Controllare il messaggio, controllare il mondo: Dal Vietnam al Venezuela

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Leaked Audio of US Secretary of State John Kerry Shows Obama Wanted ISIS to Grow

Wikileaks released a leaked audio of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with members of the Syrian opposition, which is an evidence of Trump’s assertion that Obama was the founder of ISIS.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (Photo: Getty Images / AFP / Louisa Gouliamak)

On Wednesday, Wikileaks released new evidence of US President-elect Donals Trump’s assertion that Barack Obama was the founder of ISIS – a leaked audio of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with members of the Syrian opposition at the Dutch Mission of the UN on September 22. The audio also is an evidence of the fact that mainstream media colluded with the Obama’s administration in order to push the narrative for regime change in Syria, hiding the truth about arming and funding ISIS by the US, as it exposed a 35 minute conversation that was omitted by CNN.

Kerry admits that the primary goal of the Obama’s administration in Syria was regime change and the removal of Syrian President Bahar al-Assad, as well as that Washington didn’t calculate that Assad would turn to Russia for help.

In order to achieve this goal, the White House allowed the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group to rise. The Obama’s administration hoped that growing power of the IS in Syria would force Assad to search for a diplomatic solution on US terms, forcing him to cede power.

In its turn, in order to achieve these two goals, Washington intentionally armed members of the terrorist group and even attacked a Syrian government military convoy, trying to stop a strategic attack on the IS, killing 80 Syrian soldiers.

“And we know that this was growing, we were watching, we saw that DAESH [the IS] was growing in strength, and we thought Assad was threatened,” Kerry said during the meeting.

“(We) thought, however,” he continued to say, “We could probably manage that Assad might then negotiate, but instead of negotiating he got Putin to support him.”

“I lost the argument for use of force in Syria,” Kerry concluded.

According to Wikileaks, “the audio gives a glimpse into what goes on outside official meetings. Note that it represents the US narrative and not necessarily the entire true narrative.”

Earlier the audio was published by the New York Times and CNN, however, the both outlets chose only some its part, reporting on certain aspects, and omitted the most damning comments made by Kerry. In fact, they tried to hide the statements that would allow public to understand what has actually taken place in Syria.

The full audio has never been published by the New York Times; the outlet released only selected snippets. CNN deleted the audio at all, explaining this with the request of some of the participants out of concern for their personal safety.

Sorgente: Leaked Audio of US Secretary of State John Kerry Shows Obama Wanted ISIS to Grow

The Legacy of the Obama Administration: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Indiana, June 1, 2016. (Zach Gibson / The New York Times)President Obama delivers remarks at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Indiana, June 1, 2016. (Zach Gibson / The New York Times)

 

Anyone looking attentively at contemporary developments in the United States will surely notice that the country is undergoing a profound crisis of purpose and institutional legitimacy under a neoliberal regime in overdrive. And this is occurring less than eight years after the election of Barack Obama, whose political campaign raised hopes for a shift away from the neoconservative fallacies and imperial crimes that characterized the administration of George W. Bush.

Welcome to the future of the past. The United States is a nation in disarray whose economic and political elite are still trying to recapture and reproduce the Gilded Age at a time when the overwhelming majority of citizens are experiencing a sharp decline in their standard of living and an increase in large-scale economic insecurity, coupled with sharply diminishing social services, a collapsing infrastructure and loss of hope in the future. Hence the explanation for the rise of political charlatans like Donald Trump, a man who aspires to become president without even pretending to have what may be loosely described as a coherent ideology (which is why the popular version among certain segments of the US progressive movement that Donald Trump is a “fascist” is a crude joke). Hence, also, the appearance on the national political stage of Bernie Sanders, whose message about the need for a more democratic United States resonates extremely well with young people, many of whom fear that, given the current conditions, their future will involve massive unemployment and economic insecurity.

Be that as it may, it seems beyond reasonable doubt at this point that the November election will be between a Republican candidate who believes that the rich deserve to get richer off the brutal exploitation of the working class and a Democrat who has fully embraced neoconservatism on foreign policy issues and is in bed with the Wall Street wolves. In this respect, Hillary Clinton hardly offers a meaningful alternative to Donald Trump, whose incoherent mumblings have scared even the Republican establishment to the point that his opponent can count on measurable support, both in terms of money and votes, from traditional conservatives and many neoconservatives.

With the November election still several months away, it would be instructive to reflect on the state of the country and the world under the Obama administration as the past always shapes and conditions the present. Noam Chomsky, one of the US’ premier dissidents, social critics and intellectuals for more than half a century, was among a handful of souls who never “bought” the promotion of Barack Obama as a real reformer, let alone a sincere progressive. In this exclusive interview with Truthout, Chomsky lays bare the reasons why Obama’s election did not lead to any significant changes in the realms of foreign and economic policy making, although it did represent some kind of progress after eight grim years of neoconservative rule under a messianic administration.

CJ Polychroniou: Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as president of the United States in a wave of optimism, but at a time when the country was in the full grip of the financial crisis brought about, according to Obama himself, by “the reckless behavior of a lot of financial institutions around the world” and “the folks on Wall Street.” Obama’s rise to power has been well documented, including the funding of his Illinois political career by the well-known Chicago real estate developer and power peddler Tony Rezko, but the legacy of his presidency has yet to be written. First, in your view, did Obama rescue the US economy from a meltdown, and, second, did he initiate policies to ensure that “reckless financial behavior” would be kept at bay?

Noam Chomsky: On the first question, the matter is debated. Some economists argue that the bank rescues were not necessary to avoid a serious depression, and that the system would have recovered, probably with some of the big banks broken up. Dean Baker for one. I don’t trust my own judgment enough to take a strong position.

On the second question, Dodd-Frank takes some steps forward — making the system more transparent, greater reserve requirements, etc. — but congressional intervention has cut back some of the regulation, for example, of derivative transactions, leading to strong protests [of] Frank. Some commentators, Matt Taibbi for one, have argued that [the] Wall Street-Congress conniving undermined much of the force of the reform from the start.

What do you think were the real factors behind the 2008 financial crisis?

The immediate cause of the crisis was the housing bubble, based substantially on very risky subprime mortgage loans along with exotic financial instruments devised to distribute risk, reaching such complexity that few understand who owes what to whom. The more fundamental reasons have to do with basic market inefficiencies. If you and I agree on some transaction (say, you sell me a car), we may make a good bargain for ourselves, but we do not take into account the effect on others (pollution, traffic congestion, increase in price of gas, etc.). These “externalities,” so called, can be very large. In the case of financial institutions, the effect is to underprice risk by ignoring “systemic risk.” Thus if Goldman Sachs lends money, it will, if well-managed, take into account the potential risk to itself if the borrower cannot pay, but not the risk to the financial system as a whole. The result is that risk is underpriced. There is too much risk for a sound economy. That can, in principle, be controlled by sound regulation, but financialization of the economy has been accompanied by deregulation mania, based on theological notions of “efficient markets” and “rational choice.” Interestingly enough, several of the people who had primary responsibility for these destructive policies were chosen as Obama’s leading economic policy advisers (Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Tim Geithner and others) during his first term in the White House. Alan Greenspan, the great hero of a few years ago, eventually conceded quietly that he did not understand how markets work — which is quite remarkable.

There are also other devices that lead to underpricing risk. Government rules on corporate governance provide perverse incentives: CEOs are highly rewarded for taking short-term risks, and can leave the ruins to someone else, floating away on their “golden parachutes,” when collapse comes. And there is much more.

Didn’t the 2008 financial crisis reveal once again that capitalism is a parasitic system?

It is worth bearing in mind that “really existing capitalism” is remote from capitalism — at least in the rich and powerful countries. Thus in the US, the advanced economy relies crucially on the dynamic state sector to socialize cost and risk while privatizing eventual profit — and “eventual” can be a long time: In the case of the core of the modern high-tech economy, computers and the internet, it was decades. There is much more mythology that has to be dismantled if the questions are to be seriously posed.

Existing state-capitalist economies are indeed “parasitic” on the public, in the manner indicated, and others: bailouts (which are very common, in the industrial system as well), highly protectionist “trade” measures that guarantee monopoly pricing rights to state-subsidized corporations, and many other devices.

During his first term as president, you admitted that Obama faced an exceptionally hostile crowd in Capitol Hill, which of course remained hostile throughout his two terms. Be that as it may, was Obama ever a real reformer or was he more of a public manipulator who used popular political rhetoric to sideline the progressive mood of the country in an era of great inequality and mass discontent over the future of the USA?

Obama had congressional support for his first two years in office, the time when most presidential initiatives are introduced. I never saw any indication that he intended substantive progressive steps. I wrote about him before the 2008 primaries, relying on the webpage in which he presented himself as a candidate. I was singularly unimpressed, to put it very mildly. Actually, I was shocked, for the reasons I discussed.

Consider what Obama and his supporters regard as his signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act. At first, a public option (effectively, national health care) was dangled. It had almost two-thirds popular support. It was dropped without apparent consideration. The outlandish legislation barring the government from negotiating drug prices was opposed by some 85 percent of the population, but was kept with little discussion. The Act is an improvement on the existing international scandal, but not by much, and with fundamental flaws.

Consider nuclear weapons. Obama had some nice things to say — nice enough to win the Nobel Peace Prize. There has been some progress, but it has been slight and current moves are in the wrong direction.

In general: much smooth rhetoric, some positive steps, some regression, overall not a very impressive record. That seems to me a fair assessment, even putting aside the quite extraordinary stance of the Republican party, which made it clear right after Obama’s election that they were, substantially, a one-issue party: prevent the president from doing anything, no matter what happens to the country and the world. It is difficult to find analogues among industrial democracies. Small wonder that the most respected conservative political analysts (such as Thomas Mann or Norman Ornstein of the conservative American Enterprise Institute) refer to the party as a “radical insurgency” that has abandoned normal parliamentary politics.

In the foreign policy realm, Obama claimed to strive for a new era in the US, away from the militarism of his predecessor and towards respect for international law and active diplomacy. How would you judge US foreign and military strategy under the Obama administration?

He has been more reluctant to engage troops on the ground than some of his predecessors and advisers, and instead has rapidly escalated special operations and his global assassination (drone) campaign, a moral disaster and arguably illegal as well [on the latter matter, see Mary Ellen O’Connell, American Journal of International Law volume 109, 2015, 889f]. On other fronts, it is a mixed story. Obama has continued to bar a nuclear weapons-free (technically, WMD-free) zone in the Middle East, evidently motivated by the need to protect Israeli nuclear weapons from scrutiny. By so doing, he is endangering the Nonproliferation Treaty, the most important disarmament treaty, which is contingent on establishing such a zone. He is dangerously escalating tensions along the Russian border, extending earlier policies. His trillion-dollar program for modernizing the nuclear weapons system is the opposite of what should be done. The investor-rights agreements (called “free trade agreements”) are likely to be generally harmful to populations, [and] beneficial to the corporate sector. Sensibly, he bowed to strong hemispheric pressures and took steps towards normalization of relations with Cuba. These and other moves amount to a mixed story, ranging from criminal to moderate improvement.

Looking at the state of the US economy, one can easily argue that the effects of the financial crisis of 2007-08 are not only still around, but that we have in place a set of policies which continue to suppress the standard of living for the working population and produce immense economic insecurity. Is this because of neoliberalism and the peculiarities of the nature of the US economy, or are there global and systemic forces at play such as the free movement of capital, automation and the end of industrialization?

The neoliberal assault on the population remains intact, though less so in the US than in Europe. Automation is not a major factor, and industrialization isn’t ending, just being off-shored. Financialization has of course exploded during the neoliberal period, and the general policies, pretty much global in character, are designed to enhance private and corporate power. That sets off a vicious cycle in which concentration of wealth leads to concentration of political power, which in turn yields legislation and administrative practices that carry the process forward. There are countervailing forces, and they might become more powerful. The potential is there, as we can see from the Sanders campaign and even the Trump campaign, if the white working class to which Trump appeals can become organized to focus on their real interests instead of being in thrall to their class enemy.

To the extent that Trump’s programs are coherent, they fall into the same general category of those of Paul Ryan, who has granted us the kindness of spelling them out: increase spending on the military (already more than half of discretionary spending and almost as much as the rest of the world combined), and cut back taxes, mainly on the rich, with no new revenue sources. In brief, nothing much is left for any government program that might be of benefit to the general population and the world. Trump produces so many arbitrary and often self-contradictory pronouncements that it isn’t easy to attribute to him a program, but he regularly keeps within this range — which, incidentally, means that his claims about supporting Social Security and Medicare are worthless.

Since the white working class cannot be mobilized to support the class enemy on the basis of their actual programs, the “radical insurgency” called “the Republican Party” appeals to its constituency on what are called “social-cultural issues”: religion, fear, racism, nationalism. The appeals are facilitated by the abandonment of the white working class by the Democratic Party, which offers them very little but “more of the same”…. It is then facile for the liberal professional classes to accuse the white working class of racism and other such sins, though a closer look often reveals that the manifestations of [this] deep-rooted sickness of the society are simply taking different forms among various sectors.

Obama’s charisma and undoubtedly unique rhetorical skills were critical elements in his struggle to rise to power, while Donald Trump is an extrovert who seeks to project the image of a powerful personality who knows how to get things done even if he relies on the use of banalities to create the image he was to create about himself as a future leader of a country. Do personalities really matter in politics, especially in our own era?

I am very much down on charismatic leaders, and as for strong ones, [it] depends on what they are working for. The best, in our own kind of societies, I think, are the FDR types, who react to, are sympathetic to and encourage popular movements for significant reform. Sometimes, at least.

And politicians to be elected to a national office have to be pretty good actors, right?

Electoral campaigns, especially in the US, are being run by the advertising industry. The 2008 political campaign of Barack Obama was voted by the advertising industry as the best marketing campaign of the year.

Obama’s last State of the Union address had all the rhetoric of someone running for president, not someone who has been in office for more than seven years. What do you make of this — Obama’s vision of how the country should be and function eight to 10 years from now?

He spoke as if he had not been elected eight years ago. Obama had plenty of opportunities to change the course of the country. Even his “signature” achievement, the reform of the health care system, is a watered-down version, as I pointed out earlier. Despite the huge propaganda assault denouncing government involvement in health care, and the extremely limited articulate response, a majority of the population (and a huge majority of Democrats) still favor national health care, Obama didn’t even try, even when he had congressional support.

You have argued that nuclear weapons and climate change represent the two biggest threats facing humankind. In your view, is climate change a direct effect of capitalism, the view taken by someone like Naomi Klein, or related to humanity and progress in general, a view embraced by the British philosopher John Gray?

Geologists divide planetary history into eras. The Pleistocene lasted millions of years, followed by the Holocene, which began at about the time of the agricultural revolution 10,000 years ago and recently the Anthropocene, corresponding to the era of industrialization. What we call “capitalism,” in practice various varieties of state-capitalism, tends in part to keep to market principles that ignore non-market factors in transactions: so-called externalities, the cost to Tom if Bill and Harry make a transaction. That is always a serious problem, like systemic risk in the financial system, in which case the taxpayer is called upon to patch up the “market failures.” Another externality is destruction of the environment — but in this case the taxpayer cannot step in to restore the system. It’s not a matter of “humanity and progress,” but rather of a particular form of social and economic development, which need not be specifically capitalist; the authoritarian Russian statist (not socialist) system was even worse. There are important steps that can be taken within existing systems (carbon tax, alternative energy, conservation, etc.), and they should be pursued as much as possible, along with efforts to reconstruct society and culture to serve human needs rather than power and profit.

What do you think of certain geoengineering undertakings to clean up the environment, such as the use of carbon negative technologies to suck carbon from the air?

These undertakings have to be evaluated with great care, paying attention to issues ranging from narrowly technical ones to large-scale societal and environmental impacts that could be quite complex and poorly understood. Sucking carbon from the air is done all the time — planting forests — and can presumably be carried considerably further to good effect, but I don’t have the special knowledge required to provide definite answers. Other more exotic proposals have to be considered on their own merits — and with due caution.

Some major oil-producing countries, such as Saudi Arabia, are in the process of diversifying their economies, apparently fully aware of the fact that the fossil fuel era will soon be over. In the light of this development, wouldn’t US foreign policy toward the Middle East take a radically new turn once oil has ceased being the previous commodity that it has been up to now?

Saudi Arabian leaders are talking about this much too late. These plans should have been undertaken seriously decades ago. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states may become uninhabitable in the not-very-distant future if current tendencies persist. In the bitterest of ironies, they have been surviving on the poison they produce that will destroy them — a comment that holds for all of us, even if less directly. How serious the plans are is not very clear. There are many skeptics. One Twitter comment is that they split the electricity ministry and the water ministries for fear of electrocution. That captures much of the general sentiment. It would be good to be surprised.


thanks to: C.J. Polychroniou

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Fidel a Obama, non abbiamo bisogno di regali dall’impero

“Non abbiamo bisogno che l’impero ci regali niente”: è così che Fidel Castro commenta oggi la storica visita di Barack Obama a Cuba, in una delle sue abituali “riflessioni” pubblicate dalla stampa ufficiale, che sebbene è intitolata “fratello Obama” contiene una dura critica del discorso che il presidente Usa ha rivolto al popolo cubano.

 

Analizzando il contenuto del discorso “mieloso” di Obama, l’ex presidente cubano osserva ironicamente che “si suppone che ognuno di noi rischiava di soffrire un infarto nel sentire queste parole del presidente Usa”, ed elenca una serie di denunce contro la politica di Washington, non solo riguardo a Cuba ma anche ricordando la guerra civile in Angola, alla quale hanno partecipato militari castristi, in quella che ha definito “una pagina onorabile nella lotta per la liberazione dell’essere umano”.

“Che nessuno si illuda che il popolo di questo nobile e disinteressato Paese rinuncerà alla gloria e ai diritti, alla ricchezza spirituale che ha guadagnato con lo sviluppo dell’educazione, la scienza e la cultura”, sottolinea il ‘Lìder Maximo’, prima di aggiungere che “siamo capaci di produrre gli alimenti e le ricchezze materiali di cui abbiamo bisogno, grazie allo sforzo del nostro popolo: non abbiamo bisogno che l’impero ci regali niente”.

Sorgente: Fidel a Obama, non abbiamo bisogno di regali dall’impero – America Latina – ANSA.it

Obama si confessa sulla Libia: ‘Spettacolo di merda’

Estratto dall’intervista di The Atlantic

Barack Obana, Susan Rice, John Kerry e Joe Biden

Barack Obama, Susan Rice, John Kerry e Joe Biden

(…) Ma ciò che sigla la visione fatalistica di Obama è il fallimento dell’intervento della sua amministrazione in Libia nel 2011. Questo intervento aveva lo scopo di evitare che l’allora dittatore del Paese, Muammar Gheddafi, massacrasse gli abitanti di Bengasi, come minacciava. Obama non voleva immischiarsi; fu consigliato da Joe Biden e dal segretario alla Difesa uscente Robert Gates, tra gli altri, a starne alla larga. Ma una forte fazione nella sicurezza nazionale, la segretaria di Stato Hillary Clinton e Susan Rice, allora ambasciatrice alle Nazioni Unite, insieme a Samantha Power, Ben Rhodes e Antony Blinken, allora consigliere per la sicurezza nazionale di Biden, spinsero duramente a proteggere Bengasi, prevalendo. (Biden è aspro nel giudicare la politica estera di Clinton, dicendo in privato, “Hillary vuole solo essere Golda Meir”). Le bombe statunitensi furono sganciate e la gente di Bengasi fu risparmiata da ciò che poteva, o non poteva, essere un massacro, e Gheddafi fu catturato e giustiziato. Ma Obama dice oggi che l’intervento, “Non ha funzionato”. Gli Stati Uniti, crede, pianificarono l’operazione in Libia con attenzione, eppure il Paese è ancora un disastro. Perché, dato da ciò che sembra la naturale reticenza del presidente a un maggiore coinvolgimento militare dove la sicurezza nazionale statunitense non sia direttamente in gioco, accettò la raccomandazione dei consiglieri più attivisti d’intervenire? “L’ordine sociale in Libia si è spezzato”, aveva detto Obama spiegando il suo pensiero al momento. “C’erano proteste di massa contro Gheddafi. Divisioni tribali in Libia. Bengasi era il fulcro dell’opposizione al regime. E Gheddafi aveva inviato l’esercito verso Bengasi, dicendo, ‘Li stermineremo come topi’. “Ora, l’opzione era non fare nulla, e c’erano alcuni nella mia amministrazione che dissero, per tragico che fosse la situazione libica, non era un nostro problema. La vidi come cosa che sarebbe stata un nostro problema se, in realtà, caos e guerra civile scoppiavano in Libia. Ma non era così importante per degli interessi degli Stati Uniti da permetterci di colpire unilateralmente il regime di Gheddafi. A quel punto c’erano l’Europa e numerosi Paesi del Golfo che disprezzavano Gheddafi o erano preoccupati per motivi umanitari, che chiedono l’azione. Ma come al solito negli ultimi decenni in queste circostanze, c’è chi ci spingeva ad agire per poi mostrare assenza di volontà nel mettere la pelle nel gioco”.
“Banditi?” intervengo.
“Banditi”, disse continuando. “Allora, dissi a quel punto che dovevamo agire nell’ambito di una coalizione internazionale. Ma poiché questo non era al centro dei nostri interessi, dovevamo avere un mandato delle Nazioni Unite; che i Paesi europei e del Golfo fossero attivamente coinvolti nella coalizione; attuare la forza militare che solo noi abbiamo, ma ci aspettiamo che gli altri sopportassero la loro parte. E lavorammo con le nostri squadre della difesa per assicurarci una strategia senza inviare truppe e un impegno militare a lungo termine in Libia. “Così effettivamente attuammo il piano come avrei potuto aspettarmi: ottenemmo il mandato delle Nazioni Unite, costruimmo una coalizione costatatici 1 miliardo di dollaro, che per le operazioni militari fu molto a buon mercato. Impedimmo un gran numero di vittime, impedimmo quello che quasi sicuramente sarebbe stato un conflitto civile prolungato e sanguinoso. E nonostante tutto questo, la Libia è un casino”. Casino è il termine diplomatico del presidente; privatamente, chiama la Libia “spettacolo di merda”, in parte perché è diventata il santuario dello SIIL già colpito da attacchi aerei. E’ diventato uno spettacolo di merda, pensa Obama, per ragioni che avevano poco a che fare con l’incompetenza statunitense e più con la passività degli alleati e la forza ostinata del tribalismo. “Quando mi volto indietro e mi chiedo cosa è andato storto”, aveva detto Obama, “c’è spazio per le critiche perché avevo più fiducia nei cittadini europei, data la vicinanza della Libia, che si occupassero del seguito”. Osservava che Nicolas Sarkozy, il presidente francese, perse la carica l’anno successivo. E disse che il primo ministro inglese David Cameron smise solo d’interessarsene, “distraendosi con varia altre cose”. Della Francia diceva, “Sarkozy si vantava della propria partecipazione nell’operazione aerea, nonostante avessimo spazzato via tutte le difese aeree configurando essenzialmente l’intera infrastruttura per l’intervento”. Questa vanteria andava bene, secondo Obama, perché permise agli Stati Uniti di “coinvolgere la Francia in modo meno costoso e meno rischioso per noi”. In altre parole, dando credito supplementare alla Francia in cambio di meno rischi e costi per gli Stati Uniti, fece uno scambio utile, tranne che “dal punto di vista di molta gente addetta alla politica estera, che pensava fosse terribile. Se abbiamo intenzione di fare qualcosa, ovviamente, dovevamo farci avanti e nessun altro deve condividere i riflettori”. Obama accusava anche le dinamiche libiche interne. “Il grado di divisione tribale in Libia era maggiore di quanto avevano previsto i nostro analisti. E la nostra capacità di avervi una qualsiasi struttura per poter interagire, avviare la formazione e iniziare a fornire le risorse fu distrutta assai rapidamente”. La Libia gli ha dimostrato che il Medio Oriente era meglio evitarlo. “Non c’è modo d’impegnarsi a governare Medio Oriente e Nord Africa”, aveva detto di recente a un ex-collega del Senato. “Sarebbe un errore fondamentale”.

Samantha Power, John Kerry e Barack

Samantha Power, John Kerry e Barack Obama

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Le radici del terrorismo statunitense: come Obama se ne andrà

dt.common.streams.StreamServer.clsI presidenti si giudicano dal loro curriculum in economia, politica, diplomazia e guerra. Possono anche essere giudicati per quello che avrebbero potuto fare ma non hanno fatto. Tragicamente, il primo presidente afro-americano sarà diffamato dagli storici per quello che ha combinato. Questo sito è dedicato alla guerra in Siria e qualsiasi analisi dell’inettitudine di Obama dovrà concentrarsi sulle miserie che ha aggravato o deliberatamente creato. Quest’uomo non è di sinistra; non è rivoluzionario; non è socialista, né idealista, non è l’umanitario meritevole del Premio Nobel per la Pace. La nostra posizione è che sia solo un imbecille, un uccello che arruffa le piume. Pochi giorni fa, l’urbano ministro degli Esteri russo Sergej Lavrov era seduto allo stesso tavolo con la controparte dell’Arabia Saudita per una conferenza stampa conclusiva. Un microfono puntato verso la bocca del signor Lavrov ha raccolto qualcosa d’insolito per questo affabile diplomatico di carriera. Mentre il saudita Adil al-Jubayr confutava ogni ipotesi di cooperazione con il governo legittimo del Dottor Bashar al-Assad, Lavrov fu registrato borbottare in russo, senza alcuna sorpresa: “Che fottuto imbecille!” La Cage aux folles degli alleati degli USA in mostra. Fin dall’inizio del conflitto, Obama e la sua squadra di diplomatici dementi e spettrali come Robert Ford, Hillary Clinton e Christopher Stephens, sono complici dello spargimento di sangue che inonda la Siria da marzo 2011 a oggi. Ford, uno dei peggiori criminali di guerra della storia, era intento a sfruttare la cosiddetta “primavera araba” come copertura per un piano covato anni prima per destabilizzare il governo siriano baathista, al fine di allontanare Damasco da Iran e Hezbollah. La trama non aveva niente a che fare con democrazia o libertà di riunione, ma con il crescente potere iraniano e relativa proiezione sul Mediterraneo, riflettendo anche la sensibilità statunitense alle denunce di alleati come Qatar e Arabia Saudita che guardavano gli sviluppi minacciosi nell’energia, che mettono in dubbio il futuro di tali plutocrazie feudali.

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International tribunal slams West for crimes in Ukraine

An apartment building destroyed after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine (file Photo)

An apartment building destroyed after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine (file Photo)

An international tribunal has condemned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US counterpart Barack Obama as well as the heads of NATO and the European Commission for war crimes in eastern Ukraine.

The Russell Tribunal an informal trial on Saturday in the Italian city of Venice, ruling that the noted leaders are responsible for crimes committed against the people in Ukraine’s eastern regions.

“The Russell Tribunal, which met to condemn the war crimes in Donbas (south-eastern Ukraine), based on the presented evidence, ruled to hold Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, US president Barack Obama, European Commission head, Jose Manuel Barroso, and NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, accountable for their direct responsibility in the war against the people of Donbas,” said the tribunal.

During the tribunal session, Galina Kozhushko, representing pro-Russian forces in Lugansk and Donetsk regions, said Kiev’s military operations in the area destroyed schools, hospitals and nursing homes.

“People in Lugansk just couldn’t believe that their own government would be killing them,” said Kozhuskho.

The tribunal’s ruling on eastern Ukraine is to be sent to the United States Secretariat, the EU, the International Criminal Court and other international bodies.

Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking regions in the east have witnessed deadly clashes between pro-Moscow forces and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations to silence the pro-Russians in mid-April.

On September 5, a ceasefire agreement was reached between Kiev and the pro-Russians after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Poroshenko hammered out a compromise deal aimed at ending the heavy fighting.

The Tribunal is an International People’s Tribunal created by a large group of citizens involved in the promotion of peace and justice. The tribunal met for the first time in 1966 investigating the crimes committed by the US during the Vietnam War.

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thanks to: Presstv