Cannabis now Top Cash Crop in US
Output in the US has grown tenfold in the last 25 years, partly prompted by tougher border controls after 9/11.
Source: Guardian Online.
"The thrust of it seems to be about giving the federal government a far stronger hand in coordinating responses to Katrina-like disasters.The new law "represents an unprecedented shift in authority from governors . . .to the federal government.”
But on closer inspection, its language also alters the two-centuries-old Insurrection Act, which Congress passed in 1807 to limit the president’s power to deploy troops within the United States.
That law has long allowed the president to mobilize troops only “to suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.”
But the amended law takes the cuffs off.
Specifically, the new language adds “natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident” to the list of conditions permitting the President to take over local authority — particularly “if domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order.”
Since the administration broadened what constitutes “conspiracy” in its definition of enemy combatants — anyone who “has purposely and materially supported hostilities against the United States,” in the language of the Military Commissions Act (PL 109-366) — critics say it’s a formula for executive branch mischief."
Watch closely for signs that Israel wants the troops moved from Iraq to Iran. Once that happens we can end the question of who wags the tail of the US dog. Prepare for another false flag attack since US citizens can't muster any enthusiasm for the war in Iraq, nor a new one in Iran. They can only justify another war with another false flag. Since WW II, false flags have been the mechanism for feeding the military industrial complex.
Just follow the money.
stetchedmind 12.09.06 - 10:52 pm
Don't trust Baker and the "old guard". ISG is a smoke screen to buy time while "they" set up the "emergency" which will necessitate martial law.
Remember - the current obession with Betrayal.
Yes, Its This Serious 12.09.06 - 9:29 pm
"But Ice [Immigration and Customs Executive] and its allies in the DoJ were covering up their actions, helped by the US media - aside from the Dallas Morning News, not one major newspaper or TV network has covered the story."A story of the 'House of Death', mass graves, quicklime to dissolve the flesh of victims, 'carne asada' (barbecue) code for 'execution', drug dealing, spies, betrayal and "cover-up stretching from the wild Texas borderland to top Washington officials close to President Bush". (see Observer story)
"'If Congress and the media start to look at this properly, they will be horrified,' Sandy Gonzalez says. 'It needs a special prosecutor, as with the case of Valerie Plame [the CIA agent whose name was leaked to the media when her diplomat husband criticised Bush over Iraq's missing weapons of mass destruction]. But Valerie is a nice-looking white person and the victims here are brown. Nobody gives a shit.'"