Last Tuesday (12-26-09), before the Elite Media picked up on it, we published a report a report that President Obama had quietly signed an executive order giving INTERPOL diplomatic immunity to operate inside the United States. In so doing he permits them to to function outside the constraints of American law and our consitution.(from beaufortobserver.net)
Our Elizabeth Sauls asked: "Why does INTERPOL need immunity?
We now have an explanation from the White House. New York Times says the White House contends that "nothing has changed." It says that the reason for the change in Executive Order 12425, that INTERPOL has no "police force" that goes out and arrests individuals. And a spokesperson for the Department of Justice says that the INTERPOL office housed in the DOJ routinely responds to Freedom of Information Act Request. LaTonya Miller said: "We've been really concerned about all the misinformation that has been out there on the blogs."
We are not convinced by Team Obama's explanation. We suspect we will be hearing more about his as the truth comes out. If "nothing has changed" since the original order was issued, other than the opening of an office in New York, then why did the Bush Administration "sit" on the proposal for four years and then the Obama Administration pulled it out just now? An INTERPOL spokesperson said "it only applies to the New York office." But that is not true. That is obvious on the face of document.
So the question remains: Why was this amendment to Executive Order 12425 "needed'"? If it changed "nothing" why bother?