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Why Obama Can’t Explain Himself

April 14, 2014 | 2128 GMT

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By Robert D. Kaplan

Secretary of State John Kerry evidently runs a tight ship, given the paucity of leaks that emerge from his office. So we know he is organized and disciplined. He is also an energetic risk-taker, jumping into high-wire negotiations with Iran, and forcing the Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table — enterprises that could likely end in failure and ruin his reputation. This is a man with character. By contrast, his predecessor at State, Hillary Clinton, appeared to take few risks and has been accused of using the position of secretary of state merely to burnish her resume in preparation for a presidential run.

Obama Has Secured His Legacy …

… as the most inept and disastrous president in American history.

In terms of domestic policy, Obamacare continues to unfold as a colossal socialist blunder. Never mind that the implementation has been a total screw-up and that initial projections of enrollment are out by an order of magnitude or more. Never mind that it has created structural damage to the employment  situation where tens of thousands of jobs have been deleted or changed from full-time to part-time (read Mike Shedlock: Jobs vs. Employment Analysis Suggests Huge Obamacare Impact (And Way Less Job Growth than Anyone Thinks)

It is the ongoing personal cost hidden in millions of little stories of people who have lost all coverage (such as: Latest Obamacare Glitch: One-Third of Enrollees May Not Get Insurance) or are paying multiples of what they previously paid for less coverage. Watch for massive fraud arising from phony insurers and lost personal identification information (read: No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker). A major negative transformation is taking place in the American healthcare system, one which will take years to fully emerge – if it survives at all.

Obama Declares War on Global Warming

We read in The Washington Times (h.t. Zero Hedge) today: Obama Issues Executive Order To Prepare For Climate War. As reported:

President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.

The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.

We stand in awe of Obama’s prescient intervention to mitigate the effects of global warming.
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We wonder how many thousand feet of ice these structures will support in the next glacial cycle – unless Obama also issues an executive order to repeal it.

These Boots Are Made for Walking …

These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.
lyrics by Lee Hazlewood
Pop song or marching hymn of the American Empire?
Obama and his faithful sidekick Kerry are on record (No final decision on Syria but ‘no boots on ground’: Obama, Kerry opens door to ‘boots on ground’ in Syria, then slams it shut) – with the now standard caveat of later plausible deniability – of stating there will be no “boots on the ground” in Syria:

Subsequently several sources report boots will be needed on the ground, several thousand of them. In fact, RT network reports 75,000 troops needed to secure chemical weapons if Damascus falls.

A range of options have been presented to the American people from a limited “surgical strike” to “punish” Assad, proposed by TV personality Barack Obama (Syria: Obama weighs limited ‘surgical’ strikes), to an intervention to “degrade the military capabilities of the Assad regime while upgrading the military capabilities of moderate Syrian opposition forces” (Senate panel votes to authorize Syria strike) proposed by Senator John ‘Chicken Hawk’ McCain (aside: comment on his campaign contributors. Actually, it is the financial industry rather than the military/industrial complex that funds him: John McCain’s Wall Street-Funded “Battflefield Earth”.):

Presumably by a “reversal of momentum on the ground” McCain means the military defeat of the regime. Do you think that can be accomplished without significant “collateral” damage and US marines (US Marine Ship Approaches Syria; Russia Blasts Any “Acts Of Aggression” – Full Syrian Update)?

By the time the American Empire is finished, they will have left bootprints on the ground in almost every country on the planet.

Socialism: On Obama’s Watch …

Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, posting in Zero Hedge today,The 21 Key Statistics About The Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America, compiled the following list of statistics that provide a glimpse into the Greater Depression currently consuming the middle and lower classes in the US. Here is the current state of the Union under one of America’s greatest socialist presidents.

For Those Enamoured With Barack Obama …

Mike Shedlock gives us some economic statistics for Obama’s period in office, in the post: Demographic Nightmare; Recession Through Recovery in Pictures. These are:

  • The Civilian Institutional Population Rose 9.9 Million
  • The Labor Force [those employed or seeking employment] Rose .9 Million
  • Those Not in the Labor Force Rose 9.8 Million
  • Employment Fell by 2.3 Million
  • Full-Time Employment Fell by 5.3 Million
  • Part-Time Employment Rose by .9 Million
  • Unemployment Rose by 4.5 Million
  • Food Stamp Usage Rose by 20.3 Million

Putting some of this data together:

  • The number of non-workers rose by 14.3 million while the number of workers fell by 5.3 million.
  • The ratio of workers to non-workers (in millions) has fallen from 144.6 : 88.3 = 1.64 in 2008 to 142.2: 102.6 = 1.39 today.

His record speaks for itself.

Barack Hussein Obama and the Isra of Muhammad

Here is Part 5 of the series, Zero-Sum Historiography: The Palestinian Assault upon History. Reprinted by permission of Paul and from The Bayview Review. See the links at the end for direct access to the rest of the series. This is an important series as Palestine and the myths and misunderstandings around it propagated by the mainstream media (MSM) and the Western intelligentsia (to use an oxymoron) are rampant.

Barack Hussein Obama’s relation to Islam

This is (at least for the time being) the last of a series of essays on the topic of Muhammad’s teaching about History. This essay is intended to take us to where the rubber hits the road – that is, to where we can surely see the effect in current world politics of this uniquely mischievous and devious historiography.

I begin with a word of caution to anyone intending to research and/or hoping to publish anything about Barack Hussein Obama’s relationship to Islam. The presumption in leading opinion circles is that merely raising such a question – Is Barack Hussein Obama really a Muslim? Is he truly a Christian? — exposes a spirit of bigotry. It pegs you at once as a right-wing fundamentalist. The only scholar of first-rate reputation whom I have found walking  up to, instead of walking away from,  this live-wire theme is Daniel Pipes, an intellectually brilliant, roundly-certified academic scholar of Middle East History (with special reference to Islam), President of the Middle East Forum, Editor of the Middle East  Quarterly Journal, and the leading light behind the website http://www.danielpipes.org/. Pipes has offered a number of brief essays on this theme, beginning in 2007, but his findings are updated and effectively summarized in a three –part essay published in the Washington Times  in September, 2012. [Daniel Pipes, “Obama’s Muslim Childhood”http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/NewBeginning/transcripts] while focusing on the brief passages that provide testimony to the theology that guides Barack Obama.

Socialism: An American Scenario I

This essay is based on the promotional video from Porter Stansberry shown below. We warn the reader it is long – we didn’t time it and it doesn’t display its length – and is structured to sell a newsletter subscription. Some readers might find the newsletter beneficial but our intent is to examine the primary scenario, one of a wealth-driven radical increase in socialist programming in the US. We do not have to accept its basic premises but we can extract some valuable points and observations from it. Here’s the video. We follow it with an extract of what we consider to be key points and then we discuss the points.

Flash Point: What Obama Math Portends for the Fiscal Cliff

Put a dollar in a taxpayer’s hand and you’ve raised his disposable income by $1. This is what people spend and this spending spurs business development and stimulates the economy. Take a dollar out of his hand and the opposite effect occurs. In this light, consider the MarketWatch report: Obama seeks $1.6 trillion in tax increases: WSJ.

The White House wants both $1.6 trillion in tax increases as part of a fiscal cliff deal … [and] for at least $50 billion in new spending to spur the economy …

So lets do the math on the total stimulus effect of these two measures (in billions of dollars). $50 – $1,600 = -$1,550. Now that’s impressive stimulus – not. We can hardly wait to see what the Obama solution to the fiscal cliff turns out to be.

A Glimpse into the Mind of a Socialist

A prominent individual gave a speech on July 13 for which we will post a link at the end of this essay. But we wish to extract and comment on a section that provides insight into the mindset of a true socialist. It demonstrates a total lack of appreciation of the role of the entrepreneurial spirit, and an immersion in egalitarian and collectivist thinking. We have annotated this extract in red and emphasized parts by bolding. The extract follows:

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