January 05, 2012
Military.com|by Matthew Cox
Under the recently signed 2012 defense bill, the Pentagon now has the power to keep home-grown terror suspects off Main Street America for good. Just don’t expect to see that happen while President Barack Obama is in office.
The commander in chief brought 2011 to a close by signing the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act into law, despite weeks of criticism and warnings from lawmakers and federal officials concerned over the bill’s provisions that authorize the U.S. military to indefinitely detain anyone – including American citizens – suspected of terrorists acts inside the United States. [BOTH parties signed off on this bill, so who is complaining? WE-the-PEOPLE!]
Federal agencies such as the FBI have expressed concern that the new law could interfere with criminal investigations, jeopardizing the success of current domestic counter-terrorism operations.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has vowed to challenge the NDAA’s controversial provisions, which also authorize the indefinite detention of any person from any battlefield, no matter the country.
Despite the outcry of opposition (?), however, it seems that very little will actually change in the way the Pentagon does business for now.
Both the Defense Department and the Army were reluctant to comment on how the detention provisions will affect their day-to-day operations…READ MORE
Again I say … if there is such an outcry, and the President isn’t planning to implement it, why the heck did he sign it???