Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Barack Obama accused of selling out on Iraq by picking hawks to run his Foreign Policy

Mr Obama has moved quickly in the last 48 hours to get his cabinet team in place, unveiling a raft of heavyweight appointments, in addition to Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.

But his preference for General James Jones, a former Nato commander who backed John McCain, as his National Security Adviser and Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, a supporter of the war, to run the Homeland Security department has dismayed many of his earliest supporters.

The likelihood that Mr Obama will retain George W Bush's Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, has reinforced the notion that he will not aggressively pursue the radical withdrawal of all combat troops from Iraq over the next 16 months and engagement with rogue states that he has pledged.

Chris Bowers of the influential OpenLeft.com blog complained: "That is, over all, a centre-right foreign policy team. I feel incredibly frustrated. Progressives are being entirely left out of Obama's major appointments so far."


Obama is not a progressive, he is an establishment insider. The more I read about Mr Obama's appointees and the people backing him, the more I become concerned about the future direction the USA is headed.

Judging from his close advisors, we will see a continued meddling in the Middle East and perhaps new wars in an expanded conflict. I would not be surprised to see another false flag attack, "worse than 911", to be used so that there is "no choice but for America to fight back". A leader like Obama would rally people behind him in extremely tough times having the ability to "draft" hundreds of thousands of people to help fight against "terrible hardship", whether it be economic or terrorist in origin (both being manufactured events).

Expect to see a massive economic collapse and another 911 in Obama's first term ... as soon as the infrastructure is in place to draft people into various government programs.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 25th, 2008.]


steven andresen said...

Is there a way of making Obama and his team do anything other than what Bush has done, to be guided by any other principles than what guides the Bush and Clinton people?

This is our question.

SpookyOne said...

Good question.

At least by putting out warnings we will have people consider what is really going on here.

Perhaps the people will not be so complacent and contact Obama so that he knows we are watching very closely.

My fear is that the changes we will see are going to be window dressing.

steven andresen said...

The situation is pretty clear.

Obama is putting together the German General Staff. We know that the German General Staff was assembled in such a way that it could be very efficient in pushing.

Seeing that he's got the German General Staff, Obama's street mobs are understandably upset because you don't assemble the German General Staff unless you are wanting to push somewhere.

Here, we are wanting to complain now, even before he's innaugerated, because it will be too late to complain as the German General Staff takes off east. We, of course think it's a bad thing to push, and no one should be assembling the German General Staff. There's nothing else you can do with it.

Obama's Staff, of course has cover. When we are stuck west of Moscow in winter, some of them will say, well, we should never do this in winter. It wasn't my idea, blah, blah, blah.

We can't wait until Obama and his Staff pushes, or until we're bogged down in winter somewhere. If we have Obama assembling the German General Staff we have to say there's no reason to do that unless you are planning to push somewhere. And that would just be wrong.

SpookyOne said...

nice analogy ... yes, we should be very mindful about who these people are, their backgrounds and what sort of direction they are likely to take the country.

... the people who make up Obama's General Staff should be challenged with the information we have discovered online, not with the fairy floss information that constitutes the mainstream view of events.

The Congress, or whatever body overseeing the hiring, will do nothing. Once again it is up to "the people" to fly the flag wherever they can and hope the real details of what is happening makes its way into the public consciousness. It's all about informing the public (including the politicians) so that some sort of action can follow.