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Obama declares national state of emergency over Libya

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Obama declares national state of emergency over Libya

President Obama issued an executive order Friday evening that imposes immediate sanctions on Libyan ruler Muammar al Qaddafi, his sons and his accomplices in the slaughter of civilians. In a letter accompanying the order, Obama declared a national emergency over the situation.

"I have determined that the actions of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, his government, and close associates, including extreme measures against the people of Libya, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. The order declares a national emergency to deal with this threat," Obama wrote in the letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).



Well, isn't that interesting?



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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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Isn't that the type of order that allows a President to use the US military for a certain amount of time (I think maybe 90 days) before he has to get Congressional approval?



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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ANOTHER IRAQ...
damm you obama , bush and all your reptilian gang!
May you all burn in hell!



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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Looking up the implications now...



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Watch this space, and lets hope this is not the start of something nasty.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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Perfect place to put some bases to make sure Egypt stays in line yeah? I'm sure thats what they're thinking.


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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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We need to declare a national emergency right here in the good ol' USofA and kick these people out of office and eradicate the corporations. It's time for the people of the world to unite against our governments and corporate masters. IT IS TIME!

Hey, Obama! Instead of worrying about what that Lybian nutcase is doing, how about doing something about the current price gouging on oil? How about going after the REAL bad guys? These oil companies are using this as an excuse to make more billions and, I'm sorry, but I have a big problem with that.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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Onward
Into
Libya!

So, Obama is now genuinely concerned with the "people" of Libya, just as Bush was concerned with WMD (oops, no, wait, it was) bringing democracy to the "people" of Iraq.

Operation
Iraqi
Liberation!



What with the rising price of oil because of all this (rose + 0.15 in one week here), we clearly see where the government's interests lie, and it is no different than it has always been. Business as usual.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Apply targetted sanctions by all means.

Even if need be, a no fly zone over Libya with the top guns from Nato overseeing it.

But NO to ground troops. Any Nato pilot that ejects out of aircrafts will have to take his chances, makes his way out, or learn who are the resistant fighters to get contact with.

There are too many tribes to get entangled with using ground troops. By themselves, it is already a miracle they could work together for now and hopefully in the future for a better Libya.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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Just like in Yugoslavia and look what the snake bill clinton brought to the region, nothing but high crimes, and other.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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bb..bb.b...b.bb....but...wait a minute....

what happened to "NO BLOOD FOR OIL!!"?

wha...what happened to "NO MORE INTERVENTIONISM IN THE AFFAIRS OF SOVEREIGN NATIONS!!"?


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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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why would he declare a national emergency here, when Libya is over there?
.... is there some Libyan sleeper cell we should know about? Is he worried about Libyans here? just wondering. makes no sense.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:24 AM
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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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So that was what Egypt was all about.

Now the US has the 'right' to go 'liberate' other countries now? America is like the popular kid at school who gets all the clothes she wants and has everything handed to her and feels she is "holier than thou." And If you don't agree with her, it's off with your head.

I wonder what drugs or precious resources are in Libya? Or perhaps, this is part of an even bigger plot.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:26 AM
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Because if the flow of oil effects the price of a barrel of oil, then there could well be an emergency in the U.S. People may not accept this new price and start rioting.

What I can tell from a number of posts from U.S citizens, they are saying they should stay out of this until Gas reaches $5.00 a Gallon.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Here is the actual order:




EXECUTIVE ORDER BLOCKING PROPERTY AND PROHIBITING CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS RELATED TO LIBYA

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.

I hereby order:

Section 1. All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any overseas branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise
dealt in:

(a) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and (b) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(i) to be a senior official of the Government of Libya; (ii) to be a child of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi; (iii) to be responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, or to have participated in, the commission of human rights abuses related to political repression in Libya; (iv) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, logistical, or technical support for, or goods or services in support of the activities described in subsection (b)(iii) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; (v) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (vi) to be a spouse or dependent child of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

Sec. 2. All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person, including any overseas branch, of the Government of Libya, its agencies, instrumentalities, and controlled entities, and the Central Bank of Libya, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.

Sec. 3. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.

Sec. 4. I hereby determine that, to the extent section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) may apply, the making of donations of the type of articles specified in such section by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to sections 1 and 2 of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by sections 1 and 2 of this order.

Sec. 5. The prohibitions in sections 1 and 2 of this order include but are not limited to:

(a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and (b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 6. The prohibitions in sections 1 and 2 of this order apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the effective date of this order.

Sec. 7. (a) Any transaction by a United States person or within the United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is nprohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 8. Nothing in this order shall prohibit transactions for the conduct of the official business of the Federal Government by employees, grantees, or contractors thereof.

Sec. 9. For the purposes of this order:

(a) the term "person" means an individual or entity;

(b) the term "entity" means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and

c) the term "United States person" means any United States citizen or national, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

Sec. 10. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order.

The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order.

Sec. 11. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to determine that circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of the property and interests in property of a person listed in the Annex to this order, and to take necessary action to give effect to that determination.

Sec. 12. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).

Sec. 13. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

Sec. 14. This order is effective at 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time on February 25, 2011.

/s/ BARACK OBAMA
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 25, 2011

Source.




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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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Hey DragonTat. I just want to point out something. The big oil companies in America probably do not price gouge as of late. Look at their market value and profits. They are NOT making large suspicious percentages in the market. They are making money, of course, but they are actually making money on par with the rest of their respective sector.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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I kind of figured this was about to happen. Yesterday I tried starting a thread about this article I read yesterday. What concerned me is the picture of Obama and who I think might be George Soros. What do you guys think?



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:30 AM
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uh-oh...with their stores of plutonium all they would have to do is get Dr. Emmett Brown to work for them and history as we know it will be re-written. We cannot have the flux capacitor falling into the Libyan terrorists arms!



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:31 AM
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The thing is the rhetoric coming out of Euopre is gearing up to support Military Action against Libya.

I posted this yesterday. www.abovetopsecret.com...



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