Friday, May 27, 2011

Obama Gives Himself the Power to Economically Assassinate Syrian Leaders

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Eric Blair
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In April of this year President Barack Obama, claiming powers vested in him during an "International Economic Emergency" and "National Emergency" signed Executive Order 13572;  Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria. Essentially, it gives him the power to seize assets of Syrians suspected of being complicit in human rights abuses.

This incredibly vague standard gives the president the power to determine who ends up with the control of wealth in Syria. The EO describes the broad accusations that can be deemed sufficient enough by the State Department or Treasury Department to render asset seizures:
(i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, or to have participated in, the commission of human rights abuses in Syria, including those related to repression; 
(ii) to be a senior official of an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; 
(iii) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, the activities described in subsection (b)(i) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13338, Executive Order 13460, or this order; or 
(iv) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13460 or this order.
If events leading up to Libya's "liberation" are any indicator, this Executive Order is the first step in engaging in an interventionist "humanitarian war".  In February of this year Obama signed an eerily similar Executive Order 13566Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya.  Again, Obama declared the situation in Libya a "national emergency" in order to obtain the power to economically assassinate Qadhafi and anyone loyal to him:
I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that Colonel Muammar Qadhafi, his government, and close associates have taken extreme measures against the people of Libya, including by using weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton violence against unarmed civilians. I further find that there is a serious risk that Libyan state assets will be misappropriated by Qadhafi, members of his government, members of his family, or his close associates if those assets are not protected. The foregoing circumstances, the prolonged attacks, and the increased numbers of Libyans seeking refuge in other countries from the attacks, have caused a deterioration in the security of Libya and pose a serious risk to its stability, thereby constituting an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat
This Executive Order was executed less than a month before the U.N. Security Council resolution for the so-called "No-Fly Zone" that has now festered into nightly bombings of Libya's capital city and the actual targeted assassination of their sovereign leader.

This appears to be the modern imperial playbook for starting preemptive humanitarian wars for the purpose of regime change. Step one; seize the assets of the group currently running a country to weaken them. Step two; build strategic popular support for humanitarian intervention.  Step three; bomb the humanity back into the country and kill the rightful leader. Step four; install globalist puppets to control the flow of the country's currency and assets. Step five; move on to the next "oppressive" regime, bypassing the mirror of conscience.

One thing is for certain, Syria is next on the globalist chopping block despite the West's clear involvement in spearheading the opposition movement there.  The U.S. president can now conveniently claim the powers of international economic emergency and national emergency to circumvent any checks and balances to justify nearly any act of imperial tyranny.  And 2011 is shaping up to be a Blitzkrieg by Western powers to take out the remaining global chess pieces that oppose their domination.

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refuge2012 said...

Well I guess if I don't agree with his presumption to financially neuter Syria that makes me some one who does not love our beloved leader.

THE USA Needs to stop interfering in other countries, we have enough problems of our own to deal with.


Political Athiest said...

My God. Is there no end to the madness. The hypocrisy is stunning.

Anonymous said...

It blows me away the Syria, or any Middle-East countries for that matter, have/keep their assets in the US!!! Why would they do that?!

Anonymous said...

We in America are in the grips of a new form of governemnt, and it could be called democratic fascism.

I guess one way to solve our financial crisis is to steal other nations wealth. Unfortunatly none of this newly stolen wealth will be used to assist the unemployed. The bottom economic 1/3 of Americans will be a permanent poverty class. The bususness owners have no plans or desire to improve their lives.

Can China or Russia stop this agression upon the world, or will they even try ?

Anonymous said...

EU has done the same thing with Libyan assets including the Libyan $200 billion sovereign wealth investments and bank accounts a modern states need for commerce.

This is an aspect of western states lawlessness and looting of Middle Eastern wealth. This sort of behaviour has been ravaging Sub Saharan Africa for decades with the outrages of the Congo and Rwanda a direct consequence of US, UK and French power politics causing mayhem.

The people that instigated the Rwandan genocide where francophone Hutus coached and trained by French security services to go back to Rwanda and to incite a race war to unseat the anglophone Tutsi from power.

The only difference between the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa is that the world media reports on the Middle East and largely ignores Africa.

Only two ago, Sarkosy, speaking to an assembly of African leaders warned the audience that any act of injustice and hostility to French citizens and French interests will be answered by military force.

It is worth noting that when Arabs defend their interests with military force, Westerners describe this as terrorism. Sarkosy effectively threatened Africa with terrorism.

Italics Mine said...

Wow. King of Kings King Barack the first.

Anonymous said...

This is utterly ridiculous!! Who gave Obama this power? This sounds the same as when Bush was grabbing people in other countries and shipping them off to jails. Since when do American laws have any authority in other countries? I thought it was called kidnapping. And maybe someone will explain what the heck a "combatant" is or what am "insurgent" is? American citizens have to rise up and take their country back, not only for their sakes, but for the sake of the world.

Anonymous said...

in Russia the Bolsheviks ruined themduring the cod war. how they are in the USA they are now called the zionsits are doing the sam thing to the americans. wake up people... the enemy is within not abroad. take action otherwise u will lose everything. in south america they have woken up in russia they have woken up why r u not waking up!! good lord what will it take for u to do the right thing not only for yourselves but the rest of the planet!! WAKE UP!!

Anonymous said...

This are the end of Days.
American people will not be able to or allowed to rise up.
The world will also have to watch quietly.
China or Russia or India will be wise and just keep quiet too.
America will then be divided into small states similar to European countries of former Roman empire. New York will become another city of London or Vienna.
Rural America will survive by going back into farming. American cities..... see Detroit.

Anonymous said...

Well if Syrian officials are stupid enough to leave their assets in US based financial institutions then they deserve to lose them.

Make a deal with the devil and you get burnt!

nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwin said...

bankers out of control
looting the world
running wild

apeman2502 said...

The new Webster Collegiate Dictionary should have a new entry, 'punk' next to a little picture of Pres. B.O..

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