Donald Sensing, in light of Barack the Tyrant’s recent decision to “ask permission” while at the same time declaring that he can do whatever he wants to regardless of the answer, makes a very interesting observation, should Barack the Bastard decide to truly go it alone:

But there is another component of what such a position might mean. Suppose my hypothetical news story comes true and Obama order the attacks even though Congress specifically withholds authority.

I would maintain that our flag-rank military officers are duty bound to disobey those orders.

He’s right. Except that everybody in the armed forces all the way down to assistant garbage bin emptier, third class, has a duty to disobey illegal orders, particularly orders that are given in direct defiance of the Constitution.

Remember “…I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…”?

Sure, some may argue that that line has already been crossed numerous times, Barky’s undeclared, unapproved war against al Qaeda’s enemies in Libya being one of the most recent and glaring examples but, as Donald points out, it’s not de facto a crime if there are no consequences. Such as Congress doing their jobs, which they, under the “leadership” of Boner/McCockless, have shown a remarkable unwillingness to do.

Much like it certainly is illegal to lift the petty cash at the office whether you get caught or not, but if there are no consequences, who gives a damn? Similarly, if Congress refuses to oppose the unlawful, unconstitutional actions of Barky the Mad as they have ever since he was sworn in the first time, then who’s to say? If Congress won’t do their duty, then why should anybody else?

But in this hypothetical case, where Congress clearly denies Barky the authority to support his terrorist friends in al Qaeda and he goes ahead and does so anyways?

In that case, our armed forces will have a choice to make.

They can either obey their Oath, or they can commit treason.

There is no door number three.

Thatisall.

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LC Gladiator
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LC Gladiator
September 1, 2013 18:26

The Israel newspaper Haaretz carried an analysis on Sunday by Amos Harel, a military analyst, saying that Mr. Obama’s postponement of a military strike against Syria suggested that he would be less likely to confront Iran on its nuclear program going forward, and that in the Arab world, he would now be “seen as weak, hesitant and vacillating.” “The Obama… Read more »

Library Czar
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Library Czar
September 1, 2013 19:44

and that in the Arab world, he would now be “seen as weak, hesitant and vacillating.”

Sadly those are his good points.

LibraryGryffon
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September 1, 2013 19:55

Library Czar @ #: I thought they already thought about him that way.

LC_Salgak
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LC_Salgak
September 1, 2013 20:31

LibraryGryffon says:

Library Czar @ #: I thought they already thought about him that way.

That’s assuming they think of him as anything more than the dhimmi kuffir, , ,

LibraryGryffon
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September 1, 2013 22:00

LC_Salgak @ #: I’d say the “weak” and “vacillating” and “hesitant” are good descriptions of a good little dhimmi kuffir.

Library Czar
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Library Czar
September 1, 2013 22:14

Or as Ace put it Obama is deep in “Operation Enduring Hesitation”

Fa Cube Itches
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Fa Cube Itches
September 2, 2013 01:16

They can either obey their Oath, or they can commit treason.

Large wager on “treason,” please. It comes with a pension and continued power and status. The other one? Not so much.

Fa Cube Itches
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Fa Cube Itches
September 2, 2013 01:18

LC_Salgak @ #:

That’s assuming they think of him as anything more than the dhimmi kuffir, , ,

Don’t rule out them thinking of him as “Our Man In Washington”

Igor, Imperial Booby
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Igor, Imperial Booby
September 2, 2013 09:12

Anybody seen the Facebook and twitter pages with a member of the Armed Forces saying “I didn’t sign up to fight for Al Qaeda!”.

The Game’s Afoot…

rickl
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September 2, 2013 09:35

It’s even worse than what Sensing says. Karl Denninger pointed out the other day that, since al-Qaeda is a declared enemy of the United States, and at least some of the rebels are affiliated with them, attacking the Syrian government is an act of treason, whether Congress authorizes it or not. Sorry, But No (Syria) Second, however, and at least… Read more »