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Obama Demands More War-making Powers from Congress
New American ^ | April 4, 2012 | Alex Newman

Posted on 04/04/2012 8:21:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

The Obama administration wants Congress to grant it even broader authority and more funding to send U.S. troops on missions around the world dealing with everything from terror and narcotics to supporting national governments facing opposition and law enforcement operations, senior Defense Department officials told a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. And lawmakers seemed happy to comply.

According to the administration, the line between terrorism and crime is becoming increasingly blurry. And so, the Pentagon officials claimed, legislation is needed to further blur the line between national defense and law enforcement. More power should also be granted to allow U.S. troops to intervene at home and abroad even more frequently than they already do.

"Most of the authorities that we have right now are narrowly construed to counter-terrorism,” said Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Michael Sheehan (above left) in a hearing with legislators on the Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. “I think for some countries we may need a little bit more flexibility to go in there."

Sheehan, citing Obama’s new “strategy” policies, said that the Defense Department would like to begin “integrating” its terror, drug trafficking, and transnational crime operations to “make better use of resources.” He also noted that the U.S. government’s propaganda apparatus — or its effort to “shape the global information and ideas environment,” in Sheehan’s words — would become increasingly important going forward.

But further blending traditional civilian law enforcement with raw military power will be crucial to implementing the administration’s terror and “security” strategy, Sheehan alleged. “In order to confront increasingly networked threats, we need to be increasingly networked as a government,” he explained. “Active threat networks will exploit the limitations the U.S. government often faces because of separate agency authorities, budgets and institutional cultures.”

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1 posted on 04/04/2012 8:21:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And why does he want this?


2 posted on 04/04/2012 8:22:10 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 8:23:58 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And they called Bush a warmonger.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 8:24:41 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: freekitty
Worth repeating:

And why does he want this?

5 posted on 04/04/2012 8:24:52 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1170 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s been waging economic and political war on US citizens, why not a real one?


6 posted on 04/04/2012 8:24:52 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: freekitty

You have to ask?


7 posted on 04/04/2012 8:25:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where are the code pink protests?


8 posted on 04/04/2012 8:25:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: freekitty

To kill and oppress Christians and Jews - der!


9 posted on 04/04/2012 8:25:55 PM PDT by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (The real problem is pResident Fail actually believes his own BS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
<paraphrase PJ O'Rourke>   like giving whiskey and car keys to teenagers
10 posted on 04/04/2012 8:26:06 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
According to the administration, the line between terrorism and crime is becoming increasingly blurry.

They can sharpen it up again by laying off the recreational drugs for a while.

11 posted on 04/04/2012 8:26:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And his budget cuts 100 billion out of the Pentagon every year. It’s as if we’re being set up for a fall.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 8:27:12 PM PDT by AU72
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To: freekitty

LOOK OUT MEXICO, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA.

MARINES AND ARMY AND NAVY HEADED YOUR WAY NOW.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 8:29:33 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: freekitty
And why does he want this?

He's getting ready to set the Muslim Brotherhood up with Arizona.

14 posted on 04/04/2012 8:29:43 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: AU72

Thanks, dumb-arse Obama voters!


15 posted on 04/04/2012 8:30:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: null and void
"And why does he want this? "

Because he is the one! People come out of your slumber!

16 posted on 04/04/2012 8:33:03 PM PDT by hope
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No need to ask — this is a fallback position to be able to start a war as a last ditch effort to get re-elected. You know — the old “why change horses in the middle of the stream...er, the middle of a war?”

Obama is fooling nobody. He would start a war to remain in the White House. He is that fanatic.


17 posted on 04/04/2012 8:33:21 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: P.O.E.

And he’s claimed the authority to have any one of us detained forever or assassinated, no questions asked. If he uses covert methods such as the heart attack dart, we could all die like Breitbart and nobody would even know to ask questions. Not that they’d ever get answers anyway. No reasons necessary, since nobody can question the reasons anyway.

I’ve come to realize that I have no earthly protection from these thugs. If they want to kill me they’ll kill me. My body, that is. They can never kill my soul; they can only give me an early vacation from this hell-hole they’ve created.

The Hell-hole they’ll eventually end up in doesn’t allow vacations.


18 posted on 04/04/2012 8:33:29 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: freekitty
And why does he want this?

I'm pretty sure he's planning to invade Texas.

19 posted on 04/04/2012 8:36:41 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bullshit.

Posse Comitatus for domestic issues.

Constitution and Congress for international issues.

20 posted on 04/04/2012 8:36:48 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: freekitty

why does any dictator want more power? why does a snake bite?


21 posted on 04/04/2012 8:43:33 PM PDT by RC one (may the strongest man win.)
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To: freekitty
"And why does he want this?"

I'll take a WAG and say it's so he can fabricate a "crisis" by which he can deploy the bulk of our armed forces overseas so there will be less military resistance when the SHTF as he imposes martial law using his "civilian security force."

Of course he fails to take into consideration millions of armed civilians, many of whom have had prior military service and have never forgotten their oaths, myself included.
22 posted on 04/04/2012 8:43:47 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whatever happened to “We can’t be the world’s policeman”???....


23 posted on 04/04/2012 8:44:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Why do I suddenly get an image of America as a porcupine with the quills pointing inwards?

24 posted on 04/04/2012 8:47:49 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

true. I was born and raised in Fort Worth.


25 posted on 04/04/2012 8:47:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RC one

TRUE


26 posted on 04/04/2012 8:48:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Repeal The War Powers Act. Now.


27 posted on 04/04/2012 8:48:25 PM PDT by First A Patriot (Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God)
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To: Liberty Valance

Probably. We don’t like traitors.


28 posted on 04/04/2012 8:49:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And lawmakers seemed happy to comply.

Therein lies the money quote. Time to hit the phones, guys. I'm sick of these imbeciles giving O whatever the hell he wants with zero consideration for the people. Let them know we're watching them!

29 posted on 04/04/2012 8:49:53 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: tacticalogic

True


30 posted on 04/04/2012 8:50:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FlyingEagle

True


31 posted on 04/04/2012 8:50:52 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ImProudToBeAnAmerican

True


32 posted on 04/04/2012 8:51:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tet68

Yep


33 posted on 04/04/2012 8:51:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: null and void

True


34 posted on 04/04/2012 8:51:40 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mylife

“Where are the code pink protests?”

Code Pink was air-kissing Bigfoot Obama/Soetero in `Frisco last week.
Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq ...
Barry could bomb Ghiardeli Square and the pinkos would still give him a pass.

http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2012/04/04/codepink-says-michelle-obama-had-message-in-sf-keep-up-the-great-work/


35 posted on 04/04/2012 8:51:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This could serve various aspects of his Marxist agenda. I doubt if it has anything to do with the benefit of America’s national defense — more like his own defense.

Only a minority of Americans are still naive enough to trust the motives of this person. Every move he makes lends more POWER TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT over domestic forces primarily. Again, I doubt if he really cares about foreign matters at all.


36 posted on 04/04/2012 8:54:08 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This could serve various aspects of his Marxist agenda. I doubt if it has anything to do with the benefit of America’s national defense — more like his own defense.

Only a minority of Americans are still naive enough to trust the motives of this person. Every move he makes lends more POWER TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT over domestic forces primarily. Again, I doubt if he really cares about foreign matters at all.


37 posted on 04/04/2012 8:54:17 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The evidence is there...Code Pinkos were playing rope a dope with you. Do you really think that was their values? Once they got one of theirs in...the values changed...WAKE UP, PEOPLE!


38 posted on 04/04/2012 8:56:05 PM PDT by hope
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To: Army Air Corps

Meanwhile, the drumbeat of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack continues to grow louder : -— regulate -— control -— destroy -— Regulate -— control -— destroy -— REgulate -— control -— destroy -— REGulate -— control -— destroy -— REGU


39 posted on 04/04/2012 8:58:29 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What could possibley go wrong?


40 posted on 04/04/2012 9:01:27 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: EagleUSA

Methinks it’s time for the House to take up Articles of Impeachment now.


41 posted on 04/04/2012 9:02:58 PM PDT by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about we use our military to defend our thousand mile border with Mexico? Since when did the Military servicemen take an oath to police the world. Just look how malicious and evil the Afghans are..and for that matter the arrogant Europeans that couldn’t sustain their bombing campaign in Libya.


42 posted on 04/04/2012 9:05:51 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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Wasn’t Sec. of Def. Panetta just in Congress informing them the UN and Nato are the new authorities on if they’ll go to war or not?


43 posted on 04/04/2012 9:05:57 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: RightLady
Methinks it’s time for the House to take up Articles of Impeachment now.

According to this article, the House went along with it. Is there any confirmation of this? Is it a bill that was actually passed?

44 posted on 04/04/2012 9:06:28 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...to supporting national governments facing opposition...

Planning for the next Honduras' type situation? Keeping those "democratically elected" presidents-turned-treasonous-dictators in power?

45 posted on 04/04/2012 9:08:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama thinks he is the King Of The World.

He wants to make the world safe for the new Caliphate.


46 posted on 04/04/2012 9:08:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The USSR had Uncle Joe.
The PRC had Chairman Mao.
The USA gets Uncle Chairman BO.


47 posted on 04/04/2012 9:09:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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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/


48 posted on 04/04/2012 9:10:02 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who is the enemy? islamism or the American people?


49 posted on 04/04/2012 9:10:10 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: RightLady

“...Methinks it’s time for the House to take up Articles of Impeachment now....”

::::::::::::::::

Something has to be done to stop this power-mad dictator. Impeachment would never make it through the Senate I think, and I don’t think the Repubs would have the guts to put it all on the line. So I don’t know — but again, America has got to purge itself of this uncontrolled evil.


50 posted on 04/04/2012 9:13:48 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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