Tag: Barack Obama

Obama recycles Bush “extraordinary rendition” policy

U.S. President Barack Obama is being accused of recycling one of his predecessor’s most controversial policies: the transfer of prisoners for interrogation to third countries, also known as rendition. An Al Jazeera panel discusses whether this policy has helped the US in its so-called war on terror and whether the safeguards Obama has promised will […]

Obama’s Rollback Strategy: Honduras, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan (and the Boomerang Effect)

Illustration: Latuff
by Prof James Petras, Global Research, July 9, 2009
The recent events in Honduras and Iran, which pit democratically elected regimes against pro-US military and civilian actors intent on overthrowing them can best be understood as part of a larger White House strategy designed to rollback the gains achieved by opposition government and movements during […]

Obama’s Animal Farm: Bigger, Bloodier Wars Equal Peace and Justice

By Professor James Petras, Global Research, May 17, 2009
“The Deltas are psychos…You have to be a certified psychopath to join the Delta Force…”, a US Army colonel from Fort Bragg once told me back in the 1980’s. Now President Obama has elevated the most notorious of the psychopaths, General Stanley McChrystal (right), to head […]

Obama’s “War on Terror”

by Stephen Lendman, Global Research, February 10, 2009
The language is softened and deceptive. The strategy and tactics are not. The “war on terror” continues. Promised change is talk, not policy. Just look at Obama’s “war cabinet,” discussed in an earlier article. It assures:
— the “strongest military on the planet” by outspending all other countries combined;
— […]

Dallaire wants Obama to halt Khadr trial

Canwest News Service, Vancouver Sun, Jan. 12, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senator Romeo Dallaire and several human rights activists were in Washington on Monday calling on president-elect Barack Obama to stop the upcoming trial of Omar Khadr in Guantanamo Bay.
The trial of the 22-year-old Canadian, accused of killing a U.S. serviceman in Afghanistan in 2002, is set […]

Not Waiting for Godot

Some people are not waiting to see what Obama will do as president before acting. In South Korea activists are now meeting and publicly calling on president-elect Obama to end the dangerous and costly U.S.-South Korea (ROK) military alliance that is contributing to major tensions in the region.
The U.S. is currently doubling its military presence […]

Obama the Warrior

The Democrats endorse the “Global War on Terrorism”: Obama “goes after” Osama
by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, August 29, 2008
Obama’s “American Promise” is War.
Barack Obama has embraced the “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT).
The Obama-Biden campaign has endorsed the very foundations of the Bush administration’s foreign policy agenda: “Go after Osama bin Laden, “take him out”.
The rhetoric is […]

An Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran

Dear Senator Obama,
We the undersigned may have different views on U.S. foreign policy with respect to Iran. We all, however, are deeply concerned about the stories in the press in the past few weeks suggesting that the Bush administration might be considering a military strike on Iran, that it might give a green light to […]