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Obama declares a national emergency by Executive Order because of Ukraine

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of persons -- including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine -- that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets, constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby order:

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly, any of the following:

(A) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine;

(B) actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine; or

(C) misappropriation of state assets of Ukraine or of an economically significant entity in Ukraine;

(ii) to have asserted governmental authority over any part or region of Ukraine without the authorization of the Government of Ukraine;

(iii) to be a leader of an entity that has, or whose members have, engaged in any activity described in subsection (a)(i) or (a)(ii) of this section or of an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order;

(iv) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any activity described in subsection (a)(i) or (a)(ii) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(v) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the effective date of this order.

Sec. 2. I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of such persons. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).

Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order include but are not limited to:

(a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and

(b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

(a) the term "person" means an individual or entity;

(b) the term "entity" means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and

(c) the term "United States person" means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.

Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order.

Sec. 9. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).

Sec. 10. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/06/execut...

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This is an extremely scary

This is an extremely scary precedent for the Executive Branch to be able to seize assets from anyone they want due to national security. Before you know it we may well get another one that says:

I hereby order:

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person (including any foreign branch) of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have engaged in, directly or indirectly, any of the following:

(A) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the State of Connecticut;

(B) actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability of the State of Connecticut; or

(C) misappropriation or concealment of personal assets, particularly firearms within and/or into or out of the State of Connecticut

(ii) who are engaged in or directly or indirectly affiliated with extremist groups attempting to subvert State of Connecticut's gun control legislation including:

(a)material and financial support for anti-gun control extremist groups

(b) colluding with radical Libertarian or Anarchist groups via personal interaction, phone or online communication

That's all it takes folks...

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

I honestly thought this was a fake post

...until I clicked the whitehouse.gov link. I thought this post was a fake to instruct on what might happen. Oops. It is happening now.

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national security and foreign

national security and foreign policy .. you say? so hold on a second ... if national security and foreign policy go hand in hand ... i wonder if the United States Government subverts people who are against the existing foreign policy and treats them as enemy combatants ... so rigging elections and such is just and legal in their minds?

this explains a lot

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YOU'RE NOT A fknig DICTATOR

BRAKefeller you arrogant authoritarian prik

I would like to get on the

I would like to get on the wrong side of this EO intentionally.

What would I have to write in my blog to do that?

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I wonder,

How many Americans are aware that a "National Emergency" declaration is now in effect?

War Powers Resolution

Does Obama's "national emergency" declaration allow him to deploy U.S. troops to respond to the "national security and foreign policy" threat under the War Powers Resolution of 1973?

Unintended consequences...

When giving the executive branch emergency powers, congress did not foresee those powers becoming abused by an Authoritarian Central Planner...
Oh well,
At least we are all snug and safe now...

Being the Child of russian parents

and having friends and expats in Russia makes me trouble. They comment on my FB page in russian. They fill me in on what they see from their vantage point. It could be trouble.

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I admire...

Your optimism!
(Using the word "could" instead of "will".)

Where

is the like button?

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Hypocrisy

In his executive order, Obama demands that "democratic processes" be followed in the Ukraine, while his executive order prohibits the democratic process in the United States.

Excellent

point.

the state is morally wrong...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjNPPig7JE0

Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'

insert IRAQ or ETC ...............

(A) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in IRAQ;

(B) actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of IRAQ; or

(C) misappropriation of state assets of IRAQ or of an economically significant entity in IRAQ;

(ii) to have asserted governmental authority over any part or region of IRAQ without the authorization of the Government of IRAQ;

(iii) to be a leader of an entity that has, or whose members have, engaged in any activity described in subsection (a)(i) or (a)(ii) of this section or of an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order;

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Nazi putsch = OK .. self-determination = emergency!

so .. no "national emergency" when the Nazis aggresively attacked the Ukraine government (= US Regime interests)? .. but an emergency if people get to vote on their own future (= against US Regime intersts).

The US Regime is the most destructive, thieving, murderous Regime on the planet (the vast numbers of victims include US subjects), so, whatever resists them should be supported.

when did

The last "national emergency" expire? That could be the reason for creating this one.. so they can continue to act outside the confines of the constitution. They continue it every time it expires..?

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Exactly, just like

copyright extension -- every 18 years, The Mouse gets another 20 of protection.

Which is ridiculous, as Disney created its derivative works under a system, which they agreed to. Now they think changing the goalposts for everyone is just? No work since 1923 will ever enter the public domain -- so the next Disney cannot evolve, as nobody can take Disney's films and make derivative works out of them, like Disney took Grimm's Fairy Tales. So they're not only diminishing a public resource, they're also eliminating competition -- which doesn't lead to efficiency, either.

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It gives him the ability....

.... to engage the military and special forces and override certain spending constraints.

It gives him the ability to unilaterally do things with Russian and Ukrainian finances.

Obama Knows At Least Half Of The Congress Can Be Blackmailed

Those in the congress are so dirty they don't dare try any funny business because they're as dirty as he is and can be blackmailed into keeping there mouth shut. That includes most of the SCOTUS...

Think about that one!

Does this mean that...

...all of the US officials and corporations that participated in the conspiracy to overthrow the legiimate elected government of Ukraine and replace it with bankster and corporate puppets are in big trouble? Didn't think so, but it sure reads to me like that is what it could be used for.

***Edit- Nevermind, they exempted themselves at the end as usual.

I don't think that I am allowed to pay taxes anymore, though because I am not exempted.

I guess I'm not alone

Can we get this in "attorney" translated English?

Does this include the billions of dollars in deposits and properties the Russians oligarchs and businesses have here? How does this effect the millions in accounts american business has in trade and what about stock account/mutual/commodity funds etc.? This is crazy.
Why did we have to get involved in this?

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Well, merely asking about this, is answering it...

Well, merely asking about this, is answering it...

Yup, you got it.

The POTUS DOES think Americans are THAT stupid.

Go figure :


http://youtu.be/peECAPrA_2g

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"unusual and extraordinary threat"

How?

Undo what Wilson did

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FYI, you just D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-D his pen's nonsense.

FYI, you just D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-D his pen's nonsense.

Thank you.

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Very carefully

re-read Section 5 (B); comments.....

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Yes... OMG ! I'm sooooooooo scared, now !

Yes... OMG ! I'm sooooooooo scared, now !

I've subscribed to the Youtube channel of a Russian silver stacker living in... Canada.

I hope he doesn't move to the US any time soon ! **

Otherwise, I'm trapped in that section !

** Wait... WOULD he ?! COULD he ?!

Dear Daddy / Boss / King Obamarx, please ADVISE, ASAP !

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Anyone who I choose, in other words.

A and B above gives him the unlimited ability to define who he goes after however he wishes. Anyone who's:
"(A) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine;
(B) actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of Ukraine;"

They will use those same designations against dissenters here.

Undo what Wilson did

This means

Barack Obama has claimed the authority through executive order to freeze all property assets within the United States of anyone who:

"[is] responsible... complicit... or engaged in, directly or indirectly... actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine"

He has also claimed the authority through this executive order to freeze all property within the US of anyone who:

"[has] materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for... any person... blocked pursuant to this order."

As you can see, that can be interpreted to mean just about everyone.

"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."

a limited Executive legislated Enabling Act

This executive order was akin to a limited Executive legislated Enabling Act for the duration of the emergency. Maybe it was a trial run. Too much angst is being directed at the President though. Congress seems to be content with collecting its swollen pensions and redefining its role from being legislators to being federal ombudsmen. The courts are silent.