The Truth About the National Defense Authorization Act
Orwelling Nightmare Law Empowers Cover-Ups
By Gordon Duff
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Every year we pass a National Defense Authorization Act. Each year, it has something hidden in it, secret tax breaks for big party contributors, pork barrel projects but this year we have gone too far. This year’s bill officially recreates the equivalent of the East German or North Korean police state here at home, as usual, “to protect us from terrorism.”
Here, Senator Rand Paul makes it clear as day as does Senator John McCain. It is quite obvious, John McCain has totally broken with reality. Problem is, he stands here with the majority. What does this tell you?
I want protection from our own government, me and, thus far, about 250 million other Americans. We have seen what they can do, and many of us know they are willing to go much further, we don’t just think it, we know it and we know why.
The Senate, all Republicans and too many key Democrats are pushing through the most insane legislation in our history, at a time when America hasn’t had a functioning Supreme Court for years. The law, how do we describe it, is very clear. It creates a permanent state of martial law in the United States, unlimited wire tapping, unlimited warrant-less searches, “stop, search and question” checkpoints at state borders, no more right to legal counsel.
It also authorizes torture, it authorizes transfer and detention of American citizens at “offshore” prisons, Europe, Africa, who knows?
Why? Why now? What is driving this, is this really about terrorism, is America facing a massive terrorist threat despite all reports to the contrary including estimates by CIA Director Leon Panetta that Al Qaeda may be down to less than 12 members? There are, of course, those who believe there never has been an “Al Qaeda.” The BBC almost imploded when this piece was released and, of course, later suppressed: