Front Man for Washington’s Imperialism
07, 2019 "Information
- Clarity Press is a good publisher for authors
willing to provide real information in place of
the officially sanctioned controlled
explanations of our time. A current example is
Jeremy Kuzmarov’s assessment of Obama,
Obama’s Unending Wars. The forty-fourth
president comes across as a successful front man
for corporate rule and Washington’s imperialism.
was the “drone king” whose regime bombed 7
Muslim countries, overthrew the democratic
government in Hondurus, overthrew and murdered
Gaddafi, tried to do the same thing to Assad in
Syria, overthrew the democratic government in
Ukraine and demonized Russia and the Russian
president, tried to undermine and overthrow the
democratically elected Latin American presidents
Morales, Chavez, and Ortega, constantly lied
through his teeth, and met with the approval of
the military/security complex and global
Topping off these criminal events,
Obama’s regime adopted the policy of murdering
US citizens on suspicion alone without due
process of law.
Execution orders were issued every
Tuesday as Obama with CIA director John Brennan
at his side chose presumed terrorists from mug
shots and biographies prepared by no one knows
who. “Some were just teenagers like a young girl
who looked ‘less than her seventeen years.’”
name of preventing atrocities, the Obama regime
committed mass atrocities.
One consequence was a massive flow of
refugees into the US and its empire of peoples
who have every reason to hate Americans,
Europeans, Australians and Canadians for sending
soldiers and bombs to destroy their homes and
murder and maim their family members.
was the perfect front man for a cruel empire.
Being partly black, he could be presented as
humanitarian and considerate of the dark-skinned
peoples the George W. Bush regime had ground
under the American boot.
Being a one-term senator from Illinois,
he had no following and no independent political
base, and thus had no ability to stand up to
powerful organized interest groups.
Installed in office, he delivered the
violence and mayhem that the ruling oligarchs
wanted as they destroyed independent
governments, controlled oil flows, and sought to
establish Washington’s and Israel’s hegemony
over the Middle East.
Kuzmarov’s report on Obama fits the model of
Washington intervention that many have reported.
For example, General Smedley Butler:
John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit
Man, and Stephen Kinzer, The Brothers.
The difference is that Obama was very
much aware that he was fronting for the ruling
establishment, whereas General Butler initially
thought he was defending American interests
rather than the interests of the New York banks
and United Fruit Company. Perkins
thought he was helping the countries targeted by
the projects for which he worked, and the Dulles
brothers operated independently of presidents.
Obama knew who he was serving and
suffered no self-deception.
Trump attempted to reassert the independence of
the presidency and found himself framed on
It will be interesting to see if the
authority of the office can be restored or
whether henceforth the president will be a
puppet of the Establishment.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate
editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was
columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News
Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many
university appointments. His internet columns
have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts'
latest books are
The Failure of Laissez Faire
Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West,
How America Was Lost,
The Neoconservative Threat to
and support Dr, Roberts Work.
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