Serial Aggressor Obama Claims Political Courage on Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Straightaway in office, he betrayed the public trust, saying one thing and doing another, breaking every major promise made.
He terror-bombed seven countries threatening no others, unaccountable naked aggression - targeting Afghanistan, Iraq Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, responsible for mass slaughter, destruction and human misery.
He was more draconian than any of his predecessors, usurping diktat power, enforcing police state harshness, escalating Big Brother surveillance, waging war on fundamental freedoms, targeting Muslims, Latino immigrants, and whistleblowers, along with animal, environmental and anti-war activists.
Interviewed last week by JFK grandson Jack Schossberg, he shamelessly dissembled in one claim after another, long ago proved a serial liar, a moral coward and war criminal multiple times over - now enjoying the good life with a multi-million dollar ghost-written book deal, along with 6-and-7-figure speaking engagements. Nice work if you can get it.
Obama: "(T)he hardest issue that I dealt with was always sending our young men and women into harm's way," adding it took "political courage…not to bomb Syria…"
Fact: Syria is his war, naked aggression against a sovereign independent country, complicit with Hillary Clinton, then John Kerry, Trump inheriting it.
Fact: In September 2014, Obama authorized terror-bombing the country, targeting vital infrastructure and government sites on the phony pretext of combating ISIS America created and supports.
Fact: US bombing is responsible for thousands of civilian casualties, displacement of many others, major war crimes by any standard.
Fact: Political, moral, or ethical courage are attributes he lacks - a world class thug just societies would prosecute, convict and imprison.
Obama: "(W)e…know…that 99% of (Syrian) chemical weapons…were" destroyed.
Fact: No evidence suggests any remain, none ever used by Syria throughout over six years of conflict, no evidence proving otherwise, just baseless accusations.
Obama lied claiming he killed bin Laden. He died in December 2001 of natural causes, reported by The New York Times, BBC, Fox News and other media sources - conveniently forgotten so Obama could take credit for what never happened.
The Big Lie defined his tenure, along with rogue governance and eight years of horrific crimes of war and against humanity.
He took credit for returning America to prosperity, following the 2008-09 financial crisis - instead of admitting he allowed a Main Street Depression to fester and worsen on his watch, serving privilege exclusively, force-feeding austerity, ignoring popular needs.
Obama: "(Y)ou're going to over the long term feel better about the work that you did if you focus on being true to yourself and your values and your principles."
Fact: Obama was chosen to serve monied interests exclusively, notably Wall Street and war-profiteers - a scoundrel throughout his public life - immoral, unethical, unprincipled, shamelessly wicked.
Claiming "the best definition (of courage) for me is that you're true to your best self every day" belies his deplorable eight years in office - responsible for enormous harm to so many at home and abroad.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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