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February 5, 2013 – In a confidential Justice Department 16-page memo which was obtained by NBC News concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” — even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
“This is a chilling document,” said Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the ACLU, which is suing to obtain administration memos about the targeted killing of Americans. “Basically, it argues that the government has the right to carry out the extrajudicial killing of an American citizen. … It recognizes some limits on the authority it sets out, but the limits are elastic and vaguely defined, and it’s easy to see how they could be manipulated.”
So now we know that Barack Obama is perfectly willing to kill American citizens without regard to our judicial process.
Some people called for the impeachment of George Bush for being a war criminal. They considered water boarding a war crime, the same technique used to obtain the information which made possible for Osama Bin Laden to be captured. Democrats screamed and demanded we allow accused terrorists to be tried by jury.
Today we have Barack Obama using drones to kill American citizens, like the two who died in the September 2011 strike in Yemen. Alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki, and Samir Khan, were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes. Yet they were targeted and killed. Where was the demand for due process then?
When Obama comes into office he stops water boarding. Now he is self appointed judge, jury and executioner by use of drones. Numbers of innocent men, women and children have been killed in drone attacks, including American citizens…. and now we are expected to allow this man to disarm the citizens of the United States with his illegal gun control laws. I don’t think so! Tell me – Who is the war criminal now?-JRoycroft
- CHILLING: In Writing, the Justification Used by Obama to Kill Americans (economicpolicyjournal.com)
- Justice Dept: Legal For U.S. To Kill Al-Qaida Americans Abroad (albanytribune.com)
- Obama Plans to Assassinate American Citizens? (americanlivewire.com)
- When it’s OK for the US govt to kill citizens (kottke.org)
- Someone Just Leaked Obama’s Rules for Assassinating American Citizens (reason.com)
- White Paper Asserts Obama Administration May Kill Americans Without Due Process (news.firedoglake.com)
- Obama: It’s Okay to Kill Americans Without Due Process (sayitaintsoalready.com)
Katie Pavlich’s new book, “Fast and Furious,” assembles the devastating evidence that implicates the Obama administration for its botched gun-walking operation and ensuing coverup to mislead Congress and the American people.
Few journalists have devoted as much time reporting on Fast and Furious as Pavlich. As the news editor of Townhall, she has asked questions the mainstream media ignored. Now her book pieces the story together for a complete picture of how a government-run operation turned deadly.
She’ll speak on Tuesday at noon ET at The Bloggers Briefing. Breitbart TV, in partnership with The Heritage Foundation, will air it live.
Operation Fast and Furious began in 2009 as an effort to eliminate high-level arms trafficking networks. Guns were allowed to “walk,” and rather than arresting straw purchasers and cartel buyers, hundreds were used to commit crimes in the United States and Mexico. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed with one in 2010, and an estimated 1,400 guns remain missing.
As previously documented by Breitbart News Network, Pavlich’s book contains new information questioning Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s testimony to Congress as well as the media’s efforts to shield the Obama administration from criticism.
The book details President Obama’s lifelong mission to subvert the Second Amendment, long before he was seeking federal office. Pavlich also documents how Fast and Furious plays into his administration’s anti-gun agenda. She cites a Washington Post story from Dec. 15, 2010, before details of Fast and Furious had emerged, in which federal authorities attempt to blame the rise in gun violence on U.S. gun shops.
The Post story referred to Project Gunrunner as an operation to inspect, interdict, and seize guns from straw purchasers. It did not mention an ATF operation to allow straw purchasers to buy guns for the Mexican drug cartels. Some of the very same ATF and Justice Department officials who blamed American gun shops for the spike in Mexican gun crime had in fact been helping the drug cartels to help themselves for over a year.
The book provides information from sources and whistleblowers who offer a behind-the-scenes perspective about the botched operation. One of them, ATF agent John Dodson, was punished for his decision to question why arrests weren’t made before the guns fell into the hands of ruthless criminals in Mexico.