29 09 2015

At the United Nations yesterday the body-language and rhetoric were anything but “United” as the leaders of Russia, China, and the U.S. all spoke to the world on the very same day.

With Russia and China now challenging U.S. hegemony in the Middle East as well as in their own regions, Obama, more CEO than Commander-in-Chief of the Americans, chose to threaten with this key sentence:

“I lead the strongest military the world has ever known!”

The new Cold War and the new high-tech land, sea, air, space and cyber Arms Race is escalating — all much more complicated and dangerous than ever before.  Many millions are already dead in this already underway World War III, many countries already destroyed, many war profiteers already profusely enriched.

On the world stage Obama has been a terrible failure both for those who so mistakenly gave him the Nobel Peace Prize as well as for those who are American imperialists, which includes so many in his own party.   The wars Obama was elected to end rage on — Iraq and Afghanistan.   Moreover Obama’s refusal (or inability) to make a basic shift in the American militarist role in the world has helped bring about a far more incendiary and revolution Middle East and international geo-political environment.   From Syria to Yemen, from Ukraine to the South China Sea, from escalating repression and revolution tensions in key American allies Egypt and Saudi Arabia, from Israel where he helped bury rather than give birth to the “Two-State Solution”, Obama has screwed up more than was imaginable just a few years ago.

What a precarious world Obama will soon be passing on to a successor — whether Republican or Democrat, whether man or woman, whether conservative or liberal Neocon.