Reinstate EO 12333, Article 2.11 and end targeted killing
  • Petitioned THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BARACK OBAMA

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BARACK OBAMA

Reinstate EO 12333, Article 2.11 and end targeted killing

    1. Lily Robins
    2. Petition by

      Lily Robins

      Portland, OR

After the assassination of 16 year old American citizen Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki it has become apparent that the U.S government's practice of targeted killing is a greater threat to our democracy than it is a boon.

This practice has been historically banned by Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan. President Reagan's stand on this issue was especially unwavering. In Executive Order 12333, Article 2.11 Reagan wrote:

No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination.

This article was revoked by President Bush in October, 2001.

This was viewed as necessary, however as with the practice of torture, it seems more likely that this method will only lead to the radicalization of those who have been our allies in the past.

If you like this petition, consider signing the identical petition on White House Petitions,

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reinstate-assassination-ban-and-end-us-governments-practice-targeted-killing/2GQjsnGs

Thank you.

To:
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BARACK OBAMA
Reinstate EO 12333, Article 2.11 and end targeted killing

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • sandra winnemueller ALGOMA, WI
      • 11 months ago

      Targeted killings are a form of repression and terror that the US seems to find just fine as long as they are the ones doing it. It needs to stop NOW!

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      • about 1 year ago

      mmm, isnt this beyond child abuse? Where is CPS? Drones..why do you do this??? I thought this was a country that valued human rights and life????

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    • T G SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Murder for any reason is not justified or justifiable.

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    • Peter Lewis SANTA MONICA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      when gov't does whatever it wants, there is no freedom, no country, only nazi germany all over again.

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    • Jim Phillips SONOMA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Wrongful assassination is against the law.

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