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Executive Order 12425 Amended By Obama giving Interpol full diplomatic immunity?!

And libs thought the Patriot Act was an infringement on one's privacy!

In 1983 President Reagan extended to Interpol the privileges and immunities afforded foreign diplomats. On December 17, 2009 Obama signed an "updated" version REMOVING key language of this order, namely:

"Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable."

This means Interpol records are beyond US citizens’ Freedom of Information Act requests and from American legal or investigative discovery.

Interpol officers would have diplomatic immunity for any lawbreaking conducted in the US at a time when Interpol nations (like Italy) have attempted to try American intelligence agents for their work in the war on terror.

What do you think?

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Asked by LoriKeet at 6:18 PM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (31)
  • The people supporting it were the same ones who went wild when Bush enacted the Patriot Act, but were strangely silent when Obama kept and expanded the Patriot Act.

    Funny that way.

    Answer by MunchMunch at 9:57 AM on Dec. 29, 2009

  • LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:24 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • OH MY! :cringe:

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:31 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • This is concerning considering the Iraq timetable withdrawal, the Guantánamo closure (relocation to Illinois), and now a more empowered Interpol; will Obama once again make America a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as Clinton did? Will it be a move that surrenders us to an international body whose enforcement has now been elevated above our constitutional rights and domestic law enforcement?

    Sleep tight, ladies!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:33 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • OMG!

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:10 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • This is bad!


    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 7:35 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • They just keep selling us out more and more, amazing isn't it? But that's okay, we can be proud, we are P.C., wooo hooo!!!

    We are sooo thrown under the bus, I can't believe what has and is continuing to be done to us by our own gov't, it's not our country anymore, hasn't been since January 2009...

    Answer by agentwanda at 7:44 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Let's just sign all of our rights away. We can let the criminals who run the UN tell us how to raise our kids as well.

    Answer by MunchMunch at 7:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Actually, your original statement, that "in 1983 President Reagan extended to Interpol the privileges and immunities afforded foreign diplomats" is wrong. If Reagan had extended those same privileges and immunities, there wouldn't have been the excepted clauses listed. Also, you're comparing 2 different categories: diplomats (people) and organizations. By deleting those exceptions, Interpol NOW has the same privileges and immunities afforded foreign organizations per 22 USC Sec. 288, which was enacted by our Congress during the Truman administration.

    How on Earth would one have gained access to Interpol files through the Freedom of Information Act anyway? FOIA applies only to US federal agencies, and Interpol is not a US government entity. I'm not giving an opinion about how this will affect prosecution of Americans oversees. I'm just trying to provide you facts so that you can more accurately assess the "threat" this is.

    Answer by evwsquared at 8:04 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Barack Obama will be remembered thru out future history not only as the worst President in American history but the most economically & Nat'l Security illiterate President to walk thru the Rose Garden into the WH. Be proud of yourself Obama while you sit on your throne in the Oval Office b/c history will NOT be kind to you sir.....


    Answer by blondekosmic15 at 8:08 PM on Dec. 28, 2009