Eric H. Holder Jr. Attorney General of the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Eric. H. Holder, Jr.,
As the chief law enforcement officer of our United States, I would pose a question to you.
With the ‘secret’ legal system which has been established in our United States, how can I as a citizen or anyone in the world; know when we are breaking the law of the United States?
Don’t even try to argue that the laws of the United States don’t apply to anyone living anywhere on earth. The current capabilities our military has developed allow our government to individually ( albeit imprecisely ) target anyone on earth. The government of which you are a part, has assassinated by drone missile thousands of people; including United States citizens.
When King Hammurabi of Babylon ( 1792 BC to 1750 BC ) established his law – he had the text carved onto stone and displayed in several prominent locations of his kingdom.
When Napoleon Bonaparte established a new legal system for France, he published it on 21 March 1804. There have been hundreds of printings – the text was made as widely available as possible.
We seem to have in the United States a whole shadow legal system. This week a heavily redacted version of the memo with the legal justification for the assassination of the United States citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was finally made public which then refers to yet another memo which is still secret.
I submit to you that the whole ‘War on Terror’ legal framework is wrong. That the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) resolution should be submitted for review to the United States Supreme Court; along with all the actions that the government of our United States has taken based on it. If your Justice Department is interested in Justice – you should be doing everything you can to get this law invalidated. I believe that all the criminal actions of our government, the torture, indefinite imprisonment, assassination of both United States citizens and others, and the domestic spying on the citizens of our United States; would be sufficient justification even to the current members of the United States Supreme Court, that the United States government cannot be given the latitude of a law like the AUMF: which allows practically any government action.
Unfortunately, in my above appeal to you, I have left out how active a role you have played in the ‘War on
You, Eric H. Holder Jr., the Attorney General of the United States are just as culpable as President Barack Obama. The lawyers working for our United States ‘Justice’ Department argue the government’s position: defending indefinite imprisonment, defending assassination, defending domestic data collection; all under the cloak of national security. Even after these terrible abuses of power have been made public by heroes like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, your lawyers deny the very existence of this publicly known information to be admitted into United States courts.
The assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki demonstrates how your ‘Justice’ Deparment provides cover to the United States government. Anwar al-Awlaki’s father, Nasser al-Awlaki brought a case before the federal court in Al-Aulaqi v. Obama. Before his son was assassinated by the United States, Nasser al-Awlaki attempted to plead for mercy, for due process, for some kind, any kind; of judicial review from your ‘Justice’ Department. Your lawyers won the case: a father does not have standing in United States federal court to ask for due process of law for his son. No judicial review for the deliberate assassination of an United States citizen who is critical of our government.
I believe King Hammurabi of Babylon would have heard Nasser al-Awlaki’s petition.
I believe even Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte would have heard Nasser al-Awlaki’s petition.
Where is the justice in your government department?
Somebody has got to lead the United States back to sanity.
Is it going to be you?