According to the administration, the original objective was aimed toward the fight against terrorism around the world and included language that allowed the military to pursue and "take out" confirmed terrorists on U.S. soil, even if they are American citizens. But the tweaked version that Obama officially endorsed vastly expanded the scope of the directive, allowing for the killing of U.S. citizens on American soil during times of civil unrest or vast discontent among the population toward the federal government. Thus, the bulk of the directive has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism. That issue is dealt with in the Patriot Act. This directive is aimed at domestic uprisings by citizens who wish to express their outrage at the actions of the federal government -- a time honored tradition in this free society.Click here to read the whole thing.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Posted by Welshman at 8:05 AM