Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

This article comes from ZeroHedge.com

Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from the administration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017.

In a statement, Obama said that:

Today, I have signed into law S. 2943, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.” This Act authorizes fiscal year 2017 appropriations principally for the Department of Defense and for Department of Energy national security programs, provides vital benefits for military personnel and their families, and includes authorities to facilitate ongoing operations around the globe. It continues many critical authorizations necessary to ensure that we are able to sustain our momentum in countering the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and to reassure our European allies, as well as many new authorizations that, among other things, provide the Departments of Defense and Energy more flexibility in countering cyber-attacks and our adversaries’ use of unmanned aerial vehicles.”

Much of the balance of Obama’s statement blamed the GOP for Guantanamo’s continued operation and warned that “unless the Congress changes course, it will be judged harshly by history,” Obama said. Obama also said Congress failed to use the bill to reduce wasteful overhead (like perhaps massive F-35 cost overruns?) or modernize military health care, which he said would exacerbate budget pressures facing the military in the years ahead.

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  1. Agent76 4 January, 2017, 11:59

    Dec 30, 2016 Why The Media Spreads FAKE NEWS To Protect The U.S. Government

    “Fake news” is the latest triggered term taking the internet, the mainstream media and the U.S. government by storm. In order to truly understand what fake news is, and how it is used as a distraction, Rachel Blevins looks at the headlines that have dominated the news cycle in the last week.

    https://youtu.be/onQFA4tQxwM

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  2. Agent76 4 January, 2017, 12:00

    Dec 15, 2016 Counter-Propaganda Bill Quietly Creates US Propaganda Factory

    On Thursday December 8th, the US senate quietly passed the National Defense Authorization Act ( or the ‘NDAA’ ) for the fiscal year of 2017. Basically, the NDAA is passed every year to re-approve & add to the United States’ so-called “defense” spending — which is sort of like Christmas for the officials who run the profitable death-machine called “US foreign policy.” However, many would likely be shocked by the ridiculous & terrifying laws that our treacherous congress usually buries inside the yearly bill — for example, congress just used the NDAA to create a “Global Engagement Center,” headed by the Secretary of State. Sounds harmless, right? Well, it might seem that way until you realize that “Global Engagement Center” is code for our new “Ministry of US Propaganda.”

    http://www.johnlaurits.com/2016/12/10/disinformation-bill-propaganda/

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  3. Fat Albert 4 January, 2017, 18:28

    Ofcouse you DO know where this draconian legislation is leading, … right? When they say that they are using this legislation to crack down on unAmerican media press, they not only mean “foreign” media press, they also mean ( even more ) media that speaks out against against the system!!! By “unAmerican, they mean two things. 1. Media ( mainly INTERNET media ) in other countries that aims to “de-rail” America’s political and election processes, and 2. Any and all media, domestic OR foreign THAT aims to sway public opinion ( this is where things get real “scary”, folks ) so that people in the U.S. may be persuaded to try and “de-rail” political processes, elections, …. fight beurocracies, speak out against political correctness, defend the teaching of religion and or spirituality, protect those who sell products not approved by the FDA and or FTC( ? ), and go after political dissenters!!! Hey Hey Hey, this ain’t no JOKE!!!! This even lays the foundation of the system where the religious ( during the last days ) find themselves being persecuted ( and ultimately “beheaded” ) for their faith!!! It is said that they ( faithful Christians, witches, pagans, political dissidents, and anyone else deemed “dangerous” will be persecuted to the ends of the Earth!!! All you have to DO to make that happen is 1. Make this new legislation “zero-tolerance,” and 2. Put the military, the police, and the intelligence community ( the FBI, CIA, TSA, NSA, etc,. ) in charge of ENFORCING this legislation, and ” VOILA!!!” You’ll experience, first hand, what it is like to live in a communist regime like the Soviet Union or 🇨🇳 China!!!

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  4. Cal 5 January, 2017, 07:35

    Since it is not lawful here in the USA under our US Constitution – our legitimate government – then it is up to those who are implemented to enforce those edicts. They are required to take and keep and Oath that also requires them to say “NO”.

    IF they will not say “NO”, and so far they have not in the other unlawful, treasonous, terrorist actions asked of them, when will they, if ever? Will they wait until they are standing people up at ditches or mass graves and killing them? If they wait that long it will be much more difficult to stop.

    It is easier to say “NO” to the smaller encroachments, but that has NOT been done by many, and some of those are imprisoned for KEEPING THEIR OATHS, solely because of those who do NOT keep their Oaths.

    When will you make a choice, if ever? “Just following orders” and “just doing your jobs” are what the Nazis did, what those who followed Stalin’s/Lenin’s orders did, what Mao’s “soldiers” did? As an American YOU are supposed to be better then that. Are you?

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