Go Fuck Yourself
This isn't a law enforcement matter.... it's a war matter. Big diff...If there was a law, and the law said that being associated with, consulting with, working with or for, or being part of the taliban is punishable by death.....then we're all good.
If that law gets voted on and goes into effect, then personally Im all for ridding the world of these people, as opposed to spending tax dollars to support them in prison. You have proof that a certain individual is connected to the taliban...take care of business. You dont have to prove that he is planning something, because that isnt what this hypothetical law I just made up says.
But here is where it goes wrong. There is not a law that says this.
So all you need to know is this. The government has decided that it is within its right to bypass the justice system. Period. End of story.
Doesnt matter how you feel about the people in question. The "criminals" that we may kill.
We have a justice system in the first place so that we can do our best to make sure the punishment fits the crime, and we do not punish the wrong people. Im not saying it works, but we at least try.
This is not "trying" on the governments behalf. Just like the constitution, the government is letting us know that the judicial branch and rules that it created also does not mean a whole lot to them.
Even if it never happens....how can you not have a problem with that?
What are the limitations? It might have been in the article but I didnt see.This isn't a law enforcement matter.... it's a war matter. Big diff...
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.Do you have a high school education? Can you read? Says more then that....