The Military Appropriation Bill for 2012 Bill S.1867 will pass as early as tomorrow, Dec. 15 2011, and be signed into law by the President. This innocuous sounding Bill represents the end of any last pretence that the Republic of the United States still exists. Remember that date, because it is the death day of our beloved 235 year old Republic.
The very act itself of slipping a clause such as Section 1031, which authorizes the armed forces to arrest and indefinitely detain anyone anywhere in the world with no need for a trial or any judicial process, into an otherwise necessary military appropriations bill has to be the most crass bit of legerdemain ever performed by this or any government.
The Senate passed the Bill by a margin of 93 to 7 and the House just voted 88 to 12 to suspend any further debate on it and put it to a final vote. If it is passed by a 2/3 or more majority the President couldn’t veto it even if he wanted to – though it’s doubtful he would anyway considering that the martial law provisions in the Bill were drafted with the full knowledge, approval and even participation of his Administration according to Senator Carl Levin. He will sign it into law on the 15th or 16th of December.
The mainstream press when they mention the Bill at all pretend that Section 1031 which allows the armed forces to arrest anyone for mere suspicion or convenience and detain them for any length of time (to “disappear” them forever) without any need of a trial (the abandonment of habeus corpus) does not actually apply to American citizens. It does. According to Senator Carl Levin, one of the primary sponsors of the Bill,
“The language which precluded the application of Section 1031 to American citizens was in the bill that we originally approved … and the [Obama] administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.”
The clause which is always pointed out as excluding American citizens from this non-Constitutional violation of their life and liberty is in Section 1032 and says right there that it applies only to “this section” – i.e. to Section 1032 only.
It means the end of the Constitution which means the end of the Republic. As soon as the Bill is signed into law all three branches of government will in effect be illegitimate. Illegitimate governments have proven throughout history to maintain their rule by only one means: through violence, terror, murder, torture, arbitrary detention and fear. This Bill gives them the self-authorization to do all of these things to Americans and anyone else on the earth.
Is it only a coincidence that just as this Bill is about to pass, this Bill which according to Ron Paul yesterday on Alex Jones’ Infowars “legalizes martial law”, a Halliburton subsidiary KBR is taking tenders for companies to operate services at the FEMA camps which have been established all over the country? Oh, that’s right, these FEMA camps don’t actually exist. They’re putting out tenders for services and are hiring 100,000 “internment specialists” to staff camps that apparently don’t exist.
Are they expecting some disaster which will make the use of the camps necessary for everyone’s good? Are they simply planning for resistance to their newly illegitimate, non-Constitutional government once this Bill is passed? Are they expecting a collapse of the monetary and financial system and the subsequent chaos which will ensue when the trucks cease to deliver food to millions of people trapped in the death traps which the cities will become? No one knows, but everyone is on edge – and should be.
Here is Section 1031 of Bill S.1867 in full.
SEC. 1031. 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) 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 forces.
(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 111–12 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) 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).