Thomas P.M. Barnett on Obama’s “Minority Report” doctrine.
Read it and weep: “Memo Cites Legal Basis for Killing U.S. Citizen in Al Qaeda.”
As a U.S. citizen, the government can now kill you in advance of your actually committing a crime – simply by knowing that you are likely to act in a dangerous manner.
For now, the only club whose membership can earn you such a “pre-crime-sentence” is al-Qaeda, but how many dangerous organizations (you tell me where to put the sarcastic quotation marks on that phrase) will be added to this list in the years and decades ahead?
Ask yourself that, Mr. Obama.
Naturally we are assured such killings will only happen outside of these United States, but you just know that rule will be broken eventually.
The coolest part? Just like in the movie, we’ve already got the drones to hunt you down and kill you remotely. Actually, even Spielberg’s movie didn’t go
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