Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 10 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Some questions about the Obama - Cameron meeting

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   No comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Michael Collins
Become a Fan
  (120 fans)

(Image by Unknown Owner)   Details   DMCA

What a lovely photo of the two well-heeled leaders of the free world. Previously, it was the American cowboy president and the supposedly left leaning Prime Minister Tony Blair. That buddy act helped drag United States into the worst foreign policy disaster in its history. (Image full size)

This working partnership between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron portends less immediate damage than the Bush-Blair team. Nevertheless, there will be blood

Is there anything other than disaster awaiting the US and Great Britain in Afghanistan?

The response to the murder of sixteen Afghan civilians on March 12th has been disastrous for the United States with retaliatory attacks ongoing. Even before that, March 8 was a Deadly day for the Brits in Afghanistan with six soldiers killed in a bombing of an armored vehicle. General David Allen, in charge of the Afghanistan effort, lamented that this is the type of incident that could threaten the entire effort.

How will the U.S.-British enterprise recover from the latest in a series of insults to the Afghan people?

The people of the U.S. and Great Britain get the message. In a recent poll, 61% of citizens want U.S. troops home immediately. Only 19% oppose that decisive action. In Great Britain, 75% oppose the Afghan war effort.

With negligible public support and tottering economies, how can Obama and Cameron conceive, even for a moment, that withdrawal will last through the 2014 timeline?
What will they do about Syria?

President Assad's Syrian Army is cleaning out rebel strongholds. He is not cooperating with the Obama-Cameron storyline that he surrender his position as head of state. Syria is not giving in on the battle field. And the Syrian army, with mostly Sunni conscripts, is getting the job done.

Can Obama and Cameron pull another Libya - aggressive military action under the cloak of humanitarian aid?

The United Nations General Assembly has the same cast of characters willing to endorse the latest action but Russia and China are blocking action against Syria in the Security Council.

Absent the aid of NATO military forces augmented by Qatari spotters and cash, what can be done? With a far less disciplined army, Gaddafi forces were defeating the Libyan rebels on a routine basis until the humanitarian assault by NATO. Even with outside fighters in place, some from Libya, the Free Syria Army is failing.

Are the two leaders discussing the OTC derivatives market?

The U.S. and Great Britain are the purveyors of a major portion of over the counter (OTC) derivatives. This includes the sovereign debt Credit Default Swaps (CDS) polluting the world economy, particularly southern Europe.

(Image by Unknown Owner)   Details   DMCA

Derivatives are a means of betting on foreign exchange, interest rates, commodities, and debt, corporate and sovereign. The size of the derivative market is $700 trillion (Bank for International Settlements (IBS), November 2011). The amount at risk in this unregulated global gambling scheme is around $20 trillion according to IBS, almost a third of the 2010 $63 trillion Gross World Product. The $1 trillion subprime derivatives market collapsed and nearly crashed the world economy.

What if more there are fissures in the $20 trillion at risk in the OTC derivatives market? A trillion here, a trillion there of losses and pretty soon we're talking about a global meltdown.

Did Obama and Cameron even raise this subject or are they faith based national leaders?

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

Rate It | View Ratings

Michael Collins Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Ukraine President Once Agent for U.S. State Department

Worst President Ever - Barack H. Obama

It's official! You're on your own

Rigged Elections for Romney?

Real Unemployment at 23% - Dampening the Excitement

Humiliation And Death As A Tool Of National Policy

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend