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

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:33 PM
If you believe the president has the power to order US citizens executed far from any battlefield with no charges or trial, then it's truly hard to conceive of any asserted power you would find objectionable. Chilling Legal Memo From Obama DOJ Justifies Assassination of US Citizens
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:45 PM
Attacking enemy combatants is not ordering executions.

Stop deliberately misrepresenting this issue, counselor, or you will be held in contempt.
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...