On August 8, U.S. District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema denied a CIA whistleblower’s motion to dismiss for vagueness and overbreadth charges brought against him by the Obama administration charging him with disclosing to journalists the identities of CIA agents he alleges were involved in interrogating suspected “terrorists.”
A group of concerned citizens known as PANDA (People Against the National Defense Act), formed in January 2012, has organized protests nationwide against the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. PANDA Indiana has scheduled a march against the National Defense Authorization Act today to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.
On Tuesday, 10 people suspected of being al-Qaeda militants were killed by American drone strikes in Yemen according to official Yemeni media reports. Reports indicate that in separate attacks, missiles fired from Predator drones hit two cars carrying seven people in the town of Radda in southern Yemen. SABA, the state-run news agency in Yemen, claims that among those killed in the strike was Abdullah Awad al-Masri. Al-Masri, also known as Abou Osama al-Maribi is described as “one of the most dangerous elements” of al-Qaeda operating in the country. He allegedly ran a “bomb-making” facility located in the Bayda province.
On Monday lawyers representing the Obama administration filed an appeal challenging an injunction issued by a federal judge in May barring the enforcement of the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).This was likely a premature response to a ruling expected on a hearing held Tuesday to make the temporary injunction permanent.
According to reports out of Washington, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will attempt to stall the confirmation of President Obama’s nominee to fill the ambassador post to Pakistan. Reportedly, Paul will stall the process until Pakistan releases a Pakistani doctor who played a vital role in the manhunt that led to the death of Osama bin Laden.
The Army colonel presiding over the trial of five men accused of participating in the attacks of September 11, 2001 has ruled that attorneys for a consortium of media and civil liberties organizations may argue for increased transparency in the proceedings.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a leftist group that regularly smears Christian and conservative groups, has described Wade Michel Page, the alleged murderer in the Milwaukee Sikh temple shooting, as a "Neo-Nazi."
JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly video news update for August 6-12, 2012. In this weekly news update for August 6-12, 2012, JBS CEO Art Thompson discusses: how RomneyCare in Massachusetts is providing an excellent; example of how government healthcare always leads to more government control and rationing; how socializing our healthcare system is necessary for merging the United States with Mexico and Canada in a North American Union; how preliminary steps for a Communist crackdown are beginning in the BRICS nations of Brazil and South Africa; and how in spite of the War on Terror, al Qaeda is now active in Spain.
Imagine that the U.S. government had the power to scour the reams of public records and collect and collate every bit of personal information about every citizen of this country. Now imagine that any of the various intelligence and security agencies within the government could combine that data with any other information about a person that has been posted to a social media website or compiled by one of the many data aggregating companies that keep tabs on all of us.