Police State 2013 - the Homeland is part of the Battlefield
Published on Feb 5, 2013NBC news has produced a chilling, confidential Department of Justice (DOJ) white paper outlining the supposed legality of extrajudicial drone strikes on U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism even without intelligence to show involvement in a plot to attack America.
While admitting that U.S. citizens are still afforded constitutional protections such as due process when they travel abroad, the 16-page report claims, "The U.S. citizenship of a leader of al-Qa'ida or its associated forces, however, does not give that person constitutional immunity from attack" [emphasis added]. Continuing, "The Due Process Clause would not prohibit a lethal operation of the sort contemplated here."
As it has with thousands of men, women, and children in the Middle East, our federal government apparently thinks it's somehow allowed to use drones to openly murder Americans outside the law of our land. http://www.infowars.com/us-government-says-drone-striking-americans-is-legal/
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Obama seems to work for the UN, international bankers, and corporations, not us. He swears to uphold the US Constitution and has dismantled it. Americans can be tortured, indefinitely detained, searched, groped, ripped off, children removed, and silenced with a few keystrokes in some backroom by some unnamed officials. So, courts are merely ceremonial. Our forefathers realized the dangers of an internal military occupation of our country. We the people don't want all these wars, drone bombing, war crimes, murders, and torture. We the people do not want to pay for our own abuse. There is a plan to disarm us, rip us off, detain us, torture us, and murder anyone who dares complain. Most people don't see it. [Consider this]
Obama needs to be impeached, removed, and prosecuted, period.
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Obama Kill List Exposed: Leaked Drone Memo; Assassination of U.S. Citizens
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Published on Feb 5, 2013Real News @ http://RevolutionNews.US — Obama's Kill List Sanctioned by Department of Justice: US Becomes Outlaw Nation ...
For months, the White House has been leaking how President Obama "carefully" reviews a kill list (assassination) of alleged terrorists (and who knows what other troublemakers end up on the potential target list?). Off-the-record comments (and some on the record) are meant to reassure Americans that the president doesn't take the authorization of kills (with the attendant "collateral damage" of civilians and children if a drone strike) lightly, but seriously contemplates who ends up dead as a sanctioned hit.
As has been repeatedly noted by commentators not dazzled by the assumption of extra-judicial death warrants, it is perplexing and dismaying that a Harvard Law School grad who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago is showing such a lethal disregard for the nation's fundamental legal document.
Deciding who shall live and who shall die is generally a power attributed to Gods in most religions; or one can go back to history before the birth of states founded on democracy, when tyrants and monarchs held absolute powers.
The authority Obama has assumed without any legislative or court permission goes well beyond the Bush/Cheney torture protocol; this is a kill list, not just a rendition order. The condemning of a person to death without due legal process, without habeas corpus, violates the Constitution in the most fundamental way. In doing so, Obama is undercutting and eroding the most basic guarantee in our legal system, at a time when the tide, ironically, is turning against capital punishment in the US.
A Washington Post article today that reveals a hither-too classified document that adds a chilling corroboration of what has until now only been the subject of strategic leaks (for which we might add, no one has been prosecuted because these classified leaks are meant to enhance President Obama's image as a tough guy):
The United States can lawfully kill a US citizen overseas if it determines the target is a "senior, operational leader" of al-Qaeda or an associated group and poses an imminent threat to the United States, according to a Justice Department document published late Monday by NBC News.
The document defines "imminent threat" expansively, saying it does not have to be based on intelligence about a specific attack since such actions are being "continually" planned by al-Qaeda. "In this context," it says, "imminence must incorporate considerations of the relevant window of opportunity" as well as possible collateral damage to civilians.
It says that such determinations can be made by an "informed, high-level official of the U.S. government."
NBC said the document was provided by the Obama administration last summer to members of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees as a summary of a classified memo on targeted killings of U.S. citizens prepared by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.
According to the Post,
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday night called the document a "profoundly disturbing" summary of "a stunning overreach of executive authority — the claimed power to declare Americans a threat and kill them far from a recognized battlefield and without any judicial involvement before or after the fact."
Full Article: http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/17790-obama-s-kill-list-sancti...
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