Thursday, April 8, 2010

Obama Targets American Citizen For Assassination - UPDATED

Earlier, the Obama administration claimed the right to target American citizens abroad for assassination, without charge, without trial, without formal evidence of criminal acts... in other words, without due process as required by the Constitution. Now they've actually ordered an assassination under this policy:

Reports: US OKs radical US-born cleric for death

The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 7, 2010; 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has authorized the killing of a radical Muslim cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen believed to be hiding in Yemen and thought to have shifted from encouraging attacks on the U.S. to participating in them, according to published reports.

Al-Awlaki has emerged as a prominent al-Qaida recruiter and has been tied by U.S. intelligence to the 9/11 hijackers, along with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day, as well as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in November at Fort Hood, Texas.

Somebody has to say it: to the best of our knowledge, even George Bush and Dick Cheney never did this.

Now, if you're an American citizen abroad, and Obama says you're a terrorist, you're a terrorist, and may be assassinated on sight, no matter what you have or have not done, and no matter if you are or are not engaging in hostilities against the United States when you are assassinated. Your Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment and arguably Eighth Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution are utterly forfeit. Perhaps the most sacred aspect of your American citizenship... your right to due process under law... is stripped from you by presidential decree alone.

America is no longer America. How long will it be before this purported presidential power will be used in response to Americans abroad who are merely critical of this President or a future President? ComposeLet me re-emphasize: it does not matter what a citizen has done. Even an American citizen accused of treason gets a trial.

Until now.

God save the United States of America. It seems no one else will.

UPDATE: It's all confirmed. Heaven help us all.

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