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by Stephen Lendman
America’s current and preceding assassins-in-chief are in Dallas on Tuesday for a memorial service, honoring five police officers slain last week – theater without substance, maintaining the illusion of caring, not there to “console and reassure” as The New York Times disingenuously suggests. 
Neither president shows compassion for millions of imperial victims, nor concern about racist US policies, harming Blacks, Latinos and other people color, persecuting them viciously.
Bipartisan administrations, Congress and courts at all levels of government serve monied interests exclusively – rule of, by and for America’s privileged at the expense of most others, notably its most disadvantaged.
Expect remarks by both presidents to be empty, hypocritical, duplicitous mumbo jumbo, no mention of state-sponsored violence, ruthlessness and lawlessness, ripping apart the nation’s fabric – committing mass murder abroad, over 1,100 domestic cop killings last year, mostly targeting unarmed defenseless Blacks and Latinos.
America’s killing fields resemble foreign battlefields, mini-war theaters, inflicting daily casualties – largely unreported, out of sight and mind.
America’s state is deplorable, tyranny approaching full-blown, cold-blooded murder OK when by militarism or cops, justifiable public anger cracked down on hard when aroused for justice.
The New York Times was over-the-top in saying Obama “huddled with his speechwriters for much of Monday, hoping to find words that would not only console the officers’ grief-stricken families but also reassure a nation fearful that racial divisions are worsening…”
He “approached the effort with the frustration of a man who has poured his heart and soul into similar speeches…”
Remarks by both presidents make painful listening – duplicitous demagogic doublespeak, both men dedicated to protecting privilege from beneficial social change.
9/11 occurred on Bush’s watch, the mother of all false flags. Unprecedented state-sponsored terror followed, raping and destroying one country after another, responsible for millions of deaths from conflicts, related violence, preventable diseases, starvation and overall deprivation.
Obama elevated Bush’s Orwellian world to unparalleled levels, waging greater war on freedom, escalating police state harshness, targeting more whistleblowers than all his predecessors combined, imposing longer sentences for doing the right thing.
Both leaders are unindicted war criminals, responsible for genocidal high crimes of war and against humanity. Compassion isn’t part of their makeup, concern for others entirely absent. 
Millions of corpses attest to their barbarity. Both men represent pure evil – agents of wealth, power and privilege, welfare of ordinary people be damned.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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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.