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Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Constitution Under Interpol

President Obama amended Executive Order 12425 on December 16th. Originally issued by President Reagan, it granted Interpol ‘international organization status’, but specified it must operate under oversight of US law enforcement agencies. President Obama’s amendment strips away the oversight.

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2009
Executive Order -- Amending Executive Order 12425



By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words "except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act" and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.


December 16, 2009.

It gives the international law enforcement agency Interpol free rein within the United States. This circumvents our Constitution and our citizens’ rights under the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, ultimately disregarding the separation of powers oversight by our congress and supreme court. It seems while giving Constitutional rights to non citizen enemy combatants the President has seen fit to remove US citizens’ rights in our own country listed below.

Fourth Amendment: “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.”

Sixth Amendment: “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 defense.”

Interpol will have no such constraints. I’m glad we still have the Second Amendment because it’s beginning to look like we’re going to need it. I’m not much of a conspiracy nut but amending Executive Order 12425 should never have been contemplated let alone executed. In these perilous days this new wrinkle is one more unexplainable action making us subservient to foreign bodies. I wonder what this means in relation to the Global Warming farce. The EU is already contemplating the use of Interpol in GW scam enforcement.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


The Christmas Day Terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was mentored in London. The post and comments in this article from the UK's TimesOnline is an eye opener.

Here, a Somali man was arrested in Mogadishu with the same setup as Abdulmutallab. The authorities in Somalia had no problem isolating him as a suspicious character and they weren't doing full body scans.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gitmo And Security Insanity

I’m sure most of you know they let a second Nigerian on another flight with no luggage in Amsterdam – the exact same flight number from the same place as the Nigerian on Christmas day. Supposedly the man claimed sickness and was up and down to the lavatory, not an uncommon occurrence – except when you factor in the Christmas Day attempted terrorism. Geniuses are still allowing suspicious people with no luggage on an intercontinental flight, who pay cash for a one-way ticket and cannot answer questions as to why they’re flying to the US, board an airliner. With the Israeli method of airline security, this clown would never have been allowed to board in the first place.

On to the second point of this potentially cataclysmic comedy – although reported as a simple misunderstanding involving in flight sickness, most news accounts leave out the fact the flight crew broke into the lavatory after this moron refused to respond after an hour and restrained him. The FBI arrested him in Detroit but supposedly released him from custody to his connection traveling to an undesignated destination. HUH! First off, I admit, there’s no proof they ever released him. That’s what I’m hoping. If they did release him, what the hell are they doing, lending a hand in forming new terrorist cells in the US? Now the terrorists know multiple trips to the bathroom and a full hour can be utilized without interference even when you are a suspicious person of the same nationality as a man in an attempted airliner terrorist act only two days later. Al Qaeda can add that bit of information into the handbook along with their previous chapters of being able to stock planes with young Middle Eastern jerks with cellphones (possible detonators) who terrorize flights without interference.

We need to keep Gitmo open and get water-boarding back on track. When we capture guys like the Christmas Day Bomber, put him on a flight to Gitmo ASAP for his scheduled water-boarding treatments. Those special spa treatments work. They save thousands of lives as when they water-boarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and he gave up every terrorist plot in his repertoire. I don’t care one lick whether the subjects don’t appreciate our information gathering methods. It’s simple – if you don’t want to get water-boarded and sent to Gitmo then don’t perpetrate terrorist acts on the United States.

Gitmo is a state of the art terrorist prison where terrorist jackals are treated better than our own troops. And for God’s sake let’s quit releasing them. Two of Abdulmutallab’s cohorts in Yemen were former Gitmo inmates we released into Saudi control, a country where sixteen of the 9/11 hijackers hail from along with Osama Bin Laden. In January of this year the Pentagon announced 61 former Gitmo inmates were back on the terror circuit. Something is very wrong with this picture. We only have prisoner exchanges when a war is over. We certainly shouldn’t be sending the damn Gitmo inmates and their enemy sympathizer lawyers from the ACLU to Illinois so they can torture us. I will reiterate a point I’ve made in the past. Enemy combatants and non US citizens do not have Constitutional rights. Contrary to what the New York Times and the ACLU claim, the Constitution does not grant them anything! The Constitution as many have said before is not a suicide pact!