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No fears, the CIA has “rules” about which Americans it can kill

License to Kill? Intelligence Chief Says U.S. Can Take Out American Terrorists

The director of national intelligence affirmed rather bluntly today that the U.S. intelligence community has authority to target American citizens for assassination if they present a direct terrorist threat to the United States.

“Whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us, whether that American has – is a threat to other Americans. Those are the factors involved.” Blair explained. “We don’t target people for free speech. We target them for taking action that threatens Americans.”

According to U.S. officials, only a handful of Americans would be eligible for targeting by U.S. intelligence or military operations. The legal guidance is determined by the National Security Council and the Justice Department. </em>

Actions that threaten Americans is your criteria? Um, there’s a couple of guys who illegally invaded sovereign nations a few years ago, leading to an increase in terrorist activity targeting Americans. You might want to look them up, they give motivational speeches and hiss out lies on Fox these days. Can’t miss ‘em.

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