After promising no US boots
on the ground in Iraq and Syria, over 4,000 were deployed to Iraq, unknown
numbers to Syria, another 250 or more coming on the phony pretext of combating
US responsibility for naked aggression in both countries rages while
Obama maintains the fiction of pursuing peace.
He touted the anti-consumer, anti-democratic, anti-environmental
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - empowering
corporate predators to rule the world unhindered if enacted.
He addressed “the people of Europe” his usual way - substituting
misinformation and Big Lies for straight talk and hard truths.
Beware a US president claiming he “bring(s) the friendship of the
American people.” Be especially wary when he says “(w)e believe that
nations and people should live in security and peace.”
“We believe in creating opportunity that lifts up not just the few
but the many…We believe in the equality and inherent dignity of
every human being…We believe in justice…”
Fact: No nation more deplores peace and stability than America.
Fact: None are more committed to endless wars on humanity.
Fact: None are more responsible for more tens of millions of deaths
over a longer duration, none more contemptuous of human life and
Fact: America serves its privileged few alone, most others be
damned. Freedom is fast disappearing, tyranny replacing it. Equity
and justice never existed. Democracy is pure fantasy.
Obama’s address repeated the same deplorable litany of lies we’ve
heard many times before - hard truths on issues mattering most
banished from his vocabulary.
He hyped nonexistent “Russian aggression threatening our vision of a
Europe that is whole, free and at peace.”
“Europe” through US-dominated NATO is part of America’s endless war
machine, responsible for raping and destroying one country after
another, killing millions, threatening humanity’s survival.
Obama touted so-called European unity, benefitting monied interests
exclusively at the expense of most others.
Claiming it “uphold(s) the norms and rules that can maintain peace
and promote prosperity around the world” belies the daily reality of
humanity suffering from imperial wars, neoliberal harshness and
brutal crackdowns on nonbelievers.
Maintaining the fiction of combating ISIS conceals America’s
responsibility for creating a monster it supports.
Saying he authorized more US support for Iraqi forces against ISIS
and hundreds more combat troops in Syria is code language for
escalated imperial war in both countries.
Obama came to Germany to sell endless conflicts while claiming to
pursue peace. He endorsed profoundly unfair TTIP “free trade,”
empowering corporate predators at the expense of popular interests,
“universal values” serving privileged interests exclusively while
All his remarks make painful listening, demagogic duplicity instead
of straight talk.
An imperial leader lectured his subjects, leaving America’s ruthless
hegemonic aims unexplained - seeking unchallenged global dominance,
risking the destruction of planet earth to own it.
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