This is what I woke up to this morning:http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-memo-justifies-drone-war-killing-americans-164123578–politics.html . Yes, you read it correctly. The President of the United States has now given himself the right to kill American citizens via use of drones even if the citizen is not actively planning any terrorist attack! And there is no congressional oversight on this, either.
Here is a section of that article that I copied and pasted from the website:
The memo says “an informed, high-level official of the U.S. government” must decide that the target is a “senior operational leader” of al-Qaida or “associated forces,” “poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States,” and that an attempt to capture that individual is “infeasible.”
“Targeting a member of an enemy force who poses an imminent threat of violent attack to the United States is not unlawful. It is a lawful act of self-defense,” the document asserts.
“Imminent threat”? That seems reasonable and is a traditional standard for military action. Except that, as NBC investigative reporter Michael Isikoff notes, the memo adds that “the condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future.”
This sort of thing can give a person a dizzying amount of power. Don’t fool yourself into believing that the unheard of…killing an American by mistaken intelligence…can’t happen. And there does NOT have to be any concrete proof! Any US citizen can be taken out and not even see it coming because he won’t see the drone flying high over his head.
You can say, “Oh, I’m not a terrorist. I have nothing to worry about.” Really? Define terrorist. A person who terrorizes and frightens others. The man who kidnapped that child could be defined as a terrorist. He definitely frightened others. That could be anyone, who didn’t even do anything but held anti-government views. Do you see the broader picture?
Although I am defintely not a fan of the ACLU because they want to wipe any evidence of Christianity from office buildings and any public place, they had this to say in the same article:
The memo drew a withering response from the American Civil Liberties Union.
“This is a profoundly disturbing document, and it’s hard to believe that it was produced in a democracy built on a system of checks and balances,” said Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project. “It summarizes in cold legal terms a stunning overreach of executive authority—the claimed power to declare Americans a threat and kill them far from a recognized battlefield and without any judicial involvement before or after the fact.”
Yup, that’s pretty scary. No due process of the law. No trial. Just instant death. And this is only the beginning.
You see, Satan is so arrogant, so full of himself that he will openly tell you what he is going to do because he knows the sheeple are too blind to get it and too mentally numb to react. It will take an event of unprecedented hubris to rip the wool off of humanity’s eyes to see exactly what is being done and by whom. By that time it is way too late.