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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The neocons and liberal fascists occupying Washington now have their very own "Gestapo Act"

The American Gestapo Act

( -- by DrDarko

Earlier this month, Senate approved the Gestapo-like legislation that legalizes arrest, indefinite detention, torture and interrogation of Americans without any charge or trial. In addition, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 reapproves water boarding and other torture techniques (legally called "advanced interrogation techniques") that are currently forbidden. Under this bill, US military can hold Americans for terrorism-related charges and detain them without trial ant torture indefinitely.

Supporters of this Gestapo-like act say that it is necessary to sacrifice freedom for security. So... Is the United States of America now Land of the Secure and not the Land of the Free? Furthermore, a list of approved interrogation techniques that can be used on American suspects will be top secret! Is it because the authorities want to keep the terrorists from learning some nice torture techniques or is it because American public might be appalled if they learned that Nazi Gestapo was not so inventive in torturing anti-Nazi suspects?

President Barack Obama has pledged that he would veto the legislation as it stands. Unfortunately, since Republican Congressman Ron Paul said that this legislation would allow for "literally legalizing martial law," suddenly White House thinks that it is a great law. Obama revoked his warning and plans to authorize the bill that allows indefinite detention and torture of Americans. Taking this partisan biased approach to such law is something that should make every American citizen afraid of the future.

Have Americans forgotten the eternal words of Dwight D. Eisenhower:
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."

All this reminds me too much of Nazi Reichstag passing the "Gestapo Law" that allowed that "Neither the instructions nor the affairs of the Gestapo will be open to review by the administrative courts." With the secret amendments, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 looks to offer identical authorization and secrecy for dealing with Americans "suspected of terrorist activity." Just as the "Gestapo Law" made possible for someone to be arrested, interrogated and sent to a concentration camp without any legal procedure, so does this act allows for Americans to disappear from the face of the earth and be tortured in secret indefinitely...MORE...LINK

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will Congress Expand The Defense Authorization Act To Include YOU as a “Covered Person?"

It is problematic U.S. Government in the future will want to expand the scoop of Section 1021 in the passed Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (to include as “covered persons” for Indefinite Detention, not only persons “suspected of substantially supporting al-Qaeda or the Taliban; or their associated forces engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners” (but add to the list of “covered persons” (other) alleged terrorists and organizations foreign or domestic. Currently what constitutes (1) a terrorist act, (2) supporting terrorists or (3) being a “Belligerent” is broadly vague and not clearly defined? For example, Americans attending a protest demonstration against a U.S. Policy or U.S. Military Action could be charged with all (three) under the Patriot Act and The Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

Provisions in The Defense Authorization Act of 2012 govern the “Authority of the President and Armed Forces to Detain (Covered Persons) without trial pursuant to the (AUMF) Authorization for Use of Military Force.

FYI: Glenn Greenwald recently wrote an article titled “Three myths about the detention bill” that deeply examine provisions of The Defense Authorization Act including wording that is broadly vague, that potentially could cause the indefinite incarceration of Americans without trial; and conflicting definitions of “Covered Persons” in provisions (A) & (B) of section 1021. You may read Glen Greenwald’s article at:

Is The Passed Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (retroactive) To Detain Americans?