“These are the times that try men’s souls.” ~ Thomas Paine
Veteran journalist John Pilger answers Obama’s claim that US military is “finest fighting force in history”
Announcing the Iraq war was ended, Barack Obama told US troops on 14 December 2011, “The United States military is the finest fighting force in the history of the world.” What he didn’t say is that since 1945 the US military has been directly responsible for the deaths of over 10 million people and that America has in that time overthrown 50 governments, including democracies, and intervened in at least 30 more. John Pilger has something to say about that
John Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker, based in London. Since his early years as a war correspondent in Vietnam, Pilger has been a strong critic of Western foreign policy. He is particularly opposed to many aspects of United States foreign policy, which he regards as being driven by an imperialist agenda.
Pilger has also criticised United States President Barack Obama, describing him as “a glossy Uncle Tom who would bomb Pakistan.” and whose theme “was the renewal of America as a dominant, avaricious bully.” Pilger asserts, “In his first 100 days, Obama has excused torture, opposed habeas corpus and demanded more secret government
Obama: Disgrace To Black Race
Clip from ‘ The War You Don’t See’ by John Pilger
John Pilger speaks about the questionable past and shady record of Barack Obama, aka Barry Soetoro. Pilger makes the distinct connection between Obama and the CIA.
Barack Obama Worked For The CIA – John Pilger
John Pilger – Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation
John Pilger – Obama and Empire
Author, journalist, film maker John Pilger speaks at Socialism 2009 http://www.socialistworker.org; wwwhaymarketbooks.org Filmed by Paul Hubbard at the Womens Building in San Francisco 7-4-09.
Invisible Government – John Pilger
John Pilger – Liberal Democracy has moved toward a form of corporate dictatorship. This is an historic shift, and the media must not be allowed to be its facade, but itself made into a popular, burning issue, and subjected to direct action. That great whistleblower Tom Paine warned that if the majority of the people were denied the truth and the ideas of truth, it was time to storm what he called the Bastille of words. That time is now.
Thomas Paine http://www.ushistory.org/paine/index.htm