Skip to comments.Letter from the President --War Powers Notification on Chad
Posted on 05/21/2014 5:31:54 PM PDT by mdittmar
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Approximately 80 U.S. Armed Forces personnel have deployed to Chad as part of the U.S. efforts to locate and support the safe return of over 200 schoolgirls who are reported to have been kidnapped in Nigeria. These personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area. The force will remain in Chad until its support in resolving the kidnapping situation is no longer required.
This action has been directed in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.
I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148). I appreciate the support of the Congress in these actions.
JMHO...we shouldn't. Provide information, but let Nigeria and surrounding countries take it from there.
Nothing like the Obamanites telling the enemy our folks are out in the bush.
a work product of Neil Eggleston
Now, write one to Mexico to get the emprisoned U.S. Marine back (Although, I have not ruled out that this is an 0bama false flag to put a spotlight on AMNESTY and 0bama’s DREAMS for immigration bill passage.. Is 0bama in on ‘the Marine in jail in Mexico’ stunt?? Hmmmmm..).
Last time I heard chad,al gore had more lawyers deployed than this;)
I thought a tweet was gonna fix everything.
They’re probably armed with nothing but LGBT informational leaflets.
Did he do this for Libya? I guess they’re in a panic over the VA scandal with Memorial Day weekend approaching, and Americans in danger in Libya, so they do the asinine thing and try to assist FOREIGNERS instead...
He never bothered with one of these for the prolonged Libyan bombing.... and ultimate execution of our Ambassador and the killing of our CIA/Seals.
I guess he figures congress won’t push back on this one.
That was my first thought. I know he went way over the limit for engagement and requesting congressional approval (that bit of unconstitutionality is courtesy of Democrats, so maybe he figured it was their rule and he didn’t have to follow it).
I think the limit is 60 days or maybe 90.
This is such a BS mission.
I know this sounds like an Alex Jones conspiracy, but this kidnapping crap has been going on for years. Why is it a big deal now?
This just seems like another “go take over an oil country” scam again.
The girls are gone. There is no Brad Thor ending here.
I wonder what the real reason is for going into this particular part Africa.
It is time for War Powers Act to be revised. Obama can just decide he wants to go to war with anyone all by his lonesome.
No troops will be introduced into any foreign nation without the approval of House and Senate select committees.
wag the dog.
Stop looking at the Va...look over her...look over here....!
But doesn’t the president have power, as commander in chief, to mobilize US forces anywhere, then get approval after the fact, per the War Powers Act?
Clinton orders air strike on Iraq Dec. 16, 1998
So using the military to locate and return schoolgirls is national security and foreign policy?
Well, it's good to know that at least we have one, but I look forward to 0 articulating that foreign policy: Save the schoolgirls, but let the soldiers and an ambassador die.
muslim outreach mission
Likely hamstrung with ROE that doesn’t allow live ammo. I say save the kids that are not brainwashed with the islamdeath cult and nuke the rest.
As a whole, the President has a very limited military ability. The only numerated powers for 'war' are given to Congress and a State.
Will the dog please report to the wagging station ... Paging dog ...
Supporters of Raila Odinga(BARAK OBAMAS FIRST COUSIN), the leading presidential challenger, rallied in Kibera, a slum near Nairobi.(According to the NY Times, this is a "rally")
Mr. Odingas (BARAK OBAMAS FIRST COUSIN, WHO HE CAMPAIGNED IN KENYA FOR)followers tried to march from Kibera to Nairobi.
A supporter of the presidential challenger Raila Odinga (OBAMAS FIRST COUSIN, WHO HE CAMPAIGNED FOR IN KENYA IN 2006) in Kibera, a sprawling slum near the capital, Nairobi.
Odinga supporters riot in December 2007(ODINGA IS BARAK OBMAMS FIRST COUSIN, OBAMA CAMPAIGNED FOR HIM IN KENYA IN 2006)
Raila Odinga is married to Ida Odinga (born Ida Anyango Oyoo). They have four children - two sons and two daughters. His oldest son, Fidel, is named after Fidel Castro. Their youngest child, Winnie, is named after Winnie Mandela. Raila lives in Nairobi but has a second home in Bondo District. Raila Odinga is an Anglican.
Odinga claims to be a cousin of American Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama through the latter’s father, Barack Obama Sr., who Odinga claims was his maternal uncle. This claim has not been corroborated, but Obama Sr. did come from the same Luo tribe as Odinga.
That’s right. He’s hoping for some sort of Mogadishu tragedy to distract from his bakers dozen of scandals.
Minitru has something to send budding Gunga Dans in safari jackets, a brigadier close to retirement will mea culpa and bow out with a fat under-the-table check for a cabin cruiser, and Barry will say that he just read about it on the Times Square ticker tape and—`Oh, I cannot stay, I only came to say, I must be golfing’.
"...this hasn't even gotten into the relationship between Obama and Raila Odinga, yet another politician who ran on the 'hope & change' theme while utilizing criminal ties, who would then stage a violent and bloody uprising when national elections didn't go his way. Somehow we don't hear much about the nightly phone calls between Sen. Obama and Raila Odinga these days..."
Kenya's first truly free and fair democratic election was in December 2002, won by Mwai Kibaki and a multi-ethnic coalition party NARC (National Rainbow Coalition). One of the leaders of that coalition was Raila Odinga.
Kibaki didn't give him positions in the new government that he felt were important enough, so Odinga formed an opposition party, ODM (Orange Democratic Movement, orange the symbol color of opposition).
When Raila Odinga lost the presidential election last week (12/27) to Mwai Kibaki, he claimed the vote was rigged, whereupon his tribal followers went on murderous rampages such as in the town of Eldoret, where on New Years Day dozens of people were burned to death in a church set on fire.
Throughout Kenya, hundreds of people have been politically murdered in the last few days.
Kenya's 37 million people are divided up into over three dozen tribes and sub-tribes, but the two dominant ones are Kikuyu and Luo. Kenyan politics since independence in 1963 has essentially been a duke-out between them.
The father of Kenyan independence and president until 1978 was Jomo Kenyatta, a Kikuyu. His main political opponent was Oginga Odinga, known as "OO," a Luo and Raila's father.
While Kenyatta was pro-West and sided with America in the Cold War, OO was a Communist who was aided and supported by the Soviet Union.
That's why Raila went to school in East Germany (born in 1945, he graduated from Magdeburg University in 1970), and named his first-born son after Fidel Castro.
Thus it likely won't shock you to learn that Raila has now made a deal for support from the Soviets' successors as world-champion enemies of the West and democratic freedoms: Moslem fundamentalists.
The Evangelical Alliance of Kenya has posted on its website a photograph copy of a Memorandum of Understanding, dated and signed on August 29, 2007, between Raila Odinga and Shiekh Abdullah Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum of Kenya.
It pledges the support of Kenyan Moslems for Raila's election. In return, as President of Kenya, Raila agrees to 14 actions, listed a) through n) on page two. Read them all, and be sure you're sitting down. Here's a sample:
b) Within 6 months re-write the Constitution of Kenya to recognize Shariah as the only true law sanctioned by the Holy Quran for Muslim declared regions.
c) With immediate effect dismiss the Commissioner of Police who has allowed himself to be used by heathens and Zionists to oppress the Kenyan Muslim community.
g) Within one year facilitate the establishment of a Shariah court in every Kenyan divisional headquarters. [Note: everywhere in Kenya, not just in "Muslim declared regions."]
Again, read all of them, for others are just as bad or worse.
It may also not surprise you that Raila is not Moslem himself, but claims to be a practicing Anglican. Only a minority of Luo are Moslem (most are Christian). Kenya on the whole is Christian, with 80% of Kenyans either Protestant or Roman Catholic, while only 10% are Moslem.
And here is the biggest non-surprise: Raila Odinga has, in his own words, a "close personal friendship" with Barrack Hussein Obama Junior.
When Obama went to Kenya in August of 2006, he was hosted by Raila and spoke in praise of him at rallies in Nairobi:
MUST SEE VIDEO OF OBAMA IN KENYA CAMPAIGNING FOR ODINGA!!!
2 min version:
"Barack Obama and Raila Odinga -- Did the Illinois senator violate the Logan Act in campaigning for his 'genocidist' cousin's bid for the Kenyan presidency?"
8 minute version:
"Barack Obama & Raila Odinga"
Is there even evidence that these “school girls” existed? Sounds awfully like those Nigerian scams.
Yes, his complete name is Fidel Castro Odinga. He is the eldest son of Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga and a first cousin to Barack Hussein Obama. The late Obama Sr. was the prime minister's maternal uncle. Although Obama Sr. was educated at Harvard and Odinga in East Germany, uncle and nephew were friends and political allies.
Today it is Barack Obama and Raila Odinga who have formed a transcontinental political alliance. In fact, Senator Obama, in an unprecedented breech of protocal, went to Kenya in 2006 to campaign on his cousin's behalf in that country's presidential election.
Raila lost the election when a secret pact was revealed with Kenya's Muslim Brotherhood to institute sharia law in all the country's courts in exchange for their support of his candidacy. This is all the more remarkable because it is Christianity (66%), not Islam (10%), which is the largest religion in Kenya, and English common law, not the Koran, which is the basis for its legal system. Or, perhaps, it is not so remarkable, after all, since both the Odingas and Obamas belong to the 10 percent.
Although not an observant Muslim, Odinga does represent Moammar Qaffafy's oil interests in southern Africa, which may better explain his willingness to tranform his non-Muslim country into a Muslim state as Idi Amin did in Uganda when he was the recipient of the colonel's largesse 30 years ago.
Odinga's connection to Barack Obama, however, has proved more useful in his political career than Qadaffy's billions. It was in the expectation of Obama's election as president, and to ingratiate himself to him, that Odinga's political rival offered him the premiership as a consolation prize.
When Prime Minister Odinga named his son "Fidel Castro," he broke with Kenyan tradition as he should have named him for the boy's grandfather Oginga Odinga (the Kenyan "Fidel Castro"), a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary who led an unsuccessful coup to topple the government of Kenya on behalf of the Soviets.
It is not known whether Oginga Odinga's brother-in-law, Obama Sr., was involved in the coup, though given the tribal character of politics in Kenya it would be difficult to imagine that he wasn't at least aware of it or wouldn't have profited by it even if he didn't contribute to it. Indeed, that may have been the reason for Obama Sr.'s failed political career in Kenya.
It is certainly ironic that Obama Sr.'s star eclipsed because of his relationship to Oginga Odinga, whereas his son Raila's rose because of his connection to Obama Jr.
We wonder how things might have turned out if Obama Sr., the Harvard-trained economist, had followed his cousin's example and named his American-born son "John Maynard Keynes Obama." Posted by Manuel A.Tellechea
Yeah, that was the first thing I thought of too.
But .. that seems to be the Obama mantra .. always tell your enemies what you plan to do.
This is so ignorant .. but then when you consider the source .. I guess this is just par for the course.
Tell that one to Col Quadaffy !
WHOA....you are fast...
What a joke.
I’m surprised his Lordship asked....his court jesters, the congress ....
Chad? Why there? Not much of an infrastructure for support compared to Nigeria, or even Cameroon.
"DAMATURU, NIGERIASuspected Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at a school in northern Nigeria, then shot and slit the throats of students who tried to escape through windows during a pre-dawn attack Tuesday. At least 58 students were killed, including many who were burned alive.
They slaughtered them like sheep with machetes, and gunned down those who ran away, said one teacher, Adamu Garba.
Female students were spared in the attack"
How ODD that the headline says "Students", not BOYS.
Everything he does is POLITICAL. He doesn't give a squat about the girls. This is an opportunity for him to ERASE the bad press from all the scandals. The 20-somethingish females of America are waiting to pull their panties down for 0bama again, BUT ONLY IF HE GETS THE GIRLS.. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS, RIGHT MICHELLE??!!!!
Because Ukraine isn't distracting enough people away from Benghazi and the IRS stuff. King Barry is desperate for something that will both attract a lot of attention and look like a "big win" for him showing everyone how tough he can be.
Ukraine hasn't made him look like the tough guy he wants to be and will probably even end up making him look bad before long. So on, and so on, with the other stuff the media have tried to get traction with.
Barry's little narcissistic bubble is threatened and he's got to do something that gets the usual weenies cheering instead of just defending him with absurd BS. Don't be surprised if he wants to declare war on Chad for not cleaning out Boko or something equally absurd if he can't get big cheers and kudos for rescuing people over there.
hey,weren’t we supposed to have done this in Ben Ghazi?
Obama can’t handle the Russians in Ukraine or the Chinese on the Vietnamese border, so he has our troops out looking for kids out in East Bumhole, Africa.
And the world looks on and laughs its collective ass off.
I smell some pre-election heroics coming on...
“That’s gonna short-dick every cannibal in the Congo.”
I’m thinking Sarge knew something we don’t know.
We’re dropping 80 troopers into Chad. Like Somalia, not enough to make a real difference but just enough for an Obama underling to resign a week early following heinous events that can’t be shared with children under 18.
Bring back our troops.
Sorry girls. Yer on your own...
Still trying to figure out how 200 kidnapped Nigerians are a “National Security” interest to us. Feel bad for them, yes. But it isn’t something directly threatening to us.
Not like, say, Oh, I dunno, like an attack on and the murder of a US Ambassador and his support personnel engaged in running guns to Islamic extremists...
Chad??? Why not Biff or Colin?
Were those young women in CIA school?
This just seems like another go take over an oil country scam again.
You actually sound like a person that understands history and knows how our current rulers operate. Of course this business with the kidnapped girls in total nonsense. Its all propaganda designed to trick the infinitely gullible American people into supporting and paying for yet another immoral Globalist intervention in yet another hapless, harmless region of the world most Americans never heard of. And of course the reason is oil and gold.
“The militants, whose struggle for an Islamic state has killed thousands and made them the biggest threat to security in Africas top OIL producer,” .......................... Looks like we’re in it. Gotta protect our interests.
And they are a foreign nations citizens. WTH