Watchwoman on the Wall

Watchwoman on the Wall

Obama’s War in Libya Now Illegal

{ Location of Libya in Green on World Map} 

by Steven Birn

June 20, 2011 at 1:33 pm


The unmitigated arrogance and lawlessness of President Obama has been on full display during the last week. Congress has demanded an explanation of the war in Libya. Under the War Powers Act the President must explain to Congress within 90 days why the military is being used in a particular operation. He must also ask for approval from Congress for continued military operations. The President’s response to Congressional demands for explanation in Libya is nothing short of outrageous.


Obama claims there is no war in Libya! Apparently dropping bombs and having CIA operatives on the ground does not constitute war in the mind of President Obama. Keep in mind, as a Senator Mr. Obama insisted the war in Iraq was “illegal.” Never mind of course that President Bush asked for and received Congressional authorization in Iraq under the War Powers Act prior to dropping the first bomb. Obama isn’t just a lawless socialist, he’s America’s first postmodern President.

President Obama has such a thirst for war in Libya that he overruled Justice Department lawyers who told him that he was violating the War Powers Act. This is an almost unheard of event. President’s almost always go along with the opinions presented by the Justice Department, especially so on matters such as the War Powers Act. But not President Obama, law doesn’t matter to this man. Not only does law not matter to Obama, neither does language. When language doesn’t work to his advantage, he simply denies language exists. It isn’t a war, it’s a kinetic military operation! Now apparently action in Libya isn’t kinetic, military or an opperation.


Congress is threatening to cut off funding for Obama’s illegal Libyan war. Congress should not only cut off funding but impeachment hearings should be held if Obama continues to drop bombs on Libya. This isn’t a matter of disagreement with the war we’re fighting against Libya. This is a matter of law. We cannot have a President that disregards both the Constitution and the War Powers Act. Only Congress may declare war and under the War Powers Act (passed in 1973 on an override of a Nixon veto) the President must seek Congressional approval for any conflict lasting more than 90 days. For the President to ignore the War Powers Act and continue fighting a war in Libya based on little more than a redefinition of war is an impeachable offense regardless of whether Libyan action is in America’s best interests or not.


What Obama really needs to explain is why we’re trying to assassinate Gaddafi and why this is important for American interests in the middle east. Furthermore, Obama has yet to explain who the rebels are that we’re fighting for. There is ample evidence that the rebels include members of al Qaeda. These are people who are fresh off of fighting our soldiers in Iraq. They have our soldiers blood stained on their hands, yet Obama is supporting them in Libya. Obama is indeed the first postmodern President. We’re at war with al Qaeda, no, we’ve always been friends with al Qaeda. It’s all very 1984.

Obama must be forced to follow the law in this matter. The War Powers Act is clear as to Obama’s duties under the law. Mr. Obama is not living up to his duties and no amount of redefining the word ‘war’ will change what is going on in Libya. Congress must defund the military operation in Libya. If they don’t, then the War Powers Act is irrelevant and will forever be ignored by this President and future Presidents.


About Steven Birn
I believe in reformation. Reformation within the church and within the state. The church needs to return to the tenants of the Westminster Confession of faith. Our state needs to return to a free market, freedom loving government.


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posted June 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

Game Boy? Those were popular when I was a kid 20 years ago. In any event, the problems with government education pre-date the Department of Education, which was created in the 70’s. Government education has long been the playground of socialists and other assorted progressives. It has long sought to separate children from God and family.

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Jerome Ennis

posted June 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm

If the general public truly understood how the USDOEducation has intentilonally Undermined Literacy, they would be appalled. And, now what is so sad, is that we have so much of the population that has already successfully Been Dumbed Down and Brainwashed, they do not realize How Dumb and Illiterate they truly are. The parents of today think that because Little Johnny can manipulate a Game Boy, The Latest Ipod and can do stuff on a computer that he is smart, when in fact, he is being turned into a little Non-Thinking, Non-Reasoning Robot and the crap he is learning is nothing but trivial pursuit type interests and take away the computer or other electronic gadget, the kid cannot communicate either verbally or in writing with old fashioned Pen and Pad. This is a sad state of affairs, but it has been created by Design and has been Administered in Public Schools and is Dictated From the USDOE by Blackmail. “Do this or do that, or you lose Federal Funding.” Decrees By Blackmail is how the U.S. Government has been able to create a De Facto Dictatorship and all Local and State Governments Lock Step Fall In Line With the Dictates by Blackmail. “Lower you speed limits to 55 MPH or lose Highway Dollars.” “Pass emission standards or Lose Federal Dollars.” “Pass Seat Belt Laws or Lose Funding.” “Pass EPA mandated Standards for Housing, etc. or Lose Funding, and get Fined.” It goes on and on and the Feds get bigger and bigger and more and more fascistic, and we, the People are forced to Fall In Line because Our Local and State Governments will not Tell The Feds to Go To Hell.” That is how we take the country back when we local and state governments tell the Feds To Go to Hell and Do Their Jobs and Leave Us To Do Ours. Most everything that the Feds now Control By The Iron Fist or Blackmail are supposed to be left to Local and State Governments. George C. Wallace understood this and stood up to them, and we all know how the Feds Handled That!! With Federalizing the National Guard and U.S. Marshall Service. But, all we hear about is how the Chinese Handle Their Uprisings without any Recognition or Acknowledgement that our own government does the same things if the People Dare Rise Up Against Them.

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Jerome Ennis

posted June 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Why can we only hear these Patriotic Americans on You Tube? Why is not Fox News, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC and NPR or PBS carrying these speeches and thereby getting the Public Citizens behind these courageous men of congress, which by the way are Democrats and Republicans who are calling Obama Out on his Usurpation of Power and Bypassing the Congress of the USA which is also bypassing the United States Constitution as Obama is acting Unilaterally and Following Dictates from NATO and The United Nations. Either we are going to be a constitutional Republic or a Dictatorship. It is my hope that Congress will muster some courage and go ahead and begin proceedings to remove Obama from Office prior to another election to inusre this usurper does no more harm to this nation

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