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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:38 AM
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WH wants to EXPAND USE OF MILITARY TRIBUNALS to include
people like YOU and ME.

""A draft Bush administration plan for special military courts seeks to expand the reach and authority of such "commissions" to include trials, for the first time, of people who are not members of al-Qaeda or the Taliban and are not directly involved in acts of international terrorism, according to officials familiar with the proposal.

http://www.civilrights.org/issues/cj/details.cfm?id=459...
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:39 AM
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1. And Haliburton is building prison camps in the US desert.
That's already been posted here a few times. So they'll have someplace to put us too.

Their vision of the future is looking mighty dark.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:55 AM
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2. Does this seem to be a bit unconstitutional to anybody else?
Not that it seems to matter much anymore.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:56 AM
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3. The constitution is over until some political power
decides to defend it.
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Jensen Donating Member (866 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:20 AM
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11. OR "WE THE PEOPLE " are on the street demanding of "OUR"
congress critters to stop this madness!! :nuke:
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:59 AM
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4. It's a broadening of martial law.
Now if they can just get rid of that obstructive Posse Commitatis stuff, Rumsfeld will have his department right where he has always wanted it.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:00 AM
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5. a bit?
Impeach Bush or else!
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:30 AM
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6. When you combine stories like this one with
with stories like the whole gigantic mess that is Cofer Blacks' private army of mercenaries, BLACKWATER, you got a recipe for UGLY. There was a great 6 part series recently in the Virginian Pilot all about these thugs. It is bad, bad, bad news.
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:32 AM
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7. Do you have a link to that story?
Sounds like some interesting, if scary reading.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:36 AM
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9. Try this
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:38 AM by malaise
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1670901/posts
Sorry to use this link but they have the story

change link
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QuettaKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:31 AM
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15. better link direct to article
It is VERY scary stuff. They are accountable to NO ONE.

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=10...

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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:49 AM
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16. Thanks, looks like interesting, but scary reading
Mercs on the streets of America, what have we come to :banghead:
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converted_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:33 AM
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17. Jesus, that's a scary read.... n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:35 AM
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8. Yes the US is
a ticking time bomb.
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converted_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:40 AM
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10. Wow.. It's scary to even think about what their plans could be with
something like this..
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:22 AM
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12. Let's hope there are still enough sane members of Congress to stop this.
If they vote to implement Bush's crazy plan for dictatorship...we need to take them out of office...Repubs and Dems alike. It's Congress' job to write bills, not the executive wing.
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lisby Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:24 AM
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13. And the very fact that no one believes this could be possible
is what will give them the advantage to carry this out.

Lisby
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:27 AM
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14. That's not all. The Secretary of Defense gets to decide, on a whim,
what crimes fall under the jurisdiction of his military tribunals. At least that's how I understood the article I read yesterday.
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