Few people seem to give a shit about this but me. And this indifference also seems to be bipartisan in that few liberals or conservatives have objected and when confronted with me calling it murder…pure and simple…they almost in unison cry that “these are terrorists who want to kill us!”
Bullshit. And the reason no one mentioned it in the recent presidential campaign, and the reason I voted for Obama anyways, is that any Republican President would have continued the program, if not expanded it. Not that Rick Perry had a rat’s ass chance of becoming CINC, but, if he had, just look at his record in Texas vis a vis executions and you know he would be salivating at the chance to kill without having to bother with those pesky things called courts.
But this is shameful for our nation and, unlike the bogus complaints of Obama going on an apology tour, this is real, very fucking real.
More has just been revealed about the supposedly brilliant legal reasoning justifying these attacks on uncharged, unindicted people alleged to be terrorists and who at the moment they were killed were not proveably committing any act of terror…actually criminality…against Americans. And these so-called terrorists…actually just basic criminals, if you will… include American citizens.
Now this topic is creating some stir in the halls of Congress, but somehow it is merely a stir, not an outrage. Note this from the story.
On Monday, a bipartisan group of 11 senators — led by Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon — wrote a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to release all Justice Department memos on the subject. While accepting that “there will clearly be circumstances in which the president has the authority to use lethal force” against Americans who take up arms against the country, it said, “It is vitally important … for Congress and the American public to have a full understanding of how the executive branch interprets the limits and boundaries of this authority.”
Really? Oh Really? And just what circumstances are these? Could the President use such lethal force if the Americans were doing the same things in Peoria that they are in Pakistan? There is no law, absolutely none, that would permit the use of lethal force against someone planning some attack or CRIME as opposed to carrying it out with potentially deadly force of their own that grants law enforcement the power to use deadly force to protect themselves or others in danger nearby.
So tell me how in the world can they do it 10,000 miles away?
But, you all will sit on your asses and just cry about how terrorists have wantonly murdered our citizens and deserve what they get and who the hell cares anyways?
But just ask yourself this. If authorities had somehow gained knowledge ahead of time that Adam Lanza was prepared to commit mass slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but was walking down the street unarmed and nowhere near the school, would it have been legal to send a drone to assassinate him?
If what Adam Lanza did was not an act of terror I do not know what is.