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Is the US Getting Domestic Indefinite Military Detention for Thanksgiving?

• Mother Jones

A bipartisan group of senators is poised to force through dramatic changes to how the US government handles suspected terrorists—over the objections of the White House and Senate Democratic leadership. 

Legislative language that emerged from the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday afternoon would mandate the automatic, indefinite military detention of noncitizens apprehended in the United States who are suspected members of Al Qaeda or associated groups. The wording, which is part of a must-pass bill to fund the military, also appears to allow the indefinite military detention of citizens and legal permanent residents. The bill would also extend restrictions on transfers of detainees from Guantánamo Bay, though only for one year.


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Comment by James Eldridge
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The only president that truly did something for the American people was Andrew Jackson when he told the banksters to go f themselves. For centuries we have been told we are the greatest nation on the face of the earth, all the while we were being set up to be where we are today.

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 Words and wishes alone do not stop a growing tyranny; naked steel does.

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