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Obama on What Distinguishes Us from the Nazis

By Dennis Loo 

"[T]hat principle of habeas corpus, that a state can't just hold you for any reason without charging you and without giving you any kind of due process -- that’s the essence of who we are. I mean, you remember during the Nuremberg trials, part of what made us different was even after these Nazis had performed atrocities that no one had ever seen before, we still gave them a day in court and that taught the entire world about who we are but also the basic principles of rule of law.”

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Obama’s “Promise Kept” Declaration: Covering up a Nightmare of War, Torture, and Rendition

By libbyliberal 

I’m slow to the gate discussing Obama’s faux-"promise kept" declaration concerning the Iraq War. It has given me an opportunity to explore some reactions of the messengers of the profoundly disenfranchised and neutralized left, and even a more direct victim of the Iraq War, who are compelled to call out a President and US government for their stunning amorality, their willful enabling, perpetration and/or continuation of war crimes. The exasperation of these messengers seems to be ever escalating along with their eloquence and justified passions.

My own frustration is escalating. The propaganda for perpetual destructive war, and the cover up of increasing violence in Iraq right now in particular, is indeed sickening.

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The New War Zone: US Moves to Militarize Space

By Stephen Lendman 

On January 3, 2001, the UN General Assembly's Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space Resolution A/55/32 said:
 
"The exploration and use of outer space....shall be for peaceful purposes and be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries, irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development. (The) prevention of an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security."Over 140 nations agreed. Only two declined support, both abstaining - America and Israel.

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Provocative Behavior: Burning Readers of the Koran

By Chris Floyd 

American policy, at the highest levels of state, is specifically and deliberately designed to kill, despoil, dispossess, insult and outrage Muslims, in operations all over the world. That's what the Terror War is all about. We have spent more than $3 trillion burning Korans -- and their readers -- in the last decade.

This policy has been pushed, championed and cheered by virtually the entire bipartisan political and media establishments -- and by much of the religious establishment as well.

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Hideous, Murderous Lies from the Oval Office

By Chris Floyd

On Tuesday night, Barack Obama gave a speech from the Oval Office on Iraq that was almost as full of hideous, murderous lies as the speech on Iraq his predecessor gave in the same location more than seven years ago.

After mendaciously declaring an "end to the combat mission in Iraq" -- where almost 50,000 regular troops and a similar number of mercenaries still remain, carrying out the same missions they have been doing for years -- Obama delivered what was perhaps the most egregious, bitterly painful lie of the night:

"Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility."
 
"We have met our responsibility!"

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The Audacity of Mendacity: Obama Turns On the Midterm Smile and Lies About Iraq

By libbyliberal

Yo, head-buried-in-sand Americans!!! The Iraq War is over!!!! Let yourselves enjoy a long-awaited exhalation.
Well, half of one. There is still that other war.

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Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee: “She Would Likely Favor Your Indefinite Detention …"

By libbyliberal 

James Petras wrote of Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan: “She would likely favor your indefinite detention if you support the right of Palestinians (“terrorism”) to struggle against the Israeli occupation…” Petras also stresses how, Kagan would seriously support Obama’s “police powers”, which are beginning to eclipse those of Bush, still to the incredible denial of his apologists.
Oh, joy. A pleasant-faced female warrior for America’s War Against Empathy. One more vote in a terrifying corporate-crony SCOTUS. One more anti-feminist neofeminist.

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Obama: “Engaged” in a Colossal Crime

 

 
Corporate media pretend to measure degrees of presidential “engagement” with the Gulf crisis – an “oceanic version of Chernobyl.” Such superficial reporting is totally disengaged from the truth that screams from the depths of the sea: “Huge corporations are empowered to seek profits with absolutely no regard for the consequences to Earth or Man.”

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Confirmed: Obama Authorizes Assassination of U.S. Citizen

By Glenn Greenwald

 
In late January, I wrote about the Obama administration's "presidential assassination program," whereby American citizens are targeted for killings far away from any battlefield, based exclusively on unchecked accusations by the Executive Branch that they're involved in Terrorism. 
 
At the time, The Washington Post's Dana Priest had noted deep in a long article that Obama had continued Bush's policy (which Bush never actually implemented) of having the Joint Chiefs of Staff compile "hit lists" of Americans, and Priest suggested that the American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was on that list.  
 
The following week, Obama's Director of National Intelligence, Adm. Dennis Blair, acknowledged in Congressional testimony that the administration reserves the "right" to carry out such assassinations.

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Obama’s Murder Inc.

By Margaret Kimberley 

There are no warrants or indictments or grand juries impaneled in order for Barack Obama to decide to kill any individual he chooses.”
 
No one has the right to kill, or so we are told. Regardless of motive, murder is illegal, and the legal system rightfully sets the bar at a very high level before excusing this act. Not so where the government is concerned. Our constitutional law professor president, Barack Obama, like his predecessor George W. Bush, claims the right to murder American citizens.

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1 YEAR OF OBAMA.... CHANGE YOU STILL BELIEVE IN?

First published on Revolution 
 
A little over a year ago this week, millions of people in the U.S. greeted the inauguration of Obama with hope. For years people had watched in revulsion as Bush overrode massive public opposition to launch totally unjustified war against Iraq. They watched as he occupied Afghanistan and declared that the U.S. had the right to go to war against anyone it perceived to be even possibly “threatening” it.
 
They saw the pictures from Abu Ghraib and some heard the tales out of Guantánamo... they watched the basic rights that are supposed to be guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution shredded... and they saw a country rapidly heading in a direction that revolted them.
 

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