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Revealed: Holder Letter Leaves Open Possibility of Drone Strikes on U.S. Soil (Rand Paul)
The Blaze ^ | March 5, 2013 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 03/05/2013 1:51:24 PM PST by Perseverando

This morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Glenn Beck’s radio team that he had some new information about the U.S. government drone program — information that some individuals might find troubling. Later in the day, TheBlaze obtained letters that were sent to the senator by Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan.

It is select contents in Holder’s letter that citizens might find most problematic. After Paul sent an inquiry to learn more about the government’s drone program and to ask whether “the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial,” he received a response that is sure to be scrutinized.

The senator’s inquiry was certainly specific, however the government’s response was not so concise — or at least not pointed enough to put critics like Paul at ease.

In a response dated March 4, 2013, Holder wrote that the U.S. government “has not carried out drone strikes in the United States and has no intention of doing so.” The attorney general went on to note that federal officials believe that in areas where there is “well-established law enforcement,” these officials serve as the preferred mode of handling terrorist threats; military options inside U.S. borders are, thus, “rejected.”

“We have a long history of using the criminal justice system to incapacitate individuals located in our country who pose a threat to the United States and its interests abroad,” the letter reads. “Hundreds of individuals have been arrested and convicted of terrorism-related offenses in our federal courts.”

While this would likely set at ease anyone worried about the potential use of drones on U.S. land, Holder doesn’t conclude there. It is the next section of the letter

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; drones; dronestrikes; ericholder; johnbrennan; killlist; possecomitatus; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; waronterror

1 posted on 03/05/2013 1:51:42 PM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

welcome to Amerika ... NOW RUN FOR COVER !!


2 posted on 03/05/2013 1:54:52 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Perseverando

Makes sense. Holder is concerned about possible domestic enemies.

Of course, his enemy is conservatives, constitutionalists, tea partiers.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 1:55:42 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Perseverando

hmmm... are funeral services now considered ‘due process’??


4 posted on 03/05/2013 1:56:20 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Perseverando

Rand Paul: Drones killing citizens on U.S. soil? (3/3/13), 12 minute audio interview with Senator Rand Paul - http://kleinonline.wnd.com/audio/rand-paul-drones-killing-citizens-on-u-s-soil/

Drones in U.S. discussion starts about 7:30 mark. I highly recommend taking the time to listen to the entire audio.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 1:57:24 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando
This morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Glenn Beck’s radio team that he had some new information about the U.S. government drone program

The Tease....

Later in the day, TheBlaze obtained letters that were sent to the senator by Attorney General Eric Holder

The Disappointing Reveal!

6 posted on 03/05/2013 1:58:30 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: sten
It appears that these imbeciles think they're the only ones capable of flying an ordinance-loaded remotely-controlled flying vehicle into a pack of bad apples. They aren't.

N'yuk n'yuk n'yuk.

;-\

7 posted on 03/05/2013 2:02:26 PM PST by Gargantua ("Barbie O'Bunga ~ America's First Fly-Strewn, Maggot-Gagging Fag President")
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To: humblegunner

Rand Paul has been making the rounds today with Beck, Hannity, and who knows who else. He’s been talking up his drone strike concerns since at least Sunday night with Aaron Klein.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. This is a fire that needs to be extinguished ASAP!


8 posted on 03/05/2013 2:03:33 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: Perseverando

“While this would likely set at ease anyone worried about the potential use of drones on U.S. land” - article

No it wouldn’t. Holder is purposely evasive to a very straightforward question.

Holder is saying they have no intention to use the armed drones flying over US soil to strike US citizens on US soil, unless Obama thinks it is really needed.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 2:05:32 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Gargantua

keywords to search: makerspace uav


10 posted on 03/05/2013 2:06:00 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Triple

It will be “really needed” when people start defending themselves from the EBT rioters... can’t have that.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 2:08:19 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Perseverando

There ought to be a law against this, so Rand introduce one


12 posted on 03/05/2013 2:40:45 PM PST by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: Perseverando

One should never underestimate the creativity and strong will of Americans that are forced into a corner, believing that they must fight or die.

This is just a small example. I think this might be a fun toy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvyJpuuwcas&feature=endscreen


13 posted on 03/05/2013 2:41:30 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: C210N

“Holder is concerned about possible domestic enemies.”

He should be.... they are doing their level best to create them.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 2:49:34 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Perseverando

This is the “biggest story of our lifetimes” (as characterized by Glenn Beck)? Anyone who does not think the government believes it has the power to take you out at any time, with or without due process, by any means necessary, has been asleep since Waco.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 3:06:20 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Perseverando

Uhmmmmm....Wow!

And these A-holes have the gall to foment a civil war in Syria and denounce Assad for firing on his own people?

I’m actually stunned that Holder left open the possibility that he could find a legal and lawful justifucation for deadly use of force, by our military, over the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

That right there proves why the 2A is vital in throwing off a government that would undermine our God given rights and force us into fealty and abbeyance to beauracrats(parliament and the Administration(King).

Unbelievable how these guys find wiggle room in everything.


16 posted on 03/05/2013 3:32:46 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Perseverando

bttt


17 posted on 03/05/2013 5:16:16 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: MrB

“It will be “really needed” when people start defending themselves from the EBT rioters... can’t have that.”

That would disparage Holder’s people, like charging them with a federal voting crime caught on video at a polling place.


18 posted on 03/05/2013 5:25:29 PM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe

I wasn’t clear.

The drone strikes would be used against those defending their lives and property from the rioters.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 5:04:50 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SunStar
You were saying?
20 posted on 03/06/2013 9:36:42 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
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To: MrB

I was just being sarcastic.

Holder said “Don’t disparage my people” when he threw out the New Black Panther voter intimidation case from the 2008 election.

You are right. Those engaging in lawful self-defense would be treated like the perpetrators.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 9:55:32 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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