Pentagon Says US Citizens Accused Of Supporting Terrorism Can Be Assassinated

WOW! This is a truly bold move on the part of our government. Now they can not only throw you in jail forever, they can also assassinate you!

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
February 23, 2012

A high ranking Pentagon lawyer argued Wednesday that US citizens accused of having ties to terror groups can legitimately be targeted for assassination.

In a speech at Yale Law School, Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department general counsel, also said that US courts do not have the right to review such cases, or pass judgment on decisions taken by the Executive branch on such matters.

“Belligerents who also happen to be U.S. citizens do not enjoy immunity where non-citizen belligerents are valid military objectives,” said Johnson.

According to a report in The New York Times, while not discussing detail of last year’s killing of US born Islamist radical Anwar Al-Awlaki, “Johnson invoked a lawsuit filed by Mr. Awlaki’s father before the killing that had sought an injunction against targeting his son, citing with approval a district judge’s decision to dismiss the case and saying that targeting decisions are not suited to court review because they must be made quickly and based on fast-evolving intelligence.”

“Within the executive branch the views and opinions of the lawyers on the president’s national security team are debated and heavily scrutinized, and a legal review of the application of lethal force is the weightiest judgment a lawyer can make,” Johnson said. “And, when these judgments start to become easy, it is time for me to return to private law practice.”

The US government has long operated a policy of targeted killing against so called enemies of the state. However, it is one thing to be carrying out such targeted killings in secret, it is quite another to publicly proclaim such actions as legitimate.

Earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta acknowledged that the U.S. has assumed the authority to conduct targeted assassinations of U.S. citizens on the recommendations of the CIA Director and the Secretary of Defense and pursuant to the President’s authorization.

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  1. I wanna paraphrase Jesus Christ here, who after Pontius Pilate assured him of his power of life and death, Jesus replied, he had no power else it was bestowed by Allah .. nor has Obama, and like Jesus decried those who handed him over to Pilate, as “guilty of the greater sin,” so are the Jews who are drawing up the lists.

    911 was an inside job, 60,000 Jews never made it to work at the WTC on the day, the four ATF agents killed at Mount Carmel in 1993, whence eighty eight Branch Davidians died in the ensuing fire, all had nearly identical gunshot wounds to the left temple, and all were former members of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s security detail.

    Past Kennedy house guests Martin Luther & Coretta King, were in one of two snipers nests on the Grassy Knoll, Dallas Texas 22 November 1963 .. Ron Paul’s inaction in the face of hard evidence, that Jews attacked America on 911 is capital treason, the wars against the Moslem world are illegal and unjust .. abortion is genocide!

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