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  •  I don't accept your characterization. (0+ / 0-)

    And I'm not interested in a hypothetical.  You have a view that certain unprosecuted acts amount to war crimes.  The relevant convening authorities and criminal investigators tasked disagree.  That's who "widely" disagree with you.

    You asked for the law authorizing the President to employ NSC special activities.  That's the law.  I'm not sure why you think it went into effect in 2011; the language explicitly describing the President's authority to employ covert action dates back to 1991.

    •  These are not hypotheticals, they are occurring (0+ / 0-)

      as we speak.

      You see, I do know that "laws" are only enforced when it suits some agenda, not because it's the law.  Who stands in judgment when the State fails to do it's sworn duty in this case?

      We know that in the Trayvon Martin case, the Fed's stepped in when the State failed to prosecute.

      Who does this with the Federal Gov't?  So, your position is demonstrably incorrect here.

      The powers granted to the POTUS cannot violate International Treaties we've signed on to.  The quoted section of Code you gave me doesn't grant him or his operatives immunity from prosecution for war crimes, period.

      See Nuremberg Trials please. They've escaped prosecution because we still have the most powerful military on the planet.  When that changes, and sadly, history proves these types of institutions cannot last forever, when it crumbles, they can be held accountable for the actions today.

      Then tell me those men & women that have been mislead  and lied into doing "a job" is legitimate.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 06:56:52 AM PST

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