A single federal appellate judge lifted an injunction placed on the indefinite detention clause of the National Defense Authorization Act by a lower federal judge, while a tribunal is put together to examine the issue. Despite the president’s claimed opposition to the clause, he has his Justice and Homeland Security Departments pushing hard to reauthorize the arrest and detention without due process. The co-council for the Hedges v Obama case that brought about the original injunction believes this is because the government is already planning on using the clause to detain Muslim protesters in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on American embassies.
A Department of Homeland Security bulletin was issued Friday claiming that the riots are likely to come to the US and saying that DHS is looking for the Islamic leaders of these likely riots. It is my view that this is why the government wants to reopen the NDAA — so it has a tool to round up would-be Islamic protesters before they can launch any protest, violent or otherwise. Right now there are no legal tools to arrest would-be protesters. The NDAA would give the government such power. Since the request to vacate the injunction only comes about on the day of the riots, and following the DHS bulletin, it seems to me that the two are connected. The government wants to reopen the NDAA injunction so that they can use it to block protests.
That’s one reason…another could be the would-be aristocrats that infest the two major parties are scenting the People are none too pleased with their abuse of power and want to position themselves to protect their power and prestige. After all, when politicians and police bandy about the word “terrorism” for everything from drug use to free speech, can you trust their motives?