Saturday, February 24, 2007

Is the AG's purge setting the stage for martial law?

No competency goes unpunished in the Bush administration. Yet another US Attorney with an exemplary record has been fired by the White House. Sources confirm that Michigan's U.S. attorney Margaret Chiara, is the 8th victim in the ongoing upheaval of our federal courts. USAG Gonzales continues to insist the terminations are performance based -- well except for Karl Rove's friend -- and not a political witchhunt, but even Captain Ed isn't buying that excuse when their evals were consistently good prior to their termination. The real reasons seem rather clear.
Nearly all of the dismissed prosecutors had positive job reviews, but many had run into political trouble with Washington over immigration, capital punishment or other issues, according to prosecutors and others. At least four also were presiding over high-profile public corruption investigations when they were dismissed.
The terminated AGs are being replaced with White House loyalists who are long on political connections but short on legal experience. Worse yet they are being appointed to indefinite terms without having to be confirmed by the Senate, which was the customary manner in which replacements would be made. This little trick was made possible by a sneaky little provision slipped into the reauthorization of the Patriot Act by the White House at the last minute.

You remember the Patriot Act, that 342 page set of new rules that was purportedly passed to allow the government to circumvent our civil rights in order to "protect" us against terrorists. Can anyone figure out how exactly this provision is aiding in that mission?

This is clearly not a performance based housecleaning -- it's an ideological purge. Wiser minds than mine are speculating this has something to do with the death penalty. But taken together with another recent "dead of night" provision slipped into a defense bill by the White House effectively negating posse comitatus, I think it gives the warnings of myself and others about the danger of an impending police state a whole lot more creedence.
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Blogger nolocontendere said...

I think the fascists know full well how the american people will feel about creating a region wide war in the middle east and are prepping to respond to the outrage. They also understand the inevitable blowback , with gas prices, food availability and the economy all shot to hell when the missiles fly. They want to be as protected as possible with toadies placed in important places.

1:45:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That's my take Nolo and I've been saying it since 04. I notice I'm getting a lot less tin foil in the mail lately as more people see the clues emerging that it's such a wild theory.

Add to everything I've said, the contract for the "emergency immigration detention centers" and ask yourself if that jibes with the administration's stated policy on immigration. They want to legalize the illegals so why then do they need those centers except perhaps for political dissenters?

The more I put the pieces together the uglier the big picture gets.

10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, we have blanket persecutions of those who do not hold the party line, we have the Patriot Act under the guise of protecting us from terrorists but has, instead been used more often against our own citizens. We are now going to build an iron cutain, excuse me, a wall on our southern border, we have wire taps withot court orders = no probable cause, we have all these nanny laws such as helmets and seat belts, we have tighening gun control laws being pushed. I can't help but get the creepy feeling that Josef Stalin might be alive and well and in our White House. You can call me a conspiracy theorist but is anyone else out there paying attention?

12:55:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

You don't have to convince me Rocky. I haven't taken off my tinfoil hat since 2004. I'm nearly convinced Bush is not going to give up his office in 08.

But I think more people are putting the pieces together except just us so maybe we get him to resign or something before then.

8:18:00 AM  

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