Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The Obama Solution: "Just Kill 'Em"

Yes, that's his position on abortion.  And on other US citizens.

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.


This is called "self-defense."

...the confidential Justice Department “white paper” introduces a more expansive definition of self-defense or imminent attack than described  by Brennan or Holder in their public speeches.  It refers, for example, to what it calls a “broader concept of imminence” than actual intelligence about any ongoing plot against the U.S. homeland.


...it says,  an “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government may determine that the targeted American  has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is  no evidence suggesting that he has renounced or abandoned such activities.”

Umnnhhh...so far, the "just kill 'em" thing is limited to offshore US citizens and on-shore pre-born babies.

But the language of the document doesn't preclude on-shore drone strikes, does it?

1 comment:

Tim Morrissey said...

The al-Quayeda's are like the Congs. Back in Nam, we had to destroy a bunch of cities to save them.

Now, we may have to destroy some of our own cities to save them, if there are al-Quayeda's in them.

Constitutional protections?

Those are for wimps.

We gotta kill those Congs, er, I mean al-Quayedas.