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America totally discredited
Press TV (Iran), by Paul Craig Roberts

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Posted By:scottyboy, 8/31/2013 2:28:47 PM

A foolish President Obama and moronic Secretary of State Kerry have handed the United States government its worst diplomatic defeat in history and destroyed the credibility of the Office of the President, the Department of State, and the entire executive branch. All are exposed as a collection of third-rate liars. Intoxicated with hubris from past successful lies and deceptions used to destroy Iraq and Libya, Obama thought the US “superpower,” the “exceptional” and “indispensable” country, could pull it off again, this time in Syria. But the rest of the world has learned to avoid Washington’s rush to war when there is no

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This is the Iranian State Propaganda news, but they really have it right.
0bama has made us an international laughing stock.
I pray we don´t need to use the military for a real threat to our nation while this blithering oaf is in office.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 8/31/2013 2:33:48 PM     (No. 9500117)

No, they don´t have it right.

America has NOT been totally discredited.

Obie, Biden, Kerry, Rice, and the rest of the crew on Obama´s Ship of Fools have been discredited.

They do not represent the American people. No way.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: badrad, 8/31/2013 2:49:25 PM     (No. 9500134)

The George Washington dream about the third war and the world being against us?

In any case this makes the case for Keystone and western Hemisphere autonomy. Let the rest of the world do the scenario from Revelations without us.

And Paul Craig Roberts is who? Iranian trained in the US? Talk about the world biting the hand that obaMao would have feeding them.

The democrat party should be discredited but then there is the lo fo voters and the stay at homes who let this happen and his corrupt media who made it all possible, the lefties of the ´60´s are in power and the newer generations are watching MTV or playing video games or social networking.

Constant vigilance? Only one generation away from loss of freedom? Sad thing is it was given away. Media created the pop narrative that fooled the sheeple.

I would join in the prayer at the bottom of the article about blessing the American people. What would we ask God to do to get a change and heart and mindset to the Prez--tall order. Pray for our country and hope that covers it?



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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/31/2013 2:50:01 PM     (No. 9500135)

interesting. this is NOT written by an Iranian contributor - PressTV either picked it up from somewhere or contracted with him to write.

I went looking around and found the following:

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

lots more on WIKI...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: scottyboy, 8/31/2013 2:50:25 PM     (No. 9500136)

I understand your point, but until these clowns are gone, America is not going to be taken seriously on the world stage.....and it´s been that way for a few years now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jglas, 8/31/2013 3:07:32 PM     (No. 9500161)

It doesn´t matter who´s laughing at us . . . we still have the strongest military in the world. Obama is being sucker punched again and again. This is just more of the same. Hell when I´m not mad at him I laugh at Obama myself. None of that changes the strength and ability of our military or the American people (except maybe a little bit their good judgement). Change the president and this crap goes away.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nina584, 8/31/2013 3:12:35 PM     (No. 9500167)

This should be a most read. America needs to wake up to what is really happening.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EQKimball, 8/31/2013 3:16:03 PM     (No. 9500175)

The piece is a satirical imitation of the likely thinking of our enemies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: snakeoil, 8/31/2013 3:19:49 PM     (No. 9500180)

To be fair about it, some of Obie´s minions are only second rate liars. Before any military action is taken against Syria we need to know why we are doing it, what will it accomplish, and what will be costs. Every one of those bombs costs more that what I make in a year. I want to know what I´m getting for my money.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/31/2013 3:28:35 PM     (No. 9500194)

#7, it´s not satire. It was taken directly off Roberts´ website: www.paulcraigroberts.org

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Reply 10 - Posted by: starboard, 8/31/2013 3:34:01 PM     (No. 9500199)

Roberts is right on the money in his analysis of Obama and his inept administration. Most of all, Roberts wasn´t afraid to call Obama a fool.

Obama has made himself the laughing stock around the world. His bluster and redline threats means nothing. Today in the Rose Garden he spoke out of both sides of his mouth, trying to act tough but instead punted the ball.
What does this mean going forward...It means we better watch our back.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/31/2013 3:50:16 PM     (No. 9500217)

#1, the trouble is, to the rest of the world, Kerry and Obama and the rest of the crew represent us. The world doesn´t look beyond that to we the people.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/31/2013 4:53:17 PM     (No. 9500295)

We had to go to an Iranian ´newspaper´ for accurate descriptions of our ´leaders,´ institutions and media. FTA:
*A foolish President Obama
*Moronic Secretary of State Kerry
*Incompetent and untrustworthy National Security Advisor, Susan Rice
*A cowardly US Congress
*Incompetent and corrupt Federal Reserve *Incompetent and corrupt US Treasury
*Homeland Security, a Nazi Gestapo institution,
* Paid whores the US media is

And why this disgrace has happened:
"Americans have neglected the requirements of liberty."

And finally:
"God help the moron [Obama] and the unfortunate country that the fool represents."

Can I get an "Amen"?

IMPEACH!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MissBlue, 8/31/2013 7:12:15 PM     (No. 9500409)

Paul, your first two sentences say volumes.
Now tell us how you really feel!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: johnny45, 8/31/2013 7:30:12 PM     (No. 9500421)

Paul Craig Roberts has his own web site:
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/31/2013 7:42:59 PM     (No. 9500428)

Aw, come on.

"Totally discredited"? Just imagine if, instead of tending to business, the prez went golfing all the time. Or made empty threats. Or talked tough and everybody saw right thru him. Or transparently made stuff up. Or mixed up his geography. Or did things that he ripped his predecessor for. Or alienated our best friends. Or did stuff he promised that HE would never do as president. Or stumbled on words. Or acted insultingly toward other nations´ leaders.

Yeah. Just imagine.




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Reply 16 - Posted by: lizzee1, 9/1/2013 8:37:21 AM     (No. 9500788)

I see where the comments under the article b lame everything on ´´the Zionists´´

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/1/2013 8:54:46 AM     (No. 9500813)

One big problem is Obama has no sense of history. For example, when Britain and France declared war on Hitler in 1939, they then sat on their hands. It became known as the ´Phony War´ (Sitzkreig).
Britain and France lost all credibility, and Hitler went on to conquer most of continental Europe.
This is a lesson that an astute leader should never forget. But my guess is that Obama has virtually no knowledge of WWII or its harsh lessons. It´s just not needed to be a carnival barker.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 9/1/2013 8:57:58 AM     (No. 9500815)

There is another viewpoint to this scenario: that Obama was hand picked to destroy the American
economy, military, reputation, pride, and the Christian influence over this country. Call him all the names you want, but admit he is doing a VERY good job

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