Trump Extends Post-9/11 State of Emergency | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Trump Extends Post-9/11 State of Emergency

President Trump has become the third president over the course of 16 consecutive years to extend the “temporary state of national emergency” which was imposed in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.

The state of emergency gives the president considerable leeway to bypass legal limits surrounding the military and the use of the National Guard and reserve troops. Exactly how much this power is used is itself unclear, as presidents have for years ignored a legal requirement to offer reports to Congress every six months on the matter.

Officially, Presidents Bush, Obama, and now Trump have defended the extension on the grounds that terrorism still exists and is a thing. Legally speaking, however, the emergency declaration was intended to give the president flexibility until Congress had time to act after 9/11.

That was over 16 years ago, and the “temporary state of national emergency” appears to neither be a real emergency anymore, nor if we’re being honest, anything resembling temporary. It’s just become a permanent extension of presidential power.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It was painfully predictable, from a President who steadfastly believes that "war is good for business", and that perpetual war is the only way for the Occupied Unhinged Serveilled States of Amerika can maintain its financial hegemony.

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