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

JPK2 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 12:22 PM
Strawman alert. We do not use drones to murder illegals, Hispanics or otherwise. However, there are Constitutional safeguards given to American citizens whether they are terrorists or not. Funny how you Libs screamed up and down in order to get terrorists habeus corpus rights (as defined not by our laws, but by 5 Justices). Now that you've got those rights for terrorists, you haven't a problem with a President checking off weekly Kill Lists (ie Kill Tuesday) even if the list contains American citizens. Funny how things change when you get your own man in the WH.
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...