Obama Regime Says President Can Assassinate American Citizens On U.S. Soil…

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And the left doesn’t have a problem with this?

Via Mother Jones:

Yes, the president does have the authority to use military force against American citizens on US soil—but only in “an extraordinary circumstance,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in a letter to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Tuesday.

Last month, Paul threatened to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan, Obama’s pick to head the CIA, “until he answers the question of whether or not the President can kill American citizens through the drone strike program on U.S. soil.” Tuesday, Brennan told Paul that “the agency I have been nominated to lead does not conduct lethal operations inside the United States—nor does it have any authority to do so.” Brennan said that the Justice Department would answer Paul’s question about whether Americans could be targeted for lethal strikes on US soil.

Holder’s answer was more detailed, however, stating that under certain circumstances, the president would have the authority to order lethal attacks on American citizens. The two possible examples of such “extraordinary” circumstances were the attack on Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. An American president order the use of lethal military force inside the US is “entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no president will ever have to confront,” Holder wrote. Here’s the bulk of the letter:

As members of this administration have previously indicated, the US government has not carried out drone strikes in the United States and has no intention of doing so. As a policy matter moreover, we reject the use of military force where well-established law enforcement authorities in this country provide the best means for incapacitating a terrorist threat. We have a long history of using the criminal justice system to incapacitate individuals located in our country who pose a threat to the United States and its interests abroad. Hundreds of individuals have been arrested and convicted of terrorism-related offenses in our federal courts.

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Update: Here’s the letter sent by Holder

4 thoughts on “Obama Regime Says President Can Assassinate American Citizens On U.S. Soil…

  1. Then conversely we as Citizens should have absolutely no restrictions on weapons for our defence! We should in fact be able to own missle launchers and missles for our own self defense against such an attack on us in our homes on American soil futhermore taxmoney should pay for us who wish to own same! So my money paid.for patriot missles and I should be able to claim my fair share of all of the DHS weapons and ammunition that has been purchased to be used against me in the event of tyranical action bye the executive office!

  2. And the left continues to claim that we don’t need guns to protect ourselves from government. Well, here’s the proof.

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