Today it was revealed that an Obama Administration Justice Department confidential memo states that the killing of American citizens, including by drone attacks, is legal – if an “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government has determined that the targeted American has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is no evidence suggesting that he has renounced or abandoned such activities.” The memo does not define “recently” or “activities.” 

Combined with the 
National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), which allows the Armed Forces to engage in civilian law enforcement and to selectively suspend due process and habeas corpus as well as other rights guaranteed by the 5th and 6th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and the recent purchase of approximately 2 billion rounds of hollow point ammunition by the Department of Homeland Security, one can only agree with Alice that “it gets curiouser and curiouser”.


WATERBOARDING?

Meet the Press Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta admitted that information gleaned from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and kill him.

How is this possible when all of our most trusted leaders have assured us that waterboarding had no information gathering value and only served to endanger us further by making those who hate us, adopt an even more hateful attitude toward us than usual? This must surely be a disinformation strategy to confuse our enemies both foreign and domestic, which is to say those conservative members of Congress and the courts.


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