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Assassination, cnn.com, and Complex: <p><a href="https://priceofliberty.tumblr.com/post/171052175078/when-can-a-government-kill-its-own-people-rip" class="tumblr_blog">priceofliberty</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/10/politics/us-killing-americans/">When can a government kill its own people?</a></h2><p style=""> <b>R.I.P. Abdulrahman al-Awlaki.</b> He would be a young man now. Abdulrahman was killed alongside his 17-year old cousin by a U.S. drone strike on October 14, 2011. He and his father were both U.S. citizens killed by drone strikes. Abdulrahman’s murder has been called a β€œmistake” by the government, but no one has been held accountable for the loss of his life. <br/></p><p>The Obama Administration, with the complicity of Attorney General Eric Holder, <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fjolt.law.harvard.edu%2Fdigest%2Fnational-security%2Fdepartment-of-justice-white-paper-reveals-united-states-position-on-lethal-force-operations-targeting-u-s-citizens-abroad&amp;t=ZmVhN2U3ZGE0ZDI0NmFlOGFlNmQ0OWYxZTU5OGU5ZmYxMzM1NDA0NSxyVGZzazdjTQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F116342066828%2Fthe-obama-administration-with-the-complicity-of&amp;m=1">released a white paper</a> justifying the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (β€œdrones”) against any target in the world they have deemed a threat (<a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2013%2F07%2F07%2Fus%2Fin-secret-court-vastly-broadens-powers-of-nsa.html&amp;t=ZTEyZjU4MmVhZmU4ZjJlYWRkZTk2OWY3OThiZDU0ZWY4MTc2M2Y1MixyVGZzazdjTQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F116342066828%2Fthe-obama-administration-with-the-complicity-of&amp;m=1">through a secret process governed by a secret court</a>) including American citizens. Worse still, targets are chosen by the β€œ<a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.motherjones.com%2Fkevin-drum%2F2012%2F10%2Fdisposition-matrix&amp;t=MGY3MDAwZjMxZmQyYTMxZDU4NjlmYTgxYjM3OTA0NmQyNDYzZGJiNixyVGZzazdjTQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F116342066828%2Fthe-obama-administration-with-the-complicity-of&amp;m=1">disposition matrix</a>,” a complex database which utilizes coded algorithms to <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fcommentisfree%2F2012%2Foct%2F24%2Fobama-terrorism-kill-list&amp;t=OGI4ZTk4ZDEzYzEwNTVlNjE4MTUzNjNhOGNlM2ZhMTU3YTMyNWIxZixyVGZzazdjTQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F116342066828%2Fthe-obama-administration-with-the-complicity-of&amp;m=1">ascertain threats based upon surveillanc</a>e acquired by the <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eff.org%2Fnsa-spying&amp;t=NTBjNWNjZmI5OGMwZmMzY2FkYjY4ZmM1MWIyN2U4Mjg2NDgxNmZmNyxyVGZzazdjTQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F116342066828%2Fthe-obama-administration-with-the-complicity-of&amp;m=1">NSA’s illegal programs</a>. Β #lesseroftwoevils</p><p>tl;dr The paper concludes that the <b>government’s interest in protecting its citizens from imminent attacks will outweigh the target’s interest in avoiding β€œerroneous deprivation of [his] life”</b> which is exactly what happened to an innocent 16-year-old American named <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CB8QFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FAbdulrahman_al-Awlaki%26ei%3D_WUsVbyzOOS0sAS6yYGgDQ%26usg%3DAFQjCNGUpMziI3o6WhbWcKwjAL2Fln18Dw%26sig2%3DdxgKZpZeLaCtaO79T5_8mQ%26bvm%3Dbv.90790515%2Cd.cWc&amp;t=Mjc3ZjYwNTUyZmFjNTFhNmE5MzJjMTMxYjY1NjgzMDUxN2QyMmNlNCxyVGZzazdjTQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F116342066828%2Fthe-obama-administration-with-the-complicity-of&amp;m=1">Abdulrahman al-Awlaki</a>. </p><p> A US federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against the government by the families of three American citizens killed by drones in Yemen, saying senior officials cannot be held personally responsible for money damages for the act of conducting war. (<a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F2014%2Fapr%2F05%2Fdrone-killings-case-thrown-out-in-us&amp;t=OGYwMmMyNTU2ZDgxMjg0MDA1ZGRiMzUyMDdhMjM0YzZiYjhjN2U5OCxHbHozS0FXYQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F81935383934%2Fthefreelioness-a-us-federal-judge-has-dismissed&amp;m=1">x</a>)Β Let us be clear: if this an act of conducting war, the war is clearly against all people who oppose American Imperialism, along with their loved ones, whether they be violent opposition or not. And in this case, the act of war was implemented against an American child.</p><p>A while ago we heard the government was considering <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alternet.org%2Fcivil-liberties%2Famerica-preparing-murder-its-5th-citizen-remote-assassination-founders-are-turning&amp;t=YzEyM2U0M2E2NThlZjY4YWFlNGExMTg5ODMzOGJhMTNmNTZiODk3MixHbHozS0FXYQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F81935383934%2Fthefreelioness-a-us-federal-judge-has-dismissed&amp;m=1">assassinating its 5th American citizen by drone</a> without charges or trial, but shortly thereafter the administration announced it would <a href="https://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fthefreelioness.com%2Fpost%2F77306482639%2Fwhite-house-no-more-information-about-drone-killings&amp;t=M2E1NjdhZmVjMTUyYWFhODBhZmFhNjBhZjY0NjZiMzYyOWNmYzM0NixHbHozS0FXYQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3A_S8dLg6KLAVryk75cPCPYg&amp;p=https%3A%2F%2Fpriceofliberty.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F81935383934%2Fthefreelioness-a-us-federal-judge-has-dismissed&amp;m=1">no longer be informing the public of who it decided to kill</a> by drone strike.</p></blockquote> <p>But&hellip; but Obama is a Woke Baeβ„’!</p>

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