The parallels with Kennedy are eyebrow raising:
US President Barack Obama has said the world must tackle stark challenges, and the US cannot face them alone. In his first speech to the UN General Assembly, he said global problems included nuclear proliferation, war, climate change and economic crisis.
There’s something of the murky way to power [JFK’s daddy bought him Illinois, according to some, Obama concealed his Kenyan birth], something of the rhetoric which is based on nothing but catch phrases used by politicians since the Year Dot and now the critical question – is he starting to believe in the rhetoric the national “Tammany” Machine has written for him?
If he does see himself as the messiah, as Kennedy began to, doing this Great Work of Ages which was starting to be something quite different to that envisaged by the Machine, is he heading for a fall? He’s playing with an impacable set of forces in the Washington lobby, in Israel and in the pathetic excuse for political life which Hamas and Saudi et al are pursuing with such quiet vigour.
Depends how aggressively he pursues the policy. Asia Times observes:
When President Barack Obama spiked plans for a missile shield in Europe, the international community was taken aback. Yet, Washington is leaving nothing to chance. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently spoke of a “defense umbrella” in the Persian Gulf if Iran refuses to agree to nuclear inspections. Most likely, this “umbrella” will be a quick-striking military force overseen from US bases in Afghanistan.
Contrast that with his speech to the UN:
All nations bore responsibility for addressing these problems, he said. Mr Obama said “no world order which elevates one nation above others” could succeed in tackling the world’s problems. “Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world’s problems alone,” he said.
Really pushing this one, isn’t he? And that talk of world order. Fashionable to seize on any talk of new world order as OTT and yet they keep mouthing about it, all globalists like Obama. And the Washington Club with members like Maurice Strong and Gore keep mouthing about shamballa and climate change as a religious phenomenon.
If you still feel that Obama supports the U.S.A. as a separate entity, then, with respect, you haven’t been reading the material brought to this site by various students of the international situation or anywhere else on the web where think-tanks like American Thinker write:
Meanwhile our own president is proclaiming the end of Pax Americana, the most successful peace-keeping policy in human history. He publicly denies the plain and obvious lessons of history. The fascist regime in Tehran would not even exist were it not for the abject failures of another president in exactly the same mold, the blighted Jimmy Carter.
Carter had this “let’s all love each other and just peanut farm” mindset, he had the leftist notion that if we all pull together [no comments], we can achieve miracles, which is true but not if we all pull together in the direction they mean. Brown mouthed this off in his own U.S. speech. It takes no account of realities – bloodythirsty guttersnipes, Churchill called them.
The left then says well that’s the type of confontationalist rhetoric which got us into the mess.
No it isn’t – what got us into the mess is:
1. the Machine which has determined American foreign policy for the past century, with its stranglehold on the three arms of government in the U.S. and international in complexion and the ripple effect on British polic;
2. using the natural patriotism of the American people, distorted and fuelled by the bought media, to support something quite un-American in nature but masquerading under the American flag, to the point that anyone who questions it, as many of the General Staff in the U.S. and in the UK have, is a dirty traitor and not supporting “our boys” over there and for tacitly supporting terrorism.
Look, the bottom line is that these globalists, by the very definition of their stance [how many quotes do you need from your hmble correspondent], are playing the same game, only with a newer generation which can’t remember the last time on account of not having been born.
The end result is war.
Where does the natural need, which many heartily agree with, to defend the cause of freedom and free enterprise in the world, cross over into furthering the agenda of the globalists? Look at the pic of Hezbollah above and see if we’re not playing the same crazed militarization of the peoples of the world, organized into rank and final and directed to destroying one another.
If this post seems to give out mixed messages – first defend the nation, then don’t go to war, that’s because the truth is in the middle. Yes we need to be strong but no we don’t need to march off on a global financiers’ war game which will make a killing of us and a killing for them.