American Samizdat

Sunday, September 10, 2006. *
How far can the Bush administration go? Steven Bradbury of the Justice Department recently suggested before a congressional committee that the president might have the power to order the killing of terrorist suspects inside the United States.

Government assassination squads? In America?

From the comments section:

SECTION 109 allows secret star chamber courts to issue contempt charges against any individual or corporation who refuses to incriminate themselves or others. This sections annihilate the last vestiges of the Fifth Amendment.

In 2005, Bush quietly created the National Clandestine Service, which authorizes the CIA to operate within the United States -- despite past abuses such as Operation Chaos -- and reinstituted domestic spying by the military through the Counter Intelligence Field Activity (CIFA), in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. He also created the National Security Service, putting elements of the FBI under his direct control, the closest we have had to a secret police agency in our 200-year history.

Also from the comments

another scary item just yesterday -- Symbol Susan: "Though this be madness..." -- regarding a case where the DOJ tried to get approval to forcibly medicate an incompetent woman they'd picked up for "acting like" a spy.

Weep, weep for your country then, find your firearms!

posted by Uncle $cam at 7:27 AM
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