The Emperor Obama “justifies” his murder of American citizens.
NBC reports that it has obtained a secret 16-page Department of Justice memo containing, among other details, the justification the Obama Administration uses to kill American citizens by drone strikes. Michael Isikoff, NBC News, writes (my emphasis):
A confidential Justice Department memo 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.
The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.[…]
That’s the al-Qaeda which has always been a figment of the imagination. No-one can be surprised at what government does. The sadness is that so many are comfortable with it. “Civis romanus sum”, men said all the way until Lord Palmerston. It means “I am a Roman citizen”, and implies that one is due all the rights associated with Roman citizenship. The Washington regime tosses that principle aside. It says a US citizen is not due all the rights associated with American citizenship, that due process is non-existent when the regime wants you dead.
That al-Qaeda is cited is irrelevent. They are terrorists, and Washington regards many Americans as terrorists, or potential terrorists. Yes, the zombies, the party hacks, the faux patriots will say “so what?” So what, because you’re next. As with drones and the security state, what Washington does abroad it will soon do at home, but if due process would have protected the al-Awlakis and Samir Khans, it would have protected everyone else. Larry Flynt would have recognised the principle.
For those who want to be lied to, the full memo is here.