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The Secrtet Memo That Explains Why Obama Can Kill Americans


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#1 hoagie

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:25 PM

http://www.theatlant...ericans/246004/

"The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials," the newspaper reported. "The document was produced following a review of the legal issues raised by striking a U.S. citizen and involved senior lawyers from across the administration. There was no dissent about the legality of killing Aulaqi, the officials said."

Isn't that interesting? Months ago, the Obama Administration revealed that it would target al-Awlaki. It even managed to wriggle out of a lawsuit filed by his father to prevent the assassination. But the actual legal reasoning the Department of Justice used to authorize the strike? It's secret. Classified. Information that the public isn't permitted to read, mull over, or challenge.

Why? What justification can there be for President Obama and his lawyers to keep secret what they're asserting is a matter of sound law?


Obama hasn't just set a new precedent about killing Americans without due process. He has done so in a way that deliberately shields from public view the precise nature of the important precedent he has set. It's time for the president who promised to create "a White House that's more transparent and accountable than anything we've seen before" to release the DOJ memo.


Here is ANOTHER reason OccupyTheCapitol needs to happen, and is a reason EVERY citizen should be able to get behind. And it looks like the Gov is already taking steps...

#2 vic

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:39 PM

oct. 6th

wish i could make it to washington but i'll be holding it down for occupy philly which starts that very same day

#3 hoagie

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:58 PM

thanks for gettin out there vic.

#4 vic

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 04:21 PM

war (obama) is not the answer

:wink:

#5 -Q-

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:06 PM

he was a terrorist...you reap what you sow

#6 vic

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:35 PM

and an american citizen...the point is how much power are these fuckers SECRETLY giving themselves

#7 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:37 PM

The rule of law is dead. Assassination could turn to anyone of us if we are deemed "terrorists" by the state. You reap what you sow is right.

#8 Julius

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:20 AM

I've heard plenty of people bitch, piss and moan about this, and NOBODY offer an alternative. The question is what would you do to/about this person instead? Just let them go about their normal business?

Until you propose an alternate solution, all you're doing is pissing and moaning and it's very tiresome.

#9 vic

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:46 AM

capture, trial. at least attempt.

#10 Joker

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

I've heard plenty of people bitch, piss and moan about this, and NOBODY offer an alternative. The question is what would you do to/about this person instead? Just let them go about their normal business?

Until you propose an alternate solution, all you're doing is pissing and moaning and it's very tiresome.

If you know where he is you go in after him just like any other citizen

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 04:41 AM

capture, trial. at least attempt.

This

#12 DancingBearly

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 04:42 AM

If you know where he is you go in after him just like any other citizen

This too

#13 DancingBearly

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 04:47 AM

Timothy McVeigh was terrorist and American who got due process. Why not other Americans?