Daily Archives: 18. November 2022

18.11.2022 - 12:04 [ wblog.wiki ]

Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2001

he Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) (Pub.L. 107–40 (text) (PDF), 115 Stat. 224) is a joint resolution of the United States Congress which became law on September 18, 2001, authorizing the use of the United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the September 11 attacks. The authorization granted the President the authority to use all „necessary and appropriate force“ against those whom he determined „planned, authorized, committed or aided“ the September 11 attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups. The AUMF was passed by the 107th Congress on September 14, 2001, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on September 18, 2001.[1] Since 2001, U.S. Presidents have interpreted their authority under the AUMF to extend beyond al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan to apply to numerous other groups as well as other geographic locales.[2] In December 2016, the Office of the President published a brief interpreting the AUMF as providing Congressional authorization for the use of force against al-Qaeda and other militant groups.[3][4] Today, the full list of actors the U.S. military is fighting or believes itself authorized to fight under the 2001 AUMF is classified and therefore a secret unknown to the American public.[5]

18.11.2022 - 12:02 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars


As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

18.11.2022 - 11:47 [ @CertsVA 7h / Nitter ]

all those endless wars for profit that she just sat back and abdicated power to the executive branch to run wild with.

pelosi even admitted on tv that she knew „WMDs in Iraq“ was a lie prior to the invasion and chose not to stop and impeach bush.

18.11.2022 - 11:09 [ Glenn Greenwald / Nitter ]

There’s now an entire new industry, aligned with Dems, to pressure Big Tech to censor. Think tanks and self-proclaimed „disinformation experts“ funded by Omidyar, Soros and the US/UK Security State use benign-sounding names to glorify ideological censorship as neutral expertise.


18.11.2022 - 10:37 [ @vfxwrkr / Nitter ]

Why is America so much worse off than it was 25 years ago?

18.11.2022 - 10:26 [ Jimmy Dore / Nitter ]

She’s going down as someone who amassed over $100 million dollars while in office.

“Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I’ll show you a crook” – Harry Truman

18.11.2022 - 10:01 [ theHill.com ]

End of an era: Pelosi steps down as House Democratic leader

After leading the Democrats for the last two decades, the House Speaker announced Thursday that she will step down next year from her spot at the top of the party, closing a momentous run for the most powerful woman in U.S. history while clearing the way for a younger generation of up-and-coming lawmakers to climb into the leadership ranks.