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AP:Door to Nuclear Launch Codes Left Open During Nap Time

AP:Door to Nuclear Launch Codes Left Open During Nap Time | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
Nuclear launch officers in charge of safe guarding and launching nuclear missiles in the event of a global emergency not only took naps on duty, but left the blast doors open during those naps, reports the Associated Press.

 

The AP notes that nuclear officers are taught to follow every step meticulously, since the cost of failure is so high.

"That door is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering the officers' underground command post and potentially compromising secret launch codes," Robert Burns of the AP writes. "Transgressions such as this are rarely revealed publicly."

Just this month the Air Force made headlines when they canned the general in charge of the entire nuclear arsenal. He left in the wake of an abysmal inspection failure of nuclear facilities in Montana.

In a written statement posted to the the website for Barksdale Air Force Base, La.,  the missile command said there had been "tactical-level errors" during the exercise, revealing "discrepancies."

Despite coming up short of "calling [the failed exercise] a pattern," Gen. James M. Kowalski, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, would later fire Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, the officer in charge of the missiles.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/blast-door-left-open-during-nuclear-nap-2013-10#ixzz2iUA9FCpg
littlebytesnews's insight:

It sure makes you wonder who is running the military these days and if they are this incompetent or if they are being setup as part of Obama's purge of our military. To date he has purged at least a dozen top commanders, for the first time in our nations history. This kind of purge occurs more often in tyrannical societies like NK, the former Soviet Union or China. 

 

Related:

http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=military+purge

 

Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

http://sco.lt/5E7kif

 

'Unfair': Marine's career in jeopardy despite role exposing Afghan insider threat

http://sco.lt/7jJ9X7

 

 

Related:

U.S. Marine Corps is being cut by 8,000 personnel fewer “than previously planned, and 12,800 fewer than recommended”http://ht.ly/pw5Bh ;

 

Former Marine Warns Against US 'Building Domestic Army' In US http://sco.lt/7nYkm9 ;

 

Fmr Marine Colonel:U.S. building up domestic army;fears its own people | http://sco.lt/7CYIgz

 

Obama speaking OPENLY about the need for creating a "Civilian National Security Force" rivaling the military (which he obviously couldn't trust):
http://www.youtu.be/_fO-usAlqak

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” 

► Obama arming DHS to the teeth: 450 Million rounds of hollow-point bullets and another 175 million .223 caliber rifle ammo massive ammunition purchase:
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-28/news/31247765_1_atk-rounds-bullet

► Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens? 
http://www.youtu.be/kzT6X3_Bg9o

 

 http://conservativebyte.com/2011/10/remember-obamas-call-for-a-civilian-army-here-it-is/

 

http://floppingaces.net/2013/02/26/introducing-the-department-of-peacebuilding/

 

 http://www.examiner.com/article/h-r-748-would-require-all-persons-the-us-18-25-to-perform-national-service

 

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/340402/paramilitarization-department-paperwork-mark-steyn

 

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-signs-new-executive-order-expanding-homeland-security-mission-the-u-s?CID=examiner_alerts_article

 

http://www.westernjournalism.com/is-obama-looking-to-create-a-civilian-national-security-force/

 

 

http://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/obamas-civilian-national-security-force.36474/

Related:

Another crisis for Obama to take advantage of coming to America if we don't secure our borders... SEAL THE US BORDER NOW! Frightening evolution: China reports new H7N9 bird flu case spreads, may mutate 8 times faster than regular flu.http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/2013/04/frightening-evolution-china-reports-new.html

 

WTH?Obama and INCompetano appoint two devout Islamists to high ranking DHS positions |http://sco.lt/6W9sFF ;

 

More:

http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=security+force

 

#Impeach Kansas Sec of State to Eric Holder:The Obama administration has repeatedly violated the US Constitution http://sco.lt/77oAM5 ; ;

Obama's 50 Impeachable Crimes and Counting |http://sco.lt/9EZ0an

More:
http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=impeachable;

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=immigration 
http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=immigration+reform 
http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=DHS+

http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=impeachable

Obamacare Will Make Us a Part-Time Nation&Equally Poor http://sco.lt/6fujS5
Mandate=Tax up to $2K per employee/individ&$27M-$47M/yr states

The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama--And An American Story http://sco.lt/995JjN ;
Obama's drones and kill list

US Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Benghazi Consulate Security | FrontPage Magazine http://sco.lt/6Cy4gr ;

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=libya ;

The real reason behind Benghazigate-Amb Stevens&Obama were arming jihadists in Libya&Syria http://sco.lt/73C2q1 ;

State Department emails from day of Libya attack show Al Qaeda-tied group on radar&WH Notified! http://sco.lt/8GyiiP ;

U.S. Officials Knew Within 24 hrs Libya Attacks Were Work of Al Qaeda Affiliates http://sco.lt/6X3h6v ;

Obama's History of Terrorism Cover-ups:Benghazi in Little Rock,Then Ft Hood Massacre&Now Libya | http://sco.lt/91NLSz ;

Video:Obama Admin. Was Likely Running Arms To Islamic Jihadists Through Benghazi. http://sco.lt/8S4j9F ;

 

More:
SHOCKING testimony from Ambassador Stevens Deputy who says Special Forces were told to STAND DOWN during the embassy attack:http://www.isthatbaloney.com/chris-stevens-deputy-us-special-forces-told-to-stand-down-night-of-benghazi-

 

Disturbing--Leaked DOD Document: Military Internment Camps in U.S to be Used for Political Dissidents?? | @scoopithttp://sco.lt/5B4Z4T

 

Also, what was this all about??

Army Special Forces soldiers will not "infiltrate" Utah communities this summer — a plan that had riled residents suspicious of the government’s motives.

Green Berets had planned to parachute into several central Utah counties, cross mountains and work with Utahns who would be playing roles as resisters to an enemy regime.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55930568-90/utah-exercise-special-forces.html.csp

thankfully residents got word of it and due to the distrust of this admin and the military under the command of Obama the military has cancelled this training exercise on civilian land.

 

Then there is the fact they have been purchasing enough ammo to kill each American at least five times and combat vehicles for the DHS and other agencies like the IRS, EPA and other non-military,and non-home land security agencies:

http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2013/01/21/homeland-security-hoarding-ammo-depriving-police-cops-scramble-for-bullets-while-dhs-stockpiles-1-2-billion-rounds/

More:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/

 

Then there is the fact that Obama has been purging our military with top Generals and Admirals being replaced by Islam sympathizers, homosexuals and other anti-Christians who can't be trusted to defend and protect our Constitution:

Who knows how many current military are working under the Obama admin that he has replaced with Muslim Brotherhood supporters and frauds like himself:

Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group  http://sco.lt/5E7kif

 

Obama Continues Sacking Generals--To Replace With Islam Appeasers&LGBT?? http://sco.lt/8rWQK1

 

Obama Poised to Carry Out Hostile Military Takeover of US

http://godfatherpolitics.com/9782/obama-poised-for-hostile-military-takeover-of-us ;

 

In addition, Obama is willing to appease Islamists and bow to their demands when it comes to free speech and identifying Islamic terrorism:

57 Top U.S. Muslim Groups Demanded Government-Wide ‘Islamophobia purge’ in Letter to White House http://sco.lt/7DbGIj

 

 Muslim Influence in Pentagon Prevails;Decorated Officer Disciplined  http://sco.lt/7Wtz97 ;

 

Video: Is Obama Admin Preparing to Disarm America And Declare A Dictatorship? http://sco.lt/6fMYG9

 

Obama in Burma: 'I Wish I Could... Impose My Will on Congress'  http://sco.lt/5dWqrR

 

’100 radicalized Muslims in U.S. military’

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/hZkg82RkZvF

 

AMERICA IN CRISIS SECURITY BRIEF: Muslim Brotherhood In The Government by John Guandolo (1of13)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/SFBxRKCb3M2

 

Want to Know Just How Close the Muslim Brotherhood Is to the Obama Admin?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/eyo57FcaK7q

 

Pentagon Islamic Adviser Reappears as Political Leader for Syrian Muslim Brotherhood-Dominated Group

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2X3bdp2PgvP

 

Administration admits to ‘hundreds’ of meetings with jihad-linked group

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/08/administration-admits-to-hundreds-of-meetings-with-jihad-linked-group/

 

Muslim Brotherhood Wants to Re-Elect Barack Hussein Obama

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/muslim_brotherhood_wants_to_re-elect_barack_hussein_obama.html#.T6d86KuonEo.google_plusone_share

 

This is the problem with Obama's Foreign Policy

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Charge of FBI Counterterrorism Training

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/8DFhJeXV9Nr

 

I've shared posts on the Enemy Within several times before, from Congressman getting contributions from CAIR, a front of the Muslim Brotherhood, to our military being infiltrated with Muslim Brotherhood members and Obama meeting with them in the White House.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/Qv31YCEUkLc

 

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman: "America will be brought to its knees"

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/QLVJVcz1DAd

 

Congress Members Funded By CAIR&Influenced By The Muslim Brotherhood

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/CaEGRTxAZB5

 

Feeling Safe Yet?A Summary of Dangers to Our Military&Country

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/NR1M8dU8Aa5

 

It sure makes you wonder when our President is said to be a Christian, but his policies and actions have favored our enemies and he has aided&abetted Islamic radicals and said he is a Muslim by birth and through adoption by his step father:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/7C5cmS4HYZW

 

And then there is the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] which was revised recently and Makes It Easier To Detain Citizens Indefinitely?? http://sco.lt/7KGprF

 

Finally, if you are serious about taking our country back we must start here and win the Senate back in 2014 to begin impeachment proceedings:

A Call To Action to Restore America & What's Really Destroying America  http://sco.lt/78C6c5 ;

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WARNING: Prominent Activists Being Framed With Child Porn

WARNING: Prominent Activists Being Framed With Child Porn | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it

A disturbing trend is unfolding where some entity is attempting to frame prominent anti-establishment activists and alternative media organizations with child pornography.

These activists are being sent emails with malicious attachments containing images of child porn in a seeming attempt to discredit them or set them up for arrest.

Two weeks ago Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange.org was sent an email from a @tormail domain with attachments containing child porn.

 

Rudkowski communicated more with his attacker who warned "We plan to not just set you up with child porn but every alternative media founder and master on the planet."

Rudkowski's attacker has apparently made good on this threat. Two more prominent liberty activists have now been targeted using the same tactic.

 


Stewart Rhodes from Oathkeepers and Dan Johnson from People Against the NDAA discuss a recent attempted set-up. As they document with their Internet security tech, this was a more sophisticated attempt to install child porn than the attempt made a short while ago against Luke Rudkowski.

littlebytesnews's insight:

See videos at the link...click headline for video statements from freedom activists being framed for possessing child porn. Leave it to liberals to play dirty, after all they were also reporting some people for other crimes and having SWAT teams sent out to conservatives houses not too long ago, having them raided and accusing them of other crimes when they were not guilty of any crimes. This is a felony and completely dirty politics. 

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Disturbing--Leaked DOD Document: Military Internment Camps in U.S to be Used for Political Dissidents??

Published on Mar 4, 2013

Internment camps for political dissidents in the U.S. aren't a conspiracy theory. The Department of Defense document entitled "INTERNMENT AND RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS" or FM 3-39.40 proves this beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Visit our website: http://StormCloudsGathering.com

Download link for FM 3-39.40: http://info.publicintelligence.net/USArmy-InternmentResettlement.pdf  ;

Army hiring for these internment camps:
http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/legal-and-law-enforcement/internment-resettlement-specialist.html

 

littlebytesnews's insight:

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but am sharing this to inform others and let you be the judge based on the following references and incidents.

 

However, I will say this...I do not trust this administration especially after all the coverups from Fast and Furious [Family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry sues officials #fastandfurious http://sco.lt/7XBrKD ]to Benghazi [Video:Obama Admin. Was Likely Running Arms To Islamic Jihadists Through Benghazi. http://sco.lt/8cUNyz ]

and most recently the drone debate.[Sen. Paul declares 'victory' after Holder offers assurance on drones--fails to define "enagaged in 'combat'"  http://sco.lt/91Ng2r ]

 

Not to mention the hundreds of other things they have done to ignore the rule of law and bypass Congress when it comes to illegal immigration,[Court to DHS: Hand over ‘stealth amnesty’ docs after DHS violates FOIA request   http://sco.lt/7D3UTx ]enforcing DOMA, [http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/catholic-leaders-defend-doma-and-oppose-immoral-health-coverage ] and other laws they disagree with, while ILLEGALLY releasing illegal alien criminals into US streets, and endangering Americans.[House GOP: We’re going to need to investigate ICE for releasing illegal immigrants...Investigate...they need to arrrest and impeach Incompetano and Obama http://sco.lt/4vTnNJ ]

 

Also see: Obama Policies Are Killing America...Here's a Short List of His Accomplishments So Far http://sco.lt/8AgBGr ;

 

Related:

*Flashback* Napolitano stands by controversial report:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that she was briefed before the release of a controversial intelligence assessment and that she stands by the report, which lists returning veterans among terrorist risks to the U.S.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/16/napolitano-stands-rightwing-extremism/?page=all

 

Obama's 50 Impeachable Crimes and Counting |  http://t.co/YKHEGp7I4v

 

Video:Obama Lies Compilation - WAKE UP YOU SHEEPLE! And The DEMs Called Romney A Flip Flopper?? http://t.co/pJJZscrv0P ;

 

The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama--And An American Story http://sco.lt/995JjN; Obama's drones and kill list

 

Also, what was this all about??

Army Special Forces soldiers will not "infiltrate" Utah communities this summer — a plan that had riled residents suspicious of the government’s motives.

Green Berets had planned to parachute into several central Utah counties, cross mountains and work with Utahns who would be playing roles as resisters to an enemy regime.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55930568-90/utah-exercise-special-forces.html.csp

thankfully residents got word of it and due to the distrust of this admin and the military under the command of Obama the military has cancelled this training exercise on civilian land.

 

Then there is the fact they have been purchasing enough ammo to kill each American at least five times and combat vehicles for the DHS and other agencies like the IRS, EPA and other non-military,and non-home land security agencies:

http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2013/01/21/homeland-security-hoarding-ammo-depriving-police-cops-scramble-for-bullets-while-dhs-stockpiles-1-2-billion-rounds/

More:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/

 

Then there is the fact that Obama has been purging our military with top Generals and Admirals being replaced by Islam sympathizers, homosexuals and other anti-Christians who can't be trusted to defend and protect our Constitution:

Who knows how many current military are working under the Obama admin that he has replaced with Muslim Brotherhood supporters and frauds like himself:

Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group  http://sco.lt/5E7kif

 

Obama Continues Sacking Generals--To Replace With Islam Appeasers&LGBT?? http://sco.lt/8rWQK1

 

Obama Poised to Carry Out Hostile Military Takeover of US

http://godfatherpolitics.com/9782/obama-poised-for-hostile-military-takeover-of-us ;

 

In addition, Obama is willing to appease Islamists and bow to their demands when it comes to free speech and identifying Islamic terrorism:

57 Top U.S. Muslim Groups Demanded Government-Wide ‘Islamophobia purge’ in Letter to White House http://sco.lt/7DbGIj

 

 Muslim Influence in Pentagon Prevails;Decorated Officer Disciplined  http://sco.lt/7Wtz97 

 

Video: Is Obama Admin Preparing to Disarm America And Declare A Dictatorship? http://sco.lt/6fMYG9

 

Obama in Burma: 'I Wish I Could... Impose My Will on Congress'  http://sco.lt/5dWqrR

 

’100 radicalized Muslims in U.S. military’

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/hZkg82RkZvF

 

AMERICA IN CRISIS SECURITY BRIEF: Muslim Brotherhood In The Government by John Guandolo (1of13)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/SFBxRKCb3M2

 

Want to Know Just How Close the Muslim Brotherhood Is to the Obama Admin?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/eyo57FcaK7q

 

Pentagon Islamic Adviser Reappears as Political Leader for Syrian Muslim Brotherhood-Dominated Group

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2X3bdp2PgvP

 

Administration admits to ‘hundreds’ of meetings with jihad-linked group

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/08/administration-admits-to-hundreds-of-meetings-with-jihad-linked-group/

 

Muslim Brotherhood Wants to Re-Elect Barack Hussein Obama

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/muslim_brotherhood_wants_to_re-elect_barack_hussein_obama.html#.T6d86KuonEo.google_plusone_share

 

This is the problem with Obama's Foreign Policy

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Charge of FBI Counterterrorism Training

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/8DFhJeXV9Nr

 

I've shared posts on the Enemy Within several times before, from Congressman getting contributions from CAIR, a front of the Muslim Brotherhood, to our military being infiltrated with Muslim Brotherhood members and Obama meeting with them in the White House.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/Qv31YCEUkLc

 

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman: "America will be brought to its knees"

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/QLVJVcz1DAd

 

Congress Members Funded By CAIR&Influenced By The Muslim Brotherhood

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/CaEGRTxAZB5

 

Feeling Safe Yet?A Summary of Dangers to Our Military&Country

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/NR1M8dU8Aa5

 

It sure makes you wonder when our President is said to be a Christian, but his policies and actions have favored our enemies and he has aided&abetted Islamic radicals and said he is a Muslim by birth and through adoption by his step father:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/7C5cmS4HYZW

 

And then there is the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] which was revised recently and Makes It Easier To Detain Citizens Indefinitely?? http://sco.lt/7KGprF

 

Finally, if you are serious about taking our country back we must start here and win the Senate back in 2014 to begin impeachment proceedings:

A Call To Action to Restore America & What's Really Destroying America  http://sco.lt/78C6c5 ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stop the NDAA!Case indefinite detention 2nd Circuit Appeals 10:00amEST today. Live feed panel discussion 5-7pm est.

Stop the NDAA!Case indefinite detention  2nd Circuit Appeals 10:00amEST today.   Live feed panel discussion  5-7pm est. | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
We need YOUR help! Sign up to stop the NDAA and protect our Constitutional rights!

 

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time: 10 A.M. EST – (please arrive 9:45 A.M.)
Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Thurgood Marshall Courthouse
40 Centre Street (40 Foley Square)
Room 1505, 15th floor, New York City

Anyone interested in this pivotal case should attend. The goal is to pack the courtroom. An overflow room with the proceedings screened may be provided. We ask that you remain silent and respectful while in court; no signs, talking or gestures. The trial is expected to take approx. one hour.

11:30 A.M. (approximately) – Press conference and gathering – Foley Fountain

Respectful individuals and organizations are invited to participate with the intention of providing the media with a clear and pointed message about the critical nature of this case, and our need to reach the mainstream. Can you join a crowd behind the press conference and have your presence be your support? Signs are great. We strongly encourage and request a subdued, visually conservative gathering. We appreciate your support and understanding of strategy here.

 

Hedges v. Obama NDAA Panel

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Chris Hedges and most of the Freedom 7 address U.S. Government’s Assault on Civil Liberties.

Join us at a split panel discussion on Hedges v. Obama and a pattern of abuse, intimidation and assaults on liberties.

The event will be followed by an audience Q & A.

 

Live streams of this panel will be made available by

Tim Pool: http://www.youtube.com/timcasts

and

Luke Rudkowski: http://www.ustream.tv/wearechange

littlebytesnews's insight:

If you haven't heard about NDAA it allows the federal government to indefinitely detain Americans without due process, if they are terror suspects. 

It was revised and passed again in Dec 2012.

Read Section 1021 here where it discusses this provision:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/109563118/2012-NDAA-BILLS-112hr1540enr#page=265 ;

 

This is what the ACLU says about it:

 

“For the first time in American history, we have a law authorizing the worldwide and indefinite military detention of people captured far from any battlefield. The NDAA has no temporal or geographic limitations. It is completely at odds with our values, violates the Constitution, and corrodes our Nation’s commitment to the rule of law.” – The ACLU


Here is more about the NDAA as posted on the stopNDAA site:

On December 31, 2011, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA).

The National Defense Authorization Act is a bill passed into law each year. It allows the government to continue funding national security interests and the military for the next fiscal year. This year’s bill, however, was different: It contains a series of striking provisions which violate basic principles of American jurisprudence, and which we believe to be unconstitutional.

The 2012 NDAA greatly expands the power of the federal government to fight the so-called War on Terror. Many — including some of the law’s sponsors — assert that the NDAA seeks to authorize the US military, for the first time in more than 200 years, to carry out domestic policing.

The language of this law is dangerously vague, but many — including several of its sponsors — believe that it grants what are essentially dictatorial powers to the federal government to arrest any American citizen (or anyone, anywhere) without warrant and to indefinitely detain them without any charge. Suspects can be shipped by the military to our offshore prisons and kept there until “the end of hostilities.” It is a catastrophic blow to civil liberties.

Section 1021 defines a “covered person” – one subject to detention – as “a person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or “associated forces” that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.”

The law, however, does not define the terms “substantially supported,” “directly supported” or “associated forces.” As it stands, the law violates the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments of the US Constitution and most of the Bill of Rights.


This controversial law has opponents on all sides of the political spectrum from libertarians to conservatives, teaparty, GOP and Democrats to Progressives. The lawsuit is being led by a non-partisan group, however the panel members include people like: Michael Moore, Daniel Ellsbert, Pentagon Whistleblower, Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize Journalist, Thomas Drake, NSA whistleblower,and the panel is being moderated by the Huffington Post and a reporter from Salon.com.


What gets me is many of these people re-elected Obama anyway, despite the revised NDAA and despite his drone policies and other controversial policies which have failed or will become unsustainable from Solyndra to Obamacare.


How you can help:

https://www.stopndaa.org/takeaction ;

 


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House approves bill authorizing $633 billion in defense spending

House approves bill authorizing $633 billion in defense spending | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved the final version of the annual defense policy bill on Thursday, authorizing $633.3 billion in defense spending for 2013, easing limits on satellite exports and providing more...

 

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved the final version of the annual defense policy bill on Thursday, authorizing $633.3 billion in defense spending for 2013, easing limits on satellite exports and providing moreMarines for embassy security.

The Republican-controlled House approved the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 315-107. The measure must still be approved by the Senate before it can go to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

The measure authorizes a Pentagon base budget of $527.5 billion, plus $88.5 billion for overseas operations, primarily the war in Afghanistan. The base budget includes $17.4 billion for defense-related nuclear programs at the Energy Department.

The NDAA sets defense policy for the year. While it authorizes spending levels for different military programs, it does not appropriate the money. That is done under separate legislation in the House and Senate.

In addition to authorizing the size of the military budget, the bill approved a 1.7 pay increase for military personnel and blocked a Pentagon effort to offset rising healthcare costs for retirees by raising some health insurance fees.

The measure eases restrictions on the export of satellites to help U.S. manufacturers, who have seen their global share of the market shrink to less than 25 percent from 65 percent 15 years ago, said Representative Adam Smith, the top Democrat on theHouse Armed Services Committee.

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As far as I have heard it also removed the ability for the military to detain any American indefinitely without due process. This sounds like it could help alleviate some of the cuts that could occur if sequestration takes place??

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Newest NDAA Legalizes The Use Of Propaganda On The US Public--MSM Already Uses Propaganda on Public

Newest NDAA Legalizes The Use Of Propaganda On The US Public--MSM Already Uses Propaganda on Public | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
The newest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes an amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on the American public, reports Michael Hastings of BuzzFeed.

 

The amendment — proposed by Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and passed in the House last Friday afternoon — would effectively nullify the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, which explicitly forbids information and psychological operations aimed at influencing U.S. public opinion.

 

Thornberry said that the current law “ties the hands of America’s diplomatic officials, military, and others by inhibiting our ability to effectively communicate in a credible way,” according to Buzzfeed.

 

The vote came two days after a federal judged ruled that a counter-terrorism provision in the annual defense bill was unconstitutional.

 

Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, who released a highly critical report regarding the distortion of truth by senior military officials in Iraq and Afghanistan, dedicated a section of his report to Information Operations (IO) and states that after Desert Storm the military wanted to transform IO “into a core military competency on a par with air, ground, maritime and special operations.

 

Davis defines IO as “the integrated employment of electronic warfare (EW), computer network operations (CNO), psychological operations (PSYOP), military deception (MILDEC), and operations security (OPSEC), in concert with specified supporting and related capabilities, to influence, disrupt, corrupt or usurp adversarial human and automated decision making while protecting our own.”

 

IO are primarily used to target foreign audiences, but Davis cites numerous senior leaders who want to “protect a key friendly center of gravity, to wit US national will” by repealing the Smith-Mundt Act to allow the direct deployment of these tactics on the American public.

 

...officials given that clearance were required to stick to “talking points” given to them...

 

If the NDAA goes into effect in its current form, the State Department and Pentagon can bypass manipulating mainstream media outlets and directly disseminate campaigns of misinformation to the U.S. public.

 

Another reason I want to get at least 10,000 citizens to defeat the mainstream media and govt lies by filing a class action lawsuit against media companies like: ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC who have become propagandists for the Democratic party.

 

A Call To Action to Restore America & What's Really Destroying America http://sco.lt/78C6c5 ;

 

 

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NSA Spying On&Blackmailing Top Govt Officials&Military Officers

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Whistleblower Says Spy Agency Targeting Top American Leaders NSA whistleblower Russel Tice - a key source in the 2005 New York Times report that blew the lid off the Bush administration's use of wa...
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This could explain why Obama has been able to purge so many top military commanders and why SCJustice Roberts voted for Obamacare and why the Muslim Brotherhood is working in the Obama administration and nobody in Congress is willing to investigate or impeach/arrest this traitor POTUS. How much dirt do they have on John Boehner and others?? 

 

Related:

Former Marine Warns Against US 'Building Domestic Army' In US http://sco.lt/7nYkm9 ;

 

Fmr Marine Colonel:U.S. building up domestic army;fears its own people | http://sco.lt/7CYIgz

 

Obama speaking OPENLY about the need for creating a "Civilian National Security Force" rivaling the military (which he obviously couldn't trust):
http://www.youtu.be/_fO-usAlqak

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” 

► Obama arming DHS to the teeth: 450 Million rounds of hollow-point bullets and another 175 million .223 caliber rifle ammo massive ammunition purchase:
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-28/news/31247765_1_atk-rounds-bullet

► Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens? 
http://www.youtu.be/kzT6X3_Bg9o

 

 http://conservativebyte.com/2011/10/remember-obamas-call-for-a-civilian-army-here-it-is/

 

http://floppingaces.net/2013/02/26/introducing-the-department-of-peacebuilding/

 

 http://www.examiner.com/article/h-r-748-would-require-all-persons-the-us-18-25-to-perform-national-service

 

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/340402/paramilitarization-department-paperwork-mark-steyn

 

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-signs-new-executive-order-expanding-homeland-security-mission-the-u-s?CID=examiner_alerts_article

 

http://www.westernjournalism.com/is-obama-looking-to-create-a-civilian-national-security-force/

 

 

http://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/obamas-civilian-national-security-force.36474/

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Another crisis for Obama to take advantage of coming to America if we don't secure our borders... SEAL THE US BORDER NOW! Frightening evolution: China reports new H7N9 bird flu case spreads, may mutate 8 times faster than regular flu.http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/2013/04/frightening-evolution-china-reports-new.html

 

WTH?Obama and INCompetano appoint two devout Islamists to high ranking DHS positions |http://sco.lt/6W9sFF ;

 

More:

http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=security+force

 

#Impeach Kansas Sec of State to Eric Holder:The Obama administration has repeatedly violated the US Constitution http://sco.lt/77oAM5 ; ;

Obama's 50 Impeachable Crimes and Counting |http://sco.lt/9EZ0an

More:
http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=impeachable;

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=immigration ;
http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=immigration+reform ;
http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=DHS+

http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=impeachable

Obamacare Will Make Us a Part-Time Nation&Equally Poor http://sco.lt/6fujS5
Mandate=Tax up to $2K per employee/individ&$27M-$47M/yr states

The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama--And An American Story http://sco.lt/995JjN ;
Obama's drones and kill list

US Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Benghazi Consulate Security | FrontPage Magazine http://sco.lt/6Cy4gr ;

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=libya ;

The real reason behind Benghazigate-Amb Stevens&Obama were arming jihadists in Libya&Syria http://sco.lt/73C2q1 ;

State Department emails from day of Libya attack show Al Qaeda-tied group on radar&WH Notified! http://sco.lt/8GyiiP ;

U.S. Officials Knew Within 24 hrs Libya Attacks Were Work of Al Qaeda Affiliates http://sco.lt/6X3h6v ;

Obama's History of Terrorism Cover-ups:Benghazi in Little Rock,Then Ft Hood Massacre&Now Libya | http://sco.lt/91NLSz ;

Video:Obama Admin. Was Likely Running Arms To Islamic Jihadists Through Benghazi. http://sco.lt/8S4j9F ;

 

More:
SHOCKING testimony from Ambassador Stevens Deputy who says Special Forces were told to STAND DOWN during the embassy attack:http://www.isthatbaloney.com/chris-stevens-deputy-us-special-forces-told-to-stand-down-night-of-benghazi-

 

Disturbing--Leaked DOD Document: Military Internment Camps in U.S to be Used for Political Dissidents?? | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5B4Z4T

 

Also, what was this all about??

Army Special Forces soldiers will not "infiltrate" Utah communities this summer — a plan that had riled residents suspicious of the government’s motives.

Green Berets had planned to parachute into several central Utah counties, cross mountains and work with Utahns who would be playing roles as resisters to an enemy regime.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55930568-90/utah-exercise-special-forces.html.csp

thankfully residents got word of it and due to the distrust of this admin and the military under the command of Obama the military has cancelled this training exercise on civilian land.

 

Then there is the fact they have been purchasing enough ammo to kill each American at least five times and combat vehicles for the DHS and other agencies like the IRS, EPA and other non-military,and non-home land security agencies:

http://kleinonline.wnd.com/2013/01/21/homeland-security-hoarding-ammo-depriving-police-cops-scramble-for-bullets-while-dhs-stockpiles-1-2-billion-rounds/

More:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/

 

Then there is the fact that Obama has been purging our military with top Generals and Admirals being replaced by Islam sympathizers, homosexuals and other anti-Christians who can't be trusted to defend and protect our Constitution:

Who knows how many current military are working under the Obama admin that he has replaced with Muslim Brotherhood supporters and frauds like himself:

Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group  http://sco.lt/5E7kif

 

Obama Continues Sacking Generals--To Replace With Islam Appeasers&LGBT?? http://sco.lt/8rWQK1

 

Obama Poised to Carry Out Hostile Military Takeover of US

http://godfatherpolitics.com/9782/obama-poised-for-hostile-military-takeover-of-us ;

 

In addition, Obama is willing to appease Islamists and bow to their demands when it comes to free speech and identifying Islamic terrorism:

57 Top U.S. Muslim Groups Demanded Government-Wide ‘Islamophobia purge’ in Letter to White House http://sco.lt/7DbGIj

 

 Muslim Influence in Pentagon Prevails;Decorated Officer Disciplined  http://sco.lt/7Wtz97 ;

 

Video: Is Obama Admin Preparing to Disarm America And Declare A Dictatorship? http://sco.lt/6fMYG9

 

Obama in Burma: 'I Wish I Could... Impose My Will on Congress'  http://sco.lt/5dWqrR

 

’100 radicalized Muslims in U.S. military’

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/hZkg82RkZvF

 

AMERICA IN CRISIS SECURITY BRIEF: Muslim Brotherhood In The Government by John Guandolo (1of13)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/SFBxRKCb3M2

 

Want to Know Just How Close the Muslim Brotherhood Is to the Obama Admin?

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/eyo57FcaK7q

 

Pentagon Islamic Adviser Reappears as Political Leader for Syrian Muslim Brotherhood-Dominated Group

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2X3bdp2PgvP

 

Administration admits to ‘hundreds’ of meetings with jihad-linked group

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/08/administration-admits-to-hundreds-of-meetings-with-jihad-linked-group/

 

Muslim Brotherhood Wants to Re-Elect Barack Hussein Obama

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/muslim_brotherhood_wants_to_re-elect_barack_hussein_obama.html#.T6d86KuonEo.google_plusone_share

 

This is the problem with Obama's Foreign Policy

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Charge of FBI Counterterrorism Training

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/8DFhJeXV9Nr

 

I've shared posts on the Enemy Within several times before, from Congressman getting contributions from CAIR, a front of the Muslim Brotherhood, to our military being infiltrated with Muslim Brotherhood members and Obama meeting with them in the White House.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/Qv31YCEUkLc

 

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman: "America will be brought to its knees"

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/QLVJVcz1DAd

 

Congress Members Funded By CAIR&Influenced By The Muslim Brotherhood

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/CaEGRTxAZB5

 

Feeling Safe Yet?A Summary of Dangers to Our Military&Country

https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/NR1M8dU8Aa5

 

It sure makes you wonder when our President is said to be a Christian, but his policies and actions have favored our enemies and he has aided&abetted Islamic radicals and said he is a Muslim by birth and through adoption by his step father:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/7C5cmS4HYZW

 

And then there is the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] which was revised recently and Makes It Easier To Detain Citizens Indefinitely?? http://sco.lt/7KGprF

 

Finally, if you are serious about taking our country back we must start here and win the Senate back in 2014 to begin impeachment proceedings:

A Call To Action to Restore America & What's Really Destroying America  http://sco.lt/78C6c5 ;

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Leftists got what they wanted from their whistleblowers to target Bush...now that they are targets its all about shutting them up...scaring them off...killing them...or using tactics to turn their info against themselves...
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Yep...and now that they are targets many of them are revolting through whistleblowers, but others are scared into silence
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Video:The Take Down of America

Video produced by http://www.westernjournalism.com
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Obama admin put a stop to Gitmo trials....he is responsible for the delayed justice against terrorists and holding them indefinitely in Gitmo, while blaming the GOP. 

 

Apparently this hasn't been released to the public because the complicit media wasn't given their talking points.

 

This video discusses that along with the new UT data mining center where they can store our emails, phone calls, tweets, credit card records, bank records and more to verify if we as American citizens are terror suspects...all without a warrant!

 

A Gitmo terrorist recently revealed he's never been charged or received a trial and claims to have been tortured but has not been proven to be a terrorist. Whether he is a terrorist or not, in this country we are supposed to have adequate evidence to arrest and detain someone and provide a trial. Of course if he is a foreign combatant and was captured on foreign land than he is not entitled to some of the same Constitutional rights as Americans. However, under the new NDAA the federal government is now authorized to indefinitely detain someone who is considered a terrorist threat or suspect, all without a trial or warrant.

 

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More on the NDAA:

http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=NDAA

 

Disturbing--Leaked DOD Document: Military Internment Camps in U.S to be Used for Political Dissidents??  http://sco.lt/5B4Z4T

 

 

If you haven't heard about NDAA it allows the federal government to indefinitely detain Americans without due process, if they are terror suspects. 

It was revised and passed again in Dec 2012.

Read Section 1021 here where it discusses this provision:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/109563118/2012-NDAA-BILLS-112hr1540enr#page=265

 

 

New Version Of NDAA Makes It Easier To Detain Citizens Indefinitely??  http://sco.lt/7KGprF

 

 

 

 

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11 Steps To Fascism...How Far Along Are We??

11 Steps To Fascism...How Far Along Are We?? | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
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Here is my breakdown on where we are at and how far Obama has gone already:

 

1. I'd say Obama has been fear mongering and invoking threats for awhile now, especially as he gets more desperate to pass his agenda and push his policies.

 

2. I don't doubt he'll use Gitmo or other prisons to hold dissenters indefinitely under the NDAA.

 

3. He spoke of having a security force just as strong as our military and just as well funded during his campaign speech in 2008 and since then he has been expanding government programs and hiring more govt employees to follow through on implementing his policies, such as the EPA to push environmental regulations and policies, and the coming Agenda 21 which would restrict private property ownership and more. He has hired more IRS agents to  enforce the Obamacare mandate...though I wonder if the sequester cuts and furloughs will not put a damper on some of these agencies abusing their power??

 

4. He has plans to use drones in the US and many law enforcement agencies are already using them. They have recently come out with a drone that can detect if you are carrying a concealed weapon, invading personal privacy and treating everyone as a criminal through unauthorized search.

 

5. He's been expanding his communitiy organizers, such as Organizing for America, which is working to raise money for the Democratic party to push their agenda and give special privileges such as White House visits for $500 to meet with Obama and lobby him.

 

6-7. DHS has already labeled conservatives, prolife, Christians as potential domestic terrorists, including suspicions of military veterans.

 

8. He's already been manipulating the media/press by using them to cover for him and then pushing them away when he doesn't want to be questioned on camera.

 

9. I think it's only a matter of time before he will call those who disagree with him dissenters and label them as treasonous and domestic terrorists.

 

10. He's been chipping away at our constitutional rights and ignoring the rule of law when it's a law he disagrees with he tells his departments such as DHS to ignore the rule of law on immigration. He has also told the DOJ to ignore the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] and continues to ignore the law or turn the other way when DHS/ICE recently released thousands of illegal criminal aliens and then uses the excuse that it 'wasn't him'.

 

11. Finally, they have been pushing disarment of Americans by labeling anyone who has had any type of mental illness, stress, anxiety, PTSD and other treatment as unfit to own a weapon, including military veterans. He's working on having the number bullets we can own and what type of weapons we can own. However, overturning and ignoring the 2nd Amendment will be a difficult one to defeat because many on the left won't go along with it and it is a Constitutionally protected unalienable right that we are not granted through government.

 

Therefore, if they want to deny us of our right to bear arms, they will have to prove we are not worthy of our right to life and liberty...because if we can't protect and defend our life and liberty we are no longer a free country. 

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MSNBC Maddow:Obama Justifies Prolonged Detention of American Citizens--Yet She Still Voted For Him??

Just watch..
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I remember seeing this video when it came out, yet the mainstream media still ignored it, despite liberal, and outspoken lesbian, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow talked about it.

 

Obama says we need to detain prisoners of war for pre-crimes, like in the movie "Minority Report" and for past crimes to prevent them from attacking us again...he's talking about terrorists, however does this include American civilians who end up on Obama's watch list?? There has been much debate about this since the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr4310enr/pdf/BILLS-112hr4310enr.pdf ; was revised in 2012 and again in 2013. 

 

This video was reported in January 2011....what gets me is these people still supported him in his re-election and none of them bother to continue to question him or his motives. Since then the Obama administration has 'constructed a legal regime' to make a new system...called the NDAA, [National Defense Authorization Act] though it wasn't a new Act it was updated with new provisions, and continues to allow for indefinite detention of anyone they view a threat to the US, including US citizens. This includes holding anyone who travels to a foreign country becomes radicalized and then returns to commit acts of terror in the US. The US is considered in a war against Islamist terrorism, however treason against the US includes giving aid and comfort to our enemies, which could include someone coming from another country and committing acts of terror and declaring war against the US. According to the Constitution, citizens are supposed to be protected by the Treason clause, which states two witnessess must confer a person has committed acts of war or terror threats against the US. 

 

The liberal Huffington Post writes: 

 Congress stripped a provision Tuesday from a defense bill that aimed to shield Americans from the possibility of being imprisoned indefinitely without trial by the military. The provision was replaced with a passage that appears to give citizens little protection from indefinite detention.

The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 was added by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), but there was no similar language in the version of the bill that passed the House, and it was dumped from the final bill released Tuesday after a conference committee from both chambers worked out a unified measure.

It declared that "An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States, unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention."

Spokespeople for Senate committee leaders did not immediately answer why the amendment was stripped, but pointed to the language that replaced it:

Nothing in the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40; 50 U.S.C. 1541) or the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112–81) shall be construed to deny the availability of the writ of habeas corpus or to deny any Constitutional rights in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution to any person inside the United States who would be entitled to the availability of such writ or to such rights in the absence of such laws.

The new provision appears to do little, because the Supreme Court has already declared that the writ of habeas corpus -- requiring that someone be presented to a judge -- applies to all people. The more difficult part of whether people deserve a trial remains unsettled, and the new provision does not appear to resolve it.

"This language doesn't do anything of substance," said Raha Wala, a lawyer in the law and national security program of Human Rights First. "It doesn't ban indefinite detention within the United States or change anything about existing law."

 Conservative Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R), slammed the change, singling out Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the process.

“The decision by the NDAA conference committee, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to strip the National Defense Authorization Act of the amendment that protects American citizens against indefinite detention now renders the entire NDAA unconstitutional,” Sen. Paul said.

“I voted against NDAA in 2011 because it did not contain the proper constitutional protections. When my Senate colleagues voted to include those protections in the 2012 NDAA through the Feinstein-Lee Amendment last month, I supported this act,” Sen. Paul continued. “But removing those protections now takes us back to square one and does as much violence to the Constitution as last year’s NDAA. When the government can arrest suspects without a warrant, hold them without trial, deny them access to counsel or admission of bail, we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity.

“Saying that new language somehow ensures the right to habeas corpus – the right to be presented before a judge – is both questionable and not enough. Citizens must not only be formally charged but also receive jury trials and the other protections our Constitution guarantees. Habeas corpus is simply the beginning of due process. It is by no means the whole.

“Our Bill of Rights is not something that can be cherry-picked at legislators’ convenience. When I entered the United States Senate, I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. It is for this reason that I will strongly oppose passage of the McCain conference report that strips the guarantee to a trial by jury.”

They also include an interactive of at least eight ways you could become indefinitely detained under the NDAA, here is one example:

 

NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision Mysteriously Stripped From Bill - Attend A Fundraiser http://huff.to/WnEeTC ;

 

Here is another:

Section 1021 (2) of the National Defense Authorization Act grants power to indefinitely detain "a person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners." 

You're not sure if what you did was "substantial" or really "supported" anyone. It's quite possible that nobody does, as the text of the law doesn't define these words. This could take a while to sort out. 

In the recent hearing on a lawsuit challenging that section of the act, Judge Katherine Forrest asked an Obama lawyer if plaintiff Chris Hedges could be assured that he would not be subjected to detention under Section 1021, journalist Naomi Wolf noted. 

Hedges is a Pulitzer prize-winning reporter who has worked extensively in Afghanistan and the Middle East. The administration attorney suggested that the specifics of Hedge's situation would make his detention unlikely, but responded, "I cannot say that today." 

While the Obama administration has said you're entitled to a trial as a U.S. citizen, this won't preclude you from a protracted journey through an encumbered court system.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/ndaa-indefinite-detention_n_2326225.html

 

While I support holding foreign terrorists, as prisoners of war, I do not think it is justified to deny any US citizen their Constitutional rights unless they have denounced their citizenshp and/or declared war on the US, as I believe Anwar Awalki did when he was killed by a US drone in Pakistan. His son however was also killed and had no previous ties to acts of terrorism or plotting a terrorist act, other than being the son of a domestic foreign terrorist. 

 

In the UK, Maddow says 28 days is the maximum length for indefinite detention and the longest any country has authorized detaining anyone without a trial. However, Obama's policy could allow for detaining prisoners of war, such as terrorists, for longer/indefinitely. 

 

Even the liberal ACLU points out problems with it:

80 detainees have either been charged before military commissions, are in perpetual limbo as the government continues to weigh whether it can charge them with any crime, or have been declared to be subject to indefinite detention without charge or trial.

 

Their continued indefinite detention doesn’t only tarnish American values; it wastes scarce taxpayers’ dollars. The annual cost of imprisoning just one of the 166 detainees remaining at Guantánamo is $800,000. The cost of imprisoning one detainee at a federal maximum security prison: $35,000. To make matters worse, the federal government currently spends $69 million a year to keep the 86 men cleared for transfer, deemed no threat to U.S. national security, imprisoned at Guantánamo.

 

Despite threats to veto the NDAA over detainee transfer restrictions, the president has ensured that Guantánamo, along with indefinite detention and unconstitutional military commissions, will survive another year.

http://www.aclu.org/national-security-reproductive-freedom-womens-rights/2013-national-defense-bill-good-bad-and-ugly

 

As I said previously, I'm not opposed to holding foreign terrorists  as prisoners of war indefinitely, especially if they were caught on the battlefield or in the act of a plot against the US such as the 'underwear bomber' and others. I support keeping Gutanamo Bay Prison open, despite the high costs, or at least trying them through military tribunals and then either determined a threat to the US and held indefinitely or executed. I do not believe they should be entitled to the same Constitutional rights and due process US citizens have. 

 

Here is an analysis/breakdown of the NDAA 2013 provided by the Conservative Heritage Foundation, which includes some of the good in the Act,but little of the bad: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/01/03/some-good-some-bad-in-national-defense-authorization-act/ ;

Oddly enough, they don't mention anything about indefinite detention, which I would think they would be opposed to, especially of US Citizens detained for 'terrorist links' without offering due process.

 

The liberal site Salon.com com had this to say about the provision that was stripped that would have protected US citizens:

The stripped amendment, authored by Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., had been added to the defense spending bill two weeks ago.[in Dec 2012] Human rights advocates viewed it as a check on the government’s current authority to indefinitely detain–without habeas corpus or due process–American citizens who commit a “belligerent act” against the United States until the period of hostilities ends.


The Obama administration has defended the authority granted by section 1021, even when a U.S. district judge ruled it unconstitutional.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/16/indefinite-detention-blocked-ndaa-ruling_n_1522654.html

The judge found that it left intellectuals, activists, and journalists vulnerable to detention for exercising First Amendment rights.

 

In late November, Sen. Feinstein’s amendment, co-sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., passed the Senate 67-29 with the support of 20 Republicans. The amendment stated that:

An authorization to use military force, a declaration of war or any similar authority shall not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States apprehended in the United States, unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention.

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/19/ndaas_indefinite_detention_without_trial_returns/


Since this is an issue many DEMs and Conservatives can agree on, I'm surprised more hasn't been done to change this provision in the NDAA. Even worse, I'm surprised so many liberals still re-elected Obama after knowing that his administration defends this provision even after saying he wouldn't enforce it in 2011 and despite a District Court finding it unconstitutional.


I wonder what the status of this case is and if it is being appealed by the Obama administration as they plan to appeal the decision that came out today that declared Obama's NLRB appointees unconstitutional since he appointed them at a time when Congress wasn't in recess. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/25/court-obama-appointments-are-unconstitutional/


More:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/25/Miguel-Estrada-Helped-Overturn-Obama-s-NLRB-Appointments


 

 

 

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New Version Of NDAA Makes It Easier To Detain Citizens Indefinitely??

New Version Of NDAA Makes It Easier To Detain Citizens Indefinitely?? | Littlebytesnews Current Events | Scoop.it
At first glance it looked like the 2013 version National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) did more to protect Americans against indefinite detention. We and several other news organizations reported as much yesterday.

 

But on closer examination the new NDAA actually makes it EASIER to detain citizens indefinitely.

Here’s the added clause in question:

 

“Nothing in the AUMF or the 2012 NDAA shall be construed to deny the availability of the writ of habeas corpus or to deny any Constitutional rights in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution for any person who is lawfully in the United States when detained pursuant to the AUMF and who is otherwise entitled to the availability of such writ or such rights.”

 

Yesterday we focused on the line “nothing … shall be construed to deny … any constitutional Rights …”

 

But today we offer another interpretation from Bruce Afran, a lawyer for the group of journalists and activists suing the government over the 2012 NDAA.

 

Afran explained that the new provision gives U.S. citizens a right to go to civilian (i.e. Article III) court based on “any [applicable] constitutional rights,” but since there are are no rules in place to exercise this right, detained U.S. citizens currently have no way to gain access to lawyers, family or the court itself once they are detained within the military.

 

“The new statute actually states that persons lawfully in the U.S. can be detained under the Authorization for the Use of Military Force [AUMF]. The original (the statute we are fighting in court) never went that far,” Afran said. “Therefore, under the guise of supposedly adding protection to Americans, the new statute actually expands the AUMF to civilians in the U.S.”

 

The suit against the government challenges the indefinite detention provisions of section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA—which allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone who commits a “belligerent act” or provides “substantial support” to the Taliban, al-Qaeda or “associated forces”—on the grounds that certain terms were unconstitutionally vague and could chill free speech.

 

The newest version of the NDAA seems to be equating the AUMF and section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA—which the government has argued all along—and thereby codifies precisely what the plaintiffs are fighting in court.

 

The bottom line, according to Afran, is that the NDAA “is still unconstitutional because it allows citizens or persons in the U.S. to be held in military custody, a position that the Supreme Court has repeatedly held is unconstitutional.”

 

Related:

People Against the NDAA

https://pandaunite.org/

 

2013 version National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr4310/text

 

 

 

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