Setting the Trap by Justin Raimondo

SPC Note: The War on Terror is about to fought on the homeland of America. If you ever wondered what the true impetus for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security was for, the proposal of bill S. 1867 will give you the answer. Those in the establishment knew that one day, the USA would be on the brink of disaster and that the citizenry would take to the streets in opposition. Like Hitler’s Gestapo, they have been planning for this and it is now coming into fruition.

Setting the Trap
by Justin Raimondo

Buried in the annual defense appropriations bill is a provision that would give the President the power to use the military to intern anyone – including American citizens– indefinitely, and hold them without charges or trial, anywhere in the world,including on American soil. The provision essentially repeals the longstanding Posse Comitatus Act, which prevents the military from engaging in law enforcement on US territory – the greatest fear of the Founders. Approved by a Senate subcommittee in secret hearings, the provisions open the road to a military dictatorship in this country – and for that we can thank Senators Carl Levin and John McCain, who introduced the measure. Both the FBI and the Pentagon came out against the Levin-McCain monstrosity, and Senator Mark Udall (D-Colorado) introduced an amendment striking the provision: the amendment was defeated in the Senate, 37-61.

The real purpose of the Levin-McCain provisions is entirely unrelated to “terrorism,” either by al-Qaeda or any known domestic outfit. It was put in there to codify a number of important “legal” precedents, which make it possible for the President to declare an American citizen an “enemy combatant” and hold him or her indefinitely without charges. This is the final step in a process that will enable the President to establish a de facto military dictatorship: it’s the “unitary presidency” meets the global economic crisis.

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