WHITE HOUSE: Our Drone Program Is ‘Legal, Ethical And Wise’

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Governments, Junkyard, Police State, The End Is Nigh
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After the leaked memo From the Department of Justice explained the conditions under which drones can target American citizens, the White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the Obama administration’s drone program was “legal,” “ethical” and “wise”.

“The U.S. government takes great care in deciding to pursue an al-Qaida terrorist, to ensure precision, and to avoid loss of innocent life,” Carney said.

The DOJ memo, which was first reported by NBC, says that the government can order the killing of American citizens abroad if there is reason to believe they are “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force.” It also concludes that lethal force is justified if the person poses an “imminent threat” without reasonable chance for capture.

 

You can read the 16-page explanation of how the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner can kill Americans here. You should also watch “3 Reasons Drone Policy is Really Freakin’ Scary”:

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