Obama's Secret Police

Obama's Secret Police

Americans have a long history of opposition to secret police forces, but that era may now be drawing to a close.

Barack Obama recently signed an amendment to Executive Order 12425. Obama’s amendment to Executive Order 12425 gives Interpol authorization to operate in the United States and exempts them from all U.S. laws.

Interpol’s records are exempt from FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) queries and are not even vulnerable to subpoena by a court order.

Andy McCarthy asks the right questions in Why Does Interpol Need Immunity From American Law?:

Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?

I am not really worried about European secret police working in the United States.  I can’t see German cops kicking in doors in the American suburbs, looking for traitors to the Obama regime.  To best honest, I can’t take them seriously — Americans would kill them.  The average American teenager is more than a match for the typical Eurocop.  They are simply out of their league.  As Rick said to Major Strasser in Casablanca when asked if he could imagine Germans in New York, “Well there are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.”

What I am worried about though is that these aren’t Europeans.  Interpol agents working in America are Americans.  Worse, they are Americans who are recruited and paid by the executive branch of our federal government — i.e. Barack Obama.

What Obama has done, in a very creative way, is create his own secret police force which is above all American law — even the U.S. Constitution — and shield it completely from transparency.  Not even the U.S. Congress has the authority to access the records of American Interpol agents working in the United States — following the secret orders of Barack Obama.

If that doesn’t worry you, you’re not paying attention.

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