The US has a long history of approving the murder of it's citizens, including John Wilkes Booth, John Dillinger, and the countless others who were "wanted dead or alive". This particular "citizen" has taken refuge in a renegade country and is inaccessible for arrest and deportation. He has clearly demonstrated a repudiation of his responsibility to US citizenship through his actions. I suspect this announcement stems from the fact that the only way authorities can reach out to him is with a drone, and I say more power to them.
Under the Laws of War, which are applicable in the case in question, the relevant determination is whether the individual is a combatant (he is). If he is a combatant, he is a legitimate military objective.
The President's decision is both Constitutional and consistent with the Laws of War. Legal challenges aimed at overturning it are highly unlikely to be successful.
Obviously, we are at "war" with AQ.1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.
2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations: The two nations were at war with each other.
3. a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns: the War of 1812.
4. active hostility or contention; conflict; contest: a war of words.
5. aggressive business conflict, as through severe price cutting in the same industry or any other means of undermining competitors: a fare war among airlines; a trade war between nations.
6. a struggle: a war for men's minds; a war against poverty.
7. armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict: War is the soldier's business.
War | Define War at Dictionary.com
If that's true, then why do the Geneva Conventions make mentions of non-state actors?I think the people who wrote those Conventions, like the people who wrote the Constitution, figured that war was so obviously the province of nation-states that it just didn't bear repeating.
ah, so if the dude's back is turned we can frag him
but if we catch him with handcuffs he has to go before judge judy or lance ito
cuz he has rights
unless he's captured in the skies above detroit, cuz HIG is not yet operational
typical keystone incoherence from the clueless crowd controlling dc
their radical agenda visibly distorts their thinking on these in-the-gut issues
mom knows, her agenda is wholesome, not twisted
had obama's security team done its job after fort hood it would have stumbled unmistakably on correspondence leading directly, thru awlaki, to mutallab
instead, the pentagon issued a report which refused to utter the politcally unmentionables, "hasan" and "islam"
in other words, the culture of pc that created and protected the fort hood hitman persists
just yesterday, the white house banished "islamic radicalism" from its jihadist-approved lexicon
this white house is clueless, incompetent and driven by a radical pro-muslim agenda
My Way News - Not all terrorism: Obama tries to change subject
Fort Hood Report: No Mention of Islam, Hasan Not Named - TIME
Northwest Airlines Flight 253 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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