A speech by Attorney General, Eric Holder, hit the topic of American citizens being targeted for assassination, for allegedly being involved in terrorist activity.
It seems that Eric Holder is defending the Obama administration’s decision to assassinate American citizens in other countries if they are perceived as an “imminent threat”; without going through the judicial system, or opening up the targeting process to public scrutiny.
With terrorism laws being used for an increasingly broad spectrum of offenses, it scares us to think what one day this policy may be utillised for. Extra-judicial killing is an unjust practice not befitting the self-described pillar of democracy and freedom that the USA claims to be. The right to a trial should be a human right protected by the governments of the world.