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    That's an opinion. The fact is to order an assassination on an American without a trial is illegal. This is an interesting case and I am just as happy to see this asshole dead as anyone with intelligence, but it was done in the open, by the American government. I see a slippery slope here and it's kind of scary.
     
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    So we're wrong to treat our conflict with Al Qaeda as a war; we should be treating it only as a law enforcement problem?
     
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    Only in the case of an american citizen. For foreign nationals its open season.

    Also, the proper thing to do is have a mechanism to revoke a person's citizenship. Set up a hearing, and give them 30 days to dispute the revocation. After that its drone missile time.

    Its less law enforcement then consitutional issues, and due process. You need to do the due process first, then you can bomb them to bits.
     
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    No. An American citizen can't join forces with a foreign enemy, renounce his citizenship, and still claim full rights and protections as an American civilian citizen. It's preposterous.
     
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    yeah that would be fine.
     
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    The fact is that your post is fact-free. He was not "assassinated." He did not deserve a trial. It is called a "slippery slope fallacy" for a reason.
    ANd why do we have yet another thread on this topic?
     
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    You would appear to be wrong here.

     
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    The action was clearly lawful.

    The discussion should be, do we want to change it.
     
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    eh...

    6th amendment
     
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    The ex-patriots and lost their American Citizenship when they enemy combatants, so entire premise for this debate about assassinating American citizens is erroneous, and moot.
     

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