Skip to comments.President Obama OKs Shipment of Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria
Posted on 06/14/2013 4:13:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
June 14, 2013
As The New American has chronicled since it was first proposed, the National Defense Authorization Act purportedly authorizes the president of the United States to deploy the armed forces to apprehend and indefinitely detain anyone suspected of providing support to terrorists. Section 1021 of the NDAA reads in relevant part:
Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C.1541 note) includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection (b)) pending disposition under the law of war.
A covered person under this section is any person as follows:
A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.
Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
A plain reading of Section 1021 reveals, then, that anyone who is found to have substantially supported al-Qaeda or associated forces can be detained by the military until the end of the War on Terror.
If the laws passed by Congress apply only to the American people and not to the president or members of Congress themselves (15 senators recently voted to arm Syrian rebels), then the United States has become an aristocracy, whose ruling class is not governed by the laws they pass.
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.... pretty soon some Regime or RiNO duckspeaker will show up offering to explain to us why Obama isn't jihadi himself.
He's going to have to talk awfully fast: I'll be heading to the men's room.
And exactly how many Americans are the Al-Qaeda thugs responsible for killing? And we punish (reward) them by giving them aid in support of their latest escapade.
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al Qaeda has murdered thousands of Americans and now we're sending arms and support to them.
Further words fail me.
The US Congress of Traitors backs this Treason,
AND they gave ISLAM immunity from ObamaCARE as well.
I would not trust them to do anything except
cash their checks and run to their brothels.
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Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
As true as it might be, this statement by a former President is totally irresponsible.
I understand that Clinton and Obama are involved in the political equivalent of a cat fight. But this is one little boy chiding another little boy -- egging him into an action that would involve the lives and limbs of military men and women.
Clinton remains a very unserious man, more interested in personal gratification than the country's well-being.
Providing AID AND COMFORT to our enemies!
National Defense Authorization Act purportedly authorizes the president of the United States to deploy the armed forces to apprehend and indefinitely detain anyone suspected of providing support to terrorists.
It is the President of the United States giving support to Terrorists. The military should arrest him.
Both sides suck, but you know the suckier side by which side Obama chooses to support.
I have a sick feeling about all this. We should stay clear of this one.