If we catch or detain a foreign Terrorist, Like Khalid Sheik Mohammed or the Panty Bomber they get all the Constitutional Rights they are NOT entitled to.
But if an American goes native and becomes a Terrorist, the Government has the right to kill you.
And the Obama Administration is in on it.
Washington Times: Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair said in each case a decision to use lethal force against a U.S. citizen must get special permission.”We take direct actions against terrorists in the intelligence community,” he said. “If we think that direct action will involve killing an American, we get specific permission to do that.”
He also said there are criteria that must be met to authorize the killing of a U.S. citizen that include “whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us, whether that American is a threat to other Americans. Those are the factors involved.”
But if they are a foreign nationals, they get Miranda & Constitution Rights.
The World truly has gone coo-coo.
If you’re a white 85 year old woman in a wheelchair, you’ll get strip searched at the airport. But if your a Muslim or a minority or any kind you’ll sail through without so much as a by-your-leave because the politically correct don’t want to offend you.
Regardless of the fact that virtually every terrorist attack in the last 40 years has been a Muslim.
Mr. Blair’s remarks follow a report in The Washington Post last week that disclosed President Obama had personally authorized a Christmas eve drone attack against Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen in Yemen who is chief cleric for the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Al-Awlaki is thought to have survived the attack.
Al-Awlaki was in contact with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried and failed to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day.
Al-Awlaki was a former imam at a Falls Church, Va., mosque where Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the officer accused of killing 13 of his fellow service members at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, is said to have attended sermons and sought his advice over e-mail.
So they tried to assassinate an American citizen who is a Radical Muslim Iman, but when one of his operatives is captured trying to blow himself up on a plane with Americans on it, headed to an American city, He gets 50 minutes of stern talking to and then Mirandized and Constitutional Rights!!
And a parishioner of his gets a promotion and sent to Texas where he goes nuts and kills people. But the President and others won’t call him a Terrorists or a radical muslim!!
No wonder Liberals are insane.
Rep. Peter Hoekstra: “So there is a framework and a policy for what’s hypothetically a radical born cleric … who’s living outside of the United States, there’s a clear path as to when this person may be engaging in free speech overseas and when he may have moved into recruitment or when he may have moved into actual coordinating and carrying out or coordinating attacks against the United States?”
Mr. Blair responded that he would rather not discuss the details of this criteria in open session, but he assured: “We don’t target people for free speech. We target them for taking action that threatens Americans or has resulted in it.”
But if we catch them and bring them back to this country they get Constitutional Rights!
Has your head exploded yet? 😦
He added, “The reason I went this far in open session is I just don’t want other Americans who are watching to think that we are careless about endangering … lives at all. But we especially are not careless about endangering American lives, as we try to carry out the policies to protect most of the country and I think we ought to go into details in closed session.”
What about OUR LIVES , back here at home, YOU policy wonk!
One American (for example), Seattle-born jihadist Ruben Shumpert, was killed by a U.S. missile strike in Somalia. Shumpert was a known Islamist wanted by federal authorities on gun charges. He fled the country after being charged in this country.
Mr. Blair also said in his testimony that the charter for a special unit to interrogate terrorists known as the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG, was signed last week and that the HIG was now fully operational.
This the group Obama said would replace the torturers of the Bush Administration.
DOJ Website: Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that the Special Task Force on Interrogations and Transfer Policies, which was created pursuant to Executive Order 13491 on Jan. 22, 2009, has proposed that the Obama Administration establish a specialized interrogation group to bring together officials from law enforcement, the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense to conduct interrogations in a manner that will strengthen national security consistent with the rule of law.
Only it took over a year and a foreign national with a bomb in his underwear for anyone to do anything about it!
Almost like, he was ignoring it. Hoping it would just go away, if we’re nice to them. 😦
And as for strengthening national security? Yeah right…
Kind of reminds me of the Monty Python “Spanish Inquisition” sketch.
FETCH HIM “THE COMFY CHAIR”! and a lawyer and he has full American Constitutional Rights.
Now do you wanna Talk?
Oh, Good Grief….
Remember when many Democrats were horrified (or at least when they purported to be) at the idea that Bush was merely eavesdropping on American citizens without judicial approval? Shouldn’t we be at least as concerned about this President being able to assassinate Americans without judicial oversight?
Remember the feigned outrage at even the hint of Bush “spying” on American Citizens?
I’m sure we’ll get the usual Liberal response from Obama and Company, “it’s overblown”, “it’s no big deal”…move along.
Or their ultimate favorite,well, Bush did it too! 😦
And the Ministry of Truth (Mainstream Media) will do their best to either ignore it or downplay it.
From the liberal Salon.com: And if the Fifth Amendment’s explicit guarantee — that one shall not be deprived of life without due process — does not prohibit the U.S. Government from assassinating you without any process, what exactly does it prohibit?
It’s amusing, in a very cynical way, to watch Liberals squirm in their own insanity.
Watching the Orwellian Doublethink just grind away as the contradiction just cause a short in their thinking is amusing in deeply sad way.
And then they just reconcile themselves to believing both ways are true and that they are still superior and just move on.
Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.
This from Firedoglake, a liberal blog as far left as is humanly possible: They seem to lay the blame on Republicans while decrying the whole practice- a study in contradiction:
We have been focusing all of our powers of telecom surveillance on Anwar al-Awlaki for at least a year (and probably far longer). Our government has tracked not only what he has said on jihadist websites, but also knows precisely what he has been emailing and presumably saying on the phone.
But none of that stuff, before Christmas Day, even merited an indictment.
And then–perhaps only because of the testimony from Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (The Panty Bomber) that Republicans have shrieked for weeks was inadequate–the Government moved from having no charges against al-Awlaki to attempting to assassinate him.
“Whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us, whether that American has — is a threat to other Americans. Those are the factors involved.” Blair explained. “We don’t target people for free speech. We target them for taking action that threatens Americans.”
So how long before they come after those who are “Enemies of the State”??
Namely you and me.
If you can assassinate an American on Foreign soil why can’t you assassinate one here?
So you’re best defense is to be a Foreign Terrorist.
If you succeed you kill lots of evil infidels.
If you don’t, you get Constitutional Rights, a Lawyer, and a platform to spew your hatred from before they lock you up and you become a Matyr to the cause.
Now, that’s the ticket!
Only in Obama’s America!