The Decider

Even Time Magazine recognizes “An Administration’s Epic Collapse” and “America’s Broken Down Army” (Time)

Bush’s speech on September 6, 2006 amounted to a public confession to criminal violations of the 1996 War Crimes Act. He implicitly admitted authorizing disappearances, extrajudicial imprisonment, torture, transporting prisoners between countries and denying the International Committee of the Red Cross access to prisoners. These are all serious violations of the Geneva Conventions. The War Crimes Act makes grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and all violations of Common Article 3 punishable by fines, imprisonment or, if death results to the victim, the death penalty. (Uruknet)

Tony Snow accuses Congress of “protecting Iran” (Think Progress)

NY Post calls those who oppose ‘the Surge’ TREASONOUS! (Editor & Publisher)

Congressman calls for war critics to be HUNG! (Fairbanks Alaska News-Miner)

737 military bases = global empire (Alternet)

Bush made declaring martial law easier (NYTimes)

New “presidential” directive gives Bush dictatorial powers (Alex Jones)

EXCERPT: The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive , signed on May 9, 2007 declares that in the event of a “catastrophic event”, George W. Bush can become what is best described as “a dictator”:
“The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government.”
This directive, completely unnoticed by the media, and given no scrutiny by Congress, literally gives the White House unprecedented dictatorial power over the government and the country, bypassing the US Congress and obliterating the separation of powers. The directive also placed the Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of domestic “security”.”

[Full text is at the link] A critical analysis on the directive can be found here. 

Fascist America in 10 easy steps (Guardian, UK): 1) invoke a terrifying internal external enemy, 2) create a gulag, 3) develop a thug caste, 4) set up an internal surveillance system, 5) harass citizen’s groups, 6) engage in arbitrary detention and release, 7) target key individuals, 8: control the press, 9) dissent equals treason, 10) suspend the rule of law

Over TWENTY SIX THOUSAND illegal aliens being held in prisons, sometimes in tents, without access to family or lawyers, or plans to deport them (Breitbart.com). This is the slow crawl of fascism… first they came for the illegal immigrants?

If you haven’t seen it yet: The Fourteen Points of Fascism video (Bushflash)

The Pentagon’s Power to Arrest, Torture and Execute Americans (Lew Rockwell blog)

National ID Card rules unveiled (Wired)

Flashback article from 2005: How Real ID Will Affect You (note to those interested in elections, Ron Paul voted against the Real ID Act)

Military Commissions Acts, which repealed habeus corpus among other things, is headed to the Supreme Court for review. (Atlantic Free Press)

Some of America’s most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran (Times, UK)

Despite the Bush administration’s insistence it has no plans to go to war with Iran, a Pentagon panel has been created to plan a bombing attack that could be implemented within 24 hours of getting the go-ahead from President George W. Bush, The New Yorker magazine reported in its latest issue. (Reuters)

Bush paves the way for martial law (Revolutionary Communist Party of the US)

Not a Joke: Department of Homeland Security setting up new headquarters in former insane asylum (UPI)

Bush’s Shadow Army (The Nation)

The Late Great American Nation (Rutherford Institute)

The Last Days of Constitutional Rule (Antiwar.com)

More than 1 million pages of historical government documents — a stack taller than the U.S. Capitol — have been removed from public view since the September 2001 terror attacks, according to records obtained by the Associated Press. Some of the papers are more than a century old (USA Today)

America’s Perpetual Nuclear War (Uruknet, CommonDreams)

Pentagon plans cyber-insect army (BBC)

FBI illegally interrogates peace activists after arrest (IndyBay)


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