“The moment this bill becomes law, though Congress is accustomed, in a weak democracy, to being the ones who direct and control the military, the power roles will reverse: Congress will no longer be directing and in charge of the military: rather, the military will be directing and in charge of individual Congressional leaders, as well as in charge of everyone else — as any Parliamentarian in any society who handed this power over to the military can attest. Perhaps Congress assumes that it will always only be ‘they’ who are targeted for arrest and military detention: but sadly, Parliamentary leaders are the first to face pressure, threats, arrest and even violence when the military obtains to power to make civilian arrests and hold civilians in military facilities without due process. There is no exception to this rule. Just as I traveled the country four years ago warning against the introduction of torture and secret prisons – and confidently offering a hundred thousand dollar reward to anyone who could name a nation that allowed torture of the ‘other’ that did not eventually turn this abuse on its own citizens — (confident because I knew there was no such place) — so today I warn that one cannot name a nation that gave the military the power to make civilian arrests and hold citizens in military detention, that did not almost at once turn that power almost against members of that nation’s own political ruling class.”
There must be something in the water. Mass insanity seems to have gripped washington. The 9/11 traitors strut around like aristocrats and no one has the guts to point out their crimes. Perhaps congress has already been physically threatened, perhaps that’s why the passed the bill. After all, the congressional targets of the anthrax attacks could hardly miss the message from the secret “government.”
How is it possible to take over the most powerful country in the world with obvious lies, in front of everyone’s face? Is this how it went down in nazi germany?
Roosevelt was absolutely right: the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. They are paper tigers, and their facade of omnipotence is crumbling even as they go for broke. They have already lost. But they can still do a great deal of damage.