Here’s the best thing that can be said about the new detention powers the Senate has tucked into next year’s defense bill: They don’t force the military to detain American citizens indefinitely without a trial. They just let the military do that. And even though the leaders of the military and the spy community have said they want no such power, the Senate is poised to pass its bill as early as tonight. There are still changes swirling around the Senate, but this looks like the basic shape of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. Someone the government says is “a member of, or part of, al-Qaida or an associated force” can be held in military custody “without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.” Those hostilities are currently scheduled to end the Wednesday after never. Senate Wants the Military to Lock You Up Without Trial | Danger Room
UPDATE III: The Senate rejected the Udall amendment 38-60. While nearly all Americans head to family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself. Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial. The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Senators Demand the Military Lock Up of American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window
By Saman Mohammadi 1. Ideology. There is a dictatorship of the mind and spirit in America. 9 Ways The Bankster Occupied U.S. Government Is Waging War Against America
2009 Obama calls for unconstitutional, indefinite Detention Centers; Will he veto NDAA (Video) Adam Helfer WASHINGTON, November 30th, 2011- In a move that was shocking to many, in March 2009, President Obama was calling for a bill that’s never been attempted in U.S. History and unsupported by the Constitution.
NDAA detention provision would turn America into a “battlefield” Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Monday, November 28, 2011 UPDATE: Yes, Americans Will Be Targeted As Terrorists Under the NDAA The Senate is set to vote on a bill today that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. » Senate Moves To Allow Military To Intern Americans Without Trial Alex Jones
The Truth About the National Defense Authorization Act Every year we pass a National Defense Authorization Act. Each year, it has something hidden in it, secret tax breaks for big party contributors, pork barrel projects but this year we have gone too far. This year’s bill officially recreates the equivalent of the East German or North Korean police state here at home, as usual, “to protect us from terrorism.” Here, Senator Rand Paul makes it clear as day as does Senator John McCain. It is quite obvious, John McCain has totally broken with reality.
» Yes, Americans Will Be Targeted As Terrorists Under the NDAA Alex Jones Republican Congressman Amash warns that bill can be applied to U.S. citizens Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones Infowars.com Monday, November 28, 2011 Controversy over whether or not Americans are exempt from a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act bill, set to be voted on this week by the Senate, which defines the the entirety of the United States as a battleground in the war on terror, has been addressed by Republican Congressman Justin Amash, who warns that the bill does apply to U.S. citizens. As we previously reported, under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor this week, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.
Madison Ruppert, Contributing WriterActivist Post This is one of the most tragic events I have written about since establishing End the Lie over eight months ago: the horrendous bill that would turn all of America into a battlefield and subject American citizens to indefinite military detention without charge or trial has passed the Senate. To make matters even worse, only seven of our so-called representatives voted against the bill, proving once and for all (if anyone had any doubt remaining) that our government does not work for us in any way, shape, or form. S.1867, or the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year of 2012, passed with a resounding 93-7 vote. That’s right, 93 of our Senators voted to literally eviscerate what little rights were still protected after the PATRIOT Act was hastily pushed in the wake of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. The entire United States is now a war zone: S.1867 passes the Senate with massive support
US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police went viral online; images proliferated of young women – targeted seemingly for their gender – screaming, dragged by the hair by police in riot gear; and the pictures of a young man, stunned and bleeding profusely from the head, emerged in the record of the middle-of-the-night clearing of Zuccotti Park. But just when Americans thought we had the picture – was this crazy police and mayoral overkill, on a municipal level, in many different cities? – the picture darkened. The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy | Naomi Wolf | Comment is free