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The Greatest Act of Legislative Treason: ‘Indefinite Detention’ Bill Passes Senate 93-7
By Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com
December 2, 2011
The Greatest Act of Legislative Treason: "Indefinite Detention’ Bill Passes Senate 93-7 by Paul Joseph Watson (Dec. 2, 2011)
Americans completely stripped of all rights under Section 1031
The Senate last night codified into law the power of the U.S. military to indefinitely detain an American citizen with no charge, no trial and no oversight whatsoever with the passage of S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act.
One amendment that would have specifically blocked the measures from being used against U.S. citizens was voted down and the final bill was passed 93-7.
Another amendment introduced by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein that attempted to bar the provision from being used on American soil, an effort to ensure “the military won’t be roaming our streets looking for suspected terrorists,” also failed, although Feinstein voted in favor of the bill anyway.
Feinstein was able to include a largely symbolic amendment which states that “nothing in the bill changes current law relating to the detention of U.S. citizens and legal aliens,” but this measure is meaningless according to Republican Congressman Justin Amash, a fierce critic of the bill.
“Some have asserted that Sen. Feinstein’s amendment, S Amdt 1456, protects the rights of American citizens and preserves constitutional due process. Unfortunately, it does not. It’s just more cleverly worded nonsense,” Amash wrote on his Facebook page.
Though the White House has threatened to veto the bill, the fact that Obama administration lawyers yesterday reaffirmed their backing for state sponsored assassination of U.S. citizens would suggest otherwise. Not voting for the bill, or in other words upholding the oath to protect the Constitution, has been described over and over again as “political suicide”.
“The bill puts military detention authority on steroids and makes it permanent, American citizens and others are at greater risk of being locked away by the military without charge or trial,” said Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.
As Spencer Ackerman highlights
, the bill completely violates the sixth amendment in that it allows American citizens to be locked up indefinitely, including in a foreign detention center, without any burden of proof whatsoever. An American merely has to be declared a terrorist and they can be abducted off the streets and never seen again.
“The detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority,” writes Ackerman.
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Paul Craig Roberts Says S-1867 is Repealing the U.S. Constitution and Ushering in a Police State.
"The Republican Party is a Gestapo Party"
Transcript of above video clip with Paul Craig Roberts and Liz Wahl,
Paul Craig Roberts Says S-1867 is Repealing the U.S. Constitution
and Ushering in a Police State
The Republican Party is a Gestapo Party
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eEMDX2iuHyI 00:07:54
RT America Anchor and Correspondent, Liz Wahl, in Washington, DC, Interviews Paul Craig Roberts, in Panama City, Florida: Keeping Torture Alive
Transcription: December 2, 2011
Transcription by: <email@example.com>
Reporter Liz Wahl: Well, Keeping Torture Alive, a bill in the Senate is calling for a return to Bush era torture. A freshman lawmaker introduced the Amendment, which would undo President Obama's Executive Order banning torture as an interrogation technique. That Amendment also aims to bring back a - quote: "classified set of torture tactics", so this would deem certain forms of torture as allowed, but the public isn't allowed to know what they are. So, why is Congress so gung-ho about torturing tactics? Former Reagan administration official and columnist Paul Craig Roberts joins us now. Welcome, Paul. Why are we seeing this renewed push for harsh interrogation practices?
Paul Craig Roberts: Well, if you're talking about the Detainee Policy that's in the Defense Authorization Bill, which allows the U.S. military to pick up people in every country of the world, which includes China, and Russia, and the United States, and hold them indefinitely, then we're talking about something that's far greater than a torture policy. We're talking about the repeal of The United States Constitution. And what we see from the vote against the Amendment by Rand Paul, the Republican Senator from Kentucky, to exempt American citizens from this Amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill that would allow the military to simply pick up any American citizen anywhere on Earth, and hold them indefinitely and without charges.
What we see is that Rand Paul's Amendment got voted down by the U.S. Senate. So, we have the U.S. Senate consisting of all except 2 Republicans, plus 15 Democrats voting to repeal The United States Constitution.
Liz: Now another - there is some question as to whether these harsh interrogation tactics are also constitutional - for example: water boarding. That was once torture; now it's considered not torture, or they're trying to bring it back. It's like the definition of this is unclear. And now there's this classified list to - which would make it so Americans don't even know what forms of torture are allowed. Why is there this push to allow the U.S. to engage in torture?
Paul: Well, I don't know why we're focused merely on torture, since we're talking about this Detainee Policy. The United States government executed Japanese, following World War II, for water boarding people. So, the position of the United States government is that water boarding is torture. We've actually executed people for doing it. So, I don't see how they can ever say that it's not torture. But what we're up against is more than the lawlessness of the United States government in violating American statutory laws against torture, which are on the books, and against violating the Geneva Conventions. But what we're talking about is an Amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill, which permits the United States government to use the military in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which has been in place since 1876.
And to use the military to arrest American citizens and hold them in indefinite detention, with no recourse to courts of law - now this constitutes the repeal of The United States Constitution. And when you find that we have 60 members of the elected Congress, who have supported this, then what we see is the United States is on its way to being a Police State. Only 2 Republicans in the Senate voted against this Amendment - only 2. So, what do we know? We now have a Republican Party that is a Gestapo Party. It is in favor of United States military arresting American citizens and putting them in concentration camps. And that's what's happening right now before us in front of our eyes.
Liz: And so what does this have to say about the climate in Congress and the climate in politics, and if it continues on this track what America could end up looking like?
Paul: Well, Obama says he's going to veto this. And according to The Washington Monthly, which is a very long-standing Washington publication, the Senate voted this way - all but 2 Republicans, plus 15 Democrats - they all voted to give this power to the military, despite the fact that The White House, the Pentagon, the FBI, and the CIA, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Head of the Justice Department's National Security Division all told the Senate, "Don't vote for this. It's a very bad idea." And yet they did. And so the question really comes to: Who wrote this Amendment? You see, they stuck it on the Defense Authorization Bill, because they assumed that most Senators don't want to vote against National Defense.
But who wrote this Amendment? What is the purpose of it? What is the agenda? This is the question that's unanswered. What is the reason for this Amendment?
Liz: And well, you know, some arguments proponents of this Amendment say that this is all in the name of safety. Does the U.S. need to go this route in order to stay safe from terrorist threats?
Paul: Look, what terrorist threats are they talking about? Since September 11, 2001, more than a decade ago, there have been no terrorist instances in the United States, except those orchestrated by the FBI. There are no terrorist instances. Despite the effort of Washington to create terrorism by bombing a half a dozen Muslim countries, we're still completely safe. Homeland Security hasn’t caught a single terrorist. There's no terrorist activity in the United States, therefore there is no basis for this type of a response. There's some other agenda going, and I think what it is, is to shut down the critics of government, because the critics of government are now exposing…
Liz: Okay, Paul, I'm sorry, we're just running out of time there. Thank you so much for your thoughts on this. That was former Reagan administration official and columnist, Paul Craig Roberts.
Seven Patriots Remain
[Note from Ken Adachi: The seven Senators listed below are apparently the only reliable patriots remaining in the U.S. Senate who understand their oath of office to uphold the United States Constitution and protect the principles of liberties of American citizens that are enshrined within that constitution. It's a disappointment that this list does not include the name of Tom Udall, but political expediency apparently will win out over principle when it comes to the reality of political life and standing up for what you preach ~ regardless of the political cost. Perhaps thinking Americans who read these words will take the time to call or e-mail each of these seven patriots and tell them just how much you appreciate their loyalty to the Constitution and to the American people. Readers should understand that this bill has not yet become law.
The House version of this bill was passed on May 26 , 2011 with a roll call vote of 322 in favor and 96 opposed
Currently, the House is working on smoothing out the differences between the Senate version and the House version, H-1540. After the differences are smoothed out, the bill will go to the Usurper for his signature. It's been rumored that the Usurper won't sign the bill with the 'Indefinite detention' amendment intact, but that's merely specualtion and not a hard fact. Also, an Obama veto could be overturned with enough votes in the Senate and the House. We are living in perilous times indeed. ]
Coburn, Tom - (R - OK) Class III
172 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactsenatorcoburn?p=ContactForm
Harkin, Tom - (D - IA) Class II
731 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://www.harkin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Lee, Mike - (R - UT) Class III
316 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Merkley, Jeff - (D - OR) Class II
313 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/
Paul, Rand - (R - KY) Class III
208 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://www.paul.senate.gov/?p=contact
Sanders, Bernard - (I - VT) Class I
332 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://sanders.senate.gov/contact/
Wyden, Ron - (D - OR) Class III
223 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/
Rats Thrive in a Polluted Environment
The two King Rats who oversaw and sponsored the passage of this traitor's version of S-1867 are Senators John McCain and Carl Leven. They can be reached at:
McCain, John - (R - AZ) Class III
241 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
Levin, Carl - (D - MI) Class II
269 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Web Form: http://levin.senate.gov/contact/
Contact information for the remaining 91 senatorial rats can be accessed at this link:
Senators contact list: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
The complete Senate roll vall vote (Vote 218) for S-1867, the most treasonous act ever approved by the US Senate in the history of this nation.
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress - 1st Session
as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the SenateVote Summary
Question: On Passage of the Bill (S. 1867 As Amended ) Vote Number: 218 Vote Date: December 1, 2011, 08:02 PM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Bill Passed Measure Number: S. 1867 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 ) Measure Title: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 93 NAYs 7
Alphabetical by Senator Name
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State
Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Boozman (R-AR), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brown (R-MA), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coats (R-IN), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Coons (D-DE), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
DeMint (R-SC), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Heller (R-NV), Yea
Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Johnson (R-WI), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Manchin (D-WV), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Moran (R-KS), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Portman (R-OH), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Yea
Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Grouped By Vote Position
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State
YEAs ---93 Akaka (D-HI)
NAYs ---7 Coburn (R-OK)
Grouped by Home State
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State
Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Yea Murkowski (R-AK), Yea Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea California: Boxer (D-CA), Yea Feinstein (D-CA), Yea Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea Udall (D-CO), Yea Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Coons (D-DE), Yea Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Yea Rubio (R-FL), Yea Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Yea Inouye (D-HI), Yea Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Kirk (R-IL), Yea Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Yea Lugar (R-IN), Yea Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Yea Harkin (D-IA), Nay Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Yea Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea Paul (R-KY), Nay Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Yea Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea Snowe (R-ME), Yea Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Mikulski (D-MD), Yea Massachusetts: Brown (R-MA), Yea Kerry (D-MA), Yea Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Yea Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Yea Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Yea Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Yea Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Yea Tester (D-MT), Yea Nebraska: Johanns (R-NE), Yea Nelson (D-NE), Yea Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Yea Reid (D-NV), Yea New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Yea Shaheen (D-NH), Yea New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea Menendez (D-NJ), Yea New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Yea Udall (D-NM), Yea New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Hagan (D-NC), Yea North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Yea Hoeven (R-ND), Yea Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Yea Portman (R-OH), Yea Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Yea Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Toomey (R-PA), Yea Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Yea Graham (R-SC), Yea South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Yea Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Hutchison (R-TX), Yea Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea Lee (R-UT), Nay Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea Sanders (I-VT), Nay Virginia: Warner (D-VA), Yea Webb (D-VA), Yea Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Yea West Virginia: Manchin (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea Wisconsin: Johnson (R-WI), Yea Kohl (D-WI), Yea Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home Stat
While The Public Sleeps, An Unprecedented Act of TREASON Occured in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 29, 2011 (Dec. 1, 2011)
61 US Senators Commit High Treason in Voting for McCain/Levin Amendment to Defense Spending Bill Allowing US Citizens To Be Held on Indefinite Detention - at Guantanmo - Based on Suspicion Alone (Nov. 30, 2011)
Subject: Authorization Act
Date: Mon, December 5, 2011
To: Ken Adachi
It is getting scary in the USA. Americans are also being targeted for watching the police:
Seems urgent that some get out of the US. Do you have any thoughts on getting out?
In 2003, I planed to go to Mexico to live but as soon I got ready to make the move, Mexico fell apart. Perhaps the US/UK alliance will target every nation before long. You have been posting or writing about many counters and alternatives in medicine, chemtrails, etc., but I cannot see how we can fight this since the hope to"Wake up America" has been out there of a long time.
I hope to hear some of your views on this some time.
Thanks and God Bless, Herb
If you have a lot of money, you could run to South America I suppose, and get by okay--until the day comes that they start dong a number on South America (after America falls), and then all bets are off.
If you lack money and influence, however, living in a foreign country is not going to be easy. Just getting and keeping a visa to legally stay there will be a headache; unless you decide on a dirt poor, flea bag, third world country, In that case, YOU won't be able to earn any real money. How are you going to make a living?
It seems more intelligent to stay her and fight, otherwise the NWO is going to take over the entire world. Is that what you want?
Try fighting them AFTER they take over versus trying to stop them now while you still have a chance; while you still have the ballot and still have the courts. Look what happened to the people involved in the plot to take out Hitler at the Wolf's lair in 1944.
It's much easier to prevent cancer, than trying to stop it once it takes hold. Running away won't stop the NWO, but people who fight--will.
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