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WASHINGTON — President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a threat to national security but cannot be tried, two participants in the private session said.
“He was almost ruminating over the need for statutory change to the laws so that we can deal with individuals who we can’t charge and detain,” one participant said. “We’ve known this is on the horizon for many years, but we were able to hold it off with George Bush.
Originally posted by merkaba93
reply to post by eNumbra
If you change your change back to what it was before the change, is it still change?
Originally posted by jjkenobi
Then he's for terrorist rights, closing guantamo bay, giving them a fair trial, and now he wants preventive incarceration? What the heck? He might as well "preventitively" arrest anyone he nominates to a position since they get exposed for crooks and criminals shortly afterwards.
Originally posted by cautiouslypessimistic
Now we really need to start connecting the dots. Look at H.R. 2159
So, now nearly every one with any strongly held beliefs on nearly ANY subject(I mean really, constitutionalists?) are considered potential terrorists.
Potential Terrorists, if this goes through, will be detained pre-emptively.
Notice none of this is getting even the slightest amount of media attention.
This is a scary chain of events people.