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Freedom Rider: Obama's Crimes are Revealed Under Trump

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From flickr.com: President and First Lady Obama, With Saudi King Salman, Shake Hands With Members of the Saudi Royal Family {MID-197591}
President and First Lady Obama, With Saudi King Salman, Shake Hands With Members of the Saudi Royal Family
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"The war against Yemen began in 2015, with a stamp of approval and military assistance from the Obama administration."

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Barack Obama was not the lesser evil president. He was always the more effective evil. The ruling classes were in desperate need of a new and attractive face to complete their ugly agenda. George W. Bush and the Republicans were reviled and thus no longer capable of bringing imperialist plots to fruition. They were bad for the brand and were shown the door for use at a later date.

Obama certainly didn't disappoint his patrons. He claimed that America was exceptional and indispensable and that no other nation had rights that it need respect. He succeeded in making some neocon dreams come true as he tried to bring the Project for a New American Century to reality. He destroyed Libya, supported a coup against an elected government in Ukraine and attempted regime change in Syria too.

Blood was shed and lives were upended all over the world under the Obama doctrine of American rights to global hegemony. But the corporate media and most Democrats said nothing. Now that Trump is in office the evil doing that Obama began is suddenly brought to light.

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In 2016 reports emerged that African migrants were being enslaved in Libya. This columnist wrote about the atrocity here in

Black Agenda Report but most of the American corporate media didn't find the story newsworthy.

"Obama destroyed Libya, supported a coup against an elected government in Ukraine and attempted regime change in Syria too."

The Saudi genocidal war against Yemen also got the silent treatment. The war crime began in 2015, with a stamp of approval and military assistance from the Obama administration. Saudi Arabia was also the number one partner in crime in the assaults on Libya and Syria.

Democrats in Congress went along in support of the mass killing. If they had any objections they largely kept them to themselves. Now Libya and Yemen are in the news and not because any of the appeasers really care. These very important issues are being used to get Trump, who inherited the crime spree from President Hope and Change.

Black Agenda Report and international media revealed the horror visited upon African migrants in Libya ever since that country was targeted by the United States and NATO in 2011. Saudi Arabia has been killing Yemenis for two years. Now even Obama administration officials such as former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power express phony horror and shock regarding policies they helped bring about."The United States should have long ago ended support for a Saudi-led coalition that, in addition to killing thousands of civilians thru air strikes, is now starving people. Enough is enough." Power thinks or at least hopes that the rest of the world has amnesia when she posts on twitter.

"Obama administration officials such as former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power express phony horror and shock regarding policies they helped bring about."

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The turmoil among the Saudi ruling family and their closeness to president Trump are now making life easier for the hitherto silent. Of course they are as concerned now as they were in the past, which is to say not at all. But now they have a target and his name is Donald Trump. They are using war crimes to get to him, just in case Russiagate doesn't do the job.

There is certainly collusion going on but it isn't between Trump and Putin. It is between the elites in the media and the Democratic Party who are trying to accomplish what they failed to do with voters and what they fail to do as their plans unravel around the world.

Barack Obama's untouchability continues even as his human rights violations are revealed. His name is rarely connected to the catastrophes he unleashed. His friends still cover for him and leave his name off the perpetrators list despite the fact that he was at the top of the criminal gang.

"Obama's name is rarely connected to the catastrophes he unleashed."

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The early moment when Obama told us it was not the time for looking back, but for moving forward (re: GWBush)....that's when I dropped my lifelong affiliation with the Democrats. Another weasel liar.
Sure enough, the war crimes continued and multiplied; corporate crimes, as well.

Trump is easy to blame and easy to hate. And he deserves all he gets, the conniving bumblebutt. But Obama; good looking 1st Black President Obama, with all the political capital a leader could hope for; he's the prince of betrayal, of his countrymen and global humanity. But as is always the case, and you stated it, he's untouchable. Just like the rest of 'em.

Thanks for your razor sharp writing on the apt date of November 22, when hope and change died in the USA.

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Very well said, excellent comment.

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When Great, All-America Cities and Towns erect a new generation of war memorial statues for birds to s(h)it on, remember Barack Obama's famous words.

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From across the pond thank you for clearly expressing the truth about the Obama regime and NATO.

I would only add that the British Government (Conservatives Liberal Democrats and Labour) and its leaders past and present including Cameron, Clegg and Theresa May were and still are complicit in those crimes. The only beacon of light we have in the UK is Jeremy Corbyn.


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Glad you've seen the light Peter. Europe in general supported Obama, I was frowned at many times for speaking out against Obama. Now they are telling me how bad he was. In fact they seem to blame Americans in general for this mess.

The focus is now on Trump, and they are telling me how horrible he is, and I'm telling them, Trump is not the change, he's only the catalyst for change, he is exposing not just Obama, but many more of the crooks. Some of his company disturbs me, but he's bringing them out into the light too, I hear of new crooks every day being exposed, mostly for sex crimes, the treason gets swept under the rug. It's actually Trumps Pentecostal side that worries me.

Make no mistake, Obama, as a President, was a crook, a liar, and a murderer, as bad as Nixon, even worse than Trump to date, but to reiterate, Trump is not the change, WeThePeople are the change, and when we've finally had enough, we'll change things in the most dramatic ways imaginable, no matter what it takes. So far, we're still groveling, but that can change too.

I too like your Jeremy Corbin, I'd like to see him become PM. May seems to be hanging on by a thread so it is possible. I'd cheer for that. What do you think of Brexit? Will it affect you personally?

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Hi

I saw the light more than 50 years ago when I campaigned for "victory to the vietcong" and supported the liberation of Palestine. I haven't changed my views much since then.

I'm an internationalist but voted to leave the EU because I oppose its unelected bureaucracy and war mongering.

At the age of 69 nothing much will affect me personally and anyway I have always lived by the principle "Its better to die on your feet than live on your knees"

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I couldn't agree with you more. I'm 69 too.

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The truth is hard to grasp, for those of us raised at a time when we were taught that America was unique and special.

Thank you for giving us some facts about what our government actually does in the world.

and of course there isthis about what we did in Iraq

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The crimes of treason under Obama are endless. From unmasking, uranium one, IRS targeting the tea party, fast and furious, doubling the debt in 8 yrs, and shipping a boat load of money to Iran. I just hate the MSM covering for the treason of Obama, Bush, and the Clintons. If was up to me, I'd hang them, along with most of the MSM.

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Trump is the useful idiot even when by accident he does something good. He was the only Presidential candidate (other than Jill Stein who was frozen out by the media) who even hinted that he might have a more peaceful agenda.

In Iraq his motives were corrupt, "let's keep the oil", but at least he spoke out against the stupidity of the Iraq War. Rather than continue the childish propaganda against Russia, he saw the benefit of friendly relations, although again it was probably not for altruistic reasons. Trump said the truth about how the money could be better spent on replacing our crumbling third-world infrastructure, although his fetish was for first class airports. Trump even had it right when he spoke of re-industrializing America, bringing good-paying jobs back to the middle class and punishing US corporations that moved abroad to take advantage of cheap labor---remember his urging the boycott of Nabisco.

Some of Trumps instincts that were popular with the American people raised the ire of the MIC and they have beaten him over the head to keep him on the war track and full spectrum dominance: How dare he greet Putin and shake his had on his Asia trip. The Deep State has successfully used Russiagate to divide, conquer and distract progressives from organizing for any useful purpose. There is nobody to listen to them anyway, as the Democrats including BS are in their hip pocket and well rewarded financially from the mere crumbs that fall off the oligarchs table. The Democrats and the Republicans scramble for those scraps like a pack of lapdogs, and lick the hands of their masters.

There are so many issues that progressives should be roasting Trump about, but for simpletons Russiagate is a no brainer. It is also very destructive and playing with fire.

Thank you Margaret Kimberley for reminding us how we were bamboozaled by the smooth talking conman Obama. The cowboy Bush was an easy act to follow, but there was no promised change.

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Yeah, I lost HOPE with his first cabinet appointments. His major accomplishment was strictly personal - avoiding Kennedy's fate.

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Yes that would have been spelt out to him at the very beginning and accounts for his spineless U turns on so many election promises and policies.

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Precisely so. Even though we were warned by some about Obama a lot of us didn't listen too carefully, myself included. But one week into his administration we had the same players on the stage pulling the same real strings. Years later I found it astounding the people were still praising BO to the hilt. Great article here, well said and all too true.

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Nobody has pushed Russiagate, or supported the Clinton/Obama/corrupt Democratic Party, or trashed Trump more vehemently -- five nights a week -- than Stephen Colbert, who can used the cover of humor ("Hey, it's all in fun"). There is literally nothing more to his night show intro monologue than bash Trump, make unending Putin/Russia connection, fret over the loss of Obama-Hillary.

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Colbert? I don't watch him, but he's likely just giving the people what they want, ratings y'know, just business.

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