Obama Executive Order: Preparation For War With Iran?
Some analysts fear that the Obama administration’s recently passed executive order represents more than just a power grab and could in fact be part of preparations for a war with Iran. As we documented earlier this week, the “National Defense Resources Preparedness” executive order, an update to similar EO’s passed under previous presidents, empowers the federal government to seize control of the farming industry, “all forms of energy,” all “water resources”, “all forms of civil transportation”, all health resources, and “all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.”
However, a key addition to the language made by Obama is that all these industries and means of production can be seized “under both emergency and non-emergency conditions”. This represents an effort to lay the groundwork for the complete nationalization of the U.S. economy. It could also mean the Obama administration is now on a war footing for an imminent conflict with Iran, according to market analysts.
The order “is either a serious power grip or another sign that inside the deep recesses of the White House, they are preparing for war,” Phil Flynn, an energy analyst at PFGBest, told MarketWatch. The executive order mandates that departments of the federal government related to defense “be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology for national defense requirements.”