Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1236824 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#854281 Feb 5, 2013
When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a memo to President Carter, "preliminary thoughts" on "What is to be done":

A. It is essential that Afghanistani resistance continues. This means more money as well as arms shipments to the rebels, and some technical advice;

B. To make the above possible we must both reassure Pakistan and encourage it to help the rebels. This will require a review of our policy toward Pakistan, more guarantees to it, more arms aid.

C. We should encourage the Chinese to help the rebels also.

D. We should concert with Islamic countries both a propaganda campaign and in a covert action campaign to help the rebels;

E. We should inform the Soviets that their actions are placing SALT in jeopardy and that will also influence the substance of the Brown visit to China, since the Chinese are doubtless going to be most concerned about implications for themselves of such Soviet assertiveness so close to their border. Unless we tell the Soviets will not take our "expressions of concern" very seriously, with the effect that our relations will suffer, without the Soviets ever having been confronted with the need to ask the question whether such local adventurism is worth the long-term damage to the U.S.-Soviet relationship;

F. Finally, we should consider taking Soviet actions in Afghanistan to the U.N. as a threat to peace.5

In a 1998 interview by Le Nouvel Observateur, Brzezinski was asked if "American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention." He responded,

Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.

"We didn't push the Russians to intervene," he clarified, "but we knowingly increased the probability that they would." He said that the secret operation "had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap."

He was then asked, "And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalism, having given arms and advice to future terrorists?" He responded,

What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?6

Brzezinski had encouraged President Carter to support the Taliban and Islamic extremism in Afghanistan. He continued to defend the move two decades later, calling it "Nonsense!" that "Islamic fundamentalism represents a world menace today."
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#854282 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
The Nazi regime was rightwing. Did you go to school in Texas too?
Communists and Nazi Socialists untill you get rich. Feminist until you get married. Anti-gun untill you get robbed, family member killed or mugged by a deranged democrat. Atheist until the airplane starts falling. That's liberal.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#854283 Feb 5, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
<quoted text>F U ITCH GO F UR SELF WHO THE F ARE YOU xyz
Jane? Time to put Yunior in the straight jacket. Beginning of daily meltdown.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#854284 Feb 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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There is a big difference between using drones for military operations in places where we are involved in such operations versus using drones for targeted assassinations of specific individuals, particularly American citizens who have not been convicted of any crime.
So, although one can be peased to see some of these individuals dead, the process raises serious questions about the power of one man to order the killing of other Americans. Perhaps future targets will be political opponents?
Hyperbole. It only bothers you because it is a Democratic President; especially President Obama.
As mentioned many times; let the CIA and military do their job; we don't need to know everything. If we had drones in 1960, Castro wouldn't around now.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#854285 Feb 5, 2013
January 23, 1980
Carter announces the "Carter Doctrine" in his State of the Union address, asserting that threats to the Persian Gulf region will be viewed as "an assault of the vital interests of the United States."

April 18, 1977
In an address to the nation, Carter calls his program of energy conservation the "moral equivalent of war."
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#854286 Feb 5, 2013
July 25, 1980
Carter signs Presidential Directive 59 advocating a strategy for fighting a "limited" nuclear war.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#854287 Feb 5, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Righwingers are getting dumber. Was there a Fox News special on recently?
Those who wish to sing...always find a song dufuss.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#854288 Feb 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a liar.
The Chicago Police will no longer dispatch police from 9-11 calls if the suspect(s) are no longer there.
They will send lighter duty police to get a report but not on an emergency basis.
Yep, lets rush two officers in a car to an empty parking space so the owner can say-"look my car is gone".
I have piles of horseshit in my front pasture that are smarter than you people.
RealDave where’s the Lie?
Jane Says

New York, NY

#854289 Feb 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a big difference between using drones for military operations in places where we are involved in such operations versus using drones for targeted assassinations of specific individuals, particularly American citizens who have not been convicted of any crime.
So, although one can be peased to see some of these individuals dead, the process raises serious questions about the power of one man to order the killing of other Americans. Perhaps future targets will be political opponents?
exactly. right after Obama's first inauguration, there were cries from the left to arrest CIA and Cheney for waterboarding.

'Nov 12, 2012

Hypocrite Obama and other Dems like John Kerry on drone strikes.

Obama , Kerry, Biden and other dems love to state over and over how Al-Quadea is on the run or dead and GM is alive.
The fact is these drone strikes that they say has al-quaeda on the run will in my opinion unfortunately create more hatred and terror minded people against the good US citizens in the years to come.

Where is the outcry from dem leaders like John Kerry and Harry Reid who previously accused American Troops of terrorizing innocent Iraqi women and children by doing house to house raids?(
)

Look at the hypocrisy of Obama who along with his in the pocket liberal media friends, had such an outcry against waterboarding. Some even called for war crimes against Bush and Cheney for waterboarding. Cant the same be said for Obama and the drone strikes? Let me ask all of you fine educated progressive folks here. What is more brutal, raiding houses and checking for weapons and frightening women and children in the middle of the night or these drone strikes that blow off the limbs and extinguish the lives many innocent women and children?

What is more brutal and uncivilized? Waterboarding someone or a drone strike that wipes out homes , entires families, babies, elderly along with sometimes the intended target if they guess right?

I find it very interesting that the media made waterboarding such a big issue when Obama first ran for president yet no word or question to Obama in the recent debates or interviews about the morality and questionable legality of drone strikes. I did not hear John Kerry raise his deep voice and call on the admin to stop blowing up these innocent women and children the way he did about house to house raids or waterboarding under Bush. Why not?

So while Obama and his gang continue to boast Al-Quaeda is on the run and GM is alive, I think the families of all of those butchered in Benghazi recently would beg to differ. I hope and pray we are not creating future terrorists against us by these drone tactics.'

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Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#854291 Feb 5, 2013
Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multicultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat."
-- "The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and its Geostrategic Imperatives," by Zbigniew Brzezinski (1997), Council on Foreign Relations, National Security Advisor to President Carter and adviser to Presidents Reagan and Bush the First
THE NEED FOR OBAMA IN THE FIRST LINE MULTICULTURAL 3/5 DEMOCRATs NO LONGER PROTEST WAR

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#854292 Feb 5, 2013
Truth is no SIN wrote:
January 23, 1980
Carter announces the "Carter Doctrine" in his State of the Union address, asserting that threats to the Persian Gulf region will be viewed as "an assault of the vital interests of the United States."
April 18, 1977
In an address to the nation, Carter calls his program of energy conservation the "moral equivalent of war."
"Our decision about energy will test the character of the American people and the ability of the President and the Congress to govern. This difficult effort will be the "moral equivalent of war" -- except that we will be uniting our efforts to build and not destroy."

He was talking about conservation & Moving away from oil.
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#854293 Feb 5, 2013
A War in the Planning for Four Years
HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE?

Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] Put War Plans In a 1997 Book - It Is "A Blueprint for World Dictatorship," Says a Former German Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984,
Truth is no SIN

Bronx, NY

#854294 Feb 5, 2013
"THE GRAND CHESSBOARD - American Primacy And It's Geostrategic Imperatives," Zbigniew Brzezinski, Basic Books, 1997.

These are the very first words in the book: "Ever since the continents started interacting politically, some five hundred years ago, Eurasia has been the center of world power."- p. xiii. Eurasia is all of the territory east of Germany and Poland, stretching all the way through Russia and China to the Pacific Ocean. It includes the Middle East and most of the Indian subcontinent. The key to controlling Eurasia, says Brzezinski, is controlling the Central Asian Republics. And the key to controlling the Central Asian republics is Uzbekistan. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Uzbekistan was forcefully mentioned by President George W. Bush in his address to a joint session of Congress, just days after the attacks of September 11, as the very first place that the U.S. military would be deployed.

As FTW has documented in previous stories, major deployments of U.S. and British forces had taken place before the attacks. And the U.S. Army and the CIA had been active in Uzbekistan for several years. There is now evidence that what the world is witnessing is a cold and calculated war plan - at least four years in the making - and that, from reading Brzezinski's own words about Pearl Harbor, the World Trade Center attacks were just the trigger needed to set the final conquest in motion.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#854295 Feb 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
"Lighter duty police" sounds like washed-up retreads who should be replaced by capable officers.
Ignoring crimes against property just encourages more such crimes.
They are not ignored but rather taken care of more efficiently.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#854296 Feb 5, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama didn't have a clue the operation was happening. He thought he'd be playing golf all goddam day that day. Now, give me a break here. The president is going to invade an allied country and kill bin Laden, and he's going to go golfing?
You really don't have a clue in the world what has to happen to cover all the bases for an op like that. Yet, here you are spewing the most ignorant crap on this site.
You are an idiot.
Easy on the insults pal, understand what you're reading and notice who wrote it. Don't make me conclude what the D stands for.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#854297 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I can't imagine him getting re elected.
most of Florida agrees.

hence another GOP Governor capitulation to the Tea Party principles so the sane folks will let him continue to live on the government dole whilst he plays etch-a-sketch.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#854299 Feb 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a big difference between using drones for military operations in places where we are involved in such operations versus using drones for targeted assassinations of specific individuals, particularly American citizens who have not been convicted of any crime.
So, although one can be peased to see some of these individuals dead, the process raises serious questions about the power of one man to order the killing of other Americans. Perhaps future targets will be political opponents?
If Al Qaeda has a base in Yemen where they are recruiting suicide bombers & sending then to attack US assets then I say blow them away with a drone.

No different that shooting a gunman in a clock tower.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#854300 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Urban is another word for blacks and hispanics. Interesting.
might as well be, but that wasn't the intent of the article.

but it was mine. the space between the lines is very large.
DBs Mama

Orlando, FL

#854301 Feb 5, 2013
Oh, there you are, son, your stepfather and me been looking everywhere for you. Now I know you have these episodes from time to time but I just wanted to find you and let you know that I spoke with the Sheriff and he says you can come back home if you agree to put the ankle monitor back on. Please just do it, son, and don't make a big fuss, my old heart couldn't stand no more trouble, and Earl'd kill you, you know that.

I carried you for 8 months, borned you, and raised you as best I could, son, and I mean to see it through to the end no matter how painful. But do you suppose you could spare a thought for me and Earl once in a while? And your step-sister, Emmy, asked about you too, she says she recognized your picture on America's Most Wanted, ha ha, I told her it couldn't've been you cause nobody but me ever wanted you.

DB, honey, you had it all. Don't you remember? You was the smartest child in Sunday School. Whenever Pastor Henry - it's Henrietta now, son, I thought you'd best hear it from me - whenever Pastor Henry used to shout out, "Do y'all believe?" You were the first one to shout back the right answer over and over! I was so proud. It did get a little repetitive sometimes but time has a way of smoothing over that sort of stuff.

I knew that woman was trouble, DB, now don't shush me, I got a right to speak my mind, son. That woman was trash and she still is and she done you dirt, DB, plain and simple. You were right to go off like you did, clear your head, take a little time to get things straight again. But folks're asking questions, hon, and, since you're not here to answer them, and since you only ever got the one answer for just about everything, they're starting to guess their own answers might be the right ones. You're embarrassing me, honey. I bought the Karlson's a new sheep and a goat, but that don't stop them talking about it every darned day.

Come back soon, son, we love you and miss you. I hope this letter finds you well, and God Bless.

Love,

Mama and Earl
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#854302 Feb 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Hyperbole. It only bothers you because it is a Democratic President; especially President Obama.
As mentioned many times; let the CIA and military do their job; we don't need to know everything. If we had drones in 1960, Castro wouldn't around now.
Why not take out Castro with a drone now?

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