Speech Justifies Targeted Killings. A Dark Day.

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The United State's Attorney General Eric Holder today made a speech to justify the legal framework around targeted killings, including of a US citizen overseas.  The full text of his speech is to be found at Opinio Juris who will be publishing analysis quite soon no doubt.  The speech is lengthy. Worth reading.  I would venture to say, it must be read. A dark day for us all, not just our American friends.

AG Holder’s National Security Speech – Text 

by Kenneth Anderson 

REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER
AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW CHICAGO

[Added 7 March 2012] 

Opinio Juris authors respond to the Holder speech 7 March 2012

Fabius Maximus authors [USA] respond to the Holder speech 7 March 2012

As for myself, I concur with these authors.  It is a good day to watch Sydney Lumet's 1976 film Network. Precient. Also to revisit Richard Flannagan's uncompromising stare into the current state of our conscience in Smug and complacent, young and free |  25 November 2011 | by Richard Flanagan| ABC The Drum Opinion

 

 
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