A crazy conspiracy theory making its way around the web claims that President Obama has issued a “kill order” against GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul.
The theory was published at the European Union Times, which claims:
The Federal Security Service (FSB) is reporting today that the “secret letter” sent to Prime Minister Putin by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda contains a warning that United States President Barack Obama has issued an executive-level “kill order” against US Congressman Ron Paul over fears this charismatic politician, who many believe could capture the Republican Presidential 2012 nomination, is about to expose to all Americans what can only be described as the largest mass theft in human history.
The article, which cites the Russian Federal Security Service with no corroborating evidence, has been linked on a number of sites, including The Daily Paul, a website that advocates the Paul candidacy. Google returned several links mentioning the claim at the Paul site, but one is currently not working.
The EU Times also refers to a Senate vote on the National Defense Authorization Act that caused a stir after the ACLU claimed it would let the military arrest and detain U.S. citizens indefinitely without trial::
Ron Paul’s fears of a police state America being ruled by a dictatorial tyrant were confirmed yesterday when the US Senate, in a 61-37 vote gave, for the first time in history, the power to the US Military to hold citizens without charges or trial indefinitely by passing a bill that was written in secret and never openly debated.
So frightening is this new law that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the days prior to its passing warned: “The Senate is going to……..