"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
To have it out in the open is certainly precedent. I'm not sure it's ever been admitted to before. But I'm sure it's been done.
To answer your question, there are times when I think they do have that right. There are times when American citizens trump their citizenship by becoming enemy combatants.
Last edited by MaggieD; 05-23-13 at 06:40 PM.
Thank you, Quazi!
As far as determining imminence you take the situation at hand, look at the facts and circumstances then decide. It's not an exact science but it's not brain surgery either.
They were very slick in how they approached this subject of drone killing citizen or not outside the US as enemy combatant. Declaring a War on Terrorists and claiming that any member of a suspected terrorist group is subject to internment or bombing. It's unprecedented and IMO will not go down in history as an heroic venture.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."