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---Senate Bill 1867 - The National Defense Authorization Act---

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM
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http://www.thecitywire.com/index.php?q=node/19101

Senate Bill 1867 - The National Defense Authorization Act

Two caveats:

#1: Keep in mind, there is always an earlier beginning and more to the story.

#2: Beware of becoming too firmly attached to either message or messenger.

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This is a story that should be breaking news but it's not.  As you look into this bill and what the passing of this bill will mean, the reason why this story is not breaking news should be obvious.

The bill is Senate Bill 1867 - The National Defense Authorization Act

You can read it here:  http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.1867:

What exactly is this bill about?  Well, here is how Mike Adams, the Editor of Naturalnews.com, described it in a newsletter I received from him today:

"In a stunning move that has civil libertarians stuttering with disbelief, the U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America.

This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a 'battleground' upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus [*] and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity.It's being called the most traitorous act ever witnessed in the Senate, and the language of the bill is cleverly designed to make you think it doesn't apply to Americans, but toward the end of the bill it essentially says it can apply to Americans 'if we want it to.' 

"Even WIRED magazine was outraged at this bill, reporting:

"'...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.'"

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/senate-military-detention/

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Mike had a lot more to say about this in the Natural New newsletter but we'll leave it at this.

However, here is a link to an article that he posted yesterday regarding Senate Bill 1867 and the ramifications to the American people if it's made into law.  I would hope that we would all want to look closely into this. Mike Adams definitely has his passionate perspective on this matter and he's not shy about stating it, but I believe it would behoove us each to arrive at our own perspective based upon the research we do for ourselves.

http://www.naturalnews.com/034291_SB_1867_war_on_terror.html

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 FYI: Here is a list of Senators that have supported this bill (includes both Boozman and Pryor):

 http://www.truthistreason.net/sb-1867-worldwide-indefinite-detention-and-the-senators-who-betrayed-you

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[*] Posse Comitatus:  The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C S 1385) that was passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction. It's intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) was to limit the powers of local governments and law enforcement agencies from using federal military personnel to enforce the laws of the land. Contrary to popular belief, the Act does not prohibit members of the Army from exercising state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order"; it simply requires that any order to do so must originate with the United States Constitution or Act of Congress.

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

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by Group Owner on Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:58 PM

 

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4343808

RuKiddingMe!!
the U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America. 12/2/2011 10:32AM

This bill, passed late last night in a 93-7 vote, declares the entire USA to be a "battleground" upon which U.S. military forces can operate with impunity, overriding Posse Comitatus and granting the military the unchecked power to arrest, detain, interrogate and even assassinate U.S. citizens with impunity.

It's being called the most traitorous act ever witnessed in the Senate, and the language of the bill is cleverly designed to make you think it doesn't apply to Americans, but toward the end of the bill it essentially says it can apply to Americans "if we want it to."

The passage of this law is nothing less than an outright declaration of WAR against the American People by the military-connected power elite. If this is signed into law, it will shred the remaining tenants of the Bill of Rights and unleash upon America a total military dictatorship, complete with secret arrests, secret prisons, unlawful interrogations, indefinite detainment without ever being charged with a crime, the torture of Americans and even the "legitimate assassination" of U.S. citizens on right here on American soil!

If you have not yet woken up to the reality of the police state we've been warning you about, I hope you realize we are fast running out of time. Once this becomes law, you have no rights whatsoever in America -- no due process, no First Amendment speech rights, no right to remain silent, nothing.

...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.”
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/senate-military-detention/

... and even the ACLU is outraged about this potential law:
http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senate-rejects-amendment-banning-indefinite-detention

The mainstream media is engaged in a shameful and conspiratorial news blackout of this entire issue:
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-medias-blackout-of-the-national-defense-authorization-act-is-shameful-2011-12


Read more: http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4343808#ixzz1fUmgTgc4
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JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Dec. 3, 2011 at 1:12 PM

 

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2813837/posts

Bipartisan legislation being considered in the U.S. Senate would expand the military’s power to go after any terrorism suspect, including American citizens, anywhere in the world—including within the United States—and confine them indefinitely without being charged or tried.

S. 1867, referred to as the National Defense Authorization Act bill, was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Michigan) and John McCain (R-Arizona) and was scheduled for a vote by the full Senate on Tuesday.

Voices on both the right and left have expressed concerns about the bill, including the American Civil Liberties Union and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Senator Mark Udall (D-Colorado) has introduced an amendment to S. 1867 that would “delete the harmful provisions and replace them with a requirement for an orderly Congressional review of detention power,” according to the ACLU. “The Udall Amendment will make sure that the bill matches up with American values.”

The provision has also drawn the ire of high-ranking officials in the executive branch who see it as a usurpation of power by the military. FBI Director Robert Mueller wrote a letter to members of Congress raising his own concerns and stating that “The legislation ... will inhibit our ability to convince covered arrestees to cooperate immediately, and provide critical intelligence.” President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill.


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