Friday, October 7, 2011
The Star Chamber Part II
Thomas Jefferson: “Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers….a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.” Nullification is the “blueprint for liberty!”
The Star Chamber Part I
American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill bill or list, if you will by a secretive panel of senior U.S. government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to news reports.
There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council, as far as my research shows. Neither is there any law establishing the rules by which it is supposed to operate but they were all based upon secret legal justifications and undisclosed intelligence assessments; The Star Chamber!
Judge, Jury and executioner all in one big bundle when you mess with Obama! Hanging Judge Parker would have been proud but at least, his trials to verdicts were open to the public, 160 sentenced to death by hanging (156 men and 4 women)! Two principal legal reasons allowed for this explosive death: first, that the actions were permitted by Congress as authorizing the use of U.S. military forces against militants in the wake of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and second, a sentence of execution may be used, under international law, if a country is defending itself? Pretty far reach and could that mean, I too am a threat, since I do not approve of Obama's methods of justice? Harvard Law Instructor or not!
Awlaki became the first American put on this target list; America's List of Horrors, just in time for Halloween. It seems that it was not a priority of President Obama to single out the “Target of Opportunity,” but had he wished it not to go through as planned, he had the power to stop it. According to reports, this was a preventive measure in "protecting" the president. A second American, Samir Khan, was killed in the drone attack that killed Awlaki, though not targeted, he too was a target of opportunity as he printed subversive propaganda that could have been used as a recruitment vehicle in joining in on whatever it was that was subversive; killing two birds with one stone. Had the Obama administration made public an accounting of evidence that Awlaki was operationally involved in planning terrorist attacks, one might believe in this targeting but in singling out an unknown American to the general public and blowing him and those around him, collateral damage, to pieces without him knowing his crime, confronting his accusers and having a trail, It scares the bee-gives out of me! If him why not you or I? Do we not have a Bill of Rights & Constitution or do we follow another type of rule?