Caesar Obama's Unconstitutional War in Yemen
- Obama has given Yemen $337 million in military and security aid.
- Hundreds have been killed in American military attacks.
- As usual, the Constitution is being violated and neither party in Congress gives a damn.
The Great Caesar Obama has waved his imperial hand and is waging war around the world. Constitutional authority is not needed. Hail Caesar.
Let's bottom line it. Caesar Obama is murdering (assassinating) hundreds of people in Yemen without any authority from Congress. There has been no debate nor a Declaration of War from the representatives of the people.
Our Imperial President says he can kill who he wants, when he wants, for any reason he wants. No jury trial is needed. If Caesar says you are guilty then you die.
Members of Congress have once again violated their oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. But who really gives a crap at this point? Congress has already violated their oath so many times my head is spinning.
A 2011 drone attack killed Anwar Awlaki, an American-born Muslim preacher and militant recruiter. Weeks later, a U.S. airstrike killed Awlaki's 16-year-old son, who tribesmen and relatives say had no links to terrorism.
The Long War Journal, a website that tracks U.S. drone activity, reports that since 2002, America has launched 57 airstrikes in Yemen, killing 299 militants and 82 civilians. The number of strikes has risen dramatically from four in 2010 to 40 so far this year.
The U.S., which this year has given Yemen $337 million in military and security aid.
This sound like a war to a simple person like me, but neither Democrats not Republicans in Congress care.
CIA Wants To Expand Drone Strikes In Yemen
Via The Washington Post: "The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism suspects even when it does not know the identities of those who could be killed, U.S. officials said.
US assassination drone strikes kill 64 in Yemen in 3 days
US assassination drone strikes have killed at least 64 people in southern Yemen during attacks in the past three days on the provinces of Abyan and Bayda.
US drone raids in Yemen 'kill hundreds'
Up to 500 people, many of whom were civilians, have been killed since last May as part of the US drive to eliminate al-Qaeda from the Arabian Peninsula, according to the report.
"Why do these Americans come and interfere in Yemen?" said Radhwan Dahrooj, the grocer in Al Sarrain. "Why do they kill our people? If they have charges against someone why do they not arrest him and bring him to justice?"
A very good question. Congress did not grant Caesar Obama the power to be judge, jury and executioner. But our Caesar roams the world dealing death at will. Caesar alone decides who shall live and who shall die.
Many of those killed mirror the political instability, tribal intrigue, crisscrossing allegiances and Islamist passions in the Middle East.
Washington risks being drawn into internal conflicts and becoming increasingly despised in the Arab world.
Extremists here have a history of shifting tactics and circumstances.
They were pressed into service by the government of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh when needed, then arrested and jailed when the political winds changed. Later they vanished from prisons by the scores, set loose across tribal lands.
Yemeni security officials say that era is ending, and they're stepping up military offensives to rout extremists — fighters from Libya, Somalia and other nations, and assassins on motorcycles intent on killing intelligence officials.
But is the US killing Islamists? or simply killing the enemies of one group looking to hold power?
(Los Angeles Times) (CNN News)
|James Madison's 1812 Declaration of War|
"The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature."
"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure."