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Jan 5, 2010 6:38 pm

What do you folks think?  Thought it might be interesting:

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Obama Grants Interpol Immunity
In the dead of night on December 17, 2009, President Barack 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.

Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?

What exactly does this mean? It means that INTERPOL now has the full authority to conduct investigations and other law enforcement activities on U.S. Soil, with full immunity from U.S. Laws such as the Freedom of Information Act and with complete independence from oversight 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 power afforded by U.S. Law and U.S. Law enforcement agencies.

A bit of background is in order here.
During his presidency, Ronald Reagan granted the global police agency Interpol the status of diplomatic personnel in order to engage 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 sure that Interpol had the same accountability for its actions as American law enforcement — namely, they had to produce records when demanded by courts and could not have immunity for their actions. Barack Obama unexpectedly revoked those exceptions in a change to EO 12425 last (week).

Why would INTERPOL be arresting American citizens on our own soil, without oversight from our own law enforcement agencies? And remember, citizens who are thusly arrested would have no legal authority to demand full documentation from the International Police concerning the charges brought against them.

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Jan 5, 2010 7:20 pm

Bring on the New World Order. The first time some commie comes into my house sniffing around the Interpol can follow up the visit with a missing persons investigation.

  I'll give them a hint, check the back yard in the flower bed, f***ers.
Jan 5, 2010 8:05 pm

It makes someone else the bad guy when you need to "interrogate" some "bad guys".

Jan 5, 2010 8:53 pm

My issue is not so much with the Executive order, but with the inability to make up their minds. 

This appears to be something that clearly steps on our constitutional rights and flies in the face of all we hold dear (read:  our freedoms are something we hold more dearly than whether or not we torture), yet we cannot bring ourselves to torture murderers?

We let the international police agency have carte blanche to arrest our citizens, yet we are going to close Guantanamo Bay?  We are sending terrorist back to their countries so they can congregate in Yemen to plot against us?