Wednesday, April 07, 2010

CIA Assigned to Kill US Citizen

By Jason Leopold
April 7, 2010

The Obama administration has lowered another legal barrier shielding Americans from extrajudicial punitive action by their own government, in this case authorizing the CIA to kill a U.S. citizen suspected of having ties to al-Qaeda in Yemen and links to two attacks inside the United States last year.

Read on.


Anonymous said...

About the only difference between execution and murder is a fair trial. It was once my opinion that this simple fact was one amoung many others which separated the U S A from the rest of the world. I also seem to remember something about one of the reasons which was used to justify the invasion of Iraq was that their leader was killing his own people. Could this action be used by some other country as a reason to invade the U S and bring about "regime chance and a more democratic society"?
It was this type of change which I voted against in 2008. I see this as one more step down the slippery slope set in place by the last administration.

Nat Parry said...

Unlike Obama, I am not a constitutional lawyer, but I am pretty sure that extrajudicial assassinations of U.S. citizens violate these two amendments of the Constitution:

5. Provisions concerning prosecution

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

6. Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. "

Anonymous said...

The US is very good at creating truths about someone they want to get rid of. And as has been shown in the past, they don't have to show evidence. This is no different. What should be of most concern to all is this is one more step on the road to perdition where the neocons, warmongers, NWO boys and girls are eager to see how much dust is kicked up by assassinating one of us. If there is no fuss, they will move on to the next part of their plan to kill others or disappear them while publicly announcing fictitious reasons. It will only get worse.