Thursday, October 15, 2009

Window of Opportunity

It seems official now that general McChrystal is going to get his McChristmas present as Raw Story reports that Obama has already made up his mind that he will send 45,000 more troops to Afghanistan which means we have passed that magic moment, a window of opportunity for Obama to either gain a moment of clarity and do the right thing or seal our fate chaining us all to years and years of these miserable wars, occupations, and interventions, not that this is unexpected. Still, when you see the actuality of it you might feel queasy in the pit of your stomach.

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Despite a vehement denial from the White House, another British news source is claiming the Obama administration has decided in favor of a significant troop increase for Afghanistan.

The Daily Telegraph cites a senior British military officer who confirmed that the US has decided to send "tens of thousands" of additional troops to Afghanistan, in accordance with the reported wishes of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the forces in Afghanistan.



This reveals something intrinsic regarding Obama which is what a smooth operator he truly is. I never quite swallowed the story of the rift between McChrystal and Obama though of course I cannot prove it either way. But this does indicate that Obama isn’t above squeezing the most juice out of a dramatic moment by letting everyone wait for King Tut to pronounce his edict but like I said the magic moment has passed and our doom is sealed. But this is exactly why Obama was chosen to be president by the establishment which is because Obama is smooth though with polls showing his war to be unpopular he may not be smooth enough for some.

What is also revealed is perhaps how much the timing of events may be orchestrated for full effect. Consider the recent flap over what is essentially a non-existent nuclear refining plant in Iran. Obama was informed of the plant when he became president but he intended to use it only at the penultimate moment though Iran pulled the rug out from under him by informing the IAEA of their plans for building a plant before Obama made his announcement, to their own peril I would just add. So here are two examples of how Obama works and thinks two examples of how he strives to manipulate public opinion to his advantage and to that of those powers he represents.

What a tragic moment in history. We are now condemned to rot in Iraq and Afghanistan for years to come for there can be no endings to an open ended occupation where we are told that we need to keep something from happening as in keeping what is left of al Qaida from returning to Afghanistan. It may be nonsense but it does have the effect of keeping the occupation going for as long as is desired.

3 Comments:

At October 16, 2009 4:51 AM, Blogger Mimi said...

But Rob, if we all get together and march on Washington and have peace rallies around the couuntry, and appear on television to make known our vehement opposition to this continuing insanity, surely the powers that be will listen.
After all, we did it before the Iraq invasion and look what we accomplished.
Oh.

 
At October 16, 2009 6:55 AM, Blogger Bob In Pacifica said...

Rob, you talke about why Obama was chosen. Mimi, you write about the powers that be.

Who chose Obama? By what process? Who are the powers that be? What are their powers? What are the limits of their powers?

 
At October 16, 2009 10:40 AM, Blogger rob payne said...

HI Mimi,

Yeah, it has worked our great so far hasn’t it? On the up side I was reading that Russia and China still aren’t wild about sanctions against Iran so there are the beginnings of some real opposition to U.S. hegemony out there which is a good thing.

Hi Bob,

Those are good questions which you no doubt already know the answers to or have at least already formed your opinions on, in fact it sounds like a good topic for you to write a post about.

 

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