Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial | World news | The Guardian WH OKs military detention of terrorism suspects - CBS News This has also been covered by http://drudgereport.com/ Some blogs of interest- http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/12/14/house-lawmakers-pass-defense-bill/ Sipsey Street Irregulars: It begins. Predatory regime of both parties provides citizenry with another reason to shoot first and ask questions later when a raid party comes to your home. We Have Crossed the Rubicon by Eric Peters The CLAIM by the supporters of this odious Enabling act is that they won't be going after "common criminals" and only going after those affiliated with "Al Qeefda" or whatever. Yet,we've all seen government get power directed at one specific object,and then expand it from horizon to horizon.This is what the entire problem with government has been about for at least 100 years. Even longer. By our 2nd presidency,we were having problems. I again refer to the Alien and Sedition Act and the resulting Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions. I would also like to remind readers that the REALITY is,that the Department of Homeland Stasi has on NUMEROUS occasions labeled those who's beliefs fall under the "constitution loving,God fearing,right wing" - "homegrown terrorists". So we again see the open-ended newspeak designed to counter anything but the broadest interpretation of this new government power- "or associated forces" Of course,this verbal finagling falls way short of the REALITY of this new "law"- If they can make you disappear,and not have to satisfy the 5th Amendment nor writ of habeas corpus,then they can take you for any reason and there is no challenge available to actually determine that you fall within the scope and purview of this "law". That is,unless you count a kangaroo court "military tribunal",which does not answer to the Constitution nor provide any sort of public purview where the actions of this government can be seen by all. No way to make sure the law makers AND enforcers aren't breaking the very law they are using. No check,no balance. Nada. "Shut up. You don’t get a lawyer."- Senator Lindsay Graham. Being able to arrest and detain anyone it chooses without having to answer for such actions is the absolute hallmark of a totalitarian oligarchy. Welcome to the Peoples Demokratik Socialist Nanny State of Amerika.