Constitutional scholar and Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama should be impeached immediately for making unprovoked war on Libya in direct violation of the US Constitution.
During his campaign for president, candidate Obama stated unequivocally and in writing:
“The President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
The Constitution specifically reserves the following powers EXCLUSIVELY to Congress: “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies…; To provide and maintain a Navy; To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces; To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia…”
Libya did not attack the US; Libya is not a threat to the US. And incidentally, the pretext of “humanitarian intervention” is just another big lie. Many of the leaders of the “freedom-loving” rebels are directly supported puppets of foreign powers.
Imagine if instead of the US, it was Iran that invaded Libya. Do you think anyone would believe the lame excuse that its intention was just the humanitarian protection of civilians? Just how stupid do they think we are?
If his humanitarian pretext was sincere, where’s our war criminal president’s similar concern about the killing of innocent civilians in IRAQ, PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, YEMEN, PALESTINE, BAHRAIN & SOMALIA, most of where he already has civilian blood on his hands?
Why hasn’t our news media reported that hundreds of US, British and French military “advisors”, including intelligence officers and special forces were dropped from warships and missile boats at the coastal towns of Benghazi and Tobruk on Thursday, February 24th for a covert mission that included organizing locals into paramilitary units, teaching them how to use the weapons they captured from Libyan army facilities, providing military and combat training and preparing infrastructure for the intake of additional foreign troops? (www.debka.com/article/20708).
This fact alone alters the whole complexion of this enterprise rather dramatically, don’t you think?
Why hasn’t our news media pointed out that the rebels in Benghazi use as their flag the red, black and green banner with the crescent and star (the flag of the monarchy of King Idris) which symbolized the rule of the former colonial powers?
Couldn’t the CIA’s graphics dept at least design them their own flag? I guess they thought we wouldn’t notice.
Our true objective of invading Libya is not the propaganda canard of establishing democracy or saving civilian lives, but to take possession of Libya’s oil and gas reserves and transfer its wealth (including 3.5% of the world’s oil reserves, more than twice that of the US) into foreign hands. And don’t forget the billions of dollars of Libyan assets in deposited in Western banks that the US and its confederates intend to steal.
The US dollar is the world’s reserve currency. If Libya wants to sell its oil to other nations it is obliged to accept payment in US dollars. So the US recently placed hard sanctions on Libya prohibiting any trade in US dollars in anticipation of this planned invasion. Now international banks refuse to exchange US dollars with Libya so they can’t sell their oil except via limited back channels. (http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFLDE7271YJ20110308).
Our repeatedly tried and proven playbook for conquest, now being reprised in Libya is: 1. Destabilize the nation’s economy; 2. Foment tribal, ethnic and/or sectional strife via provocateurs, puppets and false-flag operations; 3. Inject disinformation, propaganda and psy-ops directed within the country and to the outside world; 4. covertly support with arms, money and training, then install and recognize the strongest puppet(s) as our new ‘democratic partners’.
Sound familiar? Light the fuse, get away fast, use under adult supervision, right?
Financial institutions which had prior knowledge or intelligence of events in Egypt and Libya have already made billions of dollars in speculative gains in the futures and options markets for crude oil. Advance knowledge of political or military events and how they affect markets combined with manipulation and/or control of financial news relevant to these events are indispensible to this investment (betting) scheme.
It should come as no surprise that powerful institutional speculators on Wall Street with links to the US military and intelligence establishment are raking in billions of dollars in speculative gains not only in the oil market but also in the commodity and foreign exchange markets.
Interestingly, it appears the Libyan opposition movement is sharply divided regarding the issue of foreign intervention. The majority of the Libyan population, both loyalists and rebels are opposed to foreign intervention, but the US supported “leaders” of the armed insurrection are in favor of intervention on “humanitarian” grounds.
Besides the small detail of stealing Libya’s oil, gas and money under the guise of humanitarian intervention, this military operation is intent upon establishing US hegemony in North Africa, which provides the US with powerful strategic and competitive advantages vs. Europe and Asia, and especially vs. China. For more on our objectives: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23940
“Operation Libya” is part of the broader military agenda in the Middle East and Central Asia which consists in gaining control and corporate ownership over more than 60% of the world’s reserves of oil and natural gas, including oil and gas pipeline routes. (www.globalreasearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23605)
Whatever one thinks about the policy of destabilizing, invading and stealing the resources of sovereign nations, it is illegal, unconstitutional and a war crime. Our congressional representatives, as corrupt as most of them may be, are being denied their constitutionally-mandated right to declare or not declare war on our behalf that then demands our lives, our honor and our money.
President Obama is not just our first black president. He is also our first undisputed Emperor, and is lording over the transformation of our democratic republic into the world’s ‘big dog’ corporate ‘banana republic’.