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Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing Military To Fight US Citizens

Obama signs executive order approving US military force against US citizens

President Obama has signed an executive order that allows for the US military to use force against American citizens for the first time in history.

The order was signed on July 1st, 2016 and is titled “Executive Order — United States Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations Involving the Use of Force“.

The order looks like the rules of engagement between the military vs ordinary US citizens have significantly and unconstitutionally changed.

Whitehouse.gov reports:

Executive Order — United States Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations Involving the Use of Force

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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UNITED STATES POLICY ON PRE- AND POST-STRIKE MEASURES TO ADDRESS CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN U.S. OPERATIONS INVOLVING THE USE OF FORCE

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct as follows:

Section 1. Purpose. United States policy on civilian casualties resulting from U.S. operations involving the use of force in armed conflict or in the exercise of the Nation’s inherent right of self-defense is based on our national interests, our values, and our legal obligations. As a Nation, we are steadfastly committed to complying with our obligations under the law of armed conflict, including those that address the protection of civilians, such as the fundamental principles of necessity, humanity, distinction, and proportionality.

The protection of civilians is fundamentally consistent with the effective, efficient, and decisive use of force in pursuit of U.S. national interests. Minimizing civilian casualties can further mission objectives; help maintain the support of partner governments and vulnerable populations, especially in the conduct of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations; and enhance the legitimacy and sustainability of U.S. operations critical to our national security. As a matter of policy, the United States therefore routinely imposes certain heightened policy standards that are more protective than the requirements of the law of armed conflict that relate to the protection of civilians.

Civilian casualties are a tragic and at times unavoidable consequence of the use of force in situations of armed conflict or in the exercise of a state’s inherent right of self-defense. The U.S. Government shall maintain and promote best practices that reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, take appropriate steps when such casualties occur, and draw lessons from our operations to further enhance the protection of civilians.

Sec. 2. Policy. In furtherance of U.S. Government efforts to protect civilians in U.S. operations involving the use of force in armed conflict or in the exercise of the Nation’s inherent right of self-defense, and with a view toward enhancing such efforts, relevant departments and agencies (agencies) shall continue to take certain measures in present and future operations.

(a) In particular, relevant agencies shall, consistent with mission objectives and applicable law, including the law of armed conflict:

(i) train personnel, commensurate with their responsibilities, on compliance with legal obligations and policy guidance that address the protection of civilians and on implementation of best practices that reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, including through exercises, pre-deployment training, and simulations of complex operational environments that include civilians;

(ii) develop, acquire, and field intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems that, by enabling more accurate battlespace awareness, contribute to the protection of civilians;

(iii) develop, acquire, and field weapon systems and other technological capabilities that further enable the discriminate use of force in different operational contexts;

(iv) take feasible precautions in conducting attacks to reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, such as providing warnings to the civilian population (unless the circumstances do not permit), adjusting the timing of attacks, taking steps to ensure military objectives and civilians are clearly distinguished, and taking other measures appropriate to the circumstances; and

(v) conduct assessments that assist in the reduction of civilian casualties by identifying risks to civilians and evaluating efforts to reduce risks to civilians.

(b) In addition to the responsibilities above, relevant agencies shall also, as appropriate and consistent with mission objectives and applicable law, including the law of armed conflict:

(i) review or investigate incidents involving civilian casualties, including by considering relevant and credible information from all available sources, such as other agencies, partner governments, and nongovernmental organizations, and take measures to mitigate the likelihood of future incidents of civilian casualties;

(ii) acknowledge U.S. Government responsibility for civilian casualties and offer condolences, including ex gratia payments, to civilians who are injured or to the families of civilians who are killed;

(iii) engage with foreign partners to share and learn best practices for reducing the likelihood of and responding to civilian casualties, including through appropriate training and assistance; and

(iv) maintain channels for engagement with the International Committee of the Red Cross and other nongovernmental organizations that operate in conflict zones and encourage such organizations to assist in efforts to distinguish between military objectives and civilians, including by appropriately marking protected facilities, vehicles, and personnel, and by providing updated information on the locations of such facilities and personnel.

Sec. 3. Report on Strikes Undertaken by the U.S. Government Against Terrorist Targets Outside Areas of Active Hostilities. (a) The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), or such other official as the President may designate, shall obtain from relevant agencies information about the number of strikes undertaken by the U.S. Government against terrorist targets outside areas of active hostilities from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, as well as assessments of combatant and non-combatant deaths resulting from those strikes, and publicly release an unclassified summary of such information no later than May 1, 2017. By May 1 of each subsequent year, as consistent with the need to protect sources and methods, the DNI shall publicly release a report with the same information for the preceding calendar year.

(b) The annual report shall also include information obtained from relevant agencies regarding the general sources of information and methodology used to conduct these assessments and, as feasible and appropriate, shall address the general reasons for discrepancies between post-strike assessments from the U.S. Government and credible reporting from nongovernmental organizations regarding non-combatant deaths resulting from strikes undertaken by the U.S. Government against terrorist targets outside areas of active hostilities.

(c) In preparing a report under this section, the DNI shall review relevant and credible post-strike all-source reporting, including such information from nongovernmental sources, for the purpose of ensuring that this reporting is available to and considered by relevant agencies in their assessment of deaths.

(d) The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs may, as appropriate, request that the head of any relevant agency conduct additional reviews related to the intelligence assessments of deaths from strikes against terrorist targets outside areas of active hostilities.

Sec. 4. Periodic Consultation. In furtherance of the policies and practices set forth in this order, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, through the National Security Council staff, will convene agencies with relevant defense, counterterrorism, intelligence, legal, civilian protection, and technology expertise to consult on civilian casualty trends, consider potential improvements to U.S. Government civilian casualty mitigation efforts, and, as appropriate, report to the Deputies and Principals Committees, consistent with Presidential Policy Directive 1 or its successor. Specific incidents will not be considered in this context, and will continue to be examined within relevant chains of command.

Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) The policies and practices set forth above are not intended to alter, and shall be implemented consistent with, the authority and responsibility of commanders and other U.S. personnel to execute their mission as directed by the President or other appropriate authorities, which necessarily includes the inherent right of self-defense and the maintenance of good order and discipline among U.S. personnel. No part of this order modifies the chain of command of the U.S. Armed Forces or the authority of U.S. commanders.

(b) No part of this order modifies priorities in the collection of intelligence or the development, acquisition, or fielding of weapon systems and other technological capabilities.

(c) No part of this order shall prejudice or supplant established procedures pertaining to administrative or criminal investigative or judicial processes in the context of the military justice system or other applicable law and regulation.

(d) The policies set forth in this order are consistent with existing U.S. obligations under international law and are not intended to create new international legal obligations; nor shall anything in this order be construed to derogate from obligations under applicable law, including the law of armed conflict.

(e) 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

THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 1, 2016.

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  • White Power

    What a Nog… useless pile of dung.

  • Dan Jones

    Yep… it is now obama’s tyrannical america…

    Always be a light that is shininginthedark.c

    • http://Google.com Arlene Bradley

      If you had actually read the articles you would know that this is rules of conduct for the military to protect civilian when they are going against military and terrorist targets and not against US Citizens in the US – but you are stupid and don’t read – just take the word of another idiot

      • grendal113

        aren’t rules of engagement covered in treaties? Not executive orders.

        • Dan Fredrick

          This EO takes further steps beyond what is required by law under treaties in an effort to further reduce civilian casualties.

          • Chris Lowe

            Arguing with certain folks on the right is tantamount to trying to baptize a cat.

    • Rufus McBoofus

      Don’t be a moron all your life, Dan. What part of this clause did you not understand?

      “(c) No part of this order shall prejudice or supplant established procedures pertaining to administrative or criminal investigative or judicial processes in the context of the military justice system or other applicable law and regulation.”

  • Christopher Porozny

    you are a fucking retard … nothing you ever post has any truth to it … you just steal the blogs of other fucking idiots and pretend it’s real news … get a fucking life, asshole …

  • Will Johnston

    This article seems to be an intelligence test. Go read the order (its all there) the assertions of the author aren’t even close to what it actually says

  • T

    Idiots that comment and didn’t even read… You are the problem with America. This does not give the US Military permission to go and start hunting.

    • Rufus McBoofus

      If anything, it actually does the opposite. These people are idiots and why the extreme left is just as dumb as the extreme right.

      • Patty F

        And where are you? Right in the center? So, that makes you the less dumb? Fgs!

        • Rufus McBoofus

          No Patty, my education and critical thinking skills make me less dumb. You ought to try it sometime. I would say I’m solidly on the progressive left: but not the batshit-crazy, Bernie-or-Bust, burn down the shitstem loony left. Does that help? But I do, of course, appreciate the center — because if the center does not hold, then we’re all fucked.

    • DontTreadOnMe

      Lol thank you T. For those that actually read the executive order posted in this article, it says the exact opposite of what the title of this article claims. The executive order ONLY addresses how agencies must make the protection of citizen lives top priority during any military mission and objective. It talks about missions and training being crafted with protection of citizens being the top priority and even gives the right to investigate in any case of civillian loss. Now I think there is a lot of corruption in this country but you as a citizen must ‘question everything’ that includes every side that is putting this garbage in your head. If you simply read the article you would feel like am idiot for commenting purely based on the header.

    • grendal113

      I did read it, then I got to thinking why exactly would there be an executive order needed? See it doesn’t say in the continental United States but by it’s existence it implies inside the borders. You wouldn’t write this for outside, would you?

    • Sarah Firebaugh

      I think it’s relatively obvious that the Obama administration is preparing to dilute our right to peacefully protest by use of [psuedo military forces aka cops with tanks/armored vehicles and needs a scape goat bullshit order to solidify his position. Granted, every time we rise up they kill us, but I pray this time people don’t get scared. This is not US military it is going to be cops..

      • Samantha

        “Peaceful protest” hasn’t done anyone a lot of good, has it Sarah?

        • Sarah Firebaugh

          Considering the fact that he specifically outlined monetary compensation for killing people; it’s safe to say the government has no intention of being peaceful about it either. And, considering this movement only began 2 years ago; it hasn’t had time to bear fruit. We are innocent til proven guilty; doesn’t matter if we run or not. The facts are police and law enforcement and even civilians are allowed to kill people based on hunches vs. an actual threat to ones person or property. And, it needs to stop. No matter how violent it gets; it will not match the complete disregard to our Constitutionally protected right to Due Process.

          • Anne Marrow

            you are aware that your shadow isnt stalking you and trying to kill you, right?
            people like you are so hate filled, easily manipulated, and trigger happy. we need stronger laws protecting the people from people like you.
            you are happy to recite parts of the constitution, but only when it applies to you. you dont really think about others. you dont want to believe there are white christian terrorists that are more of a threat than refugees.
            this is about oregon, this about the mass shootings, this is about white supremacists ruining this country, this is about all the hate being fed to your kind of people.

          • Sarah Firebaugh

            I am aware there are people in this country hell bent on taking away a person’s right to due process. I am aware that people rot in jail so long they plead guilty even when they are innocent. And, I am aware that there are terrorist organizations within this country; but I’m not taking bits and pieces… I’m reciting the pieces that were put in place to protect us from a police/nanny state that is more than willing to put us in jail and kill us for arbitrary reasons. I am not sure who you think I am; but I’m very much aware that people are dying at the hands of the state and the state needs a reality check, alongside anyone else that thinks nothing is wrong.

          • Sarah Firebaugh

            But, I don’t hate anyone… even the puppets of the state. I just see too much inequality with regards to justice being served, and it’s time we rise up. Has nothing to do with violence, but if it gets violent…. so be it. shutting down the flow of traffic is a minor detail compared to the billions that are wasted every year on non violent offenders simply because they’re too poor for a decent lawyer. Killing a man because you think he might have a gun or be reaching for one is absolutely not within the basic moral code of humanity. Trigger happy police need put off the force and punished for murder, plain and simple.

          • lajaw

            Tell that to the cops who have been killed by people with guns because they hesitated. And yes, bad cops need to be gone. But there is a way to not get shot by a officer. Do not give them a reason to. Simple.

          • Lucian Bane

            Sarah, your ideals strain me. You think “rising up in violence” will actually address all your stated “issues” up there? You hope to lower taxes in this killing spree? Raise minimum wage? Solve all the inequality in America? Eradicate racial and religious oppression?

            You’re screaming about lack of due process while fondling the balls of these pube-sacs that think their violence is the answer to other violence? When has common sense departed this country?

            Self defense against violence is American. But killing innocent cops and civilians to demonstrate your outrage over killing innocent cops and civilians? Wow. Now’s a good time for the zombie apocalypse to hit. Brains being the staple food, they’d all starve, leaving those having a lick of sense to rebuild America if it’s even possible.

          • Sarah Firebaugh

            and quite frankly, painting all opposition as a Christian terrorist gun happy freak just shows you’ve been brainwashed by the man. Turn your TV off and open your eyes.

          • Daniel Hubbard

            Anne- you sound like a source of much of that hate, perhaps your not understanding that your president continues to break the law by subverting the constitution and has done so since he’s been in office.

          • mo up in the northeast

            thank you. succinct and accurate

          • Bobby Riviere

            White supremacists are ruining the country? When did white supremacists become black??

          • mo up in the northeast

            be gone, shil

          • mo up in the northeast

            You gave yourself away with your use of the word “hate”. Go away

          • lajaw

            Oregon where a peaceful occupation ended with the murder of a man? Mass shootings like the gay bar shooting by a Muslim or the mass shooting of White police officers? Hate? Like BLM and Obama?

          • http://recallsfinder.com/ StrangeCorn

            Playing out in Left Field I see.

        • baruchzed

          Samantha I don’t know how old you are, but peaceful protest has helped make many important changes in this country, from civil rights laws being passed to ending the Vietnam war. Read, learn, THINK.

    • Cliff Hazelwood

      to imposed martial law, any president must have permission of congress. an kent state was national guard, called up by that states governor, not the army.

      • mo up in the northeast

        It is my understanding, that all is necessary to implement the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA, is that there is a “national emergency” in which the President takes the authority to even control such things as the food supply. Hasn’t Obama signed executive orders to give himself more power than his predecessors? I would appreciate your reply. thank you.

      • GA

        Wrong…Obama executive order on martial law only requires sinature of A.G.

      • Alex1956

        The POTUS can declare such an emergency on his own, with no oversight from Congress, and his actions can’t be challenged for several months afterwards.

    • Stan_Morely33

      No it’s based on if they feel they are a threat. That basically means they can openly hunt on that premise alone.

      • Periapsis

        Our country is ruled by non-white foreigners who definitely feel white Americans, armed or not are a threat, and that entitles them to kill them.

        • Lindsay Gough

          If you are one of them white Americans, the level of stupidity you display makes you a threat. Please God you have not bred.

          • Periapsis

            Too late I already have, and they are trained soldiers. It is you who is stupid and pointing fingers proves it.

          • Periapsis

            I have bred, and I am only a threat to people like you who threaten my race. I have six children, and all of them are trained soldiers, even my daughters. You are projecting your own evil onto others.

        • Angel

          This is why social media and freedom of speech caused. We all tested it, paranoia. Everyone has lost it.

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  • joe

    All these executive orders are unconstitutional and thus null and void…

    • Rufus McBoofus

      LOL SCOTUS and precedent say otherwise, my friend. Obama is a Constitutional scholar who taught Con Law at U Chicago. What are your qualifications here?

    • Daniel Platten

      Don’t be so stupid! Executive orders are constitutional!!! Where the fuck have you been?

      • Ezra Pound

        No they are not…they are an abuse of the Constitution and an extremely liberal kooky interpretation of it.

        • Cheydancer

          Executive Orders have been used since George Washington. They have been used by every single President except for William Harrison who died after only one month in office.

          http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/orders.php

          http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/table-every-presidential-executive-order/

          I don’t always agree with the Executive Orders or how they are used by some Presidents, President Obama included, but saying they are unconstitutional at this point in history doesn’t make it so.

          • Jay

            Just because exec orders have been used by many presidents doesn’t make them constitutional… An exec order cannot by law override the constitution or bill of rights or Nuremberg convention of human rights, so many exec orders are void. But if your ignorant of your rights and agree to an exec order then you legally give up your rights.. That’s how it works.. Its all contract law.

          • Anne Marrow

            and this one doesnt. you dont like it, but that is irrelevant.

          • Lindsay Gough

            There is no such thing as the Nuremberg convention of human rights. That assertion being wrong, the rest of your argument is also.

          • Jay

            Im refering to the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War and the trials at Nuremburg.. it was also known as the convention…
            PS: I love you logic.. because your poor research asserts Im wrong then everything else I said must be wrong too. Priceless.

          • Derrique

            I don’t think you understand how Executive Orders/Actions are supposed to work. They must be written in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, not to spite it. It’s like a rental lease. The landlord can add that they aren’t liable for repairs on the rental, and you can sign it. However, that portion isn’t legal binding, despite it being on a lease and you signing it, because it wasn’t written in accordance with state statutes and federal law. Executive Orders are the same way. Just because a president kicks one out, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s legal. In case you haven’t been paying attention lately, Washington doesn’t follow the laws and aren’t held accountable for breaking them.

          • D4tune

            Kind of like the concept of this Administration refusing to enforce Federal immigration laws in violation of the Constitution

          • Derrique

            That’s exactly right. Only Congress has the legal power to lax immigration laws, not Obama.

          • Ezra Pound

            Who cares it’s time to reign them in now that men of low moral integrity like Obama are getting into office.

    • ernest meyer

      Every time the administration does something these days, a million schoolchildren suddenly know as much about the law as the supreme court. Then little snippets of various web pages appear out of context and are stated as authority. Really what this country lacks is not lawyers. It is moral comprehension. Here is a short little video for you to consider. You should find there is no ‘constitutional resolution’ to this either, but whom am I to say what you should be able to think. Since you know how to quote out of context, you probably will continue regardless actual mindfulness of the actual issues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpf6KcWYyw

      • jamaicajoe

        OK; Thanks, now I get it. I would push Donald Trump off of the bridge in order to save the Illegal Mexican workers on the main line and the Syrian worker on the spur line. My conscience is clear. The crash would be HUUUUGE!! Thanks

        • ernest meyer

          That istn exactly why I shared this, but I appreciate your point. coincidentally I included a section on trump at the end of this article on natural rights, which I just finished. It took several years to write, so I guess it will take several years to be appreciated )

          http://www.yofiel.com/writing/essays/all-people-are-created-equal.

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  • http://Google.com Arlene Bradley

    This has nothing to do with us Military against US citizens – all this is a rule of conduct for the military to try and protect civilians when going against military targets or terriorist targets if the idiot who posted this had read the articles they would understand that –

    • Zeke Ezekiel

      So youre defending a mass murderer as he expands his killing machine powers? Get your snotty azz out of here you arrogant fanatic!! http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/15/90-of-people-killed-by-us-drone-strikes-in-afghani/

      • Rufus McBoofus

        LOL The only fanatic here is you, son. Mass murderer? Please. All this shows is that you don’t understand that a.) Murder is a specific legal term and b.) the role of Commander-In-Chief also entails the authorization of deadly use of force to protect U.S. interests. You’re silly and you make grown ups laugh.

    • Patty F

      LOL

    • grendal113

      Umm why exactly would there need to be an executive order for outside the US activities? wouldn’t that be covered in established treaties?

      • Anne Marrow

        you honestly think there are no terrorist groups in the u.s.? because of the focus on islam, people have forgotten the white christian terrorists that exist in this country.

        • Bobby Riviere

          People tend to “forget” about unicorns, leprechauns, and other made-up shit, too. Refusing to bake a cake for degenerates is NOT quite the same thing as sniping a dozen peace officers or pumping a hundred degenerates full of lead. Yes, there ARE active terrorist groups in the US… and people are (correctly) focused on the Islamic and black terrorists because they are (all too obviously) committing acts of terrorism, back to back. We are also (correctly) focused on the treasonous assholes responsible for importing and encouraging this filth in our country.

        • grendal113

          The government can’t call in the SEALs just because there are people training domestically. Inside the US they must use law enforcement. Not the military.

          • Lindsay Gough

            You display a wonderful ignorance of your own country’s laws and oaths. What part of “…all enemies foreign and domestic…” are you having trouble understanding?

          • grendal113

            how our government became domestic terrorists against the people. Looks like you have some insight. and don’t understand the laws.

        • Chaplain Jerry Vance

          You Should Be Ashamed for making such a blatant and irresponsible remark. While I am sure there are Christian Patriots, who defend this nation and others around the world daily, they certainly do not deserve to be labeled “terrorists”. I am Honored to be named among them ! People like you, full of hatred need to direct your attentions inwardly and work on correcting the faults you find there before trying to JUDGE Christians who are working diligently to help cure the ills of this world and help bring peace not only in this world but between mankind and GOD ! Perhaps you would better spend your time in repentance. No GOD , No Peace ; Know GOD , Know Peace ! I’ll be praying for you.

  • freewheelinfranklin543

    I guess with a name like you have you are not familiar with our Civil War. Union forces murdered over 100,000 southern civilians and raped tens of thousands more. This isn’t a new thing for the feds killing Americans in wholesale lots.
    It is a declaration of war by Obama and the Pentagram against the Americans.

    • Paul St Mac

      Tulsa 1920s, congress only admitted it happened in the 1990s

  • calhou

    Wow. Just wow. First George Bush creates the first US military command since the civil war…..and now Obama gives himself the power to kill citizens…..in order to protect them, Wow.

  • nobody

    The lack of “proper” “authority” didn’t stop them back in Waco, Texas… they murdered women, children, and anything that moved. The military was also used at Kent State in Ohio, where some protesters were killed and others maimed.
    I know a guy that is ex-military and allegedly hardcore “Christian” that actually brags about Kent State. Indeed, he is a retarded scumbag.

    • Mkinthedark

      Or Ruby Ridge, they shot a mother holding her baby and a boy cause he shot the agent who shot his dog. War, it’s simple when you weigh actions versus the threat.

      • Korpenflyger

        Exactly US has long track records of murdering their own whitout consequense

        • Carol Wright

          This exec order was Not not what the headline writer accused.

          Obama created exec order to PROTECT civilians during war operation…foreign conflicts … Sorry to disaapoint your cospiracy slant…but this Obama has created a humanitarian
          Order…

          • M.S.1

            Just like the “humanitarian” drones used by Obama to hit weddings and hospitals?

    • dont mix

      dont mix catholic and ortodox when you speek about christianity pls

    • Carol Wright

      The exec order is not about that at all…it orders that all precautions be taken to avoid civilian combat casualties..really just opposite in intent…
      The headline writer …lied!

      But you seem to want this opportunity to damn the prez??

      • Thoughtcriminal

        The question remains why he even issued these orders in the first place because the military is not allowed to be involved in domestic issues, unless there’s a civil war or invasion.

        Even more curious, in my mind, is why he is issuing them preemptively.

        • F Gregg Meagher

          The ‘Civil War’ or better ‘Revolution’ against a corrupt and occult Corporation registered as “US Government” is certainly a concern of aka slave obama and his masters… However, anyone reading the ‘law’ will realize that the author of this article is either ignorant to the ‘facts’ concerning the document or intentionally attempting to provoke civil unrest.

          • Thoughtcriminal

            Yellow journalism is the only kind we have anymore.

      • Stephen Reeves

        You are right Carol. There is plenty of things to damn the “President” about without misreading one executive order. There is a laundry list of things to trash him about, this just doesn’t seem to be one of them.

        • idic5

          I think thoughtcriminal is right… please rebut this . thanks

      • mule man

        He’s crap -he needs to go back to kenya

      • David

        Who do you think they will be fighting here? This is about a civilian uprising and the military using force to put it down. Read it again.

      • Miss Mellie

        And lemmings like you ALWAYS jump to his defense.

    • Robert DeSantis

      It also was not the military at ruby ridge or waco .

  • bosunj

    A declaration of war against we the people.

    • curious

      War against BLM is what is needed.

      • grendal113

        yeah um until Killary or someone decides it is for Militia or Vets.

    • Rufus McBoofus

      Except that it isn’t. Did you even bother to read the text?

  • NobodysaysBOO

    A civil law suit against the BUMMERS to strip their retirement funds and property to repay their VICTIMS world wide, USA first ,is just as good as HANGING , the bastard Bush is no longer able to travel the world freely because of his terrorist background and his war crimes, or better yet hang them together on national pay for view !

    • Rufus McBoofus

      LOL Like Bush ever cared about traveling the world? That dumbfuck doesn’t even like to leave Texas. That’s like punishing a teenager by sending him to his room where he can play video games and smoke weed to his heart’s content…

  • Lars

    Sean Adl-Tabatabai is the author of this piece. Is English your second language? Either you didn’t actually read the E.O. or you failed to have any reading comprehension of its contents.

  • Rufus McBoofus

    Sean is a moron. Either he didn’t read the actual text of this EO, or he’s too dense to understand it. Here’s the nut graf that debunks his hysterical claims: “(c) No part of this order shall prejudice or supplant established procedures pertaining to administrative or criminal investigative or judicial processes in the context of the military justice system or other applicable law and regulation.” Case closed. Be quiet now, dumbasses.

  • hector

    Utuado Puerto Rico 1950…………….One of the most tragic moments in Utuado’s history occurred on October 30, 1950, during the Utuado Uprising against United States rule, which culminated in what is known as the “Utuado Massacre”.[4] In Utuado a group of 32 nationalists, led by nationalist leaders Heriberto Castro and Damián Torres, fought against the local police during the independence revolts which occurred in various cities and towns of the island. The group was reduced to 12 men and retreated to the house of Damián Torres. Torres’ residence was attacked by 50-caliber machine-gun fire from ten American P-47 Thunderbolt planes.[5] The National Guard arrived later that day and ordered the nine men who survived the attack to surrender. Once the nationalists surrendered they were forced to march down Dr. Cueto Street to the local town plaza where their shoes, belts and personal belongings were removed. The group was then taken behind the police station where they were machined gunned. Four of the nationalists died in the act, they were nationalist leader Heriberto Castro, Julio Colón Feliciano, Agustín Quiñones Mercado, Antonio Ramos and Antonio González. González, who was 17 years old, pleaded for water and instead was bayoneted to death.[4]

    • h

      1950. El Imparcial, an old Puerto Rican newspaper. Front page says the city of Utuado was bombarded.

  • cletisfromafetis

    It actually sounds good to me if they would use it to stop all the black hate groups that are violent and have vowed to kill all white people and cops . and if they wouild use it to go round up the muslims that are learning to kill us right here in this country . but then it makes me wonder , what do they think the national guard is for ? and what about in the constitution where it says no federal troops will be armed on soveriegn us territory ? what about that law ? we have the national guard to protect us from our selves but everybody acts like they don’t even exist any more . for instance , they should be all over cleveland ohio as we speak . but nope . if you attend the convention , you’re pretty much going to be on your own , so take your arms with you . pistols , knives , box cutters what ever . even those new tactical flashlights are great . you can actually blind a perp so you can either get away or have your way with em . i would have my way with em .

    • the_dude

      You forgot the white people shooting up schools, churches and movie theaters…please don’t forget those guys

    • tompk45

      im afraid friend that is not the purpose just you all wait and see. i for one pray for nation daily but i guess by some of your standards i am an idiot. well so be it but i am not a fool either. im 83 yrs old with a hubby who fought in two wars germany and korea marines enlisted. so we have a lot vested that some of this generation has not a clue. this president is the most evil president i have ever seen and i’ve lived under a lot..dems and republicans. i know my bible . even if this is not what we feel it is…. the end time is upon us and frankly you all should be concentrating on where you will be in eternity not justifying an evil president’s actions. this president and America today is as close to sodom and gomorah and noah’s day as ever could be so i will be surprised at nothing. we watched the clinton cover ups.lies etc for years and fools still follow them so just saying..im not stupid! and am computer literate thank you very much.

  • justdave

    I read this as approval to use military force to deport illegals that are resisting legal orders for their removal. Yippee.

  • Daniel Platten

    Keep your guns and buy more! The cartel is coming sooner or later and it is your Government!

    • Ezra Pound

      The cabal, the new world order cabal, Soros and company, ziocommunists

  • DontTreadOnMe

    For those that actually read the executive order posted in this article, it says the exact opposite of what the title of this article claims. The executive order ONLY addresses how agencies must make the protection of citizen lives top priority during any military mission and objective. It talks about missions and training being crafted with protection of citizens being the top priority and even gives the right to investigate in any case of civillian loss. Now I think there is a lot of corruption in this country but you as a citizen must ‘question everything’ that includes every side that is putting this garbage in your head. If you simply read the article you would feel like am idiot for commenting purely based on the header.

  • Ezra Pound

    We need to reign in the power of these executive orders…this isn’t a monarchy.

    • the_dude

      …and guess what, he’s gonna have to use executive orders to repeal majority of those…if you think Trump or anyone of these candidates are going to be able to pull things back from the brink, you are mistaken.

    • Samantha

      Oh … right. Mr Trump will keep the executive orders and use them. Don’t be so gullible, Ezra.

      • Ezra Pound

        I trust his ethical and moral character far more than I would the scum you endorse.

        • Nick Burgoyne

          Seriously? The guy is a narcissistic sociopath – he has lied, cheated and bullied his way through his entire life and only managed to stay out of jail because he is wealthy. He has no ethical or moral character – he is devoid of conscience or ability to think rationally.

          • Ezra Pound

            Crooked Hillary Clinton left our Bemghazi Amanassador to be torn to pieces in the street by a mob of gun runners she was clandestinely finsncing…she received the call for help personally that night but slept like a baby without conscience while they were beaten to death. Of course I’m addressing someone as sick , twisted , vapid and soulless as she is. She is devoid of conscience or the ability to think critically when under pressure with an on job record that bears this statement out. Whether it’s laughing about underage girls being raped, swindling the elderlly of their life savings , silencing bills rape victims, selling classified information to foreign intelligence agencies, or neglecting the obligations of her charge, we have a megalomaniacal serial killer in Hillary Clinton. You don’t have a leg to stand in your fictional attacks in mr. trump. What amoral mother might have raised a unconscionable liar like yourself is another question of interest,

          • RMW Smith

            Ezra Pound, whoever you are since your name is bogus, it’s very interesting that you chose the name of an anti-Semite Fascist loving poet who was arrested for treason and held as mentally incompetent for ten years after WW II. Most of your answers follow in the same vein; rambling diatribes that have a logical coherence known to none except yourself. However not all is lost as your responses serve as comic relief.

          • Ezra Pound

            sticks and stones, Jewish Supremacy versus antiSemite Fascist…thesis vs antithesis…..war versus peace…equality versus slavery, USURY versus FREEDOM

          • RMW Smith

            Keep flailing, you remind me of a troll being jabbed with sharp sticks from all directions; lots of sound and fury, spinning in all directions making incoherent noises and getting nowhere. While Trotsky changed his name, Marx did not. Keep your facts straight as not all of your audience are semi-literate pin-headed conspiracy buffs.

          • Ezra Pound

            You remind me of a a single celled amoeba swimming in a slurry of raw sewage.

          • RMW Smith

            That’s the best you can summon up? It just goes to show the declining level of intelligence and education level in the right wing conspiracy theory community. Stay on your meds, they are good for you and keep the drool from coming out of the corner of your mouth as you type.

          • Ezra Pound

            It’s succinct and frankly accurate which defines my statement as eloquent.

          • RMW Smith

            It would be more succinct to say “it sucks”. Just out of curiosity, how many times did your lips move when you proof read that?

          • Ezra Pound

            I was done with you two posts back. Clue in.

          • RMW Smith

            Search for your own clues, I thought I was done with you three posts back, but you took the troll bait. Your own online behavior borders on the irrational with a heaping helping of bluster. You were done two posts back because you weren’t able to deal with the same sort of trash you so generously gave everyone else. You can crawl back into your cave as I’m done making my point. In the spirit of generosity though, you can now have the last word that you desperately crave as I don’t plan to waste anymore time on this conspiracy fueled nut case web site. Just remember that the voices in your head that filter past the tinfoil can be ignored, but the proper meds take care of that. Have a nice day and Blessed Be 🙂

          • Ezra Pound

            Well all of my up votes mean that many more intellectuals are out there for you to worry about.

          • Lindsay Gough

            Well done Nick, you’ve made silly old Ezra has go full retard. Either that, or he has forgotten to take his meds. (Y) 😀

  • desertspeaks

    executive orders is NOT an authority granted to anyone within the Constitution and are therefore illegal and unconstitutional.
    Marbury v Madison, anything repugnant to the Constitution is null and void from it’s inception!

    • sotxoldfart

      Unfortunately my friend, I don’t think we are living in a Constitutional Republic any longer.

      • desertspeaks

        then look at this way, since they’ve abandoned their charter, they no longer have any legitimacy and can be ignored.

  • willie raymond mason

    He is like all the white males before him. He is a politician, not a preacher. Dr. King should never be associated with Him as President. Michelle is not Eleanor Roosevelt either. Republicans have not been much help if you think about it. White guys are losing a grip on Life. Capitalism is stressful without a decent job.

  • Deborah Kay McQueen

    Some of us have fully evolved, others not so much!

  • FunnyGirl

    OMG, are you guys serious?? Did any of you bother to read the actual “article”? I won’t even call it an article because it was just a lazy-ass cut-and-paste job directly taken from the White House website. But did you read it before jumping into your conspiracy theories???? It has NOTHING to do with the U.S. population!!! This executive order only talks about being more careful not to accidentally hurt or kill civilians during U.S. attacks and it talks about how the U.S. should be held accountable for the killing of civilians (in foreign countries) during U.S. operations ABROAD!! It calls for review boards and studies and constant methodology changes and upgrades to ensure that the U.S. military doesn’t end up killing innocent civilians during war strikes, etc. I imagine this was brought on by that U.S. drone strike on that hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan.

    Jebus Crust, people. Read the “article” before commenting. This website is horribly irresponsible and stupid for posting such an idiotic and sensationalist title to go along with what actually sounds like a positive executive order. I’m not a huge fan of Obama right now, but this article’s title is utter bullshit.

    • Will

      These are the idiots making attempting to make decisions about how the country should be run, which economic plans are viable and our relationships globally. They have no clue. If you look at who wrote the article and all articles, one person, the same guy. This order have been done by every administration since the beginning of the conflict in the Middle East. It’s not just Obama writing this you idiots, every president stipulates the rules and conduct for every large scale overseas engagement and agreements with all partners affected.

    • Jalil Dragneel

      Jebus Crust? this kind of offence level. Hope Russia leaves nothing but a wasteland when the time comes.

  • Will

    Hey morons, this is for overseas operations, frigging idiots. Documents like this have to be reviewed and renewed and also put forth to the countries ruling government, International Red Cross and coalition partners and all that, limit civilian casualties in operations, remember the hospital in Afghanistan? God damn idiots. The article 3 is explicitly discussing the air strikes done overseas, and how to mitigate civilian casualties and maintain records. This document is reviewed annually. Section 5 (e) does not give the country we are in any rights enfororceable against our mission to protect our assets. Same statement that the Iraq government did not want to agree to, so we pulled out in 2011, and now look at it. This is in line with “international laws and agreements”. Take your tin foil hats off and shove it up your dumb ass and read and comprehend.

    • FunnyGirl

      Hear, hear!!

  • robertdavidhummel

    ***MY oath of Enlistment of May 1962.. HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE… I may be on top of Obama’s LIST of “INFIDEL’s”… BUT Obama can rest-assure… “THIS Christ-Servant, Senior Citizen, COMBAT VETERAN, and PATRIOT-OATH-KEEPER, …”WILL STAND STRONG and SERVE to FIGHT the FIGHT to KEEP AMERICA FREE… TIL MY DYING DAY”.

  • Mkinthedark

    Funny how this was enacted on a Friday over the fourth of July holiday weekend, it’s just what you think it is. If you’re thinking, these people are nefarious with purpose. The date says it all, as they allow racial tensions to boil over. My cities Mayor as part of calming things in Memphis, has agreed to meet demands from 10 point manifesto of protesters shutting down our interstates. I guess this mob rule or mob of coercion is in so hey we get bigger mob. Wait we don’t support your mob. Send in the military to get that really big equipped mob that’s cleaning up the streets. And here we go. The President could stop this but don’t worry as an attorney he’s just doing necessary paperwork. He’s letting this country tear itself apart and that’s treason.

  • DoctorAmmo

    Someone stupid enough to misread the purpose of this EO shouldn’t be in the media business. In face, someone this stupid shouldn’t be allowed to vote, or even have children.

  • William

    Apparently the “editor-in-chief” didn’t read the executive order. The order is to address and reduce civilian casualties during military operations. Nowhere does it say to allow military force against US civilians.

    • Ezra Pound

      I looks like the bill is written to address a build up of military programs cenetered in imposing martial law across the land. The bill is addressing a potential future event whereby the US government calls in the army to crush uprisings due to rogue government being elected by complet fckwits like yourself.

  • Ezra Pound

    Smoking gun…”inherent right to self defense”

    “Civilian casualties are a tragic and at times unavoidable consequence of the use of force in situations of armed conflict or in the exercise of a state’s inherent right of self-defense.”

    Yet the liberal kooks believe all men should be disarmed because they have no inherent right to defend themselves.

  • Emmanuel

    I skimmed through the article, but I see no where where they speak that this applies to civilian on United States soil.

  • Stu Pendisdick

    Stir up a race war, grab guns via un-Constitutional “gun control” laws, and light the fuse.

    Swoop in, massacre patriots and declare martial law.

    Anyone who can’t see this plot coming is blind as hell.

  • Mike Hutchison

    So now Americans are terrorists? But the muslim bastards killing innocent lives are a peaceful people? Sounds like the muslim in chief is overstepping his bounds and should be hung for treasonous acts against our nation and its people. I call for the death of a traitor to our country during time of war and suggesting that American civilians are terrorists. Any righteous soldier knows he/she has the right and ability to defy any order given to him/her that is not forthcoming of his duties to protect the American population from ALL enemies FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. At this time our only domestic enemy happens to be our president and all with the liberal agenda of destroying this country.

  • nativeamerican

    They can ignore and walk over the constitution and We the people can walk over and ignore their crap

  • Ben Berry

    this is not good!

  • Lone Patriot

    So much for Posse Comitatus Act.

  • Lone Patriot

    When Executive Orders are written in to subvert or bypass the Constitution they are not Constitutional.

  • Tom Murphy

    What is the EO number???

  • mmazzi

    ILLEGAL DOCUMENT! Too many of these in govt. Read each one, please.
    FROM 2012 – INELIGIBLE FOR PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT OR SENATOR WHICH REQUIRES 9 YRS. AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN!!
    Barack Obama, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum; Judge Curiel and
    ***MITT ROMNEY (anchor baby)!!!!! Can’t hold any public office.
    ***Nikki Haley, Gov. S.Carolina?? Can’t hold any public office. (No records)
    ***Susanna Martinez, Gov. New Mexico?? (anchor baby??) Can’t hold any public office.
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/anna-tomerlin/not-eligible-for-president-barack-obama-ted-cruz-marco-rubio-bobby-jindal-rick-s/754981237871778/
    http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin84.htm

  • mmazzi

    AT WACO – As wife of Pres. Clinton??? Witch had exec. abilities???
    http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/01/hillary-ordered-final-massacre-at-waco.html

    UNSPEAKABLE EVIL – WACO, TX – 3 ATF DEAD – FORMER CLINTON’S SECURITY MURDERED???
    https://youtu.be/5_ega0AINmw

  • mmazzi

    WITCH KNEW IT WAS INTENT ALL ALONG – Guccifer – The video provides more than a strong suggestion that Clinton’s email arrangement was deliberately designed to evade accountability from investigators. Strikes me as more than simple negligence, and speaks directly to INTENT!
    https://youtu.be/tRnkN9C7gDw

  • ernest meyer

    This is a very elegant example of an a relatively recent philosophical obstacle in the field of ethics, referred to as the ‘trolley problem,’ first expressed by Philippa Foot in the 1960s. It’s not very well known. Here is a video to explain it in layman terms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOpf6KcWYyw

  • Brody Dawson

    Under NDAA any Gov. offical can deem you /me anybody a domestic terrorist. Get this part, even Foreign agencys may( “may”means will or can, it don’t mean maybe or could). (iii) engage with foreign partners to share and learn best practices for reducing the likelihood of and responding to civilian casualties, including through appropriate training and assistance; and. To me that means the UN can assist and join in, on US soil.

  • fuck them

    this new deal they made they forgot that they are saying to all world that all the beatings and violence happend before they are the responsibble from all dead peapol and its all in records …i think if they sign that deal they are saying they are the guilty ones for all the murderers happend before its alowed on paper… and they should go to jail for this …

  • baruchzed

    This order is treason. Obama should be arrested and charged immediately.

  • Whaddayamean
  • Paul St Mac

    First time in history??? In the 1920s they carpet bombed the richest black community in the states at the time. That began with a black man being accused of a crime he did not commit, when the whites wanted to lynch him the black community refused to hand him over, there began shooting from both sides, they eventually called in the airforce… levelling 35 city blocks, killing hundreds of black people and making 10,000 black people homeless….The USA only admitted this happened in the 1990s, Oklahoma state was ordered to pay the families compensation but that has never materialised….

  • zoro

    If this is true than this is why the 2nd Amendment was written, not for hunting as Biden, and the other know nothings claim.

  • baruchzed

    This order is in direct conflict with the Constitution of the United States. By issuing this order Barack Obama has effectively resigned as president. His authority comes directly from the Constitution. By violating that document, he has cancelled out his legal authority. From the moment he signed this forward, he is now illegally in office, and we have no President since Biden has not been sworn in. Interesting dilemma! This also means Obama, as a regular citizen, should no longer have Secret Service protection.

  • Brenda Taylor Conry

    The headline greatly misrepresents the content of this order. I don’t know how this writer could have drawn this conclusion unless he read “civilians” to mean US citizens, which is not what is meant. This refers to military operations in areas of hostility, ie. Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

  • RMW Smith

    Somebody had trouble reading for content. The executive order specifically says that US forces are to minimize civilian casualties to the greatest extent possible. Furthermore the context is for extranational operations, not domestic operations. Geez, has the intelligence level of conspiracy theorists been going downhill, or is this just from the anti-Obama crowd? It truly takes a mouth-breathing numbnutted twit to interpret this as something allowing US military operation inside the domestic US. The other issue is that any US citizen who takes up arms against the US or volunteers to fight with a foreign military agency forfeits any special consideration on the battlefield. In other words, just to keep it to the level that the headline writer can understand; fight for the other boys and your shit can and will be blown away. All legally. I hope the big words don’t cause a spastic reaction 🙂

    • jamaicajoe

      Apparently 50% of Americans have below average intelligence. I got directed to this article from a freind of mine who I thought was pretty intelligent but he likes to read these conspiracy blogs to the point where reality and common sense no longer applies to him.

      First paragraph of fact sheet that was issued with the order:

      ” Since President Obama took office, he has been clear that, when
      necessary, the United States will use force abroad
      to protect the American people consistent with our values and all
      applicable law, including the law of armed conflict. “

  • Chaplain Jerry Vance

    RULES Of ENGAGEMENT are already in place and there is No NEED for “executive order’s” such as this one ! That said; It is not aimed at American Civilians but rather toward civilians in other countries where US Armed conflicts are or may be taking place. The only way US Armed Force’s may participate in actions against American Citizens is if a “State Of Emergency” exists and they are called upon by the govenor of the respected state or “Martial Law” has been declared by the president. We can only hope there never comes a time when, US Soldiers take up arms against its own citizens, fathers , mothers, sisters and brothers ; If that happens we will be destined to repeat the horrors of CIVIL WAR ! I Pray daily we never again have to face that decision. Lets Make America Great Again ! GOD Bless

    • Ezra Pound

      Your narrative is incorrect and misleading. Take your communism and go play jumping jacks in heavy traffic, I don’t need your fairy tail interpretations of the applications of this order. I know for a fact that the applications are full spectrum across the board…it basically is saying don’t worry about civilians causalties if the means justifies the end result ( murder one to allegedly save two). You’re either , ignorant, gullible, stupid , or posting disinformation on behalf of the administration.

  • David

    NATION. a nation can ONLY enjoin in a TREATY with other NATION’s, not CONTRACTS.

    the U.S. is a corporation not a NATION.

  • Jean Klutz

    He did this to insure he will stay in the White House. There will not be an election at all. He was using Hillary to make her think she had a chance. He wants to stay in just like the very familiar “Hitler”.

    • Lindsay Gough

      *Ensure.* Knowing the difference is as a result of education. Another ‘e’ word. Which you ipso facto lack. But you’re not short on idiocy. That, like insure, is an ‘i’ word.

  • Lindsay Gough

    If United States civilians place themselves in war zones they must expect to be treated as enemy combatants and civilians are. This silly headline and false narrative is simply more of ‘lets keep hating the nigger’ in the White House from the crazy right of America. As Commander in Chief, amongst the highest of the President’s responsibilities is to protect as far as is possible, those service personnel he must send in harms way. I doubt one in a hundred of the Obama haters have even read the article.

  • idic5

    the order mentioned civilian casualties but does not to specifiy US civilian or non US civilian casualties. Why is nt this explicilty specified?

  • F Gregg Meagher

    Would you mind indicating the exact ‘text’ from which you have derived your statement / article title? I don’t see it at all, as you are interpreting it…

  • Gil Brooks
  • Robert DeSantis

    This only allows military to fight those that join the terrorist in foreign countries . The constitution forbids the use of military against Americans , so although the order IS illegal , it does not allow the use of military against citizens here in America.

  • mule man

    The oath I took didn’t require me to do anything a filthy muslim traitor orders

  • John Jernegan

    This Executive Order appears to be aimed at US military actions internationally, which is bad enough, but does not appear to address national civil disturbances or attacks by military or security forces. Can someoen point out how they see this relating to domestic policy?

  • Postal Trucker
  • Whitemanfromtown

    Obola, through executive order. negates the “Posse Comitatus Act”.

  • Halcyon

    Dude. Read the fuckin thing. It’s about working to reduce civilian casualties in OTHER countries as we conduct our missions against them. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with operations against US civilians. You’re either an idiot, or blatently trying to foment discord among your readers, assuming they won’t bother to read it or won’t understand it. You’re an ass.

  • djcisco

    ITS A FUCKING LIE I DID RESEARCH AND SPOKE WITH A SENATOR!!!!! JUST MORE LIES ABOUT THE BLACK PRESIDENT!!!

    • djcisco

      I FUCKING HATE YOU BASTARDS THE SAME ONES THAT SAID WE ALL HAD TO GET MICROCHIPS GO SUCK A DICK AND DIE!!!!