Can Obama order executions of citizens abroad?

Cato Institute
by Gene Healy

08/24/10

Much of the commentary so far has examined whether killing al-Awlaki violates the U.S. government’s assassination ban. Our Cold War flirtation with such tactics was a sordid tragicomedy of errors, including attempts to kill Fidel Castro with ‘a contaminated diving suit,’ ‘exploding seashells’ and Mafia thugs. But as law professor Kevin Jon Heller points out, ‘assassination’ isn’t the issue here: ‘The foreign-murder statute has to be the starting point’ for analysis. That law makes anyone — including a CIA agent — who kills a U.S. national abroad ‘presumptively a murderer’...

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=12085


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Obama's US Assassination Program?

By Chuck Norris

That's right. No arrest. No Miranda rights. No due process. No trial. Just a bullet.

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Sentencing Terrorism Suspects to Death Without Trial

By Anthony D. Romero and Vincent Warren

We simply cannot accept the proposition that the government should have unchecked authority to carry out extrajudicial killings, including of U.S. citizens, far from any actual battlefield. Nor can we accept the contention that the entire world is a battlefield.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26307.htm



The Triumph of Evil

By Prof. John Kozy

Modern societies have justified their adoption of criminal activities by claiming that such techniques are necessary to combat evil. But the war against evil by the good cannot be won using evil tactics. Evil never yields goodness, and by using these evil practices, the amount of evil in the world increases both in amount and extent.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26317.htm



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