Aug 1, 2007

The President is Threatening Me and You Too!

Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)(NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004. I hereby order:

Section 1.
(a) Except to the extent provided in section 203(b)(1), (3), and (4) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)), or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the date of this order, all property and interests in property of the following persons, that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense,
(i) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of:
(A) threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq; or
(B) undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people;
(ii) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, logistical, or technical support for, or goods or services in support of, such an act or acts of violence or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or
(iii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.
(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section include, but are not limited to, (i) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order, and (ii) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 2.
(a) Any transaction by a United States person or within the United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.
(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 3.
For purposes of this order:
(a) the term "person" means an individual or entity;
(b) the term "entity" means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and
(c) the term "United States person" means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.


Sec. 4.
I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 and expanded in Executive Order 13315, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

Sec. 5.
For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that, because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render these measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 and expanded in Executive Order 13315, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1(a) of this order.

Sec. 6.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government, consistent with applicable law. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order and, where appropriate, to advise the Secretary of the Treasury in a timely manner of the measures taken.

Sec. 7.
Nothing in this order is intended to affect the continued effectiveness of any rules, regulations, orders, licenses, or other forms of administrative action issued, taken, or continued in effect heretofore or hereafter under 31 C.F.R. chapter V, except as expressly terminated, modified, or suspended by or pursuant to this order.

Sec. 8.
This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right, benefit, or privilege, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.

GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 17, 2007.

So, if I disappear because of my views and opinions as I express them here on my Blog and in my Personal life, know that I did not go quietly!

Anon-Paranoid said...
And just think that after he arrests us all under the MCA he can seize our property too now.

Another power to go along with all the rest of the powers he has just like his surrogate Father Adolph had.

God Bless.

Colin said...
Do any of our so-called leaders command any form of respect now? No!
Why not? Because it does not matter what the public want, it's the Dictators at the top who decide what the public shall have.
The days of true democracy have long gone, and dictatorships are on the increase....rapidly.
Where is the freedom of choice, the freedom of voice?
It's time these warmongering dictators were tried at The Hague, specifically Bush, Blair and others behind them in the upper echelons of decision making, for an act of aggression and terrorism on a country that they actively supported, armed and financed!!
For the time being, here on the internet we have the freedom to say as we feel, but how long before Big Brother tries to put an end to that too?

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7 comments:

Shinade said...

Thank you so much for posting this...~jackie

Anon-Paranoid said...

And just think that after he arrests us all under the MCA he can seize our property too now.

Another power to go along with all the rest of the powers he has just like his surrogate Father Adolph had.

God Bless.

Carol said...

Hi Anon-paranoid,
What an honor to have you here and commenting on my Blog! I know that under the MCA he can seize our property (!) but I, for one, refuse to be intimidated. I think that Bush's abuse of power will come back to bite him on the ass one of these days!

Zubli Zainordin said...

One reasons individuals like me look up at United States of America is her President. I have a list of 12 Qualities that Makes a Difference. Most earlier Presidents won. In relations to Presidents after the World Wars, I ponder who are holding what below and behind these men at the grand office. Of the 12 Qualities, ! Threatening ! is not one of 'em. An individual who threatens another is a sheer act of desperation indicating cowardice. A leader who threatens, is by no definition a leader who earns respect. The truth shall prevail. Proceed please, even if we have seen the movie, with statements like, "you have been erased", but the mark you have initiated here shall send beautiful noise from this blog to California, Washington, Kuala Lumpur, and every corners of the globe. Realize this, be aware, and in consciousness we all shall remember who we really are.

Carol said...

Hi Zubli!
You said "An individual who threatens another is a sheer act of desperation indicating cowardice. A leader who threatens, is by no definition a leader who earns respect. The truth shall prevail."
I agree that a person who threatens is a coward or desperate. I think Bush is more like a Bully. He is desperate and afraid because he knows that what he has done is morally wrong, never mind the complete arrogance and lack of conscience the man most certainly has. He has become a Dictator and will not be happy until the US becomes a Facist Country rather than a Democracy.
Thanks for the visit and for taking the time to comment.
Peace.
Carol

Colin said...

Do any of our so-called leaders command any form of respect now? No! Why not? Because it does not matter what the public want, it's the Dictators at the top who decide what the public shall have. The days of true democracy have long gone, and dictatorships are on the increase....rapidly.

Where is the freedom of choice, the freedom of voice?

It's time these warmongering dictators were tried at The Hague, specifically Bush, Blair and others behind them in the upper echelons of decision making, for an act of aggression and terrorism on a country that they actively supported, armed and financed!!

For the time being, here on the internet we have the freedom to say as we feel, but how long before Big Brother tries to put an end to that too?

Carol said...

Hi Colin,
See: http://carolsplaceforpeace.blogspot.com/2007/06/23-days-left-to-save-internet.html
to see what shape the Internet is in. As far as Democracy goes - we are becoming a Facist Country. You are so right when you say that our leaders command no respect, they would rather cultivate fear.
Thanks for the visit and your comment.