Monday, September 28, 2015

America after the Fall: Blathering Idiot Lectures Putin for Advancing Peace and Stability in Syria

“People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.” 
 Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Oh how far America has fallen since the overthrown of their elected government in 2000.  If you think the Bush Cheney Administration was a nightmare, the Obama Biden Administration is a horror story of untold proportions. 

Today the belligerent, ignorant President of the United States excoriated Russian President, Vladimir Putin for preventing America from overthrowing the elected government in Syria and supporting the Syrian military in their fight against the terrorists that America is training and arming to overthrow President Bashir Assad.  From Washington Post:


At U.N., Obama takes Russia to task for actions in Ukraine, Syria

UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin's approach to other countries Monday, suggesting in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly that the world's nations must uphold international order in Syria and Ukraine or risk global instability.

In his speech, Obama praised the international order "that has underwritten unparalleled advances in human liberty and human dignity…"

The president said Russia's annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in southeastern Ukraine has backfired, bringing Ukrainians closer to Europe and damaging Russia's economy. "We cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated."

And he said that the United States was willing to work with any nation, including Iran and Russia, to end the lengthy civil war in Syria. At the same time, he emphasized, any resolution of the conflict must lead to the exit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Through the years, as nations across the world faced war and devastation the one thing the people of the world could believe in and hope to achieve was the success of the American dream where anything was possible.  My mother, who was a war bride from Belgium, recounted the horror of the Nazi occupation of Belgium. 

She told stories of her brother-in-law and nephew working with the underground to fight against the Nazi occupation.   She recounted how their citizens were forced to give blood for the wounded German soldiers and were left with enough blood in their bodies to crawl out into the street and die. 

She spoke of the unbelievable suffering and starvation the people endured.  People across Europe survived unimaginable horror and misery and when the Americans finally became involved in the war, the elation of the European people gave them the energy to hold on, America was on the way.

She said, when the Americans prevailed in Normandy the joyous news spread like wildfire across the world, and when the American troops rolled into Belgium it was like the gates of heaven had opened.  This was the America that the world came to love and admire.  This was the America that selflessly gave their blood and treasure to save the world and the world felt undying gratitude toward this amazing nation. 

But Americans and their Western allies didn’t prevail on their own.  Russia gave life, blood and treasure that surpassed that of America and her allies, and without Russia the world may not have survived the Nazi occupation.  But the new American government has no sense of history.  The new American government has an arrogant disregard for the sacrifices of others. 

Barack Obama, like his predecessor George W. Bush have a doctrine of “American Exceptionalism” that has changed the worldview of America and not for the better.  The arrogance, and ignorance on display at the United Nations today is just the latest insult heaped upon Vladimir Putin and the people of Russia.  From Truthout:


President Obama Insulted the Memory of Russians Who Died in World War II

It was the 70th celebration of Victory Day over Nazi Germany on May 9 in St. Petersburg, Russia…   the US was snubbing the day. Victory Day honors the Russian WW II dead and Russians take pride in the defeat of an adversary that nearly conquered the Soviet Union.

Obama and Western European leaders did not send senior officials to the largest Victory Day gathering in Moscow, ostensibly to further repudiate Russian President Vladimir Putin for the ongoing Ukraine crisis….

As the Business Insider reported in a 2014 article, "In terms of total numbers, the Soviet Union bore an incredible brunt of casualties during WWII. An estimated 16,825,000 people died in the war, over 15 percent of its population...

In Russia, remembering the dead isn't the sole province of self-serving corporate tributes and political sloganeering. It is not a day of watching sports on television and barbecues.

It is a day of gatherings - large and small - to honor those who died so that Russia could survive and prevail against a brutal Nazi assault against its major cities, including the famous Russian defense of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) - in which estimates reach as high as 2 million Russian civilians and soldiers dead. As for the battle for Moscow, the International Business Times recounts that "Americans also should be grateful for the roughly 1.5 million Russians [some military historians say the total is much higher] who died fighting in the Battle of Moscow."

It should be recalled that the Soviet Union was in alliance with the US and the UK at this time - with Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin personally meeting during the war - and that the large number of German military units on the eastern front with Russia allowed the Western allies to confront fewer Nazi forces. Some military historians even conjecture that the D-Day landing might not have succeeded except for Nazi military forces pinned down on the Soviet front. According to a Christian Science Monitor article on D-Day,

And finally – and perhaps incredibly to many Americans, even to this day – Normandy and the Allied invasion were not Hitler’s most dire military problem. That was the Russians. Two-thirds of the German Army was deployed as a shield against the Red Army on the Eastern Front.

Three weeks after D-Day, Stalin launched his own attack, Operation Bagration. It was "the greatest offensive of the war," writes Max Hastings. Almost two and a half million Red Army troops threw themselves upon German divisions, which had been ordered to stand firm, as in Normandy. In two months, Soviet units advanced 450 miles. By the end of August, they were nearing East Prussia and Germany itself….

It has been widely noted the Western … nations, especially the United States and the United Kingdom, very publicly dissed Russia on the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. This despite the fact that the Soviet Union had the predominant role in the winning of World War II.

For President Obama and the Western European nations not to have sent senior representatives to honor the Russian people for their sacrifice is to put nationalistic - and global economic concerns - above the interests of creating an international community of compassion between people of different nations.

Obama showed contempt toward the very citizens of Russia whose parents, grandparents and great grandparents may have saved the United States and England from defeat by sacrificing millions to the Nazi war machine - and thus preventing Hitler from shifting a large percentage of the German military forces to fight the allied forces invading through France. 

Insulting Putin may have been Obama's objective, but he showed disdain toward the sacrifice of a whole nation, of people who still mourn those whose lives perished in the German onslaught as they endured the ravaging of their nation - and the threat of the total annihilation of their country.

It took over a hundred years to come to fruition, but the plans laid out since the beginning of the Republic finally came to fruition in the year 2000.  It had been a long tedious slog but evil is a patient, relentless monster.  Evil slowly, slowly chipped away at Democracy until the very foundation was weakened to the point that it only took a nudge to topple the great experiment that was America.

All that was good in America died December 12, 2000 when the American government was overthrown by an evil that the world was unaware existed in America.  But it did exist, and had been always been there bubbling below the surface rearing its ugly head from time to time.  The United States Senate has become the breeding ground for evil. 

The Senate had been kept in check through the division of power in the United States government.  The Senate now controls the entire government and the Executive and Judicial branches are subservient to the Senate.  In looking back at how this has happened it was interesting to find that prior to the Seventeenth Amendment, the Senate was, according to the constitution, was chosen by the state legislators.  From


Voters have elected their senators in the privacy of the voting booth since 1913. The framers of the Constitution, however, did not intend senators to be elected in this way, and included in Article I, section 3, "The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote…."

This process seemed to work well until the mid-1850s. At that time, growing hostilities in various states resulted in vacant Senate seats. In Indiana, for example, the conflict between Democrats in the southern half of the state and the emerging Republican Party in the northern half prevented the election of any candidate, thereby leaving the Senate seat vacant for two years. This marked the beginning of many contentious battles in state legislatures, as the struggle to elect senators reflected the increasing tensions over slavery and states' rights which led to the Civil War.

Intimidation and bribery marked some of the states' selection of senators. Nine bribery cases were brought before the Senate between 1866 and 1906. In addition, forty-five deadlocks occurred in twenty states between 1891 and 1905, resulting in numerous delays in seating senators. In 1899, problems in electing a senator in Delaware were so acute that the state legislature did not send a senator to Washington for four years….

After the turn of the century, momentum for reform grew rapidly. William Randolph Hearst expanded his publishing empire with Cosmopolitan, and championed the cause of direct election with muckraking articles and strong advocacy of reform. Hearst hired a veteran reporter, David Graham Phillips, who wrote scathing pieces on senators, portraying them as pawns of industrialists and financiers.

The pieces became a series titled "The Treason of the Senate," which appeared in several monthly issues of the magazine in 1906. These articles galvanized the public into maintaining pressure on the Senate for reform…..

The House initially fared no better than the Senate in its early discussions of the proposed amendment. Much wrangling characterized the debates, but in the summer of 1912 the House finally passed the amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. The campaign for public support was aided by senators such as Borah and political scientist George H. Haynes, whose scholarly work on the Senate contributed greatly to passage of the amendment….

Connecticut's approval gave the Seventeenth Amendment the required three-fourths majority, and it was added to the Constitution in 1913. The following year marked the first time all senatorial elections were held by popular vote.

Yes, when the Senators were selected by state legislators they became pawns of industrialists and financiers, so the Seventeenth Amendment was passed that allowed the people to select their Senators in the privacy of the voting booth.  That was in 1913, so just before the people would have a chance to elect their Senators taking the power away from the industrialists and financiers the Senate illegally passed the Federal Reserve Act.  From Liberty for Life:  


Federal Reserve Bank (Inc.) A Murderous History?  Banksters, the Worlds Worst Gangsters

Arguably the formation of the Federal Reserve Bank is The Crime of the Century.  The Federal Reserve Banking Act, passed in 1913 is categorically unconstitutional, it is unlawful.  The Federal Reserve Bank's money fraud has devalued the dollar to about four percent of its worth in 1930.

Henry Ford once said "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning".

Article 1, section 8, of the Constitution reads:

The Congress shall have the Power.....To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof…

Congress has no authority to delegate this responsibility to third parties.  As a show of audacity and control, the Federal Reserve Bank prints their Notes with the faces of Presidents who adamantly opposed having a private National Bank, and Presidents the bank either tried to or did kill.

There will never be world peace, there will never be economic stability, there will never be a free economy as long as these banksters control the worlds money supply. Their goal is to achieve a socialist one world government - a "New World Order", as is printed in Latin on their $1 Note.

The last nail was pounded into the New World Order casket on December 15, 2000 when the United States Senate completed the banking takeover of the American Government with the passage of the Gramm Leach Bliley bill that completely deregulated the Banking and Insurance industries allowing the formation of derivatives and credit default swaps that caused the worldwide collapse of the banking system.  The Senate had already repealed Glass Steagall earlier in the year.

Just take an inventory of what has happened in America since the overthrow of the American government in 2000.  There was the withdrawal from the Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia, the American spy plane shot down over China, the murder of Japanese school kids on a fishing trip when campaign donors of George W. Bush were allowed to joy ride in a Nuclear Submarine.  Then there was the rounding up of protestors and moving them into “free speech zones” leading up to the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center, the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq and on and on.

To see the President of the United States stand before the United Nations spewing hatred and lies before countries who know history and know the truth.  For those countries living with the blowback from the overthrow of the elected government in Ukraine and the bloody, failed coup against Syrian President Assad turned into a civil war, it must be particularly galling.  For instance Belarus.  According to the Business Insider:

Belarus suffered the worst devastation of any country during the war (WW II) in terms of a percentage of its population. Over a quarter of its population, 2,290,000 people, died during the conflict.

In terms of total numbers, the Soviet Union bore an incredible brunt of casualties during WWII. An estimated 16,825,000 people died in the war, over 15% of its population. China also lost an astounding 20,000,000 people during the conflict.

So you would think that Barack Obama would have some sort of shame, some sort of sense of irony when he scolds Putin for supporting the elected government of Syria against the terrorists that America has trained and equipped to overthrow the Assad regime.  It was just two years ago when Obama, Biden and Kerry were lying to the world about Assad using chemical weapons against “his own people” in order to bomb Syria.  From Radio Free Europe:


Belarus President Likens U.S. To Nazi Germany

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has compared the United States with Nazi Germany and slammed Washington's position on Syria.

In an interview with the Kazakh television channel 24KZ in Minsk on October 2, Lukashenka said the United States "considers itself an exceptional nation" that has the right to "force everyone to comply with its standards by bombing other countries."

Lukashenka added that German "exceptionalism" cost 50 million lives in the last century.

Lukashenka also warned against international military intervention in Syria, saying it would have dire consequences.

He praised the late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and his son, current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, calling the latter a close friend and a kind man.

According to Lukashenka, stability in the Arab world is important for the Eurasian Economic Union, a Russia-led project uniting Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan that is scheduled to start functioning in 2015.

This is America after the fall.  Instead of walking softly and carrying a big stick, the new America is a rabid bull in the Arab world’s china cabinet.  Instead of a Statesman we have a blathering idiot on the world stage spewing empty admonishments against nation states that have seen this story before and know how the story ends. 

By Patricia Baeten

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