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Barack Obama’s Executive Order — Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change + Fact Sheet

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 1, 2013

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience, it is hereby ordered as follows:

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Empire Under Obama, Part 4: Counterinsurgency, Death Squads, and the Population as the Target by Andrew Gavin Marshall

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally published on The Hampton Institute
October 30, 2013

While the American Empire – and much of the policies being pursued – did not begin under President Obama, the focus of “Empire Under Obama” is to bring awareness about the nature of empire to those who may have – or continue – to support Barack Obama and who may believe in the empty promises of “hope” and “change.” Empire is institutional, not individual. My focus on the imperial structure during the Obama administration is not to suggest that it does not predate Obama, but rather, that Obama represents ‘continuity’ in imperialism, not “change.” This part examines the concept of ‘counterinsurgency’ as a war against the populations of Iraq, Afghanistan and spreading into Pakistan.

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Drone Island in the East River by David Swanson + UNMANNED: Americas Drone Wars (clip)

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
October 24, 2013

thierry Ehrmann : La guerre des drônes a commencé DDC_8819sep

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Remarks at New York University forum with http://NYACT.net.

The primary problem with weaponized drones is that the weapons murder people. And they murder people in a way that looks more like murder to a lot of observers than other forms of military murder do — such as murder by indiscriminate bombing or artillery or infantry or dropping white phosphorous on people. Continue reading

Empire Under Obama, Part 2: Barack Obama’s Global Terror Campaign by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally published on The Hampton Institute
October 14, 2013

OBAMA...THE GREAT WARRIOR.......WTF?..OVER

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Under the administration of Barack Obama, America is waging a global terror campaign through the use of drones, killing thousands of people, committing endless war crimes, creating fear and terror in a program expected to last several more decades. Welcome to Obama’s War OF Terror.

When Obama became President in 2009, he faced a monumental challenge for the extension of American and Western imperial interests. The effects of eight years under the overt ruthless and reckless behaviour of the Bush administration had taken a toll on the world. Continue reading

Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders Statement (#TPP)

TPP Leesburg Rally

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
October 8, 2013

We, the Leaders of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, are pleased to announce today that our countries are on track to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Continue reading

West’s Damning Silence Over Bahrain by Finian Cunningham

Bahrain pro-democracy demo in the capital Manama

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
October 1, 2013

Bahrain’s despotic Al Khalifa rulers have gone into a huff over US President Barack Obama’s comparison of the Persian Gulf island state with Syria.

In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Obama made vague mention of sectarianism in Syria and Bahrain in the same sentence.

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Time to Turn the Table on West Warmongers by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 29, 2013

NO  U.S.  BOMBING  OF  SYRIA   /  Hands Off Syria  /   NO  WAR    -    Protest march  from Times Square  to  Union Square,  Manhattan  NYC   -   09/07/2013

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US President Barack Obama described the latest Security Council resolution on Syrian chemical weapons as “a huge victory for the world”. It certainly was a huge victory for diplomacy over war, to the relief of the world’s people.

But for Obama to seek credit in the passing of this resolution is contemptible. It was a defeat for warmongers led by the likes of Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry, who were clamoring for unilateral missile strikes on Syria.

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We Live Under a Total Surveillance State in America by Fred Branfman (#NDAA, #NSA)

by Fred Branfman
Writer, Dandelion Salad
originally published on Alternet, September 25, 2013
September 29, 2013

Police State NATO protests, May 20, 2012

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“Knowledge (of) the scale of our capability would raise public awareness generating unwelcome publicity for us and our political masters.” — Classified UK NSA document

“To approve such a program, the Court must have every confidence that the government is doing its utmost to ensure that those responsible for implementation fully comply with the Court’s orders. The Court no longer has such confidence.” — U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Order, p. 12, 3-9-2009

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Iran Shows Truth is Winning Out by Finian Cunningham

Hands off the people of Iran

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 27, 2013

The saying goes that a week is a long time in politics – meaning that big changes can surprisingly occur in a short period.

This week, at the 68th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations was one such watershed event.

The engine for this dramatic change was Iran’s diplomatic thrust. Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech to the assembly that enthralled those willing to listen while leaving detractors reeling from their own inadequacy.

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Seymour Hersh on Osama Bin Laden “Story” — It’s One Big Lie, Not One Word of it is True

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Seymour Hersh speaks against torture at the WRRCAT symposium

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by Lisa O’Carroll
http://www.theguardian.com
September 27, 2013

Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the fundamental job of journalists which, he says, is to be an outsider.

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Proof of Obama’s Cheap Words: Bahrain by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
September 25, 2013

Procession begins

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Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, President Barack Obama delivered his usual barrage of myth and mendacity concerning the role of the US in the world.

Some commentators have since swooned at the possibility of dialogue between Iran and US and a new era of diplomacy – all because of a few positive-sounding words uttered by the American president.

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Obama and the Usual American ‘DAM’ Exceptionalism – Delusion, Arrogance and Mendacity by Finian Cunningham

Auftakt: Obama die rote Karte zeigen

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
September 25, 2013

President Barack Obama addressed the opening of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations with his usual oratorical formula. Admittedly, the man is a good speaker with flawless technical delivery. But by now this has become a tiresome act of grandiloquence and lofty idealism with no substance. Continue reading

Barack Obama’s Speech at the United Nations Assembly Sept. 24, 2013 + Transcript

War is Peace. Obama and his Nobel "Peace" Prize

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RT on Sep 24, 2013

US President Barack Obama criticized the UN Security Council for inaction on Syria, and called for a diplomatic solution to the standoff with Iran, in a General Assembly speech that robustly defended America’s “exceptional” role in the world. Continue reading

Talented Mr. Kerry Backslides on Russian Deal over Syrian Chemicals by Finian Cunningham

Times Square Convergence against The War on Syria

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
September 18, 2013

Observers of John F Kerry’s more than 40-year career as a successful politician on Capitol Hill note a consummate chameleonic quality in his wheeling and dealing. This dubious quality has helped him ascend from a callow anti-Vietnam war spokesman in the early 1970s to become America’s most senior diplomat who has distinguished himself in recent weeks as one of the most strident voices calling for military attacks on Syria.

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Statement by the NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Presidential Determination with Respect to Syria

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
September 16, 2013

Today, the President signed a Presidential Determination exercising his authority to waive certain restrictions under the Arms Export Control Act. Continue reading