Friday, March 9, 2012

U.S Constitution & Military Powers - #3717 - VIDEO: Panetta: International Permission Trumps Congressional Permission for Military (2) The Obama Doctrine: Seek International Permission, Not Congressional Authority to Employ our Military - American Thinker (3) Resolution Calls for Impeachment if Obama Does Not Seek Authorization from Congress - Infowars.com

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WASHINGTON, March 7—Under questioning from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the United States.

The Obama Doctrine: Seek International Permission not Congressional Authority to Employ our Military - American Thinker - We all know Obama likes to outsource work and does not believe as much in national sovereignty as he does in giving power over our actions to foreigners. This was the principle he followed when he sought permission from the Arab League to engage in actions to oust Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi. He never sought Congressional authority under the War Powers Act to go to war in Libya. There were excuses that this ignoring of Congress was due to time pressures -- the need to act quickly to save lives. But apparently this has now become the Obama Doctrine -- if one is believe testimony from both Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the United States. The twitter that pointed this out to me (from Iowahawk... one of America's great satirists) stated that this might be the most inane 7 minutes of Congressional testimony one is likely to hear. The focus is on the need for "international permission" (such as from NATO and the United Nations) or legitimacy from international law before the American military will use force. Dempsey does note that America can defend itself without such restrictions.  Read more......

Resolution Calls for Impeachment if Obama Does Not Seek Authorization from Congress - Infowars.com - Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, has introduced H. Concurrent Resolution 107, which calls on the House, the Senate Concurring, to prevent Obama from starting another war without authorization from Congress. The resolution was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary on March 7. Obama’s unconstitutional decision to involve the U.S. in the illegal attack on Libya without the consent of Congress motivated at least some members of the House of Representatives to demand an explanation. On June 3 of last year, the House passed a resolution demanding that the president provide an explanation to the American people, a request that was ignored by Obama and his administration.  Rep. Jones’ resolution states that any use of military force by Obama without explicit consent and authorization of Congress constitutes an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor under article II, section 4 of the Constitution.  It will be interesting to see if the resolution makes it out the Committee on the Judiciary. It was virtually ignored by the corporate establishment media.  Read full Resolution.......
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