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Obama Now Claims The Power To Freeze Your Assets If You Oppose The New Government In Yemen
Business Insider ^ | 5/16/12 | Alex Biles

Posted on 05/16/2012 10:30:26 AM PDT by Nachum

View Over at Salon, Glenn Greenwald has the goods on the latest astounding power grab by the Obama Administration.

According to The Washington Post, Obama has just issued an executive order claiming the power to freeze any assets you own, if you "directly or indirectly" obstruct the new government of Yemen.

There are hardly any criteria for judging just how broadly this order can be interpreted.

Here's the background:

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is the new Yemeni president, and the former Vice President of long-time dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh. Hadi was recently installed after an "election" where he ran unopposed, prompting celebrations about a new blooming democracy in the Middle East. Subsequently, the U.S. has sent millions in aid and military assistance to the Hadi government, despite its unpopularity among observers in the West and most importantly, the Yemeni people.

Do you oppose this? Better not say or do anything to protest it, or your bank account is getting frozen. The Washington Post sums it up:

President Obama plans to issue an executive order Wednesday giving the Treasury Department authority to freeze the U.S.-based assets of anyone who “obstructs” implementation of the administration-backed political transition in Yemen.

The unusual order, which administration officials said also targets U.S. citizens who engage in activity deemed to threaten Yemen’s security or political stability, is the first issued for Yemen that does not directly relate to counterterrorism.

Unlike similar measures authorizing terrorist designations and sanctions, the new order does not include a list of names or organizations already determined to be in violation. Instead, one official said, it is designed as a “deterrent” to “make clear to those who are even thinking of spoiling the transition” to think again. . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assets; freespeech; freezeassets; obama; power; waronterror; yemen
Nothing surprises anymore.
1 posted on 05/16/2012 10:30:30 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 05/16/2012 10:31:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: LucyT

Dictator Obama, at it again.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 10:37:29 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Nachum

Wow! Wow again! This is highly illegal!


4 posted on 05/16/2012 11:05:07 AM PDT by rawhide
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Thanks, autumnraine.

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5 posted on 05/16/2012 11:14:58 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

I really need to do some research into EO’s. The problem with the GOP in this area is that they will not want to cut the power of their guy by cutting the power of this guy....


6 posted on 05/16/2012 11:18:49 AM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: Nachum

Why doesn’t he just declare himself God and be done with it!?


7 posted on 05/16/2012 11:54:41 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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bump!


8 posted on 05/16/2012 11:57:26 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Nachum

Yawn....

Just have to wait until adults control the Senate, Congress and White Hut....erh, White House.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 12:02:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: vanilla swirl

Why doesn’t he just declare himself God and be done with it!?


He’ll do that early in his second term. Like on Jan. 21st.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 12:16:53 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Nachum Wow! Wow again! This is highly illegal!

So? And your point, is?

Oh, I know, according to the HATE-Romney Freepers, anytime now....iminently....soon....will not be long.....

....,.the WUSS, RINO, Republi-Tards in Congress will rise up, take to the airwaves and will no doubt draw up Articles of Impeachment, you know, much like they will after Dear Leader gets re-elected in order to keep him in check.

"Beam me up Scotty!"

11 posted on 05/16/2012 12:28:16 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

12 posted on 05/16/2012 9:16:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thanks Nachum.
Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is the new Yemeni president, and the former Vice President of long-time dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh. Hadi was recently installed after an "election" where he ran unopposed, prompting celebrations about a new blooming democracy in the Middle East. Subsequently, the U.S. has sent millions in aid and military assistance to the Hadi government, despite its unpopularity among observers in the West and most importantly, the Yemeni people. Do you oppose this? Better not say or do anything to protest it, or your bank account is getting frozen. The Washington Post sums it up: "President Obama plans to issue an executive order Wednesday giving the Treasury Department authority to freeze the U.S.-based assets of anyone who 'obstructs' implementation of the administration-backed political transition in Yemen."

13 posted on 05/16/2012 9:18:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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