THURSDAY, 17 MAY 2012 08:20 ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
Libertarian extremists, who purport to be the face of the tea party movement, and their pals on the Lawyer Left, whose obsession is more rights for mass-murderers, are again making common cause. Their target, once more, is the detention procedure codified in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Under the Smith-Amash amendment, if al Qaeda were to dispatch the second coming of Mohamed Atta & Co. to execute another 9/11-style atrocity in the United States, but this time the FBI managed to apprehend them, they would be given the full rights of American civilian defendants.
Interesting read, but I don’t agree. Plausible deniability is all people need to stay in a paradigm that sees war as an only solution. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no peacenik, but the answer is not always going to be boots on the ground, P2OG, and Total Information Awareness. Are protesters “enemy combatants” if they create a roadblock to American Interests, now that “American Interests” are mostly owned by a steady $, oozing from Institutions eager to cash in on the Global War On Terror, Global War on Drug, etc. and the endless rebranding of Corporation vs People, Rich vs Poor, Star Bellies vs No Stars
Documents just obtained by the PCJF from its FOIA request show massive nationwide monitoring, surveillance and information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities, WHY SHOULD “We the People” WORRY?
This GWOT’s (GlobalWarOnTerror) cost is too high with regards to all greater good and voices of reason,