Obama Addressing Nation On US Policy In MENA Region

Tyler Durden's picture

And now for some actually relevant news. Any minute now the president will address the nation over US policy in the MENA region: a topic far more important than some tech stock indicating the dot com bubble is alive and well, and that the Fed's liquidity will not be restrained (good luck with hiking the rate on the IOER Ben).

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hedgeless_horseman's picture

Either he is watching a Serena Willimas match, or three teleprompters are now better than one.  Although, the handlers probably turned off the one directly in front of him.


TheTmfreak's picture

Took me a minute to get what you were saying. No love for the people straight ahead. Guess he doesn't want to look eye to eye.

smlbizman's picture

were vare the gold tassels...

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Violent responses...

Saudi Arabia?

jus_lite_reading's picture

Yeah so basically hes saying we're coming to git you... for "humanitarian efforts"

Ignore everything else going on in the world!



Got my supplies and gold and silver. I'm ready!!!


TheTmfreak's picture

SHUSH. Those statements don't apply to those who are politically favorable... Might start a protest or revolution with those obvious observations and conclusions...

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Obama just said democratic expansions depend on broad-based growth and prosperity.  So once Saudi Arabia becomes prosperous, then democracy will follow?

Bagbalm's picture

Does that mean if a country loses its prosperity and growth democracy goes away too?

Cleanclog's picture

Uh-oh.  Our next system in US . . . monarchy? No, anarchy?  No.  Already here . . . oligarchy. Bankers rule!

jus_lite_reading's picture

That is what he said. Thats his logic. Logic dictates China would be a democrazy by now follwing that reasoning. Who said power is corrupting and absolute power corrupts absolutely? (rhetorical) Yeah we are screwed

john39's picture

looking at the U.S., why on earth would China want adopt more "democracy"? 

TBT or not TBT's picture

Excessive Democracy in the US has created runaway entitlements, runaway prices for medical services, and ballooning (politically) unstoppable deficits.

It took a few hundred years to get around to it, but eventually the people saw they could vote themselves goodies from the treasury and ruin the whole experiment. Today we're there, with more than half of the electorate paying no federal taxes or actually receiving money from the treasury.

TheTmfreak's picture

I just saw that San Fransisco is going to bring to vote banning circumcisions. Proving that freedoms are "capable" of being put on a ballot for mob rule to take away rights.

downwiththebanks's picture


We've turned all governance over to Big Capital.  But you've evidently got no problem with that.

The only time working people get 'goodies' are those times when they threaten to blow up the whole stinking con.

ciscokid's picture


ElvisDog's picture

He is really good at reading off the teleprompters, though. With many people it's painfully obvious that they are reading off a screen. With Obama, you can't really tell. The wagging his head back and forth between the two screens is pretty goofy.

Vagabond's picture

I disagree, there have been several points in the speech that it became clear he was reading a speech and his thoughts were elsewhere.

Fukushima Sam's picture

Probably thinking about how soon he will need to hole up in his underground bunker.

ElvisDog's picture

See, I can't stand to watch an entire Obama speech. I only saw the first minute or so.

Chuck Walla's picture

It makes it easier to lie...

mynhair's picture

Obama stash for all!

lolmao500's picture

Obama, the only sitting US president with enough balls to call Israel on their BS. At least Obama will have done one good thing is in presidency.

Captain Planet's picture

yadayadadada....blahblahblah blödsinn

lolmao500's picture

More money to Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan (billions) while people in America are on food stamps and don't have jobs and there's record deficits... Joy.

Arius's picture

thats money back to America in one way or another Multiplied...you really believe those countries get any money??? you really think Obama can actually decide on these things?  these are things in the making in 20-30 years...get real!

TheTmfreak's picture

They are technically loans. However, the last time we did "loans for recovery" such as... Haiti, we just forgave them (but the chinese didn't forgive us).

Arius's picture

the majority are contracts for american companies... either employing americans or selling smt 4-5 times the real price...

bob_dabolina's picture

The Carter admin. wasn't even this bad. 

Robslob's picture

According to the original "misery index" you are indeed correct!

TBT or not TBT's picture

Yup. The American public is wildly opposed to giving MORE foreign aid. A lot of them even think this is a big part of the federal budget....and it is if you include all of our treaty and security commitments backed by our very expensive global military.

thriftymost's picture

Carter was Navy; Obama is CIA.

It's called "the two party system."


HamyWanger's picture

Smart, strong and serene, as always.

I expect President Barack H. Obama to be reelected hands down in 2012. 

The global economic recovery is stronger than ever, and LULU/LNKD are reaching absolute, incredible highs. 

lynnybee's picture

"  Smart, strong and serene."    ....& i was just thinking the opposite : 

Liar, scammer, bankster flunky of JPMORGAN.    

Hedgetard55's picture



    It's getting old, now, dude.

TheTmfreak's picture

Yeah this post is a dead give away no less. He's losing his touch.

JR's picture

How boring it will be for AIPAC conference attendees this coming weekend to hear an address by Obama with the same status quo, pro-Israel comments he made today. Is there any political observer left in the world that doesn’t know that in addition to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the Federal area surrounding the city of Washington, DC is occupied by the Israelis as well.

To watch the official elected representatives of the American people bend the knees to worship at the shrine of Israeli foreign policy paraded before them by the foreign government’s lobbying effort called AIPAC, is to know how completely dishonest America is for a peace broker on the Palestinian question.

Says bended-knee worshipper Obama today: “Israel must be able to defend itself – by itself – against any threat.”

Notice the phrase “by itself.”

Does that mean withdrawal of complete superpower support for the largest, most powerful military operation in the Middle East? 

Does that mean no more constant protection in the United Nations for Israeli aggression against a world attempting to support the beleaguered and half-starved Palestinian people? 

Does that mean no more vetoes in the U.N. when all other nations are lining up to try and support international law on behalf of the Palestinians?

Does that mean no more sweetheart arms deliveries to Israel of the most sophisticated weaponry yet available?

From the time Israel was inserted into Palestine in 1948, displacing hundreds of thousands of Arabs from their homes and villages, the state of Israel has required the constant support of the United States military, state department and treasury.  President Obama is not a huge truth teller, and when he says that Israel should be able to support itself, by itself, that ain’t what he means.

What he means is Palestine can have a nation of its own, “a sovereign, non-militarized state,” sort of like the sovereign, non-militarized state of Guantanamo prison.


Cathartes Aura's picture

Anglo-Amrkn corporate nation-state, ME trojan horse.

alone? nah, all-one.

Cleanclog's picture

We have now asked Dr. Bernanke to further juice the printing machines on behalf of Tunisia, Egypt and the other countries we want to support with new financial support after driving them to revolt with the higher food prices we also supported through our printing presses.  You're welcome!

Bagbalm's picture

Why not license them to print their own?

Cleanclog's picture

Great idea!  Or maybe franchise them?  Lots of countries can get on board that way.

Long-John-Silver's picture

* Listens to Rush instead

TBT or not TBT's picture

Yeah Rush is another proof that Canada can, or least to be able to punch way above it weight in entertainment. The Baldwins, Celine Dion, Jim Carrey, and of course the progressive rock trio famous for songs like "Tom Sawyer".

Cruel Aid's picture

This is fun...Puke! Yes, O, Hillary is awsome!

Since they've taught her to speak very... very... slowly.