Uhm… that has literally zero to do with what I asked.
The US government gave orders to the US Air Force, which then flowed down the chain of command, to use a drone to fire a missile at Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen.
There was no judgement in a trial by his peers. He received no due process for the crimes he was accused of. He could have been tried in absentia with an appointed defense; there is a precedent to perform such actions. Yet that was not even entertained.
Instead it was done solely as a military operation by the executive branch. When the judicial branch should have been involved in such a case.
Was Al-Awlaki an anti-American piece of trash? Yes he was. But he was an American citizen and was not a member of the US military, where a person of his actions would tried by a form of military tribunal. He should have been tried for treason by civilian courts and if found guilty, then actions could have been taken to bring him into custody to serve a prison sentence or if necessary be given the death sentence and have it carried out in the method of which he was killed.
But it’s the lack of due process, the violations of his rights as an American citizen, that angered me. Not because of him personally; he was trash and the world is better without his presence. But because of the dangerous precedent that was set by those actions.
And he wasn’t the only one that was done to. And the executive branch grossly exceeded its authority, in my humble opinion.
It was the US government who made these decisions. Not a foreign power. So your examples have absolutely nothing to do with what I was talking about.