Another analysis of the mind-numbing banalities and outright falsities that emanated from Barack Obama's mouth at the United Nations
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This article originally appeared at Kopp Online. Translated from the German by Boris Jaruselski
Those who made the effort during US President Obama's speech to listen without falling asleep as Secretary of State John Kerry would clearly have preferred to do would have noticed a clear contrast with the later speech of the Russian President.
Barack Obama's emotions were discernible before he ended his first sentence. He displayed an extraordinary mix of contempt and arrogance: "We possess the largest, baddest Armed Forces; to the rest of you, we determine where they will go."
It is scarcely possible to find an honest sentence whilst reading through the official transcription of Obama's speech in this example of not grey, but black propaganda art. I quote some of the most egregious points where right at the beginning after the usual pious evaluation of 70 years of US history Obama says:
"The United States has worked with many nations in this Assembly to prevent a third world war — by forging alliances with old adversaries; by supporting the steady emergence of strong democracies accountable to their people instead of any foreign power."
I am hard pressed to find a single strong democracy accountable to its citizens which has been supported by US interventions in recent years. On the contrary, since the US invasion and destruction of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 the US State Department under Hillary Clinton initiated the Arab Spring destabilizations, a false flag installation of “democracy” perpetuated through NGO's and Social Media.
This destruction was brought to Africa's most stable and peaceful state namely Ghaddafi's Libya and thereafter in 2013 to Ukraine with a US supported Maidan-coup which propelled a band of Neofascist hooligans to power for the purpose of destabilising Russia.
Every covert and overt US intervention has brought the world substantially closer to the Third World War. The most recent step in this direction is the US intention to station their most modern nuclear weapons on German soil which will represent a significant imbalance to the current status quo between NATO and Russia.
Continuing with Obama's speech, after presenting the audience with snazzy sounding words from the wonderful principles of the UN Charter including shining examples such as "collective endeavours" and "diplomatic cooperation of the major world powers", follows this illogical conclusion:
"I lead the strongest military that the world has ever known, and I will never hesitate to protect my country or our allies, unilaterally and by force where necessary."
A modern cover-version of 1970's Jim Croce songs would go something like "You don't mess around with Barack". So much for the UN Charter. This is the iron fist in the velvet glove which has only too often represented the core of the US's Foreign and Military policies.
Obama then proceeds to talk about tyrants and dictators. He attempts to dismiss accusations of US involvement with NGO's to facilitate regime change.
"It is not a conspiracy of U.S.-backed NGOs that expose corruption and raise the expectations of people around the globe; it’s technology, social media, and the irreducible desire of people everywhere to make their own choices about how they are governed."
The reality as most amongst the UN Audience are already aware of, through personal experience with US financed NGO's such as the National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House and George Soros' Open Society Foundations, is that it is exactly these "US backed NGO's" and "weaponised democracy and human rights" methods which topple legitimate governments when they refuse to bow down to Washington's agenda.
As revelations by Snowden and others confirmed, US Social Media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and others are connected to or cooperate with the CIA and State Department in order to facilitate slick NGO regime change. A blatant lie follows as the US President explains:
"No matter how powerful our military, how strong our economy, we understand the United States cannot solve the world’s problems alone. In Iraq, the United States learned the hard lesson that even hundreds of thousands of brave, effective troops, billions of dollars from our Treasury, cannot by itself impose stability on a foreign land."
With all due respect, Mr President, if you've gained this bitter experience after seeing "Billions of Dollars" not belonging to the US Treasury but to the American Taxpayer, Chinese and others who invested in your Treasury Bonds to finance the Iraq War debacle wasted, why are you then in Syria today?
What are you doing now when you're training the Ukrainian Armed Forces? Why go everywhere around the world in order to stir up people? Why do you build military bases around the world where you can dig a hole to plant the US Flag? You've admitted yourself that this has been an unmitigated disaster. It seems that nowadays Washington is becoming further detached from reality.
Finally the President addresses the real cause of his current discomfort: Russia.
"Consider Russia’s annexation of Crimea and further aggression in eastern Ukraine. America has few economic interests in Ukraine. We recognize the deep and complex history between Russia and Ukraine. But we cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated. If that happens without consequence in Ukraine, it could happen to any nation gathered here today. That’s the basis of the sanctions that the United States and our partners impose on Russia."
This statement skillfully ignores the reality of events in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014.
It is proven that a Washington sponsored Colour Revolution in November 2013 brought demonstrations to the Maidan Square against the legal, elected government of the corrupt but legitimate President Viktor Yanukovych.
These Soros NGO sponsored demonstrations began literally seconds after a tweet from US-backed and current Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called for "Euromaidan" protests against the legitimate decision of the Yanukovych Government to accept the economically more attractive (than joining the EU) Russian proposal to join the new Eurasian Economic Union. Under this arrangement Ukraine would have received a 30 percent rebate for Russian gas and a Russian obligation to buy 15 billion dollars worth of Ukrainian government bonds.
It was left to the Neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State Department Victoria "Fuck the EU" Nuland (who says Washington forgot how to act diplomatically?) together with Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador (to Ukraine) Geoffrey Pyatt and dozens of Ukraine based CIA agents in February 2014 to - as George Friedman, American head of Stratfor, put it - stage "the most public coup in history".
In the coup aftermath Washington selected members of the Ukrainian Government including a US State Department veteran as Ukraine's new Finance Minister. Joe Biden's son was apppointed to head the board of a Ukrainian State Gas Enterprise.
The Syrian Swindle
At long last Obama addressed Syria, the issue which recently brought Russian diplomacy to world attention. Obama explained:
"Nowhere is our commitment to international order more tested than in Syria. When a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation’s internal affairs — it breeds human suffering on an order of magnitude that affects us all."
Until now it has not been proven that Assad "slaughtered tens of thousands of his own people". Secondly, it attempts to justify the pernicious concept of "Responsibility To Protect" aka RTP which Washington used in 2011 to destroy Libya.
RTP represents a violation of the UN Charter by Washington. Washington's "coalition" air-attacks on Syria, supposedly against ISIS, is another UN Charter violation (as drafted by the US in 1945) since this involves the bombing of a sovereign country without an official request from its government.
Moderate Syrian Opposition?
Washington insists on first expelling elected President Assad whilst simultaneously claiming to want to eradicate ISIL. (Also known as IS, ISIS and Daesh depending on which of its many names you choose to use.) Russia's position is unambiguous: Bashar al Assad's government, the Syrian National Army and Syria's Secret Service are the only organised forces in Syria today capable of eliminating Salafist terrorists.
Obama makes mention in his speech of US support for 'moderate' opposition rebels. Already in April 2013, when ISIS was still called Al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq and led by a US-trained lieutenant of Osama Bin Laden, the New York Times citing numerous US officials documented that virtually all rebel fighters in Syria were hardline Islamic terrorists. There are currently no 'moderate' opposition fighters. The so-called 'moderate' Free Syrian Army signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS in 2014.
Two weeks before Obama's UN Address General Lloyd Austin III, who heads of the US "War against ISIS" program, testified to an Armed Services Committee hearing in the US Senate that the program which is supposed to produce 5400 trained fighters per year only had "four or five" active fighters in Syria.
All the others defected to ISIS or the al-Nusra-Front of Al-Qaeda, the US backed "moderate opposition" to ISIL. At the same senate hearing Christine Wormuth, State Secretary for the Syrian War at the Pentagon, testified that Assad still has significant resources at his disposal and that the Syrian Government "still had the most powerful military force in the country." According to current estimates the Syrian Government need not fear being overthrown.
In Moscow a joke is making the rounds in which Putin returns to the Kremlin after his New York excursion and talks with Obama on Syria and other issues. A close confidant asks how the talks went.
Putin reports: to soothe the nerves and relax the atmosphere prior to serious discussions such as the Syrian conflict and the situation in Ukraine he suggested they sit down for a game of chess. On the game with Obama he had the following to say: "It is like playing against a dove. First it knocks over all of the pieces, then it defecates on the board and struts about as if it had won."
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