HUSSEIN Obama’s Illegal War In Libya:Nexus To Downed Russian Airliner & MANPAD Danger To US & Europe. Where Is The Linkage? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

MANY analyses are housed within this site regarding Obama Inc.’s decision to enter into an illegal war with Libya. Be that as it may, its rogue basis started with the administration’s failure to garner Congressional approval. This is not an insignificant, nor inconsequential, factor. Incontestably, every President – even “King” Obama – must abide by the War Powers Resolution. It is not optional. It reads in part:
Resolved by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. This joint resolution may be cited as the “War Powers Resolution”.

PURPOSE AND POLICY

SEC. 2. (a) It is the purpose of this joint resolution to fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution of the United States and ensure that the collective judgement of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and to the continued use of such forces in hostilities or in such situations.

(b) Under article I, section 8, of the Constitution, it is specifically provided that the Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution, not only its own powers but also all other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.

(c) The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.

CONSULTATION

SEC. 3. The President in every possible instance shall consult with Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities or into situation where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, and after every such introduction shall consult regularly with the Congress until United States Armed Forces are no longer engaged in hostilities or have been removed from such situations.

REPORTING

SEC. 4. (a) In the absence of a declaration of war, in any case in which United States Armed Forces are introduced–

(1) into hostilities or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances;

(2) into the territory, airspace or waters of a foreign nation, while equipped for combat, except for deployments which relate solely to supply, replacement, repair, or training of such forces; or

(3) in numbers which substantially enlarge United States Armed Forces equipped for combat already located in a foreign nation; the president shall submit within 48 hours to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and to the President pro tempore of the Senate a report, in writing, setting forth–

(A) the circumstances necessitating the introduction of United States Armed Forces;

(B) the constitutional and legislative authority under which such introduction took place; and

(C) the estimated scope and duration of the hostilities or involvement.

(b) The President shall provide such other information as the Congress may request in the fulfillment of its constitutional responsibilities with respect to committing the Nation to war and to the use of United States Armed Forces abroad

(c) Whenever United States Armed Forces are introduced into hostilities or into any situation described in subsection (a) of this section, the President shall, so long as such armed forces continue to be engaged in such hostilities or situation, report to the Congress periodically on the status of such hostilities or situation as well as on the scope and duration of such hostilities or situation, but in no event shall he report to the Congress less often than once every six months….continue reading

PRAY tell, is there anything ambiguous about the above Constitutional-derived mandate, that HUSSEIN Obama felt he had the right to abrogate its basis? Not a damn thing. Mind you, poli sci and/or law majors would fail first level course work, if they “misunderstood” its essence!  

IN fact, he stated very clearly that the “War Powers Resolution” Act does not apply to his administration. Really?

President Obama is again asserting his right to act unilaterally and without congressional approval in going to war. In what has become a mantra for this Administration, Obama reportedly told members of Congress that he does not need congressional approval to unleash a comprehensive military campaign against the Islamic State. The President informed a few members at a dinner — a striking image of how low congressional authority has become in our tripartite system of government.

We have been discussing the growing concerns over President Barack Obama’s series of unilateral actions in ordering agencies not to enforce law, effectively rewriting laws, and moving hundreds of millions of dollars from appropriated purposes to areas of his choosing. One of the greatest concerns has been his unchecked authority asserted in the national security area. I previously represented members of Congress in challenging Obama’s intervention in the Libyan civil war without a declaration from Congress. In the case, President Obama insisted that he alone determines what is a war and therefore when he needs a declaration. Since the court would not recognize standing to challenge the war, it left Obama free to engage in war operations in any country of his choosing. As with his approach in Libya, Syria and other combat operations (and most recently on whether he will resume the war in Iraq), Obama is again asserting his extreme view of executive power.

As in the past, Democrats are not just silent but actually applauding the circumvention of Congress — a precedent that will likely come back to haunt them if the next president is a Republican.

I have repeatedly testified (here and here and here and here) and wrote a column on President Obama’s increasing circumvention of Congress in negating or suspending U.S. laws. However, war is a particularly egregious form of this unilateralism since the Framers worked hard to limit such powers under Article I and Article II…continue reading

 

IN this regard, it has already been established that permission was not sought, nor granted, to enter into war with Libya. Still yet, the overarching questions remain: 1) What was the main goal? 2) What were/are the knock-on effects? 3) And how do they intersect with a downed airliner(s)?

 

DARE it be suggested, how difficult would it be for some of Allah’s barbarians to stow away their newly acquired wares, only to be launched when settled within their Euro destinations as new “refugees?” Realistically, how many US flights fly in and out of said cities on a daily basis, never mind the damage accrued on European soil per se? Okay…more than food for thought

ALAS, let the following serve as “testimony”:

TESTIMONY ONE:

IN answer to questions 1 and 2 – a little over a year and a half ago – this investigative journalist asserted: “The Mysterious Disappearance Of A Malaysian Airliner: Possible Intersection With Libya’s “Missing” MANPADS. What If R2P/Obama’s Benghazigate Bears The Onus?”

YES, bear in mind that Benghazigate was a DIRECT result of the illegal war in Libya. Cause and effect.

THEN, ask yourselves: Was “Testimony One” (once explored and read) a foreshadowing to the recently downed Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 over Sinai? Asked and answered.

  TESTIMONY TWO:

SO, now we segue to the downed flight on Oct. 31, 2015 via DEBKAfile – a highly reliable and notable intelligence site – and its assessment:

The British Cobra (emergency cabinet) decision of Wednesday, Nov. 4, not to send airliners to or from Sharm El-Sheikh, where 20,000 British tourists are stranded, further strengthens the assumption that the Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 was downed over Sinai Saturday by a terrorist missile. It confirms that air traffic over Sinai and landings at Sharm are under threat from the ground – else why leave a large group of Britons under virtual siege in the Egyptian Red Sea resort? London said that the suspension of flights to Sharm was “indefinite.”
Moscow early Thursday accused London of being moved to this action out of hostility to Russia rather than security concerns.
Downing Street released a statement Wednesday saying: “As more information has come to light, we have become concerned that the plane may well have been brought down by an explosive device.” This statement was criticized by Egypt as “premature” – not a good omen for the conversation Prime Minister David Cameron is due to hold with his visitor, Egyptian president Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi, later Thursday.

The British government has therefore stubbed toes in Moscow and Cairo without coming up with an emergency plan for evacuating its citizens from Egypt, whether overland to Cairo by bus or by sea aboard ships picking them up at the Red Sea resort and sailing through the Suez Canal.

This lack of initiative is a sign of confusion and uncertainty.
So far, the drawn-out deliberations and prevarications by officials in several countries regarding the crash of the Russian plane are meant for one purpose: to gain time for doing nothing about ISIS in Sinai. Neither the US, Russia or Britain is ready to send forces to the peninsula to confront the terrorists head-on. {note: al-Qaeda/ISIS etc gained a firm foothold in Sinai AFTER Libya was blown up!)

The Ansar al Sharia terrorist organization in Libya, which attacked the US consulate in Benghazi and murdered the American ambassador in 2012, has the very missiles capable of shooting down large airliners flying at high altitudes: Russian-made ground-to-air Buk missiles, which have a range of between three and 42 kilometers. This ultra-violent Islamist terror group has very close operational ties with ISIS-Sinai, and very possibly smuggled the missile system into Sinai from Libya.
A number of intelligence agencies are aware of this and so a flock of leading European and Persian Gulf airlines lost no time in rerouting their flights to avoid Sinai straight after the Russian air disaster.
By causing this disaster, the Islamist terrorists coolly aimed for four goals:

1.  Retaliation for Russian intervention in Syria

2.  An attempt to destabilize the regime of Egyptian President Fattah Al-Sisi

3.  To show up the inadequacies of the 63-member coalition that the US formed in its effort to fight ISIS

4. To parade before the world the Islamic State’s operational prowess, its ability to shoot down the large passenger planes of the world’s biggest powers.

For five days, intelligence and flight safety experts dismissed the claim of responsibility that ISIS issued on the evening of October 31, maintaining that it was not to be taken seriously because no proof had been provided to support the claim – as if the charred fragments of the plane spread across tens of kilometers of desert were deniable.

In the second of its three messages, ISIS repeated its claim Wednesday, Nov. 4, promising details of how it downed the plane at a later date.

While more and more Western governments are coming around to accepting that the Russian airliner’s crash was caused by an explosive device, DEBKAfile’s counterterrorism sources repeat that they cannot rule out the possibility of a missile. The argument made on Wednesday in Washington and London that terrorist organizations do not have missiles capable of downing such planes is are simply incorrect.

ISIS-Sinai’s possession of an advanced ground-air missile system does not only endanger planes in the peninsula’s airspace, but also those aircraft flying over the Suez Canal as well as parts of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Israel. One of the Egyptian president’s main purposes in his London visit was to try and persuade Prime Minister Cameron to join an Egyptian military operation against Ansar al Sharia in Libya and so eliminate a major prop and arms supplier for ISIS-Sinai. He does not hold out much hope of success.

CONCLUSIVELY, Obama Inc. and its entire intelligence apparatus (other regimes alike) knew full well that Libya was AWASH with advanced MANPADS. In fact, the CIA’s Petraeus warned :

Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University, former CIA director General David Petraeus issued a serious warning about the international threats posed by shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (Manpads) in the hands of al Qaeda and other terrorists.  Petraeus referred to the January 27th downing of an Egyptian military helicopter by a Russian Strela-2 missile (aka SA-7) by al Qaeda-affiliated Ansar Beit al-Maqdis in the Sinai Peninsula. “Shooting down a helicopter with an apparent shoulder-fired missile is a big deal. … Our worst nightmare [was] that a civilian airliner would be shot down by one,” he said. … “The concern over an attack on civilian aviation flows not only from the loss of passengers’ lives, but also from the likely economic consequences that would follow—a worldwide grounding of air traffic that might bring the global economy to a screeching halt.”

The threat of Manpads in the hands of al Qaeda and terrorist groups has escalated dramatically. After Moammar Gadhafi’s killing by rebels in Libya, on October 20, 2011, some 20,000 Manpads went missing. Months later only 5,000 were reportedly destroyed. Where the remaining 15,000 missiles are is unclear.

While the Obama Administration issued a statement assuring Americans that most of Libya’s weapons, including shoulder-fired Manpads, had been secured, NATO’s then-military committee chairman, Admiral Giampaolo di Paola, was not so sure. His fear that Libyan Manpads could be scattered “from Kenya to Kunduz [Afghanistan]” subsequently materialized.

Libyan, Iranian and possibly Syrian MANPADs found their way to Salafi Bedouins, Hamas and al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist groups in the Sinai, forcing restriction of Israeli military and civilian air traffic in the area. A year after Gadhafi’s fall, Israeli officials reported that an SA-7 had been fired at one of their military aircraft over the Gaza Strip (AW&ST March 12,2012)….continue reading

libyan-rebel.JPG(An anti-Gadhafi rebel holds his rocket-propelled grenade launcher as he shouts slogans after the capture of the oil town of Ras Lanouf, in eastern Libya on March 5, 2011.TRIPOLI, Libya)

 

CONCOMITANTLY, despite all the out-sized dangers associated with blowing apart Libya, HUSSEIN Obama accelerated the Mid East’s wildfires, which, incidentally, happens to be my ‘hood! To wit, shouldn’t the Islamist-in-Chief “shoulder” responsibility for the deluge of advanced shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (that which, heretofore, had been kept under lock and key by Gadhafi’s regime) and all the ensuing deaths?? If not, why not?    

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ISIS Catapulted Via Libya’s Theater of War:Caliphate Implanted! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

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SANS a scintilla of a doubt, this investigative journalist admits to harping on this and that, perhaps like a broken record. Yes, guilty as charged. Not only that, having a bull-like personality accounts for some of said doggedness. But make no mistake, it is absolutely the case that only subjects which impinge upon the safety of America and Israel (by extension, the west) are objects of such constant “obsession”.

NOW that the above is settled, what is absolutely shocking, more than amazing and incontestably dangerous is that anyone who works in a security related arena, let alone has a grasp of the geo-political realm, is at all surprised about Libya’s Caliphate status! Oh my…

SO it truly tries a patriot’s soul when a prior (or on duty) CIA/security operative claims that it is “oh, so shocking” that Libya is in ISIS’s cross hairs. Huh and duh? Can you believe it?

ISIS is taking over Libya and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which supported the NATO mission to overthrow Gadhafi, is suddenly concerned. Europe is also suddenly very concerned about Libya being taken over by ISIS. As was the case with the UNSC, NATO signed off on the plan to take out Gadhafi. More specifically, many of the European nations that are NATO member states are very troubled by the ISIS takeover in Libya as well.

Shockingly, a former operative with the CIA, which was intricately involved in the operation to remove Gadhafi by helping the Libyan rebels, appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer and expressed outright disbelief at the situation in Libya.

Really?

Also, ISIS is not new. The flags that have been identified as ISIS flags were flown in Benghazi ever since the overthrow of Gadhafi. In fact, ISIS was created in late 2011 / early 2012 in Syria and Iraq. Benghazi was attacked on 9/11/12, long after ISIS had been created.

Was ISIS involved in the Benghazi attacks?

When it comes to learning what was really going on in Benghazi before four Americans were murdered there, House Speaker John Boehner admitted to knowing about weapons shipments from Benghazi to Turkey and then onto Syrian rebels.

U.S. policy in the Middle East is clearly being influenced by Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government, which also leads back to Boehner.

In addition to defending Hillary Clinton advisor Huma Abedin while throwing Rep. Michele Bachmann under the bus in 2012, Boehner shockingly introduced an Imam – with highly suspicious connections – who delivered an Islamic prayer on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

All the while, Boehner kept his head bowed.

NOW before any further elaboration ensues, it is no secret that this site is hooked into certain experts, some of whom operate in the counter terror area, while others are strategic experts. Moreover, some are out in the open while others – not so much. Regardless, admittedly and resultant, the landscape clears on this end well before most understand what is taking place, aside from what the leadership wants the public to think. Understood. Nevertheless, there are no excuses for those who earn(ed) their living as so-called experts, yet are still dangerously misinformed. Woefully off the mark.

Mark One:

HOW many are familiar with the bull’s eye knock-on effects from Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s illegal war in Libya? Pointedly, its cataclysmic results were cited at this site, well before many other so-called journalists caught on. Mind you, some are still clueless! Bizarre.

STIPULATED, the boots on the ground in Libya were illegal, in so far as Congressional approval was not given for said intervention. Basically, an anti-Constitutional power grab. Simple as that.

He spent seven months bombing Libya without congressional authorization and without complying with the War Powers Resolution. His lawyers argued that thousands of airstrikes, which professor Jack Goldsmith of Harvard Law School notes “killed thousands of people and effected regime change,” did not constitute “hostilities.” Professor Ilya Somin of George Mason University School of Law says, “Claims that large-scale air attacks don’t count as warfare were specious when the administration trotted them out in defense of its intervention in Libya in 2011; and they have not improved with age.”

IN this regard, the entire Brotherhood Mafia, including ISIS, were the intended recipients of said U.S. thrust, and the proofs are manifest. As this investigative journalist noted:

LEST there be any misunderstandings, if not for the consequences generated from Benghazigate, Sunni Brotherhood jihadists – of which ISIS are part and parcel of, on whose behalf Barack HUSSEIN Obama ordered the largest weapons-running operation in Mid East history – would not be knocking on America’s door, nor Israel’s. Others as well. Nevertheless, as an American-Israeli, both nations are my top priorities. Hands down.

OMINOUSLY, a major outgrowth to Obama’s illegal war in Libya (the main goal of the weapons running was to destabilize Syria for the benefit of Syria’s Brotherhood Mafia) allowed countless man-pads to awash Syria and beyond. In this regard, isn’t it likely that this is how ISIS got their hands on said weapons and then some?

Islamic State militants stormed a Syrian airbase over the weekend, routing the remaining elements of the country’s army from northern Raqqah province and reportedly seizing a cache of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles.

The seizure of Tabqa air base, while not the first installation of its type to fall to militants, highlights the Islamic State’s gains in the region and the group’s continued pilfering of advanced military equipment, particularly the surface-to-air missile systems known as MANPADS, short for Man Portable Air Defense Systems.

Matt Schroeder, a senior researcher at the Switzerland-based research group Small Arms Survey and author of a recent report on MANPADS in Syria, believes that the takeover of Tabqa airbase could mark a “significant proliferation” of the weapons across the region.

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, thou art an Islamic devil!

Mark Two: 

YES, in a very tangible sense, upending Libya (and Egypt, whereby during Morsi’s rule he flooded the lawless Sinai with tens of thousands of roaming, well-armed jihadis…indeed, the oft mentioned knock-on effects…) will yield the next 9/11/01, whether or not ISIS or another front group claims “credit”. The endless amount of explosive firepower, plus the open sesame created via deposing strong-arm dictators (akin to Mubarak and Qadaffi), gifted Islamist forces a bounty of booty, notwithstanding tens of thousands of man-pads, non conventional weaponry etc.

THE core questions become: how is the above working out so far, and to whose benefit? is the Mid East and Africa more stable, or in a cauldron of wildfire, as a result of the Jihadi-in-Chief’s machinations?

Mark Three:

STILL not convinced, as to how “necessary” it was for an Islamist-in-Chief to go from there to here? Okay.

ALAS, as more and more dirt is uncovered re Benghazigate, this site’s prior analyses – having already revealed the Brotherhood Mafia’s “circle of death” – are coming full circle, in a manner of speaking. Many other sites are finally catching on….

Almost immediately following the Benghazi attack, the Obama administration possessed information indicating some Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood participation in the assault, yet the Obama administration kept this critical piece of information from the public, reveals a new book, “The Real Benghazi Story,” by New York Times bestselling author Aaron Klein.

CONSEQUENTIALLY, there should no longer be any doubt: both parties, with Demsters led by the Islamist-in-Chief (and a gaggle of Congressional members) and Repubs led by RINOS Boehner, Rogers and McCain (others too), are duty complicit in the rise of the Caliphate. How so?

IN no uncertain terms, the aforementioned are bent on protecting Islam within America, whatever the costs.

On June 13, 2012, five members of Congress called for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood influence operations in the Obama administration.  The five members– Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)– were widely criticized for doing so, even by their own Republican leadership, including John McCain (R-AZ), John Boehner (R-OH), and Mike Rogers (R-MI).

At the time, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said, “It’s not right to question the loyalty of fellow Americans without any evidence.”  Well, now we have the evidence.

BUT let’s get down to brass tacks, in a manner of speaking. Boehner is much more than an addled booze hound, which he is also guilty of being:

Lest you think this is sheer suicidal lunacy just from the Leftists, think again. The Leader of the House, John Boehner, allowed an Imam to say a prayer on the House floor Friday. I guess it was to compliment the service at the Cathedral. Another fool subjugates our leaders to Islam and America barely notices. What is wrong with these people?

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Newly re-elected Speaker of the House John Boehner (who was elected by secret ballot, no less), presided and bowed his freaking head, while the Imam for the Islamic Center of Central Jersey praised Islam’s Allah from the House floor as the God who reigns supreme. What? Is the entire political leadership of the US now converted to Islam?

Imam Hamad Chebli didn’t just appear at the House floor; he also delivered Islamic prayers at theNational Cathedral which was prepared for Muslim prayers with rugs. One wonders if a statue of Baal were placed on the House floor, if Boehner would have prostrated himself before that demon as well.

Chebli is no harmless man of faith:

Early in his studies, a teacher named Hassan Khaled chose Chebli to serve at a neighboring mosque. Nearly four decades later, Chebli laughs as he recalls the puzzled expression of the mosques members when a lanky boy in glasses came to lead their prayers …[Hassan] Khaled, his mentor, was chosen Grand Mufti of Lebanon, the nations foremost Islamic legal scholar in the Sunni Muslim sect.”

MOVING right along, let’s hop over to Johnnie boy, you know, the elder “statesman” who continuously believes that having been a POW (decades ago, yup, the Stockholm Syndrome fried his brain) absolves him of this and that. Well, hell no. Just for the record, he and Huma Abedin, the highest, mobbed up Brotherhood/Sisterhood operative in America, are thick as thieves. Yes, this is precisely why he jumped to her defense when Rep Michele Bachmann pointed out her out-sized dangers. Whatever.

IT gets worse. The glued to his seat Senator from Arizona even assisted ISIS’s actual catapult! Bingo, he did.

BUT few deserve more Congressional opprobrium in this arena, other than Rep Mike Rogers, as he is the Intelligence Committee Chair! In other words, if this bastard doesn’t know what’s what and who’s who in the jihadi jungle (having been an FBI special agent too…my heavens…), then who does? 

ATOP said Congressional disasters, enter, Rep Mike Rogers, a piece of work like few others; a multiple-level deceiver. Demonstrably, Rogers is colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood Mafia:

Those of us who are anticipating a measure of (long overdue) justice for Americans who were slaughtered during Benghazigate will likely be waiting, as is said, until the cows come home. This tragic state of affairs revolves around many levels of treachery, but the latest emanates from a particular bastard, a Rep who is overseeing the House Intelligence committee. Wow. A snake in the grass.

At the very least, is it too much to expect that a man of honor sits at the head of said committee, a leader who is capable of discerning justice? Asked and answered.

Alas, this is not the case, even though (Repub) Rep. Rogers was a former FBI Special Agent and should be able to smell the jihad. This blogger has more than a nose for their scents, therefore he has zero excuse. Zip and zilch. Agreed?

Nevertheless, like many Congressional reps, in tandem with other powerful players in tow, Rogers turns deaf, dumb and blind and plays footsie, even to the point of accepting a keynote address at a mobbed up Brotherhood event! Readers, it doesn’t even matter why. What is intrinsic is he in their pockets, one way or another…

SURPRISE, surprise…the Islamist-in-Chief knew that Rogers would come through, understanding full well his collusive/suspect efforts as a supporter of KNOWN Islamic terrorists. Never in doubt…

THIS site understood, back in Aug 2014, that the “fix was in”, and Rogers assured its pre-ordained result!