Obama Signs Martial Law Bill: NDAA Now Law

(m) at 1-01-2012 05:35AM (8 years ago)

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdxXhn3We7U" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdxXhn3We7U</a>






Laaw (f) at 1-01-2012 06:47AM
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http://news.yahoo.com/obama-signs-defense-funding-bill-despite-reservations-terror-223307222.html;_ylt=AnjoAM1Y159I5w3g8y3UkqkD5gcF;_ylu=X3oDMTRiYmFzN2dhBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBQb2xvdGljc1NGIFdoaXRlSG91c2VTU0YEcGtnAzRkYjZmOTllLTg5ODQtMzRmMi1hNDA0LWY1NWM3NmFlYmM4ZARwb3MDMQRzZWMDdG9wX3N0b3J5BHZlcgNlYWFiMmJiMC0zNDJiLTExZTEtYTc3My1mMjhhMGM4ODkwYTI-;_ylg=X3oDMTI4bTV1bW43BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANwb2xpdGljc3x3aGl0ZSBob3VzZQRwdANzZWN0aW9ucwR0ZXN0Aw--;_ylv=3

This is what happen:

"One of the several changes to the bill that the administration was able to secure includes a provision that would have eliminated executive branch authority to use civilian courts for trying terrorism cases against foreign nationals.

AP reports that the new law now requires military custody for any suspect who is a member of al-Qaida or “associated forces” and involved in planning or attempting to carry out an attack on the United States or its coalition partners. The president or a designated subordinate may waive the military custody requirement by certifying to Congress that such a move is in the interest of national security.

AP reports that the administration also pushed Congress to change a provision that would have denied U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism the right to trial and could have subjected them to indefinite detention. Lawmakers eventually dropped the military custody requirement for U.S. citizens or lawful U.S. residents.

“My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens,” Obama said in the signing statement. “Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a nation.”
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CammyWhite (f) at 1-01-2012 01:06PM
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And this posturing dimwit didn't raise an eyebrow when President Bush sent people to Guantamo Bay and effectively gave the green light to torture, I'll bet.
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Laaw (f) at 1-01-2012 09:40PM
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Quote from: CammyWhite on  1-01-2012 01:06PM
And this posturing dimwit didn't raise an eyebrow when President Bush sent people to Guantamo Bay and effectively gave the green light to torture, I'll bet.

Agreed.
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