Thursday, February 07, 2013

Assassinating Children

People in the US government are allowed to kill indiscriminately.

They give themselves a now semi-official "targeted killing" power.

Most authorization details are secret.

But any "senior operational leader of al-Qa’ida" may be killed.

Enemies marked to die include US citizens.

Two assassination events under Obama are known to have killed Americans.

One killed an American boy born in Denver. A separate attack killed his US-born father and an American journalist.

Anonymous clerks now decide who'll die, with no independent review. 

Nobody is required to assert the 16-year old was a "senior operational leader" of a banned group. In fact, we've a history of butchering family members of enemies (link), starting with squaws & whelps of redskin savages. This kid's assassination, outside Constitutionally-guaranteed due process, is inelegantly classed as "tough shit"