- WASHINGTON DC -- Obama's
first appointments have confirmed the grimmest suspicions about the new
- The naming of the vicious thug Rahm Emanuel as the new
Martin Bormann of the regime has caused much consternation, even among
the netroots or nutroots crowd over at the Daily Kos. Rahm is a former
member of the Israeli Defense Force whose ruling passion is that he is
a warmonger. In 2006, when Rahm ran the Democratic congressional money
machine, he made sure that only warmongers committed to the open-ended
prosecution of the Afghan and Iraq wars could get any Democratic Party
financing for their races. Many contests were lost as a result. A tragic
case was that of grass-roots antiwar activist Christine Cegelis of Ohio,
who was defeated in the Democratic primary by Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq
war veteran who advocated endless hostilities there. Duckworth lost to
the Republican by several points. If the $300,000 Rahm gave Duckworth
had been shared with anti-war candidate Bob Bowen in Florida, a Democratic
seat could easily have been added. Rahm is also a product of the filthy
and corrupt Illinois bipartisan Combine, which I have described in my
- A co-chair of the transition team is Valerie Jarrett,
who served as Barky's travelling schoolmarm during the campaign. Jarrett
also comes from the Daley wing of the Illinois combine. She has provided
graft and related support for Michelle Obama's foundation-funded operations.
Jarrett is also an integral part of the Chicago housing graft community,
a region also inhabited by Barky's original godfather, the convicted felon
and thief Tony Rezko. Jarrett is discussed in detail in my Obama biography.
She is joined on the transition team by John Podesta, a Clinton-era retread
who worked for Sen. Tom Daschle, the senator from Citibank, the biggest
employer in South Dakota. Podesta also worked for Sen. Patrick Leahy
of Vermont, a close personal friend of Weatherman terrorist bombers Bill
Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
- Another Daschle-Citibank retread is transition co-chair
Tom Rouse, who was the chief of staff for Daschle when he was the weakest
Democratic majority leader in recent memory, surrendering to Bush on
point after point. Chief strategist remains David Axelrod of the corrupt
Illinois Combine, who was taught his mindbending skills in the infamous
"1313" Rockefeller-funded think tank at the University of Chicago.
- BANKERS ONLY: NO VOICE FOR LABOR, RETIREES, SMALL BUSINESS,
- Obama's transitional council of economic advisers is
also notable. The dominant figures here are all Wall Street derivatives
merchants and their quackademic apologists and politician clients. The
key people here are plutocrat Warren Buffet, Obama moneybags and Hyatt
heiress Penny Pritzker, Goldman Sachs-Citibank alum Robert Rubin, woman-hating
thug and failed Harvard president Larry Summers, Google spook Eric Schmidt,
and Roger Ferguson, the former vice president of the Federal Reserve board.
The most obscene is Trilateral Commission bigwig Paul Adolf Volcker, the
bringer of the 22% prime rate of 1981 and the destroyer of the US indsutrial
base. What is truly notable about this list is that there is not one
single labor leader. No Sweeney of the AFL-CIO, no Hoffa of the Teamsters,
no UAW, not even the unsavory Andy Stern of the SIEU, all big Obama backers.
Note the difference to the New Deal, when labor reps were indispensable.
With Barky, only derivatives monsters and their stooges need apply. Also
notable by their absence are leaders of women's groups, small business
associations, the congressional black caucus, retirees groups like the
AARP there is not even a token face representing any of these groups,
all of which have a vital interest in economic policy. Read the ill omens
if you have eyes to see. The Obama regime is shaping up as of the bankers,
by the bankers, for the bankers. This is not the FDR New Deal this
is the Mussolini fascist corporate state.
- WASHINGTON ECONOMIC CONFERENCE: THE DERIVATIVES BLOC
VS. THE ANTI- DERIVATIVES BLOC
- We are also told that Barky has been on the phone to
foreign leaders about matters of economic. Let us read the tea leaves:
whom did Barky call? Here is the list: Australia, the British, Canada,
France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea.
- Notice now who is NOT on the list. Start with the great
world powers who have been snubbed: Russia and China, both of whom are
bigger holders of US Treasury bonds than most of those who are on the
list. Saudi Arabia, who might have needed reassurance that Barky is not
a commie, are also snubbed. Forget ideology, and behold the ineptitude.
Most glaring of all is the lack of any phone call to a leading third world
or developing sector country, other than Mexico, which is a branch of
NAFTA. No calls were made to Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Nigeria,
Algeria, India or a long list of other leading states. Nobody in Africa,
nobody in south Asia, and nobody in South America got a call. Not even
those who will be coming to the pseudo-Bretton Woods conference set for
Washington later this month. The best we can hope for regarding that
conference is that it end in a stalemate, dividing the world between a
US-UK dominated derivatives bloc and a Brazil-India- Russia-China-South
Africa anti-derivatives bloc interested in real physical commodity production,
not fictitious capital.
- Obama, in summation, is acting just like the abject puppet
of the Wall Street derivatives merchants and warmongers which we have
argued him to be.
- Webster G. Tarpley is the author of Obama The Postmodern
Coup: The Making of a Manchurian Candidate, and Barack H. Obama: The
Unauthorized Biography, both available from amazon.com.