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  •  Eventually this could become terrifying. If (5+ / 0-)

    government can now target people for assassination, and then keep the reasons secret, then lawyers can expand the legal argument for those who may present a grave threat to the system, and then people can just drop death from a "heart attack" or just be found hanging, etc.

    I know that sounds crazy, but we have cross the Rubicon into absurdity.

    •  Easier to just arrest them under NDAA provisions (1+ / 0-)
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      Ray Pensador

      and have them killed while they are being secretly - and indefinitely - detained.  No need to suicide people or slip poison into their food.  They just disappear and noone ever hears from them again.

      And I would hasten to add that the US has not reached this point of totalitarian fascism (that I am aware of).  But I hope that no one actually needs me to link to historical examples of regimes that did exactly what I described in the first paragraph.  

      Whether this country is on that trajectory can be debated.  But I think it's clear which camp I fall into.

      "If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people." -Tony Benn (-6.38,-6.36)

      by The Rational Hatter on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:25:19 PM PST

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