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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.” 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.
- Full article: Annecy shootings
The Annecy shootings were a deep event in France, the significance of which has still to emerge.
December 2012 saw an event at a school in Sandy Hook which was used to pass gun control legislation.
|Al-Salam weapons deal||21 December 2005 - 2017||A large arms deal signed during the government of Tony Blair.|
|Iraq Inquiry||24 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 2012||A 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 Inquiry||13 July 2011 - 29 November 2012|
|Hedges v. Obama||13 January 2012 - 28 April 2014||The 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/2012||31 May 2012 - 3 June 2012|
|Le Cercle/2012 (Morocco)||28 June 2012 - 1 July 2012||An invitation letter of this meeting was leaked online|
|Annecy shootings||5 September 2012||A mysterious shooting which was generally avoided by the corporate media.|
|Clapper v. Amnesty International USA||29 October 2012 - 26 February 2013||James 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 Hook||14 December 2012|
A Group that was Wound Up