Unbelievable: Panetta cites international law as legal basis for military action

You really have to watch this in its entirety. As Sen. Sessions suggests, it is breathtaking to hear Panetta say the Obama administration would seek UN approval instead of congressional approve for military action, specifically in Syria:



Obama is bypassing Congress every chance he can to do whatever he wants. He did it in Libya and then never complied with the War Powers Act, and I’d expect he’d do that again. He is a totalitarian, it’s just that simple.

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Marry Lincoln
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Marry Lincoln

I am totally with Obama. He is man who make lot of changes in America and I think he will do whatever is in the favor of people. He will not do anything wrong.
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Carl Tapp
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Carl Tapp

>>> ATTENTION <<< DO NOT ALLOW THE PENTAGON , LEON PANETTA , obummer . THIS GENERAL , NATO , THE UNITED ' ARAB ' NATIONS OR ANY OTHER ENTITY TO MAKE WAR ON ANY OTHER NATION . CONGRESS IS THE ONLY AUTHORITY .

K-Bob
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NYGino
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NYGino

I’m pretty sure that somewhere along the line Panetta swore an oath to the Constitution, could be wrong.

Amy
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Amy

Megyn Kelly is on this right now with Peter Johnson, Jr. – both are saying this is causing an uproar of sorts and that the Defense Dept. is trying to walk this back. I don’t know about the uproar but I’m contacting my elected officials today about this – and a few other things.

Gtrjag
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Gtrjag

Panetta has basically just said we’re going to permit Russia and China, allies of Iran, to determine our foreign policy.

Michael73501
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Michael73501

Want ad seen in DC…

WANTED: One set of cahonees for House Speaker. Must be of Impeachment grade.
Used pair will be considered.

anneinarkansas
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anneinarkansas

Disgrace to Ameria Panetta.
Defund the UN.
Do not bow too them.

MiketheMarine
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MiketheMarine

Time to storm the capital and guillotine the pols.

Chris
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Chris

While our Congress says lotsa talk and does NOTHING; our President says NOTHING(even though his pie hole is going all the time) and punches us in the Face every DAY.
War.

cabensg
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cabensg

Hillsdale college is offering an online course, on the Constitution, like the one taught at their college. Every student at Hillsdale must take this course to graduate. Every person elected to office should be required to take this course before assuming their position.
The online course is free to the public if your interested.

https://www.hillsdaleoffer.com/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=13&custom_16=OCC&custom_31=HIP7NAWA&custom_32=E007P

Just one more reason to support Gingrich. He’s a historian and knows the Constitution. Do you think he would allow anyone in his government to spout this kind of drivel. I’d be willing to bet he’d sign any bill that requiring our elected officials to take this course including the president.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

This dud needs to be fired now.

The average successful leader surrounds him/herself with smart and competent people… maobama surrounds himself with idiots.

The arrogance and disreguard for the Constitution displayed by maobama is sickening. He has violated the Constitution and American law repeatedly. He and his court of jesters must be removed immediately. They are lawless and reckless with American blood and treasure.

JungleCogs
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JungleCogs

“…arrogance and disreguard for the Constitution…” is the perfect description for the entire Obama administration.

911Infidel
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911Infidel

Its rather ironic that it was the Dhimiratz that came up with the idea of the War Powers Act post-VN. And now the very same buttheads that held that Act over the Republicans heads, now see fit to violate it. Well now, would that be because the Dhimiratz have one standard for themselves and another for everyone else? Of course. Leon the Pinhead has never been anymore than an elitist, hypocritcal tard. He stunk in Klinton’s administration, he stinks still. He’s dodging the question because he and his puppeteer in the WH plan to do whatever they darn-well please, Congress and the Constitution be damned. He’s into the Powers-Klinton-UN doctrine of R2P. See last sentence in the above paragraph. I would go so far to say that Leon is a traitor. He needs to go, along with the rest of this third-world Internationalist administration. Oh and the General ain’t no… Read more »

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Impeach him now…

Jay
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Jay

I’ve been saying that Obama’s going to take over and so far he’s been doing it incrementally. I think all it takes is a crisis, real or manufactured for him to declare martial law and suspend elections. I don’t believe he’s going to go quietly when he loses the election in November.

Chris Dias
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Chris Dias

The UN is a communist organization.

ApplePie101
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ApplePie101

The law of God first, natural law second, American constitutional law third. International law? No such thing.

Josie
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Josie

Right out of the horses mouth or should I say jacka&*!

porightscoopfan
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porightscoopfan

That really is breathtaking. Did you hear Panetta almost said consensus when he said coalition the first time in the clip? Unbelievable!

He made the connection between the kinetic action in Libya and BOSNIA?! This is Leon ‘stuff documents down my pants’ Panetta now equating the actions in Bosnia with the actions in Libya. I forget, did Clinton seek congressional authorization for his actions in Bosnia? As I recall, that action was again under the ‘obligation to protect’ doctrine where we were defending a group of Muslims.

This bird has been at this for awhile. Glad I’m waking up.

tvlgds
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tvlgds

Didn’t we get the mandate from the UN for Desert Storm? That said, no I do not think we should get permission from the UN to do anything. Nor do I think we have any business going into Syria or anywhere else in the sandbox. We need to get all of our troops out of there and let the UN handle the mess-then they can take the blame when it all goes to hell in a handbasket!

poptoy1949
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poptoy1949

He and this entire Administration is pushing for a ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. But you can’t Have that with a STRONG UNITED STATES. So the Kenyan is doing all he possibly can to severely damage the United States. ANYBODY BUT OBAMA. PLEASE GOD !!!!

PVG
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PVG

AMEN!

tvlgds
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tvlgds

I realize that we do not know the timeline, but the prophets told us that there will be a one world government/currency etc.

toongoon
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toongoon

Revelations makes no mention of the United States in the final battle either. To live in these times and watch the prophecies unfold is a blessing. If anyone doesn’t know the Lord yet, you should get to know Him now.

tvlgds
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tvlgds

Exactly. I was going to say that it doesn’t appear that the US has a role, as a country. However, I do feel that Christian Americans will have a role.

toongoon
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toongoon

Absolutely tvlgds, Christians have a role in all that happens from here on.

PVG
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PVG

Was Panetta being obtuse or was he refusing to recognize congressional authority?

Jay
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Jay

Yes.

patriot077
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patriot077

The latter IMHO

semihardrock
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semihardrock

Congress is irrelevant unless they want to stop internet gambling or contraseptive mandates with Planned Parenthood.

WE HAVE A KING! Or in this case….a Pharoah!

12grace
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12grace

Yet another example of obama and his elites promoting One World Order.

Richard Jones
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Richard Jones

Friends in RightScoop. I am NOT a Romney fan, but those of you who are, maybe it is time for you to ask up the chain to have Romney make a deal with Newt to get him out NOW, and/or make a deal with Rick. WE need to settle this ONE ON ONE, but RICK would get crushed by Mitt and/or OBAME. I am NEWT FAN, but he will get screwed over now, no matter how succesful he is. IF RICK craps out (dream come true, lost faith in him after all that crazy talk he spewed ON HIS OWN) ALL involved will screw over NEWT no matter what. THE PRESS, the left, the RE-pubes, on and on, and the few of us who love him will watch him get passed over. MOST OF THE POSTS ON NEWT ON EVERY DECENT SITE PRAISE NEWT MORE THAN ANYBODY, BUT YOU KNOW… Read more »

cabensg
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cabensg

Your probably right the Romney can function as president but that’s not enough unless it comes down to that.

If ever we were going to get behind Gingrich it’s now. I’m not worried about the battles to come. He can and will handle it. If he’s willing to do it we need to be willing to help him do it. One of the main things he’ll do is wake Americans up to what’s happening. The ones who have been asleep and brainwashed. If ever American’s needed an awakening and a re-invigoration of America it’s now and no one can inspire Americans like Newt.

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

Great post. I think you covered it all.

It’s admirable that you don’t hate them, but is it not ironic that Gays, liberal women and the lefty progressives, the CBC, the AFL-CIO, and SEIU, hate Conservatives? They hate us, literally. It’s not about opposing views any more. It’s about opposing sides, lines drawn, jack-boots donned, truncheons at the ready…

I also find it ironic that it is a black man, the first black President, who is the one to leading America back to INTOLERANCE. I remember how it used to be. We, in my generation, HOPED that those days had forever CHANGED.

Prezzident dipstick and his wife, moby-hind , probably can’t appreciate the irony as much as we do, I mean, can.

NJ
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NJ

This is stunning. Wow. How can Panetta believe his answers are correct?

patriot077
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patriot077

go to trevorloudon dot com or discover the networks to read up on mr. panetta. take an exedrin first.

virginiagentleman1
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virginiagentleman1

“He is a totalitarian, it’s just that simple! ” Best summation of Obama in print! Kudo’s RIGHT SCOOP! Nothing top’s this statement!

Tammy P
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Tammy P

Palin is so right. We need a Commander in Chief that our troops *deserve*. American troops should never take orders from anyone who does not represent their best interests. That eliminates Obama. There isn’t a person in his cluster feck administration who cares about what is best for this country much less our troops. Barry and his ilk are the worst thing to ever happen to this country. I am praying that Washington gets the epic enema it deserves in November!

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

When I hear things like this, Romney doesn’t look so bad! (If he can pull it out, but my hope and prayer lies with Newt still) But seriously….Romney wins by default here. Obama and his crew are ruining the free world..they must be stopped!

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

Romney is just as bad, he’d check with his lawyers, not congress.

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

I guess you are right…..

cabensg
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cabensg

Our real hope to reverse this is Newt. I just wish with all my heart people would see that. Can you even imagine anyone in a Gingrich government saying something like this without being fired the next day. Of course he would never have someone of this questionable allegiance to America in the first place. My heart aches to see the state our country has come to.

Susanna958
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Susanna958

“Breathtaking” is really the only word to describe it.

PS. There is a sleep number ad on this page. Do they think we are less conservative than Rush?

Major914
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Major914

The good news is that these sluts have shown too much of their cheapness and brazeness to be given the same opportunity in the future. Come November it will be clean up time–and if there have been gaps in the law, where no one ever expected there was any need for a law until Barry and his crew showed up, it is most likely possible to tighten them up. These whores did us a favor by showing us their true nature in time to thwart their designs. So far, within 9 months of the election, Barry has alienated Catholics–a significant chunk of voters; and now he’s going after the military with defense spending cuts, benefit cuts for soldiers and veterans, and now by throwing American soldiers under the UN Super-Statist bus. Rick Perry would be just the man to lead an organized effort to ensure our overseas soldiers’ votes are… Read more »

d1carter
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d1carter

Wow! That is all I got!

johnos69
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johnos69

I guess Obama and his cronies just continue to undermine the constitution. Well, what will it take to stop these people? Better hope he loses in 2012 or I fear what could happen.

Joe
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Joe

I am fine with ‘dat

Pyrran
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Pyrran

Leon the Lemming.
He’s clear as mud.

toongoon
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toongoon

Is this Bari’s way of saying; “Israel, I got your back, now just hold still while the UN twists the knife I just inserted.”

NYGino
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NYGino

toongoon, he doesn’t even have Our back much less Israels.

toongoon
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toongoon

I know, I went for a drive and thought about it. They are putting this out just to see how congress will will react, and they weren’t disappointed. Congress has allowed the democrats to do whatever they want with so much as a peep except from true patriots like West and Gingrich and few others. The progressives are emboldened enough to do anything and Republicans are so cowed that they won’t make any stand at all anymore and if they did they fear the backlash.

I believe it is up to God and the American people now.

virginiagentleman1
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virginiagentleman1

TG, I’ll donate $100 to your favorite charity if Sarah Palin isn’t the first politician to address this issue. I’m shocked at the silence from congressional leaders and the GOP candidates!

toongoon
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toongoon

Well sure VG, Sarah is the few true statesperson’s in the United States. She is here for “such a time as this”.

MaxineCA
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MaxineCA

I’m so angry right now, I’m not even sure if I can write a comment that makes sense or stays within the rules of the comment policy! Over the last three years we’ve seen the masks of the “Hope & Change” come off and we were all furious each time. Constitution – they don’t need to follow our Constitution! If they can’t get it through Congress, they just write a regulation.

Think about how many of our liberties have been stomped upon and taken away in the last 3 years.

Thank you Sen. Sessions! Where the hell has Congress been the last three years allowing all of this to happen and not taken any action to STOP this? We didn’t send them to Congress to flap their yap….. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT – PLEASE!

KenInMontana
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We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing… Read more »

lr
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lr

well if you’re ready to re-declare your independence go here

http://www.petition2congress.com/5875/the-re-declaration-independance/?src=widget

it includes the re-declaration of independence against not just the president but congress as well!!!!

Joe
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Joe

WTF ???

Panetta has gone mad !

Our soldiers are now servants of the UN?

He didn’t even try to hide the fact that he considers

Congress to be subservient to the UN!

Apparently, swearing to uphold the Constitution means nothing –

Now I see that Shashit law will be consulted before American laws

I am flabbergasted –

This crazy people must be stopped – Crazy must be contagious in DC

I say fumigate the entire city ASAP

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana
Joe
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Joe

Nice !! – An excerpt >>

“Holder’s new definition of “due process” was perfectly Orwellian.

While the Framers wanted an objective basis for due process, Holder was offering little more than “we will give the process that we consider due to a target.”

And even the vaguely described “due process” claimed by Holder was not stated as required, but rather granted, by the —- president.

Three citizens have been given their due during the Obama administration and vaporized by presidential order.”

The above just about sums up the hubris of the WH

AND HE — apologizes for the KUKU-KURAN?

Crazy – HE IS!

American Duckie
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American Duckie

Dang it, I’m running out of duct tape! I can’t keep enough in the house anymore.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

And the left was furious over GW’s using wiretaps. This guy can admit to the right to murder US citizens, and not a peep. We’re in deep when they get so brazen.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

He is the Secretary of International Defense, right? What’s the problem? That extra word? Pshaw!

Mary
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Mary

Words fail. Breathtaking is an understatement.

36Free
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36Free

There are many things to fear about this administration and I rant about them often on this site. This may be the most dangerous and the one to fear the most. We are essentially now going to take our marching orders from an international body. Everyone that has served and will be asked to serve in the future will be doing so not under the direct command of the United States. Holy God, please make it stop.

NYGino
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NYGino

We’re going to have to change the wording of the Military swear in oath.

36Free
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36Free

I have one family member in Afghanistan and one in Kuwait waiting to see what happens with Iran. I have been concerned with the rules of engagement for some time. But, it is now clear that these brave soldiers are at complete risk. Beyond the obvious…are we also to assume that these international organizations can decide if and when they can prosecute our military? We are losing total control in this country, folks. It must be saved.

p m
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p m

Prayers for your brave patriot relatives.
The rules of engagement are suicidal and yet we wonder why so many
are still being lost. The soldiers are in a war – these ROE might be better suited to peace-keeping, except there sure as hell isn’t any peace to keep.
Our militarized cops in North America have fewer constraints on them than our soldiers fighting wars – disgusting.
As for the possible prosecution of military oficers and troops, that is already being tried in Europe.

MaxineCA
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MaxineCA

First and most importantly, please thank your family members for their service from all of us Scoopers. They have been handcuffed with impossible rules of engagement and we all know it.

I heard an interesting caller on the Mark Levin show from yesterday that got me thinking. Evidently, Nevada moved from a primary state to a caucus state and he was so ticked off (rightfully so) saying caucuses (in any state) takes away from our military folks their right to vote as well as others that are unable to participate in their caucuses.

As a side note: I’ve never lived in a caucus state and could never understand how that’s fair to all citizens.

American Duckie
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American Duckie

Thank you for your family 36free, I pray God’s protection on all our troops.

virginiagentleman1
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virginiagentleman1

OVER MY DEAD BODY!

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

They have been working toward this for 40 years. And, they are not going to stop, willingly.

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