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    Dr Swig Mcjigger

    1. Do you mean convicted or committed? What is your definition of 'actively'? Do you believe Al Qaeda is an organization that a state can be at war with?

    2. Yes, if they are members of an enemy military organization.

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:36:07 AM PST

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      aliasalias, gerrilea

      1.  Not committed or convicted...as could be the case with those associated to organizations, but have not renounced said organizations goals.

      2.  Thanks for clarifying.  So you believe in assassinating say member of the Black Panthers in the sixties after Hoover declared them enemies of the state.   Or the weather underground.   By joining an organization ordained as "the enemy" by the US Government, you believe that designation provides the Government the right to engage in assassination.  I couldn't disagree with you more, but that is the purpose of dialogue.    

      I believe that American citizens have rights, until based on due process they have been proven to has committed a crime that is punishable by death.  But hey, that is just me reading the constitution.

      But I know, the constitution is a historical document..not a suicide pact...yada yada yada...
       

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      by justmy2 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 11:37:13 AM PST

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