U.S. is One Major Crises Away From Martial Law
The US Congress ended the year 2011 by assaulting the constitution but the groundwork has already been laid for years and now America, land of the free, home of the brave, is that much closer to full blown tyranny. The latest attack came in the form of the 2012 National Defence Appropriations Act (NDAA), which passed both the House of Representatives (December 14) and the Senate (December 15) by large margins despite having an attached provision (the “Homeland Battlefield Bill”) that allows the United States military to take into custody and hold indefinitely without trial any American citizen designated a “terrorist suspect”. (Source)
That means US citizens designated terrorist suspects are stripped of their protections under the constitution. They simply fall into a judicial black hole. Anyone anywhere, including US citizens, may be indefinitely held without charge or trial, based solely on suspicions, spurious allegations or none at all. No reasonable proof is needed, just suspicions that those detained pose threats. Henceforth, indefinite detentions can follow mere membership (past or present) or support for suspect organizations.
At first it seemed that President Barack Obama was prepared to veto the bill so as to prevent this attack on citizen rights. But this proved to be untrue. What Obama was really interested in was language that prevents the military from interfering with the work of the FBI in cases of suspected terrorism. Presidents now have unchecked dictatorial powers to arrest, interrogate and indefinitely detain law-abiding citizens if accused of potentially posing a threat. Constitutional, statute and international laws won’t apply. Martial law will replace them if so ordered. As a result, US military personnel anywhere in the world may arrest US citizens and others, throw them in military dungeons, and hold them indefinitely outside constitutionally mandated civil protections, including habeas rights, due process, and other judicial procedures. (Source)
The US police have arrested over 5,425 people (up to December 12) in 94 cities across the United States attending anti-corporatism protests across the country over the past three months, according to St. Pete for Peace, an Occupy-affiliated group from St. Petersburg, Florida. The group says it only tracks ‘confirmed arrests.’ (Source)
The the vague language of the amendment allows the military to be used against protesters. In subsection A of Section 1032 it states that the military can be used against people (including U.S. citizens) that “are substantially supporting, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners; or (B) have engaged in hostilities or have directly supported hostilities in aid of a nation, organization, or person described in subparagraph (A). The key, vague words are “substantially supporting” “associated forces” “engaged in hostilities” “in aid of a . . . organization or person.” There is a lot of flexibility in those words and when they apply – no need for probable cause, a trial, jury verdict or sentencing – just on suspicion you get indefinite military detention. (Source)
A decade of billions in spending in the name of homeland security has armed local police departments with military-style equipment and a new commando mentality. But has it gone too far? This trend is not only found in major cities. Authorities in Fargo, North Dakota and its surrounding county from going on an $8 million buying spree to arm police officers with the sort of gear once reserved only for soldiers fighting foreign wars. Every city squad car is equipped today with a military-style assault rifle, and officers can don Kevlar helmets able to withstand incoming fire from battlefield-grade ammunition. And for that epic confrontation – if it ever occurs – officers can now summon a new $256,643 armored truck, complete with a rotating turret. North Dakota’s largest city has averaged fewer than two homicides a year since 2005, and there’s not been a single international terrorism prosecution in the last decade. (Source)
As reported earlier, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country. The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams – for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response – have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year. According to budget documents, the department spent $110 million in fiscal 2011 for “surface transportation security,” including the TSA’s viper program, and is asking for an additional $24 million next year.
The TSA’s viper program is increasingly active. In Tennessee in October, a viper team used radiation monitors and explosive-trace detectors to help state police inspect trucks at highway weigh stations throughout the state. Last month in Orlando, Fla., a team set up metal detectors at a Greyhound bus station and tested passengers’ bags for explosive residue. In the Carolinas this year, TSA teams have checked people at the gangplanks of cruise ships, the entrance to NASCAR races, and at ferry terminals taking tourists to the Outer Banks. At the Charlotte train station on Dec. 11, Seiko, the bomb-sniffing dog, snuffled down a line of about 100 passengers waiting to board an eastbound train. (Source)
There are even reports of TSA agents standing next to the greeter at Wal-Mart, checking peoples ID’s and going through their shopping bags. A google search revealed Janet Napolitano, the head of Homeland Security. She actually did a video explaining why TSA agents will now be searching suspicious people at Wal-Mart. She encourages people to report suspicious activity to the TSA agents. (Source)
Is the U.S. becoming a nation under the drones? The rising numbers of spy drones in American skies is only expected to grow. The FAA says that as of September 13, 2011, there were 285 active Certificates of Authorization (COA) for 85 different users, covering 82 different unmanned unarmed aircraft types. Though the FAA would not elaborate for “privacy” and “security” reasons – in January the Washington Post reported that as of December 1, 2010, 35% of the permissions were held by the Department of Defense, 11% by NASA, and 5% by the Department of Homeland Security. The FBI and law enforcement agencies also hold some, as do manufacturers and even academic institutions. (Source)
END TIMES TRUTH
What could that crises be? A major earthquake? The collapse of the dollar? Once government has police powers they will not give them up after the immediate crises is past. As shared in many previous posts, all these things must come to pass for prophecies to be fulfilled. The sea of people, not just in the U.S. but worldwide, will be in turmoil until the end culminates with the impending Wrath of our Warrior Father, Yahweh. These revelations were sealed for the end times because there is a time for everything under the Sun. Man cannot live on bread alone, we need spiritual nourishment that keeps our faith strong in times of great distress. The hope extended from Yahweh and Christ is the only True Hope and what keeps a lot of people sane. Pray to Yahweh in the name of Christ with a humble and willing heart because only our Creator can give you the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding.
Matthew 4:4 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) 4 But He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”