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Retired Military Officers Oppose Obama's Police-State Measures

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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:00 CDT

Rights First, the organization that mobilized military leaders to oppose the torture policy during the Bush/Cheney regime, is now in a mobilization to call attention to an Obama police-state measure embedded in the Defense Authorization bill of 2012.

According to an Oct. 19 article in the North Carolina News & Observer, written by associates of Human Rights First, more than 20 retired U.S. Generals and Admirals have written to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and to the chairman and ranking Senator of the Armed Services Committee, to demand the removal of police-state "anti-terrorism" measures from the 2012 Defense Authorization Act. Authors J. Adam Abram and Alston Gardner write, "The 666-page National Defense Authorization Act being considered by the Senate contains at least two provisions that are simply not consistent with American values.... Section 1031 of the act permits indefinite military detention of American citizens, without charge or trial, if those citizens are accused of supporting or being members of or supporting an affiliate of al-Qaeda." Most citizens are completely unaware of the dangerous measures in the bill, especially since the committee debate in June 2011 was held behind closed doors. Now, the article warns, "a minority of senators is trying to rush the entire bill to the floor, using the excuse that we 'must fund the military.'"

Among the signers of the letter to the Senate are retired officers who also fought against the Bush/Cheney/Obama torture policy, including:
•Generals Joseph Hoar, USMC;
•Charles Krulak, USMC;
•Lt. Gen. Robert Gard, USA; and
•Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, USA.

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I am a firm believer in peaceful revolution....

but, I don't think that is what the PTB has in mind. I think we are being driven to a "French" revolution. One thing the PTB hasn't fully considered is that there are plenty of veterans who are quite familiar with modern weapon systems that could easily be turned on them. It is afterall, we veterans who train the current soldiers in hardware and battlefield "morals." This government is something that appals me as I see them as a bunch of tyrants and usurpers who don't give a damn about anyone but, their own cliques.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
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You are right, and it is on.

Please see the thread where I linked the article, if interested. The cops in Oakland nearly killed a Marine Vet, now the NYPD is citing "violence in Oakland" as a reason to get more aggressive, including to SUE protesters in NY.

People still do not see the threat, even when the hour is here. Ghaddafi had negotiated a surrender, was traveling under white flag and was bombed, sexually assaulted and murdered with NATO PRESENT AT THE SCENE. And Clinton, who negotiated his surrender, finds this all amusing. They engage in the most heinous crimes right before the people's eyes, and the people do not understand this malice is upon them.

The POLICE nearly killed a MARINE. Rather than apologize, the POLICE are whining about the VIOLENCE. You don't smell "incite violence" all over that you need a nose transplant.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

I tell them the same things

I used to hunt and fish with my dad and uncle but now both have passed away and it's just not in me anymore. However I still have those hunting tools and do not intend to ever let them go, especially at a roadside checkpoint. Seems a bit strange that hunting season is here and all of a sudden these checkpoints are appearing...I don't believe in coincidence.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow