Monday, December 28, 2009

INTERPOL now has power in US over US Law Enforcement

Did Obama exempt Interpol from same legal constraints as American law-enforcement?
By Ed Morrissey • December 23rd, 2009
Sovereignty issue?
Executive Order Amended to Immunize INTERPOL In America - Is The ICC Next?
In the dead of night on December 17, 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama placed the United States of America under the authority of the international police organization known as INTERPOL, granting the organization full immunity to operate within the United States. According to Threatswatch:
Last Thursday, December 17, 2009, The White House released anExecutive Order "Amending Executive Order 12425." It grants INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) a new levelof full diplomatic immunity afforded to foreign embassies andselect other "International Organizations" as set forth in theUnited States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.
By removing language from President Reagan's 1983 Executive Order12425, this international law enforcement body now operates - nowoperates - on American soil beyond the reach of our own top lawenforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
What, exactly does this mean? It means that INTERPOL now has thefull authority to conduct investigations and other law enforcementactivities on U.S. soil, with full immunity from U.S. laws such asthe Freedom of Information Act and with complete independence fromoversight from the FBI.
In short, a global law enforcement entity now has full law-enforcement authority in the U.S. without any check on its powerafforded by U.S. law and U.S. law enforcement agencies.A bit of background is in order here, and Hot Air provides it:
During his presidency, Ronald Reagan granted the global policeagency Interpol the status of diplomatic personnel in order toengage more constructively on international law enforcement.
In Executive Order 12425, Reagan made two exceptions to that status.
The first had to do with taxation, but the second was to make surethat Interpol had the same accountability for its actions asAmerican law enforcement — namely, they had to produce records whendemanded by courts and could not have immunity for their actions.
Barack Obama unexpectedly revoked those exceptions in a change toEO 12425 last (week)...Thus, Interpol now can conduct its operations on U.S. soil withZERO accountability to anyone in this country.
Are you beginning to understand now just what the 'end game' is onthe part of those who are currently running the U.S. Government?
Let's go a step further in fleshing out exactly what this means inpractical terms. It gets ugly...and scary. Again, from ThreatsWatch:
Section 2c of the United States International OrganizationsImmunities Act is the crucial piece.Property and assets of international organizations, whereverlocated and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unlesssuch immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. Thearchives of international organizations shall be inviolable.(Emphasis added.)
Inviolable archives means INTERPOL records are beyond US citizens'Freedom of Information Act requests and from American legal orinvestigative discovery ("unless such immunity be expresslywaived.")Property and assets being immune from search and confiscation meansprecisely that. Wherever they may be in the United States. Thiscould conceivably include human assets - Americans arrested on oursoil by INTERPOL officers.
Why would INTERPOL be arresting American citizens on our own soil,without oversight from our own law enforcement agencies? Andremember, citizens who are thusly arrested would have no legalauthority to demand full documentation from the InternationalPolice concerning the charges brought against them.
Andy McCarthy at National Review asks these crucial, soberingquestions of the secretive Obama order:Why would we elevate an international police force above Americanlaw? Why would we immunize an international police force from thelimitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, withinthe Justice Department, a repository for stashing government fileswhich, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, Americanlaw-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?
At least one answer to these questions is very clear. A coup isunderway in the United States of America, the goal of which is toestablish complete, unquestioned authority over the citizens--a'fundamental change' to the United States where citizens have nolegal recourse against an authoritarian central government.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an unconstitutional usurpation by President Obama of our constitutional rights against search and seizure w/o a warrant and right of habeus corpus. The executive order violates by delegating authority it does not have the right to delegate, thereby stripping our constitution of the fourth amendment rights of the people to be free from the government to conduct such searches. The delegation of immunity from illegal search and seizure is an illegal executive order and effectively allows the so-called government or others to exercise authoritarian control over the people. This violates the presidents oath to uphold our constitutional rights. Impeach Obama Now!

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