How the U.S. Government assassinates its own citizens

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The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality – Glenn Greenwald – Salon.com.

Glenn Greenwald has an interesting paper in Salon that explains some disturbing facts about the recent assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen, without him ever being formally charged with any crime.

Sure, he was a crazy fucked-up Al-Qaida fanatic, but the fact the U.S. Government can assassinate whomever it wants on presidential order is quite scary.

Where’s the outrage?

[UPDATE]

The Justice Department wrote a secret memorandum authorizing the lethal targeting ofAnwar al-Aulaqi, the American-born radical cleric who was killed by a U.S. drone strike Friday, according to administration officials.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/aulaqi-killing-reignites-debate-on-limits-of-executive-power/2011/09/30/gIQAx1bUAL_story.html?hpid=z1

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