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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 06:41 PM
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76. You missed the point entirely, let me try to make it a bit clearer
No. A person is a threat or not a threat. A person has killed or hasn't killed. A person is either planning to attack the country again or isn't. The president doesn't decide that, the person making the threats and attacking the country does.

Threats have many definitions. We deal with threats every day. Some of those threats aren't really threats eventhough some people believe they are (gay marriage and abortion for example). A president might decide that drug lords are a threat, and he would be right, nobody would really be able to argue with that. You are saying the president has a legal right to kill without any due process in these cases.

Planning to smuggle drugs is not a direct, coordinated, targeted attack to murder civilians. Smuggling drugs is smuggling drugs.

If the person and their group have declared war on the United States and we have responded similarly, killing them in the course of that war is legal, yes.

Aren't you splitting hairs a bit by saying they must declare war? Remember, we already have a declared war on drugs. So if the FBI has wiretaps of a drug lord from Columbia where he says he is going to kill 10s or even 100s of drug dealers who are american citizens does the president have a legal right to kill that person without a trial?
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