Sovereignty is such a quaint idea…

From Threats

Last Thursday, December 17, 2009, The White House released an Executive Order “Amending Executive Order 12425.” It grants INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization) a new level of full diplomatic immunity afforded to foreign embassies and select other “International Organizations” as set forth in the United States International Organizations Immunities Act of 1945.

By removing language from President Reagan’s 1983 Executive Order 12425, this international law enforcement body now operates – now operates – on American soil beyond the reach of our own top law enforcement arm, the FBI, and is immune from Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests. …

And from Andy McCarthy at National Review:

Interpol’s property and assets are no longer subject to search and confiscation, and its archives are now considered inviolable. This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States.

Interpol works closely with international tribunals (such as the International Criminal Court — which the United States has refused to join because of its sovereignty surrendering provisions, though top Obama officials want us in it). It also works closely with foreign courts and law-enforcement authorities (such as those in Europe that are investigating former Bush administration officials for purported war crimes — i.e., for actions taken in America’s defense).

Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?

And Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has this to say about it…

Americans who get arrested on the basis of Interpol work cannot get the type of documentation one normally would get in the discovery process, which is a remarkable reversal from Obama’s declared efforts to gain “due process” for terrorists detained at Gitmo.  Does the White House intend to treat Americans worse than the terrorists we’ve captured during wartime?

My eleven-year-old can answer that…”Duh!”

Hat tip: Baldilocks

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4 Responses to “Sovereignty is such a quaint idea…”

  1. Steve Says:


  2. curtislowe Says:

    You said it, Brother…

  3. Steve Says:

    Interpol agent: Pardon me, M’sieur, do you have a permit for that carbon-emitting device?

    Blogger: Yep, sure do, it’s called the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Interpol agent: We do not recognize such anachronistic local laws nor are we subject to them.

    Blogger: Do you recognize the laws of physics?

    Interpol agent: That has nothing to do with your illegal behavior! Hand over that device this instant or I shall be forced to take extreme measures!


    Blogger: (reloading) Say “hi” to Isaac Newton for me…

  4. Joe Adams Says:

    Just more targets.

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