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2012 was the year in which the US executive claimed the right to officially dispense with the formality of legal proceedings if it saw fit.

"End of constitutional democracy"

Full article: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

The 2012 NDAA claimed the legal right for the US Executive to kidnap and detentain indefinitely anyone, anywhere. Michel Chossudovsky wriote that "Barack Obama will go down in history as “the president who killed Constitutional democracy” in the United States.”[1] Chris Hedges lead a group of activists who challenged the bill's legality in Hedges v. Obama. His case proceeded to the US Supreme Court, where he was finally defeated in April 28, 2014.

Shootings

Annecy shootings

Full article: Annecy shootings

The Annecy shootings were a deep event in France, the significance of which has still to emerge.

Sandy Hook

December 2012 saw an event at a school in Sandy Hook which was used to pass gun control legislation.[2]

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Al-Salam weapons deal21 December 2005 - 2017A large arms deal signed during the government of Tony Blair.
Iraq Inquiry24 November 2009 - 6 July 2016"The point of the delay is to give the impression Chilcot has been absolutely painstaking and therefore the bucket of whitewash he will throw cannot be hiding anything. Do not be fooled." (Craig Murray)
"Arab Spring"December 2010 - June 2012A neologism coined by western Establishments to describe a series of allegedly 'popular uprisings' that occurred throughout the Arab world from December 2010 through to around mid-2012 and which were planned triggered and orchestrated by western Deep State interests using well developed 'Colour revolution' methodologies.
Leveson Inquiry13 July 2011 - 29 November 2012
Hedges v. Obama13 January 2012 - 28 April 2014The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefininte detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguning that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.
Bilderberg/201231 May 2012 - 3 June 2012
Le Cercle/2012 (Morocco)28 June 2012 - 1 July 2012An invitation letter of this meeting was leaked online
Annecy shootings5 September 2012A mysterious shooting which was generally avoided by the corporate media.
Clapper v. Amnesty International USA29 October 2012 - 26 February 2013James Clapper sought to dismiss Amnesty International's challenge of the Fisa Amendments Act. They Supreme Court ruled that dragnet surveillance could not be challenged since the plaintiffs were unlikely to be targets of surveillance - something that was revealed a few months later by the Edward Snowden leaks to be untrue. The decision appear to be nevertheless unchallenged.
Sandy Hook14 December 2012
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Hammarskjöld Inquiry TrustLord Lea of Crondall.jpg2012 - PresentFund raising
Zinc NetworkGroup.png2012 - PresentA "communications agency" that partnered with the Institute for Statecraft to propose a network of 56 NGOs in a bid for £9.75million of funding from the UK/FCO.
Peaceful Change InitiativePeaceful Change Initiative.jpg1 February 2012 - Present
Hammarskjöld CommissionGroup.pngJuly 2012 - PresentA group to report whether there was evidence enough to justify a reopening of the UN inquiry into the death of Dag Hammarskjöld. Their September 2013 verdict: Yes
Spain/Department of Homeland SecurityLogotipo del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de España.png23 July 2012 - Present
 

New Websites

EventImageDateURLDescription
The Times Of IsraelTimes Of Israel.png2012 - Presenthttps://www.timesofisrael.com/News website
Spy CultureSpyculture.jpg2012 - Presenthttp://www.spyculture.comA website focused on the intersection of the intelligence agencies and the entertainment industries.
MintPress NewsMintPress News logo.png2012 - Presenthttps://www.mintpressnews.com/
TruePublicaTruePublica.png2012 - Presenthttp://truepublica.org.uk/about/
Memory Hole BlogMemory-Hole.jpgMarch 2012 - Presenthttp://memoryholeblog.org/A forum for news, criticism and commentary on sociopolitical issues and phenomena overlooked or misreported by mainstream media
Ron Paul InstituteRonPaulInstitute.png12 March 2012 - Presenthttp://ronpaulinstitute.org/
MediumMedium.png15 August 2012 - Presenthttp://www.medium.com/A blogging platform
 

A Group that was Wound Up

GroupImageDate
President's Council on Jobs and CompetitivenessGroup.png6 February 2009 - 17 January 2012
 

==Quotations== 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
Cor Van Der Klugt30 March 19256 January 2012Vosselaar
Netherlands
Businessperson
Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan11 January 2012Tehran
Iran
Nuclear scientist
Academic
An assassinated Iranian nuclear weapons specialist
Charles H. Price II1 April 193112 January 2012Indian Wells
California
Diplomat
Businessperson
Manuel Fraga Iribarne23 November 192215 January 2012Madrid
Spain
PoliticianMember of both Le Cercle and the 1001 Club.
Thérèse Delpech11 February 194817 January 2012Propagandist
Daniel Marvin10 October 193319 January 2012Soldier
Assassin
Robert Carr11 November 191617 February 2012Politician
Robin Corbett22 September 193319 February 2012Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
Journalist
Politician
Marie Colvin12 January 195622 February 20126)
Homs
Syria
Journalist
Andrew Breitbart1 February 19691 March 2012Los Angeles
California
United States
Journalist
Blogger
James Q. Wilson27 May 19312 March 2012Boston
Massachusetts
Academic
Neoconservatism
Norman St John-Stevas18 June 19292 March 2012London
UK
Lawyer
Politician
Richard Descoing23 June 19583 April 2012New York
US
Civil servant
Maersk McKinney-Moller13 July 191316 April 2012Copenhagen
Denmark
Businessperson
Chuck Colson16 October 193121 April 2012Falls Church
Virginia
United States
Lawyer
Shukri Ghanem9 October 194229 April 2012Vienna
Austria
Politician
Frank Pearl27 May 19434 May 2012cancerBanker
Publisher
Aatos Erkko16 September 19325 May 2012Editor
Publisher
Finnish multi millionaire publisher
Kostas Karras21 June 19366 May 2012Actor
Politician
Nicholas Katzenbach17 January 19228 May 2012Skillman
New Jersey
United States
Lawyer
Deep state actor
United States Deputy Attorney General at the time of the JFK assassination who assisted in the cover up
Giampiero Cantoni10 February 19399 May 2012Rome
Italy
Politician
Curtis Smothers26 August 194314 May 2012Lawyer
Academic
Judge
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi1 April 195220 May 2012Tripoli
Libya
Spook
Eugene Dinkin10 June 193821 May 2012Spook
Whistleblower
A spook who intercepted a communication about the JFK assassination
Peter Archer20 November 192614 June 2012Spook
Lawyer
Politician
Jack Caulfield12 March 192917 June 2012Spook
Deep state functionary
Yitzhak Shamir22 October 191530 June 2012Tel Aviv
Israel
Politician
Spook
Robert Jeker26 August 1935July 2012Banker
Ben-ami Kadish2 September 192316 July 2012Spook
Jean François-Poncet8 December 192818 July 2012Paris
France
Politician
Diplomat
Alexander Cockburn6 June 194121 July 2012Bad Salzhausen
Germany
Editor
Gore Vidal3 October 192531 July 2012Hollywood Hills
California
United States
Author
Brian Crozier4 August 19184 August 2012Deep politician
Propagandist
Spook
Journalist
Historian
Arch espionage insider who founded his own intelligence agency
Ray Whitney28 November 193015 August 2012Politician
Spook
Guy Spitaels3 September 193121 August 2012Uccle
Belgium
Politician
Wisse Dekker26 April 192425 August 2012Zoutelande
Zeeland
Netherlands
Businessperson
Reginald Bartholomew17 February 193626 August 2012New YorkDiplomat
Gaeton Fonzi10 October 193530 August 2012Journalist
Researcher
Investigator for the Church Committee and the House Select Committee on Assassinations.
Andrew Crockett23 March 19433 September 2012Central banker
Sun Myung Moon25 February 19203 September 2012Gapyeong County
Gyeonggi-do
South Korea
Clergy
Edwin P. Wilson3 May 192810 September 2012Seattle
Washington DC
Spook
Arms Dealer
Deep state operative
Businessperson
CIA, Operation 40 member, Arms Dealer and deep insider who was caught doing selling a mammoth consignment of C-4 explosive to Libya. He was thrown under a bus by the CIA's plausible deniability policy, but eventually exposed the CIA lie and overturned his conviction after 20 years in jail.
J. Christopher Stevens18 April 196012 September 2012Benghazi
Libya
Diplomat
Lawyer
Peter Lougheed26 July 192813 September 2012Calgary
Alberta
Canada
Lawyer
Politician
Russel Train4 June 192017 September 2012Bozman
Maryland
United States
André Spoor22 June 193118 September 2012Journalist
Editor
Arthur Murray20 September 2012Activist
Bernard Thillaye16 June 192124 September 2012
Piero Luigi Vigna1 August 193328 September 2012Lawyer
Crispin Aubrey3 January 194628 September 2012Bridgwater
Somerset
heart attackJournalist
Author
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger5 February 192629 September 2012Southampton
New York
Publisher
Businessperson
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