Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ Ad extirpanda

Acknowledging Ad extirpanda

As there can be only one vision, I, Pope Innocent IV write by Papal Bull in 1252 AD;

“When those adjudged guilty of heresy have been given up to the civil power by the bishop or his representative, or the Inquisition, the podesta or chief magistrate of the city shall take them at once, and shall, within five days at the most, execute the laws made against them.”

I, Chivington, Methodist Pastor, Colonel in the United States Volunteer Forces and leader of the Colorado Territory Militia in the year 1864, further that singular vision when I declare the heathen at Sand Creek, the Cheyenne and Arapaho, abominable and a plague upon Christian civilization. To the death, every man, woman and child. Thou shalt take no prisoners.

I, The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)/Signed into Law (S. 1867) 12-31-11 maintain that singular vision;

Subtitle D—Detainee Matters

SEC. 1031. AFFIRMATION OF AUTHORITY OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES TO DETAIN COVERED PERSONS PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE.

GENERAL

Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40) includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection b) pending disposition under the law of war.

(b) COVERED PERSONS

A covered person under this section is any person as follows:

(1) A person who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored those responsible for those attacks.

(2) A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.

DISPOSITION UNDER LAW OF WAR

The disposition of a person under the law of war as described in subsection (a) may include the following:

(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

(2) Trial under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (title XVIII of Public Law 111– 84).

(3) Transfer for trial by an alternative court or competent tribunal having lawful jurisdiction.

(4) Transfer to the custody or control of the person’s country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other foreign entity.

 

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

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