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Madalena
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With George Bush now dumped into the dustbin of history, millions of people around the world are hoping that the new American president Barak H. Obama will make a genuine departure from the conspicuously criminal policies that characterized his predecesso



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Madalena Lobaotello (448)
Sunday January 25, 2009, 12:33 pm
Khaled Amayreh



Jan 25, 2009

With George Bush now dumped into the dustbin of history, millions of people around the world are hoping that the new American president Barak H. Obama will make a genuine departure from the conspicuously criminal policies that characterized his predecessorís gloomy era.

Undoubtedly, Bush excelled in the perpetration of evil. He murdered, killed, deceived and lied, thinking he was doing a great service to America and the world.

His era was drenched with blood, mostly the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, killed unjustly under the misleading rubric of "the war on terror."

In Palestine, and only three weeks before his unmissed departure, Bush gave the Zio-Nazi state of Israel carte blanche to commit a real genocide in Gaza in which thousands of helpless civilians were brutally massacred and maimed while thousands of homes and other buildings were utterly destroyed.

And instead of urging Israel to stop the pornographic bloodletting against the captive and virtually defenseless people of Gaza, Bush behaved gleefully and gloatingly, invoking the mendacious mantra that "Israel has the right to defend itself."

We in the Middle East realize quite well that Obama is not going to be the paragon of freedom and justice many naÔve people had thought he would be.

Unfortunately, the American political environment is too morally barren to produce truly moral politicians who would be willing, let alone able, to call the spade a spade, especially when the Zio-Nazi state is concerned.

Doing so would most likely be tantamount to committing political suicide in a country where Congress, the media, Show business as well as the bulk of the vital financial industry are tightly controlled by Israelís American gents.

Nonetheless, Obama should strive to be more than just a sort of a Bush-lite president. Otherwise, he would be repeating the same mistakes, indulging in the same follies and committing the same crimes, knowingly or unknowingly.

I know it is premature to judge the man since he has been only a few days in the White House. However, the signs are not very encouraging.

Obama has refrained from denouncing the recent Nazi-like crimes committed by the Zio-Nazi state in the Gaza Strip. Obama spoke elaborately about Israelís right to defend itself, but said absolutely nothing about the Palestinian peopleís right to defend themselves.

He cited the "thousands of rockets" that Hamas fired on Israel, but completely ignored the cruel and deadly aggressions Israel has been carrying out against an imprisoned people languishing under a manifestly criminal siege that has striking similarities with the German siege of Ghetto Warsaw during the Second World War.

Obama said the Palestinians needed food, clean water and basic medical care. However, he carefully refrained from uttering the word "freedom." That was really mind-boggling, even shocking.

Well, Mr. Obama, are you betraying your own history? Your own Afro-American peopleís struggle for freedom and justice? Besides, what happened to "give me freedom or give me death"? Indeed, have you come to think that certain classes of people, the Untermenschen, donít deserve freedom or can live without it?

Obama should understand that the enduring Palestinian cause is not about food, clean water and basic medical care, although these are basic necessities for all human beings. It is also not about border crossings or even terror.

What the Palestinians need most, Mr. Obama, is freedom, freedom from the Nazi-like Israeli occupation, oppression and persecution.

We want to be free from the evils wrought upon us by the Zionist occupation of our country. This evil occupation is a collective act of rape that robs us of our human dignity, human rights, even our very survival.

As human beings, we will not accept trading our God-given freedom for food, clean water and medical care.

The White slave masters once viewed your not-too-distant ancestors as only deserving food and water and probably some sort of medical care, but no freedom.

So, are you Mr. President trying now to reproduce ancient racism and apply it to our people, long haunted by foreign occupation and oppression?

Obama said Hamas would have to recognize Israel in order to qualify for his administrationís recognition.

Well, Hamas doesnít need your recognition, Mr. Obama. It wonít do it any good. The US did recognize the PLO nearly two decades ago, after the latter recognized Israel.

But since then, and instead of pressuring Israel to end its criminal occupation and colonization of our homeland, successive American administrations (under Reagan, George Bush, Sr., Clinton, Bush, Jr.), gave Israel tens of billions of dollars to expand Jewish-only colonies, effectively enabling the criminal state to kill the prospect of any genuine peace settlement of the conflict.

So, what would your conditional recognition of Hamas do in real terms? Moreover, why do you think Hamas should repeat the same stupid blunders of the PLO?

Luckily, Hamas will not recognize the evil Zio-Nazi entity under any circumstances. Evil and its ramifications and implications must never be granted legitimacy, especially by its victims.

A state that commits genocide and exterminates thousands of innocent children and women and old men, by raining on their homes missiles and bombs from high altitudes, using the state-of-the-art of the American technology of death, cannot be a legitimate state. It is rather a criminal state that ought to be destroyed and eradicated.

More to the point, is not a state that uses White Phosphorous bombs against school children, worshippers praying to their God in peaceable mosques, and civilians seeking shelter in UN-run schools is a murderous genocidal state not unlike the Third Reich?

After all, there is not really a qualitative difference between exterminating people by way of gas chambers as the Nazis did several decades ago and incinerating them by White Phosphorous bombs and F-16 fighters as the great grandchildren of the holocaust survivors have just done in Gaza.

In short, Israel is a murderous criminal state which has no legitimacy. This is not a matter of a few rotten people at the helm of Israeli politics. The entire Zionist infrastructure is intrinsically and hopelessly evil.

Hence, no Palestinian with a modicum of national dignity and self-respect should lend legitimacy to this satanic entity.

One more message to Obama. It has been reported that one of the foreign policy priorities of your administration is to mend relations with the Muslim world.

Well, this is certainly a good idea. After all, one of the main causes of Muslim hostility to the US is Americaís scandalous and enduring embrace of tyrannical Arab regimes that treat their own peoples as animals or sub-humans.

So, Mr. Obama, if you would like to see America respected, not just feared, by Muslims, you hasten to withdraw your countryís support from these rotten and self-worshipping tyrants who torment and savage their own masses on Americaís behalf.

You certainly did the right thing by terminating some of the ugly practices initiated by Bush, e.g. the renditions and the ghoulish torture techniques such as "waterboarding," that some of our Arab governments have been involved in obviously in collusion with the Bush administration.

Nonetheless, you still have a long way to go. These governments, which the US routinely calls "our allies," are really tyrannical police states whose political and moral modus operandi represents the exact antithesis of every sublime value and ideal America holds dear.

So, please, Mr. Obama, withdraw your support from governments and regimes that donít allow free and fair elections as well as freedom of expression; donít court governments that arrest, persecute, torture, and kill political opponents and non-conformist journalists. Donít sanction police state practices in the Muslim world under the rubric of such outworn concepts as "the war on terror" or "fighting fundamentalism" or even "preserving Americaís interests."

Mr. President, the most effective means of safeguarding Americaís interests in the Muslim world is attained by adopting a foreign policy based on justice, morality and respect for our peopleís right to freedom and sovereignty.

Yes, embracing tyrannical police states in the Muslim world might look expedient in the short term. But in the long term, America will only reap the hostility of hundreds of millions of people in the Muslim world.

Finally, I would like to point out that Muslims donít really hate America. I myself received my college and graduate education in the US, and I harbor no hatred or hostility to the American people.

Muslims only hate the often pornographic oppression meted to us as a result of Americaís unjust policies.

And, as always, Palestine remains the most scandalous example.



 

Eric Gilmartin (361)
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 2:12 pm
Obama's going to be great. Just watch.
 

Elizabeth L. (164)
Wednesday January 28, 2009, 2:18 pm
The Obamamaniacs will NOT like this article, if they bother to read it. Of course no one should agree with it - it's rubbish.
 

Audrey B. (0)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:23 pm

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They'll be coming courtesy of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

And they won't just be affecting those who make over $250,000 as you'll soon see. The bulk of these taxes will be passed on directly to the middle class.

That's because while a majority of these "stealth taxes" were designed to be taxes on businesses, they're actually be transferred directly to ordinary citizens.

They include an investment income surtax, a medicate payroll tax, even a "tanning tax" on those who utilize indoor tanning services.

"Many of those [hidden] taxes, especially those on hospitals, insurers and medical device manufacturers, will ultimately be passed on through higher health costs," said Michael Tanner an expert on the healthcare law.

Editor's note: How much extra will you have to pay? See the complete list of new Obamacare taxes here.

Of course, the Obamacare plan was primarily designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans and reduce healthcare costs.

Many experts are saying it will have the opposite exact opposite effect.

That's why Republicans hope to strike down Obamacare should they nab a presidential victory in November.

They claim that the taxes needed to pay for Obamacare will crush the middle class and most U.S. taxpayers, as well as trigger job losses in affected industries.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 76% of those who stand to be slapped with the penalty (the Supreme Court calls it a tax) for not carrying insurance are those earning less than $120,000. The penalty for the average American family is $4,700 a year in new taxes.

Other new Obamacare taxes will hit drug companies (totaling $27 billion), and medical device makers ($20 billion), as well as enforce new reporting requirements and regulations on physicians.

But these stipulations could make access to health care and services more costly and difficult for seniors.

About six million people nationwide will most likely lose their Medicaid eligibility because their states will not join the Medicaid expansion.

Roughly half would be able to obtain private insurance, leaving the other half without coverage, the CBO reports.

Tax experts say you should try to estimate how much you will have to pay when the new taxes go into effect - and take precautions to limit the effects on your bottom line.
What the Experts Say: Real facts and figures about the Hidden Obamacare taxes are hard to find. That's why Money Morning has created a free comprehensive guide to help you prepare. You'll learn exactly what new taxes you can expect to see. Just go here to get it now.
 

Bill Reese (138)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 1:54 pm
Audry, wonderful writting. The only challenge I see is the non educated do not want to be educated on the cost of having Obama as president. If everyone had been awake and learning, they would have seen that Obama has one thing and only one thing on his agenda and that is to bring America to a third world nation status by bankrupting it, and destroying our US CONSTITUTION. He has made a lot of head way from what I can see on this liberal care2 site. We are speaking to mostly people that want the government to become their parents and give them a live, there is no desire for them to have to work for getting ahead in America. Like the Texas congresswoman said, America is wealthy enough that no one should have to work if they do not want too. This was said back in the 1970's but it is finally coming true under Obama, and it may happen for about 4 years and then we will all be bankrupt.
 

jan b. (3)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:06 pm
Bill Reese had quite a lot of say and so do I....... Conservatives are glad and so willingly put more money in their pockets when wages for services and products are cheap and then complain like Romney to the rich folks at the fund raiser and say these people rely on Govt aid.
I often equate conservative ( especially proud and unfeeling conservatism ) with partial sociopathy, the type with no empathy. I have to wonder if it is genetic since the social defect is pervasive, even to the point of self destruction.
Only social behavior can eliminate it.
The ones who create poverty in the USA may live it regret it yet.......all they have to do is check below the border when young people with no economic future go to work for the cartels. When there is only the rich and the poor and no middle class----the republicans will see to it that we head in that direction.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 6:50 am
Five years in ... when will the truth seep in, look around and see your own truth, don't ingest another's.
 

David King (3150)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:31 am
I am an President Obama supporter, but he is about to let the GOP ruin the middle class again!!

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Bill Reese (138)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 8:42 pm
Obamacare is killing the middle class with all the new taxes, it time to repeal the stupid bill. When Pelosi said, vote for it then you will know what is in it, well congress did vote for it without reading it and now even Democrats are have "buyer remorse" as the mid-term elections are coming at the same time as dozens of new middle class taxes.
Congress needs to repeal the entire 1800 pages of new regulations, taxes and start over with a bill that everyone will read and discuss before passing it on a part of a new government in its self.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:15 am
The article spews hope that the new American President will make a genuine departure from conspicuously criminal policies ... and he has certainly done that in spades!

To Janice B's point ... no need to check below the border to find young people with no economic future going to work for the cartels. In Chicago. Obama's hometown and community activist roots, for example, they're called gangs (which are now being cartel-recruited as expansion additions to foot soldier status. Ironic isn't it?
 

Dianne T. (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7:58 am
Let's just hope that the USA can survive Obama and regroup once he is long gone from the White House - the sooner the better!
 

Bill Reese (138)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 7:37 pm
I think the American people are finally waking up to the corrupt, socialist that we have in the White House. The ObamaCare is failing and is killing the middle class. We have a known Al Qaida terrorist working in the financial office of the crooked IRS, and of course the IRS has been infiltrated by Obama's goons for a major scandal, then there is the NSA, Benghazi scandals. The down grading of our military to the point that no country respects its strength any more. The sooner Obama is out of office and we can get the country back on a Constitutional basis the better. At this time we do not need a congress as Obama just makes an executive order for what ever he wants done. Sad but true.
 
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