.
CALOHAN28 Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 11:09 AM
Bigdogoffthechain11111 Wrote: 3 minutes ago (11:00 AM)
MRAP are trucks. Not tanks.

In my book they are worse than tanks.
Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP; pron.: /'?mræp/ EM-rap) vehicles are a family of armored fighting vehicles used by the US armed forces, among others. The purpose of the design is surviving improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushe
westriversd Wrote: Mar 06, 2013 11:16 AM
YGTBSM! An MRAP is just a "truck'?

Sen. Rand Paul demanded an answer, and now he's got it.  Via Left-wing magazine Mother Jones:

Yes, the president does have the authority to use military force against American citizens on US soil—but only in "an extraordinary circumstance," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Tuesday. Last month, Paul threatened to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan, Obama's pick to head the CIA, "until he answers the question of whether or not the President can kill American citizens through the drone strike program on U.S. soil." Tuesday, Brennan told Paul...