Arcade Fire backs Obama

Arcade Fire backs Obama

There are 1 comment on the The Toronto Star story from Mar 3, 2008, titled Arcade Fire backs Obama. In it, The Toronto Star reports that:

"Forget the cross-border sniping over NAFTA, the biggest Canadian incursion in the Ohio Democratic primary is Barack Obama grabbing the backing of Montreal's Arcade Fire.

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Northridge, CA

#1 Mar 3, 2008
Sen. Obama’s new foreign policy advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski , wrote a book in 1997 “ The Grand Chessboard (see below)” where he is advocating the fact that we may soon have to get ourselves into a war with Iran if we want to maintain global primacy.

Historians claim that it was Brezinski’s misguided actions (during the 1960’s and ‘70’s in Afghanistan/Soviet Union conflict) that led to the present day military strength buildup of Osama Bin Ladin’s –including others- terrorist groups.

I am very disturbed by the fact that no one in the media is asking Sen. Obama the following:

Why did the politically controversial former advisor to former president Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski endorse Sen. Obama last summer, for president?

Why did Sen. Obama select Brzezinski to serve as a foreign policy advisor for him?
Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski publishes a book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, in which he portrays the Eurasian landmass as the key to world power, and Central Asia with its vast oil reserves as the key to domination of Eurasia. He states that for the US to maintain its global primacy, it must prevent any possible adversary from controlling that region. He notes:“The attitude of the American public toward the external projection of American power has been much more ambivalent. The public supported America’s engagement in World War II largely because of the shock effect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.” He predicts that because of popular resistance to US military expansionism, his ambitious Central Asian strategy can not be implemented,“except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.”[Brzezinski, 1997, pp. 24-25, 210-11] The book also theorizes that the US could be attacked by Afghan terrorists, precipitating a US invasion of Afghanistan, and that the US may eventually seek control of Iran as a key strategic element in the US’s attempt to exert its influence in Central Asia and the Middle East.[Brzezinski, 1997]

I was very uncomfortable when I reviewed some of Sen. Obama’s speeches-as posted on You Tube. He came off very well…very professional…very impressive…until I realized that he wasn’t telling me ANYTHING about what I really needed to know about his candidacy. His messages were ‘top/down’. He fed us information but did not answer any meaningful questions. I felt as if I were watching a production of George Orwell’s 1984.


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