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Obama's New National Security Strategy: Ugly Business As Usual

by Stephen Lendman Saturday, Feb. 07, 2015 at 9:41 AM


Obama's New National Security Strategy: Ugly Business As Usual

by Stephen Lendman

Periodic National Security Strategy (NSS) documents reveal Washington's dark side. Updated versions reflect old wine in new bottles.

Including permanent wars on humanity. Against one invented enemy after another. Waging what the late Gore Vidal called "perpetual war for perpetual peace."

Making the world safe for monied interests. At the expense of popular ones. At the cost of millions of lives and appalling human misery.

Endless US direct and proxy wars rage against multiple countries. New conflicts await to be launched.

The business of America is war. Destroying humanity one country at a time or in multiples. Wealth, power and dominance alone matter.

Democratic values are pure fiction. America never was beautiful. For sure not now run by bipartisan gangsters making policy.

Neocon lunatics threaten total war. Potential life-ending global conflict. America's addiction is humanity's curse.

Super-weapons used like king-sized hand grenades make the unthinkable possible.

On February 6, the White House published a so-called "fact sheet" on Obama's 2015 National Security Strategy.

A document reflecting business as usual. Prioritizing war. Deploring peace. Time magazine called it "new lyrics to a familiar tune."

Neocon National Security Advisor Susan Rice defended Obama's NSS at Brookings. One analyst calls her the "queen of interventionist hawks." Another says she's a "consummate ally of grubby despots."

Banality of pure evil best describes her. She deplores peace, nonviolence, diplomacy and social justice. She's typifies neocon influence infesting Washington.

America "proudly shoulder(s) the responsibility of global leadership," she said. "(T)he question is not whether America leads in the world, but how."

Her talk featured Russia bashing. Called its nonexistent "aggression" in Ukraine "a heinous and deadly affront to longstanding international law and norms."

Putin scrupulously respects them. No nation in world history violates them more egregiously than America on a global scale.

Rice lied about Obama undecided on whether to supply Kiev with "lethal defensive equipment."

Equipment means weapons. Defensive means for offense. Throughout months of conflict, Washington provided Kiev with heavy weapons.

Greater amounts are coming. Rice didn't explain. Big Lies substituted for hard facts.

Obama's new NSS is a declaration of permanent wars. A fact sheet says "(w)e will lead with purpose." Code language for demanding all nations follow Washington rules - or else.

"We will lead with strength." Meaning obey US policy or be bombed back to the stone age.

"We will lead by example." Some example: permanent wars, spurning democracy, instituting tyranny, risking humanity's survival.

"We will lead with capable partners." Meaning support America's agenda or face its wrath.

"We will lead with all instruments of US power." The closest the White House comes to saying might makes right.

"We will lead with a long-term perspective." Longterm or short, America's agenda is the same - unchallenged global dominance, no independent nations allowed, democracy strictly forbidden.

"We will advance the security of the United States, its citizens, and US alliedsand partners by:"

"Maintaining…the best trained, equipped and led (military) force in the world…" In other words, prioritizing militarism and war-making over peace, stability an security.

"Working with Congress" to assure increasing billions spent advancing America's imperium.

"Reinforcing our homeland security" by terrorizing nonbelievers into submission. Filling America's gulag with challengers to Washington's drive for global hegemony.

"Transitioning to a sustainable global security posture" through a policy of worldwide state terror.

"Striving for a world without nuclear weapons" by developing and producing more destructive ones.

Developing a global capacity to" deal with all types of threats by proliferating them.

"Confronting the urgent crisis of climate change" by ignoring it altogether.

"We will advance a strong, innovative, and growing US economy" at the expense of others worldwide. By exploiting them. Stealing their resources. Turning their workers into serfs.

Eliminating good jobs at home. Replacing them with rotten ones. Turning America into a dystopian wasteland for ordinary people.

Its middle class targeted for elimination altogether. Its working class forced to accept poverty-level jobs or starve. America's social contract on the chopping block for elimination.

US resources increasingly going for militarism, war-making and corporate handouts.

"We will advance respect for universal values at home and around the world by" saying one thing, doing another.

Pretending to "promot(e) and defend democracy, human rights, and  equality" while practicing polar opposite policies.

So-called "US leadership" threatens everyone. Waging permanent wars. Deploring peace.

Eliminating one sovereign independent government after another en route to colonizing planet earth entirely.

No nation threatens humanity's survival more than America. None have a more appalling human rights record.

None are more duplicitous. None more addicted to global wars for power and profits.

None more willing to slaughter millions pursuing its aims. None more reflecting pure evil. Wrapped in the American flag.

Hugely destructive policies called beneficial ones. Supportive media scoundrels in lockstep with what demands condemnation.

Previous articles said try finding a single MSM report explaining  Kiev's US-installed coup d'etat regime run by neo-Nazi thugs.

Try finding anything about lunatics making policy in Washington. Or any MSM profile in courage denouncing US imperial rampaging.

Raping one country after another. Making America unfit to live in. Try finding hard truths on issues mattering most anywhere in MSM print or television reports.

Managed news misinformation, distortions and Big Lies substitute. Presstitutes masquerade as journalists.

Disgracing their profession. Making street whores look good by comparison. Washington Post editors are typical.

Part of the irresponsible Putin-bashing chorus. On February 6, headlining "Ukraine needs strong Western support to fend off (nonexistent) Russian aggression."

Duplicitous WaPo and likeminded rhetoric claim:

• nonexistent Russian aggression;

• illegitimate Kiev neo-Nazi rule called democratic;

• offensive heavy weapons called defensive ones;

• Washington's rage for war seeks peace;

• Donbas freedom fighters' responsibility for Kiev aggression; and

• illegal ineffective sanctions work so pile on more.

WaPo editors suggest Poroshenko "agree(ing) on a settlement (denies) him the means to resist an invasion (and) gives him few alternatives other than to capitulate to the Kremlin."

"There's nothing wrong in talking with Mr. Putin, provided that the West's message is clear."

"Russia should be required to withdraw all its forces and equipment from Ukraine, reestablish the border under international monitoring and cease its support for a separatist statelet - or face a significant escalation of economic sanctions and a Ukrainian army with better weapons."

WaPo editors ignore Washington's installed illegitimate coup d'etat regime run by neo-Nazi thugs.

Waging naked aggression on their own citizens. Murdering them in cold blood.

Putin, Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials going all-out for peaceful conflict resolution.

Washington committed to full-scale war. Using Kiev's military as proxy foot soldiers. Arming, funding, training and directing them.

Irresponsibly blaming Russia and rebels for made-in-the-USA planned and implemented high crimes.

Don't expect WaPo editors to explain. Or other MSM prestitutes. Consistently proliferating Big Lies. Burying hard truths everyone needs to know.

MSM scoundrels one-sidedly serve wealth, power and privilege at the expense of truth and full disclosure.

Avoid them altogether. Chose reliable sources to stay informed. More important now than ever.

At a time Washington recklessly risks starting WW III. Stopping this monster matters most. A simple choice. That or perish.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

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

Visit his blog site at

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