If Bush had done this, the Left would have had a fucking grand mal seizure.
Another edict from Emperor Obama, which grants him total control over America’s communications network in the event of a “crisis”.
Via RT TV.
The White House has finally responded to criticism over US President Barack Obama’s hushed signing last week of an Executive Order that allows the government to command privately-owned communication systems and acknowledges its implications.
When Obama inked his name to the Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions Executive Order on July 6, he authorized the US Department of Homeland Security to take control of the country’s wired and wireless communications — including the Internet — in instances of emergency. The signing was accompanied with little to no acknowledgment outside of the White House, but initial reports on the order quickly caused the public to speak out over what some equated to creating an Oval Office kill switch for the Web. Now the Obama administration is addressing those complaints by calling the Executive Order a necessary implement for America’s national security.
“The [order] recognizes the creation of DHS and provides the Secretary the flexibility to organize the communications systems and functions that reside within the department as [Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano] believes will be most effective,” White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden tells the Washington Post.
Hayden insists that “The [order] does not transfer authorities between or among departments,” but the order does indeed allow the DHS to establish and implement control over even the privately owned communication systems in the country, including Internet Service Providers such as Time Warner, Verizon and Comcast, if the administration agrees that it is warranted for security’s sake.
Immediately after last week’s signing, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) said the order allowed the DHS “the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications.”
Following up with the Post this week, EPIC attorney Amie Stephanovich stands by that initial explanation, agreeing that the DHS can now “seize control of telecommunications facilities, including telephone, cellular and wireless networks, in order to prioritize government communications over private ones in an emergency.”
“The previous orders did not give DHS those authorities over private and commercial networks,” adds. Stepanovich. “That’s a new authority.”
Link to the fiat, HERE.
There are no doubt, some shit-for-brains leftwing Obama lovers who think this is a wonderful idea. Wait and see what happens if there’s ever a “crisis”–likely manufactured—while he is still in office, and Dear Leader makes it impossible for them to get on their PCs and IPads to churn out their daily spew.
Couple this tyrannical law with Janet’s preparation for civil unrest, and you have the makings of a 4th Reich police state.
- White House gives Homeland Security control of all communication systems (itmakessenseblog.com)
- Obama Gives DHS Authority To Sieze ALL US Communications (alexanderhiggins.com)