Legislating Tyranny In America (Part One)

Obama won’t prosecute CIA torturers, Wall Street crooks, other corporate criminals, lawless war profiteers, or other venal high-level civilian or government officials.

Instead, expect him to sign into law (or at least tacitly approve) indefinite military detentions of US citizens allegedly associated with terrorist groups, with or without corroborating evidence.

On December 5, the ACLU headlined, “Indefinite Detention, Endless Worldwide War and the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),” saying:

Enactment of this measure will authorize “the military to pick up and imprison people, including US citizens, without charging them or putting them on trial.”

http://www.aclu.org/indefinite-detention-endless-worldwide-war-and-2012-national-defense-authorization-act

Enactment of this measure will authorize “the military to pick up and imprison people, including US citizens, without charging them or putting them on trial.”

Secretly with no hearings, both Houses are rushing to complete a “joint version” before leaving for Christmas break. Fundamental American values and freedoms are on the line.

Senator Levin revealed – It was Obama who required the Indefinite Detainment Bill INCLUDE U.S. Citizens as part of the wording!

House-Senate Revise Indefinite Detention Bill in Bid to Avoid White House Veto, But Fears Remain

AMY GOODMAN: Who’s pushing for this? And what about the amendments that are being talked about right now? And also, what about the Udall amendment?

AMY GOODMAN: Two retired Marine generals, Charles Krulak and Joseph Hoa, who worked with Human Rights First to fight the legislation, wrote a New York Times op-ed, which was entitled “Guantánamo Forever”?

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/opinion/guantanamo-forever.html?_r=1

CHRIS ANDERS: Yeah, and I think, you know, it’s been amazing to see basically almost every national security official, retired or current, has come out against these provisions. So it’s amazing—I have never seen—I’ve been at the ACLU 15 years, spending most of that time working on national security issues. I’ve never seen such a full force opposition from the national security establishment against legislation like this. And so—

…….

CHRIS ANDERS: Well, you know—well, it’s hard to figure out who profits from this. The military doesn’t want it. The Secretary of Defense has been personally lobbying Congress against this legislation….

Read more: http://www.democracynow.org/2011/12/14/house_senate_revise_indefinite_detention_bill

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