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Originally posted by madenusa
Government is nothing but a corporation – an enterprise operation that treats people no differently than cattle in its consideration of the governed.
Think tanks and authors who make this distinction quite clear; that people are nothing but profit and loss commodities for governments disposal.
Improving kill-ammunition ratios determining local choice between precision and saturation bombing.
The shortcomings of war as a mechanism of selective population control.
Internet Matrix – a symbol of reality digitally presented by the corporate power elite to pacify and entertain; maintaining the anger and ultimate frustration of an entire sub-culture within a tightly corked artificial bottle and restraining any real action or solution within as the real world and government carries on without legal challenge.
Originally posted by ikonoklast
In whatever DoD document Senator King was reading, someone had apparently added the words "associated forces" repeatedly, which are not in the AUMF.
The representatives of the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff were arguing that this then gave authorization so broad as to allow virtually any military action anywhere against anyone as long as they could vaguely trace it to "associated forces," including taking military actions in Yemen, the Congo, and Boston (apparently a reference to the recent bombings and lockdown).
Yemen, you might have a slight argument for. If my memory is correct, I believe Osama bin Laden was active in Yemen prior to moving to Afghanistan. Thus it's possible that there could be someone in Yemen who could have had something to do with the original 9/11 attacks (assuming you buy the official story).
Originally posted by NickDC202
I'd love to see a flow chart outlining the folks with the power to authorize this.... I mean I'd hate for Private Pyle on a power trip to suddenly attack Hands Across America...
Originally posted by FurvusRexCaeli
...Note that the law does not target the membership of Al Qaeda that happened to be active on 9/11/2001, but the organization itself. AQ is a going concern, with a number of franchises, and these are all legitimate targets. Ontologically speaking, Al Qaeda did not stop being Al Qaeda when Bin Laden was shot in the head, or when their Arabian cadres reorganized under the AQAP moniker. "Associated forces" are also legitimate targets...
Drone Strikes on the OTHER side of the Globe kill 90% Civilians, and the US People do ...... Nothing.
Originally posted by Zanti Misfit
Someone dies of a Mortal Wound and a Riot then ensues . More people are shot , and the Military claims that they were just Defending themselves against hostiles .
How would the MAJORITY of American Citizens React to such a Possible incident ?
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by jude11
She said he fought to defend this country. And now there is no one who wants
to fight to take it back. So I was convinced Jude, more people are awake then we
may realize. Certainly this woman was right up to speed with you and I.
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by jude11
I'll paint a picture for you that I think this is trying to address.
Say for whatever reason, riots break out in Beaufort, SC. Beaufort does not have a large or well trained or equipped police force. But Beaufort does have several thousand Marines stationed there at the Air-station and Parris Island.
The rioters are killing people, looting and burning the place to the ground. The police are completely overwhelmed.
Would you rather have the Marines stand behind their gates and watch innocent people die?
Or would you expect them to restore order?edit on 18-5-2013 by watchitburn because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by clearmind
so wait wait wait...what im understanding is that the military is saying that they have the 'right" or "legal authority" to step in an "quell" a civil disturbance