Obama's Failure On War, Economy
And Climate Genocide
By Gideon Polya
06 March, 2009
In Tammany Hall politics there was a saying "vote early and vote often". After 40 days in office, Obama is certainly disappointing early and disappointing often over war, occupation, racism, human rights, genocide, economy, climate disruption, global avoidable mortality, lobbyists and climate genocide.
Obama has been in office for only about 40 days and 40 nights but the deluge of bad news and broken promises persists - despite the marvellous Obama rhetoric. Outstanding consumer advocate and deadly accurate commentator on matters American, Ralph Nader, controversially posed the question on election night: would Obama become an Uncle Sam (serving Americans) or an Uncle Tom (serving his Establishment Masters)? The answer is rapidly solidifying for the “Uncle Tom” Obama proposition as outlined below.
1. Apartheid Israel, Gaza Concentration Camp, Occupied Palestine, Palestinian Holocaust and Genocide.
Obama is blindly pro-Apartheid Israel and dances to the tune of his Zionist Masters. Obama has already clearly squibbed on peace, justice and independence for 4 million falsely and abusively imprisoned Occupied Palestinians (post-invasion non-violent excess deaths 0.3 million; post-invasion violent deaths about 10,000; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.2 million; 7 million refugees – a Palestinian Holocaust and a Palestinian Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Geneva Convention). The World has seen the latest Apartheid Israeli Gaza Massacre in what the Catholic Church calls Israel’s Gaza Concentration Camp – as reported in the top medical journal “The Lancet”, 1,350 Gazans killed (60% children) and 5,450 severely wounded (40% children) as war criminal Israeli reprisals for zero (0) Israelis killed by Gaza rockets in the preceding year.
I have argued that if the World unjustly continues to accept that after 40 years of Israeli Occupation it is "right" for 4 million Occupied Palestinians (50% children, 75% women and children) to continue to be subject to highly abusive, race-based mass imprisonment without charge or trial then it should at least urgently insist that they should be Occupied immediately by a Civilized Country e.g. by a peace-keeping force from a Civilized Country such as Costa Rica (no army), Switzerland (neutral country) or Fiji (distinguished record of participation in peace-keeping) with International and US Guarantees of territorial integrity and total airport level security for Nazi-style, Zionist, Apartheid Israel. However, for Obama it is “business as usual”. .
2. Occupied Afghanistan, Afghan Holocaust and Afghan Genocide.
Obama made it clear before the election that he intended to increase the war in NW Pakistan and in Occupied Afghanistan (post-invasion non-violent excess deaths 4 million; post-invasion violent deaths 2 million if the violent/non-violent excess death ratio in Occupied Afghanistan is half that in Occupied Iraq; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 2.1 million; 4 million refugees – an Afghan Holocaust and an Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Geneva Convention). Under Obama, robot bombers are busily killing Pakistani women and children in the NW Provinces despite the protests of the democratically-elected Pakistan Government and in appalling violation not just of human rights conventions and International Law but also of Isaac Asimov’s First Law of Robotics: “A robot cannot harm humans”. .
3. Financial Crisis, Recession, Depression, Banks and Bankers.
According to Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Obama is spending about $1 trillion to bail out bankers rather than banks: “He says what we need is to get lending restarted. If he had taken the $700 billion that we gave, levered it ten-to-one, created some new institution guaranteed—provide partial guarantees going for, that would have generated $7 trillion of new lending. So, if he hadn’t looked at the past, tried to bail out the banks, bail out the shareholders, bail out the other—the bankers’ retirement fund, we would have easily been able to generate the lending that he says we need … [in response to “So, you say Obama, too, has confused saving the banks with saving the bankers”] Exactly… The small banks were shut down. The big banks—Citibank, Bank of America—we’re giving huge bailouts … Well, if banks don’t have enough capital so that they can meet the commitments they’ve made to the depositors, at the end of every week the FDIC looks at the balance sheet, and it says, “You don’t have enough capital. You’re not allowed to continue.” And then what they do is they either find some other bank to take it over and fill in the hole, or they take it into government control—it sounds terrible, to take it into government control—and then sell it.
And that’s what other countries have done when they faced this kind of problem—the countries that have done it well. One of the important lessons is this is the kind of thing can be done well, could be done badly. And the countries that have done badly have wound up paying to restructure the bank 20, 30, 40 percent, even 50 percent of GDP. We’re on our way to that kind of debacle. But that shows you how bad things can be, how costly it can be, if you don’t do it well … But on the other side, the move into Afghanistan is going to be very expensive. Things are not going very well. Our European—those who—NATO partners are getting disillusioned with the war. I talked to a lot of the people in Europe, and they really feel this is a quagmire, we’re going into another quagmire. And one of the things that we do talk about in our book is that if you keep a residual force in Iraq, it’s going to be very expensive”. .
4. Climate Change, Climate Disruption, Climate Emergency and Climate Action.
Obama has repeatedly made fine rhetorical statements about education, science and tackling climate change. Further, Obama has Nobel Laureate Professor Steven Chu as a top renewable energy technology adviser (Energy Secretary) and has appointed as his chief scientific adviser Dr John Holdren (Harvard University, Director of the Woods Hole Research Center, and former chairman of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS).
However, as discussed later in (7) below, an explosion of Washington climate in-action lobbyists is threatening effective action on the climate emergency. Importantly, Obama’s election campaign target of “2% annual reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution” falls far short of the 6-8% annual GHG pollution reduction required to avert a catastrophic 450 parts per million of atmospheric carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) and a temperature increase of 2 degrees centigrade (2oC). Top UK climate scientists, Professor Kevin Anderson and Dr Alice Bows of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester, made the following shocking conclusions in a 2008 paper in the prestigious Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society:
“According to the analysis conducted in this paper, stabilizing at 450 ppmv CO2-e [carbon dioxide equivalent = CO2-e, atmospheric concentration measured in parts per million by volume] requires, at least, global energy related emissions to peak by 2015, rapidly decline at 6-8% per year between 2020 and 2040, and for full decarbonization sometime soon after 2050 …Unless economic growth can be reconciled with unprecedented rates of decarbonization (in excess of 6% per year), it is difficult to envisage anything other than a planned economic recession being compatible with stabilization at or below 650 ppmv CO2-e … Ultimately, the latest scientific understanding of climate change allied with current emissions trends and a commitment to “limiting average global temperature increases to below 4oC above pre-industrial levels”, demands a radical reframing of both the climate change agenda, and the economic characterization of contemporary society.” .
5. Occupied Iraq, Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide.
Obama promised to end the Iraq War and pull out. The world was hoping for an end to the Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide (post-invasion non-violent deaths 1 million; post-invasion violent deaths 1 million; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.6 million; 1990-2009 excess deaths about 4 million; 1990-2009 under-5 infant deaths 1.8 million; 7 million refugees – an Iraqi Holocaust and an Iraqi Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention). However reality as realized under Obama within 40 days and 40 nights is otherwise. Thus it is now reported by AP that the "end of the war in Occupied Iraq" means cutting US forces from about 150,000 to 50,000 and perpetual occupation. .
6. Global Avoidable Mortality, Mass Murder and Climate Genocide.
2 years ago President Obama’s current chief scientific adviser, Professor Holdren, nominated nuclear weapons, global warming and poverty as the major threats facing humanity. However, in his first 40 days and 40 nights Zionist lackey Obama has reiterated blind US support for nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel (see (1) above) and has specified a GHG reduction goal that is 3 times lower than that needed to avert catastrophe (see (4) above). In practice (as opposed to mellifluous, populist rhetoric) Obama clearly regards “saving bankers” as of greater importance than “saving banks” or “saving the American people” (see (3) above).
Obama has taken only 40 days and 40 nights to make the transition from being a White Establishment and Zionist neo-cons lackey to being a fully paid-up, regular, salivating, Bush-ite wolf in sheep’s clothing. If Obama cares so little in practice about his fellow Americans, what hope is there for the rest of the World? Already 16 million people die avoidably each year in the world from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease – while the USA (aka the United States of Israel) with less than 5% of the world’s population consumes 25% of its resources. However, it is getting worse due to climate change – what Obama’s chief scientific adviser Professor John Holdren prefers to call “climate disruption” in view of the massive effects occurring already due to man-made global warming.
Top UK climate scientist Professor James Lovelock FRS estimates that fewer than 1 billion people will survive this century due to unaddressed climate change i.e. that about 10 billion will perish. And who will the 10 billion people be? They certainly won’t be the White folks that Uncle Tom Obama serves so assiduously – the 10 billion will largely come from the non-European World (including Kenya whose British-imposed, 1.1 million-victim, 1950s Kenyan Holocaust Uncle Tom Obama resolutely ignores). The world is facing a looming, race-based Climate Genocide while Obama looks the other way while assiduously serving his White “Mas’rs” (actually Uncle Tom in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe was a devoted, good, courageous and humanely pragmatic slave). .
7. War, Zionism and Carbon-burning Lobbyists.
This sad catalogue of Obama’s present failures attests to the lobbying power of the military-industrial complex, the White Establishment, the war criminal US military, the big banks, the big bankers and the traitorous, “dual citizen”, Zionist Lobby. Nevertheless, there is some residual hope that, expertly advised by Professors Chu and Holdren, Obama will take some major steps in relation to the climate emergency. However, a recent report from the Center for Public Integrity shows that there has been a huge explosion of Washington climate action lobbyists (or more precisely, climate in-action lobbyists) in numbers that may “imperil action on global warming”: “But while the Obama team readies to take on the global warming challenge, the special interests that seek to derail, blunt, or tailor any new climate policy to their narrow agendas have already gathered in staggering numbers.
A Center for Public Integrity analysis of Senate lobbying disclosure forms shows that more than 770 companies and interest groups hired an estimated 2,340 lobbyists to influence federal policy on climate change in the past year, as the issue gathered momentum and came to a vote on Capitol Hill. That’s an increase of more than 300 percent in the number of lobbyists on climate change in just five years, and means that Washington can now boast more than four climate lobbyists for every member of Congress. It also means that 15 percent of all Washington lobbyists spent at least some of their time on global warming in 2008, based on a tally of the total number of influence-peddlers on Capitol Hill by the Center for Responsive Politics.” .
"Yes we can" evidently now translates to "Yes we can fool most of the people most of the time". Under White Establishment and racist Zionist (RZ) lackey Uncle Tom Obama, the United States of America (more appropriately, the United States of Israel) is already firmly on track for a "politically correct" (PC) version of George Orwell's "1984" in which, according to Big Brother, war is peace, slavery is freedom, ignorance is strength and 2 plus 2 does not equal 4.
. Gideon Polya, MWC News (February 2009), “Apartheid Israel Gaza Massacre. “The Lancet” reveals horrendous Israeli war crimes”: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/28566/42/ .
. Gideon Polya, MWC News (September 2008), “9-11 excuse for US global genocide. The real 9-11 atrocity: millions dead (9-11 million) in Bush wars (1990-2009)”: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/25184/42/ .
. Amy Goodman interviews Professor Stiglitz, “Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Obama Has Confused Saving the Banks with Saving the Bankers”. http://mwcnews.net/content/view/28821/26/.
. Kevin Anderson & Alice Bows, “Reframing the climate change challenge in light of post-2000 emissions trends”, Proc. Trans. Roy. Soc, A (2008) .
. Anne Gearan, AP (February 2009), “U.S. To Leave Residual Force Of 50,000 In Iraq After "Pullout” .
. Gaia Vince, interviewing Professor James Lovelock FRS , “One last chance to save mankind”, New Scientist, 23 January 2009 .
. Marianne Lavelle, Center for Public Integrity, (February 2009), “ The Climate Change Lobby Explosion. Will thousands of lobbyists imperil action on global warming? ” .
Dr Gideon Polya, MWC News Chief political editor, published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003), and is currently writing a book on global mortality ---
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