Zero Hedge has a nice roundup of what can be considered being a potential terrorist. Since Obama has signed an Executive Order that he can detain U.S. citizens without due process, it is worth a look. Obama fights injunction against unlawful detainment of Americans. A Judge has ruled in Obama’s favor, and has re-instated it.
There have been so many anti-terrorism laws passed since 9/11 that it is hard to keep up on what kinds of things might get one on a “list” of suspected bad guys.
Zero Hedge prepared this quick checklist so you can see if you might be doing something which might get hassled.
The following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a “suspected terrorist” today:
- Questioning war (even though war reduces our national security; and see this)
- Criticizing the government’s targeting of innocent civilians with drones (although killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism. And see this)
- The rest of the good news test here at Zero Hedge with good links,
“But… It was his administration that insisted that the language be included in the bill”.
Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) told Congress recently that under the original wording of the National Defense Authorization Act, American citizens were excluded from the provision that allowed for detention. Once Obama’s officials saw the text though, says Levin, “the administration asked us to remove the language which says that US citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section.”