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Battlefield US: Americans Face Arrest As War Criminals Under Army State Law
Russia Today ^ | November 29, 2011

Posted on 11/29/2011 12:44:15 PM PST by Fennie

America is opening up a new warfront and it's in your own backyard. It's in your neighbor's house, it's three states over and it's on the other side of the Mississippi.

That's what a new legislation could lead to and the consequences are dire and constitutionally damning.

The United States Senate is set to vote this week on a bill that would categorize the entire USA as a "battlefield," allowing law enforcement duties to be dished out by the American Military, who in turn could detain any US citizen as a war criminal - even coming into their own homes to issue arrests.

The National Defense Authorization Act regularly comes before Congress for changes and additions, but the latest provision, S. 1867, proves to be the most powerful one yet in raping constitutional freedoms from Americans. Move over, Patriot Act. Should S. 1867 pass, lawmakers could conjure the text to keep even regular citizens detained indefinitely by their own military.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


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1 posted on 11/29/2011 12:44:20 PM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

I thought they were supposed to vote on this yesterday or today. Having trouble getting votes I hope.


2 posted on 11/29/2011 12:47:27 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Voting today, and I don’t think they will have trouble getting the votes.


3 posted on 11/29/2011 12:51:19 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: Fennie

I was just reading about this earlier. I am not sure I understand it, but sounds like it could be both HUGH and SERIES.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 12:51:43 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Fennie

Have to get the truth from Pravda? Strange times.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 12:52:02 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Fennie

I think it’ll be good to get a record of who votes for this. I suspect though it’ll never pass the house. Its hard to imagine it would. Even then I’m sure any number of non-profits will send it directly to fed court. The ideas in it are cosmically stupid. Then again look at its authors and all will become clear.


6 posted on 11/29/2011 12:58:36 PM PST by 556x45
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To: Fennie

Wow - if it’s in “Russia Today” it must be true.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 1:01:34 PM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Fennie

This is a serious issue, but you do realize your posting this “news” article from a Kremlin funded propaganda wing don’t you? Al Jazeera is a more reliable news source than those people.


8 posted on 11/29/2011 1:09:22 PM PST by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: VicVega

How can we follow the vote count?


9 posted on 11/29/2011 1:18:48 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: VicVega

How can we follow the vote count?


10 posted on 11/29/2011 1:18:56 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: VicVega

How can we follow the vote count?


11 posted on 11/29/2011 1:19:00 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Fennie

Our so-called leaders are knaves and fools.


12 posted on 11/29/2011 1:24:59 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: ArmyTeach

What the heck! How did this triple post happen? Sorry about that, folks. My computer’s running slow, and maybe I thought my post hadn’t gone through.


13 posted on 11/29/2011 1:24:59 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: ArmyTeach

It was suppose to be on CSPAN. Not near a TV to verify.


14 posted on 11/29/2011 1:29:42 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: Fennie
Remember how much whinning about Her Fuhrer Booshitler ?

It wasn't, but, we should have listened. The had a valid and vital point about freedom to make.

15 posted on 11/29/2011 1:56:46 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Fennie

And the Left used to call George Bush draconian ...


16 posted on 11/29/2011 2:00:48 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Fennie
Washington Times

Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the Senate voted Tuesday to preserve language that would give the U.S. military a crack at al Qaeda operatives captured in the U.S., even if they are American citizens.

Led by Sen. Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, senators voted 61-37 to preserve the language that gives the military custody of al Qaeda suspects, rather than turning them over to law enforcement officials.


Not sure what to think, because I don't see it stopping at al Qaeda. The definition of terrorists and who is a terrorist can change with every administration. There are some who see the Tea Party movement as terrorists - folks who oppose the government and are heavily armed.
17 posted on 11/29/2011 2:05:20 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Fennie

And just when we thought “posse comitatus” was a relic of a bygone era, too !! >PS


18 posted on 11/29/2011 4:01:06 PM PST by PiperShade
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To: Fennie

ya know. If they formally declare CONUS to be a battlefield, that might just be all the justification some patriots need to make it a real one.


19 posted on 11/29/2011 4:32:56 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Fennie

I would like to know more about this bill specifically what parts are the bad ones in particular...


20 posted on 11/29/2011 4:58:20 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: 556x45

“I suspect though it’ll never pass the house.”
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House passed it on May 16th 2011.

HR 1540

Section 1034 grants this power.

Sick isn’t it?


21 posted on 12/01/2011 1:38:50 PM PST by bbernard
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To: bbernard; All

Vote totals:

322 Aye
96 No

Check here:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-375

To see what representatives voted to pass it


22 posted on 12/01/2011 1:41:47 PM PST by bbernard
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To: Blackyce

How about an opinion from Judge Napolitano?

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/12/01/can-congress-steal-your-constitutional-freedoms/


23 posted on 12/01/2011 1:44:26 PM PST by bbernard
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To: bbernard

Thx for that and yes, its really sick. Believe it or not Barry Soetoro is our only hope this mess doesn’t become law. Supposedly hes vowed to veto it. We’ll see....


24 posted on 12/02/2011 11:34:55 AM PST by 556x45
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