the Obama Machine Prances and Forges Ahead
The news never stops is a lead in to a news network broadcast on a radio station or is it somebody describing the overly ambitious Obama machine in its quest to quickly transform our government with astounding speed and precision. While the machine is at work 24-7, there are bloggers, alternative media and dedicated patriots bringing the unreported news to the American people. This week some slow down to rejoice in the glory of our savior's birth as we worship, celebrate and spend warm, cozy times with family and friends.
With the Obama administration there is no down time, so to speak. As watchdogs, we cannot let our guards down. Can you believe that this is what we have come to in one short year? Many of us knew the consequences of this presidency. Now we understand the dimension of the consequences and the temerity it takes to defend our liberty.
With our heads turned to the tidings of the season, Obama, 9 days before Christmas (Dec. 16), amends an executive order. Why... with people's attention turned to other things it was the perfect time for Obama to alter a sentence in Executive Order 12425, giving added privileges, exemptions and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). An organization that otherwise enjoys limited privileges and immunities, extended to them by President Reagan in EO 12425, will now enjoy the two sets of privileges and immunities that were previously withheld in Sec 2c of the order. Obama removed the exemptions, making INTERPOL immune from search and seizure.
The implications are vast, considering INTERPOL has a headquarters in Washington and a separate INTERPOL agency has been created in the Department of Justice. Are you getting the picture? It's not a good one! Can info be conveniently transferred to an agency in the DOJ and due process undermined? What do you think?
Here is the Executive Order, as seen on Deathby1000papercuts.com and some analysis from Noisyroom.net
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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.
BARACK OBAMATHE WHITE HOUSE,
December 16, 2009
Here's one take that paints a disturbing–but accurate–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 legallyPost Options 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.