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April 6, 2009

OBAMA SAY U.S. IS NOT AT WAR WITH ISLAM (EXCEPT IN IRAQ, PALESTINE, IRAN, SYRIA, PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN)

As seems to fit a pattern with Obama, his statement on Islam is both significant yet fraught with reservations and contradictions. Significant because it represents a major shift in tone from the Bush regime an hope for further changes in the future. But despite his declaration of non-war with Islam we remain at war in Iraq. We are at war against Iran and Syria (an embargo is an act of war). We are funding Israel's occupation of Palestine. And we are escalating our war in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Guardian, UK - Barack Obama declared that the US "is not at war with Islam" as he made his first visit to a predominantly Muslim country as the US president. In an address to the Turkish parliament, Obama sought to enlist support for US efforts to stamp out al-Qaida, a group he described as extremists who were unrepresentative of the vast majority of Muslims.

"Let me say this as clearly as I can," he said. "The United States is not, and never will be, at war at war with Islam. In fact, our partnership with the Muslim world is critical in rolling back a fringe ideology that people of all faiths reject.". . .

Seeking to win over Muslims alienated by George Bush's war in Iraq, Obama spoke of "deep appreciation for the Islamic faith". . .

Declaring that he would actively pursue the goal of peace in the Middle East, Obama said the world should not give in to pessimism. "Let me be clear: the United States strongly supports the goal of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security," the US president said.

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The First Blue Star Kachina Dance took place in Hotevilla, 3rd Mesa,
Arizona, Turtle Island, right behind the High School at 1:23pm on March 23, 2009 where the Children were playing in the playground!

More Blue Star Kachina Dances took place in Sedona and elsewhere during the following days!!!

The Flash of Light as foreseen in the Hopi Prophecies came from the East, in the form of a Shooting Star, at 8:11pm on 1/11/2009~

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April 6, 2009 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were the newly annointed head of American empire and I wanted to extend my resource wars on pipelinestan et. al., I could gain huge favor with the financial gangsters who control said empire by allowing said gangsters to loot the treasury. At the same time I'd be limiting protest against unpopular policies since few people can afford to protest. E.g., you can't draw Social Security while you're in jail,and now that lawful assembly is equated with terrorism, the people's opinion doesn't matter.

April 6, 2009 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were the newly annointed head of American empire and I wanted to extend my resource wars on pipelinestan et. al., I could gain huge favor with the financial gangsters who control said empire by allowing said gangsters to loot the treasury. At the same time I'd be limiting protest against unpopular policies since few people can afford to protest. E.g., you can't draw Social Security while you're in jail,and now that lawful assembly is equated with terrorism, the people's opinion doesn't matter.

April 6, 2009 2:04 PM  
Blogger littlehorn said...

People should remember that Bush made exactly the very same declaration some time after 9/11. I remember being impressed and thinking, naively, that this was most welcome.

April 8, 2009 12:06 PM  

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