By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
I am going to add some other items I have seen on this and then repost the original post. This is an issue that our elected leaders need to address formally and soon… The Patriot Room has another post up that goes into the Interpol EO even more:
Further research: INTERPOL the only police authority entity exempt from S&S under 1945 Act
See this article for background.
Here’s an exhaustive list of every “international organization” given recognition under the United States International Organizations Immunities Act (1945). I have set to bold the entry for INTERPOL.
Notice that INTERPOL is the only entity remotely close to a law-enforcement agency. The overwhelming majority of entries can be viewed as humanitarian or trade. Notice further that only two entries have “limited privileges” – INTERPOL and the International Food Policy Research Institute. Of course, now, the IFPRI stands alone in that category.
Clyde Middleton has done a tremendous amount of research on this with Steve Schippert of ThreatsWatch.org. From Clyde:
INTERPOL is more a cooperative than an entity – police organizations around the world participate. Our own DOJ has “INTERPOL” officers. By doing this, Obama has taken a section of our own Department of Justice and placed it beyond Freedom of Information and Search & Seizure.
Is this a prelude to an international governing body with dominion over the US? The implications are incredibly broad.
It’s truly frightening.
Our recourse is to demand the Senate hold hearings on this without delay.
Two days ago I received some other leads from Nancy Jacques. Here’s her take on this and it is a good one:
Obama’s most recent move of amending Executive Order 12425 is only 1 piece of the puzzle. It’s consistent with, and appears strongly connected to the legislation, DoD Directive, Rand Corp Report, and other information delineated below (notice HR 645 was introduced right after Obama was sworn in as President):
[Section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief & Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122) [62 pages].
This Act defines the “emergency” or “natural disaster” in which HR 645 can apply.]
DoD Directive 1404.10: “DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce” dated Jan 23, 2009
H.R. 675: “TO AMEND TITLE 10, United States Code, to provide police officers, criminal investigators, and game law enforcement officers of the Department of Defense with authority to execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms.” introduced Jan 26, 2009 (in committee)
RAND Corp Report: “A Stability Police Force for the United States” 2009 (full report – heavily redacted)
It appears he’s implementing the framework – legislatively – needed to take control of the American people very soon. Even though it may appear that the use of this civilian force will be used within the U.S. to protect us, it will certainly be used against those that this administration deems a risk to the U.S. as defined in the Homeland Security report identifying right-wing, military vets, etc. as a danger to the U.S.
Update: Also from Nancy Jacques, some troubling text in each bill – and particularly DoD Directive 1404.10.
DoD Directive 1404.10: “DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce” dated Jan 23, 2009:
INFO: “The new 1404.10 cancels the prior directive of the same designation (” Emergency-Essential (E-E) DoD U.S. Citizen Civilian Employees”), which was issued in 1992 under President Clinton. The 1992 directive specifically deals with overseas deployments of civilian personnel. It does not mention terms like “restoration of order” or “stability operations”, prominently featured in the new directive.
In fact, those functions are central to the mission of President Obama’s new DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce:
Members of the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce shall be organized, trained, cleared, equipped, and ready to deploy in support of combat operations by the military; contingencies; emergency operations; humanitarian missions; disaster relief; restoration of order; drug interdiction; and stability operations of the Department of Defense in accordance with DoDD 3000.05…
The 1992 directive mentions the term “overseas” no fewer than 33 times. The 2009 directive does not mention the term “overseas” in the body of the directive even once.”
SPECIFIC TEXT in this directive (see text that I underlined):
4. POLICY. It is DoD policy to:
a. Rely on a mix of capable military members and DoD civilian employees to meet DoD global national security mission requirements. DoD civilian employees are an integral part of the Total Force. They serve in a variety of positions, provide essential capabilities and, where appropriate for civilians to do so, support mission requirements such as combat, contingencies, emergency operations; humanitarian and civic assistance activities; disaster relief; restoration of order; drug interdiction; and stability operations of the Department of Defense, herein collectively referred to as “expeditionary requirements.”
b. Identify a subset of the DoD civilian workforce as the DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce. These civilian employees are organized, ready, trained, cleared, and equipped in a manner that enhances their availability to mobilize and respond urgently to expeditionary requirements.
c. Integrate DoD civilian workforce capabilities into DoD Total Force planning processes.
H.R. 645: “National Emergency Centers Establishment Act” introduced Jan 22 2009:
SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.
(a) IN GENERAL.—In accordance with the requirements of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish not fewer than 6 national emergency centers on military installations.
(b) PURPOSE OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.—The purpose of a national emergency center shall be to use existing infrastructure —–
(4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security. [my note: “other appropriate needs” is subjective and open-ended. It could mean anything they want it to mean].
SEC. 3. DESIGNATION OF MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AS NATIONAL EMERGENCY CENTERS.
(e) TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF CLOSED MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.—If a closed military installation is designated as a national emergency center, not later than 180 days after the date of designation, the Secretary of Defense shall transfer to the Secretary of Homeland Security administrative jurisdiction over such closed military installation.
SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS. [my note: this connects H.R. 645 to 42 U.S.C. 5122, Sec 102]
In this Act, the following definitions apply:
(2) EMERGENCY.—The term ‘‘emergency’’ has the meaning given such term in section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122).
(3) MAJOR DISASTER.—The term ‘‘major disaster’’ has the meaning given such term in section102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122).
Sec 102 of 42 U.S.C. 5122 in which H.R. 645 can apply:
SEC. 102. As used in this Act—
(1) EMERGENCY.—‘‘Emergency’’ means any occasion or instance for which, in the determination of the President, Federal assistance is needed to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in any part of the United States.
(2) MAJOR DISASTER.—‘‘Major disaster’’ means any natural catastrophe (including any hurricane, tornado, storm, high water, winddriven water, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, or drought), or, regardless of cause, any fire, flood, or explosion, in any part of the United States, which in the determination of the President causes damage of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant major disaster assistance under this Act to supplement the efforts and available resources of States, local governments, and disaster relief organizations in alleviating the damage, loss, hardship, or suffering caused thereby.
H.R. 675: “TO AMEND TITLE 10, United States Code, to provide police officers, criminal investigators, and game law enforcement officers of the Department of Defense with authority to execute warrants, make arrests, and carry firearms.” introduced Jan 26, 2009:
‘(b) Persons To Have Authority- Subsection (a) applies to any law enforcement officer of the Department of Defense whose duties include–
‘(1) enforcing laws enacted for the protection of persons and property;
‘(2) preventing breaches of the peace and suppressing affrays or unlawful assemblies; [my note: definition of affray [əˈfreɪ] n (Law) Law a fight, noisy quarrel, or disturbance between two or more persons in a public place.]
‘(3) conducting, supervising, or coordinating investigations of criminal activity in programs and operations of the Department of Defense; or
‘(4) enforcing any rules or regulations with respect to Department of Defense property prescribed by duly authorized officials.
From The Rand Corporation:
Weighing all considerations, the researchers concluded that the best option would be a 6,000-person hybrid force headquartered in the U.S. Marshals Service. The personnel in reserve status could be employed in state and local police forces so they would be able to exercise police functions in a civilian population daily and could be called up as needed. The Marshals Service was deemed to have many of the requisite skills. However, its training and management capabilities would need to be expanded to take on this large mission, and it would have to recruit additional personnel as well. The annual cost, $637 million, is reasonable given the capability it buys. The cost savings in relieving military forces of these duties could be greater than required to create the SPF.
The Military Police option was attractive for a number of reasons, especially its capacity, training, and logistical capabilities, but its inability to engage in policing activities when not deployed was a major stumbling block. The Posse Comitatus Act precludes military personnel from exercising police functions in a civilian setting, and legislative relief might be difficult to get. Even if such relief were forthcoming, it is unclear where and how routine police skills might be honed.
Creation of a civilian SPF would not affect the roles that other elements of the U.S. government would play. Rather, it would complement other agencies such as the departments of Defense and State. But the SPF would provide a necessary capability, and the U.S. Army should support its creation.
And finally from AsAMom this morning:
From The Progressive: The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.
Reposted – Updated – Bumped:
Of Executive Orders and Trojan Horses
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
With Obama, always, always look at the other hand…
Yesterday, it was brought to my attention by Pierre Legrand that President Obama signed an Executive Order on December 17th that no one and I mean no one, reported on. Cue the crickets… As horrifying as the health care legislation is and I personally believe it is worthy of revolt, this Executive Order has the potential to be monstrous.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 17, 2009
Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 12425
– – – – – – –
AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL
AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO
ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.
Nudge, nudge folks… This seems a minor change but let us break it out for you as we see it. Let’s look at the section from Executive Order 12425.
Here’s the text of 2(c), which this Executive Order now has applying to Interpol:
(c) Property and assets of international organizations, wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation. The archives of international organizations shall be inviolable.
This now says that Interpol is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Their premises or staff can no longer be searched either. Their files are not subject to legal subpoena or discovery. Our government could just hand documents and files over to Interpol and Americans would no longer have access to them. Interpol can legally keep files now on all citizens of the US with no right to redress.
In reality, we have just handed over our sovereignty. Interpol headquarters in the US is currently headquartered in the Department of Justice. A ‘separate’ Interpol agency has been created in the DOJ – let that sink in for a moment. Interpol has been granted diplomatic immunity now by Obama – they have exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, US taxes and immunity from FOIA requests, etc. This action could also be used to divulge American military secrets and a whole host of horrific practices having to do with going after our military. It’s the road to internationalism on steroids.
I contend this is the foundation for an international governing and policing body. A modern day SS here in the US if you like. Remember how Obama wanted to create a civilian police force? Well, it’s here, just from a direction I never saw it coming from. I really believe you will see Interpol police forces on US soil in the near future. It will resemble the Gestapo and their intelligence gathering techniques. This police force would not be subject to our normal Constitutional oversights – remember, no search and seizure etc. You have to admire the evil genius behind all this. Just stunning.
For a great overview of all this, listen to Steve Schippert’s radio broadcast:
The Patriot Room also has a great article: Obama exempts INTERPOL from search and seizure on US lands
INTERPOL, an international criminal police organization, is now poised to reside above the United States Constitution – in a place of sanctity beyond our FBI, CIA, DIA, and all other criminal investigatory domestic organizations.
President Obama has just placed our Constitutional rights under international law.
Paul Dickopf in German Army Uniform. Interpol President in the early 1970s.
Garry Hamilton has this to say:
It is well to know who these people are, and where they’ve been. Though the expression “modern day SS” sounds like a hyperbolic metaphor, an examination of Interpol’s roots shows that it is, in fact, more literally true than that.
I was in Europe in 1973 when an expose was published, revealing that many, if not all, of the presidents of Interpol from the late 1930s or early ’40s until at least 1972 were Nazi Gestapo and SS officers. Reinhard (“The Hangman”), Heydrich (also head of Nazi SS Intelligence Service) and Gestapo chief Ernst Kaltenbrunner. By 1942 Interpol was consolidated with the Nazi Central Police, run by the Gestapo. As the Nazis invaded cities throughout Europe, police files from each were seized and evidently integrated into Interpol’s files. In 1972 the sitting Interpol President was Paul Dickopf, former Nazi SS officer (SS #337259).
The source on this? The Simon Wiesenthal Center. Simon Wiesenthal is pretty much the most famous of the post-war Nazi hunters, having impressively thorough files.
Interpol isn’t just any old bunch of thugs. They are rooted in one of the most effective and ruthless gang of thugs anywhere, ever.
If there is anything at all that can be done to nullify this Executive Order, it needs to be done soonest.
The idea of an American President enlisting the aid of both old Communists and old Nazis to bring about the fall of the United States is the stuff of rejected bad novel plots. No one would ever buy a plot that cheesy. I mean, really, would you go see a movie about a President who rose to power through voter fraud and union thuggery, and then brought in the survivors of the two most virulent enemies the country has ever had in order to deliver the knock-out punch to our culture and nation?
No, you wouldn’t. It would be the stupidest piece of modern fiction on record. It’s totally unbelievable as a story line.
Yeah, it’s really lame fiction.
It makes for even worse reality.
Interpol are not the good guys. Nothing good can come from giving them any domain at all in our country.
And Garry is so very right…
Before we let you go, I want to remind you of some of the ‘civilian army’ items that we have showcased before:
Remember, Obama did this while no one was looking and while they were distracted. No media outlet is looking into it. No one is ringing alarm bells. This is happening and it is here. The Trojan Horse of health care for all was definitely a pig with lipstick. The Interpol Executive Order is a shiny Trojan Horse that has the potential to grind America beneath Obama’s bootheel…
ThreatsWatch – Steve Schippert – Wither Sovereignty
Death By 1000 Papercuts – Obama Executive Order Cedes US Sovereignty, Citizen Rights to Interpol
The Patriot Room – Obama exempts INTERPOL from search and seizure on US lands
The Anchoress – Obama Executive Order & Interpol
Pierre Legrand – Executive Order 12425 What The Hell Is This? What Did Obama Just Do?
Brutally Honest – This needs wider play
Wizbang – This needs wider play
Pax Parabellum – Last Week When No One was Paying Attention: Guess What Obama Did?
The Lonely Conservative – Did Obama Sign Executive Order Creating DOJ Interpol Office With Immunity from Subpoena?
BizzyBlog – Lucid Links (122309, Morning)
Surfing The Apocalypse – OBAMA’S DEC 17 EXECUTIVE ORDER… BE VERY AFRAID
The Underground Conservative – Obama’s Interpol Executive Order
Mcnorman’s Weblog – POTUS Makes Another Dangerous Decision
Dara Khmer News – Obama’s Super Police
The Lonely Conservative – Obama Ceded Sovereignty to Interpol
Avid Editor’s Insights – Obama’s Super Police What 0 did is Tyranny
Ed Morrisey – Hot Air – Did Obama exempt Interpol from same legal constraints as American law-enforcement?
Public Secrets – WTF?? Obama gives Interpol powers American cops don’t have?
baldilocks – INTERPOL May Operate Freely in the US (UPDATED)
NewsBusters – Not News: Obama EO Removes Restrictions on INTERPOL
Friends of Mark Fuhrman – Did Obama exempt Interpol from same legal constraints as American law-enforcement?
New England Republican – Round up the political suspects
Infidel Blogger’s Alliance – Obama’s Super Police
Budos World – President Obama signs away more of U.S.A. Sovereignty
Stop The ACLU – Obama Sets Interpol Above US Law
Moonbattery – Obama Sets Interpol Above US Law
Pam Meister – Family Security Matters – Interpol Given Immunity in U.S. – Why?
GunRights4UsAll – American Sovereignty takes another shot to the head
The Radio Patriot – CREDIT NEW MEDIA BLOGGERS FOR SOUNDING ALARM ON OBAMA EO RE: INTERPOL
Bookworm Room – Barack Obama and Interpol
Dr. Melissa Clouthier – More On President Obama’s Executive Order
Big Dogs House – Obama Gives Away Just A Little More
Political Pistachio – Obama Signs Executive Order To Give Interpol America on a Silver Platter
Britannia Radio – Executive Order 13524
London Patriot – Obama sneaks an “Enabling Act” in under the radar.
examiner.com – U.S. placed under international police-state
Pajamas Media – Bob Owens – Obama Surrenders U.S. Sovereignty: His INTERPOL Executive Order
The Two Malcontents – Bob Owens – Obama Surrenders U.S. Sovereignty: His INTERPOL Executive Order
Beaufort Observer – Why does INTERPOL need immunity from American law?*
The Quarreyman’s Plastic Wings – International Patriot Act
Common Sense Conservative – Obama Surrenders U.S. Sovereignty: His INTERPOL Executive Order
blogs for victory – Interpol Given Extra-Territorial Rights in the United States
WorldNetDaily – Obama gives foreign cops new police powers in U.S.
NewsReal – Bob Owens: Obama Surrenders U.S. Sovereignty
AfterAmerica’s Blog – U.S. placed under international police-state
Bob McCarty Writes – Did Obama Place INTERPOL Above U.S. Law?
Michelle Malkin – The Interpol question
Plumb Bob Blog – Interpol Gets Full Diplomatic Immunity. Beware.
Barking Moonbat Early Warning System – Camp Ayers Is Only 2 Steps Away Now
The Washington Examiner – Obama gives Interpol free hand in U.S.
Jake Tapper – ABC News – Just What Did President Obama’s Executive Order regarding INTERPOL Do?
Mark Tapscott – What is Barack Obama doing? UPDATED: Why Interpol, Mr. President? (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)
RomantiPoet’s Weblog – Obama Handing U.S. Sovereignty to United Nations? The UN and Interpol: How the UN Will Gain Power. (Hat Tip: Nancy Jacques)
Canada Free Press – Obama Gives Interpol Unprecedented Liberties to Control Americans