US Suspends Constitution in Permanent World War on Terror

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Eric Blair
AP

Two disturbing developments have occurred in the last couple of days that have gone relatively unnoticed compared to the recent IRS, AP, and Benghazi scandals.

First, the senate is debating an expansion of the already broad powers of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) so the U.S. can essentially engage any area in the world in the war on terror, including America. Which brings us to the second development: the Pentagon has recently granted itself police powers on American soil.

US Suspends Constitution in Permanent World War on Terror

Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Sheehan told Congress yesterday that the AUMF authorized the US military to operate on a worldwide battlefield from Boston to Pakistan.  Sheehan emphasized that the Administration is authorized to put boots on the ground wherever the enemy chooses to base themselves, essentially ignoring the declaration of war clause in the US Constitution.

Senator Angus King said this interpretation of the AUMF is a “nullity” to the Constitution because it ignores Congress’ role to declare war.  King called it the “most astoundingly disturbing hearing” he’s been to in the Senate.

Even ultra-hawk John McCain agreed that the AUMF has gone way beyond its authority.

“This authority … has grown way out of proportion and is no longer applicable to the conditions that prevailed, that motivated the United States Congress to pass the authorization for the use of military force that we did in 2001,” McCain said.

Glenn Greenwald wrote an excellent piece describing how this hearing reveals the not-so-secret plan to make the war on terror a permanent fixture in Western society.

Greenwald writes:

It is hard to resist the conclusion that this war has no purpose other than its own eternal perpetuation. This war is not a means to any end but rather is the end in itself. Not only is it the end itself, but it is also its own fuel: it is precisely this endless war – justified in the name of stopping the threat of terrorism – that is the single greatest cause of that threat.

A self-perpetuating permanent war against a shadowy undefinable enemy appears to be the future of American foreign policy.  How convenient for the war machine and tyrants who claim surveillance is safety.

But perhaps most disturbing of all of this is the military’s authority to police American streets as if it was in civil war. For all those still in denial that America is a militarized police state, this should be the ultimate cure to your delusion.

Jeff Morey of AlterNet writes:

By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries.

The most objectionable aspect of the regulatory change is the inclusion of vague language that permits military intervention in the event of “civil disturbances.” According to the rule: “Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.”

A law from 1878 called the Posse Comitatus Act was put in place to prevent the Department of Defense from interfering with local law enforcement.  But now, the DoD claims they’ve had this authority for over 100 years.

“The authorization has been around over 100 years; it’s not a new authority. It’s been there but it hasn’t been exercised. This is a carryover of domestic policy,” said an unnamed defense official who also emphasized that all soldiers take an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies “foreign and domestic” indicating that citizens are a threat to the Constitution.

Yet, the Constitution is a document that polices the government, not the people. In other words, the only people who can be “enemies” of the Constitution are those who took an oath to defend it. Therefore, only government officials can be an enemy the Constitution.

This follows a recent West Point study that sought to define the American people as “domestic enemies” in order to justify soldiers breaking their oath to corral pesky citizens.

The West Point Terrorism Center wrote that “conspiracy theorists” who worry that local law enforcement will be steadily replaced by federally-controlled law enforcement could potentially be a domestic enemy:

Some groups are driven by a strong conviction that the American political system and its proxies were hijacked by external forces interested in promoting a “New World Order,” (NWO) in which the United States will be embedded in the UN or another version of global government. The NWO will be advanced, they believe, via steady transition of powers from local to federal law-enforcement agencies, i.e., the transformation of local police and law-enforcement agencies into a federally controlled “National Police” agency that will in turn merge with a “Multi-National Peace Keeping Force.” The latter deployment on US soil will be justified via a domestic campaign implemented by interested parties that will emphasize American society’s deficiencies and US government incompetency.

So, as the US military claims to have the authority to be a “National Police” force, researchers who claim there is an agenda to do just that are now labeled as domestic terrorists?

Does this make any sense? Will oath takers see through these ridiculous interpretations and engage the real domestic enemy to the Constitution? Or will they just follow orders when the time comes to crack down on Americans?

28 Responses

  1. Did I Tweet That says:

    We currently live in the Movie Brazil. Oh, those terrists are up to no good again… continue shopping.

  2. Sherry says:

    War on terror, huh? How about doing something about those damn Jihad training camps scattered around the US? If the government was even close to being serious about the so-called “war on terror” they would start there.

  3. Michael Bailey says:

    “We have always been at war with Eurasia. How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?”

  4. Did I Tweet That says:

    What the GOP has to learn is that when they create these terrible policies, there is a likelihood they could become worse. and they should just not create laws like the PATRIOT ACT that was a stepping stone. Conservatives always seem to worry about slippery slopes, but have no trouble blasting a hillside with a fire hose, almost as often, as they blame the other guy for doing it.

  5. MG says:

    This amounts to a coup by the DOD…or elements within…

  6. Orrie says:

    The sheep will go to the Fema Prison Camps willingly and many of us Patriots will die on the battlefields of America! I hope to God the enemy will be crushed into dust, never to raise their NWO ruling heads!

  7. doesntmatter says:

    “Will oath takers see through these ridiculous interpretations and engage the real domestic enemy to the Constitution? Or will they just follow orders when the time comes to crack down on Americans?”

    please believe we shall soon find out.

  8. Jazz says:

    Just finished the article . I’ve be becoming aware of the NWO and the UN as well as others to control the citizens not only of the US but globally . Well written piece which will be shared where ever I blog.

  9. 2nite says:

    We PAY the politicans to do their jobs and look out for the American people. The news media is paid and is supposed to be the watchdogs over the government. America has had this arrangement for decades. Now that the people don’t know what has happened to them and their country, why blame them? It is the criminals in the government and media that did not do their jobs and so the warnings were never really brought to light. Citizens don’t have the time to spend 8-10 hours a day engaged in government and media corruptions. Working 2 jobs and caring for a family and struggling is consuming all of life itself! Good thing for articles like this to at least let the people know how they have been sold to the highest bidder. (Satan)

    • Leo says:

      I work two jobs and put in 14 hour days and I have time to be a watchdog and stay in tune to the madness of our current Government, that is NO excuse

      • Wylde Man says:

        If you worked even 12 hours a day you would know that you are a liar, I work from 10 -16 hours a day and barely even have time to read an article like this let alone spend the energy it takes to do something about it!!! I call B.S. go lie to someone who wants to hear your crap!

        • 5 War Veteran says:

          Some people are better than others in how they spend their time. You can make no claims. I worked two jobs for 3 years and still found time to be a father to two wonderful kids and kept up with current events.
          That was while I was in home port.
          Some of us are better at scheduling and managing time, 14 hour days allows 10 hours for other things, 8 hours of sleep but many of us only need 6 which allows an hour or more for keeping up to date and only 1/2 hour is necessary. Still leaving 3.5 hours. If your job includes a company vehicle then there are other variables.
          The odd question then follows, Why does it matter how much one person works? There are plenty of jobs that allow for keeping up with current events. As an example, Tire salesman, A television constantly on in the background set permanently to a news channel for instance. Television store salesman, televisions on all the time. Congressman, ever see what they are doing on the computers while in session? (OK not a good example because porn and solitaire are not current events.)

          • KLAUS HEIL says:

            ON WHICH TV CHANNELS DO YOU GET UNBIASED INFO THESE DAYS? EVEN FOX IS ZIONIST OWNED! (MURDOCH)
            TO GET RELIABLE AND TRUTHFUL INFO SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DIG.

          • 5 War Veteran says:

            KLAUS HEIL
            ON WHICH TV CHANNELS DO YOU GET UNBIASED INFO THESE DAYS? EVEN FOX IS ZIONIST OWNED! (MURDOCH)
            TO GET RELIABLE AND TRUTHFUL INFO SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DIG.

            Who said I watch TV? However the way disinformation works has to do with how it is applied. The best disinformation programs have the most truth within them. It makes it hard for the sheeple to discern one from the other. Just like religion.
            Unbiased is another factor. SNOPES is biased and therefore on important subjects cannot be really trusted. Education is important, reading comprehension is important, learning to PAY ATTENTION is important. Research is important. Reading the entire bill being passed through Congress is important. Reading the US Constitution and understanding what it means is important.
            Understanding that the members of the US Congress, the Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin. Both working towards the same ends and both owned by the Elite.
            Answer one simple question, “With supposedly the best governing system available on the planet, why isn’t America the perfect place it was destined to be? Since JFK the USA has become worse with every political intrigue accomplished. Why?

            Because the failure of the system comes from within because it can be usurped by the wealthy and government officials learn that they can abuse the system, twist it for their own gain and use the two party system as a carrot on a stick. Dangling the possibility if improvement in front of unawares stupid Americans giving them the impression that the system actually works for them.

            In recent years they political elite have become so cocky that they believe that only a very few Americans are aware and today they do not even care that the bullshit they are spreading is not being accepted. They believe they are invincible and the few who recognize the situation for what it really is are unimportant.

            “The government would never lie!” Yeah sure, and the Bible is “The WORD”. So send me your 10% and I will tax you as well.

            Nice gig huh?

          • Did I Tweet That says:

            Sometimes its not about digging, but WHERE YOU DIG. Here is a challenge to you, the next time you find a story interesting, find the “source” in the article… if there is one. If you can, trace that source back to its source. I find with conservative “news” blogs, it is a giant game of telephone… you go back 2 or 3 sources and they are identical. But as I go back a few more layers I often find the “whole story” was a blurb from the AP or Reuters, that is NOTHING like the first post discovered.

            I’m not saying not to get your news from conspiracy sites, just make sure you check your sources. The truth is out there.

        • Did I Tweet That says:

          There’s always room for frustrating anger. If he actually had time for real news, maybe he wouldn’t need to get his “news” rom conspiracy sites. It’s so nice how everything is so easily summed up for those who don’t have time to read PAST the headline, never mind, the whole headline.

          • 5 War Veteran says:

            Quite often one cannot get the “real news” from mainstream media organizations. If we could then “whistle blowers” would get real press.

            Instead we get to watch Anderson Cooper’s nose disappear on a green screen “live interview” at Sandy Hook. Or we get enemy gas attacks in a war zone filed on green screen from the top of the CNN Atlanta building.

            Or the more exclusive reporters questioning of NYC bystanders in suit and briefcase on 9/11 asking “And what role are you playing?” to which an answer was given that sounded much like “I’m just standing by right now I do not know what role just yet.”
            see “9/11 role play” on Youtube.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y12bFpQ9wcg

            Any questions?

            Where do you go for the truth when it is obvious the news is manipulated and the truth seems to be what the Elite owned media wants it to be.

            Remember that history is written and recorded by the winners and reads in their best interest.

            We agree the Holocaust was a terrible thing however the media is owned but the 13 Zionist banking families ans the truths about the Holocaust are shaped by those assets. Just like the old testament that teaches us that there were “chosen people” when actual translations read: and Moses asked (YHWH) “Why should we choose you over the other gods.”

            History is written by the winners . . . Other Gods? Choose you?

            There are no “chosen people” there were many more beings considered “gods” and history is filled with lies and deception when it comes to certain religions based in ancient lies.

            So how about “Quotable Quotes from the Chosen People.”

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxkKHVVBk3g

            We are Goyim. You are Goyim. Yon need a place to focus ire? Send it where it belongs.

            Goyim –
            Means cattle. How the jews and the Zion master sees all non jews in particular whites. Said with contempt.
            “Those goyim will send troops to the middle east and fight a war for us or we’ll call them anti semites.”

            The wealthy own and control the media and one must consider the honest value of a entire religion that considers giving golden coin covered candies as a religious gift to children on a high holy day. Also known as Hanukkah Gelt. Gold is a religious objective to teach children yet in the “Christian faith” the children are taught that gold is not important but the Jews are the “chosen people.”

            Imagine being raised the you are above all others and that wealth is your sole goal
            is acquisition of wealth in any way possible. Ever wonder where the Star Trek Ferengi have their basis?

            With more than 200 contradictions in the bible it is still considered “the word” why is god so confused?

            Jesus taught to give to Caesar what it Caesar’s and give to God what is god’s. Why doe the Christian church express so much value in the garnering of tithes as if god has a problem handling money?

            Why do Catholics push out their members who become unemployed and can no longer tithe and survive? Say 7 Hail Mary’s and put an extra $20 in the plate.
            How can money buy absolution when a heart remains impure?

          • Did I Tweet That says:

            5 War Veteran May 24, 2013 at 4:25 am “Any Questions?”

            Just one. WTF?

            What role are you playing? Really, that’s the best you’ve got from 9/11?

            And the first quotable quote, sounds like the nationalistic pride that comes out of our country, only replace JEWS with CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS. Superior, chosen? NATIONALISM is the problem, religion, just makes it itch insanely for those that believe in “magic”

          • 5 War Veteran says:

            Did I Tweet That
            5 War Veteran May 24, 2013 at 4:25 am “Any Questions?”
            Just one. WTF?
            What role are you playing? Really, that’s the best you’ve got from 9/11?
            And the first quotable quote, sounds like the nationalistic pride that comes out of our country, only replace JEWS with CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS. Superior, chosen? NATIONALISM is the problem, religion, just makes it itch insanely for those that believe in “magic”

          • 5 War Veteran says:

            Did I Tweet That
            5 War Veteran May 24, 2013 at 4:25 am “Any Questions?”
            Just one. WTF?
            What role are you playing? Really, that’s the best you’ve got from 9/11?
            And the first quotable quote, sounds like the nationalistic pride that comes out of our country, only replace JEWS with CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS. Superior, chosen? NATIONALISM is the problem, religion, just makes it itch insanely for those that believe in “magic”

            What role am I playing? How about the role of educator. How about supplier of supporting evidence for those who do not know how to do the research. How about providing supporting links to prove claims made?
            With all due respect to the religious, religion is part and parcel in these attacks that in the end benefit the Elite. We are being used, plain and simple.
            When religions claim that these battles serve their gods take a close look to see who benefits and you will always see that it is not the righteous.
            As for the best I have got for 9/11 perhaps a search on MOSSAD wiring the WTC for demolition as leaked by the US Army War College. MOSSAD is the Israeli para military and not some idiot “terrorists” barely capable of flying planes.
            Or a video admission of the WTC owner Mr Silverstein stating that “They decided to pull the building.” PULL an operative term for bring it down through demolition. Or perhaps that 2 months before he insured the WTC for Double Indemnity from a terrorist attack using planes.

            If I could post the actual pictures showing the destruction cause by nano-thermate taken by the photographer the day of the event who was subsequently murdered It might be interesting as I have them.

            How about the concept that a building in free fall can eject 8 to 15 ton support columns 30 feet in length 600 feet sideways into other buildings and we are supposed to believe jet fuel that burns in open air at 600 degrees reached 2700 degrees to weaken the building structure and make it collapse in it’s footprint at free fall speed?

            If you want more? So I have little value for religions that preach one thing and do another. Especially those born out of deception originating in the Torah (Old Testament). Where all teach that if you are not of “our religion” you must die. With more than 2000 sects of Christianity proving great confusion and more than 70 sects of the Jewish religion and more than 42 of the Muslim religion one could definitely qualify that none of them have any semblance of value or basis in “Gods” reality. You know the god that does not need nor value money.

          • 5 War Veteran says:

            Did I Tweet That
            By the way, sleep deprivation is a tool of the zionists, so maybe you should get more. The world will still be a crappy place, going to hell, that you can’t do anything about when you wake up…. OR WILL IT?!?!?

            I sleep quite well what is your point? I retired in 1996, I am well off enough do do what I choose and at present am on vacation visiting my grand children 1400 miles from my home.
            My employment since 1996 is in research and I do well at that. I set my own hours. It is very nice.
            Continue shopping.

          • Did I Tweet That says:

            By the way, sleep deprivation is a tool of the zionists, so maybe you should get more. The world will still be a crappy place, going to hell, that you can’t do anything about when you wake up…. OR WILL IT?!?!?

  10. Chaos says:

    Well said Leo…The only time we will hear the “Sheeple” or “Goyim” is when we will hear their death cries in the ZOG slaughterhouses…. When a country collectively allows a parasitic body to take over , then that country (as noble and righteous as that country may once have been) sadly deserves what it gets as an end result. Amerikans, like the Romans of old are easily corrupted and easily distracted from reality and truth. Growing Fat on the spoils , focused on their material wealth and sleeping while the Vandals Sack Rome. Amerikan “Goyim” Slaves sleep while the “Self-Chosen-Ites” bleed Amerika dry like vampires. What’s on the Horizon? another WAR for Israel…. US involvement in Syria.

    • avid says:

      Another Israeli /Jew war fought by the Goyim slaves. Someone tell me why our nations are serving these parasites. How can so many so called Christians be so brain washed as to believe that these parasites are entitled to invade / kill / murder and steal the land of the Palestinians and the wealth of the world by their thieves on Wall St and the City of London . Someone tell me why this has been allowed to happen !!

  11. Leo says:

    Lets see according to Pakalert Press the U.S Federal Government suspends the constitution due to the war on terror when infect our own Government is the Terrorist . The U.S Military states it needs NO higher authority than itself to curtail civil disturbances . it not this how a dictatorship police state works ? and yes Barry and his Media shield . dictators always need that, did not Stalin and Hitler have that ? and right NO more freedom of the press . Is not that how a dictatorship functions ? the answer is yes . And yes FEMA is clearing the ground for a new future labor prison camp . to the uninformed go back to sleep or watch your football games, star search and American idol . catch your deals at Wal Mart . you fools, you deserve what is coming .

    • 5 War Veteran says:

      I heartily agree the sheep deserve what they get, however in the same note I will die defending those very same sheep and their right to be plain effing stupid.
      Or perhaps I should sell my soul for profit like the political Elite? Fleece the sheep for the fools they are?
      They say you cannot fix stupid and at times I am inclined to agree.

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