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Biden extends 9/11 emergency

Samizdat | September 10, 2022

US President Joe Biden has renewed the national emergency declared by former president George W. Bush in the days following the events of September 11, 2001 for another year.

The “terrorist threat” behind the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people “continues,” Biden wrote in a Thursday memo published in the Federal Register, adding that the “powers and authorities adopted to deal with” the attacks “must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2022.”

The 9/11 emergency declaration is just one of several Biden has extended this week alone. Also on Thursday, the president prolonged a national emergency he had declared the previous year regarding sectarian violence and human rights abuses in Ethiopia, while on Tuesday he announced the renewal of an emergency declared by his predecessor Donald Trump in 2018 regarding the threat of “foreign interference in or undermining public confidence in” US elections.

Biden has declared at least six national emergencies since taking office in January 2021 and extended several more, including the Covid-19 pandemic emergency. The National Emergencies Act endows the president with over 136 powers, most of which do not require congressional approval to wield. Since its passage in 1976, more than 60 national emergencies have been declared, with only about half of them officially concluded.

The president has largely abandoned predecessors’ focus on external terrorist threats like the al-Qaeda hijackers held responsible for 9/11, opting to focus attention instead on domestic terrorism, which the FBI has declared to be the primary threat facing the nation.

September 10, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties |

5 Comments »

  1. And it is rumored that Trump signed an Executive Order implementing the “Insurrection Act” before the Jan. 21 inauguration–ceding to the military control of US affairs. Hopefully, what we’ve seen since then is a sting operation to round up the bad actors. What was missing was public awareness of the depth and gravity of the criminality.

    More must now be awakening so that a VERY BIG STING OPERATION minimizes collateral damages while putting under lock and key the “people of the lie”.

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    Comment by rediscover911com | September 10, 2022 | Reply

  2. Anyone believing in this US government farce is THE PROBLEM. i.e something like understanding The IRS= THEIRS.

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    Comment by Sparrow | September 10, 2022 | Reply

  3. Powers once usurped are never voluntarily relinquished.

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    Comment by Bob Dobbs | September 11, 2022 | Reply

  4. Like

    Comment by Sink | September 12, 2022 | Reply

  5. Although Joe Biden is obsessed with terrorism, I wonder if anybody has noticed his close link with a terrorist family name – Osama Bin Laden; Joseph Bi(n la)den.

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    Comment by Bill Francis | September 12, 2022 | Reply


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