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Top 10 Problems With America Assassinating Americans

Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair

The director of U.S. national intelligence told the House Intelligence Committee the government has the right to kill Americans abroad.

Here are 10 problems with this:

1. Acts that are crimes under national and international law don’t cease to be crimes because you cross a border.

2. Acts that are crimes under national and international law don’t cease to be crimes because you engage in them frequently.  Assassinating non-Americans is just as illegal as assassinating Americans.  The leap here is not to victims of a different citizenship but to the legalization of murder.

3. Killing people has nothing whatsoever to do with gathering so-called intelligence.

4. Even in this age in which senators and house members petition and write public letters to the president imploring him to obey laws, rather than introducing legislation, issuing subpoenas, holding impeachment hearings, or defunding agencies, the fact remains that Congress, above all, IS the government, and it is just not the place of the director of national thuggery to come in and dictate what the law will or will not be.

5. Having made the globe a battlefield and sanctioned crimes including lawless imprisonment, torture, warrantless spying, indiscriminant bombings, and the use of white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and other sickening weapons, on the grounds that all is fair and legal in war, preventing Americans from becoming the innocent victims of the war is becoming harder and harder.  If active military can be on duty here, if we can be spied on, kidnapped, and imprisoned here.  If our most prominent foreign death camp can be relocated here, by what logic — and for how long — can government assassinations of Americans (without trial) be confined to elsewhere?

6. Typically when we assassinate people abroad, a lot of other innocent people are killed in the process.  Those are all murders.  That too will come home if there is not resistance soon, major resistance to this madness.

7. We are being asked to trust extrajudicial decisions on whether or not to murder, not just to allegedly wise judges who are in too big a hurry or find it logistically unfeasible to hold a trial, but to the very people who lied us into the wars that are motivating most of the international hostility toward our country and draining most of the resources Americans need at home.

8. No republic has ever survived putting this kind of power in the hands of a single ruler, with no independent legislature, no independent press, and no independent popular resistance.  And we’re almost there.

9. These people usually only admit to believing they have the barbaric “right” to do things that they have already done.

10. What are the chances the Director of Intelligence will never consider a president a threat to national security?

David Swanson is co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org and author of the new book Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union by Seven Stories Press. You can order it and find out when tour will be in your town by visiting davidswanson.org/book.

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  2. E.X.C.E.L.L.E.N.T. Point!

    Another point that has to be made is that the ‘targeting’ of Americans is and has been going on for quite some time. For emphasis, destroying lives for being deemed enemy of the state for reasons other than advertised is abhorrent!

    W.H.E.N. is the major media and alternative media going to give this serious issue the publicity it deserves?

    A question for all to ask that think this issue is hyperbole is WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN IT BECOMES YOUR TURN?

    Let me assure you this is happening in America as we speak!

    (((3)))

    There’s more going on here than people know; Josef Mengele still lives :(

    http://www.theominousparallels.blogspot.com/

    The Ominous Parallels Report

    The Ominous Parallels is a web site that discusses how The United States government uses organized Harassment and Torture perpetrated by the National

    Security Agency [NSA], Science Application International Corporation [SAIC] and other government agency’s using Military grade Psychological Operations and

    Direct Energy Weapons against United States citizens, and other countries citizens from around the world.

    As a former Intelligence community worker working for Science Applications International Corporation I’ve come under covert-overt attack by the National

    Security Apparatus for whistle-blowing that the office I worked in located at Dulles, VA right beside the airport for Science Applications International

    Corporation was empty on the morning of the 11th of September 2001.

    Since leaving Science Applications International Corporation I’ve been under constant surveillance, constant harassment by the U.S. Government, its agency’s

    and Science Application International Corporation.

    The Ominous Parallels website discusses the specifics concerning these covert types of harassment – active measures that I’ve been exposed to and have

    experienced; moreover, the specifics of how these operations work.

    For emphasis, this includes methodologies of psychological torture via direct energy weapons and covert operations. Philippe Sands book titled “The Torture

    Team” is profound as it speaks to these methodologies that I have experienced as a TI.

    As a TI I know that the torture at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib are a “by-product” of something much more sinister that is going on in our world. My hope is

    that one day these programs will be exposed and to that end The Ominous Parallels website seeks to educate the public about these kinds of weapons,

    operations, players and the effect it is having on our world.

    More important is how the inhumane actions of our government parallels that of Nazi Germany between 1933 – 1945.

    This is REAL; TIs need some kind of safe haven!

    Love “Light” and Energy

    _Don

    Report submitted 07/03/07

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/13743356/CoVeR-lEtTeR-the-OmInOuS-Parallels

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/13743550/The-OmInOuS-Parallels [Read with discernment]

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/13743647/NeWs-SiNcE-rEpOrT-rElEaSe

    References:

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/expose/expose_2007/episode204/watch.html

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7238049

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0210/S00034.htm

    http://www.whistleblower.org/template/page.cfm?page_id=185

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Applications_International_Corporation

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132×3227696

    http://www.salon.com/opinion/blumenthal/2007/04/19/wolfowitz/?source=whitelist

    http://www.counterpunch.org/madsen0514.html

    http://mindprod.com/politics/anthrax.html

    http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=science_applications_international_corporation_(saic)

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