Skip to comments.Obama Preps for a ‘Non-Emergency’ Named Iran
Posted on 03/19/2012 6:40:15 PM PDT by Whenifhow
On Friday, the 16th, Obama signed a new Executive Order into being and this ones timing is very curious. Ed Morrissey (whom I highly respect) of Hot Air says that it is simply a reissue of an EO that is 18 years old, that was issued in 1994 by Bill Clinton EO (12919). I find myself mostly in agreement with Morrissey. The EO is vague and far-reaching. Basically Morrissey points out that it simply adds the DHS to the mix of departments and is apparently just an update.
From Hot Air: In fact, thats almost entirely what it is. The original EO dealing with national defense resources preparedness was issued in 1939 (EO 8248) according to the National Archives. It has been superseded a number of times, starting in 1951 by nearly every President through Bill Clinton, and amended twice by George W. Bush.
I find the following to be of significant relevance:
Obama has added to Section 201(b) the phrase under both emergency and non-emergency conditions. In 12919, though, the duties of the Cabinet Secretaries were not limited to emergency situations in Section 201(b), either. And in both EOs, section 102 specifically notes that the EO is intended to ensure defense preparedness in peacetime and in times of national emergency.
So, is this a signal that Obama could use his powers during a non-emergency? I would certainly not put it past him.
Take an in-depth look at it though, because it is a significant threat to our constitutional rights. It could open the way for soft martial law. From Examiner.com:
On March 16th, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which expands upon a prior order issued in 1950 for Disaster Preparedness, and gives the office of the President complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency.
The National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security. The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the orders functions includes the command and control of resources in peacetime determinations.
Additionally, each cabinet under the Executive Branch has been given specific powers when the order is executed, and include the absolute control over food, water, and other resource distributions.
That gives the President sweeping powers and should raise the alarm level in all Americans those with a survival instinct any way.
When I first saw the Executive Order, it gave me great pause. In fact, my blood ran cold and I assumed that I was hearing that he was getting ready to declare martial law. Im all for conspiracies, but lets pick the right one. Not a feint to the right, when they are really dodging to the left (far left that is).
Ask yourself, why was this issued now and why this Executive Order? Three and a half years into Obamas presidency Nothing is what it seems in this administration, so lets noodle on this shall we?
If you were a Progressive Marxist who was desperate to retain your hold on power in the Presidency and your numbers were dropping like a ten ton stone, what would you do? Ah, now we start looking for the real motivations here. If he follows history and the actions of past leaders, he would go to war if all else failed. Enter Iran. See the graphic below from STRATFOR:
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Very, very interesting. This is STRATFORs Naval Update Map from March 14th, 2012. (http://www.stratfor.com/image/us-naval-update-map-march-14-2012) If you were a gambler, you would call this a strategic tell. Watch the other hand. Observations from a friend on another forum:
There are now 5 US and French carriers postured for war with Iran. If the French have a helicopter carrier in the area that would make 6.
Desert Storm naval power was launched from the decks of 4 US carriers. Four nuclear powered large carriers are present in the mix at this time. Plus helicopter carriers that carry full complements of Marines and enough jets for limited strikes or general fleet defense.
Everyone (US and Anglo/Euro/Arab Allies) is moving Subs, Frigates, Destroyers, Cruisers, Mine Warfare Ships, and Mine Hunting Air assets into the region.
The Israeli Navy passed two of their 13 large surface combatants south through the Suez Canal this week, apparently escorting a French Fleet Resupply Vessel (1 of 4 the French possess). The Israeli ships included one of their three largest corvettes and an accompanying medium missile boat, making a movement into the Red Sea not seen since 2009, when they sent a pair of much smaller (and less capable) vessels through the Canal.
Purposes? Well, if a French supply vessel were carrying critically anticipated wartime replenishment for the nuclear powered French Carrier Charles DeGaulle someone might think that ship required escort during a time of imminent hostilities. And if every other Allied escort vessel were already east of the Suez, somebody asked the Israelis for their help. Which might indicate a little more prior coordination between Israel and the US than is being admitted in public.
Of course, the Israelis may be moving the vessels to protect their Red Sea base at Eilat, but why would they need to unless they anticipate fireworks? The Israeli vessels are primarily equipped as SAM and SSM mission craft. Plus the usual mix of ASW, EW, guns, torpedos, CIWS. Could be useful if you were going to tee off on Palestinian forces in the Sinai and anticipated the Egyptians disputing the action
Of course if you had passed a Dolphin submarine or two through the Canal as part of that surface movement, youd have your national nuclear deterrent / precision strike capability a lot closer to Iran and protected in waters dominated by the worlds largest friendly naval armada wouldnt you? In which case, the escort of the French vessel was merely cover for action to actually escort Israeli strike capability to a better postured location.
Meanwhile, US naval activity with the remainder of our carriers is busy. There is a high level of readiness, with several amphibious carriers currently visiting the Pacific or out to sea in the Atlantic accompanying 2 more super carriers actively conducting workups as opposed to being tied up in port. Announced Exercises and training qualifications are happening at a busy pace and have been for the last month or so. If war comes, this country is postured to put 7-8 nuclear carriers against the problem. Thats a fairly high rate of readiness during more normal times.
In other words, US carrier availability is at about the highest potential level of availability as is possible. Everything that can sail is postured to do so or already off our coasts. No accident.
Meanwhile, the US continues to apply pressure to Irans economic carotid artery...
Everything fits together if you look at it right. Syria, Israel, Iran, the US Obama is not incompetent, he does everything for a reason. Hes getting ready to dance in the Middle East, but hes not doing it for our friend and ally Israel. No, hes in reelection mode and he wants a whole bevy of issues swept under the carpet and a war is the perfect distraction. I dont think he has any intention of winning it this is just so he can finish what he started in the US change the Marxist way that is.
I believe that World War III has already begun. This war will not just be Iran and the US it will be a World War with allies on both sides of the aisle. Guess which side Russia, China, Venezuela and N. Korea will be on? This could well be not only a cyber war, but a nuclear war. Do not fool yourself into thinking that we will be safe from the war because we have an ocean between us and them. That is no longer true.
So why issue an EO that was already out there, merely updated with new agencies and the inclusion of non-emergency situations? My take, hes getting everything organized for a non-emergency named Iran. With the chaos of the American Spring coming, Depression economics in place with high unemployment, inflation and an eminent stock market crash, the timing will be perfect this fall to go to war and bring the top down on America. But dont worry, theyll at least call it an emergency You know just so they can finally be rid of that old, dusty document called the Constitution.
From Atlas Shrugs: (the Executive Order)
OR he will join a global “peace” plan consensus to avoid war, turning on Israel to negotiate a agreement with Russia and China to remove the Iranian regime (or agree to nuclear inspections) in exchange for the territorial demands Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood want from Israel.
There is a Muslim/leftist plan to march to Jerusalem (invade) in the summer. It involves a huge number of the Western and Muslim “peace” activist groups who hate Israel. If Israel tries to defend itself against these invaders, the world will turn on Israel and Obama will “save” Israel by taking away their land and their control over Jerusalem in a peace deal. In addition to taking Israeli territory as dictated by Obama to BiBi earlier, they want to split control over Jerusalem between the Vatican, the Muslims and the Jews.
Exactly. All of his actions thus far in his Presidency have been favorable to Iran and unfavorable toward Israel. It is my crackpot belief that Obama would much rather be an ally of Iran than an enemy.
However, he needs at least some kind of war with Iran.
I don't think he would lose sleep if Israel were damaged or destroyed.
So, I think he will work out an arrangement with Iran to ‘create’ some sort of emergency without actually doing anything to the rulers of Iran. It will have the appearance of being at war with Iran, but Israel will wind up taking the brunt of whatever ‘actually’ happens and Iran will be, relatively, more of less unharmed. This is the goal.
I get Obama’s goal, but the precise ‘how’, in terms of the specific scenario he has in mind, I do not know.
But, Yes. Obama desperately must have a war somewhere at all costs to be able to declare martial law and cancel the election. The majority of the so called Democrats may support this because their jobs are just as much on the line as his is.
Couple of notes on this. I hope Israel is feeding him nothing but disinformation in terms of their intentions, capabilities, timing and goals (I'm sure the Iranians are). Obama will almost certainly feed whatever he gets on Israel, directly to Iran.
I am somewhat sure that Obama does not know the true intent of Iran in cooperating with him. They say they want to wipe out Israel, and Obama doesn't care about that. So, that's OK, right? In the mind of Obama. What Obama likely does not know is that Iran really wants Mecca (Saudi Arabia) more than they want Israel. Iran doesn't really care what happens to the stinking Arabs in Israel, and Jerusalem is not truly a Muslim holy city anyway. It is just an anti-Israel, anti-Jew myth made up after the founding of Israel.
However, Mecca, is no story and no myth. Mecca is what they really want, unbeknownst to Obama. So any conflict over there with Iran will necessitate war in Saudi Arabia, as that is the real and, one could argue, the only true goal of Iran. War in Saudi will necessitate real aggression on the part of NATO against Iran instead of the little patty-cake stuff that was agreed upon, and that, is when things spin completely out of control. Who knows what will happen after that.
Obama may light this match out of desperation. He may even believe that he will have it under control. He will have all the assurances from Europe, Iran, Russia, and China, about what everyone is supposed to do and he will be foolish enough to believe them. But once this starts, it will be a free for all with everyone going after their own national self interests. No matter how well scripted Obama will try to make it, the result will be pure anarchy.
No national leader really gives a crap about Obama or happens to him, excepting Obama himself.
Guess which side Obama will be on?
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