Obama Threatens Humanity

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By Stephen LENDMAN

He represents the worst of rogue governance. He does so lawlessly. He serves monied interests. They own him. Whatever they want they get.

He violates core rule of law principles. He mocks democratic rule.

He’s waging multiple imperial wars. He’s doing so on humanity. He plans others.

He looted the nation’s wealth. He handed it to Wall Street, war profiteers, and other corporate crooks.

He wrecked the economy. He lets popular needs go begging. He ignores growing poverty, unemployment, hunger, homelessness and despair.

He governs by diktat. He permits lawless torture. Global renditions persist on his watch.

He institutionalized tyranny. He authorized indefinitely detaining anyone called a national security threat without charge or trial (including US citizens).

He heads America’s Murder, Inc. agenda. He prioritizes targeted assassinations anywhere. He authorized killing US citizens abroad. He deployed special forces death squads globally. They operate covertly in 120 or more countries.

He destroyed hard won labor rights. He’s commodifying education. He wants it made another business profit center.

He’s waging war on freedom. He wants it destroyed on his watch. He targets Muslims, Latinos, African Americans, environmental activists, animal rights defenders, truth-tellers and whistleblowers.

He pronounced Bradley Manning guilty by accusation. Doing so assures conviction. His trial continues secretly. It reflects the worst of kangaroo court justice. It violates constitutional law. The Sixth Amendment states:

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”

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WHY DIDN’T THE MEDIA CARRY THIS STORY? FEMA YOUTH: OBAMA’ SS !

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On September 13, 2012, the Dept of
Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps youth, aka the Homeland Youth. Image courtesy of DHS.gov.

The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930’s Germany . Regardless of their name, Obama’s Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth! Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s “Youth Corps”, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country !

On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps first-responders, “Homeland Youth”. While the idea of having a volunteer force of tens of thousands of volunteers scattered across the country to aid in times of natural disasters sounds great, the details and timing of this new government army is somewhat curious, if not disturbing!

DHS raising an armed army!

The first problem one finds with this ‘new army’ is the fact that they are mere children. Yes, 18 is generally the legal age a person can sign a contract, join the military or be tried as an adult. But ask any parent – an 18, 20 or even a 24 year-old is still a naïve, readily-influenced kid.

The second problem with this announcement and program is its timing. Over the past two years, Obama has signed a number of Executive Orders suspending all civil and Constitutional rights and turning over management of an America under Martial Law to FEMA!

Also in that time, domestic federal agencies under DHS, including FEMA, have ordered billions of rounds of ammunition as well as the corresponding firearms. Admittedly, these new weapons and ammunition are not to be used in some far-off war or to fight forest fires in California , but right here on the streets of America !

Strange Armored Fighting Vehicles

Individuals around the US have begun reporting the site of strange, new, heavily-armed FEMA fighting vehicles.What would a disaster relief agency like FEMA need with 2,500 brand new GLS armored fighting vehicles?According to the agency’s own mandate, as well as Obama’s recent Executive Order, the answer is‘population control’ during a time of Martial Law.

Welcome to the FEMA Corps Inaugural Class
http://www.dhs.gov/blog/2012/09/14/welcome-fema-corps-inaugural-class

Impeach Obama – A National Imperative

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By Stephen LENDMAN

Do it now before it’s too late!

America’s Declaration of Independence states:
“(W)hen a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, (it’s the right of the people, it’s) their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Straightaway as president, Obama violated his sacred trust. He betrayed his constituents. He’s a serial liar. He broke every major promise made. He serves illegitimately.

He institutionalized tyranny. He’s a war criminal multiple times over. He’s guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.

He menaces humanity. He’s heading America for WW III. He wants America’s social contract destroyed. He wants millions impoverished, unemployed, left hungry and homeless. He’s beholden to powerful monied interests that own him.

He spurns fundamental civil and human rights. He mocks democratic values. He’s contemptuous of essential needs.

Law Professor Francis Boyle is unequivocal. He told Progressive Radio News Hour listeners he should be impeached. He urged House Republicans to so.

He’s offering his services pro bono. On December 9, Boyle spoke at the Puerto Rican Summit Conference on Human Rights.

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Obama’s War On Democracy

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By Stephen Lendman

In June 2009, Obama orchestrated Honduran President Manuel Zelaya’s ouster. A US supported fascist despot replaced him.

For good reason, Honduras is called the murder capital of the world. Independent journalists are killed. So are protesters for democratic change.

After its calamitous January 2010 earthquake, Obama militarized Haiti, plundered it freely, opposed Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s return, orchestrated the nation’s rigged elections, and prohibited the emergence of democracy.

On September 30, 2010, his attempt to oust Ecuador’s Rafael Correa failed. Coup plotters shut down airports, blocked highways, burned tires, and roughed up the president.

They also took over an airbase, parliament, and Quito streets. They acted on the pretext of a law restructuring police benefits. Ignored was that Correa doubled their wages.

Obama’s fingerprints were all over the scheme to oust a business-friendly leader who fell short of a neoliberal perfection.

If Correa grants Julian Assange amnesty, perhaps his long knives won’t fail next time.

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Contre-portrait d’OBAMA – Pour en finir avec l’idolâtrie

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Par Guillaume de Rouville, GlobalResearch.ca

Frantz Fanon dirait de lui qu’il a la peau noire et le masque blanc, on pourrait ajouter qu’il sert bien l’oligarchie qui l’a porté au pouvoir en ayant nommé dans son administration des dizaines de membres de la commission Trilatérale de son mentor Brzezinski (adepte de la domination de l’Eurasie par les États-Unis),

ajouter qu’il a sauvé ses amis de Wall Street en imprimant des centaines de milliards de dollars sans exiger de contreparties (sans doute pour les remercier d’avoir financé sa campagne électorale), ajouter qu’il a approuvé les plus gros budgets militaires de l’histoire des États-Unis ainsi que la plus grande vente d’armes de son pays en faveur de l’Arabie Saoudite qui continue, pourtant, au vu et au su de tous, à financer le terrorisme islamique partout dans le monde et à violer les droits de l’homme les plus basiques,

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Obama Impeachment 2012

By Kurt Nimmo and Alex Jones, Infowars.com

We can only win by launching Impeach Obama 2012. Whether or not we fully impeach him, we are committed to rebuking these unconstitutional and criminal power grabs and are determined to take the case to the court of public opinion.

–Alex Jones

Film director, producer, actor and writer Sean Stone has thrown his weight behind a resolution introduced in the House last month by North Carolina Republican Walter Jones. Resolution 107 states that should the president use offensive military force without the authorization of Congress that such an act would be “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”

Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution reserves exclusively for Congress the power to declare war. Both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison argued that the power to declare war must reside in the legislative branch of government and the president will only act as the commander-in-chief and direct the war after it is declared by Congress.

“The constitution supposes, what the history of all governments demonstrates, that the executive is the branch of power most interested in war, and most prone to it. It has accordingly with studied care vested the question of war in the legislature,” Madison wrote.

In the video, Stone notes Obama’s unconstitutional war on Libya was waged “despite the fact that the United States was neither attacked, nor threatened for attack by the nation of Libya.”

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said during questioning by Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama that the Obama administration does not believe Congress has the exclusive right to declare war and that the Pentagon answers to the United Nations, not the people of the United States.

The Obama administration “does not believe that the Congress has the exclusive power to declare war,” Stone notes, and “accordingly the president should be impeached.”

Stone also mentions Obama’s facilitation of the banker engineered 2008 “bailout” as an additiojnal reason he should be tried for High Crimes and Misdemeanors and impeached.

Obama’s efforts worked in favor of the “consolidation of private banks, many of them in Europe.

“There was no investment of any meaningful type in the physical economy, there was no protection of the American people,” Sean explains. “Rather, an illegal commitment made on behalf of private banking interests, to commit the American people to paying a debt that the American people did not accrue.”

He rightly notes that Obama’s actions “represent the most clear violation of the principal of the general welfare of the people in the preamble of the Constitution of the United States.”

In addition to setting the stage for the economic rape of the American people and waging illegal and unconstitutional wars, Obama has committed a number of other egregious violations of the Constitution.

Specifically, Obama violated the Constitution’s Takings and Due Process Clauses when he bullied the secured creditors of automaker Chrysler into accepting 30 cents on the dollar while politically connected labor unions and preferential others received better deals.

In addition, the Dodd-Frank financial “reform” bill created the so-called Financial Protection Bureau and Financial Stability Oversight Council, bureaucratic monstrosities that are now engaged in unchecked and unconstitutional economic action without consulting Congress. The Dodd-Frank bill also further empowers the bankster’s preferred cartel, the Federal Reserve (which has engaged in unconstitutional activity for nearly a hundred years).

The Obamacare mandate is the most obvious violation. “No list of President Obama’s constitutional violations would be complete without including the requirement that every American purchase health insurance, on penalty of civil fine. The individual mandate is unprecedented and exceeds Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce. If it is allowed to stand, Congress will be able to impose any kind of economic mandate as part of any kind of national regulatory scheme. Fortunately, the Supreme Court has a chance to strike this down during its current term,” writes Ilya Shapiro, a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

Obama signed into law the NDAA with a provision allowing the military to indefinitely detain American citizens. “He will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said the executive director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero.

Finally, Obama may be tried and impeached for signing a large number of executive orders. Article II of the Constitution provides the president with three options when presented with legislation – do nothing, sign the bill, or veto it in its entirety.

“Obama’s use of signing statements has clearly shown his willingness to continue the George W. Bush legacy – not only of torture and illegal detainment, but in the dangerous trend of de facto rule by ‘executive fiat.’ Worse, such signing statements put in place a precedent for future presidents to follow – or expand upon,” writes Aaron Dykes.

Obama is definitely a renegade president in violation of the law. He is guilty of treason and must be brought up on formal charges. The House must introduce a resolution for impeachment and a trial must be held in the Senate.

It can be argued that Obama has done little different than any number of presidents going back to Abraham Lincoln. Now is the time to put an end to this treasonous and tyrannical behavior. If we continue to allow the executive to flagrantly violate the Constitution, we will eventually end up with a full-blown dictatorship run out of the White House. Congress will become ceremonial and the will of the American people will be null and void once and for all.

Judge Napolitano: “Obama Is Dangerously Close to Totalitarianism”

“No president in modern times has questioned their authority.”

By Steve Watson at Infowars.com

Constitutional expert Judge Andrew Napolitano says he fears that the president is skirting “dangerously close to totalitarianism” with his recent questioning of the authority of the Supreme Court to conduct a review of ObamaCare.

Appearing on Neil Cavuto’s “Your World” show Wednesday, the Judge warned that Obama was systematically flouting the system of checks and balances established by the founding fathers.

“A few months ago he was saying the Congress doesn’t count. The Congress doesn’t mean anything. I am going to rule by decree and by administrative regulation.” Napolitano said.

“Now he’s basically saying the Supreme Court doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter what they think. They can’t review our legislation. That would leave just him as the only branch of government standing.”

“I think he has some problems with understanding the Constitution or accepting limitations on his power.” the Judge added.

During a speech at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, with Vice President Joe Biden in February, Obama said “Whenever Congress refuses to act, Joe and I, we’re going to act,” adding “In the months to come, wherever we have an opportunity, we’re going to take steps on our own to keep this economy moving.”

Earlier this week Obama appeared to challenge the “unelected” Supreme Court not to take an “extraordinary” and “unprecedented” step of overturning his health reform law.
“Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” Obama said.

The president then stated “…for years, what we have heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism, or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” he said.

“Well, this is a good example, and I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”
In essence, Obama appears to be making the case that the Constitution is outdated because it allows for “an unelected group of people” to make judicial decisions.

Judge Napolitano points out that this is an extreme view for anyone to take, let alone a president.

“There are equal branches of the government, but with respect to what the law means and what the Constitution means, the court is superior to the president.” Napolitano noted.

“No president in modern times has questioned their authority.”
“This is an extreme view of the Supreme Court and the Constitution, one that has not been articulated since Andrew Jackson.” The Judge urged.

watch the video below:

Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

Rise of the Petty Dictator Obama

By Patrick Henningsen at Infowars.com

Many a constitutional scholar were left with their jaws hanging near their ankles following Obama’s press conference on the White House lawn yesterday, where he railed against Supreme Court, describing their potential to overturn his Obamacare as that of an “Unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constitutional and passed law.”

According to the President, it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to overturn his health care law. His preemptive strike against the Supreme Court should worry more people than opponents of Obamacare.

What is most amazing is that this statement comes from someone who purports to have taught Constitutional Law at University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. One might come to conclusion that Obama had someone else take his law exams, not least because the Supreme Court’s ability to overturn such legislation hasn’t been “unprecedented” sinceMarbury v. Madison in 1803.

Even more disturbing than his individual display of legislative incompetency, or the chief executive’s own summary ignorance of history, is an inability to grasp the over arching concept of separation of powers, also known as “checks and balances”, which is the keystone of an American constitutional republic. The Constitution does not explicitly say whether any branch of government should rule over another, but  James Madison, in the Federalist Papers, did hint that “it is not possible to give to each department an equal power of self-defense. In republican government, the legislative authority necessarily predominates.”

This would probably be a good opportunity to remind the 44th President and his White House cadre that a separation of powers exists and is outlined in the United States Constitution which describes the relationship between the legislative,executive, and judicial branches of government.

Simply put, these three branches of government are kept distinct from one another to prevent an abuse of power by either branch. To counter-balance this danger, federal legislative courts were founded and designed to adjudicate on questions of the public’s rights as determined by the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.

In short, the Constitutional provisions are there so that citizens may determine their own destiny –as opposed to a destiny dictated by a despot in the White House, or a corrupted Congress and Senate.

Why a petty dictator? If the President were a proper dictator he would simply begin his purge and declare himslef ‘President for Life’. But this power-grab is more subtle. This President is using dizzying legalese and covert manipulation in order to further weaken the fundamental law of the land – our Constitution, a document which is God given and ultimately serves to protect citizens’ indivual rights.

Obama’s harrowing comment yesterday allude to just that – what critics of Obamacare cite as a federalized power-grab, whereby Washington would dictate to each American citizen what- and which type of healthcare insurance policy he or she must purchase annually according to a federal mandate.

In the President’s case, his own record of executive abuse of power has come in the form of his endless signing statements and non-democratic executive orders.

In this special area, Obama has excelled and more than faithfully executed his duties as a President as described in the US Constitution, and in many cases going unlawfully beyond what the framers of the document envisioned. Some of Obama’s executive order jabs against the republic include:

No.

Title/Description

Date signed

13489 Presidential Records 2009-01-21
13490 Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel 2009-01-21
13491 Ensuring Lawful Interrogations 2009-01-22
13492 Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities 2009-01-22
13493 Review of Detention Policy Options 2009-01-22
13494 Economy in Government Contracting 2009-01-30
13498  Amendments to Executive Order 13199 and Establishment of the President’s Advisory Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships 2009-02-06
13499  Further Amendments to Executive Order 12835, Establishment of the National Economic Council 2009-02-05
13501 Establishing the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board 2009-02-06
13503 Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs 2009-02-19
13504 Amending Executive Order 13390 2009-02-19
13505  Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells 2009-03-09
13507 Establishment of the White House Office of Health Reform 2009-04-08
13509  Establishing a White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers 2009-06-23
13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance 2009-10-05
13524 Amending Executive Order 12425 Designating Interpol as a Public International Organization Entitled to Enjoy Certain Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities 2009-12-17
13528 Establishment of the Council of Governors. 2010-01-11
13535  Ensuring Enforcement and Implementation of Abortion Restrictions in thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010-03-23
13544  Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council 2010-06-10
13545 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition 2010-06-22
13546 Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins in the United States 2010-07-02
13547 Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes 2010-07-19
13548 Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals With Disabilities 2010-07-26
13549 Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities 2010-08-18
13550 Establishment of Pakistan and Afghanistan Support Office 2010-08-18
13551 Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to North Korea 2010-08-30
13552 2010 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States 2010-08-31
13553  Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions 2010-09-28
 13555  White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics 2010-10-19
13556 Controlled Unclassified Information 2010-11-04
13558 Export Enforcement Coordination Center 2010-11-09
13559 Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations 2010-11-17
13560 White House Council for Community Solutions 2010-12-14
13561 Adjustments to Certain Rates of Pay 2010-12-22
13562 Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates 2010-12-27
13603 National Defense Resources Preparedness 2012-3-16
13604 Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects 2012-3-22

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There is not enough space in this article to do commentary justice to each of the above executive orders and illustrate how they serve as a mere run-around to avoid the US Constitution, further consolidating power inside the executive branch. The list is almost endless.

Suffice to say, Obama has continued the work of his predecessor George W. Bush – the most prolific executive order-signing President in US history and the original enabler of Patriot Acts I and II. If Obama sits his second term, continuing at his present clip, he will easily surpass Bush in number of executive orders. It is all too clear now that it was Bush who enabled the current petty dictatorship being aggressively cultivated by Barack Obama.

We should be reminded here that Obama campaigned- and won his election, on the promise to eliminate signing statements and curtail executive orders. Now look at the results.

When the executive branch of government in the United States becomes too powerful, the federal government can then openly –  and duly protected by its own ingrown set of laws –freely wearing the mask of tyranny. Many now rightly believe that this is the case in America today.

The most interesting and disturbing of all is the very first executive order President Obama signed into de facto law on the 21st of January 2009 – his first day in office. Indeed, the first order of business was to invoke his new found executive privilege in order to seal any of his personal records  – mostly notably, records which might affect his eligibility to hold the federal office of US President. That particular dictatory cover-up by Obama still continues to this day.

And finally, this brings us to the most recent, and rather disgusting piece of pseudo legislation already passed through the bowels of the federal machine, in which President Obama invoked the now infamous Homeland Battlefield Bill (NDAA) which firstly authorizes the use of military force, and issues an executive order declaring the threat of Iran a “National Emergency”, and secondly gives the White House banana republic-type authorities to detain indefinitely without trial, or even to assassinate(where itself deems prudent) any American citizen it considers an enemy of the state.

In reality, the NDAA has nothing to do with being ‘an enemy of the state’, as much as it has to do with being an enemy of the White House, or an enemy of its surrogate policy-making machine in New York, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Make no mistake about it, these are troubling times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama E.O. For Peacetime Martial Law – It’s Over

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National Defense Resources Preparedness

Obama Executive Order: Peacetime Martial Law!

This Executive Order was posted on the WhiteHouse.gov web site on Friday, March 16, 2012, under the name National Defense Resources Preparedness.

In a nutshell, it’s the blueprint for Peacetime Martial Law and it gives the president the power to take just about anything deemed necessary for “National Defense”, whatever they decide that is. It’s peacetime, because as the title of the order says, it’s for “Preparedness”. A copy of the entire order follows the end of this story.

Under this order the heads of these cabinet level positions; Agriculture, Energy, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Defense and Commerce can take food, livestock, fertilizer, farm equipment, all forms of energy, water resources, all forms of civil transporation (meaning any vehicles, boats, planes), and any other materials, including construction materials from wherever they are available. This is probably why the government has been visiting farms with GPS devices, so they know exactly where to go when they turn this one on.

Specifically, the government is allowed to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate. They decide what necessary or appropriate means.

UPDATE: BIN reader Kent Welton writes: This allows for the giving away of USA assets and subsidies to private companies: “(b) provide for the modification or expansion of privately owned facilities, including the modification or improvement of production processes, when taking actions under sections 301, 302, or 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, 2093; and (c) sell or otherwise transfer equipment owned by the Federal Government and installed under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to the owners of such plants, factories, or other industrial facilities.”

What happens if the government decides it needs all these things to be prepared, even if there is no war? You likely won’t be able to walk into a store to purchase virtually anything because it will all be requisitioned, “rationed” and controlled by the government. Construction materials, food like meat, butter and sugar, anything imported, parts, tires and fuel for vehicles, clothing, etc. will likely become unobtainable, or at least very scarce. How many things are even made here in the USA any more?

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