NDAA Also a Preemptive War Authorization ActSubmitted by AZJoe on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 23:28
Most everyone is aware of the hideous indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. Per this article, also buried in separate sections of the act is a change in policy lowering the threshold line for premptive warfare not at actually obtaining nuclear weapons, but rather a very low standard of "nuclear weapons capability," a nebulous and undefined term that also includes many countries such as Brazil and Japan with civilian nuclear programs.
Remember all U.S. intelligence agencies, including the CIA, as well as Mossad, IAEA and UN inspections, agree that Iran has no nuclear weapons, is not building any, and its facilities are currently incapable of enriching uranium to weapons grade levels. Thus a new policy threshold needed to be passed in order to have an excuse for starting an invasionary war against Iran.
The Act also authorizes:
SEC. 1222. UNITED STATES MILITARY PREPAREDNESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
Section 2 (A) pre-positioning sufficient supplies of aircraft, munitions, fuel, and other materials for both air- and sea-based missions at key forward locations in the Middle East and Indian Ocean;
(B) maintaining sufficient naval assets in the region necessary to signal United States resolve and to bolster United States capabilities to launch a sustained sea and air campaign against a range of Iranian nuclear and military targets, to protect seaborne shipping, and to deny Iranian retaliation against United States interests in the region;