Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Can the President have you killed?

After the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush gave the CIA, and later the military, authority to kill U.S. citizens abroad if strong evidence existed that an American was involved in organizing or carrying out terrorist actions against the United States or U.S. interests, military and intelligence officials said. The evidence has to meet a certain, defined threshold. The person, for instance, has to pose "a continuing and imminent threat to U.S. persons and interests," said one former intelligence official.

The Obama administration has adopted the same stance.
No hearing required. If the CIA or the military decide you need killing, they're the prosecution, judge and jury. Defense? No defense allowed.

Why stop here? There's more...

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