Friday, March 9, 2012

Open Season For Americans Especially White Ones

FBI Director Robert Mueller’s failure to acknowledge that the Constitution and the rule of law prevents the government from being allowed to kill American citizens on U.S. soil without due process is yet another shocking benchmark of how far American has sunk into a military dictatorship.

Asked by House lawmakers on whether the Obama administration’s policy of extra-judicial killings of American citizens abroad could also apply inside the United States, Mueller was evasive.

I have to go back. Uh, I’m not certain whether that was addressed or not,” Mueller said when asked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., about a distinction between domestic and foreign targeting.

I’m going to defer that to others in the Department of Justice,” Mueller replied.

As Judge Andrew Napolitano Mueller shouldn’t have to “check” whether the government is allowed to kill American citizens on U.S. soil or indeed anywhere in the world – the thing that stops this from happening is called due process and the rule of law.

As top constitutional and military law expert Jonathan Turley explains, “[Mueller] appeared unclear whether he had the power under the Obama Kill Doctrine or, in the very least, was unwilling to discuss that power. For civil libertarians, the answer should be easy: “Of course, I do not have that power under the Constitution.”

Despite Mueller’s evasive response, the Obama administration itself has made it clear that American citizens will be targeted for assassination on U.S. soil if they are deemed enemy combatants.

Since the National Defense Authorization Act defines the whole of the planet, including the United States, as a “battlefield” in the perpetual war on terror, it doesn’t matter whether Americans are inside the United States or abroad, they are all legitimate targets of the policy of state-sponsored assassination, according to the government’s argument.

As Turley stated when the issue arose during the recent NDAA debate, “President Obama has just stated a policy that he can have any American citizen killed without any charge, without any review, except his own. If he’s satisfied that you are a terrorist, he says that he can kill you anywhere in the world including in the United States.”

In 2010, national intelligence director Dennis Blair openly stated that, “Being a U.S. citizen will not spare an American from getting assassinated by military or intelligence operatives.”

Recall that José Padilla, an American citizen, was held without charge for 3 and a half years as an “enemy combatant” and denied a trial in civilian court, after being accused of planning to detonate a “dirty bomb,” an accusation that was enough to keep Padilla in a military brig for over three years yet was never proven.

In addition, as Ron Paul has pointed out, Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who has never been charged with any crime, was the victim of extrajudicial killing because of the same unconstitutional legalese that defines the entire globe as a “battlefield,” where the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens are declared null and void if they are designated as terrorists by the federal government.

His 16-year-old son who was also never charged with any crime was also a victim of state-sponsored assassination.

As far back as December 2002, the Washington Post reported that a “parallel legal system” had been put in place under the auspices of the war on terror, in which terrorism suspects — U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike — may be investigated, jailed, interrogated, tried and punished without legal protections guaranteed by the ordinary system.”

Started under the Bush administration, Obama has implemented this “parallel legal system” with gusto.

A “parallel legal system” is nothing more than a euphemism for a “dictatorship” in which the government claims it can create its own laws and murder anyone it likes without having to present any evidence in a court of law.

The cases involving Padilla and Awlaki were just trial balloons in the government’s bid to build legal pretext behind the officially sanctioned policy of state-sponsored murder and military dictatorship.

Only when non-Muslim US citizens are targeted for assassination under the same tyrannical framework will the American people really begin to grasp the fact that they have allowed the state to seize totalitarian control over the most fundamental basic liberty – the right to life.

America Now Officially Facist Police State

An al-Qaeda gunman attacked Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Not really. It was an employee at the clinic who went postal and killed a fellow worker and shot several others, which gave the cops an excuse to prepare for combat and march around campus in camouflage with automatic weapons as if ninja jihadists armed with AK47s and RPGs were on the loose.

This sort of combat mentality is now standard procedure in response to drug dealers, domestic disputes, and other common law enforcement situations.

It’s all part of an ongoing effort to blur the distinction between the military and the police and acclimate the populace to the prospect of a standing army in their midst.

Yankee Stormtroopers Brutalize Innocent Citizens

State police in Maryland have been ordered to undergo training on the First and Fourth Amendments following a 2008 incident during which 18 pro-life protesters were arrested, shackled and strip searched.

The incident occured when members of the group Defend Life peacefully demonstrated on public property in Hartford County in August, 2008, as part of their “Face the Truth” campaign.

Around a dozen State officers arrived on the scene and told the protesters that they did not have a permit and would be arrested unless they packed up and left.

When asked what specific ordinance said the demonstrators needed a permit to protest, one officer responded “I’m not getting into it at five o’clock at night… I’m a State police officer, I know the law – THAT’S IT.”
Part of the incident was captured on film.

Attorneys with the anti-arbortion groups the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), the Thomas More Society of Chicago, and the American Catholic Lawyers Association revealed that after their arrest, the protesters, including women and young girls, one as young as 14, were put into leg shackles and strip searched twice, while being denied the right to make phone calls, and make contact with lawyers. The protesters were kept in jail overnight.

Reports indicate that the first strip search took place in the police station parking lot in full view of male officers. The second strip search was conducted at the Harford County Detention Center.

Life Site News reports that The Maryland Board of Public Works voted to settle the lawsuit that has been ongoing ever since. As part of the settlement in the case, the state of Maryland will also pay $385,000 to the protesters to cover legal fees.

When the county confirmed that there is no requirement for a “permit” as the protesters had been told, they were instead charged with loitering, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order. All the charges were dropped after one week.

Attorney Tom Brejcha revealed that the real reason for the arrests stemmed from a classic case of “heckler’s veto,” a violation of the First Amendment.
“we netted a harvest of police phone and radio call transcripts, which showed the reason for the arrests were complaints from the public, members of whom were upset about the content of the [pro-life protesters'] signs.” said Brejcha.

Brejcha also revealed that following the arrests, one police officer stated over the radio that as far as she was concerned the protesters could “sit in a cell for an hour… or three or four and rot.”

“There was a lot of hard feelings and animus against the pro-life position on the part of many of these arresting officers, including at the supervisory level.” Brejcha said.

Brejcha added that the case had taken four years to settle as it was “vigorously defended by the municipalities and the state police.”

The town of Bel Air and Hartford county agreed to settlements with the protesters.

The ADF has issued a statement noting “Under the terms of the settlement, Maryland State Police cannot issue countywide dispersal orders against peaceful pro-life speakers, cannot illegally arrest pro-life speakers who are exercising their constitutionally protected free speech and assembly rights, must provide acceptable reasons for asking any speakers to move, must provide speakers with the opportunity to move before threatening anyone with arrest, cannot censor constitutionally protected messages and images on signs, and must participate in training on rights protected by the First and Fourth amendments to the U.S. Constitution,”.

The Thomas More Society issued a press release that stated “While we applaud the settlement, we remain appalled by the illegal behavior of the Maryland State Police.

We sincerely believe that with a better understanding of the First Amendment and a newfound respect for citizen protests, the Maryland State Police will strive hereafter to protect all the rights bestowed on individuals by the U.S. Constitution,”

Americans Arming To Fight Hussein Obama Takeover

Prolonged economic uncertainty is not proving too much of a challenge for firearms makers like Smith & Wesson, whose shares soared 18 per cent after the company announced a 60 per cent surge in backlog orders, demand driven by a prevailing belief that Barack Obama will launch a crackdown on the second amendment if he wins a second term in the White House.

“Shares in Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC.O) shot up nearly 18 percent to their highest in more than two years after the gun maker hiked its full-year sales forecast on a higher order backlog, reflecting strong demand for its guns and rifles,” reports Reuters.

The company’s shares have gained more than 26 percent since the beginning of this year as a result of profits outperforming estimates in four consecutive quarters.

Gun sales are being driven by a combination of factors, including fear of rising crime caused by economic turmoil, but primarily as an insurance policy against a second Obama term, which gun enthusiasts fear will be used as a lame duck tool to gut second amendment rights.

Gun stores are reporting a record number of sales for the month of February, with suggestions that Obama stands a good chance of winning re-election causing firearm and ammunition shortages nationwide.

“Look who the Republicans are trying to put against Obama,” DeWayne Irwin, owner of the Cheaper Than Dirt gun store told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s the Keystone Kops and people are getting scared. People are terrified he’s going to get re-elected and then he won’t care about getting votes next time. He’ll just pass whatever legislation he wants.”

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre even suggested during a CPAC speech last month that Obama was deliberately playing it low key on the second amendment during his first term so that he could put conservatives to sleep on the issue and then come out fighting.

“All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term,” said LaPierre.

Back in December, gun purchases hit a record all time one day high on Black Friday, and gun sales have been through the roof every year since Obama took office.

As we reported back in November 2008 just before Obama took office, the perceived anti-gun agenda of a President backed by a Democrat-controlled House and Senate prompted a record surge in firearms purchases.

In March 2011, President Obama told gun control advocate Sarah Brady that his administration was working “under the radar” to sneak attack the second amendment rights of American citizens.

Just over a month later it emerged that the administration had been sending guns to Mexican drug gangs via the “Fast and Furious” program while simultaneously blaming border violence on the second amendment.

2010 FBI records and Google Trends research indicated that the surge in firearms purchases was also being driven by first time gun buyers who were concerned about rising crime and the potential for an economic collapse.

Americans’ lack of confidence in their leadership is so fervent that they are now “pre-revolutionary,” according to pollster Pat Caddell. This threat of civil disorder, allied with an armed population, has prompted authorities to prepare for the worst, with the US military on standby for what the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Institute describes in a report as “strategic shock.”

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” stated the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, adding that the military may be needed to quell “purposeful domestic resistance”.

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