- While slaughtering Muslims abroad, supporting Israeli's
illegal occupation and genocidal Gaza siege, as well as waging domestic
war on Islam, Reuters, on November 9, headlined, "Obama says US earnest,
reaching out to Muslim world," saying:
- From Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, "President
Barack Obama said Tuesday that Washington's effort to reach out to the
Muslim world was earnest and would help improve security, although he acknowledged
that there was still more work to do."
- At a news conference with Indonesian President Susilo
Bambang Yudhovono, he said, "With respect to outreach to the Muslim
world, I think that our efforts have been earnest and sustained. We don't
expect that we are going to completely eliminate some of the misunderstandings
and mistrust that have developed over a long period of time, but we do
think that we're on the right path."
- On August 31, he wreaked of duplicitity declaring an
"end to the combat mission in Iraq," saying:
- "Throughout this remarkable chapter in the history
of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility."
- No matter that after two decades of war, sanctions, occupation,
millions of deaths and displacements, disease, and insecurity, Iraq no
longer exists. Divided in three parts (the Basra south, Kurdish north,
and Baghdad center), it's unsafe, corrupt, terrorized, tyrannized, contaminated,
and permanently occupied like Afghanistan and wherever else America shows
up, the scourge of the Muslim world.
- On November 9, New York Times writer Sheryl Gay Stolberg
headlined, "Obama, in Indonesia, Criticizes Israel on Housing,"
- "This kind of activity is never helpful when it
comes to peace negotiations, and I'm concerned that we're not seeing each
side make the extra effort involved to get a breakthrough."
- More duplicity by a president who partnered with Israel's
occupation project, funds its wars, supplies billions of dollars in annual
aid, more on request, plus the latest weapons and technology. A president
with no interest in peace or Palestinian rights. One spurning his own people,
especially the poor, disadvantaged, and millions of American Muslims. Who
chides Netanyahu's construction plan for 1,000 new homes in the West Bank
Ariel settlement, besides 800 more in East Jerusalem (all on stolen land).
Who provides annual aid to fund them. Who now extends outreach to world
Muslims with policies that betray them.
- Obama plans a formal November 10 address, either at the
University of Indonesia or a Jakarta mosque, venues that should spurn,
not welcome him. So should Seoul, South Korea when he arrives Thursday
for the G-20 conference, its agenda planning exploitation, not help for
global millions in need, especially victims of US imperialism and persecuted
Muslims everywhere who reject Obama's rhetoric, the same fake populism
his agenda exposes.
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