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U.S. Government Is Condemned for Intending to Declare a World War

12 July 2011

About a little over a week after Osama bin Laden is said to be dead, U.S. Congress began a motion to escalate U.S. war against "terrorism".

But, why, America's biggest "threat" is removed, isn't it?

Yes, however, “we cannot relax just because bin Laden is no longer in the picture,” explained Rep. Mac Thornberry from Texas. "Because, Al Qaeda is increasingly decentralized and because some dangerous splinter groups aren’t obviously connected to the 2001 attacks."

Well argued. But if the world indeed has become a more dangerous place for our dearly frail and fragile American friends after the death of Osama, it should be questioned whether president Obama's killing of terrorist Osama is in fact for protecting or harming American public. Since the answer seems to be the latter which triggers the Congress to consider to escalate the war, should Obama also be charged and persecuted for the same crime that Osama is accused of?

For the bill being so foolishly aggressive and wickedly vicious, even many Americans view it as a passage from the Weimar Republic to Nazi Germany. It gives Obama and any successor carte blanche to attack any individual or any nation without further approval from Congress, which means US president can declare war against any country or any person deemed as opposing American interest, justified or unjustified, real or trump up.

“Congress is involved in declaring, for the first time in 70 years, worldwide war,” Chris Anders, a legislative liaison for the American Civil Liberties Union, points out.

A dangerous development in American politics as such has prompted some truly patriotic cool heads to submit a petition through Calgary4Paul last week as they believe if this bill is passed it will not only devastate the world but disunite the States.

The following is the main points in the petition:

Congress is about to vote on worldwide war authority. This was long on the Bush administration's wish list. Now, a few top congressional insiders see an opportunity to sneak it in to a "must pass" piece of legislation: the Defense Authorization bill.

This expanded war authority would give the president — any president — the power to use military force, whenever and however he or she sees fit. It would essentially declare a worldwide war without end.

It is shocking that Congress is entertaining such legislation at a time when many are looking to see an end to escalating conflict and abuses of power in the name of fighting terrorism.

Hope those warmongers will be sent to face trial sooner than later, along with Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, the former CIA director George Tenet and the formal U.S. president George W Bush. ( FBI files indict Bush, Cheney and Co. as war criminals; Calls to try Bush administration officials for torture).

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