by John Means
(Re-Posted from March, 2012)
And so it begins….
By the new laws of our land it is now apparently legal for our government to secretly assassinate anyone they want, hide it from the public, alter any information released, and imprison or assassinate anyone who talks about it.
You don’t believe it? Well, maybe you should pay attention to the Bills passed by Congress. Oh, it may not be a clear and simple path, but with use of definitions and authorizations granted by the 2001 A.U.M.F., U.S. Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act it is completely possible to declare Civilians a Threat to National Security and Unlawful Enemy Combatants, stripping them of all Constitutional Rights and allowing them to be detained indefinitely, or even executed, without any Right to Judicial Process.
More important than these pieces of Legislation is the manner in which they are interpreted by President Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Director of the F.B.I. Robert Mueller and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder who have declared that in a threat to National Security there is no guarantee of ‘Judicial Process’, only of ‘Due Process’, implying than an Executive Decision is all that is needed to authorize any action necessary, and that they need not seek the approval of Congress for any Military Operation.
In fact these grounds have already been used to openly assassinate at least two U.S. Citizens overseas with Drone attacks; Awar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Truthfully they likely were bad guys and bringing them to justice should have been a priority, but that does not remove their Rights as U.S. Citizens, only makes it easier to swallow that they were killed in a manner contradictory to the Legal Process clearly defined by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It should also be noted that before the 9/11 attacks Awar al-Awlaki was a documented FBI Asset, housed in Langley and has been alleged as a ‘Triple Agent’, according to Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer in a recent interview on the Alex Jones Show. That seems like the type of guy you would want to bring in alive.
The point people seem to overlook is that the worst dictators in recent history, Stalin, Mau, Hitler and others, never even had the audacity to make laws like these. Sure, they imprisoned, tortured, killed and perpetrated horrendous crimes against humanity, but they never had the gall to make laws approving it all. The thought of your Government killing you is scary enough; the thought of them doing so legally is insane!
Is it so difficult to believe that these same ideas could be used to eliminate a purely civilian target? Why would you even make these types of Laws unless you intended to use them?
Journalist Andrew Brietbart, incongruously a founding contributor of both The Drudge Report and The Huffington Post, made some fairly assertive and aggressive comments in regards to President Obama over the last several weeks, and promised on March 1st, 2012 the release of information linking the President to known Communist Terrorists. In the statements Brietbart made references to the fact that he would ’Vette’ President Obama and the information would ‘Destroy’ him. If someone were to make those comments about me I would surely take them as a threat, and given that they were directed at a U.S. President, it is not a far reach to interpret the comments as a threat to National Security.
For a 43 year old man to drop dead of a heart attack walking home from a bar after two glasses of wine is odd. That it happened just hours before he was scheduled to release damning information on the President is suspicious. To release a Coroner’s Report in less than 3 hours stating ‘Natural Causes’ is incredulous. That the damning information was withheld after his death is beyond any reasonable coincidence. He was killed!
Let us not make the mistake of saying he was ‘Murdered’ though. Andrew Brietbart was Legally Assassinated as the result of an Executive Decision to eliminate a National Security Threat. It should also be recognized that according to the Laws used to justify such actions, anyone who speaks of knowledge they have in regards to Andrew Brietbart can be Legally Imprisoned or Assassinated in secret as well.
I must admit some fear for my own safety just for releasing this article.
We will not forget, whatever the history books may say in the years to come, that Andrew Brietbart was among the first to be silenced by Legal Tyranny in America. Though he has fallen, his spirit will continue to fight with us and we will carry his banner with us to Victory and Freedom. He will be missed by millions, and our hearts and blessings go out to his family.