Obama’s U-Turn On Indefinite Detention Bill

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Mvector, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Mvector


    Obama’s U-Turn On Indefinite Detention Bill a “Historic Tragedy” For Rights - White House demanded removal of language that would have protected U.S. citizens

    Human Rights Watch has labeled President Obama’s U-turn on his decision to veto the NDAA bill, which empowers the government to indefinitely detain Americans without trial, a “historic tragedy for rights,” but should we really be surprised given the fact that it was Obama’s White House which ensured language that would have protected U.S. citizens was removed from the bill in the first place?

    With the House passing a revised version of the bill last night and the Senate set to follow, Obama could sign the legislation into law before the end of the week after the White House dropped its threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, which under Section 1031 empowers the government to arrest Americans and hold them in a detention camp with no legal recourse.

    “By signing this defense spending bill, President Obama will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in US law,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “In the past, Obama has lauded the importance of being on the right side of history, but today he is definitely on the wrong side.”

    HRW describes Obama’s about-face as a “historic tragedy for rights”.
  2. Mvector


    DHS orders ICE To Prepare For Mass Influx of Immigrants - Directive follows leaked KBR memo requesting subcontractors to service detention camps

    Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano has directed ICE to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.

    “The Department of Homeland Security wants a plan to deal with sudden mass migrations of immigrants to the U.S.,” reports Government Security News.

    “DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, according to a statement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, recently directed ICE to develop a national-level mass migration plan. The plan will outline how to address the health care, sheltering, processing, transition and disposition of large numbers of undocumented individuals who might arrive in the U.S. as the result of a mass migration, said ICE on Dec. 13.”

    Part of the preparations for sheltering and processing an influx of people includes the construction and manning of detention camps.

    In 2006, Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root was contracted by Homeland Security to build detention centers designed to deal with “an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S,” or the rapid development of unspecified “new programs” that would require large numbers of people to be interned.

    Last week we received a leaked memo from a state government employee detailing KBR’s efforts to hire subcontractors to provide services required for temporary “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States, indicating that many of the camps have now been constructed and are ready for use.

    The construction of new detention camps inside the United States has provoked fears that the facilities could also be used to intern American citizens in the aftermath of a national emergency.
  3. Lucrum


    Where are the Obama apologists? Who could possibly support this arrogant power hungry POS?
  4. pspr


    It sounds like Obama is planning to import enough voters to get him over the top in 2012. Connecticut is already trying to let illegals vote. This isn't America any more folks.
  5. Mvector


    Mass Influx of Immigrants is the DHS cover story - the camps are getting built for Americans - it does not take a GED to figure that one out.
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  7. pspr


    If you don't mind camping with the OWS gang. No portopoties. Just go were you can. :D