U.S. drone strikes are deadly to enemies and innocent victims

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 Posted 2/6/2013 12:10:02 AM
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U.S. drone strikes are deadly to enemies and innocent victims
U.S. drone strikes are deadly to enemies and innocent victims
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 Posted 2/6/2013 12:11:40 AM
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Obama Approves Drone Strikes on American Citizens in USA Without Due Process

Mortal fear of the federal government isn’t just for the tinfoil hat set anymore — not now that the Obama Regime has authorized extrajudicial executions of American citizens on American soil using drones. Even the normally subservient toadies at NBC are alarmed:

The secrecy surrounding such strikes is fast emerging as a central issue in this week’s hearing of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, a key architect of the drone campaign, to be CIA director. Brennan was the first administration official to publicly acknowledge drone strikes in a speech last year, calling them “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense.” In a separate talk at the Northwestern University Law School in March, Attorney General Eric Holder specifically endorsed the constitutionality of targeted killings of Americans, saying they could be justified if government officials determine the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.”

But the confidential Justice Department “white paper” [PDF available here] introduces a more expansive definition of self-defense or imminent attack than described by Brennan or Holder in their public speeches. It refers, for example, to what it calls a “broader concept of imminence” than actual intelligence about any ongoing plot against the U.S. homeland.

“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,” the memo states.

Instead, it says, an “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 he has renounced or abandoned such activities.” The memo does not define “recently” or “activities.”

Note that a new study funded in part by Homeland Security has recently characterized those who are “reverent of individual liberty” and/or “suspicious of centralized federal authority” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. The pieces are in place for the federal government to assassinate you for believing in the principles this country was founded on. The judicial system need not be involved.

According to the memo, assassination by drone may be authorized if arresting thepatriot terrorist would pose an “undue risk” to government personnel. Whether they will call in a drone strike on your house because you went to a Tea Party event and have a CCW depends on how far this Hopey Changey thing is allowed to go.

These developments fit smoothly among other harbingers of tyranny listed by Doug Ross:

The Department of Homeland Security recently acquired 2 billion rounds of ammunition.

Newly released drone records have revealed extensive military flights inside the U.S.

When can the U.S. kill Americans? The White House won’t say — and won’t even tell Congress.

The FBI director said in March he’d have to check whether the president can assassinate citizens inside the U.S.

The military recently deployed gunships over Miami.

Police departments throughout the country are receiving tanks, humvees and drones.

Anyone still wonder why the Democrats are pushing a gun grab?


h/t moonbattery

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 Posted 2/6/2013 1:01:29 AM
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Legal, Ethical, & Wise: Holder's DoJ Defends Policy of Unilteral Assassinations of American Citizens

—Ace

The left is showing its strong objections to this policy and its legal defense by saying absolutely nothing at all.

That'll show 'em!

More: Reason recalls that that President Kill-List is a Nobel Prize recipient.

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Infidel>  Has our President ever done anything you aproved of?  But back to the letter writer I disagree with what you say about using them on the enemy . Some even disagreed with  Truman when he OKd the  atom bomb who saved many more lives than killed.

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I guess the bowing down and appeasement to the terrorists plan has been changed to blowing them up with drones.

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Kind of makes "water boarding" sound like a trip to Four Flags!

Edited: 2/6/2013 2:08:18 AM by Infidel
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Infidel, your pictures are worth millions of words....of TRUTH....which now our little Bamster voters are beginning to realize that .....oops....what and just who is this Community Organizer and Alinsky-ite that we have now elected 2 times?  Did you say he loves using drones to kill?  REALLY?  and how did "we" miss that????? huh....here we thought he was such a good little socialist and wanted only peace.  People like the letter writer of this LTE are part of the uneducated.....what is it that Limbaugh recently dubbed them?? oh...."Low information voters".....that's it.

What they are is plain stupid.  Lazy.  MSM watchers....people who will not go to the original sources and actually find out the monsters they elect are puppets of a different governance group whose end-game is the destruction of America.  Hence, my term for them: Progressive/commie/Destructionist Party.

Congratulations to all you ignorant voters.  You are deliberately obtuse and you have saddled this nation with a man who looks at the Constitution as a set of "negative rights" that he intends to set aright by his Communist standards. 

And St. Royal....before you get yourself into a hissy ....recall that your boy in the WH said.....often! (you can find it in his printed words as well as his videos) that "you will know who I am by the people I hang out with"......and every stinking one of them is anti-American and Marxist Communists.  Figure it out, Royal.  You support an enemy of America.

Infidel......great going......kudos!!!
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Infidel, you and the rest of the Neo-Conservatives have no credibility on this issue or any other of your "Harbingers of Tyranny"

Barak Obama may not be doing everything that libertarians want in terms of ending the blatant violations of International Law that made George Bush and Dick Cheney the War Criminals they are but he has made a bunch of progress.

He certainly should be lobbied to end this and people like Dan Shenk who helped his campaign has the credibility to do so.

If you want to change your mind, disavow Prescott Bush's grandson's wars of occupation and plunder in the Middle East, policies of indefinite detention, rendition and water board torture them go right ahead..... and build enough credibility on this issue to speak out against the President.

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