Mortal fear of the federal government isn’t just for the tinfoil hat set anymore — not now that the Obama Regime has authorized extrajudicial executions of American citizens on American soil using drones. Even the normally subservient toadies at NBC are alarmed:
The secrecy surrounding such strikes is fast emerging as a central issue in this week’s hearing of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, a key architect of the drone campaign, to be CIA director. Brennan was the first administration official to publicly acknowledge drone strikes in a speech last year, calling them “consistent with the inherent right of self-defense.” In a separate talk at the Northwestern University Law School in March, Attorney General Eric Holder specifically endorsed the constitutionality of targeted killings of Americans, saying they could be justified if government officials determine the target poses “an imminent threat of violent attack.”
But the confidential Justice Department “white paper” [PDF available here] introduces a more expansive definition of self-defense or imminent attack than described by Brennan or Holder in their public speeches. It refers, for example, to what it calls a “broader concept of imminence” than actual intelligence about any ongoing plot against the U.S. homeland.
“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,” the memo states.
Instead, it says, an “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government may determine that the targeted American has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is no evidence suggesting that he has renounced or abandoned such activities.” The memo does not define “recently” or “activities.”
Note that a new study funded in part by Homeland Security has recently characterized those who are “reverent of individual liberty” and/or “suspicious of centralized federal authority” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists. The pieces are in place for the federal government to assassinate you for believing in the principles this country was founded on. The judicial system need not be involved.
According to the memo, assassination by drone may be authorized if arresting the patriot terrorist would pose an “undue risk” to government personnel. Whether they will call in a drone strike on your house because you went to a Tea Party event and have a CCW depends on how far this Hopey Changey thing is allowed to go.
These developments fit smoothly among other harbingers of tyranny listed by Doug Ross:
The Department of Homeland Security recently acquired 2 billion rounds of ammunition.
Newly released drone records have revealed extensive military flights inside the U.S.
When can the U.S. kill Americans? The White House won’t say — and won’t even tell Congress.
The FBI director said in March he’d have to check whether the president can assassinate citizens inside the U.S.
The military recently deployed gunships over Miami.
Police departments throughout the country are receiving tanks, humvees and drones.
Anyone still wonder why the Democrats are pushing a gun grab?
This is not new news to me but it is however unwelcome and we need to get more proactive with our own military State by State! His upcoming move is going to be martial law! And Congress in their neutered State are taking no action or even moving to confront his dictatorship! He has modeled himself after Hitler and Al Alinsky’s teachings! Get ready the first wave of 25 million deaths (American Citizens) are presently being set up on the line! THE MUSLIM MURDERING SON OF a BITCH IS GOING TO KILL AMERICANS IN AMERICA!
YOU CSN BURY YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND OR GET WITH FELLOW AMERICANS AND PREPARE! GUERILLA WAREFARE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! IF YOU ARE PREPARED TO DIE SIT BACK RELAX AND IT IS COMING!
A BITCH obama IS GOING TO KILL AMERICANS ON AMERICAN SOIL, YOU HAVE 2 CHOICES
No it’s not new news but when I first saw this yesterday on NBC’s website, I thought ………WTH, this is being reported by NBC?
Fucking Congress is still talking shit and this murderous treasonous Son of a Bitch is gearing up to murder American Citizens!
The slippery slope leads to patriotic Americans being droned on American soil because they are members of a militia.
One does not lose his or her constitutional rights to due process based on location or assumed affiliations.
It’s becoming more apparent everyday that only an armed insurrection will stop the crimes of Obama.
So, does this mean he has declared war on the People?
1dragon, it is a threat to START a war. This is a living nightmare.
And as every dat passes, sotero is moving closer to being able to overthrow the Peoples….