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Nat Defense Authorization Act Confirms Battlefield USA

by Allen L Roland

 

With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), America takes another giant step toward tyranny.It was the White House that wanted this bill applied to U.S. Citizens with minor modifications as America slides towards fascism as well as the Israelification of a militarized Police force:

The Defense Authorization Act was passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R.1540) and the U.S. Senate (S.1867), and now lacks only the signature of President Obama to become law.  If he signs it, the corporate fascist takeover of America initially exposed and delayed by USMC General Smedley Butler in the 1930s will be complete. Read War is a racket ~

Larry Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell, calls the National Defense Authorization Act a draconian violation of our civil rights. See seven minute video interview on Real News;

Section 1031 of the NDAA as currently worded authorizes the President to use Military Force to detain indefinitely based on suspicion alone and without trial American citizens on American soil, effectively making the United States a Police State similar to Nazi Germany in the 1930’s and 40’s.  You can read the wording here:

This is in direct conflict with and an overt attempt to override the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments to the Constitution:

Amendment 4 – Search and Seizure. Ratified 12/15/1791.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Amendment 5 – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings. Ratified 12/15/1791.

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

Amendment 6 – Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses. Ratified 12/15/1791.

“ In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”

While we continue our illegal wars, occupations and economic rape of Iraq and Afghanistan as well as justifing torture and curtailed freedoms as a means to this criminal end ~ I immediately think of Milton Mayer’s classic THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE FREE (The Germans 1933 – 1945) ~ for German exceptionalism in the 1930’s was really not too different, in many ways, than American exceptionalism now and we are very likely headed for the same disastrous fate.

Pg. 166 / 167   THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE FREE

But Then It Was Too Late ~What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it … this separation of government from people, this widening of the gap, took place so gradually and so insensibly, each step disguised (perhaps not even intentionally) as a temporary emergency measure or associated with true patriotic allegiance or with real social purposes. And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter.”

Apathy increases with each measured step, as it most certainly has in America, and Mayer knowingly describes the consequences for Germany in the early 1930’s ~ when the burden of self deception becomes so heavy, as it is now, that suddenly you realize that your whole world has changed and you have accepted things (out of fear) that you would never have accepted before the War on Terror.

Pg 171   THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE FREE

“In between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step C is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you did not make a stand at Step B, why should you at Step C? And so on to Step D ~ and one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush in upon you. The burden of self-deception has grown too heavy, and some minor incident, in my case my little boy, hardly more than a baby, saying ‘Jewish swine,’ collapses it all at once, and you see that everything, everything, has changed and changed completely under your nose. The world you live in ~ your nation, your people ~ are not the world you were born in at all. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility even to God. The system itself could not have intended this in the beginning, but in order to sustain itself it was compelled to go all the way… You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things that your father, even in Germany, could not have imagined … Suddenly it all comes down, all at once. You see what you are, what you have done, or, more accurately, what you haven’t done (for that was all that was required of most of us: that we do nothing).”  Read article ~

And that is Mayer’s main point ~ it is the spirit that dramatically changes when we accept if not condone the disintegration of our national moral values and civil liberties through illegal wars and occupations as well as our crimes against humanity such as torture, secret renditions as well as intrusive full body scans and pat downs, which will continue to be extended under the pretext of national security and the so called War on Terror.

So here we are in 2011 and the next ominous step ~ the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) will officially confirm that America is a battlefield state ~ with the continued shredding of our constitution and Bill of Rights which started under the Cheney/Bush administration.

Make no mistake about it ~ NDAA confirms Battlefield USA as well as the Israelification of our militarized police force. Max Blumenthal, writing fellow of the Nation Institute, confirms this sad reality that American civilians will increasingly be treated as the terrorist enemy. The Posse Comitatus Act was meant to limit the powers of local governments and law enforcement agencies from using federal military personnel to enforce the laws of the land ~ which poses this question;

How does our government get around that without an act of congress?
It’s simple, turn the ‘domestic’ police force into an Israelified standing army ~
8 minute must see Video:


Also note that this week, KBR (the security corporation which handles FEMA emergency camps) put out a call to staff their FEMA camps ~ and to be ready on a 72 hour notice. Here is the link to KBR security corporation needing to staff FEMA camps along with the 72 hour notice:

This web page identifies the 93 Senate Traitors who voted YEA for NDAA and the 7 Patriots who voted NEA against it, those being Senators Coburn (R-OK), Harkin (D-IA), Lee (R-UT), Merkley (D-OR), Paul (R-KY), Sanders (I-VT) and Wyden (D-OR) – 3 Democrats, 3 Republicans, 1 Independent:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued this warning regarding NDAA:

‘The bill is an historic threat to American citizens and others because it expands and makes permanent the authority of the president to order the military to imprison without charge or trial American citizens,’ said Christopher Anders, ACLU senior legislative counsel.  ‘The final amendment to preserve current detention restrictions could turn out to be meaningless and Senators Levin and Graham made clear that they believe this power to use the military against American citizens will not be affected by the new language.  This bill puts military detention authority on steroids and makes it permanent.  If it becomes law, American citizens and others are at real risk of being locked away by the military without charge or trial.'”

And Representative and Presidential candidate Ron Paul (who voted against the bill) warns that its passage is the last nail in the coffin of an American Republic ~ that has mistakenly ruled that the sacrifice of civil liberty is essential for freedom.
5 minute must see Video~

Once signed into law by President Barack Obama, this bill will officially make America a police state, wherein United States citizens can be arrested solely on suspicion of wrongdoing and held indefinitely without trial.  Or as the Associated Press put it, 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.”

“All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but that once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.”  George Orwell


About the Author: Allen L Roland is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web site at AllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts a Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations via email at allen@allenroland.com.

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22 Comments for “Nat Defense Authorization Act Confirms Battlefield USA”

  1. Top tier presidential candidate Ron Paul has decried today the ‘indefinite detention’ provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, warning that it represents an arrogant, bold and dangerous attempt to establish martial law in America. Paul is clearly separating himself from the Republican presidentila pretenders and just in time for Iowa and New Hampshire.
    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29987.htm

  2. This just might be strange enough to be true.

    Sen. Levin claims that when the NDAA left committee, it exempted US citizens living in the US. He further claims that the Obama administration insisted that US citizens living in the US not be exempted, and thus we got Section 1031.

    (The video is on YouTube, and I see no reason to doubt its authenticity.)

    Obama has threatened to veto the NDAA.

    Unless a lotta Congress critters could be persuaded to change their votes, then there would be enough votes to override Obama’s veto.

    What if this is political theater of a nudge-nudge-wink-wink flavor?

    Obama vetoes the NDAA, then Congress overrides his veto, and finally Obama gets to claim that it’s not his fault that the NDAA (with Section 1031) became law?

    Does this make sense to anyone else, or is it just w-a-y past my bedtime?

    • It’s not past your bedtime, Foo ~ and it’s not too strange to be absolutely true.

      The infamous Obama straddle is to always have it both ways, without having to take a definitive position, and thus remain above the conflict. We’ve seen this in evidence throughout his presidency from foreign to domestic policy. Obama was selected by the global elite and Wall Street to maintain the status quo and protect their interests ~ civil rights be damned ~ and NDAA was put in place to ensure that the Occupy crowd doesn’t get out of control and demand REAL change and that there’s a place to put them ( FEMA camps ) if they become unmanageable.

      The nudge-nudge-wink-wink is unfortunately a political reality ~ as the late great George Carlin once said ~ We’re owned by Congress and the Corpocracy ~ It’s a great big club and you’re not in it !
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q

  3. Well said, Lawrence ~ the stars are always brighter at the bottom of the well and we are most definitely heading there. The journey out of that well starts with truth and transparency starting with the reality of our present deepening Depression and the loss of our national moral values. Eventually it will get to the Great Lie of 9/11 and the fictitious War on Terror.

  4. The Jews are so brainwashed in the whole Holocaust story line that they fail to see how the repression could ever happen again outside of their boogeyman, Iran.What most people don’t understand is how thoroughly evil those who have power can actually be.The naive project a Judeo Christian value system erroneously on those who worship only money and absolute power at any cost.

    The vast majority of the world has seen with their own experiences the depths to which those corrupt forces will sink.The people of the United States have never experienced a horror so great that it shakes the human psyche to it’s core.We sit back and let the ‘feel good’ atmosphere consume us to the point of total numbness to the ever increasing reduction in our Constitutional rights.We gladly throw those rights down the drain and all in Roto Rooter to assist in helping it along.

    The sad state of affairs has left me wondering what can we do to stop this downward spiral.The answer consistently comes up,”Nothing”.It will take a major impact on the US,greater than 9-11 to roust the sleeping American from their dream world slumber.It’s not that everything is coming up roses and Twinkies but there is a feeling that it could always be worse.Would that I could slap every person to wake up,I would willingly start on that journey but the truth be known that hardly enough care to make a difference.The OWS movement is a start;however,most people see them as an oddity rather than a social protest with many just causes.I have talked with people who are flat out bored with those radicals and wish they would go back to their digs and get,”real”.Maybe I am too old now and the world deserves whatever it gets.I certainly hope not but I don’t have that many years left to see whatever difference will result from these actions.But I fervently wish that no FEMA concentration is activated for American citizens.We deserve better and have sacrificed our blood,lives,dreams and hopes that America will be a better home for our children.

    • Well, no one knows what process these new laws are going to take when they are put into action.

      Are people going to turn up in the middle of the night and take people away?

      I believe that rumours of people going missing, especially if they are Jewish could make the whole thing interesting.

  5. Here’s a 10 minute video of an Army reserve Vet giving the inside scoop from Special Forces regarding the killing of Osama Bin Laden and more. Active military and vets are apparently waking up to the government’s internal war on Americans…

    http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1494/537/NL/Vet_Says_Soldiers_Are_Starting_To_Wake_Up_To_Govt_Lies.html

  6. The lame stream media has made a big deal out Obama’s threats to veto the bill, but his objections had nothing to do with the constitutionality of the bill or indefinite detention.
    In fact, it was his administration that stripped the bill of language protecting American citizens.
    It is a deliberate deception, here’s the proof…as well as what you can do about it.

    Video:
    http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/6109.html

  7. @ Allen L Roland

    “The question is what is the government or financial elite afraid of? The answer is an enraged electorate armed with the truth…”

    I would truncate that to, “The answer is an enraged electorate armed.”

  8. A nightmare it is and its playing itself out, step by step, right in front of us ~ just like it did in Germany in the 30’s.

  9. It also seems to me that Biden and Lieberman are the next in line should he be incapable of serving for any reason, 2 staunch Zionists. I would not pass it for those implications alone.

    What a nightmare.

  10. It occurs to me that the powers that are pushing for this are not aligned with President Obama. And if you assume they are pushing for this “down the road” it’s NOT in the Presidents interest to sign this bill. If he does sign it and the “powers that put in place” did not intend it to be used by him, he may be in big trouble. Does he realize it was for a future Republican President?

    Since the J’s are in complete control of the nomination process of all major government elections. officials and appointee’s of agencies, they are going to suffer the consequences for those very same appointments and the rules, executive orders and bills that are passed, while they controlled the activities, nominations and legislation.

    I would not want to be held responsible for any of this since 9/11/01, that has been passed. Besides, it’s the same group that planned and executed 9/11/01 in the first place. The Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and now this, with all the other ancillary acts passed in between, a total horror show and about as traitorous as imaginable. History says, in their arrogance, pride and thirst for power and money, “they always push too far”, and this is certainly the case here.

    Do they think we are fools and do not see it, or know who is responsible?

  11. Absolutely true, Latney ~ thus the analogy with Germany in the 1930’s and 40’s ~ the average American does not care as long as they can watch Dancing with the Stars or Monday Night Football.

    Most of Obama’s pre-election progressive promises have been broken ~ much like Hitler’s were in 1938 after he had gained power during a severe economic crisis. Here’s the current list ~ Keeping the Guantánamo torture camp open, Continuing the war against Iraq and Afghanistan, Renewing the USA Patriot Act, Continuing “military commission” kangaroo trials, Reserving the right to torture, and Continuing the NSA’s “domestic surveillance” program of spying on innocent Americans’ emails and phone calls and now NDAA. Note the slow marginalizing of our freedoms against a backdrop of public moral indifference. The dead canary in the mineshaft of public apathy is the growing suicide rate of both active and returning veterans.
    What is wrong with the “average” American is APATHY.

    • You are right Allen, “APATHY” is the only logical explanation. And apathy about the “mundane” is understandable and forgivable. Apathy about something this monstrous is neither understandable or forgivable. Apathy in this situation/application is the same as personally igniting the fuse on the “bomb” of “give up your liberty and constitutional guarantees for THEIR definition of NATIONAL SECURITY”.

      When the global financial system finally collapses and the “entitlement generations” no longer get that check, apathy will quickly fade. Unfortunately, far too little and far too late. And the anger and frustration will be directed at the wrong sources. Class, racial, and civil war will be the new normal, especially in the large urban centers. If I didn’t pretend to know better, I might be convinced to believe that is an integral part of “the plan”.

      The rhetorical “are we there yet” is about to be answered. The “where are we” and “can we still do anything about it”, will be the critical component of the “answer”. Beam me up Scotty, ASAP!

  12. Excellent article Alan. I think the Israeli government is probably responsible for the legislation.

    • The Israeli’s certainly have a hand in its implementation regarding militarizing the police, as Max Blumenthal states ~ in some ways, we are all becoming Gazans. We’ll truly know that when we’re in the FEMA camps with the towering watch towers.

      • Yep, I thought I might as well play on Jewish paranoia and I have gone online and made comments on Jewish/Israeli media telling them that another Jewish holocaust is about to take place and this time it’s going to be in America.

        They’ve gone to a lot of trouble to create paranoia amongst their own people so I might as well play on it for a bit of sport :-)

  13. Jewish people said that they would never let another holocaust happen – not on their watch.

    Well the American Government has passed a lawwhich means that America no longer has Habeas Corpus, its citizens can be held in preventive mandatory detention for life.

    There was nothing in this Bill that says it does not apply to Jews. The Jews think its ok to have these laws because they think it will only apply to Muslims and other people they do not like.

    But what if they are wrong.

    America has a history of taking the ‘enemies’ assets – Merck Pharm a German company in WW2 and Japanese Americans who were sent to camps had their assets taken from them.

    I am sure that Christians would never round up Jews, lock them up indefinately and take their assets – because this sort of thing has NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE!!!!!?

    • I think you’re right. The “Jews” have bought themselves a battle they are incapable of comprehending or stopping.

      They’re about to learn the true meaning of the word “holocaust”.

      Gilad Atzmon is right. THIS time their “PRE-Traumatic Stress Disorder” is rooted in reality, unlike the “original” holocaust……..

      • Yes. No country has ever treated its traitors kindly.

        The worst part of a country’s legal system can be used on any group – the Jews just haven’t realised this and they are the one group that should realise it.

  14. Allen, since you are a practicing psychotherapist, “can you hook me up” with some antidepressants, antipsychotics, antianxiety, antischizophrenic, antineurotic, and basic antiREALITY meds? Because I feel strongly that I am suffering all of the afore-mentioned conditions as a result of paying TOO much attention to the barrage of absurdities and artocities that continue to stream out of the District of Criminals and Wall Street at an alarming pace.

    I believe I already qualify as “pshyco” and well beyond verbal therapy. Perhaps “checking out” mentally is the only act of self preservation left. LOL…… maybe!

    How do you define an individual as “crazy” in a government/society that has taken the supposition/description of “crazy” to previously unimagined altitude? The fact that public outcry isn’t deafening over this NDAA scares me as much as the damn “act” does. What is wrong with the “average” American in this mirage of a country?!?

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