“Claiming a Russian threat doesn’t wash. None whatever exists. Moscow prioritizes peaceful co-existence. America is obsessed with empire building. Advancing it matters most. Confronting Russia is irresponsible. Doing it belligerently is madness. Don’t expect Obama to explain.” – S Lendman
Obama long ago lost credibility. Nothing he says can be believed. He lies, deceives and misinforms.
His political career reflects it. He can’t be trusted.
On August 28, he held a short press conference. He did so ahead of America’s Labor Day weekend.
He began with a statement before taking questions. It’s painful listening to his dissembling.
His comments exclude telling Americans what they most need to know. Willful deception substitutes.
His agenda excludes good faith. His public posturing reflects it.
His war against American workers went unexplained ahead of the day commemorating their struggles.
His support for corporate America facilitates permanent job losses, lower wages, fewer benefits, gutted work rules, less health and safety protection, and forfeited security through lost benefits and pensions.
Obama: “As commander-in-chief, I will always to what is necessary to protect the American people and defend against evolving threats to our homeland.”
Fact Check: He’s beholden solely to monied interests. His policies harm most people at home and abroad. America’s only threats are ones it invents.
Obama: “Because of our strikes, the terrorists of ISIL (the Islamic State – IS) are losing arms and equipment. In some areas, Iraqi government and Kurdish forces have begun to push them back.”
IS “poses an immediate threat to the people of Iraq and to people throughout the region.”
“And that”s why our military action in Iraq has to be part of a broader, comprehensive strategy to protect our people and to support our partners who are taking the fight to ISIL.”
“And that starts with Iraq’s leaders building on the progress that they’ve made so far and forming an inclusive government that will unite their country and strengthen their security forces to confront ISIL.
Fact check: America created IS. It serves both as enemy and ally.
CIA operatives and US special forces train and direct their fighters.
Washington’s enemy in Iraq is its ally in Syria.
Bombing IL has nothing to do with humanitarian intervention, protecting Americans, supporting our partners, and uniting Iraq under inclusive governance. Continue reading