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EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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As in Holder’s speech, the confidential memo lays out a three-part test that would make targeted killings of American lawful:  In addition to the suspect being an imminent threat, capture of the target must be “infeasible, and the strike must be conducted according to “law of war principles.” But the memo elaborates on some of these factors in ways that go beyond what the attorney general said publicly. For example, it states that U.S. officials may consider whether an attempted capture of a suspect  would pose an “undue risk” to U.S. personnel involved in such an operation. If so, U.S. officials could determine that the capture operation of the targeted American would not be feasible, making it lawful for the U.S. government to order a killing instead, the memo concludes.

The undated memo is entitled “Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al Qa’ida or An Associated Force.”  It was provided to members of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees in June by administration officials on the condition that it be kept confidential and  not discussed publicly.

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gammie
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:08 PM

nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16843014-exclusive-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-drone-strikes-on-americans

Read the rest here. NBCNEWS.com

jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Horrifying
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gammie
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:50 PM

BUMP!

mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:53 PM

 

so what do you think we should do with American Citizens conducting terrorist activity against our nation?

Quoting jessilin0113:

Horrifying


 

gammie
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM


Arrest and put them on trail we are a nation of laws!  

Quoting mikiemom:


so what do you think we should do with American Citizens conducting terrorist activity against our nation?

Quoting jessilin0113:

Horrifying





mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:08 PM

 

Police officers gun down suspects (American Citizens) who are committing violent acts and putting lives in danger - why would that not be the case for someone hunting down a terrorist?

Quoting gammie:

 

Arrest and put them on trail we are a nation of laws!  

Quoting mikiemom:

 

so what do you think we should do with American Citizens conducting terrorist activity against our nation?

Quoting jessilin0113:

Horrifying

 

 

 

 


 

gammie
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:14 PM


If they are in the middle of a gun fight than that is different, but to go into their home and start shooting is good old fashion murder even if the gun man has a badge. 

Quoting mikiemom:


Police officers gun down suspects (American Citizens) who are committing violent acts and putting lives in danger - why would that not be the case for someone hunting down a terrorist?

Quoting gammie:


Arrest and put them on trail we are a nation of laws!  

Quoting mikiemom:


so what do you think we should do with American Citizens conducting terrorist activity against our nation?

Quoting jessilin0113:

Horrifying









jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:31 PM
What we do with any American committing a crime.


Quoting mikiemom:

 


so what do you think we should do with American Citizens conducting terrorist activity against our nation?


Quoting jessilin0113:

Horrifying



 


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Aslen
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:32 PM
The penalty for treason is death.
Whats the problem?
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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

 

And sometimes when criminals present a clear danger to public they are taken down - just sayin?

Quoting jessilin0113:

What we do with any American committing a crime.


Quoting mikiemom:

 


so what do you think we should do with American Citizens conducting terrorist activity against our nation?


Quoting jessilin0113:

Horrifying

 


 



 

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