AMERICAN REACH: How electing a President could start World War III

The World Trade Organisation is just another front for US business

Three little facts to start us off here: first, today (Monday) the Black Dude in the White House is due to make a speech in Ohio – known for manufacturing and exporting a whole lot less than it used to…and where the hopelessly unemployed slide off the statistics, to be then mendaciously claimed by Obama as ‘back in work’. The President is to hold two campaign rallies there, so he needs something to say.
Second, last Saturday Mitt Romney, his opponent in November, dished out a podcast in which he said,  “In 2008, candidate Obama promised to take China ‘to the mat’. But since then, he’s let China run all over us.”
Third, candidate Romney is kind of weak on the moving former US jobs offshore dimension. So within eighteen hours of the Romcast, the Obama campaign responded with advertising that pointed to Mr Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital….and highlighted his track-record of promoting the offshoring of American jobs.
By Sunday evening, White House officials had announced their intention to file a case at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against China over its export subsidies on cars and car parts. The suit will allege that they are putting American manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage, and forcing them to shift production overseas.
So, President Obama now has something relevant to say: because the auto-parts sector accounts for  54,200 jobs in Ohio. Great for the Obamites; but this is how wars start. It would be bizarre, would it not, if the planet blew itself up over a pissing contest between two sub-prime wannabe Oval Office occupants.
It all adds more grist to one of The Slog’s many mills – viz, that politicians only work hard when trying to get elected – and never for us. Becoming the World’s biggest Swinging Dick is – clearly – far more important than a Cold War with Russia over Iran, and a trade war with China…whose military elite, we already know, is in the ascendancy.
We’ve seen the US destroying the Iranian currency via its control of the world’s money transmission construct. We are seeing American dominance of the TPP giving Big Business a control of its ‘copyright’ scams well above the national law of member States. And now we see what a few well-chosen threats in the WTO’s earhole might produce.
Occasionally, US global reach is a force for good. Often, it isn’t.

45 thoughts on “AMERICAN REACH: How electing a President could start World War III

  1. Why do you call Obama “the black dude in the white house” John, when Obama has a white mother, was raised by his white mother and white grandparents and followed a classic white American middle class upbringing.

    To suggest that Obama is black, when one parent is white and everything else in his family, upbringing and education – EVERYTHING, except for his absent father – was as white as snowhites knickers, can only be interpreted as anti-white racism?

    • “To suggest that Obama is black, when one parent is white and everything else in his family, upbringing and education – EVERYTHING, except for his absent father – was as white as snowhites knickers, can only be interpreted as anti-white racism?”

      Of course the ‘black dude’ doesn’t make an issue of the fact that he is black does he?

      Is there anyone who would doubt that Obama is where he is *because* he is black?

      His skin colour is an issue that he has *used* to get where he is. Good luck to him, but let’s not start that implied racism bollocks when his skin colour is used as a lable. It is what he himself does.

    • Er surely you are joking. His mother married an Indonesian and they went to live in Jakarta. he attended local, not expat, school under the name of Barry Soetero and was registered as an indonesian citizen of the Muslim faith. He later applied to his US college for a grant as a foreign student. I happen to like him but that is probably because he is not run of the mill.

      • “I happen to like him but that is probably because he is not run of the mill.”

        I happen to like him as well, probably because he is black. It is just what the USA and the rest of the world needed, for the USA.

        What has happened since hasn’t lived up to my expectations but they may have been unreasonable. I still hold to the view that the key to all this is that he is black. I’ll say again good luck to him but using the label isn’t racist, rather it is a means of separating the hyperbole from the substance.

        It could just as easily be described as ‘put up, or shut up’. Who cares, just live up to the hype is all I’d ask. Wow that wouldn’t that be something.

    • @DisTax
      “was as white as snowhites knickers”

      I guess this accounts for his ‘yellow streak’ when it comes to taking the crooked bankers to task :)

  2. It’s difficult to descend gracefully into poverty. The human tendency is to go down swinging. Blame China, blame the Godless, blame anyone.

    Something unknown will light the fuse of those in despair and the world will explode again. If it’s not these two morons it will be someone else.

  3. I really enjoy reading John’s posts and also the comments. I note tonight however that the lunatic anti zionist / anti jew brigade are out in force, yet again. Please get your heads around the fact that jews are a microcosm in the massive sea of muslims and christians. We cannot be blamed for all the world’s ills any more and we have no intention of returning to the showers. No one in Israel wants war with Iran but we will not go like lambs to the slaughter as we did in the last war. Israel wants peace which is an unusual desire in the middle east.

    • “Israel wants peace which is an unusual desire in the middle east”
      …… then maybe you should stop killing innocent Palestinians whose land you stole and continue to steal!

    • Hydroliz……….I believe that Israel has a right to exist and I also believe that most of the Palestinians and the leaders of Iran think that Israel should be eliminated.

      A first strike of the Iranian atomic sites might slow the program down but it won’t stop it. What it would do is throw the whole world economy into a tailspin on the eve of a recession. This in turn would further isolate Israel and make a bad situation worse.

      If Israel goes ahead with a preemptive strike then do a really good job of it and then batten down the hatches, because as you can see in this blog there are many who would cheer on the Islamist when they counter attack.

      • Thank you for acknowledging that those who survived the death camps have a right not be destroyed. I live among many shoah survivors, one woman who had ‘ officers only’ tatooed on her back. The world economy is not my main concern at the moment. I think the west need to think about their adoration of Islam will bring them in the long term.

      • Bill Casso: “…because as you can see in this blog there are many who would cheer on the Islamist when they counter attack.”

        Similarly, there are some, thankfully a minority, that would just love to see Israel bomb the shit out of Iran, for the sins of it’s leadership, aren’t there Bill?

        I don’t want to see either country bombed. Can you say the same thing?

    • hydroliz: “No one in Israel wants war with Iran”

      Not.

      i absolutely accept the fact that most Israelis, and most Jews just want to be left in peace to live their life, as do most other religions or ethnic groups. The difference with the small minority of Israeli warmongers, as opposed to other warmongers, is that from where I am, they have the USA, and all it’s diplomatic and military as apologist and protector in chief.

      That and they have hundreds of nukes. Something they frown upon others having.

      I feel every bit as sorry for what could happen to the average Israeli as I do for the average Iranian, as like me, they’re average Joe’s.

      • Every war fought by Israel has been a defence operation, not for oil or to acquire land, just to protect the people. Unfortunately our neighbours want a return to the death camps of nazi germany – I witnessed 3 IDF soldiers who were lynched by the palestinians and publicly hacked to death. It will be in my mind forever. Please realize who the barbarians are. The US help Israel because they need a rational government in the ME, this helps Israel but the rest of the world too.

      • Hydroliz: On your reply to my comment may I just make the following observations…

        ” I witnessed 3 IDF soldiers who were lynched by the palestinians and publicly hacked to death. It will be in my mind forever…….Please realize who the barbarians are. ” Look, I’ve no doubt what you witnessed that awful day was horrendous, but there has been savagery committed by both sides on both sides, and all who witnessed it were scarred. As much as you’d like to paint suffering as being a commodity that only one side has had to endure, you must accept that fact.

        “The US help Israel because they need a rational government in the ME, this helps Israel but the rest of the world too.”

        Nonsense. I’m 37 years old and have a keen interest in politics, and in my time, admittedly not very long, Israel has never had a rational government. Like your neighbours, Israel has had opportunities to push for real peace but your Government chose to listen to ultra hardline settlers than it did to the majority of it’s own ordinary citizens.

        I feel equally sorry for the ordinary citizens of Israel, as I do for Iranians. Both Governments seem to desire confrontation.

  4. The apocalypse stable boy.

    Hmm “did I remember locking up tonight,”better check”,
    Oh shit ,come back, come back, come baaaaaaaaack !

  5. Check out the carrier group movements in the middle east to see the war getting underway.

    My guess is it’ll kick off on or around election day.

    And it’s got nothing to do with oil, again, honestly. ;)

  6. gonad……….I find it fascinating that Mr. Pikes paper disappeared it reminds me of Mormons and their tablets of gold and the certified translation of the same that went missing. Sorry Pal their is no grand conspiracy no one can herd seven billion cats, Rothschild’s are not smart enough to pull this off, the wacko’s in North Idaho will see to that.

    • “Sorry Pal their is no grand conspiracy no one can herd seven billion cats…”

      You may well be right Bill but history is not on your side. There have always been those who have resisted but millions of people have been repeatedly induced, persuaded, bullied, decieved or scared into doing what governments across the world wanted. Those in control are getting better at it with practice.

      As for ‘grand conspiracy’, I appreciate those that are skilled at smearing the opposition to win arguments by name calling alone, have made people wary of being labelled conspiracy theorists, but any action carried out by more than one person operating to a plan in secret, is a conspiracy.

      There are many successful examples here in the UK alone. One is the way that the Unions were taken over by a few militants in the 70’s and 80’s. Since then the Left has effectively spent decades taking control of the Civil Service, NHS, Education, BBC and other organisations with real influence. Quietly and bit by bit. Try being a dissenting voice in any of those organisations to see how quickly you can be brought to heel.

      If I question AGW I am allegedly akin to a holocaust denier. If I want immigration to be controlled to match available resources I am a racist. If I resent frenetic and haphazard change I am a Nimby. If I recognize that many people are quietly working towards shared goals which are not publicised I am a Conspiracy theorist.

      I don’t recognize myself in any of those labels, rather I see skilled but lazy people defeating arguments without being right or having to go to the trouble of presenting evidence.

      But I am sure there are very powerful people from all over working together in secret to ensure their power and influence grows. They won’t get a result every day but bit by bit I’d be willing to bet that future generations will become more and more controlled without even noticing.
      Thats a conspiracy theory, so I guess that makes me a nutter?

  7. I though this post was about American attitudes to being done over and then over again in the market place by the Chinese and not really liking it. Never really understood western paranoia and xenophobia about China, completely misplaced malaffection and driven by cultural and historical ignorance of the first order. Ungrateful bastards, built the railroads that made the american dream possible, mined the gold and now build em anything they want at lower costs and they are still unhappy. Geez.

    The yanks want to be careful, they might get what they wish for but not in ways they expect. If I was Mr Wu I would begin by dumping US currency and stop buying US bonds and paper of any sort (come to think of it they probably already have) that would give the US an economic headached and the rest of the world the likes of which it would have real trouble finding the aspirin to cure. Then, why not give a leg up to the hardline PLA chappies by such obdurate stupidity. Barbara Tuckman described calamitous world clashes and set to’s as the march of folly, she was right. Reminds me of the 1930’s and the invitation through policy they gave to the nut cases in the military there and where all know where that went.

  8. Obama is mixed race, but that doesn’t sit well with people’s prejudices does it? Fact is, alot of the ‘white’ people who insist on Obama’s ‘blackness’ here, probably have more african genes than they realise…(and I think he’s a banker puppet and a lying Kissinger errand-boy…)

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