Obama Wars Rage at Home and Abroad

Obama Wars Rage at Home and Abroad
by Stephen Lendman
Endless Obama wars of aggression rage in multiple theaters abroad and at home against ordinary Americans.
Yemen is his latest imperial atrocity using regional proxies to do his dirty work. A nation is being systematically destroyed. 
Its entire population is threatened by terror-bombing, ground conflict, war related violence, starvation, overall deprivation and appalling human misery.
Ukraine threatens to explode in escalated war – at Obama’s discretion. 
Hundreds of US, UK and Canadian combat troops are readying its Nazi-infested National Guard and likeminded paramilitary battalions to wage greater terror-war without mercy than already on Donbass residents wanting to live free from the scourge of US-imposed fascist dictatorship.
The horror of all-out war could begin any time. Donbass continues being shelled multiple times daily – in blatant violation of agreed on Minsk ceasefire terms.
Ukrainian forces positioned heavy weapons south of Donetsk in preparation for full-scale war.
Poroshenko lied claiming Donbass self-defense forces attacked Ukrainian troops. They respond solely to Kiev shelling.
“We are still under a threat of war,” Poroshenko blustered – code language for planned upcoming Kiev aggression at Obama’s discretion.
Baltimore streets are America’s latest battleground after killer cops murdered Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American guilty of no crime.
They arrested him on bogus charges, brutalizing him in custody severely enough to cause death.
His spine was 80% severed at his neck. He had three fractured vertebrae. His larynx was injured.
He lapsed into a coma. On April 19, he died – a week after his arrest. Deliberately inflicted police injuries were too severe to save him.
Street demonstrations followed. Violence erupted. Authorities and militarized cops responded as expected.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency. A curfew was imposed. 
Around 2,000 combat trained National Guard troops were deployed to wage war on Baltimore streets if ordered to do so.
Media scoundrels support what demands condemnation. They ignored legitimate peaceful protests. According to one participant:
“When we were out here protesting all last week for six days straight peacefully, there were no news cameras.” 
“There were no helicopters. There was no riot gear, and nobody heard us.” 
“So now that we’ve burned down buildings and set businesses on fire and looted buildings,” protesters are called criminals and thugs.
Legitimate longstanding festering grievances remain unaddressed. Ferguson, MO community organizer Deray McKesson blamed police for violence. 
They murder a defenseless Black male on average once day in America – with impunity.
Baltimore city councilman Carl Stokes commented angrily about “call(ing) our children ‘thugs.’  These are children who have been set aside, marginalized, who have not been engaged by us,” he stressed.
Obama at first said nothing about Freddie Gray’s murder and initial peaceful protests. On Tuesday, he blamed victims for killer cop violence. Saying “there’s no excuse for the kind of violence” that erupted.
“(A) handful of people taking advantage of the situation for their own purposes should be treated as criminals.”  
He’s done nothing to address major nationwide grievances affecting America’s most disadvantaged – especially persecuted, neglected and exploited Blacks and Latinos.
America’s real criminal class is bipartisan – rogue federal, state, municipal politicians using militarized killer cops, National Guard forces and combat ready federal troops to serve ruling class monied interests exclusively at the expense of beneficial social change.
Baltimore is symptomatic of cities and towns nationwide. State-sponsored crimes against humanity go unaddressed – at home and abroad.
Cops operate extrajudicially. They make their own rules. They kill with impunity. 
Big Lies justify cold-blooded murder – the same ones used to wage war on humanity worldwide, to make the world safe for monied interests.
It’s at a time America is being systematically thirdworldized. Poverty is a growth industry.
Over 23% of Americans wanting work can’t find it. Most available jobs are rotten ones – part-time, low-pay, with few or no benefits.
Conditions are getting worse, not better. Official economic numbers are phony to conceal deplorable conditions.
Paul Craig Roberts says America’s economy “is collapsing as a result of jobs offshoring and a deregulated financial system.”
House of cards conditions exist. America’s privileged class benefits hugely from a tsunami of Fed created money used more speculatively than ever before in history – while most people struggle during protracted Main Street Depression conditions Washington does nothing to address.
“The United States is an economic basket case,” says Roberts. Ordinary people suffer hugely – especially persecuted and exploited Blacks and Latinos, their needs ignored.
Police brutality is the spark of revolutionary anger. Abused people take so much before exploding.
Solidarity protests erupted across America – in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington, Houston, Minneapolis and elsewhere. More are planned.
Protesters chanted: “All night, all day, we’re gonna fight for Freddie Gray.” “Fight back.” “Baltimore is everywhere.” 
Criminal justice reform activist Carmen Perez said “(i)t’s all about solidarity” against longstanding unresolved festering  grievances harming people of color most of all.
America today is more racially unjust than any time since the height of Jim Crow viciousness.
Millions of Black and Latino youths either fester in the world’s largest gulag (mostly for drug-related or nonviolent offenses), were imprisoned earlier, are on parole, or face prosecution on charges no just society would tolerate.
Unprecedented inequality, virulent racism, deep-seated poverty, longterm unemployment, lost social benefits, a nation perpetually at war, and its ruling class not giving a damn about ordinary people provide a combustible mix for revolutionary fervor.
Perhaps it’s just a matter of time before it explodes full-blown nationwide.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 
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