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Aug
10

No Need to have a License to Kill – An Executive Will Work Nicely

This is not the “Rule of Law”, it’s that simple:

The Obama administration asserted it has the authority to carry out “targeted killings” of U.S. citizens outside armed conflict zones. In February, then-Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that the U.S. was authorized to take “direct action” against suspected terrorists and that “if we think that direct action will involve killing an American, we get specific permission to do that.”

It was reported widely, in fact, that the government keeps secret “kill lists,”which function as standing authorizations to use lethal force against anyone on the list, including American citizens.

Source: Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union 

Targeted Killing: Death Without Due Process

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