by Scott Creighton
We have come full circle with 9/11 folks.
We “conspiracy theorists” may have seemed like “tin foil hat nutters” back in the day when we claimed that al Qaeda and it’s affiliated offshoots were really working for the establishment, but those days are long behind us as we enter the Brave New World where al Qaeda-linked terrorists can have their opinions published in one of the most establishment rags in the country: the Washington Post.
I seem to recall a law that was passed not that long ago which stated something to the tune of “any American citizen who provides aid and comfort to al Qaeda or an al Qaeda related group can be detained indefinitely, without trial, until the end of the conflict”
Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that bit of legislation can be found in the NDAA 2012.
(f) Extension to United States Citizens and Lawful Resident Aliens.–The authority of the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons under this section extends to citizens of the United States and lawful resident aliens of the United States, except to the extent prohibited by the Constitution of the United States. source
Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky and a number of other journalists filed suit against the Obama administration back in 2012 right after the NDAA legislation was signed into law. They won their preliminary case against the unconstitutional authority but were thwarted by the Second Court of Appeals and since the Supreme Court refused to hear their case, that last ruling still stands.
Hedges v. Obama[note 1] is a lawsuit filed January 13, 2012 against the Obama Administration and Members of the U.S. Congress by a group including former New York Times reporter and current Truthdig columnist Christopher Hedges challenging the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) which permits the U.S. government to indefinitely detain people “who are part of or substantially support Al Qaeda, the Taliban or associated forces engaged in hostilities against the United States”.
Now, with that in mind, let’s have a look at the treason of the Washington Post while keeping in mind something else that happened just the other day in the Senate. There are no such things as coincidences in politics anymore.