Barack Obama – Dishonest, Incompetent And Corrupt

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By Frosty Wooldridge, BeforeItsNews

“It is very sad that our first African-American president will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, destructive and divisive president ever. A man twice elected because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.” Email sent by Daniel Johns

When historians investigate the rise, failure and fall of Barack Obama, they will uncover a plethora of unpleasant realities that Americans on both sides of the political aisle refused to investigate. Clearly, power brokers awarded him a free pass from personal accountability and responsibility because of his skin color. Obama never showed competence as a business man, or running a company, as a distinguished educator, honored lawyer or success at anything other than rhetoric.

His only job before ascending to the position of U.S. Senator from Illinois: community organizer. Before that, he lived out of the United States in Muslim countries and attended Islamic schools until the age of 11 or so. No one knows. He “earned” sub-par grades in high school and in college at Columbia and Harvard. No one knows where he acquired the money to attend such prestigious and expensive institutions—or how he obtained scholarships or passed entrance tests to merit admission. In fact, no one knows anything of his youth other than he smoked or snorted a lot of drugs like marijuana and cocaine. That’s about the only thing he ever admitted.

In order to cover his past, he employed an armada of lawyers who sealed his records from public scrutiny.

In fact, Obama voluntarily surrendered his law license because the “law” would have revoked it in light of illegal dealings at some point in Chicago. In other words, his propensity for corruption started early from lying about his birth certificate, his passport and his real father.

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US military empire, financial fascists ready to wage multiple wars

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By Prof. Rodney Shakespeare for PressTV

An idea is going the rounds that the American Treasury should mint a new coin. Not any old coin, but a $1,000,000,000,000 platinum one. If the zeros are right, that’s one trillion dollars. And, as long as there is room for some suitable words, it need not be very big either, only the size of an existing coin.

The trillion-dollar coin would be deposited with the Federal Reserve and so improve the government’s account thereby enabling it to borrow another one trillion dollars and avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’ or debt limit. In this cunning way, the official legal debt limit would have been evaded.

Why one trillion? Well it’s a nice number, not too small and not so big that you cannot get it into one sentence. Moreover, and please do not laugh, there are those who say it could be two trillion and, as the situation is, it might well come to be.

Of course there are rotten spoilsports like the USA Treasury and the Federal Reserve who are saying that they will have nothing to do with a ridiculous idea. Which is brave talk because there is now the possibility that the one trillion platinum coin may be thrust upon them whether they like it or not. This is because the coin would temporarily alleviate the USA budget situation by allowing the government to carry on its present pattern of spending without for example, slashing welfare benefits or sharply raising taxes.

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Obama’s America – Tyranny And Permanent War

By Stephen Lendman

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December 31, 2011 will be remembered as a day of infamy. More on it below. October 17, 2006 was an earlier one under Bush.

In a White House ceremony, he signed the infamous Military Commissions Act (MCA). It authorized torture as official policy.

It also enacted sweeping unconstitutional powers to arrest, interrogate, and prosecute alleged terrorist suspects and collaborators (including US citizens), detain them (without evidence) indefinitely in military prisons, and deny them habeas and other constitutional protections.

It lets presidents call anyone anywhere an “unlawful enemy combatant,” order them arrested, detained and denied all rights.

On the same day, Bush quietly signed the FY 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Included were hidden Sections 1076 and 333. Major media scoundrels ignored them.

They amended the 1807 Insurrection Act and 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. They prohibited using federal and National Guard troops for law domestic enforcement except as constitutionally allowed or expressly authorized by Congress in times of insurrection or other national emergency.

Henceforth, the executive, by diktat, can claim emergency powers, declare martial law, suspend the Constitution on “national security” grounds, and deploy federal and/or National Guard troops on US streets to suppress whatever’s called disorder – including lawful peaceful protests.

At issue is abolishing fundamental First Amendment freedoms without which all others are at risk. They include free expression, assembly, religion, and right to petition government for redress. No longer.

In 2009, Obama assured military commission continuity by signing the FY 2010 Defense Authorization Act. Its hidden Section 1031 contained the 2009 Military Commissions Act (MCA). The phrase “unprivileged enemy belligerent” replaced “unlawful enemy combatant.”

Language changed but not intent or lawlessness. Obama exceeds Bush extremism. Guantanamo and other torture prisons remain open. US citizens are treated as lawlessly as foreign nationals. Ahead things got worse.

On December 31, he signed the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It gives presidents unchecked power to order military force arrests and indefinite detentions of US citizens, based solely on uncorroborated accusations of terrorist group associations.

Constitutional, statute and international law protections don’t apply. America’s military may snatch and grab anyone, throw them in torture prisons, and hold them indefinitely without charge or trial, based solely on suspicions, spurious allegations or none at all.

Earlier by Executive Order, Obama authorized indefinite detentions of anyone designated national security threats. Specifically intended for Guantanamo detainees, it’s now for everyone, including US citizens at home or abroad.

Moreover, CIA operatives and Special Forces death squads got presidential authorization to kill targeted US citizens abroad. As a result, they can be hunted down and murdered in cold blood for any reason or none at all.

As of December 31, anyone anywhere, including US citizens, can be called national security threats and judged guilty by accusation. Activists opposing America’s imperium risk arrest, permanent detention or assassination.

So do social justice protesters. Military dungeons or FEMA camps await them. Martial law may authorize it, claiming “catastrophic emergency” powers. The original Senate bill excluded US citizens. Obama demanded their inclusion.

Inviolable rights no longer apply. Protesting imperial lawlessness, social injustice, corporate crime, government corruption, or political Washington run of, by and for rich elites can be criminalized. So can free speech, assembly, religion, or anything challenging America’s right to kill, destroy and pillage with impunity.

It’s official. Tyranny arrived in America. The nation’s unsafe to live in. There’s no place to hide. They’re coming for anyone challenging injustice.

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Obama Sends US Troops to Uganda

By Tony Cartalucci

Tony Cartalucci of Land Destroyer Report writes

Nobel Peace Prize-President quietly

opens 8th US battlefront.

Tony Cartalucci

While America occupies Iraq and Afghanistan, wages covert war on Pakistan, conducts drone attacks on Yemen and Somalia, bombards Libya, and positions for a wider confrontation with Iran and Syria, Nobel Peace Prize Laurette President Obama has now quietly, without much fanfare, sent 100 US troops to help Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni crush rebels threatening his 25 year dictatorship.

In what is essentially a “reverse-Libyan-style” intervention, the US is sending troops to crush, not assist rebels rising up against their despotic ruler. Ironically, just as with Libya’s rebels, Uganda’s rebels are also listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department. Instead of the corporate-financier contrived International Criminal Court issuing fictitious warrants for Uganda’s head of state, as was done with Qaddafi in Libya, it is the Ugandan rebel leader, Joseph Kony, who is being targeted.
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