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All Things Obama/ The Legacy

Post by Doka » 05-06-2016 08:28 PM

Obama’s Last Gasp Imperialism

With only eight more months in office, Barack Obama shows no signs of giving up his role as the most aggressively imperialist American president in modern history. Liberal Democrats rightly point fingers at Hillary Clinton’s bellicosity, yet they say nothing about Obama as he continues on a path of destruction around the world.

Nations on every continent are victims either of outright American military violence or of war waged by other means. Venezuela sinks further into despair as a result of American manipulations of oil prices and sanctions that cripple its economy. Millions of people have had their homes destroyed by United States interventions in Somalia and Libya and Syria and are forced to make dangerous treks in hopes of finding safety.

While the American instigated war goes on in Syria that country’s government and its Russian ally make gains against terrorists. Because they are winning the United States continues to make bizarre demands that “Assad must go.” Obama has to turn over the keys in January 2017 but Assad may sit in his presidential office watching as his enemy rides off into the sunset.

The least reported and yet biggest danger is taking place in Europe. The United States and NATO continue to provoke Russia in what could be a deadly game that spins out of their control.




In recent weeks the Russians have made clear that they won’t take the provocation lying down. While the corporate media follow the president blindly, they won’t tell viewers and listeners that Russia has territory on the Baltic sea coast. Kaliningrad is Russia, just as Hawaii and Alaska are America. Of course there are Russian planes and submarines in the Baltic. They belong there while American vessels do not. Russia has every right to “buzz” United States ships and escort spy planes out of its airspace.

These very simple facts are rarely presented to Americans who have no idea that 200 of their troops will perform exercises in Moldova, a small country located between Ukraine and Romania. It is an example of how American presidents from Bush to Clinton to Bush to Obama made a mockery of a promise not to encircle Russia.

Instead they do just that and keep adding to the NATO arsenal. Nations like Sweden, traditionally neutral, are being lured into that organization’s grasp. In the absence of the old Soviet block there is no use for NATO except to act as the foot soldiers for American dirty work.



While the United States threatens to start World War III, the corporate media go into overdrive in their determination to distract us from the dangers our government poses to the world. They turn trivialities into major controversy but rarely report anything we ought to know. For example, Larry Wilmore saluted the president as “my ni**a” during the last Obama era White House Correspondents Dinner. There was much arguing back and forth about the propriety of the words but no one spoke of the impropriety of the event inself.

The media ought to have an adversarial relationship with presidents. At the very least they should be somewhat distant and skeptical. Instead they are very cozy and quite publicly too. They even celebrate their collusion at this love fest as a president makes jokes with television comedians who compete for the chance to be sidekick for an evening.



There is no longer any pretense of impartiality. The media want access so they play along and tell lies of commission and omission with every presidential administration. They tell jokes at Russia’s expense but won’t tell readers and viewers that it is the United States who is provoking Russia in its sphere of influence.

Obama apparently wants to commit more destruction than he has already. Turning Libya into an utterly failed state was not enough. That act unleashed ISIS and Boko Haram and a wave of refugees. The coup in Ukraine ignited a civil war. The Syrian government hangs on but at a terrible price. Russia answered the call to help but America doesn’t want that war to end and will continue to use its allies to prevent a cease fire or an end to the conflict altogether.

A lot of damage can be done between now and January 20, 2009. There is no reason to mourn or rejoice Obama’s departure because he will be followed by someone who likes his foreign policy as it is. That person will also like Americans as they are: mostly intelligent but uninformed even if they wish to know what is happening around the world. The expression to do something “like there’s no tomorrow” is poignant. If Obama and company continue down this path, we shall all find out what those words mean.

Margaret Kimberley‘s Freedom Rider column appears weekly in BAR, and is widely reprinted elsewhere. She maintains a frequently updated blog as well as athttp://freedomrider.blogspot.com. Ms. Kimberley lives in New York City, and can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)BlackAgendaReport.com.

The original source of this article is Black Agenda Report

http://www.globalresearch.ca/obamas-las ... sm/5523859
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Obama in Flint: Let Them Drink Lead

'On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama told the residents of Flint, Michigan that their children, poisoned by water from the contaminated Flint River, and many potentially scarred for life, “will be fine.”

The president’s trip to Flint took place amid an ongoing drinking water crisis in the city, where the water supply was poisoned when it switched its water source to the Flint River in 2014.

After taking a tiny sip of Flint water while delivering a speech at Northwestern High School, the president announced that the water is safe to drink. Obama went on, “I don’t want anybody to start thinking that somehow all the kids in Flint are going to have problems for the rest of their lives, because that’s not true.”

Trivializing the disaster, Obama declared,

“If you are my age, or older, or maybe even a little bit younger, you got some lead in your system when you were growing up. You did. I am sure that somewhere, when I was two years old, I was taking a chip of paint, tasting it, and I got some lead.”

Obama’s statements are reminiscent of the declaration attributed to Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France before the Revolution, upon hearing that the population of Paris could not afford bread: “Let them eat cake.” Obama declared instead: Let them drink lead (or eat lead-based paint)!

The attempt to downplay the significance of what has happened in Flint (paralleled in many other cities throughout the country) by referring to the widespread use of lead paint in an earlier period displays an extraordinary level of ignorance and complacency. Regulations on the use of lead paint were bitterly opposed by the paint industry for decades before the clear evidence of its disastrous health consequences, particularly for young children, eventually led to it being banned in the US in 1978."

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Post by Raggedyann » 05-06-2016 10:42 PM

I have to say that I was dismayed by Obama's downplaying of the reported severity of this situation for children. The whole thing is disgustingly third world.
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Post by Riddick » 05-07-2016 12:55 AM

Raggedyann wrote:I have to say that I was dismayed by Obama's downplaying of the reported severity of this situation for children. The whole thing is disgustingly third world.
Third world, eh? The plan is working - So far so good!

Next president doesn't screw it up, lead be his legacy.

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Post by voguy » 05-07-2016 06:03 AM

History will not be kind to him.
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OBAMA TO HOWARD GRADUATES: PROFOUND CHANGES LIE AHEAD

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is advising Howard University graduates that profound changes lie ahead for the nation's economy and society.

Obama is set to deliver the keynote address at Howard University's commencement Saturday.

Obama's spokesman says the president's remarks will acknowledge the "unique opportunity" the graduates had to attend one of the finest historically black colleges and universities in the country. Obama also will observe that the graduates are entering an economy and society that's undergoing profound changes.

The speech at Howard is the first of three commencement addresses Obama has scheduled this season.

The others are May 15 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and June 2 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The speeches are Obama's final commencement addresses as president.
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Well the headline is enough to "Chill" the blood. Also, he has placed a very odd "Excutive Order" has people more nervous, if that's even possible........I'll post it soon.
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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate ReleaseMay 06, 2016
Executive Order -- Facilitation of a Presidential Transition

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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FACILITATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7301 of title 5, United States Code, and the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, and to assist the Presidential transition, it is hereby ordered as follows:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-of ... transition


WHY THIS, WHY NOW?

This has some people on another forum feeling more uneasy. It is odd, as I don't know any problem on any Swearing In to Office, of any president. New Presidents bring in their own people and throw most or all the the old ones out , then set set up their own cabnet an so on.

SEC.3. ESTABLISHMENT OF AGENCY TRANSITION COUNCIL.

Now what's that all about?? Unless, (My thoughts) One is going to set up a council that has equal presidentual powers, such as combining the powers of the UN and a "figure head" president. Wa-La TAKE OVER COMPLETE!! The NWO order council ,set up in DC in the Former country known as" America". Easy as pie. But then once NWO takes over of our capital, then marshal law, no more silly Constitution to keep Active military forces, out of the country, no more citizens, just squatters on their land.

A bloodless Coup d' etat until complete. The people cluelss until too late. That's why Hillary has to be President, she is the "Trojan Horse"!

What do you all think about this Stange Executive order?
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Doka wrote: In recent weeks the Russians have made clear that they won’t take the provocation lying down. While the corporate media follow the president blindly, they won’t tell viewers and listeners that Russia has territory on the Baltic sea coast. Kaliningrad is Russia, just as Hawaii and Alaska are America. Of course there are Russian planes and submarines in the Baltic. They belong there while American vessels do not. Russia has every right to “buzz” United States ships and escort spy planes out of its airspace.

These very simple facts are rarely presented to Americans who have no idea that 200 of their troops will perform exercises in Moldova, a small country located between Ukraine and Romania. It is an example of how American presidents from Bush to Clinton to Bush to Obama made a mockery of a promise not to encircle Russia.

Instead they do just that and keep adding to the NATO arsenal. Nations like Sweden, traditionally neutral, are being lured into that organization’s grasp. In the absence of the old Soviet block there is no use for NATO except to act as the foot soldiers for American dirty work.
I wonder how many kids who are the recent product of the American pubic education system know this - or even care........ They, and their parents, are probably too busy on their Obama phones playing video games or walking headlong into telephone poles while posting to Facebook....... :roll:
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Is a slam dunk.........
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Post by voguy » 05-08-2016 08:06 AM

kbot wrote:I wonder how many kids who are the recent product of the American pubic education system know this - or even care........ They, and their parents, are probably too busy on their Obama phones playing video games or walking headlong into telephone poles while posting to Facebook....... :roll:
Well, that's the problem. People don't care as long as their lives are just good enough to survive, and they get some amusement.
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Post by Doka » 05-08-2016 03:33 PM

Kerry slams Trump's wall, tells grads to prepare for 'borderless world'


"The future demands from us something more than a nostalgia for some rose-tinted version of the past that did not really exist in any case," he said. "You're about to graduate into a complex and borderless world."

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/kerry ... le/2590596



That may come as a shock to those few countrys that have some stringent "controls set in place".

Kerry certainly looks god-like at the 1st part of the video.
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Kerry slams Trump's wall, tells grads to prepare for 'borderless world'
Phooey to you from me, Kerry! IMHO Globalism Is The New Feudalism = Multinational corporations overseeing a planetary plantation.

America's abolishment of slavery? Obama's helping in correcting that. Some Nice legacy.

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Yeah, Two Presidents, Two Americas - What A Difference 55 Years Makes Eh??

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