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Regulators, You are Working for Criminals
by feather - StormCloudsGathering Thursday, Dec 15 2011, 7:18am
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After the bought US Senate and corrupt House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the most draconian provision in US History into Law -- indefinite detention without charge or trial on SUSPICION -- it became plain the US military, police and other domestic regulatory bodies are working for minority CRIMINAL interests. The same interests that have hijacked OUR democracy and trashed safeguards enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, which were included by our founding fathers to protect the people and nation against precisely the criminal interests that control Washington today. It is a sad day for the do-nothing paralysed population and a tragic day in American history when a clearly corrupted government opens the door to elite domestic criminal extremists and a totalitarian future.

Martin Luther King jr, murdered by the criminal executive
Martin Luther King jr, murdered by the criminal executive

I am not going to join the vocal accusative chorus verifying the fact, however, I would remind all regulators of MLK's enduring observation that "everything Hitler did in Germany was legal" -- sleep on that fact before you reach for your batons and pepper spray. You have sworn an oath to serve and protect the people and nation, not serve criminal minority elites!


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US House Passes 'Indefinite Detention' Bill -- Obama Backflips on Veto
by staff report via sam - Al-Jazeera Thursday, Dec 15 2011, 8:13am

House of Representatives approves defense bill including moves to allow terror suspects to be detained indefinitely.

WASHINGTON - The US House of Representatives has voted in favor of controversial proposed legislation that would deny terror suspects, including US citizens, the right to trial and permit authorities to detain them indefinitely.

The proposed changes were included in a $662bn defence bill passed on Wednesday by the Republican-controlled House after White House officials withdrew a threat to block the bill over concerns it would undermine the US president's authority over counterterrorism activities.

In a statement, Jay Carney, a White House spokesman said "several important changes" had been made, which meant that presidential advisers would not recommend Barack Obama veto the bill.

The bill, which also endorsed tougher sanctions against Iran's central bank and freezing $700 million in aid to Pakistan, must still pass through the Senate, which is expected to vote on Thursday.

If approved, the bill would require the US military to take custody of terror suspects accused of involvement in plotting or committing attacks against the United States.

But in changes introduced under pressure from the White House, the bill was amended to say that the military cannot interfere with FBI and other civilian investigations and interrogations. The revisions also allow the president to sign a waiver moving a terror suspect from military to civilian prison.

Carney said the new bill "does not challenge the president's ability to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists and protect the American people."

'Lack of clarity'

But some officials had some objections to the clause. FBI Director Robert Mueller criticized the provision for its lack of clarity on how the changes would be implemented at the time of arrest.

The White House said that some of those concerns remained.

"While we remain concerned about the uncertainty that this law will create for our counter-terrorism professionals, the most recent changes give the president additional discretion in determining how the law will be implemented," added Carney.

But the bill has also attracted criticism from civil rights campaigners.

Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), said the bill was a "big deal".

"It would authorize the president to order the military to capture civilians and put them in indefinite detention without charge or trial, with no limitation based on either geography or citizenship," he told Al Jazeera.

"The military would have the authority to imprison persons far from any battlefield, including American citizens and including people picked up in the US."

2011 Al-Jazeera-English

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