In a recent speech, Obama tarred al Qaeda with the 9/11 brush. And yet he's Mr. Slippery Shoes when it comes to the national/international inside job scenario.
There is no better barometer of the degree to which Obama has been bought, than how he comes down on 9/11 (same thing for Rahm Emanuel since it’s far more likely Obama was his appointment, than visa versa).
Alas, it looks like he's going to be a mouthpiece for Dick Cheney and company, who contextualize 9/11 at being at worst some minor state department ineptitude, but otherwise an atrocity totally independent of Bush/Cheney fascists and their opposite numbers in Israel.
To the question of, "What American political party and Middle Eastern ally BENEFITTED from 9/ll?" his answer seems to be . . .
And speaking of non-answers, Obama's penchant to coining empty, romantic generalizations is becoming physically painful. Does this man even know how to spell words like: ACTION and DECISION?
The pugs like to criticize the dems (i.e., closet pug) for "throwing money at things". Well, Obama's Presidential M.O. is that he throws "words" at things.
He's done at most 10% of what the promised over and over again he would do in the primaries, but he's inundated us with compensatory "speeches". Man, does this guy ever like decorated generalizations!
But he can't gas bag 9/11 forever. And if he does 100% support the Bush/Cheney version of the infinite treason of 9/11, we will know with absolute certainly that Obama is a tentacle of The Beast.
He's also Mr. Waffle on Iraq. In one breath he says we should never have preemptively invaded Iraq, and yet in his next impotent pronouncement he implies that 9/11 was our justification for basically doing ANYTHING to the Islamic world.
In our wounded and virtually dying country (which is still 90 plus percent under to domination of Bush/Cheney policies!), Obama fiddles while Rome burns.
That sense of life and death urgency that human ecosystems of humanity are going, going, gone; and the rags of our economy continue to disappear down the ravenous throats of Wall Street, Mother-Nature-raping energy companies, and banks from hell; and elaborately contrived the Middle Eastern wars (now OBAMA'S wars) continue to be money cows for the Ruling Class, and that billionaire, Israeli murder in the name of God, religious psychopaths and their genocidal right wing continue to dictate American Middle Eastern policy (as they have done via the AIPAC for decades), seems to be utterly wasted on Obama.
He's like a guy in a burning house who wants everyone to listen to twenty more gaseous generalizations as the last opening to safety rapidly turns into a wall of flames.
Obama's handful of politically correct decisions are not to be ignored (fair is fair), but it's what he's NOT doing that's tragically more important, e.g.
(1.) dealing with 9/ll -- except with more lies to the skies
(2.) instituting accountably for the last eight Bush/Cheney horror show years (torture comes to mind).
(3.) stopping wars (his general’s say no end in sight)
(4.) ceasing to cheer on the fossil fuel rape of Mother Nature.
(5.) liberating the United States of America from what China has called the United States of Israel
(6.) and much, much more.
If we go back to the burning theater analogy, who gives a rat's derriere about his BORing speeches and bone-throwing politics, if he continues to ignore and even actively tries to explain away the LIFE AND DEATH ISSUES that face our planet and country?
A thousand pities, but more and more it appears that he's not doing anything substantive and life saving, because the Haves elected him precisely NOT to do anything substantive and life saving.
I wonder how it feels to betray your own species?
For the thousandth time we see that politics is part of the problem not the solution. The solution is a critical mass of apolitical activists. Civilization demands radically new mechanisms for social transformation. Clinging to establishment politics is like clinging to a suicidally dysfunctional “family or origin”. Survival = cutting the cord. There are no other options.
Extinction or transcendence – always the cutting edge of evolution.
But transcendence is what? The inevitable question. Joseph Campbell quotes Sir Gawain in one of the 12th Century sublime Holy Grail legends as saying, “When we seek the grail (the cup of Christ), we should go into the forest alone, not as a group, where it is darkest and where there is no path -- the essence wisdom of the western world. Note, no gurus!
The 20th Century philosopher/mystic, J Krishnamurti put it like this, “Truth is a pathless land.”
Politics is a path, a formula, a dogma. Mankind must now leave such toys and save ourselves and our mystically beautiful planet. Obama is the past, the dead.
The human race is a self-creating miracle.
W. Christopher Epler (Bill)