Monday, July 23, 2007

In The Latest News: W A S F

We Are SOOOOOOO Fucked!
Dunno if ya noticed this last week:
A presidential Executive Order issued on July 17th, repeals with the stroke of a pen the right to dissent and/or to oppose the Pentagon's military agenda in Iraq.
The Executive Order entitled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq" provides the President with the authority to confiscate the assets of "certain persons" who oppose the US led war in Iraq:
"I have issued an Executive Order blocking property of persons determined to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people."
In substance, under this executive order, opposing the war becomes an illegal act. The executive order combined with the existing anti-terrorist legislation is eventually intended to be used against the anti-war and civil rights movements. It can be used to seize the assets of antiwar groups in America as well as block the property and activities of non-governmental humanitarian organizations providing relief in Iraq, seizing the assets of alternative media involved in a reporting the truth regarding the US-led war, etc.

Couple this with the provisions of NSPD 51:
NSPD 51 grants unprecedented powers to the Presidency and the Department of Homeland Security, overriding the foundations of Constitutional government. It allows the sitting president to declare a “national emergency” without Congressional approval. The implementation of NSPD 51 would lead to the de facto closing down of the Legislature and the militarization of justice and law enforcement. (For further details, see Michel Chossudovsky, Bush Directive for a "Catastrophic Emergency" in America: Building a Justification for Waging War on Iran? June 2007)

With the tools for the imposition of martial law and suppression of dissent in place, the next 'terror attack' will bring about the final revocation of the Constitutional form of government in the USofA.

And, of course, you understand: No subsequent Administration/Regime will happily or readily relinquish these powers.

1 comment:

FireFox said...

I'm glad to see that there is at least somebody who sees the big picture and isn't all secure in the slim D majority. I don't know how many times the Lege will fail us and do nothing before they realize it is by design.