Eric Holder and DOJ Justify Targeted Citizen Killings of Terrorists Samir Khan and Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen Drone Attack, ACLU Ass Clowns Whimper No Way.
Monday, March 05, 2012
CBS NEWS (AP) WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to outline the legal framework for the use of lethal force in targeted killings of Americans overseas in a major speech at Northwestern University law school, an Obama administration official said Sunday night. Holder’s speech Monday comes five months after the killing of U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen in a drone attack.
The official said the attorney general plans to say that lethal force is legal under a Sept. 18, 2001, joint congressional resolution. The Authorization for Use of Military Force enacted a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks authorizes the use of all necessary force in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States.
The administration has provided some details about what al-Awlaki was doing that made him so dangerous to the United States. In that vein, the Justice Department disclosed that a Nigerian man who tried to blow up an international flight on Christmas 2009 told FBI agents that his mission was approved after a three-day visit with al-Awlaki. The man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was sentenced last month to life in prison after admitting he attempted to blow up the plane with a bomb in his underwear as the plane approached Detroit.
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