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July 14, 2009

Congress assassinates common sense

Is it legal to whack al Qaeda bad guys when we find them? The answer is of course it is legal, under international law (well at least our interpretation of it), US law and common sense to kill terrorists anywhere, any time, any place. Now there are those who would argue that the ban on assassinations prohibits us from targeting al Qaeda or other terrorists, but those people would simply be wrong. This right is based in the concept of self defense, nothing more nothing less, not the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) passed by Congress after 9/11 that allowed us to kill anyone involved with those attacks, no UN resolutions, nope good old-fashioned self defense doctrine is accepted to justify whacking tangos of any flavor.

The rest of this piece at BLACKFIVE and for those who don't think AOS HQ is enough like Hot Air, a video rant on the topic below the fold.


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