Government Wants to Expand Assassination Program to Cover â€śASSOCIATES of ASSOCIATESâ€ť 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 â€śassociated forcesâ€ť:
In the name of â€śfighting Al Qaeda or associated forcesâ€ť or those who â€śsupportâ€ť 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 â€śterroristâ€ś
Now, the government wants to allow targeting of â€śassociates of associatesâ€ť of Al Qaeda.