Skip to comments.Panetta: 'International Permissioní Trumps Congressional Permission For Military Actions (video)
Posted on 03/07/2012 8:57:13 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta appeared at a Senate Armed Services Committee congressional hearing, where he said legal basis was needed to initiate a no-fly zone over Syria.
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We are soooooooooooo screwed
Isn't this literally treason? I mean, isn't the Defense Secretary literally telling Congress that he answers to the UN over them?
I pray for our military. Panetta is such a parrot. I suspected Panetta was an Obama ‘WATER CARRIER” but hoped the office would wise him up. I guess painting a zebra blue doesn’t make it a dolphin.
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What if the UN votes for the US military to attack the US?
It is a violation of his Oath to the Constitution.
It’s almost enough to make one want to vote for Ron Paul. I’m so furious at this administration giving away our sovereignty carte blanc.
Anyone who says that is a traitor to the Constitution!!!
If our Congress had any balls it would not matter what Panneta said. Congress controls the purse. Planes do not fly without cash. Bombs are not dropped without cash. Cut the funds and you end the nonsense. But alas we have a Congress with no balls no spine and no common sense..........
Conservative leaders should jump on this with both feet and keep pounding this drum.
There you go. J.F. Kerry’s infamous “Global Test” has finally arrived. (That gaffe played a part in his 2004 defeat, in the good old days when Rove was a magnificent bastard.)
Just like the legal permission we got for taking out Bin Laden in Pakistan? Rumor is him and Gates pushed Obama into it over Vlerie Jarrett’s objections. That’s why Obama was pulled off the golf course halfway through and was wearing his golf shirt in the Situation Room.
This country needs a “learning moment” and very quickly.
This is———non sat
Congress, by subletting it’s responsibility to the President, rather than declaring war, which is the duty of congress, as required by our Constitution, has created this crisis.
Is Sessions finally awakening to this Constitutional crisis? What took him so long?
Bottom line, congress is to blame for shirking it’s responsibility, decades ago.
This is what happens when the War Powers Act is ignored, and when the feckless GOP does not defund military operations or throw up barriers to military actions.
Libya was illegal, but the Dems wanted it and ignored the laws.
But when we wanted to go into Iraq, we had to spend 6 agonizing months getting the permission of Congress and the UN, all the while the WMDs were shipped to syria under our noses.
Then we have complete A-holes like John McStupid saying “WE HAVE TO ACT!” to which I say “FU JMCCain! We don’t have to do anything for Muslims in Syria! Get us the hell out of Afghanistan!”
I like Jeff Sessions. I would have liked it more if he dressed down Paneeta, an old Clintonoid hack, and reminded both him and that dumpkoff bootlicker Dempsey that the President does not have unlimited powers of war.
The GOP better find their balls before we find ourselves in Syria and Iran at the same time, just becasue the usurper President wants another term in office.
Our current Government works outside of its Constitutional Limitations. There is no respect for what has come before or the sacrifices made to make this the greatest Nation in the history of the world.
The masses are ignorant, and ignorance is the tool of Tyranny. We have now have willful ignorance with wholesale institutional destruction being supported by the Political Class and those who choose to reward them with their Vote.
When my Dad was a kid in New Jersey, the Democrat Machine would have people out there on Election Day giving away $5 Bills to buy the Vote. Now the Democrats give away a lifetime of income stolen from the Productive Class.
I would never had imagined in my lifetime that the President of the United States of America would be able to promote Envy, Derision and fuel Racial Tensions to such a degree, but here we are. We are all Racists now don't you know.
I'm surprised the Seven Deadly Sins aren't part of the Democrat Party Platform, but I'm sure they are thinking about it.
God help us for we have become a Nation of fools. November will tell the tale, that's for sure.
We so need Leadership such as Newt can offer; John Bolton; Lt. Col. Allen West; Marco Rubio and that of any bold Republicans; and Military - and great citizens - who are not 'vision impaired'; per the task required.
Am wondering too; 'who' is the Military (Advisor/Lawyer?) sitting behind Perp/Aid, Leon Panetta - whose glibness along with that of General Dempsey is a message in itself.
(hate the repetition per 'thread error'; but. . .)
and if international agencies start dictating other rules to us, such as signing cap and trade, paying global taxes on financial transactions, upping our tax dollars to the IMF, putting our troops and politicians on trial before international courts, and banning guns religious practices and free speech, I guess that also trumps Congress
It's ignorant lemmings like yourself that have allowed this Nation to slide into the tyranny we find ourselves in.
Our forces now work for the UN, but we are required to pay for it. This is their global Government agenda (NWO)
And that’s really what he thinks.
Looks great to all the liberals and, internationally, to all other anti-American touch-holes.
And it will last until the 1984-style partisan media shills start their embedded coverage of the US drive on Damascus.
Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
McCain, never seems to cares about the people dying in Mexico and his home state from the cartels, Or the security of citizens on the border.
If it walks like a duck...
This administration makes me physically ill on a daily basis. I would love to see every last one of them frogmarched out of DC in cuffs and thrown in the deepest possible hole. Prison would be too good for them. Public execution a la Marseillaise.
Israel is on it's own and they know it.
You have GOT to be sh*tting me!
Then they tried to rename it kinetic military action, R2P...They let this set a precedent to make congress obsolete , and move more power to Obama/UN/soros. Being complicit is helping advance their power grabs. Players are in both parties.