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The World’s Least Powerful Man, The Obama Puppet By Paul Craig Roberts

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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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December 01, 2009

It didn’t take the Israel Lobby very long to bring President Obama to heel regarding his prohibition against further illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Obama discovered that a mere American president is powerless when confronted by the Israel Lobby and that the United States simply is not allowed a Middle East policy separate from Israel’s.

Obama also found out that he cannot change anything else either, if he ever intended to do so.

The military/security lobby has war and a domestic police state on its agenda, and a mere American president can’t do anything about it.

President Obama can order the Guantanamo torture chamber closed and kidnapping and rendition and torture to be halted, but no one carries out the order.

Essentially, Obama is irrelevant.

President Obama can promise that he is going to bring the troops home, and the military lobby says, “No, you are going to send them to Afghanistan, and in the meantime start a war in Pakistan and maneuver Iran into a position that will provide an excuse for a war there, too. Wars are too profitable for us to let you stop them.” And the mere president has to say, “Yes, Sir!”

Obama can promise health care to 50 million uninsured Americans, but he can’t override the veto of the war lobby and the insurance lobby. The war lobby says its war profits are more important than health care and that the country can’t afford both the “war on terror” and “socialized medicine.”

The insurance lobby says health care has to be provided by private health insurance; otherwise, we can’t afford it.
The World’s Least Powerful Man


I'm posting this article to try and reach the people who still think that US presidents have a lot of power, they do not. The article wasn't written by some unknown conspiracy theorist, it was written by Paul Craig Roberts.

For those who think someone like Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump can lead a revolution, alone, within the system as it currently stands, read this again:

"President Obama can order the Guantanamo torture chamber closed and kidnapping and rendition and torture to be halted, but no one carries out the order."

How did that happen? Obama signed the following Executive Order on January 22, 2009:

EXECUTIVE ORDER -- REVIEW AND DISPOSITION OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT THE GUANTÁNAMO BAY NAVAL BASE AND CLOSURE OF DETENTION FACILITIES

A little history lesson for those who can't remember:


In a speech at the National Defense University in Washington, Obama said his Jan. 21, 2009, executive order to close the prison was never implemented because House Republicans placed funding and legislative restrictions on moving suspected terrorists from the facility and blocked efforts to shut it down. But he didn’t mention his own administration’s missteps in not shutting down the prison in one year’s time, as he had promised.

“As president, I have tried to close Gitmo,” Obama said. “I transferred 67 detainees to other countries before Congress imposed restrictions to effectively prevent us from either transferring detainees to other countries, or imprisoning them in the United States. These restrictions make no sense.”
How Obama Bungled the Guantánamo Closing


If Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump try to change the system from the inside, why should we believe that they will have results that are any different from the above?

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:09 PM
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I always laugh at those who blame the president for anything.

As if to think the man they put out there for no other reason than for idiots to blame their problems on, is actually the guy to blame?

HA



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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There is always hope the current revolution will trickle down to include long term reps and senators. If nothing else it sends a message and makes it more apparent to the public we have no say. It is just a beginning



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:49 PM
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originally posted by: corvuscorrax
I always laugh at those who blame the president for anything.

As if to think the man they put out there for no other reason than for idiots to blame their problems on, is actually the guy to blame?

HA


"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."

We're not talking about ancient history right now. We're talking about history from 2009. I've wondered if humanity has the ability to learn from history before. I determined we on the whole do not.

But, it just struck me, people can't even learn from something that just happened a few years before in their own lifetime.

This is not on the level of the JFK assassination where there's any kind of controversy. Concerning Obama's Guantanamo Executive Order, we're talking about historical fact that proves that anyone expecting a US president to lead a revolution, alone, from within the system is only dreaming.

And yet, huge numbers of people have that belief. Are they even rational?

IQ only measures capacity, consider the implications of that in terms of 'Idiocracy'


originally posted by: liveandlearn
There is always hope the current revolution will trickle down to include long term reps and senators. If nothing else it sends a message and makes it more apparent to the public we have no say. It is just a beginning


I was working on my post asking if people who believe such things as what you posted above are rational or not. You just admitted that the plan you described is based on "hope" that it will all work out how you want it to. Thanks for that because you're admitting that you're not basing your beliefs concerning this matter on anything rational, just hope.
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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 09:13 PM
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Trump will not close gitmo.

And I forget why obama wanted to close it in the first place.

lol, oh yeah, it's a recruiting tool for terrorists, like they need help in that dept.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: liveandlearn
There is always hope the current revolution will trickle down to include long term reps and senators. If nothing else it sends a message and makes it more apparent to the public we have no say. It is just a beginning


I was working on my post asking if people who believe such things as what you posted above are rational or not. You just admitted that the plan you described is based on "hope" that it will all work out how you want it to. Thank for that because you're admitting that you're not basing your beliefs concerning this matter on anything rational, just hope.

If we don't have hope all is lost. We give up and we lose without a fight.

I am too aware of who runs our country and how.

In the primary election in my state, Texas, there was a question asking if you would want term limits (probably based on our request for a constitutional convention). It was 88% to 12% for term limits. Some are recognizing the problem of our bought and paid for politicians. Too bad that is only the end of the chain because the MIC, Bankers, and others will continue with their plan.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 09:43 PM
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originally posted by: liveandlearn
If we don't have hope all is lost.


What definition of "hope" are you using there?

Some examples:


to ​want something to ​happen or to be ​true, and usually have a good ​reason to ​think that it might:
dictionary.cambridge.org...



something good that you ​want to ​happen in the ​future, or a ​confident ​feeling about what will ​happen in the ​future:
dictionary.cambridge.org...


What does "want" or "a ​confident ​feeling" necessarily have to do with reality and what really exists?



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 09:52 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

Neither, It is the belief that without it nothing will happen. It may be pie in the sky, so what? Without it there is no action no change or attempt at change. That is all that is left for us peons as the total control has gone too far.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: liveandlearn
a reply to: Profusion

Neither, It is the belief that without it nothing will happen.


Although the following question may sound condescending, it isn't meant to be:

Do you have any evidence that life actually works that way?



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: Profusion

No, not at all. But that isn't the point. It is about being able to go one in a less state of depression and hopelessness. If you are in America you may understand that. My biggest hope is that I will die before the worst comes.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:19 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

PCRs articles are very well written, take just 2-3 minutes to read and contain a lot of perception and insight.

This bloke is top stuff.

recommend he goes on everyone's reading list.



posted on Mar, 11 2016 @ 01:39 AM
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The elite entertain us with a laurel and hardy re-run to make us feel like we live in free democratic society.




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