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Following in Bush’s Warring Footsteps

Obama’s ‘War on Terror’

The language is softened and deceptive. The strategy and tactics are not. The “war on terror” continues. Promised change is talk, not policy. Just look at Obama’s “war cabinet,” discussed in an earlier article. It assures:

— the “strongest military on the planet” by outspending all other countries combined;

— continued foreign wars;

— possible new ones in prospect; on February 7, vice-president Joe Biden outlined continuity of the Bush administration’s policy toward Iran, including “preventive” wars under the National Security Strategy; demands also that Iran abandon its legal nuclear program meaning nothing going forward will change;

— permanent occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is planned;

— a reinvented “Cold War” with Russia; perhaps also with China; “draw(ing) a new ‘iron curtain’ (between these) formidable Eurasian powers” to prevent their alliance from challenging America, according to F. William Engdahl;

— an “absolute” commitment “to eliminating the threat of terrorism (with) the full force of our power;”

— inciting instability for imperial gain, especially in resource-rich parts of the world;

— militarizing America; keeping Bush administration police state laws in force; dealing with a deepening economic crisis by preparing for hard line crackdowns should popular unrest arise; and

— readying for another major false flag attack?

Three times in his final week in office, George Bush warned: “Our enemies are patient and determined to strike again. There’s still an enemy out there that would like to inflict damage on America – Americans. And that’ll be the major threat. The most important job (for) the next president is….to protect the American people from another attack.”

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Killing our Enemies

Do we have enemies? Senator Mike Gravel doesn’t think so.

Senator Mike Gravel on Enemies of the U.S.

And if it’s bin Laden we’re concerned about, Fox News reported that he died in Dec. 2001:

Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.

“The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead,” the source said.

Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.Rest of story

In a Nov. 2008 CBS interview Obama said: I think capturing or killing bin Laden is a critical aspect of stamping out al Qaeda. He is not just a symbol, he’s also the operational leader of an organization that is planning attacks against US targets.

A scant two months later Obama’s position weakened: My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him. But if we have so tightened the noose that he’s in a cave somewhere and can’t even communicate with his operatives, then we will meet our goal of protecting America.

Biden promises Obama Will “Send Him To Hell”

Obama Girl Helping Obama Find Osama bin Laden

Cheney said bin Laden was not involved in 911:

In this news clip, Cheney says his guess is that bin Laden is operating in an area that is very difficult to get to and that he’s not an effective leader at this stage because he cannot engage with his organization without coming out of whatever hole he’s hiding in.

According to Donald Rumsfield that ‘hole’ is equipped with computers and telephone systems – ‘a very sophisticated operation’.

In a press conference six months post 911, Bush was asked about bin Laden. Deep in my heart I know the man’s on the run if he’s alive at all.