Obama surrendered national sovereignty

by BD Pisani ♦ 29 dec 2009

Obama amended an executive order to grant full diplomatic immunity to INTERPOL on American soil:


On December 17, 2009, Obama signed an Executive Order, "Amending Executive Order 12425." With the stroke of a pen, he granted INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) full diplomatic immunity, normally reserved for foreign embassies and select other organizations as set forth in the United States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.

At the time, I asked my local LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) chums about the impacts Obama's latest stealth move would have on the United States. They were flummoxed and quite frankly not aware of the deed. But it just occurred and that was then -- they know now.

New media doing state-run media's job

Thanks to the commendable end-of-year efforts by Steve Schippert and Clyde Middleton at ThreatsWatch.org, we now have a better understanding of the amendment's unsettling implications.

Obama's amended Executive Order is posted (for now) on the White House Web site.

Schippert and Middleton found that Obama, by removing language from President Reagan's 1983 Executive Order 12425, allowed"INTERPOL physical locations and records are now immune from U.S. legal or investigative authorities." INTERPOL to openly operate on American soil -- beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI. INTERPOL is now also immune from FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) requests.

Bob Owens at Pajamas Media concurs. Obama's order removed protections placed upon INTERPOL by President Reagan in 1983. Obama's order gives the group the authority to avoid Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests -- which means this foreign law enforcement organization can operate free of an important safeguard against governmental abuse.

Owens added that "Property and Assets," including the organization's records, cannot be searched or seized. INTERPOL physical locations and records are now immune from U.S. legal or investigative authorities.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

It is of critical importance to note that INTERPOL is now elevated above governance by the Constitution of the United States. This is of great concern to many political analysts, given Obama's extreme radical past and the fact that he is the most radically leftist president in the nation's history. Here's why they are concerned:

Obama has indicated that he is open to submitting American citizens to the whims of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Read that again and let it sink in.

Previous administrations have been very leery of signing onto agreements that would make citizens susceptible to the ICC, due to the possibility that U.S. servicemen could be dragged into war crimes show trials. Such events are obviously heavily politicized, and demands for war crimes arrests can come from any government, even those that sponsor terrorism or genocide themselves.

This ties in nicely with what Obama just did for INTERPOL. It opens the door for American soldiers to be brought up on charges as war criminals by an enemy nation, or any nation. Our military personnel could be marked for arrest and deportation by an international police agency on American soil.

ThreatsWatch conclusion

Schippert and Middleton conclude their analysis thusly:

In light of what we know and can observe of Obama, it is our logical conclusion that his amended Executive Order placing INTERPOL above the United States Constitution and beyond the legal reach of our own top law enforcement is a precursor to more damaging moves.

Prerequisite conditions regarding the Iraq withdrawal and the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility closure will continue their course. Meanwhile, Obama's next move is likely an attempt to dissolve the agreements made between President Bush and other states preventing them from turning over American military forces to the ICC (via INTERPOL) for war crimes or any other prosecutions.

When the paths on the road map converge -- Iraq withdrawal, Guantanamo closure, perceived American image improved internationally, and an empowered INTERPOL in the United States -- it is probable that Obama will once again make America a signatory to the International Criminal Court. This will surrender American sovereignty to an international body whose INTERPOL enforcement arm has already been elevated above the Constitution and American domestic law enforcement.

And finally, a bit of disturbing irony: INTERPOL's central operations office in the United States is within our own Justice Department offices. They are American law enforcement officers working under the aegis of INTERPOL within our own Justice Department. They now operate with full diplomatic immunity and with "inviolable archives" from within our own buildings.

We must survive Obama's obsession for weakening this nation until we have the power to stop him.

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