- February 13, 2009
Welcome to Obama’s “New Era of Peace”
So much for the peace activists who supported Obama – how deluded could they be? To have expected (or “hoped”) for anything different was a daydream.
Just like any warmonger, just like Bush, Obama put to use the same old policy of attacking and rationalizing the killing of Pakistanis. The death count as yet being reported is 22 (see ABC news & Press TV.)
What a start to Obama’s idea of an American “role in ushering in a new era of peace” which he spoke of in his inaugural address. Sadly, it is only the beginning of what will be continual bloodshed by the U.S. government under Obama’s presidency.
In his Obama expressed no rejection of the bogus “War on Terror.”
Quotes from Obama’s inaugural address; the words of a man who plans to continue the empire building:
“…Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred….
…And so to all the other peoples and governments who are watching today…know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more…
…and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan…
…we will defeat you…that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace…
…To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict, or blame their society’s ills on the West …
…we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains…We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty…”
In view of Obama’s above statements:
The truth is that our nation is not at war, although civilians worldwide will continue to die at the hands of the U.S. military.
Our nation has no business “leading” the world in any pursuit, but rather should ends its coercion and persecution of other governments, and respect their sovereignty.
Our nation has no right to continue its military assault on the people of Afghanistan. Rather all troops should be removed from not only Iraq and Afghanistan, but from the hundreds of military bases we maintain worldwide.
There is no one to “defeat”, but there will be many to defend against due to Obama’s continued violent assaults on people worldwide.
No one is blaming their “society’s ills on the West,” but many are enraged and seek vengeful retribution for the ills and violence we arrogantly inflict.
There is no place I can think matching Obama’s description of where Americans are guarding our “liberty” in “far-off deserts and distant mountains,” although our military will suffer more needless losses for a government agenda which has nothing to do with our security.
Thus, it is just as objectionable to hear Obama use words such as “peace,” “liberty,” and “dignity,” as it was to hear Bush.
And as for Obama’s ubiquitous presidential last line, “And God bless the United States of America.” Saying it doesn’t make it so. Will God continue to bless a nation which kills indiscriminately making it a nation which participates in and condones murder (which I define as unjustified killing), which invades and occupies sovereign nations, and which seeks to manipulate and control that which does not belong to it using its might to force others worldwide to acquiesce to its selfish agenda?
Keep in mind, Obama didn’t keep it hidden that he would continue such policies, no indeed. I highly recommend the following “St. Pete for Peace” webpage with its list of Obama quotations and positions.
Though the world can expect no change, we as Americans can expect more retributive and vindictive anger waged against us, not for our way of life, but for our way of imposing our will upon others. Obama, like past presidents, will make sure he keeps those “wars” going, with the missile attacks on Pakistan an ominous sign of what is to come.
Will there ever be a day when our military men and women’s lives are valued as so precious so as not to send them into harm’s way so needlessly and unjustly…and the same day when they are not ordered to needlessly and unjustly inflict harm upon innocent men, women and children?
The Obama body count has begun.
Christine Smith is a writer from Colorado. You may visit her website: http://www.christinesmith.us