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Liberal law prof: Obama’s unconstitutional
power grabs are creating a “very
dangerous and unstable system”

Hot Air, by Allahpundit

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 12/4/2013 4:31:49 AM

Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/4/2013 6:41:08 AM     (No. 9639412)

Funny how democrats tolerate an "imperial president" when it´s not a republican.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 12/4/2013 7:01:59 AM     (No. 9639433)

With all due respect poster #1, this is more than an imperial presidency. This is an unprecedented power grab and take over of this country by eliminating and ignoring the Constitution. The Constitution limits the government and gives "we the people" our rights. Congress and the judiciary are being rolled over with little, if any, protest from them and we the people are the ones who will need to save the Constitution if we can.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Starlady, 12/4/2013 7:24:02 AM     (No. 9639465)

The funny thing is that I Emailed my Congressman, Bob Goodlatte, last week when Obama did something that for me was the final straw of his unconstitutional behavior. I listed many of the assaults on the American people by Obama that were not Constitutional. I told him that Congress had been given the tools to halt this behavior of Obama by the Constitution and they needed to do their job. The next thing I hear Congressman Goodlatte will hold this committee hearing. They must be hearing from many others too. Bravo.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/4/2013 7:27:40 AM     (No. 9639473)

Yes, #2, we can! The critical question is, Will we?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 12/4/2013 7:34:35 AM     (No. 9639482)

The other branches of government formed by a Constitution that obama and most of the politicians on the right refuse to acknowledge, were supposed to keep the checks and balances on each other. Gutless congress, corrupt court and the FIFTH branch?!a complicit press, have all aided and abetted the criminal in the whitehouse.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 12/4/2013 7:55:06 AM     (No. 9639508)

One can just imagine 0 and his minions singing "A spoon full of sugar makes the Blackmail go down, in the most delightful way," as they sift though NSA info on Congress, the Judiciary, and the MSM.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/4/2013 7:57:37 AM     (No. 9639515)

Has any democrat made the pilgrimage to the White House to discuss with Obama his blatant disregard of the Constitution. Silly me, those "come to Jesus meetings" are reserved for Republicans. Remember when a group of Republicans told Richard Nixon it was time for him to resign for the good of the country. You won´t find that advice ever coming from a democrat even though Richard Nixon was a piker compared to Obama. Obama will never resign. I am not sure if he´ll leave the office unless he´s forced.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/4/2013 8:07:49 AM     (No. 9639524)

Its beyond impeachment, its an act of war. What you are seeing around you is enemy action. Hyperbole? Won´t seem like that in a few months.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: quantumman, 12/4/2013 8:07:55 AM     (No. 9639526)

I saw some of the testimony on C-Span, as noted in the article, and Fox. The point was made by Turley and others that impeachment is our only alternative if Obama ignores Congress and the courts as he has been wont to do.

Notwithstanding his half blackness the House should form a committee of impeachment (PIAPS was on Nixon´s) so that witnesses and evidence can entered in the record and be vetted under oath. Write your congressmen in support of impeachment - their staff reads the emails. It is the only way to get rid of Zippy and Obamacare at the same time - a twofer.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/4/2013 8:18:12 AM     (No. 9639539)

When/If Obama´s jackbooted army of IRS and EPA show up at your door step, all of them armed to the teeth, it will be too late to stand and fight.
Something has to be done now by representatives in the government doing their job for the protection of the people and the Constitution. You know, what they took an oath to do.
Taking it to the streets is a last option. We don´t need to become Greece.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/4/2013 8:19:12 AM     (No. 9639541)

Who would have thought that the First Black President (not too dark though) would launch such an assualt on the Constitution? Well, of course it would have been the FBP (D).

I don´t see why the House just doesn´t start defunding agencies. Threatening subpoenas is not working.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NancyD, 12/4/2013 8:19:17 AM     (No. 9639542)

With the power grabs in full swing, the GOP says nothing. They swore to uphold the Constitution. They should be screaming at the top of their lungs on the Capitol Steps!

I am so outraged by the LACK of Republican Leadership. They were voted in to Represent US, yet they remain silent.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/4/2013 8:26:13 AM     (No. 9639556)

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw liberal law "professor" Turley taking this position. Surreal. Welcome, but surreal.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/4/2013 8:41:22 AM     (No. 9639583)

We have had what amounts to a coup without the usual trappings and with an unusual time scale. This has been in the works since the dawn of the "progressive" movement. Government agencies under the executive branch control us far more that laws passed by congress. Taxes are used to engineer behavior circumventing the legislative process.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Joe vann, 12/4/2013 8:48:16 AM     (No. 9639599)

# 2 is on Q.

We traditional American loving citizens must find a dynamic un-afraid leader or leaders. This task is a difficult one at best but proves to be an almost un-attainable, when you filter in the none stop character assignations they will have to endure and over come by Pravda. We need help from above...start praying or keep praying.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Freeloader, 12/4/2013 8:51:19 AM     (No. 9639607)

As it is written, "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while!"

Professor Turley is correct. "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" is a bad idea and creates a "very dangerous and unstable system" of government!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: AnnaS, 12/4/2013 8:52:45 AM     (No. 9639609)

WHY will congress do nothing about this lawlessness?? Are they still afraid of the" raaacist" condemnation or are they too in on the act?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/4/2013 8:56:02 AM     (No. 9639618)

Who is going to stop him? Holder? Roberts? Reid? McConnell? Boehner? Pelosi? Hoyer?

Who?

There we have it, our problem.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rabidrepublican, 12/4/2013 9:00:43 AM     (No. 9639624)

The only separation of powers comes at the end of the day when Obama says "good night" to ValJar.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: coldborezero, 12/4/2013 9:06:02 AM     (No. 9639630)

I agree with #2, except on one crucial point: Our rights are granted by our Creator, not the Constitution. The Constitution is a contract between We The People and those we choose to govern us under the terms of that contract. In as much as they adhere to the terms of the contract, We The People will ALLOW them to govern. If they step outside the contract they are no longer legitimate and should be removed from office.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 12/4/2013 9:19:33 AM     (No. 9639647)

I´m relieved people with excellent credentials, clout and a forum are speaking out about Obama´s unprecedented power plays. Since most of us out here don´t, and for our own sanity - we need to see and hear these people standing up and saying it loud and clear - and often.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: owl, 12/4/2013 10:37:46 AM     (No. 9639674)

Drudge took down the video, but a member of CATO testified there´s a very real possibilty of revolution, due in most part to the unConstitutional disrespect and downright ignoring King Fubarak has shown. Forget congress, We The People have had enough. A 6% approval rating constitutes disgust. The DC party circuit elites had better begin retirement plans, now.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/4/2013 10:45:53 AM     (No. 9639682)

The congressional testimony was from Michael Cannon, the director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute. Here is his statement.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelcannon/2013/12/03/congressional-testimony-the-presidents-failure-to-execute-faithfully-the-ppaca/


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Reply 24 - Posted by: judy, 12/4/2013 11:23:22 AM     (No. 9639779)

Where´s Boehner & McConnell? Asleep? Hey Turley can you give these two a call? Last year he said he had his own army, and congress just sat back & swooned.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: judy, 12/4/2013 11:27:07 AM     (No. 9639789)

How odd, Turley campaigned for the won. This power grab has been going on since day one. Hmmm, wonder what changed Turley´s mind? Hope someone in congress ask Turley what changed him.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JimJr, 12/4/2013 11:52:44 AM     (No. 9639846)

#2, right sentiment, buy wrong on some key points, you´re working on it, so I´ll cast blame on what passes for public education.

The U.S. were founded on the belief that rights to life, liberty and property are bestowed by our Creator (or our humanity, if you will), and that government is created by the People to protect those rights. The Constitution the founders created defines the limited scope and power (lent to it by the People and the States, respectively) of the federal (national) government. The first 10 Amendments ("Bill of Rights") were added specifically to place additional limits on the Federal government and the 10th states "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Keep on working.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 12/4/2013 12:28:33 PM     (No. 9639920)

Thank you Posters #20 & #26, I do stand corrected. I get so worried about our country being overtaken by those who want to fundamentally change it I´m not able to correctly state my thoughts. L-dotters keep each other straight and on the right track.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: joew9, 12/4/2013 12:30:46 PM     (No. 9639927)

Jonathan Turley is pulling for an IRS audit of his last five years of income tax returns.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/4/2013 12:34:54 PM     (No. 9639939)

Obie is telling us to emulate him...I guess there are no laws that if one doesn´t like then they can ignore.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/4/2013 1:14:06 PM     (No. 9640022)

Has anybody considered Obama´s most vulnerable spot,
aside from his covertly communist disloyalties ?
The Achilles Heel is his allegedly forged birth certificate !
Certain investigators have now found the woman who did the forging, and once a single, non corruptible, court finds for the forgery, the impersonator in the White House can be immediately arrested on felony charges. Find him guilty and then throw him in prison.
Are there any other ideas ?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Analyn, 12/4/2013 1:14:50 PM     (No. 9640023)

I guess it´s time for the "100 Million American March." And the sooner the better. I´m so ready - I´m there already!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: rsgonner, 12/4/2013 1:16:10 PM     (No. 9640027)

I´m with #12. The spineless republicans are actually more to blame than obozo. They stamp their foot and write a strongly worded letter and let this tyrant destroy our country. Defund the EPA as a start! I guess the pubbies don´t believe in the Constitution either, as that is one of their enumerated powers, but they refuse to exercise it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: GOPinTN, 12/4/2013 2:23:29 PM     (No. 9640114)

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. ~~ Plato

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 12/4/2013 2:40:52 PM     (No. 9640136)

Is there a way I can say "suck it up you Leftard" without throwing up a little in my mouth?????

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Reply 35 - Posted by: chicodon, 12/4/2013 3:49:17 PM     (No. 9640268)

Each and every Executive Order should be challenged. However, even if the challenger has standing, wouldn´t it be presented to the federal court that Obama´s stacking with fellow travelers? Not good.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 12/4/2013 5:06:27 PM     (No. 9640415)

Yes #26
Then add that the vital Bill of Rights later included in the Constitution marks the real freedom of America.
Of the many nations founding a Constitution since ours there is only about 2 or3 that includes that all important Bill of Rights.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: strikingviking, 12/4/2013 6:39:19 PM     (No. 9640522)

Mussolini-style Fascism has 5 hallmarks:

1) Powers of the State concentrated in the Executive (The Leader).

2) Personality cult of The Leader.

3) Suppression of criticism or opposition to The Leader.

4) State control (not ownership) of private businesses.

5) Elevation of the State´s interests at the expense of individual liberties.

I think we have a classic Fascist trying to run this country. Unlike Mussolini´s Italy, the "trains" here do not run on time.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: dustdevil31, 12/4/2013 7:49:29 PM     (No. 9640590)

Million car traffic jam on the inner and outer loop and a railroad blockade of the entire distric for weeks on end. Might do the trick.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/4/2013 8:04:35 PM     (No. 9640609)

Too many Republicans are in denial.
Progressives abound in both parties.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/4/2013 9:15:19 PM     (No. 9640683)

AND absolutely no progressive in either party will ever have a ´come to Jesus´ moment by marching to the white hut to speak to the tyrant telling him the jig is up and it´s time to close his show. As a nation of American citizens it seems to be up to US to make the move to begin what must be done. Be it to converge on DC, Call representatives and our ´esteemed´ senators And then there is the option of forming our own ´death panels´ Additional options shall be considered.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/5/2013 9:53:10 AM     (No. 9641228)

#1, that is because liberals are always comfortable with tyranny.

On the other hand, freedom and liberty is a kind of tyranny in their minds that they are allergic to. Because freedom and liberty means personal responsibility. Which like math, is hard for some folks.

So you see, they are comfortable with tyranny, but it has to be the ´right kind´ in their minds.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: TrustButVerify, 12/5/2013 9:53:47 PM     (No. 9642248)

Someone Turley cares about must be seriously ill and have lost their insurance coverage.

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Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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