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OBAMA approved the NDAA FY12 - The 'MARTIAL LAW' has the right to DETAIN US citizens WITHOUT TRIAL!

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Published on Aug 13, 2012

OBAMA approved the NDAA FY12 - The 'MARTIAL LAW' has the right to DETAIN US citizens WITHOUT TRIAL!

President Obama issued a policy directive on Tuesday that was quickly portrayed as a resolve to his right to detain US citizens without trial. In reality, the plan is a carefully crafted PR move that doesn't strip his absolute power over Americans.

The presidential policy directive released by the White House this week comes nearly two months to the day after US President Barack National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA FY12), a detrimental law to each and every American that has attracted criticism from all sides of the political system since passed. On December 31, 2011, the president inked the legislation allowing for the indefinite detention of alleged terrorists and the confinement of those accused under the jurisdiction of the US military without due process. In his latest offering from the Oval Office though, Obama is insisting that the United States requires more wiggle-room in how it goes about regulating the provision that puts suspects in the Pentagon's custody.

The signing could indeed bring a cease to the requirement of military detainment for alleged adversaries of America, a requirement that is authorized under Section 1022 of the act. It does not, however, squash the indefinite detention without trial provision of Section 1021, nor does it negate the fact that the US government has already allowed itself to approve a nasty legislation that denounces the civil liberties of every American and has marred the administration of a president who campaigned on upholding constitutional rights.

Only hours after the New Year's Eve signing, American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero said, "President Obama's action ... is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law."

The president is now responding, but the truth is his reply is much too little and almost, legally, too late.

In explaining his reasoning for issuing this week's directive, Obama did not exactly denounce any provision of the NDAA, but instead insisted that the White House "must retain the flexibility to determine how to apply those tools to the unique facts and circumstances we face in confronting this diverse and evolving threat." To do so, wrote the president, the United States government must go about handling Section 1022 of the NDAA in a different manner that would relieve the country from any added security threat.

Under Section 1022 as approved by Congress and authorized by the president, the US Armed Forces can hold and capture a wide range of applicants under military provision, including but not limited to "a member of, or part of, al-Qaeda or an associated force" and anyone "to have participated in the course of planning of carrying out an attack or attempted attack against the United States or its coalition partners."

In section 'a,' paragraph 3 of the provision, "Military Custody for Foreign Al-Qaeda Terrorists," the president is allotted the power to pen a waiver for national security that would waive selected foreign parties from the military detainment allowance. Section 'c,' paragraph 1, gives Obama 60 days to detail procedures for implementing Section 1022 — this week's policy directive comes exactly 59 days into the two-month window.

Under his latest addendum, the president argued that placing alleged terrorists into military custody "would undermine the national security interests of the United States, compromising our ability to collect intelligence and to incapacitate dangerous individuals."

"That system ... must continue to be an unrestricted counterterrorism tool going forward," added Obama

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