Judge Dismisses Targeted-Killing Suit

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    Judge Dismisses Targeted-Killing Suit
    URL: Judge Dismisses Targeted-Killing Suit - WSJ.com
    by Evan Perez

    The one thing missed here is that Obama earlier asserted the right to kill Awlaki on US soil, not just on foreign soil, even if he didn't pose an imminent threat and could be captured safely.

    Keep in mind Obama, and his administration has seemed to operate under the attitude that conservatives, and ex-servicemen are all potential domestic terrorists on the order of crazy right-wing militants, and white supremacists, and recently DHS has started taking down names of people who protest the screening proceedures. How many American citizens who are not true terrorists (Awlaki is a true terrorist) are in the crosshairs?
     
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    This is an example of intelligence and national security policy, which probably pre-dates 9/11, but is certainly grounded in that period. there's nothing exclusive to obama other than the potential for the "targeted killing" to occur during his term in office.

    Also, please provide some evidence that proves Obama has stated "all" ex-military and conservatives are "potential domestic terrorists".
     
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    what's the OP's point?
    Comparing someone that at the very least hates the US and wanting American blood (or frankly every non-Muslim or moderate Muslim) to having your balls grazing in a TSA makes about as much sense as an Eskimo needing ice. Your argument is moot, and as _exotiKittie pointed out, practically every president in the modern era has possessed and used this authority, so your 'calling out' of President Obama is a load of horseshit.
     
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    @Unabear09,

    The issue isn't about al-Awlaki; the issue is the President asserting the power to kill an American citizen on US soil under the circumstance that they can be safely captured, and does not pose an imminent threat warranting lethal force.

    This is especially of concern as there are a lot of people who are on Terrorist Lists who have no business belonging there (of course Al-Awlaki does).

    I have no problem with Al Awlaki being killed on a battlefield or on foreign soil; I have a problem with him being killed if he can be safely captured on U.S. soil
     
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    However the President made no such assertion.

    Judge Dismisses Targeted-Killing Suit - WSJ.com

    "The government, in its court arguments, didn't confirm plans to kill Mr. Awlaki. It argued that the cleric, as a U.S. citizen, could ensure his safety by turning himself in to U.S. authorities or filing suit himself."

    Were al-Awlaki taken into custody in the U.S.A. he would receive due process, just as the captive Abdulmutalib did:


    http://www.lpsg.org/2543613-post125.html
     
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