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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    Pretty shameful that the government turned its back on its duty to protect American citizens; but it's also pretty shameful that the guy was probably turning his back on the U.S. by aiding terrorist plots.

    If he was working in a terrorist compound that got bombed then I say oh well.

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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    He probably was a scumbag terrorist, but he was still an American citizen. Since when can the government choose to kill a citizen without due process?


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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    I could certainly understand it if he had been in Afghanistan or Pakistan and was actively waging war on us...but why was this necessary? Yemen is one of our allies. If we had evidence that he had been involved in a crime, couldn't we just get Yemen to extradite him? If they were incapable of arresting him, we have some special ops that could do it.
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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    Maybe there was some urgent reason that they had to take him out right away. I'm sure he's not the only U.S. citizen abroad who is involved in terrorist activities, but we don't see all of them being targetted.

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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Maybe there was some urgent reason that they had to take him out right away. I'm sure he's not the only U.S. citizen abroad who is involved in terrorist activities, but we don't see all of them being targetted.
    So the US government can take any US citizen out without due process if there's an "urgent reason"? Doesn't sound Constitutional to me.....


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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    So the US government can take any US citizen out without due process if there's an "urgent reason"? Doesn't sound Constitutional to me.....
    It should be plainly obvious by now that the government is increasingly ambivalent to the rights of American citizens.

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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    It should be plainly obvious by now that the government is increasingly ambivalent to the rights of American citizens.
    When it comes to assasinations people will always try to defend thier friends, that is where it starts. With mob mentality people will always try to kill a threat to their society. If someone has a gun and they threaten someone with it then they may be shot. If someone is susupected of planting bombs then they will need to be questioned as to where. If America can gas Sadam Hussein for this awkward behaviour, then what is the case here? This man was a suspect of killing all sorts of innocnet people, or posed a threat. If we can throw someone into jail for murder, or even question them, then it is good. If they do not have time to do such things, and people may die - many people, then there is a risk. One person dies for real, or many people might die. Upon arrest the bomb may be detonated!

    Yes the CIA will provide a case in court if necessary, but honestly, who cares? One guy died. The family is looked after and trying a case based on emotions for the death of a family member of friend is not objective really as there are emotions involved, and that means that they can be overcome, well in this case anyway, as if they died from old age but a lot quicker. They have to deal with it sometime...

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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    He probably was a scumbag terrorist, but he was still an American citizen. Since when can the government choose to kill a citizen without due process?
    Since people began to accept the bull**** lie that is "Security trumps rights".
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    Re: CIA Authorized to Kill US Citizen Who Was Suspected Terrorist

    This idea that people have that it is 'unconstitutional' for the U.S. government to green light assassinations on declared and proven enemies of the state is based on a fictitious sense of just what the constitution does. The U.S. government has been doing this sort of thing since the creation of the constitution.
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