Should Our Government Detain Itself Under the NDAA?
Should our federal government detain itself indefinitely? Certainly they meet the definition of who is covered under the indefinite detention provision from section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
(b) COVERED PERSONS.—A covered person under this section
is any person as follows:
(1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided
the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001,
or harbored those responsible for those attacks.
(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported
al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or ..........
It is well known that the so-called "Syrian Free Army" fills its ranks with al-Qaeda. The Libyan rebels who overthrew Gaddafi were also partially composed of al-Qaeda operatives. Our government has given substantial support to al-Qaeda in both nations.
In a sense Al-Qaeda has always been a creature of the United States and the West. It got its start as a conglomeration of jihadist groups in Afghanistan. Rather than a pre-existing and singular entity, it is more like a loose collection of various Sunni Jihadi groups that accepted U.S. aide in Afghanistan back in the 1980s. We gave them material assistance in fighting the Russians. And it seems we are still giving them such assistance now. 9-11 appears to have been a case of a faction from Al-Qaeda turning on its American allies and pay masters when it realized that we did not just mean to help them chase out the Russian occupiers, but meant to replace them as occupiers.
The American government is now providing material assistance to Al-Qaeda fighters from across the middle east. I reported on this earlier in the article "The good Al-Qaeda". For some reason, the elites in our government want Sunni Islam to prevail against Shia Islam. Why would they want to unify Islam? They would not do so if they didn't believe they could control it with the help of their Saudi friends. That's a bad bet. By unifying Islam instead of letting them go at each other as they have done for centuries, our state department puts the west in greater danger.
The fact that our government is funding Al-Qaeda makes it even more surreal and ludicrous that they would use Al-Qaeda as an excuse to violate our God-given rights as spelled out in the Constitution. Yet that is exactly what they are doing. The NDAA is an attempted de-facto repeal of the U.S. Constitution, as I explain here, here, and in particular here.
If our government really wanted to keep us safer from Al-Qaeda, instead of passing laws taking away our freedoms, perhaps they could simply quit funding and providing material assistance to these Islamofascists. But of course, in a Machiavellian way it makes perfect sense for our ruling class to create a monster which they can then point to and say "we have to take your wealth and freedom to protect you from this monster." I predict the oppression codified in the NDAA will rarely be used against Al-Qaeda, but rather be used to tamp down on legitimate political dissent by citizens of this nation, be they Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, or anyone in between.