Originally published March 5 2012
Obama signs phony 'Policy Directive' that claims NDAA indefinite detention provision does not apply to US citizens
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) After deliberately lobbying for the inclusion of provisions that summon Americans to indefinite detention without trial or due process, Liar-in-Chief Barack Obama has issued a meaningless Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) that supposedly now exempts Americans from the egregious and unconstitutional provisions of his National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during the 2012 fiscal year.
InfoWars' Paul Joseph Watson reports that the White House has issued a new "Fact Sheet" on this directive outlining how Section 1022 of the NDAA, which deals with the indefinite detention of suspected "terrorists" by the U.S. military, will not necessarily apply to "U.S. lawful permanent residents" who are arrested in the U.S. under certain circumstances.
But this PPD is not law and it is not permanent, as it only expresses the procedures that are to take place during 2012. It also states that the procedures "do not apply to any individuals held in the custody of the Department of Defense, state and local law enforcement agencies acting under their authorities, or a foreign government," which basically asserts that the illegal detention provisions of the NDAA still do apply to all Americans.
You can read the "Fact Sheet" for yourself here:
NDAA still applies to all AmericansThis political stunt is likely just an attempt to quell public outcry against the administration's blatant betrayal of the U.S. Constitution. But the reality of the matter is that it really does nothing to reverse the NDAA's authoritarian provisions concerning the illegal arrest and detention of Americans without due process.
Since Obama's PPD only applies to 2012, the next occupier of the White House will have full reign to utilize the arsenal of government control tactics contained in the NDAA. And since Obama's recent PPD "amendment" was birthed out of an apparent whim to begin with, it could just as easily be revoked should Obama suddenly change his mind again.
It is important to note that former Republican presidential candidate John McCain of Arizona, as well as Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) have all indicated their opposition to the PPD. Each of these traitors openly supports the illegal and indefinite detention of Americans deemed to be potential "terrorists," and are working to have the PPD revoked.
So regardless of whether they are Republican or Democrat, these political puppets are all just posturing themselves in the social eye while working towards the same tyrannical end. Because no matter how you look at it, many of those on both sides of the aisle are in full support of the NDAA, the extension of the unconstitutional USA Patriot Act, which will further enslave Americans under the guise of fighting terrorism.
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