By Stephen Lendman
Rogue leaders overstep. They never quit. Tyranny in America is hardwired. Bush authorized it for eight years. Obama exceeds his worst policies. He masquerades as people friendly.
He does so fraudulently. American freedom is vanishing. It’s doing so in plain sight. Obama usurped diktat power. His word alone is policy. It replaced rule of law principles. Tyrants operate that way.
Obama authorized indefinite detentions. Americans and others are vulnerable. They may be held without charge or trial. Baseless allegations or none justify doing so.
US military personnel may arrest them. They’ll be held in military prisons. Constitutional law no longer applies. Abuse of power replaced it. No one anywhere is safe.
Murder, Inc. is official policy. Obama decides who lives or dies. He’s judge, jury and executioner. Anyone can be targeted anywhere.
US soil no longer is safe. Obama made it a battlefield. Attorney General Eric Holder’s letter confirmed it. He wrote Senator Rand Paul, saying:
“It is possible…to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States.”
“For example, the President could conceivably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland in the circumstances of a catastrophic attack like the ones suffered on December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001.”
“Were such an emergency to arise, I would examine the particular facts and circumstances before advising the President on the scope of his authority.”
In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Holder explained more. He fraudulently claimed America can spurn fundamental law. It can do so with impunity.
Bipartisan complicity supports him. Senator Diane Feinstein called Obama’s assassination policy “very thoughtful, very impressive.”
She suggested internal military force was OK. Other committee members agreed. War on terror parameters have no boundaries. Everyone’s fair game.
“Unlawful enemy combatants” became “unprivileged enemy belligerents.” Obama can order them assassinated anywhere. No miranda rights. No due process. No judicial fairness. Just a bullet, bomb or slit throat.
Murder is illegal. International and US statute laws prohibit it. They do so at all times, under all circumstances with no exceptions.
Principles of International Law Recognized in the Nuremberg Tribunal’s Charter and Judgment of the Tribunal state:
Punishable crimes include:…