imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Obama's Demagogic UN Address

by Stephen Lendman Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014 at 11:22 AM
lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net

anti-war

Obama's Demagogic UN Address

by Stephen Lendman

He didn't surprise. His address lasted a mind-numbing 45 minutes. He made painful listening.

All his speeches feature demagogic mumbo jumbo Big Lies. They drown out truth.

Two years ago, he lied about Libya. He claimed US-led NATO intervened to "cope with violent conflict, care for the wounded, and craft a vision for the future in which the rights of all Libyans would be respected."

He "supported the birth of a new democracy…Libyans held elections…(They) built new institutions…(They) move(d) forward after decades of dictatorship."

Truth is polar opposite Obama's Big Lies. Libya was Africa's most developed country. Most Libyans supported Gaddafi.

They did so for good reasons. Libya was a model social justice society.

Gaddafi used its oil wealth responsibly. He provided free healthcare, education and other vital benefits.

His Libya no longer exists. Obama transformed it. He made it a charnel house catastrophe. A dystopian wasteland.

Tens of thousands were ruthlessly slaughtered. Many more were injured and/or displaced.

Libyans had benefits Americans can't imagine. Obama replaced them with dystopian harshness.

Mostly civilians were harmed. US-led NATO willfully targeted them. Obama destroyed Libyan sovereignty. He replaced it with instability, insecurity, and daily violence.

Last year, he ludicrously said "we come together to reaffirm the founding vision of this institution."

"For most of recorded history, (the) idea that nations and peoples could come together in peace to solve their disputes and advance a common prosperity seemed unimaginable."

It still does. America bears full responsibility. So does Obama. He deplores peace, stability and security. He wages permanent wars without end.

He abhors "common prosperity." He spurns social justice. He serves monied interests only. He supports their divine rights.

He permits their grandest of grand theft larceny. He hands them America's wealth.

He gave bankers trillions of dollars. He lets war-profiteers benefit hugely. He supports government of, by, and for America's privileged.

This year, he prioritized selling war. The New York Times shamelessly supports it.

It called Obama's address "much-anticipated." It made stomach-churning listening.

According to The Times, Obama "chartered a muscular new course."   He "laid out a forceful new blueprint on Wednesday for deeper American engagement in the Middle East…"  

He told UN members "that the Islamic State understood only 'the language of force' and that the United States would 'work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death.' "

He ignored America's killing machine. His lawless aggression. His culpability for high crimes against peace.

So did The New York Times. It bashed Russia at the same time.  It did so irresponsibly.

It's America's lead disseminator of state/corporate Big Lies. It supports wealth, power and privilege.

It's an unofficial propaganda ministry. It operates irresponsibly.

It features managed news misinformation garbage. It drowns out vital truths. It betrays its readers in the process.

Obama's address featured beginning-to-end Big Lies. "(M)ore people live under governments they elected," he claimed.

Most so-called elections are more shams than real. Entrenched power runs things. People have no say.

Obama lied suggesting otherwise. "Hundreds of millions of human beings have been freed from the prison of poverty," he said.

Billions are ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed and ill-cared for. Human misery is unprecedented.

Since economic crisis conditions erupted in late 2007, poverty increased exponentially. So did deep poverty. Obama lied claiming otherwise.

He ludicrously said world economic conditions strengthened. Millions of Americans endure protracted Depression conditions.

America isn't fit to live in. It no longer has a functioning economy. Paul Craig Roberts calls it a "house of cards."

US-style casino capitalism failed. Most of its citizens struggle daily to get by. Welcome to the age of inequality. Poverty is a growth industry.

Over 23% of Americans wanting work can't find it. Most jobs are rotten ones.

They're temp or part-time low pay/poor or no benefit service ones with no futures. Conditions are getting worse, not better.

Monied interests run things. Ordinary people suffer. More than ever in modern times. Obama ludicrously claimed otherwise.

He lied accusing Russia of aggression. "Here are the facts," he said. "After the people of Ukraine mobilized popular protests and calls for reform, their corrupt president fled."  

"Against the will of the government in Kiev, Crimea was annexed.  Russia poured arms into eastern Ukraine, fueling violent separatists and a conflict that has killed thousands."  

"When a civilian airliner was shot down from areas that these proxies controlled, they refused to allow access to the crash for days."  

"When Ukraine started to reassert control over its territory, Russia gave up the pretense of merely supporting the separatists, and moved troops across the border."  

Washington bears full responsibility for Ukrainian crisis conditions. Rogue EU partners share it.

Crimea wasn't annexed. Its people voted near unanimously to join Russia. They did so in a referendum independent international monitors judged open, free and fair.

Putin responsibly accommodated them. Obama lied claiming otherwise.

No evidence suggests Russia poured arms into Southeastern Ukraine. Washington, its rogue Western partners, and Kiev's putschist government bear full responsibility for months of violence, instability and lawlessness.

Fascist regimes operate this way. Kiev's rogue government shot down MH17. Clear evidence proves it.

Self-defense forces and Russia had nothing to do with it. Or refusing access to its crash site for days.

Russia didn't invade Ukraine. Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov abhor war, violence and instability. They go all-out for peaceful conflict resolution.

Obama deplores it. He pursues permanent wars against humanity. He wants unchallenged worldwide control.

US policies cause unspeakable human misery. No nation in world history caused more harm to more people at home and abroad over a longer duration than America.

None exceed its lawlessness. Its disdain for core human and civil rights. None more threaten world peace.

America isn't beautiful. It never was. For sure not now. It threatens humanity's survival.

Obama represents the worst of rogue leadership. He belongs in prison, not high office.

America's "choice is clear," he hyped. "We choose hope over fear." His hyperbole was polar opposite reality.

"…(W)e come together to reject the cancer of violent extremism," he claimed. US global state terrorism exceeds the worst of all other rogue states in world history.

It's responsible for more genocidal mass slaughter, destruction, and human misery over a longer duration than history's worst dictatorships.

Their crimes pale by comparison to America's. They do so in terms of:

• bullying other nations to comply with its diktats;

• targeting them with regime change for refusing;

• making the world safe for monied interests;

• redrawing the world's map to serve them;

• letting them operate lawlessly;

• handing them America's wealth;

• trashing social justice;

• asserting might over right;

• waging permanent wars on sovereign nations;

• doing so for unchallenged global dominance;

• causing irreparable harm to billions worldwide for generations;

• violating core rule of law principles;

• institutionalizing state terror;

• spreading the scourge of fascism; and

• making societies unsafe to live in.

Obama lied claiming America supports "freedom of nations and (the right of) peoples (able) to make their own decisions."

He deplores this notion and others related to it. He spurns diplomacy and peace. He prioritizes violence, belligerence and permanent wars of aggression.

He ludicrously claimed America supports "mutual interest and mutual respect." A commitment to work responsibly to solve modern-day problems.

A pledge "to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and pursue the peace and security of a world without them."

A dedication to "eradicat(ting extreme poverty by 2030." A promise "to help people feed themselves, power their economies, and care for their sick."

A guarantee to "reduc(e) our carbon emissions (and increase) our investments in clean energy."

America deplores mutual interest and respect. It's responsible for egregious world problems.

Its policies create extreme poverty. They exploit world economies. They cause starvation, homelessness, health problems and unspeakable human misery.

Practically nothing is done to develop clean energy. To work toward replacing polluting fossil fuels and dangerous nuclear energy.

Obama lied claiming America "is not and never will be at war with Islam. (T)here is no us and them," he said.

No "clash of civilizations" exists, he claimed. "(H)umanity's future depends on us uniting against those who would divide us along the fault lines of tribe or sect, race or religion."

America won't "send US troops to occupy foreign lands," he claimed. He ludicrously said it military might is used responsibly.

America is committed to "tak(e) action against immediate threats, while pursuing a world in which the need for such action is diminished."  

It "will never shy away from defending (its) interests, but we will also not shy away from the promise of this institution and its Universal Declaration of Human Rights - the notion that peace is not merely the absence of war, but the presence of a better life."

"…America is a country that has steadily worked to address our problems, to make our union more perfect, to bridge the divides that existed at the founding of this nation."

"(W)e hold our leaders accountable," he claimed. We "insist on a free press and independent judiciary."

"…(W)e address our differences in the open space of democracy - with respect for the rule of law; with a place for people of every race and every religion; and with an unyielding belief in the ability of individual men and women to change their communities and their circumstances and their countries for the better."

Its "can help light the world…We are heirs to a proud legacy of freedom, and we're prepared to do what is necessary to secure that legacy for generations to come."

Obama's address was beginning-to-end brazen bald-faced Big Lies. He elevated them to a higher level.

His presidency gives rogue leadership new meaning. Madness defines it.

Neocon extremists infest Washington. They hugely influence policies. They do so destructively.

Obama promised hope and change. He delivered permanent wars, domestic ruthlessness and betrayal.

He's ideologically over-the-top. He presides over a homeland police state apparatus.

He recklessly advances America's imperium. His quest for global dominance risks the unthinkable.

Impeaching him is a national imperative. He violated public trust from day one in office.

He did so throughout his tenure. He broke every major promise made.

He wages permanent war on humanity. He risks heading America for WW III. He's guilty of high crimes against peace.

He trashed America's social contract. His policies caused unprecedented levels of poverty, unemployment, underemployment, hunger, homelessness and human misery.

He's beholden to powerful monied interests. They own him. He spurns fundamental civil and human rights.

He ignores rule of law principles. He mocks democratic values. He's contemptuous of essential needs.

He institutionalized tyranny. It's a hair's breadth from full-blown. It's one major homeland false flag away.

Humanity's survival is uncertain. It's up for grabs. So are fundamental freedoms.

US state terror threatens them. So do America's permanent wars.

They rage without end. They do so lawlessly. They cause mass slaughter and destruction.

America's killing machine is the world's most ruthless. Survival hangs in the balance if it's not stopped.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.

Report this post as:

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Celebrates 25 Years with the House of Hope Gala S24 7:10PM

Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! S24 11:56AM

Cybermonde, cyberguerre, cyberespace, cyberterrorisme S24 6:35AM

Paraphysique de psychosomatique S22 6:58AM

Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal S22 2:58AM

Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy S21 4:45PM

Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales S21 7:19AM

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc S21 2:50AM

Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk S21 1:01AM

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy