CLG REPORT: 17 June 2011- News Updates from Citizens for Legitimate Government
News Updates from Citizens for Legitimate Government 17 Jun 2011
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Obama Overruled 2 Top Lawyers on War Power in Libya 18 Jun 2011
President Obama rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization, according to officials familiar with internal administration deliberations.
Jeh C. Johnson, the Pentagon general counsel, and Caroline D. Krass, the acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, had told the White House that they believed that the United States military’s activities in the NATO-led air war amounted to “hostilities.”
Under the War Powers Resolution, that would have required Mr. Obama to terminate or scale back the mission after May 20. But Mr. Obama decided instead to adopt the legal analysis of several other senior members of his legal team… who argued that the United States military’s activities fell short of “hostilities.”
Israeli troops cross into Lebanon 17 Jun 2011
Israeli troops have once again crossed into Lebanon in a failed kidnapping operation inside the country. Israeli troops crossed the border and entered the village of Kfar Shouba on Friday to abduct Lebanese Shepherd Ala Nabaa, a Press TV correspondent reported, adding that the Lebanese national managed to escape. Meanwhile, four Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace, flying over different parts of the country for more than two hours, a statement released by the Lebanese military read on Friday.
Second Nebraska Nuclear Plant Threatened By Flooding 17 Jun 2011
A second nuclear power plant in Nebraska is being threatened by rising floodwaters, but the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a federal watchdog lapdog agency, says the plant’s owners are taking the appropriate steps to ward off danger, according to a report in the Omaha World-Herald.
The Cooper Power Station would have to go into cold shutdown should floodwaters rise an additional six feet, a prospect local officials say is highly unlikely. The Cooper plant is located 70 miles south of Omaha. The other nuclear plant at risk of flooding, the Fort Calhoun power station, is just north of Omaha.
FAA restricts airspace over Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant, under ‘Emergency Classification’ By Lori Price, http://www.legitgov.org/ 17 Jun 2011 FDC 1/6523 –
CALHOUN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, BLAIR, NE !FDC 1/6523 ZMP FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS FORT CALHOUN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT BLAIR, NE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR SECTION 91.137(A)(3) TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS WITHIN A 2 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS OF 413113N/0960438W OR THE OMAHA /OVR/ VORTAC 316 DEGREE RADIAL AT 26.1 NAUTICAL MILES AT AND BELOW 3500 FEET MSL… OPPD
Declares Notification of Unusual Event –Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station will not move out of this emergency classification until it is confident the water will remain below the 1,004-foot level. 06 Jun 2011
As mentioned last week, the rising Missouri River waters have reached a level where OPPD is declaring a Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE) at its Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station. According to projections from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the river level at the plant site is expected to reach 1,004 feet above mean sea level later this week, and is expected to remain above that level for more than one month. OPPD notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and emergency management agencies in Nebraska and Iowa of the declaration.
Japan Plant Starts Treating Radioactive Water 17 Jun 2011
A system for decontaminating highly radioactive water incorporating U.S. and French technology began full operations at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex Friday, a development that will help reduce the vast amount of irradiated water that has become a major obstacle to bringing the plant to stability. The water has flooded the reactor buildings and adjacent facilities, preventing workers from conducting necessary repairs, and has periodically contaminated the ocean through spillages.
Marine reservist held in Pentagon bomb scare 17 Jun 2011
The decorated Marine reservist lurking in Arlington National Cemetery who prompted a bomb scare near the Pentagon on Friday morning has been determined not to be a public threat. Fort Myer police spotted and initially detained Yonathan Melaku, 22, of Alexandria, in the cemetery around 1:30 a.m., well past the normal closing time, the FBI said in a statement on the case. Melaku, a lance corporal in the Marine Corps reserves, was carrying a backpack that the FBI said “contained unknown materials which initially caused public safety concerns.”
Man arrested near Pentagon with bomb-making materials –Law enforcement official: Officials found what appeared to be unknown quantity of ammonium nitrate 17 Jun 2011
One person was taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack, authorities said. The man was detained after he was found after hours inside Arlington National Cemetery and was initially ‘uncooperative,’ authorities said. Officers searched his nearby car, a red 2011 Nissan, but found nothing suspicious inside, said Brenda Heck, special agent in charge of the counterterrorism unit of the FBI’s Washington field office.
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