The new military commissions act now allows our fucking government to do some serious shit. Those of you who have seen V for Vendetta, well, guess what...Creedy and his black bags are now legal in the USA (United Suppression of Americans). I'm really freaked out by this, something has to be done, and if you have any decency whatsoever, you will read every inch of what's on this page because this is the most serious thing anyone has ever posted, I am not fucking joking, this is sick and fucking scary and it's that simple, the whole bill is 38 pages, here are the three that I found scariest and here is the link to the Military Commissions Act
. This is not waiting to be voted on, it has fucking passed
SEC. 2. CONSTRUCTION OF PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH
The authority to establish military commissions under chapter
47A of title 10, United States Code, as added by section 3(a),
may not be construed to alter or limit the authority of the President
under the Constitution of the United States and laws of the United
States to establish military commissions for areas declared to be
under martial law or in occupied territories should circumstances
‘‘§ 948b. Military commissions generally
‘‘(a) PURPOSE.—This chapter establishes procedures governing
the use of military commissions to try alien unlawful enemy combatants
engaged in hostilities against the United States for violations
of the law of war and other offenses triable by military commission.
‘‘(b) AUTHORITY FOR MILITARY COMMISSIONS UNDER THIS
CHAPTER.—The President is authorized to establish military
commissions under this chapter for offenses triable by military
commission as provided in this chapter.
‘‘§ 948c. Persons subject to military commissions
‘‘Any alien unlawful enemy combatant is subject to trial by
military commission under this chapter.
‘‘§ 948a. Definitions
‘‘In this chapter:
‘‘(1) UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT.—(A) The term ‘unlawful
enemy combatant’ means—
‘‘(i) a person who has engaged in hostilities or who
has purposefully and materially supported hostilities
against the United States or its co-belligerents who is
not a lawful enemy combatant (including a person who
is part of the Taliban, al Qaeda, or associated forces);
‘‘(ii) a person who, before, on, or after the date of
the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006,
has been determined to be an unlawful enemy combatant
by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent
tribunal established under the authority of the
President or the Secretary of Defense.
‘‘(B) CO-BELLIGERENT.—In this paragraph, the term ‘cobelligerent’,
with respect to the United States, means any State
or armed force joining and directly engaged with the United
States in hostilities or directly supporting hostilities against
a common enemy.
SEC. 5. TREATY OBLIGATIONS NOT ESTABLISHING GROUNDS FOR CERTAIN
(a) IN GENERAL.—No person may invoke the Geneva Conventions
or any protocols thereto in any habeas corpus or other civil
action or proceeding to which the United States, or a current
or former officer, employee, member of the Armed Forces, or other
agent of the United States is a party as a source of rights in
any court of the United States or its States or territories.
SEC. 6. IMPLEMENTATION OF TREATY OBLIGATIONS
(3) INTERPRETATION BY THE PRESIDENT.—
(A) As provided by the Constitution and by this section,
the President has the authority for the United States to
interpret the meaning and application of the Geneva
Conventions and to promulgate higher standards and
administrative regulations for violations of treaty obligations
which are not grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions.
(B) The President shall issue interpretations described
by subparagraph (A) by Executive Order published in the
(C) Any Executive Order published under this paragraph
shall be authoritative (except as to grave breaches
of common Article 3) as a matter of United States law,
in the same manner as other administrative regulations.
(D) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect
the constitutional functions and responsibilities of Congress
and the judicial branch of the United States.
SEC. 7. HABEAS CORPUS MATTERS.
‘‘(e)(1) No court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to
hear or consider an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed
by or on behalf of an alien detained by the United States who
has been determined by the United States to have been properly
detained as an enemy combatant or is awaiting such determination.
‘‘(2) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3) of section
1005(e) of the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 (10 U.S.C. 801
note), no court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear
or consider any other action against the United States or its agents
relating to any aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial,
or conditions of confinement of an alien who is or was detained
by the United States and has been determined by the United
States to have been properly detained as an enemy combatant
or is awaiting such determination.’’.
‘‘SUBCHAPTER VI—POST-TRIAL PROCEDURE AND REVIEW
OF MILITARY COMMISSIONS
‘‘§ 950i. Execution of sentence; procedures for execution of
sentence of death
‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Defense is authorized to
carry out a sentence imposed by a military commission under this
chapter in accordance with such procedures as the Secretary may
‘‘(b) EXECUTION OF SENTENCE OF DEATH ONLY UPON APPROVAL
BY THE PRESIDENT.—If the sentence of a military commission under
this chapter extends to death, that part of the sentence providing
for death may not be executed until approved by the President.
In such a case, the President may commute, remit, or suspend
the sentence, or any part thereof, as he sees fit.
‘‘(c) EXECUTION OF SENTENCE OF DEATH ONLY UPON FINAL
JUDGMENT OF LEGALITY OF PROCEEDINGS.—(1) If the sentence of
a military commission under this chapter extends to death, the
sentence may not be executed until there is a final judgment as
to the legality of the proceedings (and with respect to death,
approval under subsection (b)).