The Nine Surges of Obama’s War Prove He is Just Another Bush

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American Troops in Afghanistan

American Troops in Afghanistan

The Nine Surges of Obama’s War:

(Tom Engelhardt, CBS) In his Afghan “surge”speech at West Point last week, President Obama offered Americans some specifics to back up his new “way forward in Afghanistan.” He spoke of the “additional 30,000 U.S. troops”he was sending into that country over the next six months. He brought up the “roughly $30 billion”it would cost us to get them there and support them for a year. And finally, he spoke of beginning to bring them home by July 2011. Those were striking enough numbers, even if larger and, in terms of time, longer than many in the Democratic Party would have cared for. Nonetheless, they don’t faintly cover just how fully the president has committed us to an expanding war and just how wide it is likely to become. 

Despite the seeming specificity of the speech, it gave little sense of just how big and how expensive this surge will be. In fact, what is being portrayed in the media as the surge of November 2009 is but a modest part of an ongoing expansion of the U.S. war effort in many areas. Looked at another way, the media’s focus on the president’s speech as the crucial moment of decision, and on those 30,000 new troops as the crucial piece of information, has distorted what’s actually underway.

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My Commentary: “The truth is that every morning war is declared afresh. And the men who wish to continue it are as guilty as the men who began it, more guilty perhaps, for the latter perhaps did not foresee all its horrors.”
– Marcel Proust

Who else has been keeping track of the continuous troop surges that Obama has been authorizing in the Middle-East since taking office in January? Who else noticed the fact that, as of October, Obama officially escalated the amount of American troops actively operating in the Middle-East to 189,000? Who else is aware that this numer is slightly higher than even the largest amount of troops Bush had actively operating in the Middle-East during his presidency (the exact amount was 186,000, during the height of the 2007 “surge” in Iraq)!?

October 2009 – Obama Tops Bush in Troop Buildup:

And, with our number of active troops not decreasing whatsoever since then, Obama’s recent announcement that he will commit another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan only serves to inflate America’s wars in the Middle-East well beyond anything the BLOOD-THIRSTY BUSH ADMINISTRATION could have ever “HOPED” for!

Is this what Obama meant by “CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN”? A simple “CHANGE” in war tactics, with an absolute continuation & escalation of Bush’s illegal wars of aggression?

As I said before, OBAMA IS JUST ANOTHER BUSH!!! Whether it be his troop build-ups, his bankster bailouts, his signing statements, his funding of the wars in the Middle-East, his huge budget increases for the Department of Defense and the Pentagon, his prolonged detention of “enemy combatants” without due process, his allowance of torture and use of “extraordinary rendition” with claims of “state secrets” to obstruct justice afterwards, his renewal of the freedom-stripping P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act, his war efforts in Pakistan, etc., Obama has committed himself, piece-by-piece, to just about every flawed policy that was initiated by Bush!

Discussing America’s Fallacious War on Drugs, and its Connection to the Prison Industrial Complex

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Afghan Opium Kingpin On CIA Payroll“…

Ahmed Karzai

Ahmed Karzai

Rayn: Afghan Opium Kingpin On CIA Payroll:

While some would call Ahmed Karzai, brother of Aghanistan President Hamid Karzai, a drug-smuggling Opium Kingpin, our CIA prefers the term “employee.”

Rene C.Wow, Ken was telling me the other day that our soldiers are guarding opium fields in Afghan. Yeah fighting a war on terrorism my ass. Our Government is so corrupt and money hungry. I don’t see that changing the greed is widespread though out.

Rayn: Our soldiers are guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan. It’s no secret. Back in 2006, a friend of mine in the Army sent me pictures of British troops doing that exact same thing. Here is one of them:

British Soldier Guarding Poppy Field in Afghanistan

British Soldier Guarding Poppy Field in Afghanistan

And, opium isn’t the only drug our government is dealing in! Remember that CIA plane that went down over the Yucatan two years ago carrying 3.2 TONS OF COCAINE!? Allow me to refresh your memory:

New Document Provides Further Evidence That Owner of Crashed Cocaine Jet Was a U.S. Government Operative:

Cocaine Jet That Crashed in Mexico Part of Cowboy Government Operation, DEA Sources Claim:

We should rename the CIA  from “Central Intelligence Agency” to “Cocaine Importation Agency”!

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Is Obama Keeping or Breaking His “Promises” As President When He Continues to Engage In Wars?

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Cindy Sheehan Heads to Martha’s Vineyard to Confront Obama on the War“…

Peace activist, Cindy Sheehan

Peace activist, Cindy Sheehan

Rayn: Cindy Sheehan Heads to Martha’s Vineyard to Confront Obama on the War:

While most Americans voted President Obama into the Whitehouse with the “hope” that he would effect real “change,” by putting an end to the previous administration’s falsely-premised, highly illegal wars of aggression & occupation in the Middle East, very few individuals have been willing to take him to task for his blatant failure to make any sort of true “progress.” Then, there’s peace activist, Cindy Sheehan. Unfazed by the “right” and “left” of American politics, she bodly chooses, rather, to focus on what is “right” vs. “wrong.” With the loss of her son, Casey, to the senseless war in Iraq, she honors his memory by making it her personal mission to end our Imperial Adventures overseas, period.

During the week of August 23-30, while Obama’s vacationing @ an expensive resort on Martha’s Vineyard, Cindy will join other activists in letting him know that there’s no relaxing when peole are still dying in our wars! She’s a courageous American, a real Humanitarian & a true patriot!

Kenny C.It is sick! How can the Commander in chief be on vacation at a resort while there is a full blown war going on with over hundred thousand brainwashed american soldiers killing innocent women and children in countries we have no business in.

RaynAs I have said before, Obama IS working on the promises he made, and all is going according to planned! Allow me to direct your attention to some of the comments he made when he was still just a candidate on the campaign trail, looking to secure American votes:

Speaking from Afghanistan in a July 20, 2008 interview on “Face the Nation,” Obama said, ”it’s time for us to withdraw some of our combat troops out of Iraq, and deploy them here in Afghanistan, and I think we have to seize that opportunity. Now’s the time for us to do it” ( Translation: MORE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN!

Speaking on August 1, 2007 in an address to the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC, Obama stated the same exact agenda, taking it a step further: “The first step must be getting off the wrong battlefield in Iraq, and taking the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan” ( Translation: MORE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN! NEW ILLEGAL WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST PAKISTAN!

According to Obama, “if we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will” ( Translation: NEW ILLEGAL COVERT WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST PAKISTAN!

Obama even went as far as saying, “we must not turn a blind eye to elections that are neither free nor fair – our goal is not simply an ally in Pakistan; it is a democratic ally” (read transcript of entire speech here: Translation: REGIME CHANGE AND NATION-BUILDING IN PAKISTAN!

In August of 2007, in an article entitled “Renewing America’s Leadership,” published in the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) “Foreign Affairs” Magazine, Obama wrote, “I will not hesitate to use force, unilaterally if necessary, to protect the American people or our vital interests whenever we are attacked or imminently threatened. We must also consider using military force in circumstances beyond self-defense in order to provide for the common security that underpins global stability — to support friends, participate in stability and reconstruction operations, or confront mass atrocities” (read transcript of entire speech here: Translation: NEW UNPROVOKED, ILLEGAL WARS OF AGGRESSION AGAINST MIDDLE-EASTERN SOVEREIGN NATIONS!

In this same article, Obama also claimed that “we must develop a strong international coalition to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and eliminate North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Iran and North Korea could trigger regional arms races, creating dangerous nuclear flashpoints in the Middle East and East Asia. In confronting these threats, I will not take the military option off the table. But our first measure must be sustained, direct, and aggressive diplomacy — the kind that the Bush administration has been unable and unwilling to use.” Translation: NEW ILLEGAL WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST NORTH KOREA! NEW ILLEGAL WAR OF AGGRESSION AGAINST IRAN!

See what I mean? Obama was always just another Bush, hell-bend on expanding America’s wars in the Middle East. I tried to warn as many people as I could not to vote for this warmongering pig, but only a select few took the time to review my research!

But, you know what? It’s never to late to turn this slimeball into the LAME DUCK he should be! We can prevent his re-election if we spread the truth around, and let people know that they were fooled by this FALSE PEACE CANDIDATE! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Discussing Obama’s Career as a Professional Actor

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “War Criminal Obama Deserves an Oscar, Not a Peace Prize!“…

2009-10-10 - Discussing Obama's Career as a Professional Actor

Rayn: The war criminal, Obama, should have been awarded an Oscar for “Best Actor,” not a Nobel Peace Prize!

Charles C.: I thought I was the only one out there that feels that way. He does everything that Bush did during the last 8 years, only difference is he somehow convinced the world that he’s different. Only change I see is a slightly darker skin tone not the change in government that he preached.

Rayn: You’re not the only one! Believe me! I tried to warn everyone about his intentions before he was even elected (along with all of the other warmongering candidates)! There were only a few anti-war candidates to choose from (i.e. Ron Paul, Cynthia McKinney, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich), and Obama definitely wasn’t one of them! He bragged about his murderous plans for Pakistan and Afghanistan over and over when he was still just a senator!

Noone should be surprised that he has done nothing to stop Bush’s criminal wars overseas! Remember these interviews:…

Obama, like Bush before him, is just another wealthy elitist puppet, serving his corporate masters well. Imperialism is the name of the American political game, and both parties, republican and democrat, are players. Our two-party system is a fraud and only represents the false paradigm, with no real choices to be had. Until we realize that we are being fooled, we will continue to desperately search outside of ourselves for “leaders,” when the only true “change” can come from within.

Kenny C.: nobel peace prize will forever be looked at, by me, as a joke! IF HE ACTUALLY KEPT HIS PROMISE and brought these people home, then award him. but all he is doing is killing people. this world is screwed up. i should b awarded an olympic gold medal

Discussing the Illusion of Change Under Obama

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “The Obama Deception“…

Rayn: The Obama Deception:

I just finished watched Alex Jones’ new documentary exposé, “The Obama Deception.” It is a must see!

Katherine C.: Oh god…is he gonna be all evil and fuck with us 4 the next 4-8 years?

RaynIf you’d like to understand what’s in store for America, watch the video I posted, entitled “The Obama Deception”.

Also, here’s the link to an informative article, entitled “This is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama’s White House,” written by author Jeremy Scahill in November 2008: