Economic and Political Intrigues
The meteoric rise to power of Barack Obama in 2008 was propelled by one of the greatest demagogic US Presidential campaigns of all time: To millions of young Americans, he promised to end the US wars in the Middle East. To millions of working and middle class voters, he promised to end the economic crisis by confronting Wall Street. To women, he promised to protect and expand their social rights and end the gender gap in wages and salaries.
To human rights and civil liberties activists, he promised to end police state surveillance and torture, and to close the Guantanamo concentration camp, which had denied political prisoners a fair and open trial. To blacks, he promised higher living standards and greater racial equality in income. To Latino-Americans, he promised immigration reform facilitating a path to citizenship for long-term residents. Overseas he spoke in Cairo of a “new chapter” in US policy toward the Muslim world. To Russia, he promised President Putin he would ‘reset relations’ – toward greater co-operation.
"Democracy is imposed with fire, freedom with warplanes and human rights by human killing," Walid Moualim
Isis, Jabhat al-Nusra and Other Islamist Groups Are One And The Same: Senior Army Officer
by Robert Fisk
A senior Syrian army officer talks to Robert Fisk about his army's brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities. Continue
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." - Thomas Jefferson
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." – Buddha
I normally don’t like to post anything from Aljazeera but I liked what Morales had to say
In the violent ugliness of this world so dominated by Zionist political and economic ideology, where corruption, greed and self interests are the order of the day, it is most refreshing to see such a humble man rise to become the President of his People, his indigenous Nation and someone who does not wish to exploit but to give back not only to those who popularly elected him but also to Mother Earth which he also respects.. Like Chavez, this popular Leader deserves respect for all that he has thus far achieved for his country which his native People recognise and acknowledge - the very reason why he was re elected. May it long continue and may Bolivia find many more Morales to rule their country and see it shine and advance at a rate that is suitable for Bolivians and not the US Imperialists and their Corporations. Bolivia I salute you for expelling the US Beast from your soil. I only wish Arab Leaders would follow your excellent and most humble example- get rid of Zionist imperialists who have brought their violence, racism and avarice to the Arab and Islamic world. Will the Middle East ever see the rise of such luminaries as Chavez and Morales- God Only Knows but we can hope and pray for such a one as it is most certainly long overdue.I congratulate Bolivia- may your country become a better place for one and all and not just the Corporate few.
I hope Morales stays true to his principles and to his people
with Al Jazeera's Jewish interviewee
"We Are Better Off Without US Government" Evo Morales
By Al Jazeera
I have no regrets - in fact, I am pleased to have expelled the US ambassador, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and to have closed the US military base in Bolivia.
Image: The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet AOR. (Photo: AFP/ HANDOUT / US NAVY / MC2 Scott Fenaroli)
The Iraqi people and their political leadership were optimistic when the United States first announced its intention to form an international military coalition to assist Iraq in its war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). At the time, everyone assumed that a solution was close and that Western jet fighters will wipe out ISIS. They all believed that the Obama administration will be Iraq’s savior from terrorism.