>>All Americans have had their Constitutional Rights taken from them! Obama gives Interpol full immunity in the United States to invade our homes and arrest us without due process.
Posted January 1, 2010on:
Dear Readers I ran across references to this story a week ago. Yes, Christmas Day. I just didn’t want to believe it so I put it aside. But it is true; it has happened. Our President has sold the citizens of the United States out to the police force of the world. We have had all of our rights under our Constitution removed from us and there is no authority higher than Interpol and who can stop them from doing anything they want to and with American citizens. This is not a hoax and it is not a conspiracy theory! Please read every bit of this post and go to the references so that you are fully informed. This is Obamas supreme act as a traitor to our country. BB
Two weeks ago, without any announcement, debate, discussion or inquiry from journalists charged with “speaking truth to power” President Obama issued an amendment to this EO. The amendment removed part of Reagan’s order that kept INTERPOL from having full diplomatic immunity while operating within the United States. In other words: Under Reagan and right up until two weeks ago, INTERPOL was authorized to operate within the USA but they did not have full diplomatic immunity and had to adhere to certain laws set forth for investigative agencies. Laws that prohibit authorities from violating our constitutionally protected rights.
The White House
Office of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseDecember 17, 2009
Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 12425
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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.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 16, 2009.
One other tasty tidbit: Due to the amended language created by President Obama, INTERPOL is now, no longer subject to Freedom of Information Act Inquiries.
Why does INTERPOL need immunity from American law?*
*Hat tip to Andy McCarthy
The major news media has been almost completely silent on Obama’s latest caper. But the blogosphere is all over it and the Observer has it all right here.
Starting with Andrew McCarthy at The Corner:
Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?
Follow the link to Steve Schippert’s post at ThreatsWatch.
NoisyRoom calls the president’s amendment “â€¦the road to internationalism on steroids.” Read all the updates. Follow all the links. Read and learn.
Who benefits and why?
Die-hard leftists have been screaming for years for the Bush administration to stand trial for war crimes. Says McCarthy â€“
Interpol works closely with international tribunals (such as the International Criminal Court — which the United States has refused to join because of its sovereignty surrendering provisions, though top Obama officials want us in it). It also works closely with foreign courts and law-enforcement authorities (such as those in Europe that are investigating former Bush administration officials for purported war crimes — i.e., for actions taken in America’s defense).
Will this allow Bush officials, or even our service men and women, to be arrested on American soil, leaving Obama’s hands clean?
The Quarryman says:
The President has just violated American sovereignty in the still of the nightâ€¦ There is now absolutely no check on Interpol’s power.
President George W. Bush rejected subjecting the United States to the jurisdiction of the ICC and removed the United States as a signatory. President Bill Clinton had previously signed the Rome Statute during his presidency. Two critical matters are at play. One is an overall matter of sovereignty and the concept of the primacy of American law above those of the rest of the world. But more recently a more over-riding concern principally has been the potential – if not likely – specter of subjecting our Armed Forces to a hostile international body seeking war crimes prosecutions during the execution of an unpopular war.
President Bush in fact went so far as to gain agreement from nations that they would expressly not detain or hand over to the ICC members of the United States armed forces. The fear of a symbolic ICC circus trial as a form of international political protest to American military actions in Iraq and elsewhere was real and palpable.
Candidate Obama, in 2008, called it “premature to commit” America to joining the ICC. However, his foreign policy advisor at that time, Samantha Power, laid out what would need to happen before Obama would think about signing the Rome treaty (which established the ICC). She said:
Until we’ve closed Guantánamo, gotten out of Iraq responsibly, renounced torture and rendition, shown a different face for America, American membership of the ICC is going to make countries around the world think the ICC is a tool of American hegemony.
Sodahead’s commentary continues:
In light of what we know and can observe, it is our logical conclusion that President Obama’s Executive Order amending President Ronald Reagans’ 1983 EO 12425 and placing INTERPOL above the United States Constitution and beyond the legal reach of our own top law enforcement is a precursor to more damaging moves.
The pre-requisite conditions regarding the Iraq withdrawal and the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility closure will continue their course. meanwhile, the next move from President Obama is likely an attempt to dissolve the agreements made between President Bush and other states preventing them from turning over American military forces to the ICC (via INTERPOL) for war crimes or any other prosecutions.
When the paths on the road map converge – Iraq withdrawal, Guantánamo closure, perceived American image improved internationally, and an empowered INTERPOL in the United States – it is probable that President Barack Obama will once again make America a signatory to the International Criminal Court. It will be a move that surrenders American sovereignty to an international body who’s INTERPOL enforcement arm has already been elevated above the Constitution and American domestic law enforcement..
For an added and disturbing wrinkle, INTERPOL’s central operations office in the United States is within our own Justice Department offices. They are American law enforcement officers working under the aegis of INTERPOL within our own Justice Department. That they now operate with full diplomatic immunity and with “inviolable archives” from within our own buildings should send red flags soaring into the clouds. (Our Justice Department is headed by Attorney General Eric Holder who is now having Muslim terrorists tried in civilian courts and given the full rights of American citizens in New York City. Eric Holder who is an avowed Communist. Eric Holder who is having Navy SEALS court marshalled for capturing Muslim terrorists, BB)
Ed Morrissey says:
American law does not consider people as “assets.” It does mean, though, that Interpol officers would have diplomatic immunity for any lawbreaking conducted in the US at a time when Interpol nations (like Italy) have attempted to try American intelligence agents for their work in the war on terror, a rather interesting double standard.
Americans who get arrested on the basis of Interpol work cannot get the type of documentation one normally would get in the discovery process, which is a remarkable reversal from Obama’s declared efforts to gain “due process” for terrorists detained at Gitmo. Does the White House intend to treat Americans worse than the terrorists we’ve captured during wartime?
An example of the potential of this action, and possibly those to come, can be seen in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent statement that the United States is willing to work closely with the United Nations in developing a treaty or convention to control the spread of firearms around the world. While that may seem like a good idea, imagine officials at Smith and Wesson being charged with weapons trafficking if their products turn up in a crime in a foreign country and INTERPOL “pays them a visit.” While what they are doing (manufacturing firearms) is perfectly legal in the United States, the question becomes: Could they be subjected to arrest and removal from the U. S. courts’ jurisdiction by INTERPOL? We don’t know. But we do think the Obama Administration owes U. S. citizens the portection of the Second Amendment and a guarantee that his actions in amending this executive order will not infringe on any of our constitutional rights as Americans. (Obamanation is out to get our guns in any way they can. A citizenry without the means to protect themselves will soon be enslaved! BB)
Yes, that is exactly what this administration intends. There is only one force stronger than those who would curtail our liberty–and it isn’t an earthly force.