Obama’s Criminal Legacy
by Stephen Lendman
America and humanity are far worse off after nearly eight years of Obama’s high crimes.
Long ago, he should have been impeached, removed from office, prosecuted, sentenced and imprisoned long-term - his domestic and foreign partners in crime along with him.
He waged war OF terror on Americans and millions worldwide, countless numbers grievously harmed, many massacred by US wars of aggression, raping and destroying one country after another, peace and stability considered anathema.
He addressed national security and counterterrorism to a Tampa, FL military audience at MacDill Air Force Base, home to CENTCOM and US Special Operations Command.
Obama: “By the time I took office, the United States had been at war for seven years.”
Fact: America has been “at war” every year in its history from inception - at home and/or abroad.
Obama: “For eight years that I’ve been in office, there has not been a day when a terrorist organization or some radicalized individual was not plotting to kill Americans.”
Fact: The United States created and supports virtually all terrorist groups, using ISIS and likeminded ones as imperial foot soldiers.
Obama: “(W)e did not choose this fight, but once it came to us, the world saw the measure of our resolve.”
Fact: All US wars were ones of choice. No country anywhere threatened America since Japan formally surrendered in August 1945.
Fact: US wars are waged to advance its imperium, wanting all sovereign independent governments replaced by pro-Western vassal states, seeking unchallenged global dominance, willing to risk destroying planet earth to control it, its resources and populations.
Obama: “The most solemn responsibility for any president is keeping the American people safe.”
Fact: They’re far less safe than any previous time in my lifetime.
Obama: “(W)e have been able, during these eight years to protect our homeland, to strike crippling blows against terrorist networks, and fortify our friends and allies.”
Fact: US inner city communities are battlegrounds. Militarized police are licensed to kill accountably. America supports terrorism, using death squads to further its interests.
Obama: “…I have…insisted that it is unwise and unsustainable to ask our military to build nations on the other side of the world…”
Fact: US foreign policy prioritizes it, wanting all nations subservient to Washington’s interests.
Fact: Wherever America shows up, genocide, mass destruction and appalling human misery follow.
Obama: “Dozens of terrorist leaders have been killed. Osama bin Laden is dead.”
Fact: Russia, Syria and their allies get full credit for waging REAL war on terrorism. Obama didn’t kill Osama. In December 2001, he died of natural causes, widely reported at the time.
Obama: “(W)e took the fight to ISIL in both Iraq and Syria…hit(ting) ISIL with over 16,000 airstrikes.”
America and its so-called coalition partners struck vital infrastructure and government sites, along with residential areas, hospitals, schools, mosques and other nonmilitary targets in Syria and Iraq since 2014 - not ISIS or other terrorist groups they support.
Obama: “ISIL has lost more than half its territory…The bottom line is we are breaking the back of ISIL.”
Fact: Syria, Russia, Iraq and their allies made significant gains against ISIS and other terrorist groups - in stark contrast to Washington’s support for this scourge.
Fact: Obama claimed credit for successfully combating terrorism in war theaters where Washington supports these groups - providing weapons, munitions, funding, training and direction, teaching them the fine art of committing atrocities, as well as use of chemical and other banned weapons.
Fact: Every so-called terrorist attack in America and much of Europe in recent memory was state-sponsored - false flags, deceptively claimed otherwise to scare populations into sacrificing fundamental freedoms for alleged greater security never gotten.
Obama: “We should take great pride in the progress that we’ve made over the last eight years. That’s the bottom line.”
Eight years of Obama’s tenure reflect a great leap backwards. America is neither fit or safe to live in.
It’s on a slippery slope toward full-blown tyranny, perhaps another major false flag away, ending remaining freedoms altogether.
Deep state power brokers running things may plan it this way. The worst of their pure evil could emerge any time.
Obama betrayed Americans and humanity, disgracing the office he hold. Will Trump go another way? Is he strong-willed enough to try?
Will whatever he does make a difference? As long as America’s deep state wants its interests served exclusively, the nation and world will remain a very dangerous place, no one well-served or safe anywhere.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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