Monday, May 20, 2013

US Suspends Constitution in Permanent World War on Terror

Eric Blair
Activist Post

Two disturbing developments have occurred in the last couple of days that have gone relatively unnoticed compared to the recent IRS, AP, and Benghazi scandals.

First, the senate is debating an expansion of the already broad powers of the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) so the U.S. can essentially engage any area in the world in the war on terror, including America. Which brings us to the second development: the Pentagon has recently granted itself police powers on American soil.

Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Sheehan told Congress yesterday that the AUMF authorized the US military to operate on a worldwide battlefield from Boston to Pakistan. Sheehan emphasized that the Administration is authorized to put boots on the ground wherever the enemy chooses to base themselves, essentially ignoring the declaration of war clause in the US Constitution.

Senator Angus King said this interpretation of the AUMF is a "nullity" to the Constitution because it ignores Congress' role to declare war. King called it the "most astoundingly disturbing hearing" he's been to in the Senate.

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Greg Bacon said...

I watched part of that hearing on C-Span and it was disgraceful.

That sleaze bag Senator Graham, who was the Israeli attack dog during the Hagel for Defense Secretary hearings, was supposed to be asking questions about endless war of the generals present, but he was too busy bowing and scraping before all that brass.

I could only watch a small portion, since it was starting to make me sick.

It's now more or less official, the Constitutin is dead.

If only Graham would care that much for our wounded and mentally damaged troops, who he helped to put in harm's way.

Anonymous said...

It seems this Northeast liberal "Independent" is still falling (or acting) for the Kosher fairytale of Islamic terrorists doing 9/11. Oy vey, keep up the good work Comrade! Amerika will be ours shortly.