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"Astoundingly Disturbing": Obama Administration Claims Power to Wage Endless War Across the Globe

By Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy NOW! | Video

Transcript: May 20, 2013 | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: A Pentagon official predicted Thursday the war against al-Qaeda and its affiliates could last up to 20 more years. The comment came during a Senate hearing revisiting the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, enacted by Congress days after the 2001 attacks. At the hearing, Pentagon officials claimed the AUMF gives the president power to wage endless war anywhere on the globe. Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine, described the hearing as the most, quote, "astoundingly disturbing" one he had been to since taking office earlier this year. King accused Obama administration of rewriting the Constitution.

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Angus King=American Hero...

Lindsey Graham=Obama lapdog!

Participate in America's future- Research Ron Paul- Truth will Prevail! You too, will be proud one day, to be able to say: "I was a Ron Paul supporter."

List of Villains.

+1, for the hero, Sen.King remained steadfast to the Constitution, adhering to the Law, seeking clear definitions, lines & parameters.

Now, to the opposite of hero, let us list those who are pro-war & murder,= the Villain-s, - the meaning = : noun 1. a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel. 2. a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot.

* the media play the tune as cheer-leaders for war, or the army band.
* secret services who orchestrate false-flags, harass, snoop, etc.
* gun-men who fire bullets at innocents, fly drones, bomb, etc.
* the mega churches aligned to neo-cons, pro-zion, Hagee, Pat, etc.
* politicians = 99 % of the Senate, including Rand, green-light to war.
* banksters & US-Feds, who fund wars, wasteful & destructive.
* corps & contractors, the military industrial complex, war-profiteers.
* aipac, & others like them, who fund many loud-mouth bums seen on social media & blogs, spreading confusion about serious issues.

No Doubts

This should put to rest any "doubts" about the truth behind the Military-Industrial complex's control over our military, and what's this TWENTY years, I thought you guys wanted it to go on for A HUNDRED YEARS (According to your puppet McCain).
I predict you will keep it going "perpetually" as long as you can keep your control over the minds of the people.
There will always be a "boogie man"...perpetuated on the people by the controlled media.
It baffles me that South Carolina can't see Lindsey Graham for what he really is...a puppet of this corruption.

The Invisible Abstract Concept known as "Terror"

Time to end the war on the Invisible Abstract Concept known as Terror.

Lets get everyone in America to sign a petition to end the war that can never be won.

I confess I was wrong... how stunning. Who woulda thunk!

John McCain was right all along! Wow this estimate is still low then... 'Johnny' said 100 years!

I guess he really will make a Wind Powered Car, and establish colonies on the moon!



Good ol' LIndsey Graham...

The sheeple have totally lost it. This man should be tarred, feathered and made to pay, along with his fellow traitors to the country, in a most severe manner. What are we waiting for?

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS


Lindsey Graham what an a-hole! Unbelievable. People should be ashamed of themselves for electing this douchebag!

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The people who will tar and feather him!

THAT is what we are waiting for.

How long?...Beats me.

Folks just aren't hungry or...

"enslaved" enough but, I truly believe that soon enough will be enough....

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

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I didn't vote for him in November.

I am so proud at this time he is my senator.

Many of us feared he would caucus with the left (totally).

Maybe he is truly Independent?

And maybe he has been a little bit influenced by the many Liberty minded folks here in Maine. It is a good possibility. We have a strong voice.

Go get em Angus!

Translation: "Due to our


"Due to our recent successful arms shipment to Al Queda, we can be assured they will be able to be a prime scapegoat for us to roll over the Middle East for the next two decades..."

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Well yeah,

just keep poking the nest and providing the stingers and it can keep going well past 20yrs unless something else comes along. Some might call it "job security".

God forgives always. Man forgives sometimes. But Nature never forgives.

Poor Angus King --

He has a long way to go before he starts living up to his name. "Angus" means, "one choice" + "king"!?

But he's headed in the right direction -- A+. Drop the intimidation Sen. Angus King. Your "one choice" is obviously the right one: The Constitution.

As for Graham, he's too pathetic for words. He's got to go.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

My post

" a diamond in a pile of iron pyrite ", yesterday was based upon this, and was a informative read, sad no one took the time then to do so.

America is most assuredly being a Beast, speaking like a dragon Rev13:11,12

It's all in there, you just need to interpet it from ancient tongues to English, vastly surprising and undeniably true when History shows over and over again to have been clearly stated....hundreds of years prior to the events. Take Alexander the Greats Conquest of Tyre as an example, if you care to see one that is.

God Bless

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington

it is not just Americans who

it is not just Americans who are'nt happy with sentiments like that

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This is a sickening display...

of we, the people's true intent and wishes. It is diametrically opposed to how we truly see ourselves in this world. Everything we have placed upon us is "blowback" from our aggressive imperialism.

We are a peaceful people but we are controlled by a dictatorial force bent on world domination.

This is NO DIFFERENT than the Nazis in the middle part of the 20th century.

If I were potus I would immediately FIRE all of these generals and charge those senators that are complicit with treason for failure to follow their oath to the Constitution.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.


correct you are

So, Graham, the emperor's

So, Graham, the emperor's administration and the military brass all believe that;

a) the battlefield stretches "from Boston to FATA", or in other words, over the entire globe.

b) the emperor's administration has the authority to deploy the military to combat "terror" without congressional approval, or (as logically determined), without the approval of any governor (should the battlefield be determined to be domestic).

So, since practically ANY act of violence can be said to be "terror", in essence, we have reached the point where not only the Constitutional authority of Congress to declare war is null and void, but Posse Comitatus is also a concept of the past.

And all this under a Democrat administration. Whodda ever thunk it?

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Reading this along with the

Reading this along with the excellent rebuttal from the congressman from Maine was very enlightening. Thr Maine congressman served the Contitution while the rest of the neocons played dumb.

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This is downright INSANE.

This is downright INSANE.

This is downright infuriating.

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