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I can’t stand to hear this lying POS speak.
Me neither. Will he come out for the reinstitition of the draft in his self-created ‘national emergency’? The wheels are really coming off of his foreign policy. Dangerous times.
Shorter version our 1000 troops in Iraq …good
Their 1000 troops in Ukraine ….bad
Does that clear things up ?
I am so sick of our US military being used as a hammer and every single global problem being a nail.
We’re exceptionally American- that’s why rules don’t apply to us. ;)
The christian fascist and neo-facsist are the two governing cohorts of the American Empire. Obama is just the current doge/puppet emperor of an empire that has continually expanded for 238 years on a continuous reign of terror here and abroad. Entire cities and civilian populations have been destroyed by nuclear arms and other means. This empire thrives on global chaos, because it is the largest supplier of weapons around the world. It overthrows governments and hires murderers, all the while claiming the moral high ground. The rulers of the empire have successfully dulled the senses of the population such that blatant lies are accepted as truth.
We are in the 238th year of the American Empire. As in other, parliamentarian monarchies, the powers of the monarch have waxed and waned over the years. American constitutional scholars talk in terms of “executive power” and which American presidents exerted how much and when (strong emperor/weak emperor. The only real difference between a monarch and a president is that parliamentarians can elect to remove and select a new executive.
The rule of the 44th emperor was meant to be a turning point in human history, at least in the minds of those who “voted” for him. It was to signal a turning point in the empire where Americans learned from their mistakes (insert joke about 43rd emperor here). What the reality has been is that 44th emperor is just continuing the work of the first emperor although his powers have been diminished similar to that of the late Doges of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, a figurehead.
This speech and q & a is nothing more than neo-colonialism wrapped up in paternalistic jargon.
The wheels are really coming off of his foreign policy. Dangerous times.
His domestic policy isn’t much better.
I’m pretty sure that the knuckleheads he has working for him have intertwined them. After all, war is great for the economic doldrums. Why spend money on things like building infrastructure, education, or the citizenry when you can have bright shiny new weapons to use in regions that haven’t been completely depleted of their resources.
Excellent comment. I concur 100%.
How do we know that Puppet Obama is lying? His mouth is open, his lips are moving and sound is coming out.
Amen…Let there be peace on earth; it’s been forever. Heartbreaking.
Let there be peace on earth
not an unpleasant earworm for our world today
Is it really too much to ask?
That was pretty good.
Maybe NBC should give YOU Gregory’s job?
Look at homosapiens history on the planet.
WAAAAY too much to ask.
Can you provide a summary? If you have the time… thanks in advance.
(I can’t stand to listen to the Liar either)
Obama is coming off like a bigger idiot than Bush. It isn’t like Hurricane Katrina that relatively speaking came out of the blue and caught Bush unprepared, but Obama has had months to prepare. Whether Obama’s ‘strategery’ is good or bad, at least Bush had a ‘strategery.’ Obama seems to be perpetually reactive and caught flat-footed on things that he shouldn’t be – like the ACA website – is it that subordinates are afraid to give him bad news, his ego getting in the way or a combination?
I was gonna watch and listen but they had my favorite episode of “Gilligan’s Island” on ME TV.
Obama is coming off like a bigger idiot than Bush
Pardner, you’d better have something to back up that there statement! We Texans have our PRIDE!
at least Bush had a ‘strategery
I think you are mistaken. That dick Cheney HAD a strategy.
Yes, a strategy of relying on a subordinate – Bush at least seemed to know he wasn’t the brightest bulb around and would delegate. That’s why I brought up if subordinates are afraid to talk to Obama, if Obama still thinks he knows more about everything than his subordinates (“I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors”), etc. as one or more reasons why Obama is perpetually reactive and caught flat-footed, like regardless what should be done with ISIS this isn’t some organization that is coming out of nowhere without months of advanced time for planning.
is it that subordinates are afraid to give him bad news, his ego getting in the way or a combination?
While Obama dithers on Ukraine, in Russia soldiers’ mothers are trying to figure out why their sons are coming home in coffins.
Russia claims that a lot of Russian soldiers are on “vacation” in eastern Ukraine.
‘A founder of Soldiers’ Mothers, Valentina Melnikova, says such “vacations” are nothing new and were first discovered in late November 1994, when Russia was trying to quell resistance in Chechnya.
A group of elite storm troops captured by Chechen fighters was discovered at the time to be on leave from active duty.’
“Melnikova estimates there may be as many as 10,000 Russian military personnel involved in the Ukrainian conflict, though she said it’s difficult for her organization to make accurate assessments of troop presence and deaths.”
This is a leader of the Soldier’s Mothers organization which is gathering information and speaking out about Russian soldiers being forced to fight in Ukraine.
She previously spoke out against young men being pressed into military service and forced to fight in Chechnya.
Dithers? You want the US to go to war over the frickin’ Ukraine? Know about the coup there which toppled the elected government, a coup backed by the US and its allies? Understand the promise of the US to not expand NATO into Eastern Europe? Ukraine is pretty far east…as in on the Russian border. How do you think the US would react if Canada or Mexico wanted to host Russian forces?
Someone is gonna have to explain to me why it is that Ukraine and its Nazis (yes, Nazis) are something the US needs to support.
Yes, that is what pesky wants-for other people’s children to be sent to kill & die in Ukraine because: Putin bad man.
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