Obama administration lawyers stated Thursday that American citizens are legitimate military targets if they're waging war against the United States. This came just a day after it was revealed that the administration had ordered a Shariah-compliant scrub of all counterterrorism materials, so that they wouldn't say anything about Islam or jihad and would leave law enforcement officials completely unequipped to understand the enemy ideology.
Taken together, these two decisions are ominous. If we are not fighting against Islamic terrorists, then who exactly is the enemy? Which Americans will Obama target? And it is Obama's decision: Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson said Thursday that it was up to the executive branch to decide whether an American citizen was waging war against the United States and thus had no legal immunity, and needed to be taken out.
If you remove jihad from the equation, and Congress has not declared war, then to whom is Obama referring as being at war with the United States?
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I think this is a dangerous precedent and beyond the scope of the president's executive powers. He has been a serial abuser of Executive Privilege. Did he consult with the Supreme Court on this question? No, he did not. Did he consult with Congress? No, he did not. Or for that matter, did he consult with Congress on his war in Libya?
Very scary. This sounds more like the old Germany or the USSR, than it sounds like America.â€¨â€¨I do agree that Anwar al-Awlaki should have been taken out as an enemy combatant; however, I do not agree with how the decision was arrived at. In fact, it's contradictory: If we're not at war with jihadists, then why take out Awlaki? He wasn't bombing anyone or shooting anyone or slitting anyone's throat. He was just sitting behind his computer encouraging people to wage jihad. But Obama says jihad is not the enemy, so what was the problem?â€¨â€¨I am also concerned about this decision relative to the U.N. and the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Neither one was mentioned by the Obama lawyers, CIA counsel Stephen Preston or Pentagon counsel Johnson on Thursday.
With Obama now using all branches of government to enforce the Shariah and erase all mention of Islam from counterterror materials, it is easy to imagine him deciding to use this power to take out American citizens against those imaginary groups of "right-wing extremists" his Department of Homeland Security has focused upon rather than on jihadists.
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It's one thing for a shallow opportunist like the journalist Spencer Ackerman, who started this whole thing with his "exposé" of how FBI training materials told the truth about Islam, to cave to Islamic supremacists, but when it comes as an order from the White House, that's frightening. And it gets worse: Obama's Department of Justice is on a tear. Attorney General Eric Holder has sued, yet again, another company for lack of Shariah compliance. BusinessInsurance.com reported last Monday that "Imperial Security Inc. has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a federal religious discrimination lawsuit involving a Muslim employee's religious head covering, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Monday."
Few companies can afford to go up against the U.S. Department of Justice. It's a form of blackmail and extortion that companies are forced to pay: the Shariah-protection racket.
Muslims file more such religious discrimination lawsuits than other groups. And that should come as no surprise: Islamic supremacists are using our courts to impose the Shariah, and Holder and Obama are acting as their willing accomplices. Of course Muslims file more lawsuits than any other group – Muslims are the first immigrant group that has ever come to this country with a ready-made model of society and government they believe to be superior to what we have here, and they mean to impose it.
Having an enemy in the White House amounts to national suicide. 2012 can't come soon enough.
America, snap out of it. Pass this on to your email lists. Get the word out. Four more years of this federally imposed supremacism and this country will be unrecognizable. We've got to elect a president in 2012 who has the courage to identify and fight against the real enemy.