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OBAMA ISSUES NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER
AMENDS COURT MARTIAL RULES!
Show Us the Changes!
On August 31, 2010, pResident Obama signed his latest Executive Order amending the “Manual for Courts-Martial.”
The White House website shows the Executive Order, but the changes that were made were not published. The cover page states they are “described in the Annex attached.”
As of yesterday, the changes were not listed on these websites: The Federal Register; Department of Defense; Library of Congress; or the JAG database.
On September 30, 2010, these new amendments will take effect.
Until the amendments are released, we will not know if these changes will affect LTC. Lakin’s lawsuit. It is certainly suspicious and beyond coincidence that these amendments are being placed into law by the very person whose credentials to be Commander in Chief are being questioned by LTC. Lakin.
There have been no changes to the Courts-Martial sections since 1984. What has changed? Why did Obama need to sign an Executive Order for these amendments to be in place within 30 days? Why now? We will see just how far Obama and his administration will go to protect his eligibility secrets, and if these changes protect him and skewer LTC. Lakin or some unknown.
Did Robert Bauer, White House Counsel and Personal Attorney to Obama, pen the new amendments? Will the changes affect and prevent other soldiers from stepping up to protect our Constitution? Was Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, responsible for these new changes? Did General David Petraeus know about these amendments before he was sent overseas? Will there be an outcry from citizens, if indeed, this new executive order will or can affect LTC. Lakin’s case? Section 2 seems to allude to this case unless there are other courts- martials also in play. How will these changes affect our troops? Will those of you who visit military blogs please keep us apprised?
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release August 31, 2010
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2010 AMENDMENTS TO THE MANUAL FOR COURTS-MARTIAL, UNITED STATES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code (Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. 801-946), and in order to prescribe amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, prescribed by Executive Order 12473 of April 13, 1984, as amended, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Parts II and IV of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, are amended as described in the Annex attached and made a part of this order.
Sec. 2. These amendments shall take effect 30 days from the date of this order.
(a) Nothing in these amendments shall be construed to make punishable any act done or omitted prior to the effective date of this order that was not punishable when done or omitted.
(b) Nothing in these amendments shall be construed to invalidate any nonjudicial punishment proceedings, restraint, investigation, referral of charges, trial in which arraignment occurred, or other action begun prior to the effective date of this order, and any such nonjudicial punishment, restraint, investigation, referral of charges, trial, or other action may proceed in the same manner and with the same effect as if these amendments had not been prescribed.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 31, 2010.
The affected Sections of the Uniform Code of Military Justice are:
Sub Chapter II. Apprehension and Restraint
Article 7. Apprehension.
Article 8. Apprehension of deserters.
Article 9. Imposition of Restraint.
Article 10. Restraint of persons charged with offenses.
Article 11. Reports and receiving of prisoners.
Article 12. Confinement with enemy prisoners prohibited.
Article 13. Punishment prohibited before trial.
Article 14. Delivery of offenders to civil authorities.
Sub Chapter IV. Court-Martial Jurisdiction
Article 16. Courts-Martial classified.
Article 17. Jurisdiction of courts-martial in general.
Article 18. Jurisdiction of general courts-martial.
Article 19. Jurisdiction of special courts-martial.
Article 20. Jurisdiction of summary courts-martial.
Article 21. Jurisdiction of courts-martial not exclusive.
Easily, I could be jumping to conclusions, but LTC. Lakin’s trial and these new amendments that are not yet published remind me of the 1930’s Soviet Show Trials and Stalin’s “Great Purge.” If you are unfamiliar with Stalin’s show trials, they were held in Moscow between 1936 and 1938 and involved a large part of the old Bolshevik guard. Stalin’s hunt was for so-called enemies of the people and their trials were theatrical and a spectacle. “Enemies” were imprisoned and brutally tortured to confess to crimes against the state. Campaigns were carried out against those who were accused of acting against the Soviet state and the politics of the Communist Party. Stalin even victimized his own officers. More can be read in the article, “And They All Confessed.”
The photo above and the one below were found by researchers a year ago. The resemblance of Nikolai Yezhov to Obama is uncanny.
Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1895. Because he was only a mere five feet tall and had a crippled leg, he was nicknamed the “Dwarf” by his comrades. He was a member of Stalin’s Secret Police, NKVD, and one of history’s real monsters. He ranks along side Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, and Mao Zedong.
According to Wiki, Nikolai Yezhov wrote a paper in 1935 “which he argued that political opposition must eventually lead to violence and terrorism; this became in part the ideological basis of the Purges. Under Yezhov, the purges reached their height, with roughly half of the Soviet political and military establishment being imprisoned or shot, along with hundreds of thousands of others, suspected of disloyalty or “wrecking.” Yezhov himself fell out of Stalin’s favour and on April 10, 1939 he was arrested and on February 4, 1940 he was shot.”
With his Executive Order is Obama defending the people and the Constitution of the United States? Does this Executive Order protect individual rights or does it protect his own? His actions will speak louder than his empty words.
Until we see the amended Courts-Martial sections, we are in the dark. Is Obama using his pen to rid himself of any military opposition? Is he like other dictators who falsely imprisoned or silenced those who opposed them?
Will these new amended changes explain LTC. Lakin’s being tazered and held at Walter Reed Hospital in the Psychiatric Ward? Will it make it a law that all those being courts-martialed will require a brain scan? Will there be a definition of political prisoner?
With Obama’s regime, we can hope and pray for the best. Yet, history is proving that anything he touches will be worse than we imagined. As Pelosi once said, “we will have to read it to know what is in it.”
H/T Do they look alike photo: http://www.inmirror.com
Executive Order 13552—2010
2010 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States 8/31/10