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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Don't know what got your panties in an uproar, but please re-read what I said again. Here, I'll even quote it for you since you didn't bother to read what I said:

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    And I'll quote what I consider to be the your naivety:

    I don't think Obama would use this against the "common" protestor but I do believe down the road another president could. That's the dangerous part.
    Either POTUS has the authority or doesn't have the authority. It's about the POTUS not who happens to sit in the chair. Your faith in Obama isn't the point.

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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    And I'll quote what I consider to be the your naivety:



    Either POTUS has the authority or doesn't have the authority. It's about the POTUS not who happens to sit in the chair. Your faith in Obama isn't the point.

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    And what I THINK Obama will do or won't do is IRRELEVANT since I said that it shouldn't be allowed.

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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And what I THINK Obama will do or won't do is IRRELEVANT since I said that it shouldn't be allowed.
    That's exactly why you shouldn't have included it in your post.
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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It has been known for many years that the govt has deployed anti-aircraft missiles to be used to defend the White House from an attack by air. If attacked by air, this form of military defense would be used even if the attacker were a US citizen.

    Drones are just a different form of military defense which can be used to thwart an attack, by a citizen or non-citizen, on domestic soil. I don't see why the anti-aircraft defenses bothers no one but the potential use of drones get so many in a tizzy.
    Because one is a defense against a credible attack and the other is an offensive attack against an unsuspecting citizen.

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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Because one is a defense against a credible attack and the other is an offensive attack against an unsuspecting citizen.
    Holder has clearly stated that drones could not be used on american soil unless the target was engaged in combat

    I don't see how someone "engaged in combat" could fail to suspect that they might be attacked
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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Holder has clearly stated that drones could not be used on american soil unless the target was engaged in combat

    I don't see how someone "engaged in combat" could fail to suspect that they might be attacked
    Holder dodged the direct question numerous times before he finally got backed in to a corner. Now it just comes down to what his department defines "combat" as.

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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Holder dodged the direct question numerous times before he finally got backed in to a corner. Now it just comes down to what his department defines "combat" as.
    Please post proof that Holder was ever directly asked "Can drones be used on american soil to kill americans who are not engaged in combat?"
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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is much ado about nothing. Rand Paul grandstanding to what supposed end? He says it's until President Obama assures the American public that he would never authorize a drone strike against an American citizen on American soil.

    Well. That's not going to happen. The President will never say never. Nor should he.
    Much ado about nothing? Really?

    The Attorney General said it was legal for the President to use drone strikes in the US against American citizens...with out trial, pretty much with the same accountability & intel they use for drone strikes on Americans abroad...which is little to none.

    So the President...and every future President...now has the legal ability, not through law passed by Congress but just by the OK given to him by his own Administration, to use drones to kill Americans on American soil.

    And thats much ado about nothing?

    You really will defend this administration to the ends of the earth.
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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no, he does not have that authority, and the "mainstream" media is covering it. the issue made the nightly news last night. you should de-fox yourself for a week or two; you might find it refreshing. I did it around '05, and I never went back.
    Who watches any TV news anymore?
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    Re: Barack Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It has been known for many years that the govt has deployed anti-aircraft missiles to be used to defend the White House from an attack by air. If attacked by air, this form of military defense would be used even if the attacker were a US citizen.

    Drones are just a different form of military defense which can be used to thwart an attack, by a citizen or non-citizen, on domestic soil. I don't see why the anti-aircraft defenses bothers no one but the potential use of drones get so many in a tizzy.
    Because the anti-aircraft missiles are a defensive tactic and are used to defend against an incoming present attack....the drone strikes are an offensive tactic, they send them out to kill you.
    Know the truth and the truth will make you mad, because the truth has no agenda.

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