Obama makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to criticize the government of Yemen.


Our imperial president decrees another executive order that should be making headlines, but of course, merely moves forward his agenda of limiting free speech. In a wonderfully written piece by Salon, the tale is told as to the objective of Obama’s edict. It is well worth the full read, and gives the past Supreme Court decision that gives him the boldness to do this.

What’s most amazing about all of this is how covert it is. What percentage of Americans even know that the Obama administration is continuously bombing and killing civilians in Yemen, or that American soldiers are now on the ground there in an advisory capacity?

An Executive order seeks to punish U.S. citizens even for “indirectly” obstructing dictatorial rule in Yemen.

THe WH has blocked the direct link to the full order, however one can find it below. Look for May 16, 2012

UPDATE 2: Here is the live link:Executive Order 13611

In other words, the U.S. Government will now punish anyone who is determined — in the sole discretion of the U.S. Government — even to “indirectly” obstruct the full transition of power to President Hadi. But what if someone — a Yemeni or an American — opposes Hadi’s rule and wants to agitate for a real election in which more than one candidate runs? Is that pure political advocacy, as it appears, now prohibited by the U.S. Government, punishable by serious sanctions, on the ground that it “obstructs” the transition of power to Hadi? Can journalists who report on corruption or violence by the Hadi regime and who write Op-Eds demanding a new election be accused, as it seems, of “threatening Yemen’s political stability”?

As it does with most U.S.-compliant dictators in the region, the Obama administration has since been propping up Hadi with large amounts of money and military assistance, but it is now taking a much more extreme step to ensure he remains entrenched in power — a step that threatens not only basic liberties in Yemen but in the U.S. as well:

President Obama issued an executive order Wednesday giving the Treasury Department authority to freeze the U.S.-based assets of anyone who “obstructs” implementation of the administration-backed political transition in Yemen.

The unusual order, which administration officials said also targets U.S. citizens who engage in activity deemed to threaten Yemen’s security or political stability, is the first issued for Yemen that does not directly relate to counterterrorism.

Jeremy Scahill, who has reported extensively from Yemen over the last year, reacted to the news of this Executive Order this morning by writing: ”This Executive Order appears to be an attack on Americans’ 1st Amendment Rights and Yemenis’ rights to self-determination

Full story oover at Salon

27 Responses to “Obama makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to criticize the government of Yemen.”

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  4. For the Cognoscenti Says:

    Reblogged this on .

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much.

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  5. PUMABydesign001′s Blog | Grumpy Opinions Says:

    […] I did a post regarding the latest Executive Order by our imperial President.  Obama makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to criticize the government of Yemen  Today, I continue the story as found in The New American. No anti-war nonsense this time around […]

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  6. bydesign001 Says:

    Reblogged this on PUMABydesign001's Blog and commented:
    First black, bi-racial, multi-racial president whatever the hell people want to call Barack Obama has turned into quite the dictator.

    As he murders people of color all over the planet, those who demand that Bush and Cheney be brought up for murdering people of color on war crimes will make excuses.
    In particular, the Black community will —

    • place the blame for Obama’s murderous rampage by drones or boots on the ground (of which there are) on the actions on others in to relieve Obama of the blood on his hands, his sins and their own conscience,
    • justify Obama’s tyrannical assault across the globe by saying “Bush and Clinton did it,”
    • like mindless puppets pretend not to notice; and
    • not losing a moment’s sleep, go to the polls in November and injudiciously vote for another four years of these atrocities, again, justifying their vote by saying, “I will not vote for Mitt Romney.” For the record, this is NOT about Romney.

    This is about the Nobel Peace Prize winner and great divider, Barack Obama.

    Maybe I should re-name this post one of the following, “Like Pinky and the Brain, Obama Uses Military Force to Conquer the World” or “Coming soon to the doorstep of Every American” because Obama who desires to be the first global president, correction, dictator of the New World Order, if given the opportunity, will do just that. Said insanity is on the top of his to do list.

    Finally, as I see my Black brothers and sisters on the news screaming about racial profiling and the murder of their sons, husbands and family members by American law enforcement, just wait. Just wait and see how many are murdered by American law enforcement, military and drones should the malignant narcissist get elected for another four years.

    THAT will be one hell of a bitter pill to swallow.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Super great comment. Thanks so much for the link.

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  8. Steve Dennis Says:

    Great find Bunkerville, this is the only place I have seen this reported. Obama seems to be constantly finding ways to subvert the constitution. Where are the Republicans on this and why haven’t they been screaming to high heavens about this?! Obama needs to be stopped!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      NO interest apparently… and the Tea Party????

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  9. Z Says:

    A.Men has a point all of us are wondering about…..every day, in every way, he’s doing things that make our jaws drop AND that the mainstream media isn’t covering. Then the lefties call us ‘rightwing nuts’ for wanting the truth.
    Honestly, Bunkerville, this Yemen story is just too much to read ….WHAT??

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I can find few who are covering this… And from salon as well. Strange bed fellows these days, scary stuff.

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  10. TexasFred (@TexasFred) Says:

    OMG — Obama Must Go!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Our first international prez

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  11. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Let’s see, we overthrow dictators in Egypt and Lybia but we support a dictator in Yemen. What is our would be dictators plan for the Middle-East? BTW, isn’t Salon a left leaning blog? Maybe Obama is beginning to lose his base.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Before this is over we will be walking hand and hand with the ACLU as well as salon!

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      • republican mother Says:

        Signs of the end times:)

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  12. republican mother Says:

    What I think is interesting is that according to Anthony Shaffer, all the pre-9/11 chatter was centered around Yemen. That’s been the hotbed of Al Qaeda activity. And then you hear that AQ has been fighting on the side of NATO in Libya, and you’re like “what’s going on, I thought AQ was the bad guys?”

    I guess the guy who just won the election over there and was the only candidate running might deserve an extra look.

    Thanks for posting this in defiance of the status quo, patriot.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I have been reading the African papers and websites an this is not what we are hearing here. Obama does not have any credibility as far as truth in my book.

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  13. silverfiddle Says:

    This is the Chicago Way brought to a whole new level.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      While I am no expert on Yemen, I do know that it is not up to him to decide what we think, talk about it.

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  14. loopyloo305 Says:

    Seems as if Mr. Obama has set himself up to be ruler of the whole world, doesn’t it? Just don’t see the man giving up power in Nov. even if he loses. We are in for a really bad time like we have never seen I think. Perhaps the civil war was worse, but I think Obama would rather see us wiped off the face of the earth and that makes him much too much dangerous!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      So far his “picks” as to who should rule in the Middle East has not worked out so good, so I have little hopes on this one as well. Meanwhile we lose our liberty.

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      • loopyloo305 Says:

        So true, and so sad my friend! I pray that God intervenes and removes this man from power!

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  15. A.Men Says:

    how much more destruction can obama do before he is thrown out of office in Nov. 2012?!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It is hard to imagine we have come to this. Thanks for stopping by,

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