Ronen Bergman, Israel, Legal Solution discussed on The Leonard Lopate Show


Mm welcome back to make day on wnyc i'm jonathan kaye part speaking with ronen bergman about his new book his seventh book rise and kill first the secret history of of israel's targeted assassinations so ronen aren't there several terms for assassinations is targeted assassinations as as in in your title targeted killing extra judicial killing is there a difference in all of these the only the only reason why we're talking about different terminology is because the american intelligence community wanted to find some sort of legal solution that would enable them to kill specific people aiming at specific grew at them killing them off the nine eleven why knowing that this is illegal according to american low about an according to presidential in order that was given by president ford bake enacting seventy six let me remind the the your audience our listeners dead there were times where the cia employed tactics of targeted assassinations and then with the church committee was established it was banned in forbidden but after nine eleven in the way that that resembled what happened to israel throughout its its history the american intelligence turned to the president president bush and said we do not have any other way to stop those people from said more and more perpetrate is to kill americans worldwide or other citizens uh but killing that because we cannot go to borabora out to other places and sent troops to arrest him the only way that we can we can disrupt the operation was by the use of targeted killing then he turned out to be illegal so the came up with the terminology of targeted killing which is illegal which is which is linked so we legal eagerly australia when you when you kill someone in a court in that country of which is defined as a hostile and and many enemy can the us it is the so that's targeted killing it's it's in that particular country that is the is your target there were the target as an extra judicial killing is exactly exactly as it sounds extra judicial at this but at the end of the day we're talking about the same thing the identification tracing don't in killing of a specific person in order to defend your country or to have may be something broader goal of changing history that debts that served by the way they did the physician of targeted killing is the.

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