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The state of disarray and disunion, the legacy of self-defeat and disaster - by Michael Novakhov

The state of disarray and disunion ; the hypocritical, duplicitous , impotent  ( including his inaction on Ukraine ), self-serving legacy of deceit, defeat and disaster under the guise of exercise of "soft power" . Mr. Obama is more concerned about his "peacenik" credentials than about the true peace , security and greatness of the country . The divisions and controversies are so intense that it is difficult to avoid the impression that the country is moving to the some type of the civil war , and I would not rule out the deliberate actions of some hostile foreign "invisible hands" behind all this.  He replays  and  recreates  his own personal psychological issues , traumas and dramas and searches for resolution of these issues in his life and activities as a politician. In this somewhat unhealthy (but maybe not uncommon for the politicians) process he turns America into his image : as a biracial polity , society and culture the way he und

Rudy Giuliani Said Obama Doesn't Love America - TIME | Mr. Obama’s verbal tactics have become a target for a growing chorus of critics who believe the evasive language is a sign that he is failing to look squarely at the threat from militant Islam. The vague phrasing, they say, projects uncertainty and weakness at a time when extremists claiming to fight for Islam threaten America and its interests around the world... “Self-deception is not a good idea in politics or international affairs. We’re lying to ourselves, and the world knows it”... “You cannot defeat an enemy that you do not admit exists,” Michael T. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general and director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2012 to 2014, told a House hearing last week. “I really, really strongly believe that the American public needs and wants moral, intellectual and really strategic clarity and courage on this threat.” - Faulted for Avoiding ‘Islamic’ Labels to Describe Terrorism, White House Cites a Strategic Logic - NYT | Saudi cleric says Earth doesn’t revolve around Sun | Russian Army returns to Latin America

Faulted for Avoiding ‘Islamic’ Labels to Describe Terrorism, White House Cites a Strategic Logic Thursday February 19 th , 2015  at  1:05 PM 1 Share WASHINGTON —  President Obama  chooses his words with particular care when he addresses the volatile connections between religion and terrorism. He and his aides have avoided labeling acts of brutal violence by  Al Qaeda , the so-called Islamic State and their allies as “Muslim” terrorism or describing their ideology as “Islamic” or “jihadist.” With remarkable consistency — including at a high-profile White House meeting this week, “Countering Violent Extremism” — they have favored bland, generic terms over anything that explicitly connects attacks or plots to Islam. Obama aides say there is a strategic logic to his vocabulary: Labeling noxious beliefs and mass murder as “Islamic” would play right into the hands of terrorists who claim that the United States is at war with Islam itself. The last thing t