Justice Dept. memo OKs using drones on US citizens tied to al-Qaida2/5/2013
The U.S. government believes it can kill its own citizens, without penalty, if those citizens are believed to be "senior operational leaders" of al-Qaida. That’s the gist of a confidential Justice Department memo obtained by NBC News that explains the legal logic behind drone attacks on al-Qaida suspects who are U.S. citizens. The memo claims it’s lawful to kill al-Qaida-linked Americans who pose an "imminent" threat of violent attacks on the U.S., if capture isn't feasible. But their definition of imminent is fuzzy, and seems to actually mean "would engage in attacks … were [they] able to do so." Obama’s war on terror seems to have a new motto: "We may not torture people, but we definitely torture the English language." [Source]
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