Friday, January 29, 2010

Obama (Like Bush Before Him) has US Citizen Hit List of Suspected Terrorists

Most of this article is about Yemen, but it has a troubling undercurrent involving covert US attacks there.

Obama has continued Bush's stance that the US has the right to assassinate US Citizens accused of collaborating with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, and there is a hit list of US Citizens targeted for future assassination.

What are the legal and ethical ramifications of this policy? This would seem to be summary execution, and thus total violation of the 5th and 6th amendments. Could the next step be assassination of suspected terrorists in the US itself?

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