AIPAC/Neocon mouthpieces Levin & McCain shred Bill of Rights (via NDAA) for support of Israel

The Israel Lobby and the Creation of US Dictatorship

http://thepassionateattachment.com/2011/11/30/the-israel-lobby-and-the-creation-of-an-american-dictatorship/

Obama can still indefinitely detain with NDAA [VIDEO]

http://ow.ly/n6xY2

Chris Hedges Responds to NDAA Defeat, Says It’s a ‘Black Day’ for Liberty

http://wammtoday.org/2013/07/21/chris-hedges-responds-to-ndaa-defeat-says-its-a-black-day-for-liberty/

US support for Israel primary motivation for 9/11 (and earlier World Trade Center attack in 1993) and resulted in Patriot Act which has shredded Bill of Rights ever since!: http://tinyurl.com/motivation911

Obama signs NDAA 2013 without objecting to indefinite detention of Americans:

Exclusive NDAA Coverage: Call to Action with Chris Hedges

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxtGz5gZaqI

‘US government is not protecting its citizens’ civil liberties’

http://rt.com/usa/news/court-law-obama-citizen-343/

Kucinich on NDAA: Indefinite detention part of push to shred Constitution:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncUWFRYn8nw

Why You Should Be Outraged About The Ruling To Keep The NDAA Indefinite  Detention Clause In Effect

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-be-outraged-about-the-ruling-to-keep-the-national-defense-authorization-in-effect-2012-10#ixzz28fH9w3MC

According to This Report, The Newest Version Of NDAA Makes It EASIER To Detain Citizens Indefinitely: http://j.mp/UewSAF

Hedges: “No Outcry Within Media” on NDAA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYo2c2V0JLk

NDAA Authorizes War Against Iran (for Israel):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-dennis-kucinich/ndaa-authorizes-war-again_b_1524474.html

Americans already detained under NDAA?

http://rt.com/usa/news/ndaa-reddit-plaintiffs-hedges-143/

Due process under duress: Detaining citizens under NDAA

Activists retaliate against the US government by suing them for signing a bill they say goes against the Constitution

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/08/201282392637358491.html

Court blocks NDAA indefinite detention provision; Obama appeals: http://owl.li/dJad5 

White House demands military prisons for Americans under NDAA: http://on.rt.com/xsdzk7 

The Battle Over NDAA’s Police-State Provisions Continues in Court:

http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Battle_Over_NDAA%27s_Police-State_Provisions_Continues_in_Court_/21237/0/0/0/Y/M.html

MSM: NDAA, to Restrict Journalists?:
Obama signs controversial defense bill (watch video at following URL and read what is mentioned as well about coming war with Iran):
 

US Army Preparing for Martial Law Scenario in US? Civil Disturbance and Mock Riot Drills In Washington?

http://theintelhub.com/2012/04/09/us-army-preparing-for-martial-law-scenario-in-us-civil-disturbance-and-mock-riot-drills-in-washington/

 Paul & Napolitano~Restore Civil Liberties

Obama rules as a dictator, says Ron Paul — RT

http://rt.com/usa/news/obama-paul-president-congress-311/

Carl Levin on NDAA ‘Obama Admin insisted on the contents’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DNDHbT44cY

Obama’s change: From kidnapping and torture to assassination
Big irony of the NDAA: It gives detainees in Afghanistan MORE due process:
Jonathan Turley on surveillance and privacy issues (NDAA mentioned):
Obama’s change: From kidnapping and torture to assassination
‘Obama just didn’t have the balls to follow with the right thing’
Obama Signs NDAA Martial Law
Weimar and Washington (by Philip Giraldi)
Indefinite detention and torture act arrives at White House — RT

Ron Paul furious over indefinite detention act:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/12/14/ron-paul-furious-over-indefinite-detention-act/

‘Ron Paul challenges US establishment’ http://www.presstv.ir/detail/219525.html

Americans will be transferred to foreign prisons under NDAA — RT

Indefinite detention Act voids US Constitution

http:// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PgzLOTVXbg

US Senate passes ‘indefinite detention’ bill 
 US president expected to sign law allowing so-called terror suspects to be detained indefinitely, without trial:

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/americas/2011/12/2011121523013469986.html

Anonymous attacking creators of indefinite detention bill — RT

http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-ndaa-portman-torture-913/

Obama to approve indefinite detention and torture of Americans
Indefinite Detention: ‘Architecture of fascist state’
Detaining US citizens: How did we get here?The US Senate is pushing to give the military the option of indefinitely detaining US citizens without trial.
Politics Over Principle
Ron Paul furious over indefinite detention act: http://rt.com/usa/news/defense-ron-paul-detention-745/

US support for Israel was primary motivation for 911 and earlier attack on World Trade Center in 1993 so US is losing its Bill of Rights because of support for Israel:

http://tinyurl.com/motivation911 & http://tinyurl.com/911motivation & http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

Battlefield US: Americans face arrest as war criminals under Army state law

http://rt.com/usa/news/senate-mccain-battlefield-graham-429/

Obama insists on indefinite detention of Americans

http://rt.com/usa/news/obama-detention-defense-levin-635/

Glenn Greenwald: Obama Had Indefinite Detention Inserted Into Defense Authorization Act

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdVdjoPR3Vk

Indefinite Military Detention Of U.S. Citizens Is A Win For Terrorists, Former Admiral Says

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/12/indefinite-military-detention-former-admiral_n_1144121.html

House-Senate Revise Indefinite Detention Bill in Bid to Avoid White House Veto, But Fears Remain

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/12/14/house_senate_revise_indefinite_detention_bill

Glenn Greenwald: Obama Had Indefinite Detention Inserted Into Defense Authorization Act

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdVdjoPR3Vk

US: Refusal to Veto Detainee Bill A Historic Tragedy for Rights | Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/12/14/us-refusal-veto-detainee-bill-historic-tragedy-rights

Larry Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, calls the National Defense Authorization Act a draconian violation of our civil rights.  See seven minute video interview on Real News:

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=7688

National Defense Authorization Act: Battlefield USA

http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/nat-defense-authorization-act-confirms.html

Zionist Senators Push Military Detention for US

http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being

 US Senate To Vote On Bill That Will Allow The Military To Arrest Americans On American Soil And Hold Them Indefinitely

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/11/26/us-senate-to-vote-on-bill-that-will-allow-the-military-to-arrest-americans-on-american-soil-and-hold-them-indefinitely/

‎”In short, the US Senate and the House of Representatives—are in the process of establishing a military dictatorship. Any senators or congressman supporting this or merely remaining silent are as guilty as Levin, McCain, Graham and McKeon. As Dr. King explained, there comes a time when silence equals betrayal.” Please share this excellent description of the NDAA!” Coleen Rowley

Op-Ed: Does US Senate Commit Treason with NDAA Bill?

http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk/op-ed-does-us-senate-commit-treason-with-ndaa-bill/article16137.html

Indefinite military detention for U.S. citizens now in the hands of a secretive conference committee

http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2447-Indefinite-military-detention-for-U-S-citizens-now-in-the-hands-of-a-secretive-conference-committee

Can the president use the military to arrest anyone he wants, keep that person away from a judge and jury, and lock him up for as long as he wants? In the Senate’s dark and terrifying vision of the Constitution, he can:



Senate Bill Allows Arrest of Americans by Military Anywhere

http://www.juancole.com/2011/12/senate-bill-allows-arrest-of-americans-by-military-anywhere.html

Sens. Paul, McCain clash over terrorist detainee amendment

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/195889-sens-paul-mccain-clash-over-terrorist-detainee-amendment

Sen. Rand Paul Defends American Citizens Against Indefinite Detainment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rghhz_t5POo


Senator Rand Paul on New Federal Powers:

Yesterday the Senate voted 60-38 to give Obama and every future president a controversial new power. It says the United States is part of the battlefield in the “War on Terrorism.” The military could arrest US citizens on US soil, suspend their constitutional rights, and detain them


Setting the Trap

Levin-McCain bill would create a presidential dictatorship. Where is the outrage?

McCain says American Citizens Can Be Sent to Guantanamo

Congress on the Move to Legalize Torture:

http://rt.com/usa/news/congress-torture-aclu-ayotte-593/

Impeach All Senators for Voted for the McCain/Levin Bill they committed Treason directly against the Constitution and American people! (5546 signatures on petition)

Final passage of the NDAA bill with Section 1031 included would formally codify into law the federal government’s ability to completely strip U.S. citizens of their rights, deny them a trial, and send them off to a foreign detention center never to be seen again.
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5 Things to Know About Detention in the Defense Bill

What the defense bill does and doesn’t do.

By Adam Serwer | Wed Dec. 7, 2011 12:25 PM PST


Given the sheer volume of changes to the National Defense Authorization Act (which passed the Senate last week), I figured I’d do a quick post explaining where some of the most important issues stand as the bill heads into conference, facing the threat of a presidential veto.

The bill no longer authorizes the indefinite military detention of Americans captured in the US . That authority was removed from the Senate bill by a compromise amendment [1] that stated nothing in the bill was intended to change existing authority on detention. While Senators such as Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argue that the president already has the authority [2] to do so based on the 2004 Supreme Court decision Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, that case involved an American captured in Afghanistan. The Supreme Court has not yet weighed in on the constitutionality of indefinite military detention of Americans suspected of terrorism who are apprehended in the US .

The bill does mandate military detention for non-citizens. A bipartisan group of Senators approved provisions [3] mandating military detention for non-citizens who are apprehended in the US and are suspected of “substantial” ties to Al Qaeda or affiliated groups, absent a waiver from the department of defense. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the Director of National Intelligence, the head of the FBI, and even former Bush officials[4] have all said the provision would hamper counterterrorism efforts. Civil liberties groups, meanwhile, charge that it would violate longstanding prohibitions on the military enforcing domestic law. The administration has threatened to veto the bill [5] over this provision.

The bill “affirms” the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force.  Both the Senate and House versions of the NDAA “reaffirm” the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force against al-Qaeda. Since the original AUMF was tied to the 9/11 attacks and therefore had an implied endpoint, civil liberties groups and some Democrats have charged [6] that these provisions are essentially approval of an endless global war on terrorism.  (Lawfare‘s Ben Wittes, who thinks a new AUMF is appropriate, writes [7] that the Senate version differs slightly in that it states it is “not intended either to limit or expand the authority to wage war under the AUMF.”)

Despite its flaws, the Senate version could provide some key oversight over executive authority. Marcy Wheeler has argued [8] that the administration is concerned about provisions in the Senate version of the bill that would force the administration to clarify to Congress exactly who the US is at war with at any given time. Wheeler writes that this would be a “huge improvement over the secret unilateral decisions the Executive has been allowed to make for a decade.” That’s Congress though; the public would still be in the dark. Marty Lederman, formerly of Obama’s Office of Legal Counsel, has said that the US is secretly at war [9] with groups and inviduals they don’t actually know they’re at war with. Freedom!

Obama wouldn’t be the first to veto a defense bill. According to the Congressional Research Service, if Obama makes good on his veto threat he wouldn’t be the first president to hate the troops—I mean excercize executive prerogative. All of Obama’s predecessors since President Jimmy Carter, with the exception of George H.W. Bush, have vetoed an NDAA. That of course, includes notable liberals George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. That said, vetoing the bill wouldn’t change the current paradigm, in which American citizens suspected of terrorism abroad can be killed without trial [10]and the Obama administration’s approach to counterterrorism differs little from the post-2006 Bush administration. Vetoing this bill won’t close Gitmo, end the use of military commissions, or make the administration more judicious with its deadly flying robots [11].


Links:
[1] http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/12/senate-votes-prevent-indefinite-detention-americans
[2] http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/11/gitmo-law-could-someday-apply-americans
[3] http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/10/abdulmutallab-rule-military-detention-terrorist-suspects
[4] http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/12/former-bush-officials-slam-mandatory-military-detention-bill
[5] http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/12/white-house-serious-about-vetoing-defense-bill-over-detention
[6] http://prospect.org/article/wider-war-terror
[7] http://www.lawfareblog.com/2011/12/house-senate-side-by-side-of-ndaa-provisions-part-i/
[8] http://www.emptywheel.net/2011/11/30/ahmed-abdulkadir-warsame-and-the-paper-trail-preventing-floating-ghost-prisons/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ahmed-abdulkadir-warsame-and-the-paper-trail-preventing-floating-ghost-prisons
[9] http://www.emptywheel.net/2011/12/02/why-the-iraq-aumf-still-matters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-the-iraq-aumf-still-matters
[10] http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/10/actual-death-panel-approves-us-kill-list
[11] http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/11/cia-be-more-careful-its-deadly-flying-robots

7 Responses to “AIPAC/Neocon mouthpieces Levin & McCain shred Bill of Rights (via NDAA) for support of Israel”

  • Patriot says:

    The Media’s Blackout Of The National Defense Authorization Act Is Shameful

    David Seaman
    Business Insider
    Thursday, December 1, 2011

    The broadcast media’s ignorance and unwillingness to cover the National Defense Authorization Act, a radical piece of legislation which outrageously redefines the US homeland as a “battlefield” and makes US citizens subject to military apprehension and detainment for life without access to a trial or attorney, is unacceptable.

    Guys, this is far more important than Penn State’s Disgusting Creep of the Decade, or even Conrad Murray’s sentencing.

    Call it what you will: a military junta, a secret invalidation of Americans’ civil rights, a Congress gone mad. Whatever it is, it needs to be covered by the press, and quickly.

    Anderson Cooper, Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Neil Cavuto and the other handful of household names that mainstream America relies on for news should be talking about this non-stop.

    I emailed producers and on-air talent at the three major cable news networks yesterday: not one of them was willing to step up to the plate and report on this appalling legislation, which would give Americans roughly the same protections as citizens in China or Saudi Arabia.

    Bloggers and the ACLU’s analysis have already made the work easy for you guys. Even an ADD segment producer can do the math:
    – Pay special attention to Section 1031 of the bill.

    – This bill violates the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C. § 1385), as it will allow federal military personnel to engage in domestic law enforcement. This is profoundly unconstitutional and scary.

    – Also read Sen. Lindsey Graham’s chilling defense of the offending provision in this bill, calling to make the homeland a “battlefield.” Has anyone told these guys that Osama bin Laden and his deputies are dead? Those still alive are running from drone strikes on a daily basis. So who exactly are we fighting against? Are you protecting us from a handful of (almost entirely peaceful) college kids at the Occupy protests? If so, martial law and throwing out 200+ years of basic civil rights seems rather excessive.

    – Finally, as the ACLU points out, you won’t have any trouble booking an expert talking head who will tell you how dangerous and counterproductive the National Defense Authorization Act is: “The Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the FBI and the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division have all said that the indefinite detention provisions in the NDAA are harmful and counterproductive.” Book one of them on your program, and do it quickly. The Senate has already rejected an amendment which would have banned the indefinite detention provisions from the bill.

    Please, do your jobs. This is the kind of story that wins journalism awards and makes careers. It’s the kind of story that makes viewers trust you.

    UPDATE: To the mainstream media’s credit, Keith Olbermann of Current TV has now mentioned the NDAA’s harmful provision, and I’ve been told that Dylan Ratigan of MSNBC is drawing attention to it as well. A good start, but not nearly enough.

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    Following received from the ACLU:

    No due process. No trial. No proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Indefinite military imprisonment based on suspicion alone.

    It’s all in a bill being secretly negotiated in Congress right now. Help stop it.

    Do not forward: This link will open a page with your information already filled in.
    Top members of Congress are secretly meeting now to try to figure out how to jam through a dangerous bill before Christmas.

    Their main focus? Legislation authorizing this president and all future presidents to order the U.S. military to pick up and imprison people, including U.S. citizens — without charging them or putting them on trial.

    We need you to take immediate action to prevent our country from becoming a place where the military can throw a person in jail and let him or her waste away without charge or trial. (Do not forward: This link will open a page with your information already filled in.)

    Let’s be clear about what this proposal really is: no due process, no trial, and no proof beyond a reasonable doubt — and indefinite military imprisonment based on suspicion alone.

    A handful of senators secretly came up with this outrageous indefinite detention provision and attached it to the National Defense Authorization Act. And an even smaller group of House members forced through the House of Representatives a law for worldwide war, and worldwide imprisonment, in virtually any country where a terrorism suspect lives, even here in America itself.

    The House and the Senate are now rushing to come up with a joint version of the bill and ram it through Congress within the next two weeks.

    We know Congress is starting to hear from people who are outraged by this proposal. And if we continue to keep the pressure on, we can stop this. But it’s going to take all of us.

    Contact your members of Congress right now. Urge them to vote against indefinite detention and unlimited worldwide war authority legislation.

    The Secretary of Defense, the Directors of the FBI and CIA, and national security experts from both Democratic and Republican administrations have argued against this extreme measure. But, as you read this, secret talks in Congress to force it quickly to final passage continue unabated.

    Only a huge public outcry can prevent Congress from crossing a dangerous line that is a direct affront to everything we believe in.

    Final action on this bill could come at any moment. Whether you’ve acted on this issue before or not, we need you to speak up now. Please contact your members of Congress immediately.

    With urgency,

    Chris Anders, ACLU
    Senior Legislative Counsel

  • They should all be impeached and in prison for voting on this bill. It may hpefully have to go through congress first before passing.

  • aebe says:

    American politicians thought this up,and as there are already laws that will allow the government to justify it’s anti-American actions (getting to be an anti everyone affair).
    So,why does the government need a law that turns our country into a
    battlefield ?
    An aside – While you are calling or writing your politicians,tell them not to bail out Europe,or any part of it.Durn socialists have wasted the gift of American lives,given to keep them free.

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights.Carry.
    Even Oregon’s left coast Senators should.

  • We need Ron Paul more than ever and the nations waking up and even the media cant drown him out as much. Once hes in I hope all these Israeli first Senators and congressman are put in prisin for treason.

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