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Originally posted by NoSoup4U
Well, if the US is going to do this I hope they have learned from the two "ongoing" wars. Strike fast, strike hard and strike repeatedly. Get in and get out. Let the Air Force make it a parking lot and send the Marines in to paint the lines.
Originally posted by Breifne
Does there have to be a vote among politicians for a war to proceed?
A timescale perhaps?
In the United States, only the U.S. Congress may declare war.
In 1973, following the withdrawal of most American troops from the Vietnam War, a debate emerged about the extent of presidential power in deploying troops without a declaration of war. A compromise in the debate was reached with the War Powers Resolution. This act clearly defined how many soldiers could be deployed by the President of the United States and for how long. It also required formal reports by the President to Congress regarding the status of such deployments, and limited the total amount of time that American forces could be employed without a formal declaration of war.
Although the constitutionality of the act has never been tested, it is usually followed, most notably during the Grenada Conflict, the Panamanian Conflict, the Somalia Conflict, the Gulf War, and the Iraq War. The only exception was President Clinton's use of U.S. troops in the 78-day NATO air campaign against Serbia during the Kosovo War. In all other cases, the President asserted the constitutional authority to commit troops without the necessity of Congressional approval, but in each case the President received Congressional authorization that satisfied the provisions of the War Powers Act.
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541–1548) was a United States Congress joint resolution providing that the President can send U.S. armed forces into action abroad only by authorization of Congress or if the United States is already under attack or serious threat. The War Powers Resolution requires the president to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.
Originally posted by PsychoX42
Namaste and love.
This is the time to start loving one another and sending your positive vibrations to the Universe. Don't allow this stuff to infect you. Fear is what they need in order to keep this machine running.
Remember to love all.
Originally posted by Caji316
i just wonder how many homeless family's and starving people here in the U.S. could have been helped with just the cost of fuel they have used running those ships all over the ocean.
Originally posted by LoneGunMan
The universe is about to balance things nicely.
Originally posted by sizzlean
Now I'd dare say if Iran was going to make a nuke they'd probably make a big one like everyone else has, but without testing just what makes you think it won't yield only 50% or less?
Did you know that after 911 our nukes were inspected and it was found that many of the triggers were defective?
With all the reading those of us do on this site, it would be a tragedy if it turned out all the answers are in your bible covered in dust on the shelf to your side?
Originally posted by MY2Commoncentsworth
My beef is with the radical Islamic wackos who are ruining the country
Originally posted by MY2Commoncentsworth
I also am for "no war". But I saw this situation as a good opportunity to strike at Iran's nuclear facilities without putting boots on the ground.
Under the Nuremberg Principles, war crimes are different from crimes against peace which is planning, preparing, initiating, or waging a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements, or assurances.
But I have to admit that I can be a warmonger, but only when millions of peoples lives are deprived of basic human rights and dignities like in Iran and North Korea. But if there was only one person in the world who was living under such oppression, it would be well worth the sacrifice to fight to set them free.
Originally posted by Edrick
Iran's Central bank is not a part of the World Bank Establishment.
Neither is China's
(Third line is the Third Line)
[edit on 27-6-2010 by Edrick]