OBAMA – Hypocrite-in-Chief

25 03 2014


Yesterday Obama arrived in The Hague for a major international Nuclear Security Summit.  The day happened to be the 15th anniversary of the start of the 78-days of bombing in 1999 when the US led NATO in dismembering Yugoslavia — but not a word from Obama though he can’t stop condemning Russia’s peaceful and understandable takeover of Crimea.

It was also the day when the Egyptian Junta, led by Generals all trained in the US with close ties to the Pentagon, gave the death sentence to 529 Egyptians for rising up against the military coup that has destroyed Egyptian freedoms and any hope of democracy in that country.  The court proceedings were extraordinarily ludicrous…but not a word from Obama…and he hasn’t in fact even yet called the coup a coup!

It was also the day that a Yemeni man, kept illegally at Guantanamo for 12 years with no charges ever brought, cried out in desperation to the courts after 5000 (no typo!) times being strapped down and “force fed” coupled with a semi-torture forced-water procedure known as “Pumping”.   One of Obama’s first promises was to close Gulag Guantanamo in the first year of his Presidency.  But not only has he not done so, he has condoned what continues to happen there as Commander-in-Chief!

As for the Nuclear Security Summit, more gross hypocrisy from Obama.  While applauding the US-orchestrated putsch coup in Ukraine, as well as continuing U.S. support for the military Junta in Egypt, he keeps condemning and sanctioning Russia for reacting in quite justifiable ways.  No sanctions or condemnations for Egypt or Ukraine.

As for the later, it’s new American appointed and financed unelected leaders are talking about rebuilding Ukraine’s nuclear weapons and they even refused to attend the Nuclear Security Summit!  Again not a word from Obama though he keeps threatening to bomb Syria and Iran for pursuing policies understandable and actually justifiable in view of the threats they face.

And then there’s Israel — the greatest and most sustained example of American hypocrisy.   Financed and armed by the U.S. and E.U. Israel has a vast arsenal of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, and it is a country that violates basic American values over and over again, time after time, year after year.

And let’s not forget the other top American ally in the Middle East – Saudi Arabia!  In fact after his Europe meetings that’s where Obama is heading for the second time in his Presidency!  Saudi Arabia!  The country that instigated and finances the Egyptian Junta!  Saudi Arabia that invaded Bahrain to put down popular protests!  Saudi Arabia that is arming and financing the Islamic rebels in Syria fomenting the worst Arab civil war in modern history with so much death and misery!   Saudi Arabia, the country along with Israel urging the U.S. to attack Iran!  Saudi Arabia, one of the most repressive and dictatorial countries in the world!

When a country, the United States, and now its current leader, Barack Obama, have such a record of hypocrisy and double-standards no wonder so many in the world consider the U.S. the greatest threat to world peace these days!