Obama and Cameron tasted blood in Libya. In addition to the general death and destruction, NATO helped wipe out an entire city (well, two actually) and aided in the capture Muammar Gaddafi who was then tortured and murdered. The two leaders have a serious craving for more of their Libyan action. Syria is number one with a bullet for a hiked up military effort to show just how tough they are.
Those who write the history of our decline and fall will be astonished at the recycled bull sh*t offered up by the leaders of the world's most powerful nations at this most critical moment. Again and again, we're handed a package of lies gift-wrapped in smarmy insincerity. Ill intent is never in question. It's just the degree of death and damage that the lies portend.
What Does this Say about President Obama?
Those who think that Obama will show his true colors as an enlightened leader this time around are living in a fantasy world.
Obama is using the George W. Bush playbook to set up a U.S. military action against a sovereign state that poses no threat to the nation. The administration's involvement in Syria (and Libya as well) is both gratuitous and illegal according to Nuremberg Principle VI: (a) Crimes against peace. How enlightened is that?
How enlightened is it to spend a couple of hours a week, as Obama does, creating kill lists that order the deaths of administration designated terrorists in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. U.S. citizens so labeled who operate overseas experience the efficiency of moving from suspect to death sentence without the need for an arrest and trial. It's the Patriot Act on steroids.
How enlightened is it to focus on proxy wars and hit-man diplomacy while, at the same time, ignoring the U.N. Climate Change Conference (DOHA, 2012) that just ended?
Those who maintain hope that the president's policies will change from welfare for the financial elite and endless war should put requests for new priorities in their annual letter to Santa Claus. You're more likely to catch mommy kissing Santa in the back seat of the family Hummer than you are to see change on vital issues for the vast majority of citizens.
The alarm bells are ringing. We are ruled by clueless, indifferent, ego maniacs so wedded to their current status, they fear the urgently needed changes required to even maintain our society at its current functional level.
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