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Obama Warfare

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Amid varying scandals in late May, President Obama gave a speech on foreign policy at the National Defense University (it's a dismaying sign when a university is dedicated to teaching the art of global war) highlighting his administration's goals when it comes to international conduct. Among flashing cameras and his handy teleprompter, Obama stressed the War on Terror will "come to an end at some point". He finally acknowledged his administration is responsible for the murder of four American citizens without due process - one of which was a sixteen year-old who committed no crime other than having a radicalized father. To top it off, the President assured the public he was going to enact strict measures so the vast killing authority he granted himself would not be abused by future Oval Office holders.

The adoring media ate it up. Here was Obama, finally behaving like the peace candidate he promised back in 2008. But was he being serious? Your immediate reaction should be, when is Obama, or any President for that matter, telling the truth? I have a bridge to sell you in Toronto if you sincerely believe the guy who believes he has the moral authority to kill without repercussion will actually curtail the warfare state.

It's being reported Obama entered into secret talks with Pentagon officials to draft a plan for the imposition of a "no fly zone" over Syria - the newest target in the American hegemon's eye. Bloodthirsty senators like John "bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" McCain and Lindsey Graham are pushing hard for war to satisfy their imperial desires. Obama, being ever the statist, is happy to oblige, even as he treads lightly to not spook his leftist base.

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The state is based on violence and predation. No one man, especially Barack Obama, is going to defang the beast. The talk of ending the seemingly immortal War on Terror is just more talk. The warfare state in the United States will collapse once Washington goes broke from the orgy of fiat spending and debt financing. It's just a shame we have to wait that long for results.

In the meantime, the US government will continue to wage its own War of Terror against Americans - looting them, reading their private correspondence, and throwing them in jail for non-crimes. But as long as the unquestioned commander-in-chief tells the mainstream press all is well, his will will be obliged. The War on Terror is not ending because it enriches too many establishment firms and allows the government to run roughshod over the rights of everyone on Earth. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but don't say we at The Dollar Vigilante didn't warn you.

 

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