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

Sooner Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:07 PM
PS: Quirin is not on point. Quirin granted the ability to try unlawful combatants, including American citizens, in military tribunals. No such tribunal was held.
Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:53 PM
It is NOT on point. In Quirin, they were fighting for an enemy government, Germany. Al Qaeda is NOT a government.

Also, they were actually given due process in the form of military tribunals.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:13 PM
It is. Read the thread and get an education.
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...