NIXON WAS A MINOR LEAGUER
BULLSH*T IS TOO GOOD A WORD FOR IT
UPDATES to this article at DBKP: Obama Executive Order Cedes US Sovereignty, Citizen Rights to Interpol
How to describe the following Executive Order?
A naked Executive branch power grab?
Or, just a signing away of sovereign U.S. rights that American citizens enjoyed until this was signed?
Readers can read and judge for themselves.
First the Executive Order itself.
Executive Order -- Amending Executive Order 12425
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AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL
AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO
ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words "except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act" and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 16, 2009.
Here's one take that paints a disturbing picture. Hint: not much paint is needed.
From Executive Orders and Trojan Horses:
Nudge, nudge folks… This seems a minor change but let us break it out for you as we see it. Let’s look at the section from Executive Order 12425.
Here’s the text of 2(c), which this Executive Order now has applying to Interpol:
(c) Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable.
This now says that Interpol is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Their premises or staff can no longer be searched either. Their files are not subject to legal subpoena or discovery. Our government could just hand documents and files over to Interpol and Americans would no longer have access to them. Interpol can legally keep files now on all citizens of the US with no right to redress.
In reality, we have just handed over our sovereignty. Interpol headquarters in the US is currently headquartered in the Department of Justice. A ‘separate’ Interpol agency has been created in the DOJ – let that sink in for a moment. Interpol has been granted diplomatic immunity now by Obama – they have exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, US taxes and immunity from FOIA requests, etc. This action could also be used to divulge American military secrets and a whole host of horrific practices having to do with going after our military. It’s the road to internationalism on steroids.
That's quite a bad scenario. In fact, it's quite bad--but it's not the only horrifying scenario.
Now for another scenario.
Here's an entity--residing in the Department of Justice--to which files, executive branch information, in short, any information that the President does not want Congress or the press to see--where "inconvenient" info can be dumped that's beyond the power of most to bring to the light of day.
How can this be Constitutional?
How can Congress stand for this?
How can the press stand for this?
This Congress has shown itself to be corrupt and able to be bought off--maybe the White House is planning on using TARP money to buy off any pesky congressmen or senators?
The Press has shown itself to be "compliant" to the White House's wishes, demands and claims. It's hard to believe that the White House press corps won't question Robert Gibbs about this? Hopefully, there will be strong follow-up questions.
To use an Obamaism, this is truly "unprecedented" on a variety of levels.
Truly, Richard Nixon must be asking himself, "Why didn't I think of that?"
Compared to this White House, Nixon was bush league when it came to naked power grabs.
by Mondo Frazier
image: DBKP file