Has the US President declared martial law in America on June 25, 2012?
by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
Going by the text of a letter that Obama has sent to Congress this does seem to be the case. And all he has to do is to inform Congress, because he uses an Executive Order, and Congress has no veto on this.
The pretext being used is the requirement to freeze assets of the Russian Federation held in US because of nuclear proliferation possibility by the Russians.
The implications of this could be manifold and especially the response from President Putin and the Russian Federation could be a dangerous one. But that is but one implication. However, there are much more serious and far reaching implications in this act for the domestic USA and its people.
If this indeed a declaration of a National State of Emergency under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. 1703(b), then the other Executive Order that the POTUS signed into effect, and that is the reason he only has to notify Congress by letter, the NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS (NDRP), also takes effect and martial law is the case.
The NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS (NDRP) act implies the use of martial law and under this E.O. This can and will be used against US citizens and residents, including the arrest and indefinite detention, though that falls under yet another law enacted recently, of anyone considered disloyal to the federal government or a threat to US assets, not just US security, including Americans living abroad and nationals of other countries.
The letter that Obama sent to Congress as to the latest E.O. Reads, in extract, as follows:
“Pursuant to section 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50 U.S.C. 1703(b), I hereby report that I have exercised my authority to declare a national emergency to deal with the threat posed to the United States by the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation in the Russian Federation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material.
The United States and the Russian Federation had entered into a series of agreements that provide for the conversion of highly enriched uranium (HEU) extracted from Russian nuclear weapons into low enriched uranium (LEU) for use in commercial nuclear reactors. There were concerns that payments due to the Russian Federation under these agreements may be subject to attachment, garnishment, or other judicial process, in the United States, which could put implementation of such agreements at risk. In Executive Order 13159, the President therefore ordered blocked all property and interests in property of the Government of the Russian Federation directly related to the implementation of the HEU Agreements so that it would be protected from the threat of attachment, garnishment, or other judicial process. - White House.gov”
A Congress Woman from the State of Texas summed it up like this in a letter to the people on the Internet:
“President Obama issued an Executive Order that you should know about. This order gives an unprecedented level of authority to the President and the federal government to take over all the fundamental parts of our economy - in the name of national security - in times of national emergency.
This means all of our water resources, construction services and materials (steel, concrete, etc.), our civil transportation system, food and health resources, our energy supplies including oil and natural gas – even farm equipment – can be taken over by the President and his cabinet secretaries. The Government can also draft U.S. citizens into the military and force U.S. citizens to fulfill "labor requirements" for the purposes of "national defense." There is not even any Congressional oversight, only briefings are required.
By issuing this as an Executive Order the President puts the federal government above the law, which, in a democracy, is never supposed to happen.
As President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, he has the Constitutional authority to issue executive orders. And while similar orders have been made before by presidents from Eisenhower and Reagan to Clinton and George Bush – it has never been done to this extent.
It is still unclear why this order was signed now, and what the consequences are for our nation – especially during times of peace. This type of Martial Law imposes a government takeover on U.S. citizens that is typically reserved for national emergencies, not in a time of relative peace.”
That, I should think, give everyone food for thought and if not why not. Let the reader beware and prepare.