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Leader of Exceptional Nation: U.S. Military Doesn’t Do Pinpricks

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September 10, 2013

Leader of Exceptional Nation: U.S. Military Doesn’t Do Pinpricks
Rick Rozoff

In his address to the American people, and by its very nature to the world as well as to the city, President Barack Obama delighted in playing the role of the emperor of the first global domain, omniscient and determined and even capricious in regard to the military at his command – the mightiest in the world, the most formidable in history, as he reminded his viewers – while not quite disclosing when he will order it to strike Syria.

The commander-in-chief spoke of his nation being “the oldest constitutional democracy” and even, to leave no cliché unused, “exceptional.” He solemnly intoned claims regarding “our ideals and principles” and American leadership in (which is to say, of) the world.

While asserting that he would not wage either a prolonged ground war like those in Afghanistan and Iraq or a lengthy air war like those against Yugoslavia and Libya, he nonetheless boasted that he would “make something clear”; to wit, that “the U.S. military doesn’t do pinpricks.” Thereby providing the Syrian government, and by unavoidable implication its allies Russia and Iran and the world as whole “a message that no other nation can deliver.” After all, as Obama mentioned in his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, he is the commander-in-chief of “the world’s sole military superpower.”

One which, in his words, has been an “anchor of global security for seven decades” and, moreover, in charge of “enforcing” the global order Washington desires. “That’s what makes America different”: Militarily intervening wherever, whenever and for whichever reason, real of pretended, it damn well chooses.

Toward the very end of his speech, which had no other purpose than to rally his nation for his latest war, he conceded that there have of late been “encouraging signs” in relation to the Russian government effectively standing surety in regard to eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons. Not through any good will on Moscow’s behalf, according to Obama, but rather “in part because of the credible threat of U.S. military action.”

The most atrocious aspect of the self-assured, self-centered, self-deluded presentation was his personal boast of his “deeply held preference for peaceful solutions”; this from a head of state who has waged war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya and drone missile campaigns in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

The message behind, beneath and beyond the obligatory verbiage: America is unique, exceptional, all-knowing, the arbiter of all matters in the world now and forever and has the military might to enforce its will, through blackmail and attack, on any and all other nations.

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  1. rosemerry
    September 11, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Thanks, Rick. This saves me from watching even a minute of such a revolting moologue.
    For years we heard how great the USA is,and how it won WW2 and is democratic and free, yet a minuscule false flag attack once in hundreds of years causes it to throw out the hardwon rights of the working people, so that now only the very rich and corporations matter at all.


  2. rosemerry
    September 11, 2013 at 6:41 am

    sorry, I meant monologue. Perhaps a freudian slip!


    • richardrozoff
      September 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      But a good slip. The tone, tenor, timbre of his sententious drivel was not unlike the mooing of a cow.


  3. AR
    September 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Yes, it’s true that the American military doesn’t do pinpricks. Instead, the United States does bombing them back to the Stone Age, Shock and Awe, and Full Spectrum Dominance of the planet!


  4. rosemerry
    September 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    “anchor of global security for seven decades” LOL


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