Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In his inauguration speech, President Obama said  
"a decade of war is now ending". . . a cynical and monstrous lie which should not go unchallenged!
(Unless, of course, he just meant to say that one decade of war is ending and another is starting!)

Obama's Overlooked Wars and Lethal Presidency

By Jason Kottke

As Obama said that "a decade of war is now ending" in his inauguration speech, illegal drone strikes continue to kill innocent civilians as "collateral damage" in various countries.

"President Obama's second inaugural was supposed to sound something like Lincoln's: the speech of a man tired of war, and eager to move the nation beyond its bloody reach. In truth, it was the speech of a man who has perfected a form of war that can be written off as a kind of peace...

... If George W. Bush were doing this sort of thing, we'd be marching in the streets about it. Why does Obama get a free pass? (And on Bradley Manning? And on Guantanamo?) Anyone in the press want to ask the President about the legality & moral stickiness of drone strikes at his next press conference?"


The New Law is Lawlessness
Is This Endless War on Terror The New Normal?

By TheYoungTurks

"That timeline suggests that the United States has reached only the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism." Continue

 Cornel West Exposes Obama Hypocrisy

Must Watch Video

“All of the blood, sweat and tears that went into producing a Martin Luther King, Jr. generated a brother of such high decency and dignity that you don’t use his prophetic fire for a moment of presidential pageantry."


Bomber in Chief: 20,000 Airstrikes in the President's First Term
Cause Death and Destruction From Iraq to Somalia

By Nicolas J.S. Davies

Day after day, U.S. air strikes have conclusively answered the familiar question of 9/11: "Why do they hate us?" Continue


"Beyond Vietnam"
A Time to Break Silence

By Rev. Martin Luther King

By 1967, King had become the country's most prominent opponent of the Vietnam War, and a staunch critic of overall U.S. foreign policy, which he deemed militaristic. 

In his "Beyond Vietnam" speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before he was murdered -- King called the United States "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."   

 Ask yourself this question: If alive today, what would Martin Luther King say about the war crimes continuing under Obama?!


MLK's Vehement Condemnations Of US Militarism Are More Relevant Than Ever

By Glenn Greenwald

". . .One of the best decisions the US ever made was to commemorate King's birthday as a national holiday. He's as close to a prophet as American history offers. But the distance between the veneration expressed for him and the principles he espoused seems to grow every year. When it comes to King's views on US militarism, nothing more potently illustrates that distance than the use of King's holiday to re-inaugurate the 44th president."    


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