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Obama Is Implementing Plans For War Throughout the Middle East Created 10 Years Ago by the Neocons

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By Washington’s Blog

 

Politico reports:

The U.S. has dramatically ratcheted up the pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad, slapping new sanctions on key companies Wednesday as White House press secretary Jay Carney said the leader is guilty of “heinous actions” and the country would be better off without him.

 

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President Barack Obama and other administration officials have already said publicly that Assad has “lost legitimacy” and must begin the push toward democracy in Syria or step down. A few weeks ago, after months of protests on the streets of Syria and little progress from Assad without explicit U.S. calls for his resignation, administration officials began to consider calling for Assad to step down, CNN said.

 

The new push from the White House, officials said, will make clear Assad is no longer a credible reformer and should give up his post.

A Nato plan for a post-Gaddaffi Libya - carving up the country, and giving the richest spoils to the UAE - has been leaked.

The U.S. is already at war in Somalia. As the New York Times noted last month: "U.S. Expands Its Drone War Into Somalia".

The U.S. is always trying to justify war against Iran (see this, for example) and Lebanon.

What explains these widespread wars throughout the Middle East?

As American reporter Gareth Porter reported in 2008:

Three weeks after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld established an official military objective of not only removing the Saddam Hussein regime by force but overturning the regime in Iran, as well as in Syria and four other countries in the Middle East, according to a document quoted extensively in then-under secretary of defense for policy Douglas Feith's recently published account of the Iraq war decisions. Feith's account further indicates that this aggressive aim of remaking the map of the Middle East by military force and the threat of force was supported explicitly by the country's top military leaders.

Feith's book, War and Decision, released last month, provides excerpts of the paper Rumsfeld sent to President George W Bush on September 30, 2001, calling for the administration to focus not on taking down Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network but on the aim of establishing "new regimes" in a series of states...

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General Wesley Clark, who commanded the North Atlantic Treaty Organization bombing campaign in the Kosovo war, recalls in his 2003 book Winning Modern Wars being told by a friend in the Pentagon in November 2001 that the list of states that Rumsfeld and deputy secretary of defense Paul Wolfowitz wanted to take down included Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan and Somalia [and Lebanon].

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When this writer asked Feith . . . which of the six regimes on the Clark list were included in the Rumsfeld paper, he replied, "All of them."

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The Defense Department guidance document made it clear that US military aims in regard to those states would go well beyond any ties to terrorism. The document said the Defense Department would also seek to isolate and weaken those states and to "disrupt, damage or destroy" their military capacities - not necessarily limited to weapons of mass destruction (WMD)...

Rumsfeld's paper was given to the White House only two weeks after Bush had approved a US military operation in Afghanistan directed against bin Laden and the Taliban regime. Despite that decision, Rumsfeld's proposal called explicitly for postponing indefinitely US airstrikes and the use of ground forces in support of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance in order to try to catch bin Laden.

Instead, the Rumsfeld paper argued that the US should target states that had supported anti-Israel forces such as Hezbollah and Hamas.

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A senior officer on the Joint Staff told State Department counter-terrorism director Sheehan he had heard terrorist strikes characterized more than once by colleagues as a "small price to pay for being a superpower".

Indeed, in 2007, General Clark told Democracy Now:

I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11. About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, "Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second." I said, "Well, you’re too busy." He said, "No, no." He says, "We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq." This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, "We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?" He said, "I don’t know." He said, "I guess they don’t know what else to do." So I said, "Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?" He said, "No, no." He says, "There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq." He said, "I guess it’s like we don’t know what to do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments." And he said, "I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail."

So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, "Are we still going to war with Iraq?" And he said, "Oh, it’s worse than that." He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, "I just got this down from upstairs" — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — "today." And he said, "This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran."

Obama is simply carrying out the Neocons' war plans created right after 9/11 ... if not before.

Postscript: The former director of the CIA’s counter-terrorism center says that American policy in the Middle East is failing because the U.S. doesn't believe in democracy.

And security experts - conservative hawks and liberal doves alike - agree that waging war in the Middle East weakens national security and increases terrorism. See this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

Oh well ... can't change policy now, can we?

 

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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:48 | 1554199 frobn
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Doesn't anyone think before reacting. This is nonsense, not that I believe that politicians are at all sensible but these type of wars are not likely to happen for at least 2 reasons I can think of.

1. Restrained oil supplies. What do you think will happen if we knock out Iran out the 2 or 3rd largest supplier in the world? How would China and the rest of Asia respond? Perhaps an unintended war. At the least oil would sky rocket to 2-3 hundred dollars a barrel.

2. We don't have the military hardware. Sure we can use what we have and try to manufacture more but who is going to give us credit? China? Russia, India? Japan. Be real.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:39 | 1554151 anony
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OIL..

We are hopeless on alternate energy.   So we either protect our way of life for another 100 years, or find a new dependency. 

If it takes taking over the middle east I'm all for it.  I can't  imagine the protests and violence in this country should our rehabilitation be forced upon us due to the dictates of some sand monkeys who just happen to live on top of some of most important energy source........

...what?.....it's not about just about oil??.....It's about Israel and the total control some powerful Zionists have over our government?  And you say that means theBamster will win next year, too. because they would rather have a puppet they can tell what to do than see any republican in the Oral office again, even if they can tell him what to do, for the next thousand years, and have all the money in the world to buy the election?

I see...

 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:32 | 1554110 the left behinds
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hey everybody, let's argue about all this stupid shit endlessly and continue to do nothing about it!

it keep our minds off of domestic issues and our own emotional dysfunctions . . . 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:47 | 1554191 anony
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The only thing we can 'do' about it is argue.

Because the only tactic that would be understood cannot, or will not be undertaken: Assassinations of the very top of the pyramid.

I don't have the guts, training, or resources to do it.  Those who do are taking out the wrong people, aiming their weapons at the people, not the 535 members of CONgress, the Investment Bankers, and the Cartels that run the corporations.

Emotional Dysfunction is actually the sole characteristic that would make Assassinations probable.  No sane person is going to sacrifice his or her life to bring off a major coup de gras.

Domestic issues are in play (an oil shortage would make the riots of Compton look like a rowdy soccer match).

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 12:29 | 1554535 the left behinds
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actually there IS one sane choice, has always been, zero participation.

emancipation from the monetary system or 'economy'.

its already happening, it surprises me how unaware people are of it.

 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:10 | 1554280 JW n FL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9qbjNNAafo&list=FLjAWptc6azYo&index=5

Exposing the world rogue; nuclear power-Double Standards-08-06-2011

 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:45 | 1553920 overthehill
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QUI BONO????

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:02 | 1553809 JohnFrodo
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Its a very good business decision for some.

http://thinkingaboot.blogspot.com/2011/06/dr-kelly-still-dead.html

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:17 | 1553849 JW n FL
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_David_Kelly

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

JW approved!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:39 | 1553745 donpaulo
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The premise of the article is telling.

I think it boils down to the following

1. The US must decide if it is going to stick to Israel  through thick and thin. Once this is decided (and it pretty much already has) then the path becomes easy to map.

2. Assuming issue #1 is decided, Its a no brainer to conclude that countries do not make massive regional infrastructure investments only to leave. Therefore the US is staying for the long term (say 50-100 years). The US leadership class can simply point to the terrorism boogeyman or make up some other lie as an excuse to stay.

US policy makers will bond with that of a greater freedom of practice for zionism and secured liquid hegemony for the next generation or two. I can understand the attraction.

Welcome to the balkanization of Central Asia.

Leading to a greater conflict with the East Asian superpower for access to markets.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:56 | 1554201 anony
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re:Israel

Finally, Someone else who understands our foreign policy or ----more accurately making Israel our 51st state----and first among all of them----. 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:08 | 1553688 mailll
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Check out Pastor Lindsey Williams - "Middle East  - The rest of the story".  He explains why Middle East turmoil is happening.  To me, nothing else makes sense.  You should be able to find it here: http://lindseywilliams101.blogspot.com/  along with many of his videos.

On another video, he said about two and a half years ago that the Elite are planning a World War on the scale of WW11. It is to start in the Middle East. He said again last October that  turmoil was being planned in the Middle East by the Elite.  It was to start in 4 - 5 months.  It did. He said a lot of things that happened almost exactly the way he said.

How did he know all this?  A couple of his Elite friends revealed these plans to him.  Now he is telling the world.  Problem is, hardly no one knows who he is and what he is saying.

If you check out all of his past youtube videos, you will see how accurate he was on just about everything including the 2008 financial collapse, and one reason why it was done.

He reveals other economic plans by the Elite also, a continuation of the 2008 collapse.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:49 | 1553909 NuYawkFrankie
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Used to listen to the Linsey Williams - but found the follwing intolerable:

1) Takes about 1/2 hour to say what could be said in 3 minutes.

2) Endlessly repeating himself. If I ever hear that story again about how he used to minister to the ALaska pieline workers, I'll gladly jump out the freekin window.

3) Never tires of telling you that he's a preacher - guess that 'sposed to make him beyond reproach.. yeah right!

3) Always hawking his CDs - which means either a) he doesnt believe his own end-of-the-world b.s.  or b) he's even more craven - trying to make a quick buck of people's worst nightmares.

As far as his "predictions" and "inside info" are concerned - nothing that you couldnt have figured out for yourself with  an elementary understanding of "the way the world works".

IMO He's a phoney blowhard.

Have a nice day.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:26 | 1554348 Max Hunter
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Although Lindsey's predictions seem to have an extraordinary accuracy, I tend to agree with just about everything you said.  Something just isn't right with him.  When I found out the CD he is peddling is 40 bucks, I stopped listening to him for all the reasons you mentioned but I had overlooked until then.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:16 | 1553701 mailll
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By the way, you can find "Middle East - the rest of the story" on March 19, 2011 on this blogspot. 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:00 | 1553675 rsnoble
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Operation Global Gobble in full swing. Trillions to wars, trillions to banksters, trillions to foreign countries............I now we have a group of our finest 12 assholes who will undoubtedly put the blame on grandma, the disabled and the unemployed.

I wouldn't exactly say I have a love affair with the middle east being a US citizen however I can't really blame Iran for calling us "big satan" either.

My question is how bad will things get trying to carry out our global conquest before someone like russia or china had finally had enough and decide they better get their fair share also in some way or another and of course the US just won't stand for that.

We really have a bunch of fucking morons controlling this country. Without a doubt.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:57 | 1553959 NuYawkFrankie
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Rant o' the day!

;)

Sat, 08/13/2011 - 19:23 | 1557719 DaveyJones
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second that

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:18 | 1553710 rsnoble
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Conclusion: Onslaught of the American citizen continues so they can continue to do whatever the fuck they are trying to do.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 06:55 | 1553586 Kiwi Pete
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Well at least you guys will be out of Iraq by years end. Right?...Right??... Crickets!! 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 05:59 | 1553561 SirPlayomic
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Obama is carrying on these plans because they aren't Neocon plans, they're Bankster plans, and Obama, as we all know, is a puppet of the Banksters (as was Bush, Clinton, Bush...)

www.greedion.com

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:00 | 1554245 anony
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Picking labels to categorize is lazy mind work and creates a false enemy.

You're right, it isn't neocons, repubs, dems, etc, it's a few well-placed, mostly jewish folk, who are in the Ultra Elite calling these shots.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 04:50 | 1553542 BlackholeDivestment
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September 11, 2011 WMD

...IMHO, and you know what that will lead to, a false peace and a global market ''change'' you will not accept or you will.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 03:45 | 1553517 tony bonn
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yes the indonesian president was hand picked by the rockefeller-rothschild axis of evil to carry out their designs on the middle east and its oil... obama is a deceitful piece of shit. he has lied about his citizenship, his birth certificate, his socialism, and his war mongering...

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 07:49 | 1553651 Fiat Money
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@ tony:  you got it MOSTLY 'right' (as in, "correct") -  but to accuse a ROCKEFELLER-ROTCHILD "Manchurian Candidate"  FRONT-MAN of being a (genuine)  "SOCIALIST"  is PRETTY IDIOTIC, isn't it ??!

   LOOT AT TONY BLAIR -  the former "LABOR PARTY"  MP who became Britain's Prime Minister, and "Bush's poodle" in the LIES-TO-WAR 2003 invasion, attack, & 'permanent' occupation of Iraq.

   Blair is now working for... JP MORGAN !!    There is NOT a "liberal"  (much less "socialist") bone in ANYONE who works (at top levels)  for this PARASITE, VAMPIRE,  blood-sucking,  economy killing "bank" - whether TONY BLAIR,  or  FUTURE JPM  "executive ambassador"  Barack Obama

  (assuming, that is,  Obama survives being the scapegoat for his Neo-Con' puppet-masters'   INTENTIONAL "2nd GREAT DEPRESSION  FOISTED ON AMERICA BY THE FED"   SABOTAGE DESTRUCTION  of the US and world economies.) 

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 03:19 | 1553503 Ponzi Unit
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Silence, slaves.

Obey your Jewish masters.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 03:54 | 1553526 Fish Gone Bad
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The war in the middle east will actually be quite easy to win.  Here is how it is currently being done.  The ground is quite literally being sucked out from under the middle east in the form of oil.  Anyone remember the giant sink holes that opened up in Texas/Oklahoma in the seventies and early eighties?  They said it was from the oil being removed from the ground.  Well the middle east has had an incredible amount of oil removed from it.  The whole area must look like some great big balloon about to pop.  Make a big enough disturbance with a bomb going off and the whole place disappears under 100 feet of sea water.

Please tell me someone besides myself has to have seen this coming a long time ago, right?

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:58 | 1553799 LawsofPhysics
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The oil is constantly replaced with seawater in order to maintain pressure on the field.  This creates a whole lot of other problems, especially since sulfate reducing bacteria can oxidize oil and reduce sulfate (in the seawater) to hydrogen sulfide - a corrosive and explosive gas.  Instead of blogging about shit you know nothing about, how about going out and educating yourself and then try to actually come up with a solution.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 10:38 | 1554140 abc123
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Jeez, don't be a dick.

it may be your field of expertise but I wouldn't hire you.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:53 | 1553951 BigJim
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Lawsofphysics - meet *humour*. Humour, meet *Lawsofphysics*.

You both have SO much to talk about.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:11 | 1554283 JW n FL
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now that was funny!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 05:39 | 1553555 falak pema
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If you were a believer in abiotic oil you could also argue, its totally replenished the hole, with brand new oil. So why bomb it...its represents a fortune.

But then one crazy notion is not the reply in a rational world, except as riposte to another as crazy as Armageddon and Auschwitz.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 03:11 | 1553499 Pay Day Today
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So what's a war with Iran going to do to the brand new debt ceiling?

No, I reckon if it happens its gonna be a false flag that Obama doesn't even know about but which forces his hand to act.

It would be a total disaster for human civilisation though.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 03:03 | 1553495 bid the soldier...
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The only terrorism coming out of the Middle East that the United States and rest of the world have to be afraid of is called Peak Oil.

But no one wants to face up to that fact.

Peak oil hit the US in 1970 and 40 years later we are still producing it. We're just not producing as much. So we started drilling in unlikely places and started importing crude from unlikely countries.

And we had 40 years of prosperity. But when the world experiences Peak Oil, there wont be any unlikely places left to drill or any unlikely countries left to import from.

What we are witnessing now in our military excursions and our economic embarrassments is only that.

THE BEGINING OF THE END GAME CALLED PEAK OIL.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 02:50 | 1553487 cranky-old-geezer
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God when is TD going to get rid of this mindless moron GW, the biggest zit on ZH's face?

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:51 | 1553941 BigJim
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I salute your densely-reasoned rebuttals! GW's rebarbative nonsense is left quivering, pierced with the keenly feathered shafts of your irrefutable logic! Well done, silver-tongued bringer of reason and light!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 09:18 | 1553852 rwe2late
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 Are you 10 years old? Your reliance on ad hominems belies your moniker.

Do you actually have any reasoned argument to dispute the article?

Shall we all just infer that you believe the decades of invasions, occupations, and backing of drug lords and sheikhdoms is done to keep you safe from "terrorists"?

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 08:09 | 1553689 JamesBond
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GW -

The King of Cut and Paste

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:14 | 1554296 JW n FL
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and what do you have to offer?

name recognition with your avatar..

and not saying anything.. but attacking personally..

who do you work for?

the Koch Brothers?

the Jews / Juuuuuzza?

the Republicans?

the Tea Baggers?

if you were smart you would work for ALL of them and post! becuase they all have the same agenda.. 4 paychecks for one post!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 07:40 | 1553642 DavidC
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You're not obliged to read it.

DavidC

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 03:51 | 1553521 joak
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If you cannot take the truth, you should be the one leaving !

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 02:19 | 1553460 Temporalist
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GDF Suez sign finance agreement with China's ICBC

"This cooperation will strongly support strategically and financially GDF Suez group's development throughout Asia Pacific and China."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iFiMbeLtbJj0EzT3GHKGw...

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 02:16 | 1553459 AnAnonymous
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Another touch of propaganda by this commentator.

How is it surprising that Obama is staying course?

Obama is your typical US citizen president. US citizens have been trying hard to sell him a Kenyan, a Marxist, a Muslim or whatever to explain his decisions, none of which fitting the bill of course.

Once this shallow propaganda passed through, and taking into account what Obama is, that is your typical US citizen president, then his decisions are not at all surprising, they perfectly fit what a your typical US citizen president does.

It is no news.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 02:30 | 1553472 Pay Day Today
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Obama is as much a Marxist as Rupert Murdoch is concerned about quality news.

But they are all KLEPTOCRATS!

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 03:18 | 1553502 Ponzi Unit
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yes

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 04:29 | 1553540 mr_T
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Marc Faber was right.... When things get rough here .. we go to war...

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 02:27 | 1553470 meizu
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I thought he was supposed to be "hope and change" president?  not just a "stay on the course Bush started" president.

Fri, 08/12/2011 - 02:51 | 1553489 AnAnonymous
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Name one US president who did not dissemble his way to power?

Dissembling your way to power is US citizenish. Another token displayed by Obama, your typical US citizen president.

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