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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA, raised in a modest middle income family, attended public schools, received a Harvard BA in 1956 and a Wharton MBA in 1960. After six years as a marketing research analyst, Lendman became part of a new small family business in 1967, remaining there until retiring in 1999.

Since then, he has devoted his time to progressive causes, extensive reading, and since summer 2005 writing on vital world and national topics, including war and peace, American imperialism, corporate dominance, political persecutions, and a range of other social, economic and political issues.

He is also author of the celebrated books "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity" and "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War".

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Obama Threatens War on Humanity

election-obamaby Stephen Lendman


Permanent war is official US policy. Obama is the latest in a long line of rogue warrior presidents.

He’s waged multiple direct and proxy wars. He’s done so throughout his tenure.

He has lots more death and destruction in mind. More on this below.

America’s culture is violent. It’s always been this way. It glorifies wars in the name of peace.

It has the highest homicide among Western nations by far.

Civilian gun ownership is out-of-control.

Proliferation leaves everyone vulnerable. Many inner city communities are virtual war zones. It’s unsafe to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

About 100,000 Americans are annual gun violence victims. Each fatality leaves two others wounded.

Countless others are irreparably harmed. Militarized cops make their own rules. They operate extrajudicially.

They brutalize and kill with impunity. Blacks, Latinos and ethnic minorities are targets of choice.

Nothing whatever is done to curb things. The right to bear arms assures using them irresponsibly.

It’s commonplace throughout America. It’s mostly because Washington claims a divine right to advance its imperium.

Michael Parenti calls imperialism “the process whereby the dominant investor interests in one country bring to bear military and financial power upon another country in order to expropriate the land, labor, capital, natural resources, commerce, and markets of that other country.”

America claims might justifies right to do it. To carve up whole continents for profit.

Destroying countries to save them. Raping and pillaging them. Stealing their resources. Exploiting their people.

Claiming exceptionalism and moral superiority. Forcing its ways on others.

Proliferating violence and instability. Doing it globally. Spreading the Big Lie about America the beautiful.

Benefitting monied interests over populist ones. Waging permanent wars in the name of peace.

“Pav(ing) The Road To War With (Big) Lies,” says Paul Craig Roberts.

Seeking world dominance. Replacing independent governments with pro-Western stooge regimes.

Risking war with Russia. Risking global war in the process. Threatening humanity’s survival.

On September 5, the White House Office of the Press Secretary headlined “Remarks by President Obama at NATO Summit Press Conference.”

He called things today “a time of transition (and) testing.” He claimed “NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan is coming to an end” despite America intending permanent control of its Eurasian colony.

He irresponsibly accused Russia of “aggression against Ukraine.” He claimed it “threatens our vision of a Europe that is whole, free and at peace.”

He left unexplained Washington’s full responsibility for Ukraine’s crisis conditions. It’s wanting all former Russian republics and Warsaw pact countries made NATO members.

It’s wanting US bases encircling Russia and China. It’s wanting long-range multiple warhead nuclear missiles targeting their heartlands.

It’s wanting unchallenged first-strike capability. It’s risking humanity-destroying global war in the process.

America dominates NATO. It defrays 75% of its budget. It calls the shots.

It bullies, pressures and bribes less belligerent members to support its imperial agenda.

It wants increasing amounts for global militarism. Dominant NATO nations deplore peace. The Alliance’s mission is war-making.

Its Readiness Action Plan and Rapid Response Force target Russia.

The Russian Federation’s Foreign Ministry called its Wales summit “hardly surprising.” NATO “cannot change its genetic code by definition,” it said.

“(I)nterfering in the affairs of foreign states did not emerge yesterday or today.”

Summit results “graphically demonstrated that (US-dominated NATO) has been striving for military domination in Europe in violation of the agreements on the importance of a system of equitable and indivisible security for the Euro-Atlantic region…”

Washington and rogue NATO partners want “eastward expansion.” They want military might on Russia’s borders.

Its strategy has been around a long time. The Ukrainian crisis became pretext for greater implementation.

“(O)ur Alliance is fully united in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty,” said Obama.

America stole it. Ukraine is its newest colony. Neo-Nazi-infested fascists replaced democrats.

Don’t expect Obama to explain. Or that US-controlled Ukraine threatens Russia’s heartland.

Ot that NATO is a war-making alliance. An imperial tool. A freedom-crushing monster.

A machine for the manufacture of mass slaughter, destruction and human misery. It’s humanity’s greatest threat.

Obama wants NATO made a global police force. “(T)he door to (Alliance) membership remains open to nations that can meet our high standards,” he said.

They include willingness to wage imperial wars. Ignoring rule of law principles.

Crushing democratic values. Trashing human and civil rights. Serving monied interests over popular ones.

Being subservient pro-Western puppet states. Inventing enemies when none exist.

Supporting America’s imperial agenda. Risking nuclear war with Russia in the process.

Waging it assures war to end all wars. It means nuclear winter. It’s mushroom-shaped cloud denouement. It’s ending life on earth.

In 1998, US Space Command: Vision for 2020 discussed America’s grand strategy.

In 2000, DOD Joint Vision 2020 called for “full spectrum dominance” over all land, surface and sub-surface sea, air, space, electromagnetic spectrum and information systems.

It did so with enough overwhelming power to fight and win global wars against any adversary. Nuclear and other mass destruction weapons would be used preemptively.

In 1961, General Curtis LeMay believed nuclear war with Soviet Russia was inevitable. He wanted thousands of warheads launched preemptively.

He called retaliation against major US cities a small price to pay. At the same time, General Lyman Lemnitzer urged a surprise nuclear attack strategy.

Jack Kennedy stormed out of a National Security Council meeting discussing it. He wanted none of it. “And we call ourselves the human race,” he said.

Eisenhower warned against the military-industrial complex’s “acquisition of unwarranted influence. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist,” he said.

America is addicted to war. They rage one after another or in multiples. They’re not about spreading democratic values.

Or humanitarian intervention. Or responsibility to protect. Or eliminating terrorist threats. Or making the world safe for humanity.

America was never beautiful. It’s no “land of the free and home of the brave.”

It’s a serial killer. A war on humanity monster. An out-of-control rogue state. An ideologically over-the-top evil empire.

It spends more on militarism, barbarism and global wars than the rest of the world combined.

Former White House chief of staff/current Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel calls it being “cold-blooded about the self-interests of your nation.”

Wars without end define America’s agenda. It lets war profiteers gorge at the public trough.

It empowers America’s lunatic fringe over cooler heads. It risks the unthinkable.

It risks turning planet earth into an uninhabitable wasteland. It proves higher intelligence does more harm than good.

Obama considers Big Lies about Ukraine, nonexistent terror threats, and letting NATO rampage globally “the right thing to do” for America.

Global millions want responsible governance. They want peace, equity and justice. They want what America wages wars to prevent.

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14 Responses to "Obama Threatens War on Humanity"

  1. captain obvious  September 10, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    just about PUKED at bungholio-bama’s “SOTU” on FOX of course.. riding every LIE to go to war.
    “I got bin laden”, “Syria used chemical weapons”, “we help the oppressed” (unless they’re Palestinian!),
    “we’re hunting terrorists” (never looking in the mirror!), “God bless our flyboys” (ya mean drone pilots?),
    “two journalists killed” (hoax exposed!), he’s going after ASSAD pretending he’s not, complete psychopath!

  2. Lasher  September 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Good for you!!!

  3. Denyse Pez  September 9, 2014 at 10:47 am


  4. JohnnyVESCO  September 9, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Civillian Gun ownership is not put of control, what is out of Control is our AIPAC controlled Government , and the , bought out congress another bought out corrupt pedophile group, infiltrted with NAZI’s from operation paperclip along with the Zionist . Bush – Clinton , Crime syndicate .
    AIPAC front group tied to the ADL – Denver’s Organized Crime Boss Hogs Leonard Millman and Larry Mizel John McCain .Leonard Millman, Larry Mizel and Norman Brownstein control AIPAC the American Israeli PAC, the ADL Anti Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    Both Mizel and Browstein are Directors of AIPAC and The Simon Wiesenthal Center.

    Leonard Millman’s other partner in crime Convicted HUD figure Philip Winn.

    US Government created these ISIS Terrorist , ask you self this question – how did a pack of moronic rag merchants have been able to terrorize America and buy and sell our government ?

    This IDIOT in plane sight General Paul Vallely Fox News commentator and military advisor to ISIS.
    The US Government and its allies have yet again helped to form a terrorist group (in this case ISIS) and then armed this group to the teeth.

    Now the actions of this murderous group will be used to galvanize the American population in whatever direction the power structure wants them to go.

    Get informed get the whole picture to what is going on around you.

    The US corporate media will only continue to put out propaganda and half truths that serve those in power.

    • moneytalks  September 9, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Now ISIS is threatening to whack Twitter Corp. personnel . Why isn’t FaceBook Corp. being threatened instead ? It looks like FB , via a CIA backchannel request to ISIS , is in a roundabout way eliminating its main competitor — Twitter — in order to secure greater information control by monopolization . Remember , info control is mind control .

    • captain obvious  September 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

      yup! IF the District of Criminals didnt sabotage our real working economy with NAFTA-GATT, there wouldnt BE so many desperate people resorting to violence.. IF the District of Criminals didnt import all the friggin DRUGS they pretend to prohibit there would be less people behaving like violent wackjobs.
      realities maybe mr Lendman isnt quite enough aware of? I dont know, how many victims of gun violence are at the hands of the brutal militarized police he’d mentioned? DOCTORS are over 100x more deadly than guns but no one is looking to ban doctors..

  5. Detlef Reimers  September 9, 2014 at 5:56 am

    This article could serve as an exceptional exercise peace, to understand the difference between the use of anti-imperialistic terminology in the context of political discurs in opposition to the use of a sincere and non ideological, truth and fact based analysis of the political system in the US, thereby trying to stay away from simple personification tactics, but rather collect deeper facts about the real system, it’s major forces and participants, trying to uncover their true motives and their broader political goals, on a national and on a global level.

    I would rather be interested in analysis of the second kind and it might be also very interesting and important, to learn something more about opposing and antagonistic groups in the system, which – in public – stay together and chear, but in reality fight each other to the teath, because they try to force through their group agenda. Rather than simply read about America beeing a war driven state with NWO ambitions, I would rather be interested in getting deeper insights about who else is likely to influence it’s policy, and by which means and tactics.

    The leftists as well as the conservatives should be invited for such a discussion, so that in future times we might be wiser and not fall into the same traps of the past. It may be, that we might even outlive some of the political barriers, which suppress this much needed dialogue.

  6. Ahab  September 9, 2014 at 3:38 am

    As you well aware, OBOMA is AIPAC tool.

    • captain obvious  September 10, 2014 at 10:14 am

      who should have rightfully been DISMISSED the moment he appointed multiple felony hillary as secretary of state, and still could be for that if enough people KNEW. it could UNDO near everything he’s done.

  7. Stephen  September 9, 2014 at 12:59 am

    ~ ”I AM not sure, but it seems to ME that, the writer was writing the thoughts, that are coming from the CHUMP-IN-CHIEFS’ mind, & not necessarily his very own, that is what I get from this piece, although I could be wrong” ~

    Many informed older people, such as the writer, should be WELL AWARE of what happened to other NATIONS, who willfully, or forcefully, lost their RIGHTS to PROTECT THEMSELVES, through various GUN CONTROL LAWS / LEGISLATION, various NATIONS created, or imposed…

  8. Peter Pahn  September 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    You are DEAD wrong about the gun ownership by the great majority of Americans. I do not own one so you can wipe that thought out of your mind. I hate violence but taking the guns from law abiding citizens does nothing to curb violence…….ask those in GB..
    The damnable gang bangers in the inner cities, or where ever they are found, can all be shot as far as I am concerned. The more the better.

  9. dalethorn  September 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Civilian gun ownership is a problem? What, leave government to define restrictions on the small arms we keep? So they can become a police state absolutely, instead of just a threat? That sounds very authoritarian and Anti-American, and by that I mean the good part of American, not the bad part.

    My guns don’t make America a threat to Russia, Iraq, or Libya. My guns can only defend me in the possible future from a takeover by the very fascist thugs you rail against. So you’d like to declare the U.S. government to be a rogue, then restrict my ability to have a last-ditch method to control that rogue?

    • Alananda  September 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Good catch, dalethorn. Mr. Lendman’s staccato approach to journalism often leaves my head reeling. I had forgotten (or missed, given the headline) the introductory set up. Mr. Lendman, for reasons he might best explore, missed the disarmament of German and Soviet citizens as a prelude to their societal demise and takeover by….Perhaps he planted a seed of thought for that purpose.

      The “War on Humanity” extends so far beyond the “sock puppet” Obama, one would exhaust the word limit on VT simply making a list. My short list includes vaccines, GMOs, geoengineering (which the so-called intel insights and knowledge of VT seem strangely silent), Fukushima and its consequences (head over to enenews[dot]com for real intel on that!), and so-called “transhumnaism” and nanotechnology. Lasha Darkmoon and her ilk document social and psychological and spiritual assaults on humanity. Michael Hoffman and other Revisionist Historians attempt to set the record straight.

    • Lasher  September 8, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      I am with you 100% on that, dalethorn. I didn’t think there was anyone who wrote for this forum who wanted to destroy the Second Amendment, but I see I was wrong. I had thought that Lendman was pro-guns, but apparently I was wrong. You are absolutely correct that our guns don’t make us a threat to anyone except those who would seek to enslave us, whether local or foreign.

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