Posts tagged ‘defense authorization act’

March 2, 2012

Another Apology – Another Disaster

By Oliver North March 2, 2012 6:42 am

On Feb. 20, a NATO-Afghan security team at the Parwan Detention Center — adjacent to the U.S.-run Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul — began destroying files, books and documents from the detention facility library. The printed material was being burned because it contained handwritten coded messages being passed among Taliban and al-Qaida detainees. Afghan security personnel retrieved charred pages from several copies of the Quran and other Islamic holy texts. The following day, angry crowds rioted outside NATO installations in Kabul and elsewhere around Afghanistan.

On Feb. 23, White House spokesman Jay Carney announced that President Barack Obama, America’s apologist-in-chief, had written a penitent letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in which Obama pledged to “take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.” Karzai responded by insisting that the American soldiers responsible for this act be put on public trial and punished. It’s been downhill in Afghanistan ever since.  Read More…

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February 10, 2012

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February 8, 2012

According To A New DHS Report, If You Love “Individual Liberty” Of If You “Believe In Conspiracy Theories” You Are A Potential Terrorist

February 8, 2012/By Michael Snyder/BlacklistedNews.com

Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970 to 2008“, and it was produced by the “National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism” for the Department of Homeland Security.  As you will see detailed later on in this article, the most shocking part of this report is when it discusses the “ideological motivations” of potential terrorists.  The report shamelessly attempts to portray red-blooded Americans that love liberty and that love their country as the enemy.  Once upon a time, deeply patriotic Americans were considered to be the backbone of America, but today they are considered to be potential terrorists.

Do you love America?  Are you against a one world economy and a one world government?  Do you deeply love individual liberty?  Do you believe in conspiracy theories?  If you answered any of those questions affirmatively, then you are a potential terrorist according to a brand new Department of Homeland Security report that was just released in January 2012.  More…

February 4, 2012

5 Wars That America Must End for Peace and Freedom to Prevail

Eric Blair/Activist Post

I’ve gotten to the point where I cringe whenever I hear the word ‘war’.  Even when it’s used to seemingly combat something noble sounding such as the war on poverty or the war on hunger.  It’s become apparent that all wars cause damage no matter if it’s a figurative war or an actual war.  It’s also obvious that when a war is declared on a social problem, the State is announcing a power grab which is going to result in less freedom. Read More…

January 23, 2012

Britain, US and France send warships through Strait of Hormuz

Britain, America and France delivered a pointed signal to Iran, sending six warships led by a 100,000 ton aircraft carrier through the highly sensitive waters of the Strait of Hormuz.

USS Abraham Lincoln

 
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USS Abraham Lincoln in Indonesia, 2005. The nuclear-powered carrier entered the Gulf without incident on Sunday Photo: US NAVY/GETTY
HMS Argyll

 
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HMS Argyll, (pictured in 2005), a Type 23 frigate from the Royal Navy, was one of the escort vessels making up the carrier battle-group Photo: ROYAL NAVY
 
 
 
David Blair

By , Chief Foreign Correspondent/6:00AM GMT 23 Jan 2012

 This deployment defied explicit Iranian threats to close the waterway. It coincided with an escalation in the West’s confrontation with Iran over the country’s nuclear ambitions.

European Union foreign ministers are today expected to announce an embargo on Iranian oil exports, amounting to the most significant package of sanctions yet agreed. They are also likely to impose a partial freeze on assets held by the Iranian Central Bank in the EU.  More…

January 19, 2012

Montanans to Recall Senators Who Voted for NDAA Bill

BREAKING Montanans Announce Recall Of NDAA Supporting Senators Max Baucus And Jonathan Tester.

January 19, 2012 by Volubrjotr

Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 – 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which according to the American Civil Liberties Union allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans announced the launch of recall campaigns against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester, who voted for the bill.  More…

January 2, 2012

Indefinite Detention of US Citizens Bill

Obama Expresses Objections to Indefinite Detention of US Citizens While Signing Defense Bill …(But It Was His Administration That Insisted the Language Was Included in Bill)

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, January 2, 2012, 1:26 AM

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act on Saturday, but not without expressing his objections to the funding bill’s provisions on the treatment of suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens.

Obama expressed “serious reservations” about the bill but argued in a signing statement released Saturday that it does not fundamentally change executive power.

The administration does not intend to interpret one provision as granting the military authority to detain Americans indefinitely
, Obama said in the statement. It also opposes sections of the bill that block the transfer of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to U.S. soil for any purpose and that restrict the government’s ability to transfer detainees to other countries.

But… It was his administration that insisted that the language be included in the bill.

From the video: Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) told Congress recently that under the original wording of the National Defense Authorization Act, American citizens were excluded from the provision that allowed for detention. Once Obama’s officials saw the text though, says Levin, “the administration asked us to remove the language which says that US citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.”

Specifically, the section that Obama asked to be reworded was Section 1031 of the NDAA FY2012, which says that “any person who has committed a belligerent act” could be held indefinitely.
Hat Tip Maria