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President Obama, Syria, And Republicans| Dhoruba Bin-Wahad Dhoruba Bin-Wahad (A response to a SOA listserve thread)

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President Obama, Syria, And Republicans| Dhoruba Bin-Wahad Dhoruba Bin-Wahad (A response to a SOA listserve thread) President Obama, Syria, And Republicans| Dhoruba Bin-Wahad Dhoruba Bin-Wahad (A response to a SOA listserve thread) Document Transcript

  • President Obama, Syria, and Republicans Dhoruba Bin-Wahad President Obama, Syria, and Republicans Dhoruba Bin-Wahad (A response to a SOA listserve thread) Sadly this is a simple minded proposition and fails to consider the geopolitical interests and palpable intrigues of Empire that Obama manages for Western Finance Capital and the over 1000 bases the US maintains abroad to regulate global control over its access to, and distribution of, Strategic minerals. Moreover, the US is not the major backer of the reactionary counter-democratic forces that have swept North Africa in the wake of the western manipulated popular uprising labelled the "Arab Spring". That ignoble distinction belongs to the US ally Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the Arab Emirates, all nation states created by the British and French after WW I. Then there's the european settler state of Israel, to which both houses of Congress, and the Republican and Democrats are beholding (as are most if not all Black elected representatives and congressmen) who are equally held accountable by AIPAC and its affiliates. Placing the politics between the two Party hydra of American 'democratic fascism" that many Obama Black middle class and wanna be professional middle class supporters ahead of tragic evidence of US war crimes and corporate war profiteering; ahead of the murderous militarism of the Obama regime across the globe, in West and North Africa, Somalia, Eastern Congo, The Yemen, and across the historical fertile crescent, (Iraq-Iran), where the US and its puppet arab allies geopolitically confront the
  • President Obama, Syria, and Republicans Dhoruba Bin-Wahad Russian "sphere of national influence" is truly unbelievable, and even shameful. Its sad that the tens of thousands killed by Obama's policies and support of reactionary military juntas, and comprador elites currently ruling Africa, go unchallenged by Obama sycophants, as if the domestic police state, this National-Security-State, under which every US citizen is considered a potential terrorist or criminal rather than potentially productive citizen, with ruled by a democratically elected government, mysteriously appeared out of nowhere while not one single Black national leader, Elected official, scores of Black mayors, or Pop culture pundits were watching - as the prisons filled up with Black flesh, the school to prison pipeline institutionalized, put up and running, and the erosion of African-American civil liberties eroded by the Ominibus Crime bills, tough sentencing laws and militarization of law enforcement under both Bush and Clinton regimes happen all by themselves. Who would think Stop and frisk was merely a "policing policy" that should abolished except someone who is challenged by the notion of sovereign thinking and apolitical analysis. Black folks been stopped and frisked since the bull-whip days, I grew up with popo stop & frisk routine in the 50s - so how did it get progressively worse one might ask? Just take stock of exactly who and what narratives have been written out so called "dialogue on Race" and the "Civil Rights era and you'll find the answer - or a least part of it. But let Oprah, and the Black elite tell it - the Butler's of the African experience in racist America truly freed us all. This is assuming of course there's no such thing as art (Cinema) for art sake and that all art (especially cinema) is ultimately political, in which case Malcolm's break-down of the House Negro and Field Negro was just rhetorical, symbolic, like the Amos-Andy Series. Moreover, It wasn't long ago that it was the self identified Black establishment that cheer led the bogus "war on drugs" and "take back the streets", "anti- violence" campaigns that rationalized police occupation of Black communities similar to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Ironic perhaps because New York's Police chief proudly proclaimed his department's adaptation of the Israel Shin Beth intelligence techniques employed in the Gaza and West Bank as if he advanced to a higher level in "Grand Theft Auto". But our tax dollars went a long way, as Israel is the major recipient of US military assistance and has on numerous times used weapons banned by the Geneva Convention on civilian populations. This was not only in violation of international treaties but of US law governing the use of arms and technology provided to foreign governments. There are additional geopolitical consideration also driving the US influence in the Middle East. Assad and his reactionary Baathist deep state have been a stabilizing counter-force for US, French, and British interests in the region for decades, especially in Lebanon, and in the Bekaa and along the Golan Heights (faced off with Israel). So one must not construe opposition to Obama's bogus "humanitarian" outrage and a military strike in Syria as support of a reactionary autocrat (albeit one who served the interest of the West). I just thought it troubling that Black people in the US are so ill informed about international
  • President Obama, Syria, and Republicans Dhoruba Bin-Wahad affairs that will devastate them, and ill-prepared for the domestic fallout of an Empire in decline because of this deficiency. After my return from abroad I'm sure some of my perceptions will change, unfortunately, only conventional wisdom is the order of the day in the US. Indeed the difference evolve, but do know from living abroad for a while that "chess & chest" on the streets Mogadishu, Cairo, Lagos, or J-Burg has only meaning to the educated classes, the former (Chess) is exercised by the powerful, while the latter, (Chest) is an expression of the powerless only folks sitting on porches in America and Europe, and in prison yards between "the count" play checkers. Even eccentric Hustlers in Washington Square park prefer "Chess" to Checkers - metaphors are only politically accurate when they consider that the personal is always political - and a person's social being determines their thinking. Obama's policies speak volumes about his "social being" and his neo-liberal reactionary politics his apologists rationalize. Of course debating pro and con about this is an exercise in futility and will accomplish little other that to sharpen the barbs of the state's information warriors monitoring this mail and who help manufacture consent in America.