reply to post by Seagle
Next time, finish your post please.
"To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense
activities of the
Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal
year, and for other purposes."
SEC. 1021. AFFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF
THE UNITED STATES TO DETAIN COVERED PERSONS
PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE.
(a) IN GENERAL.—Congress affirms that the authority of the
President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to
the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40;
50 U.S.C. 1541 note) includes the authority for the Armed Forces
of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection (b)) pending disposition under the law of war.
(b) COVERED PERSONS.—A covered person under this section
is any person as follows:
(1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided
the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001,
or harbored those responsible for those attacks.
(2) 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
(c) DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR.—The disposition of a
person under the law of war as described in subsection (a) may
include the following:
(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until
the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for
Use of Military Force.
(2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States
Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009
(title XVIII of Public Law 111–84)).
(3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent
tribunal having lawful jurisdiction.
(4) Transfer to the custody or control of the person’s country
of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.
(d) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this section is intended to limit
or expand the authority of the President or the scope of the
Authorization for Use of Military Force.
(e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be construed
to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of
United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States,
or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United
(f) REQUIREMENT FOR BRIEFINGS OF CONGRESS.—The Secretary
of Defense shall regularly brief Congress regarding the application
of the authority described in this section, including the organizations, entities, and individuals considered to be ‘‘covered persons’’ for
purposes of subsection (b)(2).
Do you see the first word in this document after "Sec. 1021"? It's "Affirmation" Meaning that they are affirming what they already did for the
purpose of appropriating funds in THIS fiscal year. This is August buddy. Do the math. Not only is this document close to a year old, but it's a
re-hash of previous documents of years past. Documents updated for the purpose of keeping money coming into the war machine via Congress who
appropriates the funds. You do know how the system works don't you? Well, you do now.
Making the leap between what the military does and what concerns average civilians is a pretty big one. Jose Padilla wasn't average and if you don't
know that by now, I'm sorry. This pissing match has been going on since 2006 and I STILL don't see martial law being imposed. This is a money racket
OP. This has nothing to do with controlling the populace.
Quit being paranoid.