by Alan Caruba, Right Side News:
The use of Executive Orders (EO) goes back to the first President, George Washington. Every chief executive has issued them since then. Some have been historic, but the latest Executive Orders of President Obama are downright scary.
The Executive Order signed on June 25 is titled “ Russian Highly Enriched Uranium” and offers as its justification the fact that “the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federal continues to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”
A national emergency? Over Russian nuclear material?
Are we still in the Cold War? Are we facing another Cuban Missile Crisis? Are the Russians getting ready to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.? Are the Russians provocateurs? Yes, but what else is new?
The justification for this Executive Order is absurd: The world is filled with nuclear weapons held by both our allies and our presumed enemies.
Having proclaimed a national emergency, why hasn’t Obama gone on television to inform Americans? Because, like everything else he does, it is done with stealth.