War on Terror: American Citizens can be legally killed

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First reported by CBS News in 2002, American citizens could be killed by a “secret finding signed by the president after the Sept. 11 attacks that directs the CIA to covertly attack al Qaeda anywhere in the world. The authority makes no exception for Americans, so permission to strike them is understood rather than specifically described, officials said.” 

So you might ask yourself, “I have nothing to do with Al Qaeda, I’m not worried….”  Well, who is to say that someone might not just deem you part of Al Qaeda, then what?   Do you remember Jose Padilla?  He is an American citizen who has been in jailed for over four year.  He was not granted the legal rights expressed in the 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.  He finally was charged in 2005 but not much has changed since then. 

Reverend Martin Niemoller, a survivor of the holocaust said this:

First they arrested the Communists – but I was not a Communist, so I did nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats – but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then they arrested the trade unionists – and I did nothing because I was not one. And then they came for the Jews and then the Catholics, but I was neither a Jew nor a Catholic and I did nothing. At last they came and arrested me – and there was no one left to do anything about it. 

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