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Memo justifying drone killing of
American Al Qaeda leader is released

Los Angeles Times, by David Lauter

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/23/2014 3:09:31 PM

A previously secret Justice Department memo, released by a federal appeals court on Monday, justified the targeted killing of Anwar Awlaki, an American citizen who was killed by a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, on the grounds that as a leader of an Al Qaeda affiliate, he was actively “engaged in hostilities against the United States.” The 2010 memo was written by David Barron, the acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel at the time, and concluded that neither the Constitution nor several federal statutes would prevent the president from ordering the killing of someone in

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mamafrog, 6/23/2014 4:15:03 PM     (No. 9896983)

He is dead, good!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 6/23/2014 4:18:52 PM     (No. 9896989)

I agree, he´s dead, good, but what does that say about the rule of law? Can Nobama now order the killing of US citizens without a trial and a judgement?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Peach1, 6/23/2014 4:51:00 PM     (No. 9897019)

I don´t think it´s a stretch to say that Obama is engaging in hostilities against the U.S. Just sayin´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Janylou, 6/23/2014 5:04:43 PM     (No. 9897035)

Why is it n American citizen is put to death with no due process, yet a terrorist who killed four Americans is given due process? Obomba and WithHolder are oxymorons.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 6/23/2014 5:28:05 PM     (No. 9897061)

I don´t give a rip if he´s an American "citizen." If he´s joined a foreign fighting force and taken up arms trying to kill Americans, so far as I´m concerned, he´s a target of opportunity.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/23/2014 9:16:00 PM     (No. 9897219)

To call him an "American" is a stretch. Most of US wanted his demise, but now we have a ruling for everybody.

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