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

indy2012 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 11:55 AM
you are just jumping to know that the point of this was to go after terrorists...its only been used a handful to times.....once again the hard right goes after topics that do not matter.....meanwhile we are losing real freedoms.....
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...