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  •  unless we're in a state of war (1+ / 0-)
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    the army, the military is expressly forbidden from operating inside the US

    Posse Comitatus

    Nevermind that any president doing so would not only be commiting personal political sucicide but likely killing his party and opening up grounds for impeachment

    •  How about the CIA? (0+ / 0-)

      "He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

      by Hayate Yagami on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:36:39 PM PST

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      •  the CIA too (1+ / 0-)
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        at least officially, it's probably a lot easier for the CIA to bend those rules then the military but I think people would notice if drones started raining hellfire missiles down

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