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S1867 is making it's way through the house

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posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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Vote expected tomorrow in the house... call your people!

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posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 04:01 AM
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House and Senate agree on sweeping defense bill

Congress is pressing ahead with a massive $662 billion defense bill that requires military custody for terrorism suspects linked to al-Qaida, including those captured within the U.S. Lawmakers hope their last-minute revisions will satisfy President Barack Obama and erase a veto threat.

The lawmakers said they hoped the House and Senate could vote on the final bill by Thursday and send it to the president.

The legislation would deny suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation's borders, the right to trial and subject them to indefinite detention. The lawmakers made no changes to that language.

Clear as day, admitted that it's clearly indefinite detention of US citizens if they are called ``terrorists``... and the definition of ``terrorist`` is everyone basically. Protester? Terrorist. Hold more than 7 days of food? Terrorist. Etc...



posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 04:39 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo

Congress is pressing ahead with a massive $662 billion defense bill that requires military custody for terrorism suspects linked to al-Qaida, including those captured within the U.S. Lawmakers hope their last-minute revisions will satisfy President Barack Obama and erase a veto threat.

Clear as day, admitted that it's clearly indefinite detention of US citizens if they are called ``terrorists``... and the definition of ``terrorist`` is everyone basically. Protester? Terrorist. Hold more than 7 days of food? Terrorist. Etc...

How do you get from "linked to Al Qaida" -- the bill actually paraphrases the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, so it can be construed to include the Taliban -- to "everyone basically?" The government has had the authority to detain US citizens linked to Al Qaida, and even kill them, since 2001. And it has done so, under the broad authority of the AUMF. Why are you so worried that Congress will pass a bill clarifying and limiting the AUMF authority? Do you want the President to issue secret directives on who can be targeted, or do you want him to report those protocols to Congress? Because you're siding with the executive on this one.
edit on 13-12-2011 by FurvusRexCaeli because: (no reason given)



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