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Obama Continues Illegal Libyan War – Internet Censorship Bill Passes Senate Committee

May 29, 2011

Obama Pledges to Continue War Against Libya During Globalist Confab

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Kurt Nimmo
May 28, 2011

Appearing at the globalist confab in the French resort of Deauville, Obama said on Friday the U.S. and NATO will not rest until they “finish the job’ in Libya.

Obama’s ping pong partner, British PM David Cameron, said it is time to “ratchet up” pressure on Gaddafi. In other words, Cameron called for more NATO bombing and more death in order to convince Gaddafi to leave the country as the globalists demand.

“Gaddafi and the Libyan government have failed to fulfill their responsibility to protect the Libyan population and have lost all legitimacy,” declared French president Nicolas Sarkozy in a statement. “He has no future in a free, democratic Libya. He must go.”

In March, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox admitted NATO plans to assassinate Gaddafi. Unable to do so, the coalition settled for slaughtering members of his family in Mafia vendetta fashion. On May 1, it was reported that a “precision air strike” had killed Gaddafi’s youngest son, Saif Al-Arab, and three of his grandsons.

Former African presidents, including South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki and Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo, have expressed “grave concern” that NATO’s campaign to change the government in Libya with violence continues. The African Union shares the belief that what is taking place now goes beyond the scope of [UN resolutions] 1970 and 1973,” said Ramtane Lamamra, the AU’s Peace and Security Commissioner.

Obama’s announcement that the aggression against Libya will be opened-ended is at odds with earlier statements. On March 21, he said the military operations against Libya would be “limited in their nature, duration, and scope” and in the service of a “limited and well-defined mission.” A few days later, on March 28, Obama said “the United States will play a supporting role” in the effort to violently changed Libya’s government.

NATO’s war in Africa and the lead role assumed by the United States has now exceeded the time limit supposedly imposed by the War Powers Resolution. On May 20, Obama was required by this law – itself a violation of the Constitution (only Congress can declare war) – to ask for congressional authorization to continue the slaughter in Libya, but he ignored it.

In fact, Obama stonewalled Congress on the extension and “canceled without explanation” a committee briefing on Libya by the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and declined the committee’s request that a Defense Department official testify at another hearing.

U.S. operations “have assumed a different character than you suggested when you announced the decision to initiate them,” an irate Sen. Richard Lugar said in a letter to Obama.

Once again, an arrogant American president has misled the nation and thumbed his nose at Congress and the American people as he follows the orders of the globalists who are inclined to take out disfavored opponents in Mafia fashion.

Gaddafi’s behavior toward the people of the country – a substantial number who in fact support him – and the vow to remove him have nothing to do with humanitarianism or democracy United Nations style. It has to do with getting rid of Gaddafi the same way the globalists got rid of Saddam Hussein. Gaddafi has not bowed and scraped to the IMF and the World Banksters, so he has to go. Gaddafi’s pledge to create an African investment bank, an African monetary fund and an African central bank was the last straw for the money masters as they forge ahead with a plan to fold Africa into the one-world agenda.

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Minus a small contingent in Congress, led by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, most Democrats and Republicans support Obama’s illegal and immoral war against the people of Libya. Below the surface, however, discontent over Obama’s Libya campaign for the globalists is brewing.

“In electing Obama, his supporters thought that there would be an end to the wars in the Middle East. But Americans are still mopping up in Iraq and still engaged in combat with the Taliban in Afghanistan. And now Obama has launched a third Middle Eastern war, this time against Gaddafi,” op-ed writer Mark Whittington pointed out on March 21.

Unfortunately, many of Obama’s supporters are out of touch with reality. Obama, like most politicians, will say whatever is required in order to get the vote. Obama, as a creature of the Democrat party establishment and its masters on Wall Street and the globalists at the United Nations, never seriously intended to end the illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has received orders to enlarge them.

For the globalists, war is forever and Obama has expanded mass murder in Pakistan and Libya. In 2012, Democrats will be forced to pull the lever for Obama again or leave the party and either vote independent or not at all.


Draconian Anti-Piracy Censorship Bill Passes Senate Committee

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May 28, 2011

The controversial PROTECT IP Act unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today. When the PROTECT IP Act becomes law U.S. authorities and copyright holders will have the power to seize domains, block websites and censor search engines to prevent copyright infringements. Introduced just two weeks ago, the bill now heads over to the Senate for further consideration and another vote.

The U.S. Government continues to back legislation that opens the door to unprecedented Internet censorship.

Two weeks ago a group of U.S. senators proposed legislation to make it easier to crack down on so-called rogue websites, and today the Senate’s Judicial Committee unanimously approved the bill.

When the PROTECT IP Act becomes law the authorities can legitimately seize any domain name they deem to be facilitating copyright infringement. All that’s required to do so is a preliminary order from the court. But that’s just the start, the bill in fact provides a broad range of censorship tools.

In case a domain is not registered or controlled by a U.S. company, the authorities can also order search engines to remove the website from its search results, order ISPs to block the website, and order ad-networks and payment processors to stop providing services to the website in question.

Backers of the bill argue that the PROTECT IP Act is needed as an extension of the already controversial domain seizures. As reported previously, it is now relatively easy for a seized website to continue operating under a new non-US based domain name.

Not everyone agrees with this stance. Yesterday several Internet giants including Google, Yahoo, eBay and American Express asked the Senate Committee not to adopt the bill, warning it would “undoubtedly inhibit innovation and economic growth.”

However, the concerns raised by the companies did not affect the vote today.

“Today the Judiciary Committee took an important step in protecting online intellectual property rights. The Internet is not a lawless free-for-all where anything goes,” commented Senator Orrin Hatch. “The Constitution protects both property and speech, both online and off.”

“The PROTECT IP Act targets the most egregious actors, and is an important first step to putting a stop to online piracy and the sale of counterfeit goods,” Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy said commenting on the importance of the bill.

“Both law enforcement and rights holders are currently limited in the remedies available to combat websites dedicated to offering infringing content and products. These rogue websites are often foreign-owned and operated, or reside at domain names that are not registered through a U.S.-based registry or registrar,” Leahy added.

Similar comments were made by the other Committee members and the various entertainment industry lobby groups.

For Hollywood and the major record labels the PROTECT IP Act is the legislation they have dreamed of for a long time. It allows for copyright holders to obtain a court orders to seize a domain, or prevent payment providers and ad-networks from doing business with sites that allegedly facilitate copyright infringement. All without due process.

The PROTECT IP Act will now move on to the Senate where it’s expected to be opposed by Senator Ron Wyden, who also stopped the bill’s predecessor COICA, fearing it would stifle free speech. Whether it will be enough to prevent the legislation from becoming law has yet to be seen.

Update: Senator Wyden placed a hold on the PROTECT IP Act and released the following statement.

“Consistent with Senate Standing Orders and my policy of publishing in the Congressional Record a statement whenever I place a hold on legislation, I am announcing my intention to object to any unanimous consent request to proceed to S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act.

“In December of last year I placed a hold on similar legislation, commonly called COICA, because I felt the costs of the legislation far outweighed the benefits. After careful analysis of the Protect IP Act, or PIPA, I am compelled to draw the same conclusion. I understand and agree with the goal of the legislation, to protect intellectual property and combat commerce in counterfeit goods, but I am not willing to muzzle speech and stifle innovation and economic growth to achieve this objective. At the expense of legitimate commerce, PIPA’s prescription takes an overreaching approach to policing the Internet when a more balanced and targeted approach would be more effective. The collateral damage of this approach is speech, innovation and the very integrity of the Internet.

“The Internet represents the shipping lane of the 21st century. It is increasingly in America’s economic interest to ensure that the Internet is a viable means for American innovation, commerce, and the advancement of our ideals that empower people all around the world. By ceding control of the Internet to corporations through a private right of action, and to government agencies that do not sufficiently understand and value the Internet, PIPA represents a threat to our economic future and to our international objectives. Until the many issues that I and others have raised with this legislation are addressed, I will object to a unanimous consent request to proceed to the legislation.”

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