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At Deadline, Obama Seeks to Continue War in Libya

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posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:24 AM
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www.nytimes.com...


WASHINGTON — President Obama and his legal advisers are deliberating about how the United States military may lawfully continue participating in NATO’s bombing campaign in Libya after next week, when the air war will reach a legal deadline for terminating combat operations that have not been authorized by Congress.


Let me guess.....the government is going to somehow make up some new bill or resolution allowing the US to continue war without congressional approval.....


Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973, a president must terminate such operations 60 days after he has formally notified lawmakers about the introduction of armed forces into actual or imminent hostilities. The Libya campaign will reach that mark on May 20.


Good thing the congress wants to abide by the rules



Though Congressional leaders have shown little interest in enforcing the resolution, James Steinberg, the deputy secretary of state, was asked Thursday about the deadline at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.


Oh.....maybe not....Atleast it looks like theres still a few people in congress that side with the law.

Do I smell them exploiting a loophole or creating something new???


The administration apparently has no intention of pulling out of the Libya campaign, and Mr. Steinberg said that Mr. Obama was committed “to act consistently with the War Powers Resolution.” So the Obama legal team is now trying to come up with a plausible theory for why continued participation by the United States does not violate the law.


Alright guys, lets make up a fairy tale again. Heres a good one!


Another idea is for the United States to order a complete — but temporary — halt to all of its efforts in the Libya mission. Some lawyers make the case that, after a complete pause, the United States could rejoin the mission with a new 60-day clock.


Lets just quit bombing for a day, and then we can restart the entire thing!




posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:29 AM
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This makes complete sense



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:32 AM
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Just imagine if common burglars behaved this way; they'd leave a signed document at your house created by themselves that states they were authorized to steal from you.

I



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:35 AM
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Obviously, we're going to find out in the next few days that Libya is buying Yellow Cake Uranium.

Oh, and they're also harboring Al Qaeda (which is really funny because they're on our side in this particular conflict).

Oh, and did I mention that we need to fight for freedom? Guys, freedom is at stake here. Freedom!

Maybe George Bush can give Obama a few pointers on what to say, he seemed to have it figured out pretty good.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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join the united nations or die?

whats happening.... guess this whole NWO idea is way beyond what your currently calculating? for the most part...


oh yeah and lets tell the people who created civilization how to live their lives and run their countries... good idea. because they havnt had enough time to figure it out tribally...



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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Hey Are democrats happy? I mean really I haven;t seen such war mongering before! I mean I guess we have but this just takes things to a whole nother level. What national security risk is there! Honestly whats the national security interest here??



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 01:14 AM
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Originally posted by onequestion
join the united nations or die?

whats happening.... guess this whole NWO idea is way beyond what your currently calculating? for the most part...


oh yeah and lets tell the people who created civilization how to live their lives and run their countries... good idea. because they havnt had enough time to figure it out tribally...


"the people who created civilization" Hahahahahahahaaha That was a good one. Arabs creating the cradle of civilization, despise the fact that if the Sumerians were around today they would be classified along with the same group as Europeans. Oh, did you not know that the original indigenous people of North Africa and the Near East were closer to Europeans ethnically before the Arabs invaded and raped the areas.

People are getting funnier these days I swear.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 01:24 AM
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links please.

haha.

no seriously though.... the sumerians are white....



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 01:46 AM
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Just to throw this in there, maybe the administration wants to continue bombing Libya because Gaddafi came out still alive on TV the other day www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 03:47 AM
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Obama clearly has no backbone when it comes to the military industrial complex. How much is this war costing us now? The tax payer fits the bill and the military beneficiaries gain. Little has changed.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 04:35 AM
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If he successfully gets away with stopping the war for 1 day then restarting it so as to never go through Congress for approval that will lay the framework from this point forward that the Congress no longer has any control over war. The authority lies directly in the hands of the President. Only thing Congress could do is de-fund the war effort.

This is completely unconstitutional and should he even dare to try this it should be declared so in a court of law, challenged, and him punished. The chances of that happening? 0. Why? Because all those corrupt politicians get rich off of wars. So long as the military congressional industrial complex is happy that is all that counts.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 04:39 AM
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We are no longer involved in the day to day in Libya as NATO, EU and The UN are fully in charge.



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 04:58 AM
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If he does this then he'll have found a new way to fight wars. He'll make congress irrelevant. He'll become the Emperor. A Dictator.

If he does this, he will make America, and what it stands for, irrelevant.

We're at a dangerous fork in the road. One that, if a certain path is chosen will lead us to a place we don't want to go.
edit on 13-5-2011 by beezzer because: Congress made me mis-spell



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:03 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
If he does this then he'll have found a new way to fight wars. He'll make congress irrelevant. He'll become the Emperor. A Dictator.

If he does this, he will make America, and what it stands for, irrelevant.

We're at a dangerous fork in the road. One that, if a certain path is chosen will lead us to a place we don't want to go.
edit on 13-5-2011 by beezzer because: Congress made me mis-spell


The fact the US was under a Defacto Dictatorship between Sept 01 - Jan 09 not mean a thing?



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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Maybe they will reveal 'Osama' is hiding in Libya now...

Oh Yeah... already used that one up..

Weapons Of Mass Destruction...

Used That One Also...

Claim Gaddafi has a compound full of Porn.. Brilliant!

Halt for a day and restart the sixty day clock... makes sense



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:49 AM
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Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1

Originally posted by beezzer
If he does this then he'll have found a new way to fight wars. He'll make congress irrelevant. He'll become the Emperor. A Dictator.

If he does this, he will make America, and what it stands for, irrelevant.

We're at a dangerous fork in the road. One that, if a certain path is chosen will lead us to a place we don't want to go.
edit on 13-5-2011 by beezzer because: Congress made me mis-spell


The fact the US was under a Defacto Dictatorship between Sept 01 - Jan 09 not mean a thing?


Sept 01-Jan 09 was then.
I guess, if you want, we can say Sep 01 - Present.
The fact is, the gloves have come off, the mask has fallen away, and any pretense of democracy has fallen away from these vile creatures we have in DC.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1

Originally posted by beezzer
If he does this then he'll have found a new way to fight wars. He'll make congress irrelevant. He'll become the Emperor. A Dictator.

If he does this, he will make America, and what it stands for, irrelevant.

We're at a dangerous fork in the road. One that, if a certain path is chosen will lead us to a place we don't want to go.
edit on 13-5-2011 by beezzer because: Congress made me mis-spell


The fact the US was under a Defacto Dictatorship between Sept 01 - Jan 09 not mean a thing?


Sept 01-Jan 09 was then.
I guess, if you want, we can say Sep 01 - Present.
The fact is, the gloves have come off, the mask has fallen away, and any pretense of democracy has fallen away from these vile creatures we have in DC.


Just because the Draconian NeoConservative Agenda was canceled and ended effective Jan 09 does not mean that we remain under a dictatorship so get your facts straight. The only agenda being carried out today is THE AMERICAN AGENDA!

edit on 14-5-2011 by TheImmaculateD1 because: (no reason given)




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