USSSUD: the Amerikan Fascist Imperial Gurad (Gestapo)
Are you a local city or state police officer? Well step aside your job will be taken by the USSSUD. Remember you will be under USSSUD orders now.
Patriot Act Empowers Ministry of Homeland Security Gestapo
Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire
Wednesday January 04th 2006
‹‹‹‹Our Congress critters have proposed the creation of a Ministry of
Fatherland Defense federal police force. Under H.R. 3199 (the so-called
"USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005Ĺç)—created to
"extend and modify authorities needed to combat terrorism, and for other
purposes," according to the Library of Congress—Rep. Sensenbrenner
introduced and sponsored the creation of the "United States Secret Service
Uniformed Division" (USSSUD) to be marshaled by Michael Chertoff,
secretary of DHS, all around neocon, and a member of the Federalist Society,
a reactionary cabal with members such as former Reaganite and Bechtel
favored son Edwin Meese, neocon boy wonder William Kristol, and master
funder of troglodytic political causes and CIA operative Richard Mellon Scaife.
Considering Chertoff's penchant for rounding up people willy-nilly and
incarcerating them without charge (as he did to around 750 Arabs and
Muslims in the wake of nine eleven), the fact he will be entrusted with this
spanking new federal police force should set off alarm bells. Of course, it
didn't even elicit a murmur in the ranks of the corporate media, although the
blogger Ben Frank had a few choice words. Frank comments:
Has America ever had a federal police force? No. Why do we need one now?
To protect us, or to oppress us? It sure looks as if this new police force will
have the authority to arrest anyone that gets too close to a member of
Congress. Bush says trust me, it's for your own protection. Isn't that exactly
what Hitler told Germany?
In addition to protecting fat-ass diplomats, Congress critters, and other VIPs,
the USSSUD—oh heck, that acronym is too unwieldy, so let's call this duck
what it is, an American version of the Gestapo—will go where Bush goes (in
uniforms, probably ninja black with SWAT regalia) and make sure "al-Qaeda"
doesn't get him, or for that matter make sure the streets are clean of any
traitorous protesters (who are now routinely arrested or at minimal held at bay
in "free speech zones" encircled in concertina wire).
But here's the disturbing part: Chertoff and his minions will be allowed to
commandeer your local cops under this draconian provision. "In carrying out
the functions pursuant to paragraphs (7) and (9) of subsection (a), the
Secretary of Homeland Security may utilize, with their consent, on a
reimbursable basis, the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of State
and local government."
So let's say Bush plans to traipse through your town and you send out an
email to your friends urging them to practice their one-time civil liberty under
the First Amendment of the now doormat Bill of Rights and stand on a public
street corner with signs protesting the neocon mass murder campaign in Iraq.
Of course, that very email will be scooped up by the largest intel op in the
world—the National Security Agency, now effectively Bush's personal snoop
operation—and will be forwarded to Chertoff's Gestapo and you may very
well receive a visit the day before Bush's motorcade wings through town and
due to "extraordinary protective need" you may very well be arrested "without
warrant" for an "offense against the United States," that is to say for
disagreeing with our Caesar, George W. Bush.
Sounds like the Gestapo to me, especially considering Hitler's Gestapo was
created to investigate and combat "all tendencies dangerous to the State." In
addition, the Gestapo was not subject to judicial review, same as Bush
considers himself not subject to judicial review (and in fact brags about
snooping on Americans without going before a court and obtaining a
warrant). "As long as the [Gestapo] ... carries out the will of the leadership, it
acting legally," Nazi jurist Dr. Werner Best stated. It appears AG Alberto
Gonzales has taken a page out of Hitler's playbook because the Bushites
argue that it is "inefficient" to go before a judge and a more "agile" approach
to violating and trashing the Constitution is required.
All that's missing is the Nazi version of Schutzhaft, otherwise known as
"protective custody," that is to say rounding up traitors in the middle of night
while in their bed clothes and hustling them off to concentration camps.
Hitler's Gestapo liked to extract a Schutzhaftbefehl, a document declaring that
the person snatched from his or her bed desired to be imprisoned, and this
was usually forced out of the person by beatings and torture.
And as we know, the Pentagon neocons are experts at the latter.
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New Frontiers for the Police State
A provision in the "Patriot Act" creates a new federal police force with power
violate the Bill of Rights. You might think that this cannot be true as you have
not read about it in newspapers or heard it discussed by talking heads on TV.
Go to House Report 109-333 -USA PATRIOT IMPROVEMENT AND
REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2005 and check it out for yourself. Sec. 605
"There is hereby created and established a permanent police force, to be
known as the 'United States Secret Service Uniformed Division'."
This new federal police force is "subject to the supervision of the Secretary of
The new police are empowered to "make arrests without warrant for any
offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any
felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable
grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is
committing such felony."
The new police are assigned a variety of jurisdictions, including "an event
designated under section 3056(e) of title 18 as a special event of national
"A special event of national significance" is neither defined nor does it
the presence of a "protected person" such as the president in order to trigger
it. Thus, the administration, and perhaps the police themselves, can place the
SENS designation on any event. Once a SENS designation is placed on an
event, the new federal police are empowered to keep out and to arrest people
at their discretion.
The language conveys enormous discretionary and arbitrary powers.
What is "an offense against the United States"? What are "reasonable
You can bet that the Alito/Roberts court will rule that it is whatever the
executive branch says.
The obvious purpose of the act is to prevent demonstrations at Bush/Cheney
events. However, nothing in the language limits the police powers from being
used only in this way. Like every law in the US, this law also will be
expansively interpreted and abused. It has dire implications for freedom of
association and First Amendment rights.
We can take for granted that the new federal police will be used to suppress
dissent and to break up opposition. The Brownshirts are now arming
themselves with a Gestapo.
Many naive Americans will write to me to explain that this new provision in the
reauthorization of the "Patriot Act" is necessary to protect the president and
other high officials from terrorists or from harm at the hands of angry
demonstrators: "No one else will have anything to fear." Some will accuse me
of being an alarmist, and others will say that it is unpatriotic to doubt the
Americans will write such nonsense despite the fact that the president and
foreign dignitaries are already provided superb protection by the Secret
Service. The naive will not comprehend that the president cannot be
endangered by demonstrators at SENS at which the president is not present.
For many Americans, the light refuses to turn on.
In Nazi Germany did no one but Jews have anything to fear from the
By Stalin's time Lenin and Trotsky had eliminated all members of the
"oppressor class," but that did not stop Stalin from sending millions of
"enemies of the people" to the Gulag.
It is extremely difficult to hold even local police forces accountable. Who is
going to hold accountable a federal police protected by Homeland Security
and the president?
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan
administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial
page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The
Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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