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Obama’s Hot War

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    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

    The deeper the U.S. slips into economic decline, the higher it ratchets up the pace and stakes of armed conflict. Washington appears to have crossed some kind of Rubicon, to embark “on a mad, scorched earth policy to terrorize the planet into submission through relentless escalation into a global state of war.”

    Obama’s Hot War

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

    Washington’s policy is the constant fomenting of war for the subjugation of the planet – or the world’s destruction, if the U.S. cannot remain Number One.”

    The United States has set the world on fire. It is nonsense to talk of a “new” Cold War, when what the world is witnessing is multiple conflagrations as intense and horrifically destructive as at any period since World War Two. Virtually every one of these armed conflicts has been methodically set in motion by the only power capable of perpetrating such massive, simultaneous mayhem: the United States, along with its underlings in London, Paris and Tel Aviv – the true Axis of Evil.

    Washington is embarked on a mad, scorched earth policy to terrorize the planet into submission through relentless escalation into a global state of war. Unable to maintain its dominance through trade and competition, the U.S. goes beyond the brink to plunge the whole planet into a cauldron of death. As Russia is learning, it is extremely difficult to avoid war when a great power insists on imposing it. That was a lesson inflicted on the world 75 years ago, by Nazi Germany.

    Whoever coined the phrase “No Drama Obama” should be sentenced to a lifetime of silence. The First Black U.S. President systematically brought swastika-wearing fascists to power in Ukraine to start a war on Russia’s borders. The passengers of the Malaysian airliner are victims of Obama’s carefully crafted apocalypse, a pre-fabricated conflict that could consume us all. Obama methodically and without provocation laid waste to Libya and Syria, and now the jihadists unleashed by the United States and its allies are destroying Iraq all over again and threatening to erase Lebanon and Jordan and even the oil kingdoms of the Gulf. Obama has signed yet another blank check for Israel’s ghastly war of ethnic annihilation in Gaza – a crime against humanity for which the U.S. is fully as culpable as the apartheid Jewish State, which could not exist if it were not part of the U.S. superpower’s global war machine.

    Wars “R” Us

    Those who say the United States is adrift or has no coherent foreign policy are colossally wrong. Washington’s policy is the constant fomenting of war for the subjugation of the planet – or the world’s destruction, if the U.S. cannot remain Number One.

    The Americans have made Africa into a killing field. Somalia and its people have been smashed and dispersed, setting the whole Horn of Africa ablaze. Ethiopia commits multiple genocides under U.S. sponsorship, while Washington’s mercenaries in Rwanda and Uganda grow fat on the bones of six million Congolese. South Sudan thrashes in agony, the result of dismemberment by American, European and Israeli ghouls. The sounds of chaos and mass murder reverberate from the Magreb in the North, through the vast Sahel region, and now deep into West Africa, a direct result of criminal U.S. aggressive war and regime change in Libya.

    Obama “pivots” to East Asia with the goal of turning Japan into a militaristic state with an invitation to rejoin, after all these years, the game of global conquest. Poor Afghanistan and Pakistan have no future at all, unless the U.S. leaves their region and allows them to develop an organic partnership with China. But a world based on mutually beneficial relations among peoples has no room for empire – which is why the empire wages war against the world.

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    BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.

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    Clearly a case of Mass Distraction

    A floundering economy for over seven years, with no real sign of recovery, and now the first major economic competitor on the world stage in the last seventy years in the form of the BRICS trading group, events that have forced this government, and their private wealthy controllers, into a frenzy of desperate actions against non-aligned countries. As in the past, war is the standard response for those who want to retain their dominance and silence the growing chorus of discontent with the traditional flag waving and manipulated public hysteria against a convenient enemy who refuses to just go silently into the night. In many respects that is a replay of the events leading up to our involvement in WWII, a time when the Republican Party of that period held fast to a policy of isolationism and non-involvement in foreign conflicts as the Democrat leadership had debts to pay to private industrialists and bankers who had supported in large part the implementation of the New Deal by funding it through exorbitant tax increases. Pearl Harbor provided Roosevelt with the opportunity to involve us in two theaters of war that ultimately ended the Depression and set up the wealthy industrialist and bankers to receive insane profits through government financed war production and after when America was the only remaining intact world industrial power on the planet. This is what justified the ascendance of the Dollar to Reserve status in 1944, an act that was initially only a temporary action until other countries reconstituted their manufacturing capability after the war. The problem is that we still have the same system seventy years later and it’s original intent has morphed into a system of central economic control by a small group of powerful oligarchs who maintain their dominance through economic sanctions against those who refuse to tow the line ! Considering that we have also established military bases in hundreds of countries around the planet and continue to fund NATO forces in Europe, another relic of WWII, we also have the military presence to cement our plans for world domination !

    Just some comments on this article

    Firstly, the piece is short, but its author is right.

    Quote:  "Unable to maintain its dominance through trade and competition, the U.S. goes beyond the brink to plunge the whole planet into a cauldron of death".

    Perhaps, for I'm not an economics expert and am, therefore, really just guessing, the U.S. could've remained economically dominant, if its leadership ceased the military power agenda and, instead, focused on constantly improving the economy of the U.S. for all citizens and other residents.  Otoh, no country needs to dominate this world in any way whatsoever, and I don't think anyone who's sane could want world dominance by a single party.

    Quote:  "Obama has signed yet another blank check for Israel’s ghastly war of ethnic annihilation in Gaza – a crime against humanity for which the U.S. is fully as culpable as the apartheid Jewish State, which could not exist if it were not part of the U.S. superpower’s global war machine".

    It's very appreciable when someone correctly describes the U.S.-Israel relationship.  Ray McGovern stated several years ago that Israel is just a military "battleship" in the Middle East for the U.S.  What annoys me is when people ridiculously neglect this truth and only claim that Zionists control Washington, which they don't.  They have influence, but it isn't credible that they actually or literally control D.C., imo.

    Quote:  "Those who say the United States is adrift or has no coherent foreign policy are colossally wrong".

    It indeed is a very bad misreading of reality.

    Quote:  "a world based on mutually beneficial relations among peoples has no room for empire – which is why the empire wages war against the world"!

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