President Obama issues a constitution trampling executive order declaring Syria a national emergency and outlaws reporting on terrorist rebel activities.
In perhaps the most unconstitutional power grab by the Obama administration to date the constitutional rights of Freedom of Press and Freedom of speech have now been suspended under the false premise that the “human rights violations” in Syria and Iran constitute as “national emergency”.
Perhaps even more laughable than the claim that the conflict in Syria is somehow a national emergency is the fact that the executive order directly states that excuse being used to target Iran is human rights violations are alleged to have occurred in 1981, over 31 years ago, which were supposed to have occurred when the US funded the Iraqi’s to invade Iran and was trying to instigate a revolution within Iran much like they are doing in Syria right now.
So here we have our totalitarian government setting another disastrous legal precedent by declaring a national emergency based upon something that happened 31 years ago.
In any case, using these claims the executive order goes onto outlaw any activities which could be used by the government of Syria or Iran to track the activities of terrorists conducting attacks within those nations.
That also means reporting on any such attacks and a whole slew of related activities such as giving donations and even directly or indirectly providing software or technologies that the would enable the tracking of the terrorists.
The executive order names people and organizations who are determined to be in violation of the order at the time of the signing an then goes on in Section 1) to give the United States government the ability to declare additional entities or person to be in violation of the order.
Specifically it authorizes the government to action against any who is said to have 11) a ii(A) operated, or to have directed the operation of, information and communications technology or 1) a ii (B) sold, leased, or otherwise provided, directly or indirectly, goods, services, or technology that could assist in or enable serious human rights abuses by or on behalf of the Government of Iran or the Government of Syria.
That covers a whole range of activities such as reports on the terrorist staging fake propaganda videos for CNN and news being faked by Al Jazeera.
Moreover, people running applications like the Syria Tracker which keeps tabs on reported attacks by terrorists and reported attacks by the government by the terrorist can now find themselves in the crosshairs of the US government under this new executive order.
Of course as following suit with broad language civil liberty trampling proclamations, such as the Patriot Act or the NDAA, you are also guilty if you 1) a ii(C) have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, the activities described in 1) a ii(A) or 1)a ii(B) again.
Translation, if you worked on the project like the Syria tracker watch out. If you have donated to its authors, or the company that provides the technology that runs the project, or anyone else who may be directly or indirectly involved in the project, you can be targeted.