Assassinating U.S. Citizens!





Reaper drone

A Justice Department memo attempts to rationalize the unthinkable.

The legal memo was made public as the result of a lawsuit filed by the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union. Since 2011, the Obama Administration resisted shedding light on the justification. But a federal court ordered the release of the memo…

8 Things You Should Know About the Shocking Legal Memo That Justifies Assassinating U.S. Citizens [Alternet] By Alex Kane [2]

1. The memo is retroactive. 2. Israeli law is cited as a precedent. 3. No evidence is presented. 4. The administration is acting as judge, jury and executioner. No independent oversight is sought, and no independent court had the chance to weigh in on the evidence. The Fifth Amendment, which prohibits being deprived of life or liberty without “due process” is ignored. 5. CIA’s role is acknowledged. The CIA has taken the lead in the drone program, providing a way for the U.S. to shield details of it, since the CIA is a covert intelligence agency. 6. The full justification for the “extrajudicial killings” has not been released.  This legal memo is only one document that civil liberties groups and journalists are seeking.  7. The authorization to use military force (AUMF) is used to justify drone strikes. 8. Release of memo exposes Obama’s secretive administration.  The Obama administration fought tooth and nail to prevent the release of this legal memo, and successfully sought to redact significant portions of the memo. How many U.S. citizens have been assassinated by targeted drone strikes is not known. Three names of U.S. citizens killed by U.S. drone strikes have been made public.

The U.S. has killed thousands of people by drone strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and possibly other countries. 

Drones train at the Army’s 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island and other sites throughout Hawaii.

    Stop All the Killing!   

Ground the Drones!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.

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