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The Washington Post’s Dana Priest first revealed back in January that the Obama administration had compiled a hit list of American citizens targeted for assassination, she wrote that “as of several months ago, the CIA list included three U.S. citizens.” In April, both the Post and the NYT confirmed that the Obama administration had specifically authorized the assassination of U.S. citizens. The CIA, under orders of the president are now authorized to murder U.S. citizens. The U.S. people have been stripped of their inalienable right of due process by the De facto president, Barack Hussein Obama. The CIA has been ordered by Barack Obama to murder U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. Obama sees Americans as enemies of his government. Americans are now enemy combatants. Obama has told the World that he will murder anyone who goes against him, his government and his government’s political agenda, both in the U.S. and throughout the World.

Nobody disputes the right of the U.S. or any other country to kill someone on the battlefield during war without due process. That’s just obvious, but that’s not remotely what this targeted assassination program is about. The entire world has been made a “battlefield” by Barack Obama. Targeting American citizens for assassination, who are far away from a “battlefield” is odious and tyrannical.

The U.S. tried to import this same anti-due process policy in Afghanistan. There, the U.S. last year compiled a “hit list” of 50 Afghan citizens whose assassination it authorized on the alleged ground that they were drug “kingpins” or funding the Talbian. The president simply accused 50 Afghan citizens of crimes and ordered their assassination. No evidence is ever offered or even sought and the victims of these unlawful assassinations are never charged or convicted. Obama has assumed dictatorial powers. As a dictator he is now claiming to be ruler, judge and juror.

Democrats engaged in mass protests when George W Bush and Dick Cheney merely wanted to eavesdrop on and detain Americans without any judicial oversight or due process. Yet here is Barack Obama actually authorizing the CIA to do far worse crimes against the United States people than that, without any due process or judicial oversight. Obama is targeting United States citizens for assassination — and there is barely a peep of protest from the same Party that spent years depicting “mere” warrantless eavesdropping and due-process-free detention to be the acts of a savage, lawless tyrant.

Obama himself in December 2008 joined in condemnation of Bush seeking to detain Americans without any judicial oversight or due process. Charlie Savage of The Boston Globe questioned Obama , regarding his views of executive power:

5. Does the Constitution permit a president to detain US citizens without charges as unlawful enemy combatants?

[Obama]: No. I reject the Bush Administration’s claim that the President has plenary authority under the Constitution to detain U.S. citizens without charges as unlawful enemy combatants.

While campaigning for the highest office of the United States government, Obama said the President lacks the power merely to detain U.S. citizens without charges. Yet now, as President, he claims he has the power to assassinate them without charges. Well, Mr. Obama, according to U.S. civil law, according to U.S. military law and according to International law, you don’t.

The Uniformed Code of Military Justice states:

(c) Before a vote is taken on the findings, the military judge or the president of a court-martial without a military judge shall, in the presence of the accused and counsel, instruct the members of the court as to the elements of the offense and charge them -

(1) that the accused must be presumed to be innocent until his guilt is established by legal and competent evidence beyond reasonable doubt;

(2) that in the case being considered, if there is a reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the accused, the doubt must be resolved in favor of the accused and he must be acquitted;

(3) that, if there is a reasonable doubt as to the degree of guilt, the finding must be in a lower degree as to which there is no reasonable doubt; and

(4) that the burden of proof to establish the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt is upon the United States.

If you go off with the intent to to kill Americans, how do you prove that they are really guilty in terms of legal process? You can’t. Barack Hussein Obama is guilty of War Crimes - Torture, Cruel or Inhuman Treatment, and Murder of Americans and foreign nationals. Barack Hussein Obama is guilty of unlawfully authorizing torture, cruel and human treatment and murder, not only according to International Law but according to U.S. Law.

U.S. Code
2441. War crimes

(a) Offense.— Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a war crime, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death.
(b) Circumstances.— The circumstances referred to in subsection (a) are that the person committing such war crime or the victim of such war crime is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a national of the United States (as defined in section 101 of the Immigration and Nationality Act).

(d) Common Article 3 Violations.—

(1) Prohibited conduct.— In subsection (c)(3), the term “grave breach of common Article 3” means any conduct (such conduct constituting a grave breach of common Article 3 of the international conventions done at Geneva August 12, 1949), as follows:

(A) Torture.— The act of a person who commits, or conspires or attempts to commit, an act specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering upon another person within his custody or physical control for the purpose of obtaining information or a confession, punishment, intimidation, coercion, or any reason based on discrimination of any kind.

(B) Cruel or inhuman treatment.— The act of a person who commits, or conspires or attempts to commit, an act intended to inflict severe or serious physical or mental pain or suffering, including serious physical abuse, upon another within his custody or control.

(D) Murder.— The act of a person who intentionally kills, or conspires or attempts to kill, or kills whether intentionally or unintentionally in the course of committing any other offense under this subsection, one or more persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including those placed out of combat by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause.

The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of the Council of Europe states (art. 6.2): “Everyone charged with a criminal offense shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law”. This convention has been adopted by treaty and is binding on all Council of Europe members.

In Canada, section 11(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states: “Any person charged with an offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal”.

In France, article 9 of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, of constitutional value, says “Everyone is supposed innocent until having been declared guilty.” and the preliminary article of the code of criminal procedure says “any suspected or prosecuted person is presumed to be innocent until their guilt has been established”. The jurors’ oath reiterates this assertion.

The Constitution of Russia, in article 49, states that “Everyone charged with a crime shall be considered not guilty until his or her guilt has been proven in conformity with the federal law and has been established by the valid sentense of a court of law”. It also states that “The defendant shall not be obliged to prove his or her innocence” and “Any reasonable doubt shall be interpreted in favor of the defendant”.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 11, states: Everyone charged with a penal offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which they have had all the guarantees necessary for their defense.

John Adams : “The right of a nation to kill a tyrant, in cases of necessity, can no more be doubted, than to hang a robber, or kill a flea. But killing one tyrant only makes way for worse, unless the people have sense, spirit and honesty enough to establish and support a constitution guarded at all points against the tyranny of the one, the few, and the many. Let it be the study, therefore, of lawgivers and philosophers, to enlighten the people’s understandings and improve their morals, by good and general education; to enable them to comprehend the scheme of government, and to know upon what points their liberties depend; to dissipate those vulgar prejudices and popular superstitions that oppose themselves to good government; and to teach them that obedience to the laws is as indispensable in them as in lords and kings.”

Gandhi: “They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. NOT MY OBEDIENCE!”

Albert Einstein: “It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”