Skip to comments.Obama Quietly Extends National Emergency Declaration, 11 Years After 9/11 Attacks
Posted on 10/10/2012 1:59:04 PM PDT by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) Eleven years later, President Obama has quietly extended the national emergency declaration first issued by former President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon.
The declaration, which has to be reissued each year, invokes several war-time powers that give the president greater control of the military. Obama cited the continuing threat of a terrorist attack in justifying his decision to continue the now 11-year national emergency.
The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2012, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat, Obama said September 11.
Despite the winding-down of the war in Afghanistan originally launched in 2001 in retaliation for the 9/11 attacks Obama has again granted himself special war-time powers by declaring that a national emergency still exists because of the attacks of 11 years ago.
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Had us looking at Libya and Egypt at the time. Clever.
Please try to declare martial law sometime between now and January 20th. I dare you. I double dog dare you.
Is it a national emergemcy if he is not elected?
I killed Osama and I destroyed Al Qaeda. The emergency is over.
Oh, you mean like how you allowed your filthy moslem brothers to murder the American Ambassodor and Embassy personnel in Libya...that type of thing?
"Now, four years ago, I made a few commitments to you. I told you I'd end the war in Iraq, and I did. I said I'd end the war in Afghanistan, and we are. I said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11 -- and today, al-Qa'ida is on its heels and Osama bin Laden is no more." --Barack Obama
Will his landslide loss fit into the category of “national emergency”?
You mean the one that started with Executive Order 11000 by President Kennedy back in the 60s.
It’s an interesting subject but it does require some research through the National Archives and Records Administration (www.nara.gov) to get a full understanding of everything.
Actually Joefromsidney is correct in the fact that we have been under a state of emergency or a state of war ever since FDR in 1933.
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