The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
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AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL
AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO
ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Any legal eagles really know what this is about? I have read some ominous things about this on the net. What is Barry Soeterro’s motivation here and the impact of this amendment?
I am concerned it might be real news because why? Because a news search shows near nothing mentioned so its obviously something not important to disseminate by the lame stream Obama media machine.
A summary from an article in Philly Conservative Examiner:
What does this mean? It means that we have an international police force authorized to act within the United States that is no longer subject to 4th Amendment Search and Seizure. The “property and assets of [INTERPOL], wherever located and by whomsoever held, shall be immune from search, unless such immunity be expressly waived, and from confiscation.”
INTERPOL, an international criminal police organization, is now poised to reside above the United States Constitution – in a place of sanctity beyond our FBI, CIA, DIA, and all other criminal investigatory domestic organizations.
President Obama has just placed our Constitutional rights under international law.
What I’ve learned about the left is pay attention to what they don’t say or promote as much as the distractions and propaganda they spew. If they are quiet about something, you better pay attention.
This now says that Interpol is no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Their premises or staff can no longer be searched either. Their files are not subject to legal subpoena or discovery. Our government could just hand documents and files over to Interpol and Americans would no longer have access to them. Interpol can legally keep files now on all citizens of the US with no right to redress.
In reality, we have just handed over our sovereignty. Interpol headquarters in the US is currently headquartered in the Department of Justice. A ‘separate’ Interpol agency has been created in the DOJ – let that sink in for a moment. Interpol has been granted diplomatic immunity now by Obama – they have exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, US taxes and immunity from FOIA requests, etc. This action could also be used to divulge American military secrets and a whole host of horrific practices having to do with going after our military. It’s the road to internationalism on steroids.
Now for another scenario.
Here’s an entity–residing in the Department of Justice–to which files, executive branch information, in short, any information that the President does not want Congress or the press to see–where “inconvenient” info can be dumped that’s beyond the power of most to bring to the light of day.
The government has plans which some might see as unconstitutional? Drop the file off at Interpol and–voila!–it’s no longer a problem for congressional subpoenas.
That takes care of any changes in Congressional make-up that might come about due to the 2010 tsunami that’s building off-shore right now.
If this immunity was so important why wasn’t it extended a long time ago? Or is this about diplomatic immunity for Barry Soeterro and unconstitutional shenanigans?