Thus spoke media spokespersons for Wall Street's investors in profitable genocide, fans of overseas death-and-destruction specialist Hillary Clinton, and America's Darth Vadar Senator and hero of twenty-three bombing runs over Vietnamese cities, John McCain. This was jubilantly reported, with great fanfare and coverage, by CIA fed mainstream media  dwarfing coverage of all issues of importance to the citizens of the USA.
The 'law,' the spooks in media and government pimping for the powerful elite investors in WMD and the Financial Military Industrial Complex are hollering about, is a never ever used 1798 act of Congress passed against a peace seeking Quaker doctor who rather convincingly spoke to members of the French government in defense of his country, and was later elected US Senator.
Here below is the history and text of the never used and probably unconstitutional 1798 Logan Act the those demanding confrontation with Russia are enthusiastically citing, and immediately below it readers will find real laws that have been used against those who commit crimes against humanity and crime against peace cited here by your archival research peoples historian writing under the guidance of former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark.
According to the Legal Dictionary[http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Logan+Act ]:
In the late 1790s, a French trade embargo and jailing of U.S. seamen created animosity and unstable conditions between the United States and France. Logan sailed to France in the hope of presenting options to its government to improve relations with the United States and quell the growing anti-French sentiment in the United States. France responded by lifting the embargo and releasing the captives. Logan's return to the United States was marked by Republican praise and Federalist scorn. To prevent U.S. citizens from interfering with negotiations between the United States and foreign governments in the future, the Adams administration quickly introduced the bill that would become the Logan Act.
The Logan Act has remainedalmost unchanged andunusedsince its passage. The act is short and reads as follows:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
The language of the act appears to encompass almost every communication between a U.S. citizen and a foreign government considered an attempt to influence negotiations between their two countries. Because the language is so broad in scope, legal scholars and judges have suggested that the Logan Act is unconstitutional. Historically, the act has been used more as a threat to those engaged in various political activities than as a weapon for prosecution. In fact, Logan Act violations have been discussed in almost every administration without any serious attempt at enforcement, and to date there have been no convictions and only one recorded indictment.
One example of the act's use as a threat of prosecution involved the Reverend Jesse jackson. In 1984 Jackson took well-publicized trips to Cuba and Nicaragua and returned with several Cuban political prisoners seeking asylum in the United States. President Ronald Reagan stated that Jackson's activities may have violated the law, but Jackson was not pursued beyond a threat.
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