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In recent months, President Obama has been pressured in the face of widespread public outrage to make two important speeches on national security. In May, he gave a lengthy talk on U.S. drone policy in which he placated public concerns by saying that America needed to get off “a perpetual wartime footing.”
In January, unprecedented public focus on NSA surveillance led Obama to make another speech proposing several reforms and Obama again insisted we must “get off the open-ended war footing that we’ve maintained since 9/11.”A simple way to get us off a permanent war footing would be to repeal the legislation that grants the president the power to wage war indefinitely against undefined enemies wherever they may exist in the world.
The 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force authorizes the president “to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.” Efforts in Congress to repeal or at least amend the AUMF have gone nowhere, and “the White House has taken no public steps to roll back the AUMF,” according to Gregory Johnson at Buzzfeed. MOREHERE Anthony « Irish »
Thompson, the last NASA astronaut to set foot on the moon, has deceased yesterday at St-Church hospital in Chicago at the venerable age of 98. Before he died, the astronaut revealed top classified information that shocked his family, friends and the whole NASA community.« He was being operated for a tumor in his lung, but the operation was too much for the old man » explains his only son. « He wouldn’t take any painkillers, he wanted to stay awake during the whole operation » he recalls.It is just some moments later when a lung was punctured that the famous astronaut felt his life slowly fading away. «
He grabbed me by the hand and held my ear next to his mouth. He then told me all about how Obama was not human, but a hybrid being: half-human, half alien » he explains, still visibly under the shock of such a revelation.…MOREHEREThe former president of Nigeria and his countrymen should have been saying this when Nigeria was selling out the Libyan people at the UN Security Council.Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo expressed what many in Africa feared from the NATO attack on Libya:
“We knew that at the end of the Libya operations, there would be fallouts. And the fallout would be where would all the weapons go? Where would be some of those who have been trained how to use weapons [and] how would they be accounted for? …”Part of what is happening in Mali is part of the fallout from Libya, and we should not expect that Mali will be the last.”BOKO HARAM“The objective is to destabilize Nigeria, destabilize West Africa……..
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