Wednesday, February 01, 2017
This post was sent to me by someone I trust. It is hard, though, to wrap my brain around it although I suspect it true. It simply staggers me. I do not know if a government here could get away with this but I do not put it past trump to try so I send it out for you to know. While plausible this could not happen without many many refusing to act on the most unconstitutional of orders even with the sanctioning of 9/11 law which was meant for terrorist acts NOT for political opposition. In view of the protest at an Executive Order and opposition to the trump presidency in general it would be a very difficult and an enormous task to for them to implement what is essentially murder. Still, I play it safe as I know how corrupt and malevolent this "administration" is and what the capabilities of a malignant narcissist trump might be. Nothing surprises me now!!
Yesterday, the President downgraded the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence from the National Security Council. They will now attend on an ad hoc basis. They have been effectively replaced with Steve Bannon. Bannon has no government, intelligence, or high-level military experience; his experience is leading a propaganda outlet (Breitbart News) that peddles nationalist and white nationalist viewpoints.
This would be deeply concerning in and of itself. But one of the jobs of the NSC is to oversee a secret panel that authorizes the assassination of “enemies of the United States Government” – including American citizens. These targeted killings are fully authorized by law under the Congressional military authorization act following 9/11. There is no trial, no due process, and no public record of the decision or the assassination itself.
Just to recap the absurdity: the President of the United States has appointed a known propagandist, nationalist, and white supremacist to replace the highest military advisor in the country on a council that authorizes secret, legal, targeted killings of American citizens (and others) without due process.
What You Can Do:
- Call your Senators and Congressperson this week and demand that they publicly and legislatively oppose Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon to the NSC.
- Spread the word about this news to your networks, since this is not getting a lot of coverage right now.
Please COPY AND PASTE this update as opposed to sharing the post so that it will have a greater reach.
- Post courtesy of Brad Marshland.