We’re all enemy combatants now

Posted on November 30, 2011 by

I interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you the following news:

Senate Passes Bill Allowing Indefinite Detention of Americans … Considers Bill Authorizing More Torture

The Senate passed a bill today allowing indefinite detention of American citizens living within the U.S.

While some have claimed that this is incorrect, and that American citizens would be exempted from the indefinite detention within U.S. borders authorized by the Act, the Committee chairman who co-sponsored the bill – Carl Levin – stated today in Senate debate that it could apply to American citizens.

Levin cited the Supreme Court case of Hamdi which ruled that American citizens can be treated as enemy combatants:

“The Supreme Court has recently ruled there is no bar to the United States holding one of its own citizens as an enemy combatant,” said Levin. “This is the Supreme Court speaking.“

Under questioning from Rand Paul, co-sponsor John McCain said that Americans suspected of terrorism could be sent to Guantanamo.

And for all of those who claim that votes matter, please note that John McCain was the alternative to Barack Obama in the last presidential election, and they both support the goals of this legislation. Obama has only threatened to veto it because he doesn’t think it goes far enough.

And why now, you ask? To aid the Department of Homeland Security in their battle against protestors, of course. Yes, they’re going to eventually start putting these people in jail and torture them without even bothering to pretend to prosecute them for an actual crime.

The FEMA camps are now officially opened and martial law has been declared. Not that you would know it from the media’s very curious silence on the subject (here’s a rare article). And for every person who plans on celebrating them “finally clearing out the riff-raff” I have a message for you: You’re next.