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Intelligence chief acknowledges U.S. may target Americans involved in terrorism

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

Blair told members of the House intelligence committee that he was speaking publicly about the issue to reassure Americans that intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense "follow a set of defined policy and legal procedures that are very carefully observed" in the use of lethal force against U.S. citizens. 

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Comment by Lucky Red
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 Abroad?  Won't be long now before the night raides come to a neighborhood near you

Comment by Unsheepled Michael
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Mao's  and  Lenin's   death  squads...


When  ever  in  history  has  such  kind  of  power over  life  and  death  not  been  abused ?

Comment by Anonymous
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I have no problem with killing or assassinating terrorists in a foreign land, even if they are American - BUT - I want Congressional oversight - I want procedures and protocol in place - and I want criminal accountability.  I don't trust the spooks; they make too many mistakes.