AUMF – AUTHORIZATION FOR THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE – 60 WORDS OF PERPETUAL WAR

MOST DANGEROUS 60-WORD SENTENCE IN US HISTORY! = AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE (AUMF)

Obama Admin believes it has the authority to take military action against “imminent threats” under the president’s inherent self-defense authority = NO ROLE FOR CONGRESS!

“AUMF has played a role in torture, mass surveillance, extrajudicial executions with drones, and indefinite detention at Guantanamo.

— Zeke Johnson, Director of the security and human rights program at Amnesty International

AUMF

Baffling Endless Wars = The Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) = 60-words granting the president the authority to use force against “nations, organizations, or persons” who carried out attacks, or harbor such groups. = legal rationale for military and intelligence operation by the US for last 10 YEARS! = MOST DANGEROUS SENTENCE IN US HISTORY! = Staff struggled to justify the law’s continued usefulness.

US can continue to detain prisoners “as long as we’re in an armed conflict with AQ.” = THE END of combat in Afghanistan SHOULD lead to the end of the AUMF.

Human rights groups want END to AUMF in counterterrorism operations.

“(AMFU) is a central pillar of the U.S. government’s fundamentally flawed ‘global war’ theory that weakens human rights protections for all of us. The law should be repealed. Armed groups should be countered through the criminal justice system in compliance with human rights standards.”

— Zeke Johnson, Director of the security and human rights program at Amnesty International

AUMF REPEAL

Click for RollingStone Source Article

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“They can’t impeach me for BOMBlNG CAMBODlA. The president can BOMB anybody he likes.”

 — President R M NlXON (R)  

MLK on VIOLENCE

AMU = “That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.”

“[NlXON] wants a massive BOMBlNG campaign in CAMBODlA. He doesn’t want to hear anything about it. It’s an Order, to be done. Anything that fIies on anything that moves.

— Henry KlSSlNGER, PROPAGANDlST!  Phone call with Gen. AIexander HAlG  December 197O prompted laughter from HAlG – KlSSlNGER WANTED IT!

 

 

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