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Hey, Hey, Barack! What Do You Say? How Many Kids Have You Killed Today?

By dlindorff - Posted on 27 January 2013


By Dave Lindorff

I personally found the president’s inaugural speech not just insipid, but disgusting. It reached its gut-churning nadir near the end where he said:

We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war...We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are naïve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear...And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice – not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes:  tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.”

As he spoke, US factories were turning out, under the terms of Pentagon contracts, fleets of drone aircraft that daily are raining explosives down on innocent men, women and children in countries that the US is not even at war with. Most of those drone attacks are personally approved by our Nobel Peace Laureate president, who has claimed the right -- unchallenged by either Congress or the Judiciary -- to order the liquidation or anyone he deems to be a terrorist, as well as anyone, even children, who happens to be in the vicinity of such a person.

The result of this policy of state terrorism has been a wretched, criminal slaughter of children -- a slaughter that has been hidden from view, and denied wholesale by the Pentagon and the president.

To borrow from the president’s style-book, “We the People” have been complicit in ignoring this wretched slaughter. “We the People,” who cringe in horror at the slaying of 20 innocent first graders in Newtown, Connecticut, don’t spare a thought or a tear for the thousands of innocent children killed in our name by our “heroic” forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, and elsewhere, by our Presidentially-targeted drone aircraft in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and by our weapons in the hands of allies and rebel fighters in places like Syria, Gaza, the West Bank of Palestine, Somalia, and elsewhere.  

Just to try and make this monstrous crime by this president clear, here is a list, compiled by the organization DronesWatch, of children, some as young as 1 and 2 years old, who have been documented as  killed by US drones (they are listed by name, age and sex in that order):...

For the rest of this article by DAVE LINDORFF in ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent Project Censored Award-winning online alternative newspaper, please to to:

  The White Letter from The White House Smells not  like a White Rose & it Stinks to High Heaven

by michael hall
First obama murdered children inside of foreign nations
so the people shopped at walmart to show their displeasure
then obama assassinated children  and other innocents in countries we were not war with
so flags & troops were honored at every sports game around the land in gratitude
Some lawyers screamed foul as did the few with conscience like Chomsky, Hedges & Blum
but their voices were drowned out by the silence of the bored & apathetic, the meekly submissive
still the good loyal citizens did scream for more guns as their constitutional right
& american idol worship  is supposed to be a killer tonight so guess which takes priority?
Hence obama & the exalted mighty military murdered an unarmed american across the pond
so what did WE THE PEOPLE  then do you ask?
they swallowed a blue pill sunk their head deeper into the rabbit hole to breath patriotically
hush hush now little children its all a transparent secret nothing to see here just move along
While a  depressed american teenager  out looking for his murdered   father  with his cousin 
stopped along a dirt road in the heart of a vast desert praying for his dad at dusk
in the middle of a cookout sitting around the fire, just  these two american kids
without warning silence was  broken by terrorism as they were subsequently droned to smithereens by the us military
Ah but some fires did light up more intensely this time 
so obama & his bunch of hooligans had to reluctantly crawl out of their dark dungeon
they argued with legal thickets of sharpened stakes, moats, pickets, shielded by secrets & lies atop turrets no one could reach
through a tapestry of intricate semantics innuendos & bizarre definitions they declared they were upholding the constitution oxymoronically tagging this odium as wise and ethical
Claiming that  the research was so sensitive & so secret that it could not be revealed
our divine heroes would then be exposed to violence & that would be quite unamerican
if that happened whistleblowers then would be scapegoated & we know what happens to them
do you really think that renditions & retaliatory vengeance are  just deeds of the  recent past?
Cattle mooed  meekly as they contentedly chewed the crass cud of american idol worship
embedded sheep bleated  reverently to the wolves in wool via indoctrination by years of  cognitive brainwashing and  dissonance bleaching
the superbowl was a commercial success & beyonce lip-synced flawlessly again
& the flags, ah, the flags flew so high & piously, almost above it all, but did i see, a bloodstain, a tear or was it smoke?

 The Silver Drone with Coca-Cola Clusters

by michael hall
What audacity it must take to set yourself apart from those who serve in the trenches
for a kid gangsta of capitalism to sip a cold coke tightly clasped 
while the other hand is stroking a joystick & with just  gentle pressure
8000 miles away human beings who have never done his or hers any harm are now droned into bugsplat
What exceptional bravery this act of aggressive violence must trigger
for s/he might suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome or bear a blister on the  finger
with nerves of steel ne'er to complain for lives are at stake so s/he carries on & pushes the button of terror
careful, what if the soda spilled thereby rendering the keyboard useless? Oh the horror!
To wreak out death upon  terrorists disguised as sheep-herding children, ah the in discerning bravery
to slaughter dangerous pregnant women at a bridal shower, what pluck & heroism 
to kill  marauding medics & first-responders daring to help the wounded from your earlier kill, irreproachable daring
such gallantry and fearlessness one must exhibit to slaughter mourners at a funeral procession
So to show recognition to the brave souls who kill at command at the press of a knob 1/2 a world yonder     a distinguished 'warfare' medal of honor  has been created to award those who have no honor      
announced with grandiose fanfare & full flags a' flapping  just the other day by war criminal DS Panetta
this will outrank the bronze star, the purple heart  & what a triumph is that america?
Such a propaganda coup d'état by the bureaucrats in  subterranean dusty think tanks deem
spun a wonderful way to legitimize a most immoral & illegal act that defines odium
as they flim-flammed & came up with this 'combat' decoration for a most nefarious accomplishment
still i wonder what lucky american school kid will be the first to touch one or to toss it down a toilet
Back at home in the united states of mordor vat is known now as da faterland
a great cackle of cheering among thunderous applause droned at every school, church  & walmart throughout the homeland 
to praise & pay tribute  to those  daring war-idols who earned such a  distinguished medal
the  much coveted and respected; 'Silver Drone with Coca-Cola Clusters'
For who else  could earn by total disregard to personal safety with such displays of  video gallantry  & virtual valor
who else should deserve such a high tribute & recognized award squealed Leon Panetta from atop a nefarious pile of splattered blood & bleached broken bones swept under the rug by the embedded media & acquiescent proletariat
these extraordinary actions by lightening slight of hand manipulation upon a joystick of discriminating death with unthinking critical process performed by our blue-blooded obedient hired guns
to illegally & immorally murder anyone anywhere anytime for any reason above the rule of law is now the definition of American Hero & the legalities  for the justification of  it are classified... 'secret'

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