By: Sorcha Faal
Bush Outlaws All War Protest In United States
Mon Jul 23, 2007 14:34

July 19, 2007

Bush Outlaws All War Protest In United States
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

In one of his most chilling moves to date against his own citizens,
the American War Leader has issued a sweeping order this week
outlawing all forms of protest against the Iraq war.

President Bush enacted into US law an `Executive Order' on July 17th
titled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten
Stabilization Efforts in Iraq", and which says:

"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States of America, including the
International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C.
1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601
et seq.)(NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find
that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national
security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of
violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining
efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in
Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it
is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps
with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order
13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of
August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in
Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of
November 29, 2004."

According to Russian legal experts, the greatest concern to the
American people are the underlying provisions of this new law, and
which, they state, are written `so broadly' as to outlaw all forms
of protest against the war. These provisions state:

"(ii) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided
financial, material, logistical, or technical support for, or goods
or services in support of, such an act or acts of violence or any
person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant
to this order; or

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section include, but
are not limited to, (i) the making of any contribution or provision
of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any
person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant
to this order, and (ii) the receipt of any contribution or provision
of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

(c) the term "United States person" means any United States citizen,
permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the
United States or any jurisdiction within the United States
(including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to
take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out
the provisions of this order and, where appropriate, to advise the
Secretary of the Treasury in a timely manner of the measures taken."

To the subsection of this new US law, according to these legal
experts, that says "...the making of any contribution or provision
of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit...", the
insertion of the word `services' has broad, and catastrophic,
consequences for the American people in that any act deemed by their
government to be against the Iraqi war is, in fact, supporting
the `enemy' and therefore threatens the `stabilization of Iraq'.

In an even greater affront to the American people are the provisions
of a law called The Patriot Act, and that should they run afoul of
this new law they are forbidden to allow anyone to know about it,
and as we can read as reported by the Seattle Times News Service:

"The [Patriot] act also expands the use of National Security
Letters, which are a kind of warrant that the Justice Department
writes for itself, authorizing its agents to seize such things as
records of money movements, telephone calls and Internet visits.
Recipients of a National Security Letter are not allowed to tell
anyone about them, and so cannot contest them."

It is interesting to note, too, that this is not the first time that
the United States has unleashed the brutal power of their government
against its citizens to further their war aims and stifle domestic
dissent, as during the European conflict of World War I they enacted
a law called The Sedition Act of 1918 and which "...forbade
Americans to use "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive
language" about the United States government, flag, or armed forces
during war."

It is curious to note that after the enactment of this new law there
has been no protest by any of the other political leaders in the
United States, with the exception of the only Muslim member of the
United States Congress, Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison, and who
compared President Bush to the Nazi War Leader Adolph Hitler by
stating the attacks upon the World Trade Center could be likened to
the burning of the Reichstag.

Today, as the United States faces an imminent economic collapse,
while at the same time its war bill has reached the staggering
amount of $648 billion, one of the last freedoms the American people
have had to protest their leaders actions against them, and other
peoples in the World, has now been taken away from them, the freedom
to speak and write in opposition to what is being done to them.

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people
what they do not want to hear.", said the great British writer
George Orwell, but, and sadly, liberty has been lost to the once
free people of the United States who are no longer allowed to tell
their leaders, or each other, what they don't want to hear.

With this being so, the American people should, likewise,
contemplate their `new' future, and as, also, stated best by George
Orwell, "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping
on a human face - forever."

© July 19, 2007 EU and US all rights reserved.

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George W. Bush (2001-Present) EO's 13198 - 13421 (Through December 28, 2006)

* 2001: Executive Order 13199: Established the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
* 2001: Executive Order 13210: President's Commission To Strengthen Social Security
* 2001: Executive Order 13224: Blocking property and prohibiting transactions with persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism
* 2001: Executive Order 13227: President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education
* 2001: Executive Order 13233: Furthers implementation of the Presidential Records Act
* 2001: Executive Order 13237: Creation of the President's Council on Bioethics
* 2002: Executive Order 13278: President's Commission on the United States Postal Service
* 2003: Executive Order 13292: Further amendment to Executive Order 12958, as amended, classified national security information
* 2003: Executive Order 13303: Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and certain other property in which Iraq has an interest
* 2004: Executive Order 13326: President's Commission on implementation of United States space exploration policy
* 2005: Executive Order 13388: Further strengthening the sharing of terrorism Information to protect Americans
* 2006: Executive Order 13395: Designating the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a public international organization entitled to enjoy certain privileges, exemptions, and immunities
* 2006: Executive Order 13396: Blocking property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire
* 2006: Executive Order 13397: Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security with respect to faith-based and community initiatives
* 2006: Executive Order 13398: National Mathematics Advisory Panel
* 2006: Executive Order 13406: Limits the Federal Government's use of eminent domain to situations in which the seizure is for public use, with just compensation, and is intended to benefit the general public, excluding certain specific instances 



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