Tuesday, July 24, 2007

National Emergencies Act: Executive Order

National Emergencies Act: Executive Order. subtitled
You Are Fucked But You Don't Know It. (yet)

If you read nothing else today then read this. Read this and the Executive Order at the end of the article in it's entirety. Scary? scary doesn't come close.

Only last week we saw a member of the U.S. House on the Homeland Security Committee, DeFazio, D-Ore ask the Whitehouse (Cheney) what plans were in effect for operating the Goverment in the event of a national emergency, and we also heard the Whitehouse reply, "Go fuck yourself."
If that in itself doesn't assail the olfactory epithelium with the scent of rattus norvegicus then nothing will.

But the cracker is that which is writ below.

The Executive Order entitled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq" provides the President with the authority to confiscate the assets of "certain persons" who oppose the US led war in Iraq:

"I have issued an Executive Order blocking property of persons determined to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people."

In substance, under this executive order, opposing the war becomes an illegal act.

The Executive Order criminalizes the antiwar movement. It is intended to "blocking property" of US citizens and organizations actively involved in the peace movement. It allows the Department of Defense to interfere in financial affairs and instruct the Treasury to "block the property" and/or confiscate/ freeze the assets of "Certain Persons" involved in antiwar activities. It targets those "Certain Persons" in America, including civil society organizatioins, who oppose the Bush Administration's "peace and stability" program in Iraq, characterized, in plain English, by an illegal occupation and the continued killing of innocent civilians.

The Executive Order also targets those "Certain Persons" who are "undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction", or who, again in plain English, are opposed to the confiscation and privatization of Iraq's oil resources, on behalf of the Anglo-American oil giants. More .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is scary as hell. I have a close friend who still likes Bush (We have learned to just not air our differences for the sake of the friendship). I can not understand how she can be okay with this asshole. It is like she is blind to what is going on. Just baffles me. HH