Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Obama's DOJ on drone killings of U.S. Citizens?

This DOJ doument lays out the legal framework for the use of "killer drones" against American citizens in foreign countries but in areas outside an area of ative hostilities.  In addition to consitutional issues, one of the concerns is the slim amount of evidence that seems to be needed to tie the person to Al-Qaeda leadership.


  1. To begin with, the DOJ is not the DOD. It's one thing to engage an American traitor on the battlefield. Quite another for a law-enforcement agency to target American citizens for assassination. It sounds like today's federal DOJ has joined the ranks of Russia's KGB and Hitler's SS. What happened here?

    Let's see? The fifth amendment reads "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand jury ... nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ....". If this must be done by absentia, so be it. But no DOJ bureaucrat should have the power to kill whomever they perceive as being a threat. Of course, such a mindset falls inline with Obama's " ...with or without congress.".

  2. John: Thanks! Yes, this is a is a
    DOJ document. However, I believe it is talking about DOD use of drones overseas. I could be wrong, so please check me on this.