Are we concentrating too much on one area? It seems like hunger is a major issue as the world becomes even more over-populated!
Are we concentrating too much on one area? It seems like hunger is a major issue as the world becomes even more over-populated!
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President Obama wants you to know that nothing he’s attempting to do as head of the Executive Branch has been improper – or will ever be improper – because, after all, he’s constitutionally prohibited.
During a speech in Denver, Colo., in early April, the president – in town to push, not-so-ironically, his gun control agenda, told an audience he was “constrained” in his ability to act alone on the issue “by the system our founders put in place,” while verbally thrashing Second Amendment advocates who dare to say gun ownership is not just a matter of self-defense but also as a bulwark against government tyranny (as our founding fathers intended. And he did so using a now-familiar technique, and one that he has often used when pushing his agenda – hijack the language in a way that frames opponents as imbalanced and extreme.
Opponents of some of these common-sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed and nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government…
You hear some of these quotes: “I need a gun to protect myself from the government.” We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away.
Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”
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Often is the time when the mainstream media has been little more than a shill or an echo chamber for President Barack Obama, but when an organization flat-out lies about a well-documented truth, what little credibility remained within that organization should evaporate – unless, of course, you, too, are one of the president’s ardent admirers.
Our editor and founder, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and others began documenting a year ago (http://www.naturalnews.com) that the federal government – and the Department of Homeland Security specifically – began purchasing hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition. Those purchases, we reported, grew into the billions over the course of the next several months: (http://www.naturalnews.com/039753_DHS_ammo_purchases_blatant_lie.html).
Initially, our reports and those of the very few other alternative media outlets willing to tell the public the truth were trashed and ridiculed by the “sophisticated class” as out-of-touch extremists with an avid imagination and hostile anti-Obama agenda – even though our reports were based on the government’s own Federal Business Opportunities request for bids (like this one for 360,000 rounds of .40 cal. “jacketed hollow-point” ammunition, a type of bullet that is much more expensive and are not used as “target” rounds.
Read more here: http://www.naturalnews.com/039877_ammo_government_hoarding.html
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February 7, 2013
Exercising a power that no prior president ever thought he possessed — a power that no prior president is known to have exercised — President Obama admitted that he ordered the execution of American citizens, not on a battlefield, based on his belief that they were involved in terrorist activities. It is known that at least three U.S. citizens, including a 16-year old boy, were killed on the president’s order in drone strikes in Yemen in 2011.
As the worldwide drone program ramps up, there have been increasing calls for the president to reveal the basis for his claimed authority. Only a few weeks ago, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen McMahon denied both the ACLU’s and New York Times‘ requests under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain any and all legal documents prepared in support of the president’s claim of unilateral powers. While Judge McMahon was concerned that the documents “implicate serious issues about the limits on the power of the Executive Branch under the Constitution and laws of the United States, and about whether we are indeed a nation of laws not of men,” she felt constrained by precedent to withhold them. Now, a bipartisan group of 11 senators has written a letter to president Obama asking for “any and all legal opinions” that describe the basis for his claimed authority to “deliberately kill American citizens.”
However, not until the Senate began gathering information for hearings on John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA director, to begin February 7, has public attention finally been focused on this remarkable presidential usurpation of power.
On the night of February 4, the walls of secrecy were breached when NBC News released a leaked U.S. Justice Department White Paper entitled “Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa’ida or An Associated Force.” Now we can see why the Department of Justice has been so reluctant to share the basis for its legal analysis. It is deeply flawed — based on a perverse view of the Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause. Additionally, the white paper completely ignores the procedural protections expressly provided in the Constitution’s Third Article — those specifically designed to prohibit the president from serving as prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner.
The white paper does not seek to delimit the federal power to kill citizens, but simply sets out a category of “targeted killing” of American citizens off the battlefield on foreign soil which it deems to be clearly authorized. Moreover, this power is not vested exclusively in the president, or even the secretary of defense, or even officials within the Department of Defense — rather, it can be relied on by other senior officials of unspecified rank elsewhere in government.
According to the white paper, there are only three requirements to order a killing. First, “an informed high-level official of the U.S. government has determined that the targeted individual poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States.” Second, capture is “infeasible.” And third, the ” operation would be conducted in a manner consistent with the applicable law of war principles.” Indeed, from the white paper, it is not clear why killings of U.S. citizens on American soil would be judged by a different standard.
Mimicking a judicial opinion, the White Paper employs pragmatic tests developed by the courts to supplant the plain meaning of the Fifth Amendment Due Process and Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure texts. Balancing away the constitutionally protected interests of the citizen in life, liberty, and property against the more important “‘realities’ of the conflict and the weight of the government’s interest in protecting its citizens from an imminent attack,” the Justice Department lawyers have produced a document worthy of the King Council’s Court of Star Chamber — concluding that the U.S. Constitution would not require the government to provide notice of charges, or a right to be heard, “before using lethal force” on a U.S. citizen suspected of terrorist activity against his country. How very convenient. The Obama administration lawyers appear to have forgotten that the Star Chamber was abolished by the English Parliament in 1641 in order to restore the rule of law adjudicated by an independent judiciary, terminating the rule of men administered by the king’s courtiers.
Also, conspicuously missing from the Justice Department’s constitutional analysis is any recognition that the Founders already balanced the life, liberty, and property interests of an American citizen suspected of “levying war against [the United States], or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort,” and provided them the specific procedural protections in Article III of the Constitution. When a U.S. citizen is suspected of treason, the constitutional remedy is not to invent new crimes subject to the summary execution at the pleasure of the president and his attorneys. In Federalist No. 43, James Madison proclaimed that the Treason Clause would protect citizens “from new-fangled and artificial treasons … by inserting a constitutional definition of the crime, fixing the proof necessary for conviction of it[.]” To that end, the Constitution does not permit the Obama lawyers to invent an elastically defined offense of “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States,” in substitution for the constitutionally concrete definition of “levying war against [the United States], or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”
Moreover, Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution requires trial in “open court” — not in some secret “war room” in an undisclosed location. That same section of Article III requires proof by “the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession” — not by a unilateral “determin[ation] that the targeted individual poses an imminent threat of an attack against the United States.” Finally, as is true of “all crimes,” Article III, Section 2 requires “trial … by jury” on a charge of treason, not trial by some unidentified “high-level official of the U.S. government[,]” no matter how well-“informed” he may be. In short, the Constitution provides that an American citizen must be tried and punished according to the judicial process provided for the crime of treason, not according to some newfangled and artificial executive “process” fashioned by nameless collection of lawyers.
These nameless lawyers have also ignored the Justice Department’s own venerable precedents. The White Paper relies on the “laws of war” — but laws of war do not control here. On August 21, 1798, U.S. Attorney General Charles Lee — serving under President John Adams — directed to the U.S. secretary of state an official opinion in which he determined that in the undeclared state of war between France and the United States, “France is our enemy; and to aid, assist, and abet that nation in her maritime warfare, will be treason in a citizen[, who] may be tried and punished according to our laws[, not like a French subject, who must be] treated according to the laws of war.”
It is a measure of how far we have fallen as a nation — not only that President Obama asserts and exercises such a terrible power, but that only 11 U.S. senators would be willing to affix their names to a letter to ask the Obama administration to provide its legal reasoning. If John Brennan is confirmed as CIA director, and the killings of U.S. citizens continue based on this whitewash of a white paper, then the U.S. Senate will have yielded up to the president without even a fight the power to kill citizens without judicial due process — a power that has been unknown in the English-speaking world for at least 370 years.
Herb Titus taught constitutional law for 26 years, concluding his academic career as founding dean of Regent Law School. Bill Olson served in three positions in the Reagan administration. They now practice constitutional law together, defending against government excess, at William J. Olson, P.C. They filed an amicus curiae brief supporting a preliminary injunction in the Chris Hedges challenge to the detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (“NDAA”), addressing the Treason Clause, and also filed an amicus curiae brief in that case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. They can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter.com/OlsonLaw.
Political activists would be pacified to sympathize with the government
A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.
The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States. International agencies like the UN and the Red Cross are named as partners in addition to domestic federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.
The document makes it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” and involve, “DOD support to U.S. civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for designated law enforcement and other activities,” including “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.”
The manual states, “These operations may be performed as domestic civil support operations,” and adds that “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within U.S. territories,” would require a “special exception” to The Posse Comitatus Act, which can be obtained via “the President invoking his executive authority.” The document also makes reference to identifying detainees using their “social security number.”
Aside from enemy combatants and other classifications of detainees, the manual includes the designation of “civilian internees,” in other words citizens who are detained for, “security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”
Once the detainees have been processed into the internment camp, the manual explains how they will be “indoctrinated,” with a particular focus on targeting political dissidents, into expressing support for U.S. policies.
The re-education process is the responsibility of the “Psychological Operations Officer,” whose job it is to design “PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations,” according to the document.
The manual lists the following roles that are designated to the “PSYOP team”.
– Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
– Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes.
– Identifies political activists.
– Provides loudspeaker support (such as administrative announcements and facility instructions when necessary).
– Helps the military police commander control detainee and DC populations during emergencies.
– Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.
Remember, this is not restricted to insurgents in Iraq who are detained in prison camps – the manual makes it clear that the policies also apply “within U.S. territory” under the auspices of the DHS and FEMA. The document adds that, “Resettlement operations may require large groups of civilians to be quartered temporarily (less than 6 months) or semipermanently (more than 6 months).”
The historical significance of states using internment camps to re-educate detainees centers around the fact that it is almost exclusively practiced by repressive and dictatorial regimes like the former Soviet Union and Stalinist regimes like modern day North Korea.
We have exhaustively documented preparations for the mass internment of citizens inside America, but this is the first time that language concerning the re-education of detainees, in particular political activists, has cropped up in our research.
In 2009, the National Guard posted a number of job opportunities looking for “Internment/Resettlement Specialists” to work in “civilian internee camps” within the United States.
In December last year it was also revealed that Halliburton subsidiary KBR is seeking sub-contractors to staff and outfit “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States.
In 2006, KBR was contracted by Homeland Security to build detention centers designed to deal with “an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S,” or the rapid development of unspecified “new programs” that would require large numbers of people to be interned.
Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, the same pretense used in the language of the KBR request for services.
During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.”
Under the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed by Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, American citizens can be kidnapped and detained indefinitely without trial.
Read a portion of the Internment and Resettlement Operations manual below.
The following portions of the document make it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” (as well as abroad in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan) and that domestic federal agencies are involved.
Click here to read the full document entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
February 23, 2013 Update: As of late 2012, the figure for the # of U.S. soldiers serving/had served in Iraq &/Or Afghanistan shows about 770,000 troops suffering from PTSD! This is a MAJOR problem that our government owes to its soldiers to help fix as best as possible! That’s not being done…instead, just the opposite! Veterans are being turned away, especially for psychiatric treatment, in droves!
The weekly Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) report on current-growing trends in the United States warns that US military forces have begun acclimating their citizens to open warfare striking terror into these otherwise normal people’s lives, while at the same time the Obama regime has banned nearly 500,000 American veterans from owning guns.
According to this report, during the past week residents of Houston, Texas were terrorized when US Army helicopters and massive gunfire shattered their calm existence, and as described by Isaac Robertson Jr. who in talking to local reporters about a call he received from his wife stated, “She told me ‘don’t come home it sounds like we’re in a war zone. Guns, shooting, helicopters flying around the house.”
Likewise, this report continues, Miami, Florida residents were shocked this past week when “diving Blackhawk’s, blank rounds of machine gun fire, strafing runs, troops rappelling from choppers, and road blockades” destroyed the calm in their city like the US military had done to those living in Houston.
The popular American dissident website, Infowars.com, in their reporting on these unprecedented “shock drills”state that “Military “exercises” in populated urban environments are now so routine, so commonplace, they are no longer reported by the national media and are left as “human interest” stories for local news stations.”
One aptly astute commentary on these US military “shock drills” further states, “This is becoming painfully clear due to the fact that the military trains for what they think they’re going to do. If they are planning to fight in the desert, they would train in the desert and obviously if they are going to be fighting in a metropolitan setting in the United States, they would train in an American city. Unfortunately, this is exactly what we are witnessing: increasing amount of training in urban American environments.”
Even worse, this report continues, and as confirmed by US news reports, the US military last year built a mock city roughly the size of downtown San Diego that has risen in a remote Southern California desert to train their forces to fight in urban environments. The $170 million urban training center was unveiled last January at the Twentynine Palms military base, 170 miles northeast of San Diego. The 1,560-building facility will allow troops to practice and refine skills that can be used around the world, the US Marine Corps said.
Russian military analysts contributing to this MFA report note that the building of this massive urban warfare center at Twentynine Palms is “extremely troubling” due to its “radical departure” from the US militaries Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC) which is the major training area for American troops being trained for warfare.
Where the NTC focuses on training American troops for war scenarios in their current theaters of operations, these analysts say, Twentynine Palms was built exclusively to train them for operating in US cities against their own citizens with the emphasis on protecting corporate buildings (banks, government buildings, etc.) over the lives of their supposed enemies.
Another troubling aspect to Twentynine Palms, this MFA report says, was the Obama regime discontinuing in 2010 its listing as a census-designated place (CDP) thus depriving the American people of knowing how many tens of thousands of troops are being trained to invade their nation’s cities.
Of perhaps even greater concern to the American people, this report continues, was President Obama’s signing three “presidential memoranda” on 16 January, of which the first was directing all US federal agencies, including the military, to identify relevant records to be put into his nations National Instant Criminal Background CheckSystem (NICS) which designates those who are able to buy weapons.
Where the propaganda US media reported to the American people that Obama had signed 23 “executive orders” relating to gun control, this report says, Russian legal analysts note that no such thing occurred. Rather, these analysts say, Obama initiated “executive actions,” knowing that the former (executive orders) would have to be made public, but the latter (executive actions) can, and was done in secret with no American being able to see for themselves what his full actions against them really are.
Those most directly targeted by Obama’s “executive actions” from owning weapons, this MFA report says, are the 247,243 US veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who were “coded with potential PTSD” between Oct. 1, 2001 and June 30, 2012, and up to 13% of the estimated 1 million men and women who served in the Vietnam war who are still alive and have been designated with PTSD which adds another 130,000 to this “not allowed to buy guns” list.
This past December (2012) Obama regime supporters in the US Senate, while passing the sweeping, $631 billion defense bill, known as The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), forbade US veterans being labeled with PTSD from appealing to US Federal Courts against their designation with New York Democrat Senator Charles E. Schumer even stating that they were criminals when he stated: “But if you are mentally ill, whether you’re a veteran or not, just like if you’re a felon, if you’re a veteran or not, and you have been judged to be mentally infirm, you should not have a gun.”
To who in the US has the power to designate American veterans as being “mentally ill” was settled this past 31 August 2012 when Obama signed an Executive Order titled Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families which gave his regime the sole power of evaluating the mental health status of all US military veterans, regardless of when they served.
With Obama now having the power to designate all US military veterans as being “mentally ill,” and with him now having the NDAA forbidding these veterans from being able to appeal their “mentally ill” designation, and with them all now all being placed into the NICS database which will forbid them from buying weapons, this report concludes with the stunning fact that there is nothing to prevent him from disarming every single military veteran in the entire United States.
With Obama now seemingly adhering to China’s Communist Parties order last week to totally disarm the American people, and with his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief, Janet Napolitano, openly praising the trampling of the Posse Comitatus laws which have kept US military forces from operating in America against its own citizens, one can only wonder how much more these people can endure under a tyrannical regime that has turned their once vaunted American Dream into what it has become today…an American Nightmare.