Obama was (still is) a Trojan horse. He is a total fraud. If a Republican continued to do the killing, the bomb dropping, the "collateral damage" drone destruction and now the expansion of the American Empire's war zones, the dumbed down, lobotomized progressives would be screaming from the rooftops, but a black democrat, supposedly the second coming of Christ, a liberal-in-name-only (Lino), who has spent more time causing civil unrest and transgender bathroom orgasms than any remotely real accomplishment over the past tortuous eight years, well that's just fine. Obama, was just what the neocons and the military industrial complex wanted, a black Sambo able to shuffle to their tunes and yet dazzle the masses with his fancy footwork. He is a creature of Brzezinski, the Trilateral commission, the CFR and the power elites of Wall Street and the transnational corporatocracy. Simply put, he is a complete fraud.
Obama, give back your Peace Prize.
US President Barack Obama is calling on the US military to intensify airstrikes and counterterrorism operations in Somalia.
With less than 50 days remaining in office, outgoing President Barack Obama is quietly escalating U.S. military operations in Somalia.
The New York Times is reporting that the Obama White House has decided to escalate American military engagement in Somalia and expand the legal scope of the war against Al Qaeda, “a move that will strengthen President-elect Donald J. Trump’s authority to combat thousands of Islamist fighters in the chaotic Horn of Africa nation.”
The administration has decided to deem the Shabab, the Islamist militant group in Somalia, to be part of the armed conflict that Congress authorized against the perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to senior American officials. The move is intended to shore up the legal basis for an intensifying campaign of airstrikes and other counterterrorism operations, carried out largely in support of African Union and Somali government forces.
The executive branch’s stretching of the 2001 war authorization against the original Al Qaeda to cover other Islamist groups in countries far from Afghanistan — even ones, like the Shabab, that did not exist at the time — has prompted recurring objections from some legal and foreign policy experts.
Even though al-Shabab did not exist as an organization at the time of 9-11, Obama is retroactively including the group in September 11 war authorization, in a move that will make it easier for the US military to intensify airstrikes and counterterrorism operations.
Jimmy Dore breaks down Obama’s latest war escalation in Somalia.
The takeaway from the video…If Trump does even half of all the bombing that Obama has done, the world will rise up in rage and disgust, but because it is “harmless” Barack Obama waging countless wars, coups, and bombings, no one even bats an eye.
“If Trump did something like this everyone would be screaming WW3.”
Which is exactly why Barack Obama was the greatest gift of a US President the Military Industrial Complex, neocons, and neo-liberal warmongers could have ever hoped for.
A report says more American military forces have arrived in Yemen’s port city of Aden to join the contingent of U.S. troops allegedly fighting al-Qaeda militants in the country’s south.
Yemen’s al-Masirah television channel published footage showing American troops arriving in Aden.
The report further said the new batch is apparently linked to the U.S. troops already deployed in al-Anad Airbase and other Yemeni areas, adding that the deployment is aimed at reinforcing the U.S. forces claiming to be fighting al-Qaeda terrorists.
The TV report added the development reveals the true intention of the U.S.-backed Saudi aggression against Yemen, which is to gain dominance over the Arabian Peninsula state and loot its wealth.
The deployment of U.S. troops to Yemen, the report said, shows Washington is pursuing its own interests in the war-torn country and seeks to expand its military presence there.
The Pentagon has been providing logistics and surveillance support to Saudi Arabia in its military aggression against Yemen, the kingdom’s impoverished southern neighbor, which has killed at least 11,400 civilians since its onset in March 2015, according to a latest tally by a Yemeni monitoring group.