Saturday, March 10, 2012

FBI wouldn’t exclude extrajudicial killings in the US

Source Russia Today

Barack Obama ordered the killing of three American citizens overseas last year. Alleged terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki and two other US-born citizens were executed in a drone strike last year in Yemen.

United States Attorney General Eric Holder recently explained how the president can order the assassination of US citizens abroad. Holder insisted that the details the president acted on were "sufficient under the Constitution for the United States to use lethal force against a US citizen abroad.” But did his rationalization justify executions within the US? Apparently, the FBI wouldn’t exclude it.

Responding to a congressional inquiry this week on the rationale of assassinating Americans, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller affirmed that he himself isn’t too clear on the what Holder explained.

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