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Rush to bailout: Threat of Martial Law?

Posted on: October 12, 2008

FROM COUNTERPUNCH:

Threat of Martial Law

“On October 2, Representative Brad Sherman, a California Democrat and opponent of the bailout, stated in the House that members of Congress were threatened that “there would be martial law in America if we voted no.” A day earlier, here onCounterPunch, Doug Valentine had pointed out that George Bush was equipped with such powers, having issued in May 2007 National Security Presidential Directive 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20. These directives gave Bush the authority to assure the “Continuity of Government” in the event of a “Catastrophic Emergency”— which resulted in, among other things, some extraordinary disruption of the economy.

“By a pleasing coincidence amid these dramatic events, the Army Times reported on September 30 that the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, lately in Iraq, would be employed October 1 on US soil “under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.” This new mission, wrote the Army Times’ Gina Cavallaro, marks “the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom.”

“Obama helped arm-twist recalcitrant Democrats, particularly in the Congressional Black Caucus, to vote for the Paulson bailout, in the national interest, the line urged on House members by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank.

“In fact it wasn’t in the national interest, nor in the interest of the Democrats in Congress. Until Republicans in the House rebelled and, with the help of 95 Democratic mutineers, voted the Paulson bill down on September 29, polls showed that the prospects for the Democrats wining a substantial number of new seats in the House were good. Not any more. Voters really hate the Bailout and think well of those who tried to beat it back. The Republicans are now within striking distance of recapturing the House, or so some poll show.

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2 Responses to "Rush to bailout: Threat of Martial Law?"

[…] FROM COUNTERPUNCH: Threat of Martial Law “On October 2, Representative Brad Sherman, a California Democrat and opponent of the bailout, stated in the House that members of Congress were threatened that “there would be martial law in …[Continue Reading] […]

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