License to Kill? US intelligence chief: We can assassinate American citizens

The CIA, Assassination, and the War on Terrorism


US intelligence chief: We can assassinate American citizens

ABC News


The director of national intelligence affirmed rather bluntly today that the U.S. intelligence community has authority to target American citizens for assassination if they present a direct terrorist threat to the United States. ‘We take direct actions against terrorists in the intelligence community; if … we think that direct action will involve killing an American, we get specific permission to do that,’ Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee...

Civis Romanus Sum

by Philip Giraldi


Obama’s decision to assassinate Americans overseas without any due process might well be viewed as an inevitable development from the established practice of killing foreigners using hellfire missiles fired from unmanned drones in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The United States has not declared war on any of those countries yet it reserves to itself the right to attack and kill local residents based on information that it does not subsequently have to reveal. This process is given a legal fig leaf by the US assertion that anyone connected to a terrorist group can be killed anywhere in the world and at any time. It assumes that in such matters the United States has extraterritorial jurisdiction, a claim that no other nation makes and which might reasonably be contested by those on the receiving end. It also does not require the President of the United States to prove his case that someone actually was a terrorist...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Intelligence Chief: US Can Kill Americans Abroad

By Ellen Nakashima

Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair acknowledged Wednesday that government agencies may kill U.S. citizens abroad who are (allegedly) involved in terrorist activities if they are "taking action that threatens Americans."

CIA Has Program to Assassinate U.S. Citizens

By Thomas R. Eddlem

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has maintained an assassination list of U.S. citizens for the last eight year and has actually assassinated Americans, according to January 27 Washington Post story.

What Americans Really Have to Fear

By Scott Fina

Nothing is more detrimental to American freedom and security than a military that ignores the rights of peaceful and lawful citizens.

Interagency teams can now question terror suspects

Interrogators from the CIA, the FBI and the Defense Department, with expertise in a particular country and jidahist group, will assemble background information on each suspect on the list even before he or she is apprehended, two officials said. The teams will create a preauthorized strategy for each target.

US Government Death Lists for USA Citizens

By Professor Francis A. Boyle

The Bush Administration reduced the United States of America to a Banana Republic waging a "dirty war" around the world in gross violation of international law, human rights law, and the laws of war.

"The CIA Is Welcoming Itself Back onto American University Campuses"

The anthropologist David Price reveals the US intelligence community has established academic outposts at twenty-two US universities over the past four years.

Top 10 Problems with America Killing Its Own Citizens

By David Swanson

Assassinating non-Americans is just as illegal as assassinating Americans.

The Road to Armageddon

By Paul Craig Roberts

If the U.S. government can murder its citizens abroad it can murder them at home, and has done so.

Can Obama Assassinate Americans?

By Nat Hentoff

The executive branch alone decides who shall die instantly. And there are no defense attorneys to raise objections, even when an American citizen is marked for oblivion.

From Information Clearing House


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