Libya–Obama’s Crown Jewel Turned to Ashes, and Death

Who cares about the Constitution, Congress or the American people?

     Remember back to late 2010 and early 2011 when the Leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, was fighting against uprisings in his country that led to the deaths of many of the rebels and collateral deaths to civilians?  Remember the condemnation by the Arab League, the African Union, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, of Muammar Gaddafiand his attempts to put down the rebellion?   The UN on February 26, 2011 passed UN Resolution 1970 referring the leaders of Libya to the International Criminal Court and condemned the actions taken by the Libyan government to out down the rebellion.  Then, less than a month later on March 17, 2011, the Un passed UN Resolution 1973 authorizing member nations to enforce a “No Fly Zone” over Libya ostensibly to curtail the violence.  Then, Obama, while in Brazil after the resolution was passed, basically, unilaterally declared war on Libya WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AT HOME NOR GOING TO CONGRESS FOR APPROVAL OF HIS UPCOMING ACTIONS.  Obama completely ignored the “War Powers Act” by never going to Congress, reporting to Congress, nor conferring with Congress.  In short, he waged war against a sovereign nation without engaging the American People or the Congress of the United States per Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that states:  “Congress shall have the power … To declare War…”.  Obama said in Brazil:  “Today I authorized the Armed Forces of the United States to begin a limited military action in Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians,”.  Great speech but he does not have the authority take this action without the consent of Congress.  (a side note, Obama used the word “I” nine times in the 492 word speech in Brazil)

     Without rehashing the history of the “limited” engagement that cost over a Billion Dollars and went past the statutory deadlines for various reports to Congress and approvals by Congress, Obama merely executed his own war which ultimately led to the death of the leader of Libya, Gaddafi.  A weak government has been installed since then that has been plagued by uprising and insurrections by the very radical elements, including al Qaeda, that started the uprising in the first place.  Libya has been unstable since the overthrow of Gaddafi.   

    In the past year, the diplomatic missions in Libya have petitioned the Obama government to increase security and harden the embassy and consulates in Libya.  Ambassador Stevens himself sent such a plea on September 11, 2012, just hours before his horrific death. These requests and pleas met with deaf ears in the Obama regime who apparently thought the safety of the mission took back seat to the appearance of normalcy in Libya.  This was accented by the chest thumping by Obama following the killing of Osama bin Laden and the constant chorus out of the White House that al Qaeda was defeated and the war on terror was over.  Tell that to Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans killed on September 11, 2012.  Obama has even added insult to injury by trying to blame this executive failure on a ridiculous video that no one saw then remarked on various talk shows that the incident and deaths were “bumps in the road” and “less than optimal”.  Really?  Is this the kind of president you want in the White House?

Can’t Let Security Get in the Way of Rhetoric!

     In the past year and a half, Obama incited the UN to authorize the attack on Libya; prosecuted a war against a sovereign nation without addressing the nation nor obtaining the consent of Congress; killed a sovereign leader of a country who had been an “ally” of the US; then took no steps to stabilize the country and protect our diplomatic missions in Libya.  All the while blaming our Constitution and our Freedom of Speech and Religion as the catalyst leading up to the sacking of our consulate and the death of four Americans.

     It is one thing when this President ignores the Judicial system and court order to reinstate drilling in the Gulf; ignores subpoenas from Congress or other FOIA requests; creates recess appointments when Congress is not in recess; stone walls Congress on its Fast and Furious investigation that also led to the death of Brian Terry and a host of Mexican Nationals; suborned defense contractors to break the law and not send out termination notices to their employees due to pending defense cuts; ignores the law and by decree creates his own version of the “Dream Act”; ignores the law and eliminates the need for welfare recipients to seek work; but to blatantly ignore the pleas for increasing security for our own people who are trying to help to rebuild a country that he destroyed, in the midst of islamic terrorism and repetitive violence, is CRIMINAL. 

God help us if we re-elect this man who hold the US in contempt and will do anything in his power to take down this nation.

RD Pierini

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