S.3081 - Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010

A bill to provide for the interrogation and detention of enemy belligerents who commit hostile acts against the United States, to establish certain limitations on the prosecution of such belligerents for such acts, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to provide for the interrogation and detention of enemy belligerents who commit hostile acts against the United States, to establish certain limitations on the prosecution of such belligerents for such acts, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Enemy Belligerent, Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Short: Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 as introduced.

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  • d3hartm2 04/05/2010 12:24pm

    While I do fear that the political climate in D.C. could very well lead to the passage of this bill, I am not disheartened. The reaction I have heard to this proposed bill is so universally negative, from all sides of the political spectrum, that I simply don’t believe Americans would tolerate it. I hope that everyone will join me in saying that ANYONE who votes in favor of this should not be reelected, whenever their term is up. It wouldn’t matter to me how much I generally agreed with the politician in question – this issue would trump all.

  • Pete6176 04/22/2010 2:07pm

    There is no way that a bunch of criminals hiding in caves half a world away could take on the United States and most of the “free” world in open combat. In order to fight a war on so many continents and with so many fronts you would have to have a major State sponsor! Can you Imagine the resupply logistical nightmare that these terrorists would have in order to field an army and fight a war like the one in Afghanistan? How could they hide the flow of money, food, medical supplies and munitions? This is not a war on terror, it is a war on freedom! The great war hero John McCain becomes the Benedict Arnold of our time. This Bill shows how much they fear the people as they plot against our Constitution and our balances of power, whose final resting place is with the collective indignation of the citizens.

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    WalterBrownJr 04/25/2010 2:19am

    Not really. To be a traitor you would have to betray a trust. The United States is already under Geneva Convention’s provisions for enemy combatant treatment, which specifies the same treatment that the bill specifies. Dont like it, that’s OK. The answer is to petition your congressmen to remove the United States as a signatory to the Geneva Convention.

  • ontoiran 04/22/2010 5:07pm

    Whoever goes along with this is a TRAITOR to his or her oath and to this COUNTRY and it’s people and should be dealt with accordingly

  • WalterBrownJr 04/25/2010 2:16am

    The United States is a signatory to the Genveva Convention, treaties are considered the law of the land, per the united states constitution. All of these provisions have been established already in the Geneva Convention. The bill is a response to the bungled handling of the 2009 Christmas Day bomber’ attack. In general it ensures that we treat people that commit acts of war against us as combatants and interrogate them.

  • dockilldare 05/08/2010 6:18am

    i guess i just misunderstood that whole first amendment thing and our god given right to free speech and the ability to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. if we take a look at that pesky bill of rights thingy lets see what it says:
    Amendment I

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    personally i prefer the ideals of some other American statesmen.

    “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemyā€¯ James Madison

    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”
    Patrick Henry

    “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.” Thomas Jefferson

    any questions

  • pointus 05/13/2010 10:02am

    Glenn Greenwald has a great article talking about the government’s trend toward stripping us of (what remains of) our Constitutional rights: http://bit.ly/9KpW0r

  • jslsingleton 05/14/2010 5:57pm

    That such a bill, even one so terribly misguided and blatantly against our Constitution as this travesty of law, could be introduced is no great surprise: we have been given no promise of greater immunity from fools and would-be tyrants than any earlier decade or generation.

    That the sponsor and co-sponsor are, respectively, the narrow losers of previous races for the Presidency and the Vice-Presidency should merely make us happy that neither of these two men attained positions of command in such desperate times.

  • Ruteekatreya 05/16/2010 9:14am

    I thought the republicans were supposed to be against President Obama having unlimited powers.

    And Terrorists are civilian saboteurs according to the Geneva Convention. That actually gives them even more rights then PoWs.

    It’s not like any of this stuff is new.

  • steveandbrit 05/16/2010 3:42pm

    To quote the Great PZ on this issue:
    “If this bill passes, may I suggest that, since it does undermine the rule of law and does great damage to the republic, that the first persons charged under its provisions be the despicable McCain and Lieberman? Won’t they be surprised!

    Of course, since we do respect the rule of law, I suggest that everyone write to their congresspeople and tell them that you oppose this bill."

    I wholeheartedly agree!

  • lovepirate 05/28/2010 2:18pm
    How could McCain even CONSIDER such legislation, let alone co-author/sponsor and put his name on it after having spent ALL that time at the “Hanoi Hilton” being tortured as a P.O.W.?? And, after the Nazi holocaust of World War II, how can ANY JEW, especially U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman co-sponsor such an egregious violation of the most basic of constitutionally protected human rights? I DON’T GET IT?!! Where’s the fucking useless “mainstream media” on this, and WHY AREN’T THEY SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER along with the patriotic people that have posted to this page?? I’m just wondering what kind of “false flag”, CIA cooked up ‘terrorist act’ they have cooked up for us this summer. Or should I say Zbigniew Brzezinski has cooked up(‘cause he ’runs’ BHO for the CFR/Tri-Laterals/Bilderbergers/Illuminati)? Whatever it is, WE KNOW IT’LL BE PHONY. As phony as Al Gore and his ‘glo-ball’ warming horse shit, and that canceled CBS series, “Jericho”.

    Or was that a ‘documentary’??

  • x083 10/04/2010 6:27am

    This bill is fascist, communist, and completely 100% unamerican. John McCain is a traitor to the american people, for even having the gall to introduce this legislation.

  • fatamericanbastard 03/09/2011 12:55pm

    In case people forgot, the Patriot Act is still in effect. All this bill does is set LIMITS and DEFINITIONS that were omitted from the Patriot Act. Like it or not but any cop or government official that decides that joe schmoe might be a threat to “The Homeland” can have said joe schmoe pulled from public and placed in military custody, interrogated, and held indefinitely no matter what his background or personal beliefs happen to be, period.Please re-read both this bill and the Patriot Act and then re-think if you oppose this bill.

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    fatamericanbastard 03/09/2011 12:56pm

    Seriously if you read in the synopsis of the bill it says, "Allows the detention and interrogation of such individuals for a reasonable time after capture or coming into custody. Defines “unprivileged enemy belligerent” as an individual who:
    (1) has engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners;
    (2) has purposely and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners; or
    (3) was a part of al Qaeda at the time of capture."

    At least if this bill passes we will have reigned in some of the broad reaching power that the Patriot Act has. I know it sucks but I have only spoke the truth.


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