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    Re: U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric

    I have a hard time gathering up any sympathy for this asshole. He reaps what he's sown, as far as I'm concerned.

    I think in extreme situations like this, where a citizen has actually taken up arms against his/her country, they have lost any right to complain about lack of 'due process'.

    That said, I don't know exactly what the command from the white house was. Was it just authorization of use of deadly force to capture him? If so, that's no different than what we do with any criminal. Or, was it just an outright mark for death with no intention of capture whatsoever?

    It *should* have been the former and not the latter. But I wouldn't weep if they "had" to kill him in the process of trying to capture him.

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    Re: U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Some of you might be of a mind to cheer, but before you do, consider this:

    By what authority does President Obamacommand the US military?

    That granted by the Constitution.

    How is it not a violation of the 5th Amendment to hunt down and execute an American citizen without a trial?
    I read a related story last week and was horrified that we apparently now have an administration who supports it openly, or at least that is my understanding.
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    Re: U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I have a hard time gathering up any sympathy for this asshole. He reaps what he's sown, as far as I'm concerned.

    I think in extreme situations like this, where a citizen has actually taken up arms against his/her country, they have lost any right to complain about lack of 'due process'.

    That said, I don't know exactly what the command from the white house was. Was it just authorization of use of deadly force to capture him? If so, that's no different than what we do with any criminal. Or, was it just an outright mark for death with no intention of capture whatsoever?

    It *should* have been the former and not the latter. But I wouldn't weep if they "had" to kill him in the process of trying to capture him.
    My understanding is that authorization was given to assassinate the guy. I do have a problem with that since he's an American citizen. If they can locate him to assassinate him, then they can locate him to attempt arrest. That being said, if he resists arrest or otherwise tries to kill those apprehending him, it woulnd't bother me one bit for them to handle him with extreme prejudice and force.
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    Re: U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My understanding is that authorization was given to assassinate the guy. I do have a problem with that since he's an American citizen. If they can locate him to assassinate him, then they can locate him to attempt arrest. That being said, if he resists arrest or otherwise tries to kill those apprehending him, it woulnd't bother me one bit for them to handle him with extreme prejudice and force.



    If he's hiding among savages, I would be more upset at riskin the lives of soldiers to get him.


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