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San Bernadino Atrocity Elicits Islamophobic Republican Hysteria
And Egregious Falsehood In Warmonger Obama's Speech

Bt Dr Gideon Polya

09 December, 2015

The San Bernadino atrocity (14 killed) has elicited anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic  hysteria from the Republican crazies and an ostensibly more measured response from Obama in his White House address which was nevertheless a litany of falsehood that ignored (1) the 32 million Muslims killed by violence  or imposed deprivation in the post-9-11, $7 trillion  US War on Terror and (2) the 23 million Americans  who have died preventably since the US Government's 9-11 false flag atrocity due to the immense fiscal and moral perversion  of killing millions of Muslims abroad rather than keeping millions of Americans alive at home.

Below are the remarks by President Barack Obama about terrorism after the San Bernardino atrocity in an address from the Oval Office, as transcribed by Federal News Service and reported by AAP [1]. They are quoted in chronological order and followed by my well-referenced comments:

1. Obama: “Good evening. On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black, Latino and Asian, immigrants, and American born, moms and dads, daughters and sons. Each of them served their fellow citizens. All of them were part of our American family”.

Comment. But they were not all equal members of “our American family”. “All men are created equal and have an inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” applies to American One Percenters and Ten Percenters but variously to a diminished degree to African-Americans,  Hispanic Americans and poor Amercians. Thus as summarized below (for documentation see [2]):

 (a). African Americans living in poverty is at a record high - 27.2% of African Americans live in poverty  versus 9.6% of Whites not Hispanic, 10.5% of Asians, 12.3%  of Whites, 23.5% of Hispanics of any race.

(b). African Americans are disproportionately impoverished,  poorly paid and lacking in health insurance - $34,598 median income for African Americans versus $56,270 for Whites not Hispanic, $67,065 for Asians, $55, 257 for Whites, $40,963 for  Hispanics of any race; 15.9% of African Americans lack health insurance  versus 9.8% of Whites not Hispanic, 14.5.% of Asians, 12.8%  of Whites, 24.3% of Hispanics any race.

(c). African American wealth is about 5 times lower  than that of  Whites - $75,040 average home value for Black Americans versus $217,150 for Whites and  $154,285 average household assets for Black Americans versus $783,224 for Whites.

(d). The Black/White discrepancy has been locked in for 50 years – a  2 times higher unemployment rate for African Americans than for Whites since 1963 (in the range  from 1.8 times higher  to 2.7 times higher); 11.6% average unemployment rate for African Americans (1963-2012) ( 5.1% for Whites, 6.7% American average during recessions); $55,000 - $32,000 = $23,000 White-Black household income gap (2010) versus $49,000 - $28,000 = $21,000 (1972); a 6-fold White/Black wealth disparity in the period 1983-2010; 42%/11% Black/White “below poverty line” (1966) to 23%/7% (2000) and to 28%/10% (2011).

(e) Millions of African Americans are excluded from voting - 5-6 million Americans have been disenfranchised because of felony convictions and more than a million of these disenfranchised Americans are black. Felony convictions restrict 13 percent of the country's black male population from voting. Other restrictions may prevent African Americans from voting. Dr Michelle  Alexander (author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”): “If you take into account prisoners, a large majority of African American men in some urban areas have been labeled felons for life. (In the Chicago area, the figure is nearly 80 percent.) These men are part of a growing undercaste—not class, caste—permanently relegated by law to a second-class status. They can be denied the right to vote, automatically excluded from juries, and legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits, much as their grandparents and great-grandparents were during the Jim Crow era”.  

(f). African Americans  and Hispanic Americans  have  about half their “fair share” of representatives  in Congress and 5-6 times less Congressional  representation than  Jewish Americans.

(g). African Americans are 8 times more likely to murder and 6 times more likely to be murdered than Whites -  according to the US Department of Justice, African Americans accounted for 52.5% of homicide offenders from 1980 to 2008, with whites 45.3% and Native Americans and Asians 2.2%. The offending rate for African Americans was almost 8 times higher than for whites, and the victim rate 6 times higher. Most murders were intra-racial, with 84% of white homicide victims murdered by whites, and 93% of black victims murdered by African Americans.

(h). African American males are disproportionately involved in violent crime.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the “Uniform Crime Reports”: “In the year 2008, black youths, who make up 16% of the youth population, accounted for 52% of juvenile violent crime arrests, including 58% for homicide and 67% for robbery”.

(i). The African American Congress representatives and leaders  betray African Americans, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, human rights and Palestinians, by backing genocidally racist Apartheid Israel and its ongoing, US-backed   Palestinian Genocide.

It gets worse. As outlined below, about 1.7 million Americans die preventably each year (23 million thus since 9-11) this being  linked to the fiscal perversion of successive administrations of committing to a $7 trillion long-term accrual cost of the Zionist-promoted War on Terror and actively or passively killing 32 million  Muslims  abroad rather than trying to save  the lives of 23 million Americans at home.

2. Obama: “Tonight I want to talk with you about this tragedy, the broader threat of terrorism and how we can keep our country safe. The FBI is still gathering the facts about what happened in San Bernardino, but here's what we know. The victims were brutally murdered and injured by one of their co-workers and his wife. So far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home. But it is clear that the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization, embracing a perverted interpretation of Islam that calls for war against America and the West. They had stockpiled assault weapons, ammunition, and pipe bombs”.

Comment.  23 million Americans have died preventably  since 9-11. As detailed below,  an estimated total of about 1.67 million Americans die preventably  each year out of a population of 319 million  (2014). Accordingly, the “empirical annual probability of an American dying preventably  in the US ” (P)  is 1.67 million x 1,000/319 million = 5.2 in 1000 or 1 in 192. With respect to an  upwardly revised estimate  of 1.67 million Americans who die preventably each year (previous estimates being of 1 million and 1.5 million ) [8, 13-14], the breakdown and annual P values ( “empirical annual probability of death”) are  as follows (note the gun, homicide and suicide death overlaps) [3]: .

1.  443,000 Americans die from smoking-related causes annually  (P = 443,000 /319,000,000 = 1.39 in 1,000 = 1 in 719).

2. 440,000 Americans die from adverse events in hospitals each year (P = 1 in 725).

3. 300,000 Americans die from obesity-related causes annually (P = 1 in 1,063).

4. 200,000 Americans die annually from air pollution (e.g. from coal burning, vehicle exhaust, carbon burning in general) (P = 1 in 1,595).

5. 75,000 American alcohol-related deaths annually (P = 1 in 4,253) .

6. 45,000 US deaths annually  from lack of medical insurance (P = 1 in 7,089).

7. 38,000 US drug-related deaths annually (P = 1 in 8,395) , this including  21,000 US opiate drug-related deaths annually from US restoration and protection of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry (P = 1 in 15,190)  .

8. 33,000 Americans killed by motor vehicles each year (P = 1 in 9,667).

9. 31,000 gun-related US deaths annually (P = 1 in 10,290).

10. 30,000 Americans suicide annually (P = 1 in 10,633) with 7,000 being US veterans (P = 1 in 45,571).

11. 21,000 avoidable under-5 year old US infant deaths annually (P= 1 in 15,190).

12. 15,000 Americans are violently murdered annually (P= 1 in 21,267) but, as this list shows, 1.67 million Americans are passively murdered each year by One Percenter-subverted politician inaction and fiscal perversion  (P = 1 in 192 ).

Including  the Muslim-associated massacres such as the Fort Hood Massacre (13 killed, 2009), the Boston Marathon Massacre (4 killed, 2013), the Chattanooga Marines Massacre (4 killed, 2015) and the San Bernardino Massacre (14 killed, 2015) - but ignoring the daily but “non-political” massacres and other killings  in streets, schools,  other workplace and homes totalling 14 years x 15,000 per year = 210,000 since 9-11 -  about 53 American residents were  killed in America by “terrorists” in the 14 years since 9/11 and the average  US population in this period was about 304 million (UN Population Division data). Accordingly, the “empirical annual probability of an American dying in the US from terrorism” is 53/(14 years x 304 million) =  about 1 in 100 million per year. Thus it is 100 million/ 21,267 = 4,700 times more likely for an American to be murdered by a non-terrorist killer than to be killed by a terrorist;  100 million/1,595 = 63,000 times more likely for an American to die from air pollution than to be killed by a terrorist; 100 million/719 = 139,000 times more likely for an American to die from smoking than to be killed by a terrorist; and, overall, it is 100 million/192 = 0.521 million  or 521,000 times more likely for an American to die preventably (from smoking, alcohol, obesity, guns etc) than to die from a terrorist attack within the US.

3. Obama: “So this was an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people. Our nation has been at war with terrorists since Al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11. In the process, we've hardened our defenses, from airports, to financial centers, to other critical infrastructure. Intelligence and law enforcement agencies have disrupted countless plots here and overseas and worked around the clock to keep us safe”.

Comment: The pathologically mendacious  Bush and Obama Administrations continue to assert that Al Qaeda “men in caves” were responsible  for 9-11.  However numerous science, engineering, architecture, aviation, medical, military and intelligence experts have concluded  that the US Government was responsible for the 9-11 atrocity with some asserting that Apartheid Israel had to have been involved in this false flag atrocity [5] – do we take these eminent experts seriously or ignore them in favour of the “official conspiracy  theory” of the lying Bush Administration that the US Center for Public Integrity found had told 935 lies between 9-11 and the illegal invasion of Iraq [6]?

4. Obama: “Our military and counterterrorism professionals have relentlessly pursued terrorist networks overseas, disrupting safe havens in several different countries, killing Osama Bin Laden, and decimating Al Qaeda's leadership”.

Comment. This confession by Obama of ongoing global US state terrorism  is in keeping with America's  appalling record of supporting terrorism as exemplified by Gladio (that committed atrocities in post-war Europe that would be blamed on communists); Ecuadorean terrorists (responsible  for the  bombings of Catholic churches that would be blamed on communists ); the backing and funding of Al Qaeda, the mujaheddin, and the Taliban for several decades; the training and backing of death squads in Latin America; the backing of state terrorism around the world (most blatantly genocidal Apartheid Israeli state terrorism); and the backing  of non-state terrorists around the world,  most recently and devastatingly  so in Libya and Syria.  Indeed ISIS (ISIL) in Iraq was created by the US invasion and ISIS in Syria arose out of  the US and US Alliance -backed insurgency against the Assad Government.  

US state terrorism heads US Alliance state terrorism that includes UK state terrorism, French state terrorism, German state terrorism, Canadian state terrorism, Australian state terrorism, Apartheid Israeli state terrorism, Egyptian state terrorism, Turkish state terrorism, Qatari state terrorism, Saudi Arabian state terrorism, Jordanian state terrorism, Kenyan state terrorism, Ethiopian state terrorism and UAE state terrorism. The principal  crime of US Alliance state terrorists is the war criminal invasion of other countries. Indeed the US has an appalling record of  replacing secular governments  in the Muslim world with sectarian  regimes (e.g. Afghanistan, 1978; Iraq, 2003; Libya, 2011; and now in Syria today but for Russian support for the Assad Government ) [7, 8].

One notes that  the US-installed and unelected former Afghan President Karzai  recently described the presence of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan  as a “myth” and declared that he knew of no evidence that Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden were responsible for the 9-11 atrocity, a view he shares with some top German, US, Italian,  Russian and Iranian military intelligence figures [5]. The actuality or details of Obama's story of extra-judicially  killing Osama bin Laden in 2011 is doubted by top US journalists Seymour Hersh and Dr Paul Craig Roberts, the more so  since the Americans supposedly disposed of the  body immediately  at sea [9]. Benazir Bhutto (former Pakistani leader) was interviewed by Sir David Frost on Al Jazeera on 2 November 2007, shortly before her murder on 27 December 2007. In this interview she said: “And he had also dealings with Omar Sheik, the man who murdered Osama Bin Laden.” The same interview was published on the BBC website, but that key sentence was removed [10, 11].

5. Obama: “ Over the last few years, however, the terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase. As we've become better at preventing complex multifaceted attacks like 9/11, terrorists turn to less complicated acts of violence like the mass shootings that are all too common in our society… we see growing efforts by terrorists to poison the minds of people like the Boston Marathon bombers and the San Bernardino killers. For seven years, I've confronted this evolving threat each and every morning in my intelligence briefing, and since the day I took this office, I have authorized U.S. forces to take out terrorists abroad precisely because I know how real the danger is. As commander in chief, I have no greater responsibility than the security of the American people… And I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure”.

Comment. Muslim-origin non-state terrorism is the creation of the US in the former secular Muslim states of Afghanistan (post-1978), Iraq (post-2003), Libya (post-2011),  Syria (post-2011) and indeed elsewhere in the Muslim World suffering egregiously from the Zionist-backed, post-1990 US War on Muslims [8]. US-backed Sunni Muslim rebels  opposed secular regimes in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria and the US removal of the secular regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq led to Sunni resistance and thence to ISIS, which expanded rapidly with a powerful combination of genuine Sunni grievance  and religious fanaticism.  Both the war apparatus and religious fundamentalism of ISIS have been funded and backed by America's ally Saudi Arabia. The “cancer” is of America's making    and the “cure” (if it is not already too late) is dialogue and cessation of US Alliance violence in 20 significantly substantial Muslim countries  from Mauretania to the Philippines that has been associated with 27 million Muslim deaths from imposed deprivation and perhaps a further  5 million violent Muslim deaths in the post-9-11 US War on Terror [12, 13].

One notes that 32 million Muslims have been killed by violence  or imposed deprivation in the post-9-11 War on Terror as compared to 53 US deaths due to “terrorism” post-9-11 in the US  i.e. about 60,000 Muslim deaths for every American terrorism death in the US. In World War 2 only 6 Americans died due to Japanese action on Mainland America (5 children and a woman who were killed when they tampered with a Japanese balloon bomb in Bly, Oregon). Upper estimates of civilian deaths from strategic bombing in WW2 were 61,000 (UK), 500,000 (Soviet Union) and  350,000 (China) versus 600,000 (Germany), 500,000 (Japan), 100,000 (Italy) and 67,000 (France) [14].  However there has been a very heavy domestic price to pay for the War on Terror that has gone unnoticed by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-perverted and subverted  Mainstream media – 1.67 million Americans die preventably each year,  23 million have died thus since 9-11, and this is inescapably linked to the fiscal perversion of the long-term accrual cost of the War on Terror of about $7 trillion  for killing 32 million Muslims abroad rather than keeping 23 million Americans alive at home. When the American people understand the dimensions of this American Holocaust they will at the very least sideline the genocidally racist and traitorous Zionists and the complicit Neocons and racist religious right Republicans (R4s) from public life, and demand a de-Nazification of America. Notably, in this part of his speech Obama happily confesses to extra-judicial murder of people he doesn't like (this including American citizens).

6. Obama: “Well, here's what I want you to know. The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us… We're working with Turkey to seal its border with Syria, and we are cooperating with Muslim majority countries, and with our Muslim communities here at home, to counter the vicious ideology that ISIL promotes online”.

Comment. As outlined above, the threat of terrorism is real but extremely low -  the “empirical annual probability of an American dying in the US from terrorism” is about 1 in 100 million per year.   It is 4,700 times more likely for an American to be murdered by a non-terrorist killer than to be killed by a terrorist;   63,000 times more likely for an American to die from air pollution than to be killed by a terrorist; 139,000 times more likely for an American to die from smoking than to be killed by a terrorist; and, overall, it is about 520,000 times more likely for an American to die preventably (from smoking, alcohol, obesity, guns etc) than to die from a terrorist attack within the US [3].

Obama's solution to this extremely low threat is to “destroy” the fundamentalist Sunni Iraqi and Syrian rebels who pose this almost  non-existent threat i.e. genocide which is  defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention Convention thus: “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group”. Article 3 states that “The following acts shall be punishable: (a) Genocide; (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide; (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide; (d) Attempt to commit genocide; (e) Complicity in genocide”; Article 4 states that “Persons committing genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in Article 3 shall be punished, whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals” [15].

The further absurdity of mendacious Obama's position is that Turkey has materially supported ISIS (ISIL, Daesh, IS) as has Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with all members of the US Alliance – the UK, Australia, France, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia - being variously involved in backing Syrian Sunni rebels (and hence ISIS) in the overthrow of the secular Assad Government of Syria i.e.  state terrorism support for insurgency (often also known as  “terrorism” in US Alliance parlance).    

7. Obama: “Fourth, with American leadership, the international community has begun to establish a process and timeline to pursue cease-fires and a political resolution to the Syrian war. Doing so will allow the Syrian people and every country, including our allies, but also countries like Russia, to focus on the common goal of destroying ISIL, a group that threatens us all. This is our strategy to destroy ISIL. It is designed and supported by our military commanders and counterterrorism experts, together with 65 countries that have joined an American-led coalition. And we constantly examine our strategy to determine when additional steps are needed to get the job done.

Comment. Obama repeats his genocidal “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group”, namely ISIS.  Muslim-origin non-state terrorism has been a major asset to US imperialism from Afghanistan in 1978 onwards to the present day, and - whether or not the US is openly backing the terrorists (as formerly with Al Qaeda and  the Taliban ) or ostensibly opposing them (as with ISIS today) – it provides a continuing “excuse” for US or US Alliance  military intervention in substantially or significantly Muslim countries from Mauretania to the Philippines. Russia and Iran have joined the US game in Syria to fight the barbarous but Indigenous ISIS but, unlike the war criminal US Alliance, are doing so at the invitation of the Syrian Government which they support.

8. Obama: “That's why I've ordered the Departments of State and Homeland Security to review the visa waiver program under which the female terrorist in San Bernardino originally came to this country. And that's why I will urge high-tech and law enforcement leaders to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice…..To begin with, Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun... Finally, if Congress believes, as I do, that we are at war with ISIL, it should go ahead and vote to authorize the continued use of military force against these terrorists. For over a year, I have ordered our military to take thousands of air strikes against ISIL targets. I think it's time for Congress to vote to demonstrate that the American people are united and committed to this fight. My fellow Americans, these are the steps that we can take together to defeat the terrorist threat”.

Comment. Here Obama illustrates the American Empire Newspeak (as in George Orwell's “1984”) of calling anyone they don't like a “terrorist”. Literate people can agree with the description  “the female terrorist in San Bernardino”  applying to the politically-motivated co-murderer of 14 innocent people,   but the application of the term “terrorist” to the evidently barbarous ISIL Indigenous Sunni insurgents (who reportedly execute prisoners, kidnap women,  force religious conversion on their subjects and are participants  as Indigenous insurgents in the Syrian Civil War and the Iraq Civil War involving, so far,  about 300,000 deaths and 30,000 deaths , respectively ) invites application of the same terminology to the war criminal, non-indigenous US Alliance responsible for  32 million Muslim deaths from violence or deprivation in 20 countries since 9-11  and to the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist   (NAZI) One Percenters running Plutocracy, Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy, Corporatocracy and Dollarocracy America who are complicit in 23 million preventable American deaths since 9-11. I cannot remember the word “terrorist” being applied to the German Nazis and Japanese during WW2 (about 100 million people killed, mostly  civilians) or to the participants  in the American Civil War , the post-WW1 Russian Civil War, the pre-WW2 Spanish Civil War or the post-WW2  Chinese Civil War .

As pointed out in item 2 above, Obama's Orwellian use of the term “terrorist  threat” is egregious  hyperbole when in the post-9-11 era it has been about 5,000 times more likely for an American to be murdered by a non-terrorist killer than to be killed by a terrorist and about  500,000 times more likely for an American to die preventably (from smoking, alcohol, obesity, guns etc) than to die from a terrorist attack within the US. War criminal US Alliance countries such as the UK, France and Australia have responded to horrible terrorists atrocities like the recent Paris Massacre  with similar “terrorist threat” hyperbole while ignoring  their role in over 30 million Muslim deaths in the US War on Terror and the extremely low probability of domestic death by terrorism [3, 4, 16, 17]. Thus the empirical annual probability of a terrorism death is 1 in 16 million for the UK [16]. Australia suffered the only 2 terrorism deaths at the hands of Muslims on Australian soil ever in the last year, this yielding a current peak empirical annual probability for such a death as about 1 in 10 million  for Australia  [17]. In contrast, the probability of death due to US Alliance state terrorism in the ongoing Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide, Syrian Genocide and indeed Muslim Holocaust  and Muslim Genocide [18-20] is much higher. Thus Iraqi deaths from violence or imposed deprivation under  the US Alliance in 2003-2011  have totalled 2.7 million and with an average Iraqi population of about  28.4 million in this period this yields an empirical annual probability of a death from US Alliance state terrorism as 2.7 million/ (30 million x 9 years) = 0.01 = 1 in 100 i.e. 100,000 times greater than the current, peak empirical annual probability of a terrorism death for Australia.  To put this in perspective, the annual probability of war-imposed death in Occupied Iraq (population about 50% children) was about the same as the annual probability of a natural death from old age in  prosperous Western US Alliance countries (that have a much higher aged demographic) [21].  US state terrorism and US Alliance state terrorism is qualitatively just as evil as non-state terrorism but quantitatively is vastly more deadly. The world needs protection from both  non-state terrorism and state terrorism but particularly  so from US state terrorism. As assessed objectively by body count, Obama is by far the world's foremost  actively engaged terrorist and the US is presently the world's foremost  terrorist state.

Obama is correct in demanding better gun control laws but his racist, religious right Republican (R4) opponents, while sharing his terror hysteria and Islamophobia , are resolutely opposed to gun control that would have prevented the San Bernardino Massacre and similar atrocities.      

9. Obama: “Let me now say a word about what we should not do. We should not be drawn once more into a long and costly ground war in Iraq or Syria. That's what groups like ISIL want. They know they can't defeat us on the battlefield. ISIL fighters were part of the insurgency that we faced in Iraq. But they also know that if we occupy foreign lands, they can maintain insurgencies for years, killing thousands of our troops and draining our resources, and using our presence to draw new recruits”.

Comment. Again, otherwise mendacious Obama makes a truthful  admission that ISIS (ISIL)  arose out of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq and that invading other countries will generate resistance in an endless war.  Iraq has been repeatedly invaded by the West since the British invaded in 1914 [21-25]. The repeated, illegal, war criminal Western invasions of Iraq have been associated with Iraqi deaths from violence or from violently-imposed deprivation that  have totalled 9 million (1914-2015), this including  1.9 million under Sanctions (1990-2003) and 2.7 million  under US and US Alliance occupation (2003-2011). War criminal Obama and his war criminal state terrorist allies are committed to an endless Iraq War and an endless War on Iraq.  

10. Obama: “The strategy that we are using now -- air strikes, special forces, and working with local forces who are fighting to regain control of their own country -- that is how we'll achieve a more sustainable victory, and it won't require us sending a new generation of Americans overseas to fight and die for another decade on foreign soil”.

Comment. Those who invade another country without UN sanction are war criminals – they are just as guilty of war crimes  as the Nazi German  and Imperial Japanese generals who were tried and hanged for this most egregious of crimes after Allied victory in 1945.  Obama is the world's foremost actively engaged war criminal and indeed his allies David Cameron and  Francois Hollande are of the same war criminal ilk. Of course a rational, humane person would ask why is it that serial war criminal and serial invader nations like the US , its major lackeys the UK, France,  and its minor lackeys like Australia and Canada,  are always invading “bad” Muslim countries for “freedom” – why not decent, non-invading  countries like Switzerland , Costa Rica or Fiji? The horrible reality from a long historical perspective  is that the US has invaded 70 nations (50 since WW2) as compared  to the British 193, Australia 85, France 82, Germany 38, Japan 30, Russia 24, Canada 24,  Apartheid Israel 12 and China 2 [12, 21-26]. Indeed Neo-Nazi Germany has recently invaded its 39th country with its  decision to join New Vichy France and the war criminal US alliance in the War on Syria.

Mendacious Obama makes a huge Lie of Omission in relation to  “sending a new generation of Americans overseas to fight and die for another decade on foreign soil”. Most of the American military deaths have occurred on American soil from war trauma-induced suicide. There is growing concern over the high rate of US veteran suicides that constitute about 20% of the 30,000 annual suicides in the US.  Over the last dozen years, there have been roughly 20 US veteran suicides every day [27] i.e. 365.25 x 20 = 7,305 per year and about 104,000 in the 14.25 years  since the start of the Zionist-promoted War on Terror in September  2001 [28]. This horrendous death toll of 104,000 dead US veterans linked to traitorous and racist Zionist-promoted  wars for the benefit of Apartheid Israel is about 3,000 times greater than the 34 US servicemen deliberately  murdered by Apartheid Israel in its 1967 attack on the unarmed USS Liberty [29],  about 2,000 times greater than the 53 Americans killed in America by terrorists since 9-11, about 15 times greater than the 6,900 Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan [30], and 35 times greater than the 3,000 killed  in the US Government's  9-11 false flag operation.

11. Obama: “ Here's what else we cannot do. We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam. That, too, is what groups like ISIL want. ISIL does not speak for Islam. They are thugs and killers, part of a cult of death. And they account for a tiny fraction of a more than a billion Muslims around the world, including millions of patriotic Muslim-Americans who reject their hateful ideology. Moreover, the vast majority of terrorist victims around the world are Muslim… Muslim-Americans are our friends and our neighbors, our co- workers, our sports heroes. And, yes, they are our men and women in uniform who are willing to die in defense of our country. We have to remember that”.

Comment. Obama's inclusiveness  with respect to Muslims is welcome, especially in view of the appallingly prevalent anti-Arab anti-Semtism and Islamophobia in the US and the West in general that blames overwhelmingly peaceful Muslims for the violent terrorist acts of a miniscule number of terrorist psychopaths. However this also represents profound dishonesty  from serial war criminal Obama, the leader of the 21st century War on Muslims in which 32 million Muslims have been killed by violence  or imposed deprivation in the post-9-11 War on Terror [12, 13] as compared to 53 US deaths due to “terrorism” post-9-11 in the US  [3, 4].  Obama is the world's foremost presently engaged killer of Muslims.

Mendacious Obama ignores the reality that for thousands of years peoples and nations have been using Their God(s),  Their One True God or Their One True Ideology as an ideological cement for their warriors – this applis to ISIS as well as the US Alliance  Thus the Christian  Zionists, the Jewish Zionists, the racist religious right Republicans (R4s), the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI) One Percenters who run the US (aka USrael),  and nearly  all  Democrat office holders support the US War on Muslims, the US War on Terror, and  nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel and hence its ongoing Palestinian Genocide (90% of Palestine  ethnically cleansed, 2 million Palestinians killed by violence, 0.1 million, or by violently-imposed deprivation, 1.9 million, since 1936) [31, 32, 33]. The US-backed Palestinian Genocide is  an atrocity utterly opposed by anti-racist  Jews (including  Orthodox Jews who reject Zionism for theological as well as humane reasons) but which is “justified” by the genocidally  racist Zionists  and their genocidally  racist supporters  by the barbarous Biblical  injunction in Deuterononomy: chapter 9, of the Holy Bible: “1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; 2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. 5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth” [34].   Indeed Obama invokes the support of “God” for his  racist, war criminal, and genocidal enterprise.  

12. Obama: “ My fellow Americans, I am confident we will succeed in this mission because we are on the right side of history. We were founded upon a belief in human dignity that no matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like or what religion you practice, you are equal in the eyes of God and equal in the eyes of the law. Even in this political season, even as we properly debate what steps I and future presidents must take to keep our country safe. Let's make sure we never forget what makes us exceptional. Let's not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear. That we have always met challenges, whether war or depression, natural disasters or terrorist attacks, by coming together around our common ideals as one nation and one people. So long as we stay true to that tradition, I have no doubt that America will prevail. Thank you. God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America”.

Comment. America is a dying Empire on dying planet. A racist, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, racist Zionist, mass murdering, serial war criminal, climate criminal and genocidal   American Empire  under Obama is most definitely   on the  wrong side of history. As should be clear from this review, an exceptionalist America is committed to an endless War on Muslims that has been associated  since 9-11 with 32 million Muslim deaths from violence or  imposed deprivation in 20 countries invaded by the US Alliance and since 1990 with about 35 million such Muslim deaths. As analyzed in part 2 above, successive administrations have failed to keep America  safe from the traitorous, Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI) One Percenters  as evidenced by 23 million preventable American deaths since the US Government's 9-11 false flag atrocity in 2001. And of course the racist religious right Republicans (R4s) and Obama, like ISIS jihadis, invoke Their One True God in support of  their war making.




Obama's speech in response to the appalling San Bernardino atrocity (14 murdered by a Pakistan-origin couple) was a litany of falsehood and notably included repeated calls for the  destruction of  the Turkey- , Qatar- and Saudi Arabia-backed - ISIS (ISIL) Sunni insurgents  i.e. genocide according to Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention.


Careful analysis of Obama's speech  revealed immense lies of omission – there was no mention of (1) the 32 million Muslims who have been killed by violence  or imposed deprivation in the post-9-11 War on Terror in 20 substantially or significantly  Muslim countries invaded by the US Alliance or  (2) the 23 million Americans  who have died preventably since the US Government's 9-11 false flag atrocity, this being linked to the fiscal perversion of successive US Administrations committing to a long-term accrual cost of $7 trillion for the War on Terror and killing millions of Muslims abroad instead of saving millions of American lives at home.  


Obama's terror hysteria ignores the Elephant in the Room realities that “the empirical annual probability of dying ”  is (a) about 1 in 100 million for an American being killed by a terrorist  as compared to (b) 1 in 21,000 for an American suffering homicide and (c) 1 in 100 for an Iraqi in US Alliance-occupied Iraq.


Obama correctly wants peace and negotiation in Syria  (where he is losing his battle to remove the secular Assad Government ) but he wants genocide and endless war in Iraq, a country  that has already suffered a century of Western invasions and 9 million deaths from violence or violently-imposed deprivation from the first British  invasion in 1914 to  the US Alliance re-invasion in 2014.   


The core of the problem of “blow-back” terrorism is Zionist-backed US and Western invasion and genocidal devastation of impoverished Muslim countries. The UN Charter declares  that a country can only invade another country  (a) if there is UN sanction, (b) in response to being invaded, (c) if it is invited to invade by the government of the country being invaded, and (d) if there is exhaustive prior  negotiation. In Syria none of these criteria obtained as the US and its war criminal allies actively set out to remove the Syrian Government from 2011 onwards (in contrast, Iran and Russia were invited to come and support the Syrian Government). In Iraq the US was invited in by the sectarian Shia Government  it had installed after destroying the secular Saddam Hussein Government  and the mass murder of Sunni Iraqis and Baathists in particular, with Obama adopting a policy of genocidal destruction of the Sunni insurgents and an endless Iraq War.


Obama is more calmly spoken  than his warmongering, terror hysteric, Islamophobic,  racist, religious right Republican (R4)  opponents who verge on the outright crazy e.g. Donald Trump has demanded that no Muslim be allowed to enter the US.  However under Obama the genocidal War on Muslims continues. Obama is the world's worst for currently engaging in war, war criminality, genocide, mass murder of children, and drug pushing via US-protected Afghan opiates. Obama is thus the world's worst practising warmonger, war criminal, mass murderer, child killer, serial invader  and drug pusher.


Decent people who abhor both state terrorism (like US state terrorism) and non-state terrorism (like the barbarous and sectarian ISIS) must respond to this continuing carnage by (a) informing everyone they can about the dual evils of non-state terrorism and of state terrorism exemplified by US state terrorism,  US Alliance state terrorism and Apartheid Israeli state terrorism ; (b) demanding ceasefire,  massive relief, and  negotiations in Syria and Iraq; and (c) urging and applying Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the US, the US Alliance and Apartheid Israel to bring  an end to their violent state terrorism, warmongering, war-making, war crimes, occupations and  genocidal devastation of Muslim countries.




[1]. “Text of Obama Speech from the Oval Office about terrorism”, AAP, 6 December 2015 : http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6eb5dc5b7ac5438db5cd8aac746cb23f/text-obama-speech-oval-office-about-terrorism .


[2]. Gideon Polya, “Truth & Boycotts, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Can Overcome Huge Inequities Suffered By African Americans Under American Apartheid”,  Countercurrents, 29 September, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya290914.htm .

[3]. Gideon Polya, “West Ignores 11 Million Muslim War Deaths & 23 Million Preventable American Deaths Since US Government's False-flag 9-11 Atrocity”, Countercurrents, 9 September, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090915.htm .

[4]. Ronald Bailey, “How scared of terrorism should you be?”, Reason.com, 6 September 2011: http://reason.com/archives/2011/09/06/how-scared-of-terrorism-should .

[5]. “Experts: US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ .

[6]. “Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war”,  CNN, 24 January 2008: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/  .

[7]. Gideon Polya, “US Profits From Jihadist Terrorism”, Countercurrents, 19 November, 2004: http://www.countercurrents.org/us-polya191104.htm .

[8]. Gideon Polya, “Fundamentalist America Has Trashed Secular Governance, Modernity, Democracy, Women's Rights And Children's Rights In The Muslim World”, Countercurrents,  21 May, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya210515.htm .

[9]. Paul Craig Roberts, “Seymour Hersh Succumbs To Disinformation”, Countercurrents, 11 May, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/roberts110515A.htm ).

[10]. “ BBC censors Benazir Bhutto's 2007 Frost TV interview assertion about “Omar Sheik, the man who murdered Osama Bin Laden””, Censorship by the BBC: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/bbc-censors-benazir ).

[11]. “Censorship by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/ .

[12]. Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115A.htm .

[13]. Gideon Polya, “Book Review: “Age Of Fools” By William Cook – Stop Neocon & Zionist Palestinian Genocide, War On Muslims & War On Humanity”, Countercurrents, 3 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya031215.htm .

[14]. “Strategic bombing during World War II”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_bombing_during_World_War_II .

[15]. UN Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, UN: http://www.hrweb.org/legal/genocide.html .

[16]. Gideon Polya, “UK Terror Hysteria exposed – Empirical Annual Probability of UK Terrorism Death 1 in 16 million”,  Countercurrents, 16 September, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya160914.htm .

[17]. Gideon Polya, “Australian State Terrorism -  Zero Australian Terrorism Deaths, 1 Million Preventable Australian Deaths & 10 Million Muslims Killed By US Alliance Since 9-11”,  Countercurrents, 23 September, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230914.htm .

[18]. Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ .

[19]. “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ .

[20]. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ .

[21]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes a succinct history  of every country and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/  .

[22]. Gideon Polya, “The US Has Invaded 70 Nations Since 1776 – Make 4 July Independence From America Day”, Countercurrents, 5 July, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya050713.htm .

[23]. Gideon Polya, “British Have Invaded 193 Countries:  Make  26 January ( Australia Day, Invasion Day) British Invasion Day”, Countercurrents, 23 January, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230115.htm .  

[24]. Gideon Polya, “As UK Lackeys Or US Lackeys Australians Have Invaded 85 Countries (British 193, French 80, US 70)”, Countercurrents, 9 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090215.htm .

[25].  Gideon Polya, “President Hollande And French Invasion Of Privacy Versus French Invasion Of 80 Countries Since 800 AD”, Countercurrents, 15 January, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya150114.htm .

[26]. Gideon Polya,”Appalling Paris Atrocity – Non-State Terrorist Blowback For US Alliance And French State Terrorism Atrocities”, Countercurrents, 16 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya161115.htm

[27]. Dr Janet Kemp and Dr Robert Bossarte, “Suicide data report, 2012”, Department of Veterans Affairs, Mental Health Services, Suicide Prevention Program, especially Figure 3: http://www.va.gov/opa/docs/Suicide-Data-Report-2012-final.pdf .

[28]. Gideon Polya, “American Holocaust, Millions Of Untimely American Deaths And $40 Trillion Cost Of Israel To Americans”,  Countercurrents, 27 August, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya270813.htm .

[29]. “USS Liberty incident”, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Liberty_incident .

[30]. “I-casualties”: http://icasualties.org/ .

[31]. “Palestinian Genocide” :  http://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ .

[32]. Gideon Polya, “Book Review: “Age Of Fools” By William Cook – Stop Neocon & Zionist Palestinian Genocide, War On Muslims & War On Humanity”, Countercurrents, 3 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya031215.htm .

[33]. Gideon Polya, “Review: “The Plight of the Palestinians. A long history of destruction”, Countercurrents, 17 June 2012: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya170612.htm .

[34]. The Holy Bible (King James Version).

Dr Gideon Polya has been teaching science students at a major Australian university for 4 decades. He published some 130 works in a 5 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London , 2003). He has published “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ); see also his contributions “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/australian-complicity-in-iraq-mass-mortality/3369002#transcript

) and “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide” in “The Plight of the Palestinians (edited by William Cook, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/4047-the-plight-of-the-palestinians.html ). He has published a revised and updated 2008 version of his 1998 book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History” (see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) as biofuel-, globalization- and climate-driven global food price increases threaten a greater famine catastrophe than the man-made famine in British-ruled India that killed 6-7 million Indians in the “forgotten” World War 2 Bengal Famine (see recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ). When words fail one can say it in pictures - for images of Gideon Polya's huge paintings for the Planet, Peace, Mother and Child see: http://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/




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