Atrocious actions are often carried out under color of law, yet they are still manifestly evil and abhorrent.
Any action which violates the life, liberty, or property rights of another constitutes the unjust initiation of force and justifies the use of defensive force to protect the rights of the victim. The mere fact that a government or state endorses an action—murder, enslavement, internment, torture, etc.—does not serve to make the action any less reprehensible.
"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." — George Orwell