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State of National Emergency in effect since September 2001
The United States has been in a state of national emergency continuously since September 14, 2001, when the Bush administration invoked it premised on the September 11 attacks. In September 2010, President Barack Obama informed Congress that the State of National Emergency in effect since September 14, 2001, will be extended another year. The National Emergencies Act grants various powers to the president during times of emergency, and was intended to prevent a president from declaring a state of emergency of indefinite duration.
Originally posted by DragonTattooz
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.
“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.”
Originally posted by Toy_soldier
Am I the only one that thinks that this is actually an appropriate time for the US to step in?
I read in another reply that this is like Iraq all over again, but I disagree. The basis for the Iraq war was to search for WMD's, the invasion of Afghanistan was justified by saying that they were going after the terrorists that perpetrated 9/11. These reasons are sketchy at best (No proof of WMD's, a LOT of people believe the terrorists that perpetrated 9/11 are actually in the White House) and are still heavily debated today.
The leaders of Libya are literally attacking their own civilians with air-strikes and other military action. This isn't a vague justification with people demanding "proof", it's real and it's happening and you can watch clips of it happening on the internet. Hell, there's probably a webcam set up somewhere so you can watch it live!
My point is, if there was ever a reason to take action against another country, military or otherwise, is this not it? I know that personally, if the leaders of my country were attacking me and my family with our countries military and we were all but powerless to stop it, I would beg and plead for international intervention to stop them.
Originally posted by jefwane
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?
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Why doesn't he take care of $$%$ at home first!
Originally posted by Amagnon
Does anyone have sources confirming that the alleged attacks by Gadaffi on his people have occurred?
I immediately suspect US special forces and mercenaries in the employ of the US to be attacking, and the Libyan's defending. there was some rumor of pilots defecting - does anyone have data?
It all seems a little too convenient for my liking.
Originally posted by MMPI2
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!!"?
edit on 26-2-2011 by MMPI2 because: (no reason given)