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Treason From Within: The Road towards a Police State in America
Defense Authorization bill allows for military detentions of American citizens in the US.

by Dr. Andrew Bosworth

Global Research, November 28, 2011

Preparing for the Final Takedown?

There is a shocking piece of legislation working its way through Congress. A Defense Authorization bill for 2012 allows for military detentions of American citizens on American soil. These can be indefinite detentions, with no trial.

The American Civil Liberties Union statement (more of an alert) on November 23, 2011 deserves special attention:

"The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people — including Americans living in the United States itself — indefinitely and without charge."

"The Defense Authorization bill — a "must-pass" piece of legislation — is headed to the Senate floor with troubling provisions that would give the President — and all future presidents — the authority to indefinitely imprison people, without charge or trial, both abroad and inside the United States."

"If enacted, sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA would:

1) Explicitly authorize the federal government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States;

(2) Mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control, including civilians picked up within the United States itself; and

(3) Transfer to the Department of Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement, penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held by the Department of Justice."

"The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing."

Read the whole article.

I have to tell you that what Levin and McCain have done is nothing short of complete insanity.

I have never been more offended for the Bill of Rights in my life.

This is worse, WORSE!, than George W. Bush and his trampling all over US citizens rights. This is turning the US into El Salvador during the worst of the worst in Central America under the dictatorships there. There is nothing separating the US government from labeling anybody a terrorist and disappearing that person in this bill. They don't have to hold even a military trial, which would still be wrong but something where a military would stand up for the accused. That would not make this bill acceptable though.

This legislation is an outrage. I can't condemn it enough. It makes me sick.

Everything the Bill of Rights is about is exactly to protect US citizens from this legislation. It's the worst piece of legislation I have ever heard of getting anywhere near as much support in the US Senate that this monstrosity has received.

This legislation is so bad that it really does threaten to bring the left and Libertarians together against the neocons and Zionists -- and that's who's behind this piece of crap legislation -- Zionists, the same people who steal land in Palestine, the same people who are led by that pathological Likudnik liar, Netanyahu, who is trying to get the US to make war on Iran based upon a gigantic pack of lies and for Israeli ambitions for empire in the Middle East. Don't kid yourself.

The Patriot Act was an abomination, but this thing makes that look citizen friendly.

Look, this is the stuff of why the Arab Spring has happened. Levin and McCain, et al., think they're going to shove Americans into a box that the Arabs are breaking out of. They're insane. They're more than risking civil war in the US. There are people who will take up arms to fight to the death rather than be dragged off just because someone tips the military that someone else is or maybe a terrorist (but who really is nothing of the kind but rather just protesting and physically defending his constitutional right to do so).

The gun dealers and ammo dealers are going to have a field day. The black market in weapons will go crazy. Organized crime will make a mint. People will steal just to afford an arsenal. And don't think it won't include hi-tech weapons. There are advanced scientist in and out of this country who will join a rebellion against tyranny that this sort of legislation pretty much guarantees.

Where were Levin and McCain born, under rocks? Don't they remember the Senate hearings about governmental abuse and overreach and all the problems it caused and how close to revolution it took the country? Wake the Hell up!

I have been saying for years now that this direction is playing with fire.

So far, Occupy has been non-violent. There have been a few property damagers, but who knows whether those were government agents. However, if you push a peaceful people far enough, long enough, the vast majority will turn to violence to protect themselves and their family members.

If you think you've already numbed them to the point where they will remain passive, just look at the Arab Spring. It can happen here and will if you idiots don't back off.

I am not calling for the violent overthrow of this unlawful regime called the United States of America. I am warning that others will do it. They will be every bit as clever as the US intelligence and military because they won't have any choice. They will have been driven to it by stupid Senators and Congressmen who will lose their heads quickly if they're lucky.

God, what the Hell is happening? Who put the most insane inmates in charge?


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    • "Treason From Within: The Road towards a Police State in America" already indicates "About 9,580 results" on Google. Man oh man, that's only one article.

      This is going to be white hot until Obama vetoes it, which he has too. That veto will actually make him politically again.

      McCain and Lindsay Graham are handing Obama a huge moral victory over the Republicans, who are in a minority on this one nationally (once the general population gets an ear full of how easy this legislation would make huge governmental abuses against anyone for any trumped up mere allegation).