Sunday, February 27, 2011

hon.bro.preznit declared a national state of emergency on friday...,

Video - nolinknews recap of the President's quiet declaration of a national state of emergency.

LATimes | The Libyan government’s continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people, and outrageous threats have rightly drawn the strong and broad condemnation of the international community.

By any measure, Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government has violated international norms and common decency and must be held accountable. These sanctions therefore target the Qaddafi government, while protecting the assets that belong to the people of Libya.

Going forward, the United States will continue to closely coordinate our actions with the international community, including our friends and allies, and the United Nations.

We will stand steadfastly with the Libyan people in their demand for universal rights, and a government that is responsive to their aspirations. Their human dignity cannot be denied. ####


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the

...United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that Colonel Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates have taken extreme measures against the people of Libya, including by using weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton violence against unarmed civilians.

I further find that there is a serious risk that Libyan state assets will be misappropriated by Qadhafi, members of his government, members of his family, or his close associates if those assets are not protected.

The foregoing circumstances, the prolonged attacks, and the increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in other countries from the attacks, have caused a deterioration in the security of Libya and pose a serious risk to its stability, thereby constituting an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.


makheru bradley said...

“When the President formally declares a national emergency, he may seize property, organize and control the means of production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial law, seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel, and, in a variety of ways, control the lives of United States citizens.”-- Dr. Harold C. Relyea

How many National Emergencies are currently in effect other than the 9/11 National Emergency President Obama renewed in September 2009? Slick Willie declared twelve Emergencies during his tenure, including one for the situation in Haiti. Obviously the North Afrikan/Western Asia uprisings have far more serious implications than what Slick Wil was dealing with in Haiti. Obama could be anticipating massive social unrest stemming from $5 per gallon gasoline, soaring food prices, labor unrest, and a double-dip recession.

The UK Telegraph posed a question the other day: “How will America handle the fall of its Middle East empire?” Perhaps this is an early hint.

CNu said...

When oil is $150/brl, and gas, as they call it, is $9/USgallon, there will be screaming from the US belly.

It was only ever going to take a spark in one of the Arabian dictator run countries to set the whole lot on fire.

So, here we go.....,

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