Government Wants to Expand Assassination Program to Cover âASSOCIATES of ASSOCIATESâ of Al Qaeda
March 8, 2013
he U.S. government already claims the power to assassinate, indefinitely detain or torture anyone in Al Qaeda or âassociated forcesâ:
In the name of âfighting Al Qaeda or associated forcesâ or those who âsupportâ those bad guys, the U.S. government has authorized:
Assassinating people anywhere in the world without due process or even a legal charge . . .
including U.S. citizens
Indefinitely detaining any American â without trial (and see this)
Torturing people . . .
including Americans living on American soil
Labeling virtually any American as a âterroristâ
Now, the government wants to allow targeting of âassociates of associatesâ of Al Qaeda.