Friday, January 08, 2016

Obama's Phony Hyperbole on Gun Violence

Obama’s Phony Hyperbole on Gun Violence

by Stephen Lendman

New York Times editors gave Obama op-ed space on gun violence instead of denouncing his high crimes and demanding accountability.

They exceed the worst of George Bush - with a year remaining in office to extend his deplorable rap sheet.

Calling “gun violence in our country a crisis…constituting one of the greatest threats to public health and” safety belies his war on humanity since day one in office.

He bears full responsibility for US-sponsored global violence, raping one country after another, waging direct and proxy wars, enforcing homeland tyranny, systematically destroying fundamental freedoms, turning America into Guatemala.

Homeland violence is state-sponsored, a national addiction. When government at federal, state and local levels serves special interests exclusively, intolerant of constitutional and international law guaranteed rights, full-blown tyranny looms.

Obama’s phony concern for gun violence belies his contempt for rule of law principles and other democratic values, his responsibility for human carnage in multiple war theaters, his homeland repression against America’s most vulnerable.

His call for “common-sense gun reform” ignores unprecedented US state-sponsored war on humanity on his watch.

Lawlessly used weapons in the hands of the Pentagon, other federal agencies and militarized police is the major issue of our time - along with all-out war on freedom.

Obama doesn’t grieve for needless deaths. He proliferates them globally. America is the world’s greatest purveyor of violence worldwide. Imperial madness dictates policy.

A culture of state-sponsored violence persists at home and abroad. The only way to “leave a stronger, safer country to our children” is by freeing it from the curse of duopoly power, restoring democratic values, fostering equity and justice for all, waging peace, not war.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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