Forum Post: ACLU Files Lawsuit Challenging Targeted Killing of Three U.S. Citizens (none had been charged with a crime)
Posted 8 years ago on July 18, 2012, 8:17 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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Today, the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s targeted killing of three U.S. citizens in drone strikes far from any armed conflict zone.
The government has never charged any of the three U.S. citizens with a crime. They have never provided evidence of their crimes either.
This is why this is a problem. The government can't just say things are bad and then kill it. They need a thing called evidence. They also need to abide by the law.
These wars have poisoned America. Why is Black water still in operation? Why do we have warships surrounding Iran? Why Libya and not Uganda? More people have been slaughtered in Uganda. Way more. Research these countries and these wars. Don't forget about the undeclared wars in Yemen and Pakistan. Why is hatred for the US growing in Yemen? Why are they reusing failed policies that created the Taliban dating back to 1979? Research the Mujahideen and the Aghan Arabs. These are failed policies and they're proven to be counter productive.
Sanctions and bombs that kill or hurt civilians are counter productive to our goals.
And it's not just these presidents doing this. It's failed Congressmen budgeting for these policies and failing to impeach for war crimes.