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The Executive Order entitled "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq" provides the President with the authority to confiscate the assets of "certain persons" who oppose the US led war in Iraq:
"I have issued an Executive Order blocking property of persons determined to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq or undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people."
In substance, under this executive order, opposing the war becomes an illegal act.
persons determined to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq
...or to pose a significant risk of committing...
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
Uh, by definition isn't the anti-war movement supposed to be kinda against violence? If so, then you have nothing to worry about. It doesn't say "an act or acts of sedition, trash talking the government, inventing stories intended to smear the government, or fear mongering" so I think it's safe to say even the most vocal in the anti-war movement have little to fear from this.
Originally posted by Gatordone
You mean by supporting our enemies you should be considered an enemy? High five! I'm with that. I'd like to see tons of American Professors and most high school teachers in this catagory...
Originally posted by xstealth
and anyone who commits violent acts should be prosecuted.
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
I could be wrong, but it does seem like a move to put a clamp on institutions or persons financing opposition to the US in Iraq.
Any thoughts on this?
Originally posted by Griff
You mean anyone against the non-bid contracts of Haliburton? Could a company be described as "financing the enemy" if they finance a company other than Haliburton? These are questions we need to be asking IMO.
Edit: Hey Jethro...Nice to see ya back.
[edit on 7/21/2008 by Griff]
George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1948 as a chilling indictment of post war/cold war society. Since its publication in 1949, the book has been hailed as one of the 100 most influential in the modern Western literary tradition. The question must be put: Influential how: as a warning against totalitarianism; or, as a handbook for those in power today?
orwell's 1984 is here and now
Originally posted by maria_stardust
All kidding aside, this is some scary stuff. I dare say most Americans deep down don't want to know about this. They really buy into the unless-you-support-the-war-you're-not-a-good-American bit, and that in and of itself is disturbing enough.
I think that if the masses would wake up and really see what's going on, they would be scared stiff.
Sec. 4. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 and expanded in Executive Order 13315, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.
(b) Exceptions to grant of authority
The authority granted to the President by this section does not include the authority to regulate or prohibit, directly or indirectly—
(2) donations, by persons subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, of articles, such as food, clothing, and medicine, intended to be used to relieve human suffering, except to the extent that the President determines that such donations (A) would seriously impair his ability to deal with any national emergency declared under section 1701 of this title