Obama Cannot be Trusted
Submitted by Pachamama
Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts – (Virgil)
A few days ago he came bearing gifts. A paltry Trojan horse to the Jamaican people. Today he is being quoted in the media as promising not to interfere in the internal affairs of countries in South & Central America and the Caribbean. The region the real and hidden Trojan horse is aimed at. Obama is no more trustworthy than any other US president has been. He is way more deceptive though.
This day’s grand promise is impossible for any US president to keep, there can be no seriousness for implementation, post 2016. For empire cannot help but subjugate. We believe it’s a trick, a head fake, a diplomatic war on the peoples of this hemisphere. That there is a darker, hidden agenda. That that agenda has to do with the TPP and the use of corporations as the newly burnished, unbridled, leading spear of empire.
The United Sates has interfered in this hemisphere over 100 hundred times in the last century alone. These incursions included, overt military invasions, soft coups, hard coup, the use of so-called international agencies to destabilize and the export of dual citizens to lead countries. Obama’s pronouncement, on its face,could represent a tectonic shift to the Monroe Doctrine which has guided US foreign policy in this hemisphere since, some say before, the infamous fifth president of the United States, James Monroe (1817 – 1825).
Virgil’s admonition is even more prescient when one traces the rise of western imperialism from 823 BC, through the Greeks, the Romans and now the Americans, in broad strokes, of course. Indeed, it would not be wrong to state than all the structures of the American imperium are clearly Roman. That the same maladies this here empire now suffers, in the troughs of its collapse, attended the Romans themselves. Some have even likened Obama and Bush to later Roman emperors, with some conviction. How apocryphal!
We were dismayed to hear a Jamaican prime minister publicly attesting to her ‘love’ for Obama and pledging the ‘love’ of her island’s people for this man. We wound want to know how many more children and old women will have to be killed by his drones for Portia Simpson-Miller to find him more brutal than his predecessors. Or how many more years must elapse to prove to her that this stealth candidate was no less vicious that the ‘loaded’ horse of the Trojan Wars.
This is the same sneaky fellow who, less than weeks ago, believed he had reason to designate The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela as an existential threat to the United Stated. Of course, he has since backed off so as not to create the type of isolation he faced at his last meeting with this regional grouping. Then, for once, hemispheric leaders, to a man, told this Caesar that they will not attend any other regional meetings unless Cuba was present. Obama barely escaped facing the same crisis, of his own making, once more. This rabid old dog cannot behave any differently.
The same Obama who spies on people with whom he is negotiating, cannot be trusted. We are indeed thankful that the Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff has the guts to treat him the way any woman is likely to when one peeps under her dress. We are encouraged that countries like Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba and Bolivia will form a vanguard against American hegemony, presented under any guise. Unfortunately, sycophantic countries like Barbados and Jamaica will always revel in the notion that a titular Black man, as president of the United States, means less viciousness, is one of us. He is not and has never been! They will again me made fools of, as the content in the belly, of this Trojan horse reveals itself. Let’s hope it’s not too late for the minions