Obama’s Oval Office Rant

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by Stephen Lendman
Demagoguery and Big Lies mark Obama’s speeches and remarks. Nothing he says is credible.

On Sunday, his third Oval Office address since taking office in January 2009 was much like everything he says, reflecting his contempt for rule of law principles, fundamental freedoms and humanity. 

He used the San Bernardino incident to hype a nonexistent terrorist threat. The only ones Americans need fear are state-sponsored.
He lied claiming US “(i)ntelligence and law enforcement agencies have disrupted countless plots here and overseas and worked around the clock to keep us safe.”
Fact: Post-9/11, Washington declared war on Islam at home and abroad. One country after another was ravaged and destroyed. 
Dozens of innocent Americans were framed for crimes they didn’t commit or ones they didn’t intend – actions by federal authorities to hype fear.
His claim about US “military and counterterrorism professionals” pursuing and disrupting terrorist safe havens, killing bin Laden and “decimating Al Qaeda’s leadership” is polar opposite truth.
Fact: America created ISIS, Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and other splinter groups, using them as imperial foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq and wherever else they’re deployed. 
Fact: Bin Ladin died from natural causes in December 2001 – a well documented fact. Obama didn’t kill him. 
“(G)roups like ISIL (didn’t) gr(ow) stronger amidst the chaos of war in Iraq and then Syria,” as Obama claimed. Their strength lies in support from Washington and rogue allies.
Instead of making America safer, as he blustered, he made things  less safe than any time in US history. Rogue policies made the threat of potentially humanity destroying nuclear war greater than ever. Obama’s reckless agenda bears full responsibility.
Obama: “The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us…by drawing upon every aspect of American power” – a statement with ominous implications.
The only threat ISIS and other terrorist groups pose derives from support Washington and rogue allies provide. Without it, they’d wither to no more than a nuisance.
Obama: “(S)ince attacks in Paris, our closest allies, including France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, have ramped up their contributions to our military campaign which will help us accelerate our effort to destroy ISIL.”
Fact: US-led coalition airstrikes exclusively target Syrian and Iraqi infrastructure, government facilities, and on Sunday Syrian troops, inflicting casualties. Zero terrorist sites have been hit in both countries.
Obama: “(W)e will continue to provide training and equipment to tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting ISIL on the ground so that we take away their safe havens.”
False! America, NATO partners and rogue regional regimes recruit, arm, fund, train and direct ISIS and other terrorist fighters. No anti-government moderate elements exist in Syria or Iraq.
Obama deployed thousands of US special forces to Iraq, more coming, and unknown numbers to Syria illegally – without required Security Council authorization, nor is it forthcoming.
He launched war on Syria nearly five years ago to replace Bashar al-Assad with a US-controlled puppet. He’s escalating lawless aggression, subverting Russian-led initiatives for resolving conflict diplomatically.
With congressional support, he intends instituting tougher police state measures on top of ones now in place – heading toward perhaps eliminating remaining freedoms altogether.
Obama promising “not (to be) drawn once more into a long and costly ground war in Iraq and Syria,” belies his endless war campaign against freedom throughout his tenure.
Abroad he’s waged direct or proxy war against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Donbass, Yemen and partnered with Israel against Palestine – as well as deploying US special forces to destabilize scores of countries worldwide.
At home, he continues waging war against Muslims, Blacks, Latino immigrants, America’s poor, whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing, press freedom, as well as environmental and animal rights activists.
He want congressional authorization for unlimited war on humanity at home and abroad – an updated Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), freeing him to launch naked aggression wherever he claims a terrorist threat exists, real or invented.
No nation threatens world peace more than America. Its ruthlessness risks ending life on earth.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.