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  •  For one, if someone is within the reach (0+ / 0-)

    of law enforcement authorities, the requirement to take him into custody would apply.  

    If he were sitting in a hotel in Paris, the only legal option would be to have the French police pick him up.

    But, if someone puts themselves out of the reach of law enforcement authority and the options are (a) kill him or (b) leave him alone, then (a) becomes an option.

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 02:26:03 PM PDT

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    •  There are criminals wanted in the US hiding outsid (2+ / 0-)
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      the country.  Does the government then have the right to drop bombs in those countries in any case, or is "terrorism" somehow a special crime?

      Reality has a liberal bias.

      by Hayate Yagami on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 02:48:10 PM PDT

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      •  Unless they are members of the (0+ / 0-)

        Al Qaeda network and have been determined by the President to be engaged in plotting armed attacks against the United States, the use of deadly force without a chance to surrender would not be legal regardless of circumstance.

        "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

        by Geekesque on Fri Sep 30, 2011 at 02:50:59 PM PDT

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