February 23rd, 2013

Obama Waives Bush Law Banning Child Soldiers

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The following article appears on The Liberty Beacon.  It appears President Obama has highly selective views on banning child soldiers. Libya, South Sudan, Yemen and Congo are now exempted from the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008. – Shorty Dawkins Associate Editor

From the Liberty Beacon:

Here’s a headline we’ll guarantee you simply won’t find in the mainstream media –

On October 3, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law “Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008,” a law that made it a federal crime to recruit or use soldiers under the age of 15. The law also gave the United States authority to “prosecute, deport or deny entry to individuals who have knowingly recruited children as soldiers.”

The bipartisan law, which was passed unanimously by both houses of Congress, drew the applause of several international human rights organizations:

“The US is saying to the world that using child soldiers is a serious crime and that it will take action,” said Jo Becker, children’s rights advocate for Human Rights Watch. “Military commanders who use children can no longer come to the United States without the risk of ending up in jail.”

Over the weekend, while most Americans were too busy spending time with their children and keeping up with the latest sporting events to worry about executive orders, President Obama removed the teeth from this law; effectively making it void in the nations most guilty.  The result - thousands of children throughout the Middle East and Africa may be drafted into foreign militaries, with the full blessings of the United States.

Sunday afternoon, President Obama signed a Presidential memorandum, stating the following:
“I hereby determine that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application of the prohibition in section 404(a) of the CSPA [Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008] with respect to Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen…  and the issuance of licenses for direct commercial sales of U.S. origin defense articles; and I hereby waive such provisions accordingly.”
The rest of the Article.

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9 Responses to “Obama Waives Bush Law Banning Child Soldiers”

  1. 1
    Deborah Says:

    We can not associate with ones who have used children as soldiers but how did we ever make it a law about what another country does or does not do? Is this the U.N. speaking through Bush,Obama? Far reaching like a globalist.

  2. 2
    Darin Bowers Says:

    Ok so lemme get this straight……. Obama preaches his treasonous gun ban from ontop of the graves of the children that have been killed here in the US by evil men, and then turns around and signs the lives of countless children away in Libya, Sudan and Yemen by allowing US Military Arms to flow to soldiers and these children in these countries and lifting the penalties for the psychopaths forcing them to fight and die for their cause…… That about right ?

    Not surprising, they created FAST AND FURIOUS which armed Mexican drug thugs with 3000 full auto M4 assault rifles that killed on of our brothers and who knows how many innocent Mexican men, women and children…….. those guns are still turning up from what ive heard.

    If we take this to its logical conclusion here…… our boy scouts, the Obama youth groups and illegal aliens’ youth could be (and i hear there has been some effort on this) recruited and used to fight for the globalist takeover against everyone who will not submit.

    Anyone want to give up their guns now ?
    Not me, ill be buying more ammo tomorrow.

    And in the meantime, Federal Prosecutors, you need to start making arrests in accordance with your Oath to the Constitution of the United States, and its clear restrictions on infringing on the guaranteed inalienable rights of the citizens it protects. Obama, Biden, Feinstein, Emanuel, Cuomo, Hillary Clinton and Bloomberg are blatantly violating the Law and their Oaths of office. These are NOT great stewards of the people, they are traitors and cowards who are hell bent on destroying our great Republic for the elite and their plan for their world government. I cannot speak for everyone, but i will stand beside you, i pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor to protect you and do whatever it takes to end this disgraceful assault on our Country by the very people who swore to serve and protect it. We are being destroyed from within. It is time for great men to take the wheel again and release us all from the socio-economic and political grip of sociopaths who are full of selfish ambition. It is our duty, we promised i would, we served my country, we took the Oath and we meant it,. Our country is in distress, she needs her Sons to save her. Im ready, willing and able. Are you ? -Darin Bowers

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    Sammy Jar Says:

    Obama may very well welcome foreign troops into the country to carry out the dirty work. With a military that isn’t prepared to react fast for a situation such as that it isn’t far fetched. That would assume they would resist it to begin with. Disobeying an unconstitutional order is something a lot easier than resisting an unconstitutional order being carried out by others. I think our biggest threat by far are large numbers of foreign troops that are allowed to just come in and occupy strategic areas. If our military is dismantled, and made incapable of responding in a quick manner then we are going to be in a situation a lot worse than many are imagining. There are plenty of nations who could be welcomed into the nation under some false pretense, who would like a chance to kill Americans. There are a lot of nations who will have no problem doing things that Americans might not be willing to do with in the numbers needed.

    A media blackout will cause all kinds of confusion with a lot of people as well. If it does happen I don’t believe it’s going to be troops from any Western European nations either, but those who are better trusted for their willingness to use brutality to crush any resistance. That’s the kind of scenario that could raise the cost of tyrannical aggression.

    It wouldn’t be surprising for those responsible to escalate a situation that far, and then flee overseas if it fell apart, and live the rest of their lives in luxury without ever being punished.

  4. 4
    Darin Bowers Says:

    i agree Sammy, and theres already 12 MILLION illegal immigrants here RIGHT NOW that would prolly do ANYTHING to stay here, especially if they are promised our jobs and benefits. And they already sent 3000 Full Auto M4’s to Mexico’s finest……..
    Texas, Arizona and California watch your ass. We got your 6. We need to demand our military be returned home immediately to protect the homeland from invasion, this BULLSHIT needs to be squashed out like yesterday. Great men and Great Generals would do this, too bad all we seem to have left are treasonous sold out cowardly scumbags now……. Is there REALLY NO PATRIOTS LEFT WITH STARS ON THEIR SHOULDERS ??? WAS EISENHOWER REALLY THE LAST ONE ???? WHERE ARE THE GREAT MEN OF OUR TIME ???? ARE THERE NONE, NOT ONE LEFT ????? DOESNT FAST AND FURIOUS BOTHER ANYONE IN LEADERSHIP IN OUR MARINE CORPSE ???? SEMPER FI ?????? BROTHERS………… HELP !!!!

    [note from editor: Darin, do you really mean to say that the Marine Corps is now a corpse?]

  5. 5
    Darin Bowers Says:

    Elias, it appears so……. I know the soldiers are NOT, but the leadership seems to be DOA. Ive never told anyone this, but when i was in the USAF, we had a Squadron of Marines coke to Nellis for a Red Flag training mission with their F-14’s. They were at the wash rack, washing one of there their jets when i finished towing my F-4 down there to wash mine next. We introduced ourselves to them and began pulling each others chains a little, like Devil Dogs and Airmen do, but we definitely shared a mutual respect. These Marines said they envied us, because we had it really good in the Air Force, was more like a 9 to 5 job. I agreed, we did have it really good, but i told them that i personally envied them, because they are the Badasses and everyone knows it. Everyone knows you dont fuck with a Marine, they will stomp your guts out and ask who’s next, and thats a reputation they will take with them the rest of their lives. I am not a small guy, i can hold my own, but i would think twice before going up against one of my Marine bothers. When it comes to fixing Jets, youll be hard pressed to find someome better than this Airman, but when it comes to hardcore battle, there is no one better than a Marine and his rifle imo. And we need them, now.

    We need the leadership in our Marine Corps to say no to these slimy scumbag politicians and bring our troopers home to protect the homeland. THEY

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    Darin Bowers Says:

    THEY ARE THE PEOPLES “HOMELAND SECURITY”. The Politicians and the Elite ARE THE TERRORISTS who are attempting to destroy this country from within. We the people will do what we can, we will fight as fierce as we can, but we need a few good men with us. This bullshit MUST END. -Darin

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    Sammy Jar Says:

    We have to be prepared for the worst case scenario, but still hold out hope for the best. I know that many people believe that we have retired Generals who may stand up after some type of low intensity act of tyranny, but I believe that’s incorrect. Even those who have the wisdom, skill, and motivation to lead will not have an army, equipment, and may very well be detained immediately at the beginning of any aggression by the tyrants. Our military can easily be put in a situation where it can’t react in a quick enough fashion. There are many who have been forced from our military for reasons we don’t really know. They can do all kinds of things to make those in the states unable to react promptly, while sending others overseas.

    We can’t assume there would be any action to stop whatever happens even if they were available. A lot of things can’t be known for obvious reasons. The Oath Keepers movement has a public following, and a private following that are both needed for obvious reasons. It would be nice to know the size and makeup of that private number, but it’s obviously something we can’t know. I hope the number is adequate, and that it’s not too sporadic and random among the ranks, thereby making it less effective. It also has to be assumed that there are government agents trying to discover those associated with the movement, or are seen as possible Patriots. I hope these common mainstream patriotic ideals are too common for them to gain anything significant. We know the movement still has a lot of room for growth, and all we can do is prepare to the fullest extent possible in supplying, planning, and reaching out to others in whatever way we can with the time we have left.

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  8. 8
    Corey Rodgers Says:

    obama: “if i had a son… ”

    I’m waiting for kanye west to jump on a mic and declare “obama does not care about black people.”

    ^as i said, i’m waiting…

    wanna know who IS fighting this type of evil?
    a white man from Pennsylvania named Sam Childers.

    Christians (doers, not talkers) do infact care about children, all children;
    obama is not a Christian, his actions prove it.
    how many of his actions confirm he is infact a muslim? that list is growing.

    i’ve got four words for you obama: “the least of these”
    good luck.

  9. 9
    Greg Says:

    Technically, it isn’t Sam Childers by himself, it’s Sam Childers and a bunch of SPLA. The SPLA historically, as a guerrilla revolutionary force, used child soldiers just to get their freedom from North Sudan. A devil’s bargain, but our own Founding Fathers made a deal with slavers in order to get our revolution done.

    However, what’s more important is that *they stopped* in 2010, one year before they became a country. Simply put, they are a sovereign nation now and want to act like one. So what’s bizarre about Obama’s messing with this law on our end is that South Sudan have no interest in the practice on their end.

    Right now, the only guys using child soldiers in South Sudan is the LRA, who are called terrorists for good reason and generally on the whole world’s kill-on-sight list.

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