15 Years Later, Obama Extends 9/11 ‘National Emergency’ To Justify A Perpetual War On Terror

‘[I]t seems like we should consider dropping the charade of annual renewals and just admit that “emergency” 9/11 powers are now a permanent part of the landscape,’ the co-founder of Vox wrote in response to the White House memo.
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    WASHINGTON — Late last month, the mainstream media took little notice as President Barack Obama extended a 15-year-old national emergency status that enables the U.S. global war on terror.

    The Aug. 30 White House announcement extends the national emergency first declared by President George W. Bush just days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  

    Obama wrote in the memo:



    “Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2016. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency that was declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.”

    Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias suggested these annual renewals have grown increasingly farcical as the United States targets more countries and new enemies:

    “Given that the emergency is defined vaguely as constituting something like ‘terrorists might attack the country,’ it seems like we should consider dropping the charade of annual renewals and just admit that ‘emergency’ 9/11 powers are now a permanent part of the landscape.”

    Indeed, in the 15 years since the national emergency status was declared, al-Qaida, which became America’s enemy after 9/11, has gradually transformed into an occasional ally in the fight against Daesh (an Arabic acronym for the terrorist group commonly known in the West as ISIS or ISIL). U.S. weapons supplies to so-called “moderate” rebels in the Syrian civil war have repeatedly fallen into the hands of extremists with ties to al-Qaida, and the U.S. seems eager to aid one of the largest groups, formerly known as the Nusra Front or Jabhat al-Nusra, in its efforts to rebrand itself as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.

    During an Aug. 16 Department of Defense press briefing, Col. Christopher Garver, a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S. campaign against Daesh, told the media, “[W]e’re not fighting al-Nusra, we are fighting Daesh.”

    Garver continued:

    “I know it’s not necessarily a satisfying answer, but we’re not focused on the former al-Nusra Front. We’re focused on Daesh. And that’s what we’re fighting and that’s where therefore we look and where we target.”

    Justin Gardner, writing on Sunday for The Free Thought Project, suggested the national emergency status helped give the president unchecked power to wage war. Bush’s Sept. 14, 2001 memo, he wrote, “combined with the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), gave the executive branch dictatorial powers, allowing for the invasion and occupation of Iraq — which had nothing to do with 9/11 — and bypassing the Geneva Convention to declare foreign fighters as ‘enemy combatants’ to be tortured and held indefinitely.”

    Along with Bush’s memo, the AUMF also facilitates ongoing wars in the Middle East and is the subject of a lawsuit filed in May by Nathan Smith, a U.S. Army captain stationed in Kuwait. Smith believes the U.S. war on Daesh violates the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which requires congressional approval for foreign wars.

    Gardner echoed Yglesias’ suggestion that the seemingly endless war on terror has become an integral part of American society. He wrote:

    “Politicians claimed these powers would only be temporary while the terrorist threat was supposedly being neutralized, but many of us knew government would never let go of power once it had been gained. The war on terror and its dismantling of human rights became just another fact of life.”

    Looking back at the first 15 years of the war on terror, Greg Myre, international editor for NPR, agreed there seems to be no end in sight to the conflict. In an analysis published on Tuesday, Myre wrote:

    “[S]ince the Sept. 11 attacks, the United States has been fighting every single day for 15 straight years, the longest unbroken period in American history. The U.S. has carried out airstrikes, sent in ground forces, or both, in seven countries stretching from Pakistan in the east to Libya in the west. None of these conflicts has been resolved, and all signs point to years of strife ahead.”

    Read the White House Memo:

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    • Southernfink

      15 Years Later, Obama Extends 9/11 ‘National Emergency’ To Justify A Perpetual War On Terror

      Doesn’t make sense when there is a far greater chance of being killed by authorities in the US than by an actual T attack.

      Follow the money instead, this fallacious war of terror is hugely profitable and guarantees rapid career opportunities for all those that are willing to sell their morals to the highest bidder.

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    • James Wherry

      Gee. I know that MintPressNews will want to spit on “those filthy Shi’ites” for “extra-judicial killings in Iraq,” but this brings a smile to my face and to any human being’s face. . .

      Sniper Takes Out ISIS Executioner from a Mile Away
      http://nypost.com/2016/09/11/sniper-takes-out-isis-executioner-from-a-mile-away/

      • tapatio

        THE JEWS’ SELF-PROFESSED “CHRISTIAN” ZIONIST TROLL, JAMES WHERRY, BEGAN TROLLING ME EARLY THIS YEAR. SINCE HE WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO US HIS REAL NAME AND A TRACEABLE PHOTO, I DID A BIT OF CHECKING AND, FINALLY, RAN A BACKGROUND CHECK (easy if your wife’s a retired attorney).

        JAMES WHERRY IS A “HASBARA” TROLL FOR THE JUDEO-NAZ! STATE AND A S-XUAL PREDATOR OF THE “GAY” CHICKENHAWK VARIETY – HE LIKES YOUNG BOYS. NOT UNUSUAL – HIS ADOPTED CULT-URE PROMOTES HOMOSEXUALITY AND PEDOPHELIA AS LIFE-STYLE CHOICES.

        James Wherry pretends to be gay. He isn’t. He’s a s-x predator that likes BOYS, as evidenced by the barely legal boy he bought from the Philippine slums and “married” in Columbus, GA.
        Fortunately, Wherry is stupid enough to use his real name and had used a traceable photo and proveded the opportunity to show what sort of gutter scum actually represents the oligarchy and the Zionist disease.
        JAMES WHERRY is a “hasbara” troll for the outlaw Jewish state and a GAY CHICKEN-HAWK (men who use boys for s-x) who chooses the youngest possible “legal” boy from a culture where the boy is so desperate to escape the poverty that he will accept ANY humiliation.////

        THIS is the sort of filth that makes up Zionism and its ranks of Gentile sycophants.

        Even though Wherry was an officer in the US military, his first loyalty is obviously to Zionism. Zionists follow the Jewish “Chosen” Master-Race delusion promoted in Judaism’s Talmud. Wherry has also bragged about helping train the state terrorists of Uganda.

        Wherry resides, with his boy paramour, Mario, at ……….
        6300 MILGEN RD APT 1403
        COLUMBUS, GA 31907
        (15 minutes from the gate of School of the Americas – the world’s largest death squad and terrorist training facility) should anyone wish to drop by to say, “HI”.

        https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

        http://wrbl.com/2015/06/27/local-reaction-to-scotus-decision/

        http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

        HILARIOUS………..
        “I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.”

        I don’t really think that Wherry is qualified to “REVITALIZE MARRIAGE AND GIVE IT THE RESPECT IT DESERVES” with his perverted man-boy love predatory relationship

        James Wherry said he and Mario Jay Wherry met through gaymatchmaker.com. James Wherry proposed and flew to the Philippines to hold an engagement party with Mario Jay Wherry and his family. Mario Jay Wherry arrived in the United States at the end of May.

        Wherry and his little paramour at their “wedding”. Being gay is one thing. Sexual use of someone young enough to be his child, and who would do ANYTHING to escape the disgusting poverty and violence of a culture like that in the Philippines, makes Wherry a s-xual predator.

        • James Wherry

          Actually, what I did was to respond to your lies – most of whom were posts directed to me. Yesterday, one of the other posters here mentioned that whenever you attack someone, you then fill up these threads with obscenities and insults. I don’t waste me time with that: you are simply a Gay-Hating, Jew Hating NAZ! I married an adult male in a same-s-x marriage and you equate that with “pedophilia.” It’s your modus decimandi, nothing more.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b356340e6929f31ef5dd2dca79efe2d3e8f29138608e2e6a4a1dc7f7ce25ec95.jpg

          • tapatio

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            • James Wherry

              ALL SCREENSHOTS OF TAPATIO’S NAZ! AGENDA ARE JUST THAT: SCREENSHOTS OF WHAT HE ACTUALLY POSTS. SINCE HE STARTED CHANGING THEM – WHEN HE’S CAUGHT PRAISING HITLER, FOR EXAMPLE – I’VE STARTE TO INCLUDE THE WEBLINKS SO THE READER CAN GO CHECK THEM OUT.

              https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a0a40a467c35303032d5114ec9b92f28542fecd8f5806ee825f064a902e87ddd.jpg FORTUNATELY, THE A$$ -CLOWN, TAPATIO IS SO PROUD OF HIS NAZ! AGENDA, HE DOUBLES DOWN ON IT! LIKE WHEN HE PRAISES THE NAZ!S FOR MURDERING 5.7 MILLION JEWS IN “78. 1936-45: NAZ! CONTROLLED AREAS” OF EUROPE AS “AN ACT OF SELF-DEFENSE BY NON-JEWS.” SEE SCREENSHOT AND WEBLINK ATTACHED. http://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-honduras-enter-new-blood-soaked-military-alliance-support-state-sponsored-terrorism/219887/

              • tapatio

                GET YOUR A$$ COVERED, GAY CHICKENHAWK & ZIOPIG. IT REEEEALLY MAKES YOU CRAZY THAT I INVESTIGATED THE HASBARAT THAT TROLLED ME FOR MONTHS AND FOUND THE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE SORT OF GENTILE WHITE TRASH THAT WORSHIPS THE JUDEO-NAZ! ZIONIST DISEASE. GOOD!!!

              • tapatio

                WHERRY IS SUPPOSED TO BE A SHYSTER – YET HE’S TOO STUPID TO COME UP WITH HIS/ITS OWN COMMENTS – HE TWISTS MINE TO MAKE THEM HIS. WHAT A GAY PEDOPHILE LOSER.

                • James Wherry

                  I’M GLAD TO RE-POST TAPATIO’S JEW HATRED. MOST ANTI-ISRAELI FOLKS ON THIS WEBSITE DON’T PRAISE THE NAZ!S FOR THE HOLOCAUST IN “78. 1936-45: NAZ! CONTROLLED AREAS” OF EUROPE AS “AN ACT OF SELF-DEFENSE BY NON-JEWS.” HERE ARE THE SCREENSHOT AND THE WEBLINKS.

              • tapatio

                PS: NOW JUMBO-JIMBO WHERRY IS GOING TO START SQUEALING THAT I’M A PEDOPHILE – EVEN THOUGH HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT ME EXCEPT FOR WHAT I’VE POSTED HERE. WHERRY NEVER SEEMS TO GO TO OTHER SITES – HE’S ASSIGNED EXCLUSIVELY TO MINT PRESS.

                • James Wherry

                  *SIGH* AND THEN THERE ARE THE POSTS THAT SHOW TAPATIO IS A NAZ! HOMOPHOBE. HERE HE IS URGING VIOLENCE ON GAYS AND LESBIANS AND JUSTYING IT IF HIS BELOVED MUSLIMS DO IT.

                  HERE HE IS ALSO HATING JEWS BECAUSE THEY DARE TO SUGGEST THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS AN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE. BAD JEWS! FINALLY, HERE’S LI’L HITLER COMPARING HOMOSEXUALS TO PEDOPHILES. AND REMEMBER: HE SPEAKS FOR ALL MINTPRESSNEWS.

                • James Wherry

                  FUNNY TAPA-PEDOPHILE SHOULD MENTION HE’S A PEDOPHILE. HERE HE IS, ASKING ABOUT MY “JUNK.”

          • tapatio

            WHERRY, I DELETED 2/3 OF THE NOTIFICATIONS OF YOUR “RESPONSES” YESTERDAY BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO BOTHER WITH TRASH. SO, AGAIN, YOU ARE A LIAR.

            • James Wherry

              Oh, good. I answered all 175 of your posts over the Labor Day weekend, and I’m busy with the 43 from yesterday. You remain terrified of me exposing your homosexuality, your homophobia and your NAZ!ism/

    • James Wherry

      WELL, LET’S ASK JILL STEIN. OH, WAIT: SHE HAS TO DIE FOR THERE TO BE PEACE, ACCORDING TO “TAPATIO,” THE “OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN FOR MINTPRESSNEWS.COM AND ALL BDS SUPPORTERS.”

      • tapatio

        JILL STEIN IS ONE OF THE FEW JEWS ON EARTH ATTEMPTING TO SAVE PALESTINE, AMERICA AND HUMANITY FROM THE PREDATORY CAPITALIST/ZIONIST DISEASE – WHICH IS REPRESENTED BY THE HASBARAT TROLL, JAMES WHERRY………………..

        Anyone wishing to chat with James Wherry on the subjects of Jew crimes, Jews defrauding of America and war crime involvement by US Army “Civil Affairs” could do so at this address…………….

        JAMES WHERRY
        6300 MILGEN RD, APT 1403
        COLUMBUS, GA 31907

        I’m sure Wherry would also love to show how to buy boy s-x slaves from third world countries and show the one he brought home from the Philippines
        Whisperwood Apartments is a huge complex (as befitting employees of the world’s largest training facility for state sponsored terrorism – School of the Americas (aka: Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation only 15 minutes from Whisperwood according to MapQuest), but it shouldn’t be too difficult to find Jumbo-Jimbo Wherry’s apartment. Just look for thee fat bald old pig fondling a boy who looks like he should be in junior high.

    • James Wherry

      CURIOUSLY, AL-QUAEDA, AL-NUSRA AND ISIL HAVEN’T REFERRED TO ANY LAWFUL REASON TO CONTINUE THEIR WAR ON AMERICA.

      There are two forces in this world who have the Power over the USA to “make and declare war:”

      Congress – and our enemies.

      • tapatio

        The greatest prerequisite in the war against ISIS (and AQ, Boko Haram, etc) is the recognition of EXACTLY who benefits from those terrorist organizations………..QUI BONO is the first question that MUST be asked in every criminal investigation.
        Yes, Al Qaeda’s claiming of 9/11 was true. Yes, ISIS’s claim to the Paris attacks was true. But, who employs those groups? Whose agenda do those terrorist monsters actually serve?

        As the aftermath of 9/11 so clearly demonstrated, the ONLY beneficiaries were those wishing to destabilize those Middle Eastern countries not already “allies” of the US and its banker masters.

        A couple of documents are very relevant to this discussion.

        First is a plan, written, in 1996, for Netanyahu’s reign as Emperor of Greater Israel. The writer is the pseudo-American Zionist fanatic, Richard Perle………

        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

        “………by establishing the precedent that Syrian territory is not immune to attacks emanating from Lebanon by Israeli proxy forces.”

        Next
        is a report A Report of The Project for the New American Century completed in
        September 2000………..

        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

        Compare actual events from 2001 to date to the plans outlined in this “report”. Please
        note, at the end of the report, the list of fanatical Zionists and their sycophants who are responsible for……

        “REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century”

        Paul Wolfowitz

        William Kristol

        Alvin Bernstein

        Eliot Cohen

        David Epstein

        Donald Kagan

        Fred Kagan

        Robert Kagan

        Robert Killebrew

        Steve Rosen

        Gary Schmitt

        Abram Shulsky

        Dov Zakheim

        Understand that Zionism was a creation of the Rothschild banking family in the 1880s and has been incredibly successful, thanks to the corruptibility of British and American government officials and the installation of Islam’s most corrupt creatures as rulers of the Arabian Peninsula. This Saud family installed Wahhabism and “Sharia Law” as the state religion and “legal” system of the Arabian Peninsula.
        This radical Wahhabi cult sowed the seeds for the “religious” terrorists of Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram and other ultra-right Islamic groups. It was like making Jerry Falwell king of the United States.

    • AerOHead

      I guess they learned this from the Israelis. Israel declared a national
      state of emergency in 1948 which is still in effect. Indeed, that’s
      their main “justification” used to “excuse” any number of abuses,
      crimes, and atrocities.

      • James Wherry

        But didn’t the Palestinian Arabs and the criminal invading Arab armies declare “war” on Israel? Isn’t that still in effect? The PLO was created to open up a “new front against civilian Jews.” What’s the excuse for their atrocities? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_political_violence

        http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Knesset-extends-65-year-long-national-state-of-emergency-335194

        • AerOHead

          I can see why you were such a complete failure as a lawyer. You completely disregard all facts, you dispense with all logic. The Arab League came to the DEFENSE of the Palestinians ON THEIR OWN LAND. They even had orders not to fight within the lines designated for the Jews in UN 181, and for the most part, that was honored (70% of the Zionist fighting was beyond the UN 181 lines, seeking to gain even MORE territory, and the fighting within those lines was mostly with Palestinian irregulars, not the Arab League forces). You want to talk about declarations of war? Who invaded whom? Who attacked whom? Who stole territory through the use of armed force and ethnic cleansing. Did the Zionists “declare war?” They, after all, were the aggressors, the attackers. Don’t forget either that the ethnic cleansing was taking place in full force (Plan Dalet) BEFORE the declaration of statehood on May 15, 1948, which triggered the engagement of the Arab League. Let me repeat that for you: the Arab armies were defending Palestinians on their own land and attempting to repel the INVADERS. Apparently, you’re too busy leaving your little hasbara droppings all over the Internet to deal with ACTUAL FACTS.

          • James Wherry

            AND AS PART OF THE “DEFENSE” OF THE PALESTINIANS, THE ARABS ETHNICALLY CLEANSED 100% OF ALL JEWS FROM THE WEST BANK AND GAZA IN 1948 – PROVING WHAT THEY REALLY INTENDED TO DO TO 100% OF ALL JEWS, HAD THEY WON. THIS INCLUDED MEZRAHI JEWS, YEMENI JEWS, PERSIAN JEWS, SEPHARDI JEWS AND OTHERS WHO HAD LIVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. “GENOCID IS NOT SELF DEFENSE.”

            MEANWIHLE, 150,000 PALESTINIAN ARABS WERE PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN PRE-1967 ISRAEL. TODAY, THEIR NUMBERS ARE 1.9 MILLION. ABBAS AN HANIYEH BOTH PROMISE THE ETHNIC CLEASNING OF ALL JEWS, SHOULD THEY EVER “WIN.” SO MUCH FOR YOUR STUIPD RE-WRITE OF HISTORY AND A COMPLETE LACK OF FACTS

          • James Wherry

            THE JEWS LIVED IN ISRAEL SINCE THE TIME, 500 YEARS AGO, THAT THEY HELPED SALLAH A-DIN TO TAKE THE LAND FROM THE CRUSADERS. WHAT GAVE THE ARABS THE RIGHT TO STEAL THE HOMES AND LAND OF JEWS IN 1948?

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      Secretary Rumsfeld and other officials talked with reporters about the need to refine the Defense Department’s business practices. An opening ceremony will kick off Acquisition and Logistics Excellence Week. They answered questions from members of the media

      http://www.c-span.org/video/?165947-1/defense-business-practices

      2.3 TRillion Dollars Missing from DOD Day before 9/11/ 2001

      https://youtu.be/HsggT9hD0Q8