Skip to comments.Obama declares national state of emergency over Libya
Posted on 02/26/2011 10:23:51 AM PST by FromLori
President Obama issued an executive order Friday evening that imposes immediate sanctions on Libyan ruler Muammar al Qaddafi, his sons and his accomplices in the slaughter of civilians. In a letter accompanying the order, Obama declared a national emergency over the situation.
"I have determined that the actions of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, his government, and close associates, including extreme measures against the people of Libya, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. The order declares a national emergency to deal with this threat," Obama wrote in the letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
The executive order itself condemns the "wanton violence against unarmed associates" perpetrated by Qaddafi, his sons, his government, and his close associates. Effective immediately, all U.S.-based assets of Qaddafi and his four sons are to be frozen and transactions intended to move those assets are prohibited. The order allows the measures to be expanded to include any member of the Libyan government who are determined to be complicit in Qaddafi's brutality.
In a personal statement issued by the White House at the same time as the order, Obama referenced what he called the Libyan government's continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people, and outrageous threats.
"By any measure, Muammar el-Qaddafi's government has violated international norms and common decency and must be held accountable," the statement read. "We will stand steadfastly with the Libyan people in their demand for universal rights, and a government that is responsive to their aspirations. Their human dignity cannot be denied."
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Two years, that gets us through the next election and inauguration.
Well, actually, I think they've figured out that they're not Lesbians, but they still think they're Lybians.
I googled that, and discovered:
The Lybians - Melinda Fore, Jackie Deutsch, and Dana Fore - are a group of three girls who have asserted themselves as The Gravity's biggest fans.
Ya don’t think he is going to put a freeze on the price of gasoline at the pump do ya?
What carrier? If we had one to send it would be there by now.
No, I imagine that it means Sending a Carrier task force to Lake Mendota in Wisconsin to provide support to his SEIU and other union thug buddies against Governor "Walker and his evil cohorts in the legislature who are trying to take away the rights of the middle class."
Next time, get a bigger boat. Perhaps one of our own?
Obambi needs to realize the National emergancy will be the U.S. not drilling for our own oil!
If we do anything it should only be to supply more weapons and encourage the Libyans to slaughter each other.
the cost of a gallon has gone up 12 cents in three days here.
"I'm a Libyan on a jetplane..."
I get the sense that he’s doing something illegal here, under the guise of national emergency. Thats why he sent a letter to Boehner. Can the Executive, do this? Unilaterally sanction another country
“constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States”
That’s really putting the evil and butchery over there in human terms, isn’t it?
What about us? 2012 can't come fast enough!
this is a shadow run for when he does this to us in America...