SNEAKY… And where is Congress?  Where are the members of the Senate Select Intelligence committee?  Or the House Intelligence Committee? Did they know about this?  And if they didn’t, why didn’t they?  My money is they knew it.  And so does the mainstream media.  Are they going to tell you?  Don’t count on it.

(Thanks to Larwyn the Great Aggregator for pulling together all these posts in one comprehensive collection. )

Of Executive Orders and Trojan Horses

Published in December 22nd, 2009

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.

Here is the Executive Order:

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2009

Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 12425

EXECUTIVE ORDER
– – – – – – –
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.

BARACK OBAMA

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:

http://takethatradio.com/index.php/2009/12/22/the-steve-schippert-show-december-22-2009/

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…

Update:

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?

Steve Schippert – http://takethatradio.com/index.php/2009/12/22/the-steve-schippert-show-december-22-2009/

Brutally Honest – This needs wider play

Wizbang – This needs wider play

Worth Reading – And who is Interpol? Well gosh isn’t this fun they were made up of former NAZIS!

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?

Andy McCarthy – National Review Online – Why Does Interpol Need Immunity from American Law?

Dr. Melissa Clouthier – http://www.melissaclouthier.com/2009/12/23/podcast-griffith-blue-dogs-liberals-and-president-obama-selling-out-american-security/

BizzyBlog – Lucid Links (122309, Morning)

Atlas Shrugs – Obama Throws Americans, Constitution Under the Bus: Gives Interpol Immunity

Surfing The Apocalypse – OBAMA’S DEC 17 EXECUTIVE ORDER… BE VERY AFRAID

‘Okie’ On The Lam – RED ALERT! THE OBAMA COUP IS IN FULL-ON ATTACK MODE — U.S. NOW SUBSERVIENT TO INTERPOL!

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?

The Patriot Room – Further research: INTERPOL the only police authority entity exempt from S&S under 1945 Act

GunRights4UsAll – American Sovereignty takes another shot to the head

FRATRES.TVINTERPOL in America: We await an explanation Mr. President…

Why Does Interpol Need Immunity from American Law? [Andy McCarthy]

You just can’t make up how brazen this crowd is. One week ago, President Obama quietly signed an executive order that makes an international police force immune from the restraints of American law.

Interpol is the shorthand for the International Criminal Police Organization. It was established in 1923 and operates in about 188 countries. By executive order 12425, issued in 1983, President Reagan recognized Interpol as an international organization and gave it some of the privileges and immunities customarily extended to foreign diplomats. Interpol, however, is also an active law-enforcement agency, so critical privileges and immunities (set forth in Section 2(c) of the International Organizations Immunities Act) were withheld. Specifically, Interpol’s property and assets remained subject to search and seizure, and its archived records remained subject to public scrutiny under provisions like the Freedom of Information Act. Being constrained by the Fourth Amendment, FOIA, and other limitations of the Constitution and federal law that protect the liberty and privacy of Americans is what prevents law-enforcement and its controlling government authority from becoming tyrannical.

On Wednesday, however, for no apparent reason, President Obama issued an executive order removing the Reagan limitations. That is, Interpol’s property and assets are no longer subject to search and confiscation, and its archives are now considered inviolable. This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States.

Interpol works closely with international tribunals (such as the International Criminal Court — which the United States has refused to join because of its sovereignty surrendering provisions, though top Obama officials want us in it). It also works closely with foreign courts and law-enforcement authorities (such as those in Europe that are investigating former Bush administration officials for purported war crimes — i.e., for actions taken in America’s defense).

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?

Steve Schippert has more at ThreatsWatch, here.

12/23 07:59 AMShare.

Obama Executive Order & Interpol – UPDATED

Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 12:41 PM
The_Anchoress

I’m thinking that when Steve Schippert began his blog, which he calls Threats Watch, he never thought he would be tracking a threat from his own Executive Branch and Congress.

Does that sound a bit out there? Yes, I worry that it does. But this Executive Order, which Obama quietly signed while the world was distracted by Tiger Woods and weather, sounds pretty out there, too:

December 17, 2009, The White House released an Executive Order “Amending Executive Order 12425.” It grants INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) a new level of full diplomatic immunity afforded to foreign embassies and select other “International Organizations” as set forth in the United States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.

By removing language from President Reagan’s 1983 Executive Order 12425, this international law enforcement body now operates – now operates – on American soil beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Noisy Room spells it out:

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.

Rick hopes it’s all some sort of misunderstanding.

Color me cynical. As we watch the tyrannical Harry Reid (and an apparently fully-corrupted parliamentarian) bribe, lie and bully his way to passage of a ruinous healthcare bill (with the reprehensible Mrs. Pelosi waiting to do exactly the same in the House), as we watch the elected leaders of this representative democracy try to inflict legislation upon us which can never be rescinded, I don’t think there is any misunderstanding, at all.

A few days ago, I wrote: the Democrats are conspicuously unworried about upcoming elections. Perhaps they are not worried because they know something that all the angry voters do not seem to understand: that they no longer have to give a damn; they will not have to worry about future elections; they will not have to care what anyone thinks of their governance, and they have no worries about the press, either. There are no Woodwards or Bernsteins on their horizons.

Socialism, like the Chicago fog, creeps in on little cat feet. That doesn’t make it less nefarious.

Yes, it is true that sometimes negatives must be allowed to happen, so that positives may occur. I’m trying to be philosophical about all of this, on one level. But I am not sure we’re supposed to sit around and do nothing as our nation devolves.

I have never understood why the Jews in Germany and Poland and the Netherlands simply went along with what they were told to do by the Nazis: Oh, okay, we’ll go get our yellow stars and we’ll comply with this law that we must wear them. Oh. We’ll endure public hate and discrimination. Oh, we’ll just clean up this broken glass. Oh, okay, we’ll get on these trains. Oh, yes, let us have a shower…

Civil Disobedience is a good thing, sometimes -a force for good- we learned that from the very same spoiled-brat generation that now attempts to utterly corrupt our government, and our way of life, and who want us all to just sit down and shut up, as they do it.

I know it is very difficult to get anyone interested in this Executive Order, because the dishonest Obamacare bill is dominating the day. This is part of the problem: Obama and his team have started so many fires that while one is being fought in one place, another is taking hold, elsewhere. But the thing is, the fires are all connected, and they come from the same source.

I’ve linked to it a few times, lately, but I am going to fully repost something I wrote 4 years ago, about how to recognize a coup and stop it. If it is not too late, it is very nearly too late.

Yeah, file this under “remaking America.”

UPDATE: Andy McCarthy wonders: Why Does Interpol Need Immunity from American Law?

Ed Morrissey: has more:

. . .it appears to mean that Americans who get arrested on the basis of Interpol work cannot get the type of documentation one normally would get in the discovery process, which is a remarkable reversal from Obama’s declared efforts to gain “due process” for terrorists detained at Gitmo. Does the White House intend to treat Americans worse than the terrorists we’ve captured during wartime?

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