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US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America

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On January 3, 2013, the ACLU headlined "NDAA Prevents Closing Guantanamo, Could Lead to Claims of a Right to Discriminate." 

On December 31, 2012 (New Year's eve), Obama signed FY 2012 NDAA legislation. He assumed diktat authority. He's now judge, jury and executioner. 

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NDAA lets him order anyone arrested and indefinitely detained. He can do so based solely on suspicions, unfounded allegations, or none at all. US citizens are included. They can be targeted at home or abroad. There's no place to hide.

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FY 2013 NDAA repeats the same authority. Obama again signed quietly on New Year's eve. Doing so helps institutionalize greater harshness. It's fast-tracking America toward full-blown tyranny.

It targeted Guantanamo detainees. The ACLU explained, saying:

Obama signed NDAA. It "jeopardizes his ability to meet his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay during his presidency." 

It "contains a troubling provision compelling the military to accommodate the conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of all members of the armed forces without accounting for the effect an accommodation would have."

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It "restricts Obama's ability to transfer detainees for repatriation or resettlement in foreign countries or to prosecute them in federal criminal court." 

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