Friday, December 02, 2011

Tyranny: Now The Executive Branch Solely Determines Your Status As An Enemy

And guess how they'll decide if you don't like what they're doing.

Obama lawyers: Citizens targeted if at war with US

"WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets when they take up arms with al-Qaida, top national security lawyers in the Obama administration said Thursday.

The lawyers were asked at a national security conference about the CIA killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen and leading al-Qaida figure. He died in a Sept. 30 U.S. drone strike in the mountains of Yemen.

The government lawyers, CIA counsel Stephen Preston and Pentagon counsel Jeh Johnson, did not directly address the al-Awlaki case. But they said U.S. citizens do not have immunity when they are at war with the United States.

Johnson said only the executive branch, not the courts, is equipped to make military battlefield targeting decisions about who qualifies as an enemy.

The courts in habeas cases, such as those involving whether a detainee should be released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, make the determination of who can be considered an enemy combatant.

Late last year, a judge threw out a lawsuit filed by al-Awlaki's father, saying that the courts do not have the authority to review military decisions by the president aimed at protecting the country from terrorists."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyranny is here in America

The level of corruption in our country is starting to resemble Nigeria or a banana republic.

Consider also what just happened in a federal court in Texas. In this case, As described at , a Dallas business owner was involved in a civil dispute and paid millions of dollars to lawyers, and when he objected to additional fees after settling the case, they had a "friendly" judge seize all of his possessions, without any notice or hearing, and essentially ordered him under “house arrest” as an involuntary servant to the lawyers, threatened that his orders are punishable by death and denied a jury trial. The business owner has been under this "servant" order for 10 months and is prohibited from owning any possessions, prohibited from working, etc..

2/12/11 2:47 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Good grief.
That's the insidious crap about this headlong bus plunge. It's all done under the guise of legality where they're just making it up as they go along, of course to our detriment and their favor.

2/12/11 7:39 PM  

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