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Old 02-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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Another American Citizen marked for Death by the US Govt

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...-drone-attack/

what do you all think?
i am not comfortable with this idea mostly because i cannot trust the govertment to not have ulterior motives. all the facts are classified and everything is alledgeadly. i heard about it on cnn but could only fine a fox news article.

this is a slippery slope...killing citizens without a trial. who is to define "terrorist" or "terrorist acts"
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Accordig to your article, a republican is complaining because Obama changed the rules and made it more difficult to kill a US citizen that is plotting to harm the US.

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House Intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., complained last week that a number of terrorist suspects were all but out of reach under the administration's new rules that limit drone strikes based on the target's nationality or location. Two of the U.S. officials said the Justice Department review of the American suspected terrorist started last fall.
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It is probably Glenn Greenwald

Wager that it is Adam Gadahn?
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:47 AM   #4
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Let's get real. It's going to be a radicalized Muslim American man with brown skin. And when the files that authorized his kill order get declassified 75 years from now, nobody is going to bat an eye.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:27 PM   #5
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I'm torn between my love for killing terrorists and my love of the constitution.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:52 AM   #6
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I'm torn between my love for killing terrorists and my love of the constitution.
That is my concern. That today we say ' the const does not apply bc he is a terrorist'.....and then it becomes...(because he is christian...or black....or poor....extremes but you get the point)

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That is my concern. That today we say ' the const does not apply bc he is a terrorist'.....and then it becomes...(because he is christian...or black....or poor....extremes but you get the point)

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Saying the constitution doesn't apply can be a misleading statement. The president is charged with protecting against all threats foreign and domestic. Yet every American citizen by the same document is provided the right of trial. I suppose how you view this determines your view on terrorism. Is it a criminal act or an act of war? Criminal acts require justice. Acts of war are not concerned about justice, nor does it really concern itself with what the other side has done, only which uniform they wear.

Certainly if he was in a state in which he could be apprehended that would be ideal. However, when hiding and plotting in a safe haven what to do? The president is obligated to protect America. The location also matters. If he was in Germany would we use a drone? No. If he is in Pakistan or Yemen? Yes.

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