BREAKING: Israel Under Attack – Missiles Hit Tel Aviv

Is it coincidence that mere days after Barack Obama secures a second term as president anti-Israeli militants make an aggressive push to attack Israel?

EXCERPT (via Sky News)

Palestinian militants target Israel with nearly 150 rockets, striking the outskirts of Tel Aviv as Israel continues airstrikes.

With claims that Palestinian militants fired nearly 150 rockets on Thursday, killing three people, defence officials say Israel is prepared to launch a ground invasion into Gaza if necessary.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the army was prepared for a “significant widening” of its Gaza offensive.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the militant group Hamas bears the “principal responsibility” for the spiralling violence between Gaza and southern Israel.

Mr Hague condemned rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza today and said he is “gravely concerned” about the escalation of tension.   LINK


Another on-air news source indicated it was the first time since 1991 that air sirens were heard in Tel Aviv.  The extended range capabilities of the Palestinian militants is now raising questions regarding how they obtained those missiles.  Could this latest round of attacks against Israel actually be supported by arms that came from Libya?

And who among the Obama administration might know?  Or knew…


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66 Comments to BREAKING: Israel Under Attack – Missiles Hit Tel Aviv
    • truthandjustice
    • Of course it’s no coincidence – besides, I don’t believe in “coincidences”. Now we wait for Israel to strike Iran…… doubt they were waiting to see outcome of the election, knowing with Obama they wouldn’t get help – just the opposite. With Romney, might have waited until after he was sworn in and get help.

      Re Benghazigate – Rush now reporting that he got an email from a trusted high official in Congress that the House has decided to “stand down” – give Obama the “reins” and just wait and see what happens with that before taking any action………and…..not much support for a Committee to investigate that I think McCain has been trying to push.

    • luxuryoption
    • Now, now…nobody’s surprised that the Hamas based Obama supporters are ‘community organizing’ after BHO’s reelection.

      And nobody’s surprised that the gutless, spineless GOP [who are really leftist] are going to support BHO in his economic endeavors.[insert sarcasm]

      • ShainS
      • Agree with you PV. It’s fear of killing civilians, but the Israelis need to make the moral argument that the blood and death of civilians is on the hands of THEIR leaders — the ones who initiated the use of force — and not on those defending themselves …

        • PV
        • there is no civilians in a war, there is no hamas, al qaeda, fatah…they are all regular military units getting paid by same people…3rd debate…Romney said “we can’t kill our way out of this mess”…that is exactly opposite of what has to be done and the only way to win is to kill our way out…I knew back then…Romney is a fool and is taking a dive…meaning he was not for real…an actor…

    • ShainS
    • Again, most of the world and the Left ruining this country will cheer the arsonists and condemn the firefighters (unable to distinguish the difference between the two owing to “moral relativism”) … and what’s that I hear coming from the White House? Crickets …

    • Anna
    • Personally, I’m not a fan of Israel. There will never be peace in the mideast with them around. With that said, it’s no wonder Hamas, et al feel brazen enough to attack Israel. They know, without a doubt, that they have an ally in Obama. This is what you get when you elect a Muslim into the WH. I wouldn’t take any bets on whether Obama will back BiBi if he strikes Iran.

      • bill o'rights
      • There will never be peace in the mideast with the Israelis around?

        Are you f-cking kidding me?

        Let’s just give the mideast to those peaceful fundamentalist muslims.




      • NameBM
      • Anna,

        your comment is not supported by history. I suggest your read a little about what went on in the Middle-East before 1948 (birth of Israel). This corner of the world was has been in state of beligerence and war constently throughout history, way before the Jewish nation creation.

        • bill o'rights
        • Absolutely right.

          In fact, the Israelis brought civilization to the mideast, and greater peace and stability than had ever existed there before. Unfortunately, they are surrounded by enemies on all sides, who do not desire peace with them.

          • charlotte
          • I agree. I think I know Anna from another forum and her comments there are viciously antisemitic as are those of others on that forum.And if I remember correctly about 3 weeks ago, she made a viciously antisemitic remark here and was pulled up sharply by one of the commentators here. Kol HaKavod to him.
            I will say this: In the war between the civilized man and the pre-medieval savage, I support the civilized man.One only has to see how they treat their own women and children, mentally disadvantaged( they strap suicide bombs on them and send them across the border) lesbians,gays etc. Its time this scum was wiped from the face of the earth, instead Obastard has enabled them.

      • truthandjustice
      • Agree with Bill & NameBM — with all due respect, please recheck and do your own research. It has been a huge PR spin for the left about Israel. In short, Israel wants peace & has offered concessions to Palestinians which they always refuse; Israel is not the instigators of violence, they are not the “oppressors”, Palestinians are just being used by the Arabs, others who are working for the TOTAL destruction of Israel & always trying to stir up trouble, spread lies, etc. Also there are a lot of innovative inventions for the good of all mankind like medicines, etc. that are and have been done in Israel that you never hear about. And if you are a Christian and go to a church that says Israel has been “replaced” by “Christians” in God’s eyes — wrong. Read Romans 11. That is called “replacement theology” and is a total lie. And, if you aren’t aware, God has said (in the Old Testament, Genesis) that all who bless Israel, He will bless and all who curse Israel shall be cursed. That vow did not end with the birth of Jesus and still exists and is “in play” as we speak.

        • E.A.B.
        • It should be said that there are “replacement theology” adherents who are neither anti-Semites nor anti-Israel.

          It is possible to believe that Israel are no longer Yahweh’s “chosen people,” without believing that they have morphed into Emperor Palpatine over the past 2,000 years.

      • E.A.B.
      • Israel wants peace in the Middle East more than anyone. They would accept reasonable (i.e., non-suicidal) terms for peace without hesitation.

        But the Arab nations don’t want peace with Israel. The dictators need a bogeyman to blame for their own failures at governing, and Israel is it.

      • cobra
      • Anna,
        I have a simple question to you.
        If your plane crash lands in the ME, where would you like to land, in Israel or the arab land?
        Especially with an American passport…
        I forcefully disagree with you.
        My ancestors dealt with the muslim barbars for hundreds of years and that awful experience is sown in our DNA.
        By the way, I am not a Jew, so please do not post such rubbish anymore.

    • Randall
    • Stooge Ron Paul, shill for Russia:

      I don’t know where the rockets came from. Could probably deduce something, but could be Pakistan, Turkey, possibly Iran? Not sure why Iran would want to distract Israel right now, as they are worried about losing Syria to AQ. Could be Libya.

      This is what Obama’s second term will look like for another 50 months. Congrats you stupid libs.

    • truthandjustice
    • Re PETRAEUS – the “real one” that we’ve been speculating about. First heard this on Rush and then got the link. I have no idea if it is true but my “gut” says it probably is. Always mistrusted him. From Americanthinker:

      “David Petraeus gloried in wearing every token of service on his chest, including presumably the good conduct ribbon. Or maybe not! The good conduct medal only goes to grunts, not officers. Clearly, the good conduct award should hereafter be a badge of misplaced military expectations.

      Nonetheless; the US Army, West Point, and officers like Petraeus continue to pay lip service to traditional military values and ethics like “duty, honor, and country.” The second imperative seems to have been honored in breach by the former ISAF commander. It’s hard to believe, as it was with Bill Clinton, that Paula Broadwell was a “one off.”

      Or maybe the West Point honor oath is more relevant: “a cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal; or tolerate those who do.” Ironically, cheating on your wife seems to be a moral misdemeanor in the Army; while cheating on your trigonometry quiz could lead to dismissal. Alas, Cadet David gets the hat trick here. On the larceny count, Petraeus stole reputation from both sides of his family. His wife Holly is the daughter of a former West Point commandant.

      And be not distracted by any “honey trap” nonsense; cheating on wives is a military tradition, not a scandal. Officially, a remote tour is designated “unaccompanied,” but overseas orders seldom require celibacy. Alas, unaccompanied officers are known in the trade as “geographic” bachelors. A senior officer is not busted for cheating; he gets drummed out of the corps for getting caught — too visibly.

      And morality only becomes an issue when it embarrasses the Service. In this respect, contemporary military culture is no different than American political culture. If and when, Holly Petraeus, sings a few choruses of “Stand by Your Man,” as did Hilary Clinton; the triumph of the bimbo ethics will be confirmed. Men behave like swine because the women in their lives, mothers and wives, have low or no expectations.

      Petraeus not only gives new meaning to terms like “embedded” and “all in” but he and Mrs. Broadwell give a whole new dimension to “ring knockers,” a military euphemism for arrogant military academy graduates. Indeed, if the general was making booty calls with GI Jane in Kabul, the angst in the ranks should be unique. Unlike Europe, Korea, and Vietnam; ordinary soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are discouraged, if not prohibited, from fraternizing with Muslim women. Like Saigon back in the day, however, apparently the brass gets first run on the imported camp followers. Rank still has perks.

      For those who might argue that the military ethos is different, consider who comes to defend Petraeus and the nature of the arguments. Members of both political parties, (e.g. Nancy Pelosi and Lindsey Graham ) and the Media lament the loss of a “great leader” to personal, as opposed to professional, failings.

      This is the same limp mantra cooked up for Bill Clinton. Neither defense holds water. Perjury is a crime in any court; and adultery, as Petraeus should know, is a court martial offence under the UCMJ. Note that it is the Republican House who excuses Petraeus from testifying, as scheduled, in the Benghazi fiasco. Republicans can’t seem to court enough ill will these days.

      So much for the general’s character.

      Defending Petraeus on performance grounds may be an even a shakier argument. The general belongs to the “kiss up, kick down” school of military management, again an import from the political world. Like politicians, political generals insist on deprivations from which they usually exempt themselves.

      Recall, that during the hot war in Iraq, serving under a Republican, Petraeus was vilified as General “Betrayus.” Now, under a Democrat administration, as the retreat from Afghanistan unfolds, the former ISAF commander is held up as a national hero. Where are the victories? Is the Arab or Muslim world more pacific or stable today, because Petraeus marched through?

      Even insipid goals like “transition” are a shell game. We still have troops in Iraq; and after 2014, a similar contingent will remain in Kabul. The true accomplishments of all those small wars in the Muslim world to date are twofold; NATO has simplified the Islamist target set and enabled the triumph of radical religious politics. Indeed, American troops are now killed by our so-called “moderate” Muslim allies; surely a comfort to Islamists.

      The great failure of senior officers like Petraeus is candor, or more bluntly, integrity. America cannot do for Muslims what Islam is unwilling to do for itself. That fundamental ground truth is ignored or spun by senior military officers and politicians alike.

      And are we to believe that Petraeus reinvented the Army with a novel counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine? The test of any doctrine is achievement; or to use a word absent from flag officer vocabulary these days, the test of military theory is victory. There are only two routes to change in the Ummah; reform or defeat. Neither is evident after 50 years of futile American sacrifice.

      Politics and yearly troop rotations are at odds with the Petraeus doctrine. The force ratios required by the Army Manual (FM 3-24) will never be achieved with the current force structure; and brief, but repeated, deployments are at odds with consolidating any annual gains or winning any “hearts or minds.”Problems with academic theory begin with flawed assumptions; nearly all conflicts in the Muslim world are civil wars, not insurgencies. The Army doesn’t have a foreign civil war mandate. Unfortunately, the Marine Corps has bought into the COIN nonsense too. The elimination of the draft makes it easier for politicians and generals to play fast and loose with national treasure and volunteer lives, another ground truth ignored by Petraeus doctrine.

      Before leaving the performance report, we might look at some of the small steps that allowed Pataeus to advance from Kabul to Langley. First was that borderline anti-Semitic CENTCOM study commissioned by Petraeus that suggests that resolving the Israel question is key to abating Muslim rage. Nonsense!

      Israeli Palestinians are better off than any similar group living in any Arab country, including Jordan and Lebanon. Indeed, at one time or other, Jordanians, Egyptians, and Lebanese have successfully exterminated militant Palestinians. Israel’s tolerance of Arabs and Islam, by any measure, is enlightened.

      The CENTCOM study and Petraeus clearly catered to existing bias, a kind of closet anti-Semitism, among the American academic Left and Obama acolytes. Petraeus subsequently consolidated his politically correct posture on Islam by taking a knee in Afghanistan. American women in uniform were encouraged to wear the hijab while on patrol. Pandering now trumps American troop safety as America slinks out of South Asia.

      By such baby steps does an officer, with little or no Intelligence experience, advance from Princeton to the CIA. Petraeus garnered an Agency sinecure with a wet finger in the political winds. He was politically correct on all things Islamic. He was reliable — until Paula came along.

      So we are left to ponder the merits of several hagiographic Petraeus biographies. In retrospect, Paula Broadwell’s powder puff pastiche, All In (sic): the Education of David Petraeus is at once an inside joke and reminiscent of Doris Kerns Goodwin’s methodology and subsequent biography of Lyndon Johnson — another politician who quit in the middle of a tedious war. The literary world needs to stop calling tomes about the living, “valentines.” A more appropriate classification would be toilette biography.”

      G. Murphy Donovan is a Vietnam veteran and former Intelligence officer who writes frequently about national security, military affairs, and politics.

    • NameBM
    • Wanna guess what the official line of defense is going to be?

      “We did not send reenforcements because they did not ask!”

      Rush eluded at it, and I believe this is going to be the next talking points for the media.

      We shall see!!!

      • truthandjustice
      • Haven’t check out yet, but I saw on Fox that the reason Petraeus left was b/c he disagreed with Obama’s “Timeline” — ????? And yes, I remember Petraeus said CIA did not refuse to send anyone any help, etc.

    • NameBM
    • For the few of you who understand French, here is the link to the TV interview of a Jesuit of Egypt.

      His understanding of the Mulsim word is enlightning and what he is saying about the Mulsim Brotherhood and their inflitration of the Western civilization chilling.

      RI: This is a transcipt worth translating and circulating.

    • truthandjustice
    • This from Canada Free Press, Hagmann’s “Insider” source – talking about Federal income tax (not consitutional), etc. but at the end this:

      “As we were about to part, my friend looked at me and said that things are about ready to get bad across the country, “like Hurricane Sandy bad.” He continued, “like I told you, a perfect storm is in the making. The agenda is the ‘takedown of America from within.’ You see it unfolding before your very eyes with the military, and the loss of political will by the establishment right to fight for their country. Next, it’s the economy.”

      What’s our best chance? I asked.

      “Well, there is fear in DC, real fear, of not secession itself, but the SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE behind the secession movement. If the people figure it out in time, unite and say no more for you until you get your act together, well, like I said, it is this that they fear the most.”

      • M. Simon
      • A commenter at my blog explained how it got the way it is:

        Fiscal cons will vote for social-cons just to keep the # of democrats reasonable. Social cons are much less committed to getting fiscal conservatives into office. An atheist who’s somewhat socially conservative would lose to a religious social-con who’s basically otherwise a democrat in the primaries. Then the press will ask foreseeable abortion questions. Result: terrible. So it goes.

        Purity in social matters is more important than righting the economic ship. Case in point: Mike Huckabee who is a Democrat by policy but a Republican on social issues.

        And of course the comments around here are full of people who would write people with “incorrect” views on social policy out of the Republican Party. Their prescription for winning elections is essentially: reduce the number of people committed to voting for us. Such brilliance.

        • E.A.B.
        • This is coming from the guy who considered getting high more important than “righting the economic ship.”

          Projection much?

          You are not on the conservative side. Go post on some socialist site along with others like you who helped Obama win.

    • truthandjustice
    • Oh man, look at this (although I disagree about 2014) Doesn’t this nail it?!!!

      ‘You Have Two Years to Live,’ Open Letter to Incoming Republicans, 113th Congress
      November 14, 2012, By Trevor Loudon

      Dear GOP House Members and Members-Elect -

      Congratulations to you all for surviving the absurd calamity of November 6th. You need to know what’s in store for you.

      To put it bluntly, you have two years to live. Politically live as the House Majority, that is. You are going to be demonized and destroyed by the Chicago Gangsters who run the White House and the presstitutes of the CorruptMedia. Your chances of retaining your majority in 2014 are 0%.

      The question is: what are you going to do with these two years? Realize that the political outcome will be the same no matter what you do. While many of you may individually survive and be reelected in 2014, collectively your majority will be gone and you’ll all be just minority schmucks.

      So if you plan to cringe, compromise, and cooperate with the gangsters just to be reelected as a minority schmuck, why not just quit now, resign and collect your pension – rather than continue a charade in order to keep your perks of power for a little while longer, and all that while you’ll have to look into the mirror every morning and see a coward?

      Why not, then, see someone of courage in that mirror instead? There is a power that only you – a majority of members of the House – have that neither the Senate, the President nor any of his agencies, nor even the Supreme Court has. If you choose to exercise it, you will be feared and respected, instead of being Obama’s poodles.

      But far more importantly, you will have done your patriotic duty to protect your country from the lethal damage Obama is poised to inflict upon it.

      The power the House Majority uniquely has is the Other Golden Rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules. Article I Section 7 of the Constitution states it very clearly and without ambiguity: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”

      The President with his Executive Orders and multitude of agencies and departments, Harry Reid’s Senate, the Supreme Court, no part of the vast US Federal Government has the Constitutional authority to spend a dime that you don’t give them. You all, of course, know this. What is required of you now is to act on it.

      The day after the Catastrophe of November 6, Harry Reid loudly proclaimed that the Federal Government will soon require the debt ceiling raised another $2.4 trillion – and that when the time comes to do so, “We’ll raise it.”

      The question to ask Mr. Reid is: “What do you mean ‘we,’ kemosabe?” Harry and every other Senator has no say in the matter. If you, the House Majority do not vote to raise the debt ceiling, it is not raised, no matter what temper tantrums Harry or the President have or threats they make.

      Right now, as you read this, your children and grandchildren – in fact, every single American under 18 – is saddled with over $216,000 of federal debt they will be expected to pay off. They can’t, they won’t, and it is immoral in the extreme to expect them to. Their debt has to be defaulted upon. The way to start is to refuse to raise the debt ceiling.

      Just to be clear – when I say you have two years left to live politically, that’s a best case scenario. Unless you roll over and become Obama’s poodles, being a Republican Congressman will be the most dangerous job in America.

      You will get death threats, so many you’ll lose count, and there may well be actual attempts on your life. The CorruptMedia will oppo-research every hidden nook and cranny of your life to smear and expose whatever dirt they can find on you.

      You must understand that America now has a government run by gangsters – by crooks, thieves, looters, and thugs who will be utterly ruthless in ruining you if you try to be in their way. Putin’s Russia, Chavez’s Venezuela, has come to America.

      So if you don’t have the courage to band together and stand up to them, quit now. They can’t spend money you don’t give them. They will do whatever it takes, legal or illegal, to force you to give it to them.

      If you can’t say No to raising the debt ceiling, if you can’t Defund Obamacare and the EPA and Obama’s Executive Orders, if you can’t refuse to appropriate money for more Food Stamps and Obama’s crony capitalist subsidies, quit now.

      But if you can say No, if you can Defund, then you will be heroes to at least half of America, the half that stands for honesty, decency, and protecting our children’s future. Make us proud or be gone. This is your chance to be heroes – or to be schmucks. Make these next two years the time you live up to the character and courage of America’s Founders.

      Right now, history has chosen you to be America’s only hope to avoid her falling into destitution and tyranny. Live up to it. It will take more courage than you ever thought it possible for you to have. Reach inside for the best within you. America’s future depends on it. The weight of history is on your shoulders. Stand up straight and accept the burden.

      Jack Wheeler
      Editor, To The Point

      UM – might want to forward to RI ?

      • Publius
      • Don’t want to burst your bubble, but even Allen West, so lionized by readers of this blog, would not agree to use the one tool Congress still has – the power of the purse – to assert its will over runaway government spending.

        In the summer of 2010, when West was a candidate, I met him at a fundraiser and raised just this issue with him. For all of his legendary bluster in front of the TV cameras, West would not agree to even entertain such an idea when talking with me privately. Then, once elected, he chose loyalty to John Boehner over his loudly-stated adherence to fiscal conservatism, when he voted to raise the debt ceiling.

        I supported West in 2010 because the incumbent Democrat he ran against is an awful human being. But, if West, now running in a different district, manages to eke out a win after all of his legal challenges to the 2012 vote – we cannot count on him to lead an effort to turn off the money spigot. He’s just not that kind of guy.

        • ShainS
        • Wonderfully articulated and hopelessly hopeless. Unless some super freshmen Tea Party constitutionalists were just elected — heck, JUST ONE screaming this idea at the top of their lungs constantly like a Mr. Smith Goes To Washington — would be refreshing, but I fear not one let alone any coalition would be able to persuade the GOP “Leadership” to exercise their Constitutional duty.

          How do I know? Because had they such principles and integrity, they would have already exercised it since their historic 2010 mandate … which, incidentally, probably would have consequently resulted in a Republican Presidential landslide and Senate majority in 2012.

      • Essa
      • The author is spot on in every aspect of his warnings to House Republicans. I agree the House Republicans have the power to save America and they know it. So far we have seen behavior liken to the cowardly lion and the straw scarecrow because they are worried about themselves instead of the American people.

        The House should de-fund the unconstitutional affordable care act, especially since the tax did not originate in the House of Representatives where tax laws originate. The Senate does not have the legal authority to levy a tax against the American people, which is just what they did.

    • Holly
    • truthandjustice – can’t reply to your “You Have Two Years to Live” post. It is excellent. Also frightening. I wonder how many of these politicians actually realize what their futures hold. I read it twice and hope UM follows your suggestion to forward to RI.

    • Jan
    • I’m just wondering: Does Obama understand how many Americans really HATE and FEAR him? Maybe that does not matter to him, but I would think it would matter to his handlers.

    • bill o'rights
    • So, is Ri’s silence today reflective of an honest effort to absorb THAT of which we speak? Or are we experiencing a consternation-based regrouping of sorts?

      Don’t mean to be hard on the guy, but he needs to understand the big picture outside of beltway politics.

    • charlotte
    • As far as I’m concerned, now the GOP can go and screw itself-except for Allen West, Bachman, Trey Gowdy, gay Graham and a few others.


      We didnt vote you bastards in to pay lip service to Obama.

    • charlotte
    • And another thing: regarding Benghazi Gate:
      For me its NOT about the fact that it was a terror attack
      WE all knew that.
      Its also about firing all the generals.5 GENERALS?? This country is not Turkey or Egypt with the firing of the generals and the handicapping of the military.
      And we think the Benghazi cover up is–no rescue, attempted kidnapping of Stevens to exchange for the Blind Sheik.

      Also, did the SEALS rescue 33 people from Benghazi before they died?
      WHO HELPED THEM GET TO Tripoli from where they were evacuated?
      Did they go by boat?
      Did they go by air?
      By road would take at least 6 to 8 hrs.
      Did they have a bus for those 33 or were there several private cars.
      We the people, want answers to all those questions

      • cobra
      • Well, actually it is that, and MORE.
        What were those CIA spooks doing there?
        Walking arms to jihadists in Siria?
        Why was the amb. meeting with the turk ambassador and why the attack started immediately after the turk left?
        Was the ambassador about to be kidnapped and exchanged with the blind sheik, as Obama cut a deal with Morsi?
        Those are equally troubling questions, and all would lead to impeachment for Obama is answered yes.

    • charlotte
    • A little bird just whispered in my ear that there may have been a stash of drugs in that Benghazi warehouse…..and that the CIA there in addition to running weapons were running drugs as well….

    • bill o'rights
    • RI:

      Your move.

      I think you’ve now seen a very representative snapshot of the hearts and minds of the PEOPLE, not the

      It’s a lot worse out there than perhaps even you had guessed. What’s the playbook?

      My suggestion? Prison rules.

    • truthandjustice
    • BILL — think it’s a bit premature but appreciate your patriotic enthusiasm to actually do something….waiting to see how Benghazigate pans out (& other things) – finally impeachment/removal miracle???? (maybe even get some non-radical Dems in Senate on board ? Are their any?) I know…dream on. We should know in the near future how this is going. Plus have to figure out the most effective way to demonstrate the SPIRIT of “we the people”.
      One way is what we’re doing in Texas (where I live). We all need to work to support efforts to pass bills to protect us from the Feds. This is what we are doing:

      Texas Back-up Plan re NDAA: (excerpts)

      “Presumably, a proposal being developed in Texas right now won’t be necessary should its petition on the White House website to secede from the union be successful.

      But if not, the Lone Star state apparently wants to be prepared to challenge whatever it views as a federal encroachment on the rights of the state, or its citizens.

      So it will be reviewing a legislative plan that not only would make it illegal to cooperate with the federal National Defense Authorization Act in Texas, but could make an offender subject to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.
      The bill itself explains that the president “has asserted that the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, enacted in 2001, authorizes the president to indefinitely detain, without charge, any person, including a citizen of the United States or a lawful resident alien, regardless of whether the person is apprehended inside or outside the borders of the United States.”

      The NDAA sections specifically allow “indefinite detention of persons apprehended within the United States without charge or trial.”

      That, however, violates “The Texas Constitution, the limits of federal power authorized by Article I, Section 8″ and “the legal doctrine of Posse Comitatus.

      Oh, and it also violates habeas corpus, the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, the Sixth Amendment, the Eighth Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, the legislation explains.

      That would be the right to petition government, being free from unreasonable searches, the prohibition of the deprivation of liberty without due process, a speedy trial, the ban on cruel and unusual punishment, and others.

      Since those sections, 1021 and 1022, “Violate portions of federal law, the United States Constitution, and the Texas Constitution,” they are “invalid and illegal” in Texas, the legislation says.

      But it goes further. A lot.

      It specifies that “A person who is an official, agent, or employee of the United States or an employee of a corporation providing services to the United States commits an offense if the person enforces or attempts to enforce a statute, a rule or regulation, an order, or any law of the United States in violation of this subchapter.”

      Such violations would be punishable by a jail term of a year, a fine of not more than $10,000.

      Or both.

      The Obama administration already has described those who hold a pro-life position or support third-party presidential candidates or the Second Amendment as fitting the profile of a domestic terrorist.”

      But I don’t know how it is in other states – if it’s that “easy” or not. If a huge march on Washington would bring needed action, I’m sure it will be organized and done. However, I don’t hold out a lot of hope that would do anything at this point with all their power and control right now. Depends on what happens re the military – are they able to do anything/planning anything that the Gestapo doesn’t know about? We know one of their priorities is to suppress a large “revolt” before they are ready to control it – so yes, if no impeachment, justice done, that is no doubt what ppl should seriously plan. Right now – just don’t know.
      And re RI – I noticed he/she said that our comments are taken to meetings, etc. to show them what “we the people” feel. But….don’t they know already from 4 years of flooding their offices with emails, the 2010 elections, etc.????

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