America’s mendacious, serial invader, war criminal, climate criminal and human rights-violating President Barack Obama made his last speech to the UN General Assembly on 20 September 2016, a speech characterized by massive lying by omission that is far, far worse than lying by commission because the latter can at least be refuted and subject to public debate. As revealed by Edward Snowden, America spies on everyone in America and the world, but Obama managed to comprehensively ignore a veritable Herd of Elephants in the Room as detailed in the following analysis of his last UN speech. As Dr Paul Craig Roberts has stated: “Washington lies about everything”.
The transcript of President Obama’s final speech to the UN  is reproduced below with key matters he has ignored set out succinctly in square brackets, together with appropriate detailed documentation.
- Mr. President; Mr. Secretary General; fellow delegates; ladies and gentlemen: As I address this hall as President for the final time, let me recount the progress that we’ve made these last eight years.
[The atmospheric CO2 concentration has increased to 405 ppm CO2 and is increasing at a record 3 ppm CO2 per year; a catastrophic plus 2C temperature rise is now unavoidable, plus 1.5C may occur by 2020, and the current plus 1C is already catastrophic for tropical Island States and megadelta countries like Bangladesh ; the coal-to-gas conversion by the US under Obama locks in disastrous long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution ; 17 million people die avoidably from deprivation each year, about half of them children ; 7 million die from air pollution each year [5, 6]; the US Alliance has invaded 20 overwhelmingly or significantly Muslim countries since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity, this being associated with 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from war- or hegemony-imposed deprivation (27 million) [7, 8] ].
- From the depths of the greatest financial crisis of our time, we coordinated our response to avoid further catastrophe and return the global economy to growth. We’ve taken away terrorist safe havens, strengthened the nonproliferation regime, resolved the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomacy. We opened relations with Cuba, helped Colombia end Latin America’s longest war, and we welcome a democratically elected leader of Myanmar to this Assembly. Our assistance is helping people feed themselves, care for the sick, power communities across Africa, and promote models of development rather than dependence. And we have made international institutions like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund more representative, while establishing a framework to protect our planet from the ravages of climate change.
[US-complicit military coups in Honduras, Ukraine and Egypt; US-complicit parliamentary coup in Brazil; US Alliance military intervention in 20 countries this century associated with the active or passive killing of 32 million Muslims[4, 7, 9-12] ; after the Global Financial Crisis the US rewarded the banker criminals whereas Iceland sent them all to jail; the US Alliance devastated Libya, formerly the richest country in Africa, and devastated secular Syria, converting half the population to refugees in a country that was formerly the world’s leading country for per capita hosting of refugees ; the US Alliance created ISIS in Iraq  and backed ISIS in Syria against the secular Assad Government in the interests of Apartheid Israel, US hegemony and a “Sunni gas pipeline” from Qatar to the Mediterranean ; while Iran has no nuclear weapons and declares it does not want them, US-backed Apartheid Israel has as many as 400 nuclear weapons and acquired them with US assistance ].
- This is important work. It has made a real difference in the lives of our people. And it could not have happened had we not worked together. And yet, around the globe we are seeing the same forces of global integration that have made us interdependent also expose deep fault lines in the existing international order.
[Under the existing international order 17 million people die avoidably from deprivation each year on Spaceship Earth with a Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-beholden US Government in charge of the flight deck ; America with 4% of the world’s population consumes 25% of its resources; the variously dissident BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have moved toward an alternative, radical proposition derived from the American Declaration of Independence, specifically that “all men are created equal”].
- We see it in the headlines every day. Around the world, refugees flow across borders in flight from brutal conflict. Financial disruptions continue to weigh upon our workers and entire communities. Across vast swaths of the Middle East, basic security, basic order has broken down. We see too many governments muzzling journalists, and quashing dissent, and censoring the flow of information. Terrorist networks use social media to prey upon the minds of our youth, endangering open societies and spurring anger against innocent immigrants and Muslims. Powerful nations contest the constraints placed on them by international law.
[There are 65 million refugees in the world today, half being Muslims fleeing genocidal US Alliance wars in their countries ; the US and US Alliance countries are exceptionalist, ignore international law and currently invade some 20 impoverished and largely or substantially Muslim countries at will [7, 9]; the Obama Administrations and their lackey US Alliance countries have been complicit in “muzzling journalists, and quashing dissent, and censoring the flow of information” as illustrated by the conduct of US –backed regimes throughout the world, through the “manufacturing consent” by compliant US and US Alliance Mainstream media [15-17], and, notoriously, by the US in relation to remorselessly pursuing the world hero whistle-blowers Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange].
- This is the paradox that defines our world today. A quarter century after the end of the Cold War, the world is by many measures less violent and more prosperous than ever before, and yet our societies are filled with uncertainty, and unease, and strife. Despite enormous progress, as people lose trust in institutions, governing becomes more difficult and tensions between nations become more quick to surface.
[People have lost trust in the mendacity of governments that is well illustrated by the comprehensive mendacity of the Obama Administrations as outlined here; the US Center for Public Integrity found that the Bush Administration told 935 lies between 9-11 and the invasion of Iraq ; Pullitzer Prize-wining journalist Seymour Hersh dismissed Obama’s “official story” of the extra-judicial killing of Osama bin-Laden as a pack of lies except for the killing  – Dr Paul Craig Roberts went one further and stated that even the asserted killing of Osama bin-Laden was a lie ; numerous science, engineering, architecture, aviation, military and intelligence experts reject the “lying Bush official version” of 9-11  but Obama accepts it , strongly opposed release of documents revealing Saudi complicity in 9-11, and is resolutely opposed to legislation allowing the relatives of 9-11 victims to sue foreign governments over their loss; lying and secrecy mean that Obama and the US Establishment are accessories after the fact of the 9-11 atrocity].
- And so I believe that at this moment we all face a choice. We can choose to press forward with a better model of cooperation and integration. Or we can retreat into a world sharply divided, and ultimately in conflict, along age-old lines of nation and tribe [sic!] and race [sic!] and religion.
[The US has long rejected “age-old lines of nation” in relation to other nations, and since 1776 has invaded over 70 nations ; with US troops on the ground in Syria, the US presently has military bases in 75 nations ; the US Alliance has been invading and devastating Muslim countries since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity, this being associated with 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from war- or hegemony-imposed deprivation (27 million) [7, 9]; the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-perverted and subverted US backs nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist (RZ)-run, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel that is obscenely based “along age-old lines of nation and tribe [sic!] and race and religion”; the long-term accrual cost of US support for Apartheid Israel is at least $40 trillion ; in one of his last acts as president, Obama announced a $38 billion military package for serial war criminal Apartheid Israel over the next decade ].
- I want to suggest to you today that we must go forward, and not backward. I believe that as imperfect as they are, the principles of open markets and accountable governance, of democracy and human rights and international law that we have forged remain the firmest foundation for human progress in this century. I make this argument not based on theory or ideology, but on facts — facts that all too often, we forget in the immediacy of current events.
[The “open markets” espoused by Obama is theory and ideology; Professor Lord Nicholas Stern has described climate change inaction as the greatest market failure in human history ; the presently dominant economic ideology of neoliberalism means maximizing the freedom of the smart and advantaged to exploit natural and human resources for private profit [27, 28], and has evidently failed, as evidenced by a continuing financial crisis, a worsening climate emergency (already catastrophic for some countries) and a worsening climate genocide that will see 10 billion people perishing this century if climate change is not requisitely addressed ].
- Here’s the most important fact: The integration of our global economy has made life better for billions of men, women and children. Over the last 25 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty has been cut from nearly 40 percent of humanity to under 10 percent. That’s unprecedented. And it’s not an abstraction. It means children have enough to eat; mothers don’t die in childbirth..
[According to World Hunger: “ The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in the world, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2014-2016. Almost all the hungry people, 780 million, live in developing countries, representing 12.9 percent, or one in eight, of the population of developing counties” , i.e. in 2014-2016 about 11% of the world suffered chronic undernourishment. 17 million people die avoidably each year from deprivation in the Developing World minus China , about half being children . According to the World Bank “According to the most recent estimates, in 2012, 12.7 percent of the world’s population lived at or below $1.90 a day. That’s down from 37 percent in 1990 and 44 percent in 1981. This means that, in 2012, 896 million people lived on less than $1.90 a day, compared with 1.95 billion in 1990, and 1.99 billion in 1981 ”  ].
- Meanwhile, cracking the genetic code promises to cure diseases that have plagued us for centuries. The Internet can deliver the entirety of human knowledge to a young girl in a remote village on a single hand-held device. In medicine and in manufacturing, in education and communications, we’re experiencing a transformation of how human beings live on a scale that recalls the revolutions in agriculture and industry. And as a result, a person born today is more likely to be healthy, to live longer, and to have access to opportunity than at any time in human history.
[Obama’s optimistic Eurocentric vision does not apply to the Third Word in which 17 million people die avoidably from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease each year ; there is a worsening climate genocide that will see 10 billion people perishing this century if climate change is not requisitely addressed ].
- Moreover, the collapse of colonialism and communism has allowed more people than ever before to live with the freedom to choose their leaders. Despite the real and troubling areas where freedom appears in retreat, the fact remains that the number of democracies around the world has nearly doubled in the last 25 years.
[Obama as a serial war criminal and serial invader has an appalling record of denying numerous nations “the freedom to choose their leaders” – under Obama the US Alliance has invaded 20 overwhelmingly or significantly Muslim countries since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity, this ongoing Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide being associated with 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from war- or hegemony-imposed deprivation (27 million) since the US Government’s 9-11 false-flag atrocity in 2001 [7-9]; under Obama the US has backed the removal of democratically-elected government in Honduras and the Ukraine and of a democratically-elected president in Brazil; under Obama the US continues to subvert every nation on earth; most democracies are faux democracies in which Big Money has replaced Democracy with Plutocracy, Kleptocracy, Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy, Corporatocracy and Dollarocracy in which Big Money purchases people, politicians, parties, public perception of reality, political power and thence more private profit – with much of this Big Money coming from tax-avoiding US corporations].
- In remote corners of the world, citizens are demanding respect for the dignity of all people no matter their gender, or race, or religion, or disability, or sexual orientation, and those who deny others dignity are subject to public reproach. An explosion of social media has given ordinary people more ways to express themselves, and has raised people’s expectations for those of us in power. Indeed, our international order has been so successful that we take it as a given that great powers no longer fight world wars; that the end of the Cold War lifted the shadow of nuclear Armageddon; that the battlefields of Europe have been replaced by peaceful union; that China and India remain on a path of remarkable growth.
[The overwhelmingly dominant One Percenter-owned Mainstream media are still deceiving the people and “manufacturing consent” ; the nuclear threat remains – the upper estimates of stored nuclear weapons are as follows: US (7,315), Russia (8,000), Apartheid Israel (400), France (300), UK (250), China (250), Pakistan (120), India (100), and North Korea (less than 10) ; under Obama the US backed a neo-Nazi coup in the Ukraine and has escalated military confrontation in Eastern Europe leading to serious fears of a nuclear and terminal WW3 [33, 34]; the rapid economic growth of the populous countries China and India means that CO2 pollution is increasing at a record 3 ppm CO2 per year, although the annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution in tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year is 8.9 (world average), 41.0 (US), 7.4 (China) and 2.1 (India) [35, 36].
- I say all this not to whitewash the challenges we face, or to suggest complacency. Rather, I believe that we need to acknowledge these achievements in order to summon the confidence to carry this progress forward and to make sure that we do not abandon those very things that have delivered this progress.
[See point #11. Obama is whitewashing the nuclear, poverty and climate change threats [32, 33] – indeed Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) should be applied against the worst GHG polluting countries [35, 36] and all countries that refuse to join the present 127 nations who support the Nuclear Weapons Ban ].
- In order to move forward, though, we do have to acknowledge that the existing path to global integration requires a course correction. As too often, those trumpeting the benefits of globalization have ignored inequality within and among nations; have ignored the enduring appeal of ethnic and sectarian identities; have left international institutions ill-equipped, underfunded, under-resourced, in order to handle transnational challenges.
[Obama is egregiously guilty of such “ignoring” e.g. ignoring the 17 million people who die avoidably from deprivation each year, about half of them children  and, within the US, the over 27% of African Americans who live in poverty ].
- And as these real problems have been neglected, alternative visions of the world have pressed forward both in the wealthiest countries and in the poorest: Religious fundamentalism; the politics of ethnicity, or tribe [sic!], or sect; aggressive nationalism; a crude populism — sometimes from the far left, but more often from the far right — which seeks to restore what they believe was a better, simpler age free of outside contamination.
[Under serial invader and serial war criminal Obama an “exceptionalist” US has continued “aggressive nationalism” with the US Alliance invading 20 overwhelmingly or significantly Muslim countries since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity, this being associated with 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from war- or hegemony-imposed deprivation (27 million) [7, 8] ]; “religious fundamentalism; the politics of ethnicity, or tribe [sic!], or sect; aggressive nationalism; a crude populism” are exhibited by US-backed, nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide, neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel in its ongoing Palestinian Genocide  and its powerful espousal via the Zionist Lobby of the ongoing Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide [7-9, 11, 12]].
- We cannot dismiss these visions. They are powerful. They reflect dissatisfaction among too many of our citizens. I do not believe those visions can deliver security or prosperity over the long term, but I do believe that these visions fail to recognize, at a very basic level, our common humanity. Moreover, I believe that the acceleration of travel and technology and telecommunications — together with a global economy that depends on a global supply chain — makes it self-defeating ultimately for those who seek to reverse this progress. Today, a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself.
[“Dissatisfaction among too many of our citizens” – the “too many” have an awful lot to be dissatisfied about both globally and domestically in the US. Thus globally nearly 1 billion live in dire poverty and suffer chronic malnourishment [30, 31] with 17 million dying from deprivation annually, about half being children , and the Muslim world subject to a Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide in which there have been 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from war- or hegemony-imposed deprivation (27 million) since the US Government’s 9-11 false-flag atrocity in 2001 [7, 8]. Domestically, 1.7 million Americans die preventably each year, this carnage being inescapably linked to the fiscal perversions of the $40 trillion long-term accrual cost of Apartheid Israel to America  and successive Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-perverted Administrations committing trillions of dollars to killing Muslims abroad in the War on Terror (the War on Muslims) rather than keeping Americans alive at home . American incomes have flat-lined for decades of course, as for African Americans under America’s first black president, 27% live in poverty, African American wealth is about 5 times lower than that of Whites, millions of African Americans are excluded from voting, African Americans are 8 times more likely to murder and 6 times more likely to be murdered than Whites, Educational Apartheid has meant return of Segregation with a vengeance, and 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 (despite being collectively about 10 times more population-wise) ].
- So the answer cannot be a simple rejection of global integration. Instead, we must work together to make sure the benefits of such integration are broadly shared, and that the disruptions — economic, political, and cultural — that are caused by integration are squarely addressed. This is not the place for a detailed policy blueprint, but let me offer in broad strokes those areas where I believe we must do better together.
[“Global integration” means that manufacturing jobs go to where the wages are lowest in a new version of slavery that ignores the fundamental human right to a decent life. The British (a) abolished slavery in Britain when rural Enclosures generated the effective slavery of a minimum wage industrial working class; (b) later replaced slavery in the British colonies by minimally paid “indentured labour” (e.g. the “5-year slavery of Indian indentured labour in Fiji that finally ceased in 1922  ); and (c) today exploit Third World labour by the effective slavery of “global integration” ].
- It starts with making the global economy work better for all people and not just for those at the top. While open markets, capitalism have raised standards of living around the globe, globalization combined with rapid progress and technology has also weakened the position of workers and their ability to secure a decent wage. In advanced economies like my own, unions have been undermined, and many manufacturing jobs have disappeared. Often, those who benefit most from globalization have used their political power to further undermine the position of workers.
[In the US the average wage has flat-lined in real terms for decades but the One Percenter and Ten Percenter share of annual income has steadily increased for decades, this phenomenon also obtaining elsewhere in the Anglosphere [41-43].
- In developing countries, labor organizations have often been suppressed, and the growth of the middle class has been held back by corruption and underinvestment. Mercantilist policies pursued by governments with export-driven models threaten to undermine the consensus that underpins global trade. And meanwhile, global capital is too often unaccountable — nearly $8 trillion stashed away in tax havens, a shadow banking system that grows beyond the reach of effective oversight.
[US corporations are massively involved in egregious global tax avoidance which contributes to the inequity that in turn drives the Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust in which 17 million people die avoidably from deprivation every year . By backing anti-democratic neofascist and neoliberal regimes around the world, America, including the US under Obama, massively contributes to suppression of labour organizations].
- A world in which one percent of humanity controls as much wealth as the other 99 percent will never be stable. I understand that the gaps between rich and poor are not new, but just as the child in a slum today can see the skyscraper nearby, technology now allows any person with a smartphone to see how the most privileged among us live and the contrast between their own lives and others. Expectations rise, then, faster than governments can deliver, and a pervasive sense of injustice undermine people’s faith in the system.
[But in harsh reality Obama is part of the One Percent, represents the One Percent politically and is dedicated to the deceit, manipulation and variously egregiously violent suppression of the 99%].
- So how do we fix this imbalance? We cannot unwind integration any more than we can stuff technology back into a box. Nor can we look to failed models of the past. If we start resorting to trade wars, market distorting subsidies, beggar thy neighbor policies, an overreliance on natural resources instead of innovation — these approaches will make us poorer, collectively, and they are more like to lead to conflict. And the stark contrast between, say, the success of the Republic of Korea and the wasteland of North Korea shows that central, planned control of the economy is a dead end.
[Professor Thomas Piketty in his seminal book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” argues that gross inequity damages democracy (Big Money buys votes) and damages the economy (the poor cannot afford to buy the goods and services they produce) . Piketty argues for wealth transparency and a global annual wealth tax of up to 10% [41, 42], noting that France has an annual wealth tax of up to 1.5% and Islam has had an annual wealth tax of 2.5% (zakkat) for 1,400 years . It is estimated that an annual global wealth tax of 4% could abolish the Global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust and prevent 17 million people from dying avoidably from deprivation every year – an annual global wealth tax of about 4% would yield US$16 trillion annually and enable raising all countries to annual per capita incomes equivalent to the $6,000 per person per year of China and Cuba, countries for which annual avoidable mortality is zero (0) . One can well understand why One Percenter Obama ignores the wealth tax option. As for North Korea, it has been subject to frightening military hostility from the genocidally violent US for about 70 years, and US bombing in 1950-1953 killed 28% of the population ].
- But I do believe there’s another path — one that fuels growth and innovation, and offers the clearest route to individual opportunity and national success. It does not require succumbing to a soulless capitalism that benefits only the few, but rather recognizes that economies are more successful when we close the gap between rich and poor, and growth is broadly based. And that means respecting the rights of workers so they can organize into independent unions and earn a living wage. It means investing in our people — their skills, their education, their capacity to take an idea and turn it into a business. It means strengthening the safety net that protects our people from hardship and allows them to take more risks — to look for a new job, or start a new venture.
[Great rhetoric from a neoliberal, corporatist, One Percenter president Obama under whom 1.7 million Americans die preventably every year ].
- These are the policies that I’ve pursued here in the United States, and with clear results. American businesses have created now 15 million new jobs. After the recession, the top one percent of Americans were capturing more than 90 percent of income growth. But today, that’s down to about half. Last year, poverty in this country fell at the fastest rate in nearly 50 years. And with further investment in infrastructure and early childhood education and basic research, I’m confident that such progress will continue.
[One Percenter Obama is boasting that the One Percenters “only” captured 45% of income growth after the recession].
- So just as I’ve pursued these measures here at home, so has the United States worked with many nations to curb the excesses of capitalism — not to punish wealth, but to prevent repeated crises that can destroy it. That’s why we’ve worked with other nations to create higher and clearer standards for banking and taxation — because a society that asks less of oligarchs than ordinary citizens will rot from within. That’s why we’ve pushed for transparency and cooperation in rooting out corruption, and tracking illicit dollars, because markets create more jobs when they’re fueled by hard work, and not the capacity to extort a bribe. That’s why we’ve worked to reach trade agreements that raise labor standards and raise environmental standards, as we’ve done with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, so that the benefits are more broadly shared.
[The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is supported by US corporations but opposed by both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton because it will export American jobs to low wage countries. The TPP is opposed by thoughtful pro-environment people in the Pacific Rim because it will enable US corporations to successfully sue governments for losses due to pro-environment legislation and other pro-environment actions].
- And just as we benefit by combating inequality within our countries, I believe advanced economies still need to do more to close the gap between rich and poor nations around the globe. This is difficult politically. It’s difficult to spend on foreign assistance. But I do not believe this is charity. For the small fraction of what we spent at war in Iraq we could support institutions so that fragile states don’t collapse in the first place, and invest in emerging economies that become markets for our goods. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.
[For the serial war criminal US to stop perverting, subverting, invading and devastating “fragile states” would be an obvious way of preventing them from collapsing. Thus the US Alliance under Obama has been war criminally invading and devastating 20 substantially or significantly Muslim countries, impoverished nations in which 32 million Muslims have died from violence (5 million) or from hegemony- and war-imposed deprivation (27 million) since 2001 [4, 7, 9]. The US-led France, UK and US (FUKUS) Coalition devastated Libya (0.1 million dead, 1 million refugees). Libya was formerly the richest country in Africa [4, 7, 9]].
- And that’s why we need to follow through on our efforts to combat climate change. If we don’t act boldly, the bill that could come due will be mass migrations, and cities submerged and nations displaced, and food supplies decimated, and conflicts born of despair. The Paris Agreement gives us a framework to act, but only if we scale up our ambition. And there must be a sense of urgency about bringing the agreement into force, and helping poorer countries leapfrog destructive forms of energy.
[The atmospheric CO2 concentration is now 405 ppm CO2 and increasing at a record 3 ppm CO2 per year; the species extinction rate is now 100-1,000 times greater than normal, this giving rise to the term Anthropocene to describe the present era and the speciescide and ecocide, leading to omnicide and terracide – the killing of our Living Planet; coral reefs are hugely important ocean ecosystems, but they started bleaching worldwide when the atmospheric CO2 reached 320 ppm CO2, are endangered at the current 405 ppm CO2, and are essentially doomed in a mere 15 years’ time at the 450 ppm CO2 predicted from the current increase at 3 ppm CO2 per year. The annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution in tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year is 8.9 (world average), 41.0 (US), 7.4 (China) and 2.1 (India) [35, 36]. Paris-recognized as catastrophic, a plus 2C temperature rise is now unavoidable and the present circa plus 1C is already disastrous for tropical Island Nations and tropical mega-delta countries like Bangladesh [1, 2]. Indeed the lower Paris “target” of no more than plus 1.5C may be exceeded as early as 2020 ]. Under Obama the US has embarked on a massive coal-to-gas transition that locks in dirty energy for decades and due to systemic gas leakage, gas burning for power could be dirtier GHG-wise than coal burning [47-50].
- So, for the wealthiest countries, a Green Climate Fund should only be the beginning. We need to invest in research and provide market incentives to develop new technologies, and then make these technologies accessible and affordable for poorer countries. And only then can we continue lifting all people up from poverty without condemning our children to a planet beyond their capacity to repair.
[Not mentioned by Obama, we urgently need to stop burning carbon fuels, deforestation, methanogenic livestock production and population growth now. It is already too late to avoid massive damage. “Condemning our children to a planet beyond their capacity to repair” has effectively already happened. Thus assuming a damage-related Carbon Price in US Dollars of $200 per tonne CO2-equivalent (as estimated by Dr Chris Hope of 90-Nobel-Laureate University of Cambridge), the World has n inescapable Carbon Debt of $360 trillion that is increasing at $13 trillion per year, and, for example, US lackey, climate criminal Australia, a world-leader in annual per capita greenhouse (GHG) gas pollution, has a Carbon Debt of $7.5 trillion that is increasing at $400 billion per year and at $40,000 per head per year for under-30 year old Australians. Young people will inescapably have to pay this huge and increasing Carbon Debt – thus unless gigantic 20 meter sea walls are built, coastal cities will drown . Young people must wise up and demand urgent climate action [51-55] and indeed a Climate Revolution now! ].
- So we need new models for the global marketplace, models that are inclusive and sustainable. And in the same way, we need models of governance that are inclusive and accountable to ordinary people.
[ What gross deception and hypocrisy by Obama. American policy (“model of governance”) has always been “might is right” when it comes to exploitable resources. To that end, the US has invaded 71 countries, has military bases in 75 and subverts every country on earth. Thus the Iraq War continued under Obama and has now transmuted into an endless War on Terror due to the US-provoked rise of ISIS in Iraq and US Alliance support for this barbarous terrorist organization in Syria against the secular Assad regime. The US allies Turkey, Qatar. Apartheid Israel and Saudi Arabia contributed significantly to the rise ISIS in Syria, this being consonant with US policy to remove the secular Assad regime. Alan Greenspan on the Right and Noam Chomsky on the Left both say that the Iraq War was about oil. US Establishment intimate Robert Kennedy Junior says that the Syrian War is in essence about a “Sunni gas pipeline” from Qatar ].
- I recognize not every country in this hall is going to follow the same model of governance. I do not think that America can — or should — impose our system of government on other countries. But there appears to be growing contest between authoritarianism and liberalism right now. And I want everybody to understand, I am not neutral in that contest. I believe in a liberal political order — an order built not just through elections and representative government, but also through respect for human rights and civil society, and independent judiciaries and the rule of law.
[Further egregious hypocrisy. America has repeatedly imposed its “system of government” on other countries [4, 13, 21]. America has invaded 71 countries, has military bases in 75 countries and indeed subverts all countries in the world. Under war criminal Obama, the US Alliance has invaded 20 countries [4, 21-23]. US drone strikes, targeted with the help of US lackey Australia, are presently being conducted against Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Indeed it seems likely that world-leading US-Apartheid Israeli drone technology was involved in the 9-11 attacks on the US itself (the alternative to this hypothesis in the lying Bush “official version” of 9-11, to whit that people learning to fly tiny, single-engined aircraft were able to land huge passenger jets at high speed on a dime) . How the US has repeatedly “impose[d] our system of government on other countries” was explained by former CIA operative Philip Agee in his book “CIA Diary. Inside the Company” in relation to the US invasion of the Dominican Republic  – invade, and then ban, imprison, torture, kill or exile all those you don’t like and then hold “democratic elections” ].
- I know that some countries, which now recognize the power of free markets, still reject the model of free societies. And perhaps those of us who have been promoting democracy feel somewhat discouraged since the end of the Cold War, because we’ve learned that liberal democracy will not just wash across the globe in a single wave. It turns out building accountable institutions is hard work — the work of generations. The gains are often fragile. Sometimes we take one step forward and then two steps back. In countries held together by borders drawn by colonial powers, with ethnic enclaves and tribal divisions, politics and elections can sometimes appear to be a zero-sum game. And so, given the difficulty in forging true democracy in the face of these pressures, it’s no surprise that some argue the future favors the strongman, a top-down model, rather than strong, democratic institutions.
[Obama’s “true democracy” in the West has degenerated into Big Money-controlled Plutocracy, Kleptocracy, Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy, Corporatocracy and Dollarocracy in which Big Money purchases people, politicians, parties, public perception of reality, political power and thence more private profit. Fundamentally, democracy is about practical expression of the will of the people and in 1-party Cuba the desire of the people for good governance, health, and education has been met – despite decades of war criminal US sanctions, Cuba has excellent health services, female literacy is high and infant mortality is the same as in the US ].
- But I believe this thinking is wrong. I believe the road of true democracy remains the better path. I believe that in the 21st century, economies can only grow to a certain point until they need to open up — because entrepreneurs need to access information in order to invent; young people need a global education in order to thrive; independent media needs to check the abuses of power. Without this evolution, ultimately expectations of people will not be met; suppression and stagnation will set in. And history shows that strongmen are then left with two paths — permanent crackdown, which sparks strife at home, or scapegoating enemies abroad, which can lead to war.
[War criminal Obama certainly knows about war – under war criminal Obama the US Alliance has invaded 20 countries and civilized people dread the prospect of a Hillary Clinton Administration in which she will set out to prove that she is a “real man” by following and indeed exceeding Obama’s murderous example].
- Now, I will admit, my belief that governments serve the individual, and not the other way around, is shaped by America’s story. Our nation began with a promise of freedom that applied only to the few. But because of our democratic Constitution, because of our Bill of Rights, because of our ideals, ordinary people were able to organize, and march, and protest, and ultimately, those ideals won out — opened doors for women and minorities and workers in ways that made our economy more productive and turned our diversity into a strength; that gave innovators the chance to transform every area of human endeavor; that made it possible for someone like me to be elected President of the United States.
[A blood-thirsty Simon Legree rather than a subservient Uncle Tom, One Percenter Obama is the willing servant of the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-dominated One Percenter Establishment running America. Indeed Obama is a classic example of the embodiment of the dominant “Whiteness” culture of America. For African Americans under America’s first Black president, 27% live in poverty, African American wealth is about 5 times lower than that of Whites, millions of African Americans are excluded from voting, African Americans are 8 times more likely to murder and 6 times more likely to be murdered than Whites, Educational Apartheid has meant return of Segregation with a vengeance, and 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 (despite being collectively about 10 times more populous) ].
- So, yes, my views are shaped by the specific experiences of America, but I do not think this story is unique to America. Look at the transformation that’s taken place in countries as different as Japan and Chile, Indonesia, Botswana. The countries that have succeeded are ones in which people feel they have a stake.
[However Obama’s asserted support for one-person-one-vote is contradicted by his fanatical support for nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide, neo-Nazi Apartheid Israel that denies 73% of its now 52% majority of Indigenous Palestinians the right to vote for the government ruling them. Obama is a genocidal racist, anti-Arab anti-Semite and pathological liar in his support for Apartheid Israel in its ongoing Palestinian Genocide ].
- In Europe, the progress of those countries in the former Soviet bloc that embraced democracy stand in clear contrast to those that did not. After all, the people of Ukraine did not take to the streets because of some plot imposed from abroad. They took to the streets because their leadership was for sale and they had no recourse. They demanded change because they saw life get better for people in the Baltics and in Poland, societies that were more liberal, and democratic, and open than their own.
[The neo-Nazi coup that overthrew the democratically elected government in the Ukraine was backed by the US].
- So those of us who believe in democracy, we need to speak out forcefully, because both the facts and history, I believe, are on our side. That doesn’t mean democracies are without flaws. It does mean that the cure for what ails our democracies is greater engagement by our citizens — not less.
[See point #32 – racist Obama supports Apartheid in Palestine just as his racist presidential predecessors supported Apartheid in South Africa ].
- Yes, in America, there is too much money in politics; too much entrenched partisanship; too little participation by citizens, in part because of a patchwork of laws that makes it harder to vote. In Europe, a well-intentioned Brussels often became too isolated from the normal push and pull of national politics. Too often, in capitals, decision-makers have forgotten that democracy needs to be driven by civic engagement from the bottom up, not governance by experts from the top down. And so these are real problems, and as leaders of democratic governments make the case for democracy abroad, we better strive harder to set a better example at home.
[Under Barack “Simon Legree” Obama, millions of Black Americans are denied the vote under anti-felony laws and according to Dr Michelle Alexander of the NAACP, nearly 80% of adult male Black Americans in Chicago are denied the right to vote [57, 58]].
- Moreover, every country will organize its government informed by centuries of history, and the circumstances of geography, and the deeply held beliefs of its people. So I recognize a traditional society may value unity and cohesion more than a diverse country like my own, which was founded upon what, at the time, was a radical idea — the idea of the liberty of individual human beings endowed with certain God-given rights. But that does not mean that ordinary people in Asia, or Africa, or the Middle East somehow prefer arbitrary rule that denies them a voice in the decisions that can shape their lives. I believe that spirit is universal. And if any of you doubt the universality of that desire, listen to the voices of young people everywhere who call out for freedom, and dignity, and the opportunity to control their own lives.
[Unfortunately, that asserted “liberty of the individual” in the ostensibly marvellous 1776 American Declaration of Independence in reality was freedom to invade, conquer, devastate and ethnically cleanse Indigenous American lands – indeed the real purpose of the American War of Independence was not “no taxation without representation” or “personal liberty” but freedom to exterminate Indigenous Indians that had some protection from the British in the context of the 18th century Anglo-French war. . By 1844 the United States, founded on the dream of genocide, had legislated to remove all Indigenous Indians from East of the Mississippi ].
- This leads me to the third thing we need to do: We must reject any forms of fundamentalism, or racism, or a belief in ethnic superiority that makes our traditional identities irreconcilable with modernity. Instead we need to embrace the tolerance that results from respect of all human beings.
[The ultimate expression of racism is war. Under war criminal Obama, the US Alliance has invaded 20 countries [4, 21-23]. US drone strikes, targetted with the help of US lackey Australia, are presently being conducted against Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama is one of the worst warmonger and war-making presidents and hence one of the worst racists in American history ].
- It’s a truism that global integration has led to a collision of cultures; trade, migration, the Internet, all these things can challenge and unsettle our most cherished identities. We see liberal societies express opposition when women choose to cover themselves. We see protests responding to Western newspaper cartoons that caricature the Prophet Muhammad. In a world that left the age of empire behind, we see Russia attempting to recover lost glory through force. Asian powers debate competing claims of history. And in Europe and the United States, you see people wrestle with concerns about immigration and changing demographics, and suggesting that somehow people who look different are corrupting the character of our countries.
[The people of Crimea overwhelmingly voted for linkage to Russia after the US-backed neo-Nazi Coup in the Ukraine. Anti-Semite Obama backs the genocidally racist, colonizer, and Apartheid rogue state of Israel in its illegal occupation and ethnic cleansing of Arab lands].
- Now, there’s no easy answer for resolving all these social forces, and we must respect the meaning that people draw from their own traditions — from their religion, from their ethnicity, from their sense of nationhood. But I do not believe progress is possible if our desire to preserve our identities gives way to an impulse to dehumanize or dominate another group. If our religion leads us to persecute those of another faith, if we jail or beat people who are gay, if our traditions lead us to prevent girls from going to school, if we discriminate on the basis of race or tribe [sic!] or ethnicity, then the fragile bonds of civilization will fray. The world is too small, we are too packed together, for us to be able to resort to those old ways of thinking.
[Obama as a pluralist liberal simply doesn’t wash – he is a racist warmonger heading a US Alliance that is making war in 20 impoverished countries [4, 7-13]].
- We see this mindset in too many parts of the Middle East. There, so much of the collapse in order has been fueled because leaders sought legitimacy not because of policies or programs but by resorting to persecuting political opposition, or demonizing other religious sects, by narrowing the public space to the mosque, where in too many places perversions of a great faith were tolerated. These forces built up for years, and are now at work helping to fuel both Syria’s tragic civil war and the mindless, medieval menace of ISIL.
[ISIL (ISIS) arose directly from the Iraqi Genocide under the Bush and Obama Administration that involved destruction of a modern state, 2.7 million Iraqi deaths from violence (1.5 million) or from war-imposed deprivation (1.2 million), and massive disempowerment of the Iraqi Sunni minority. The US created ISIS just as it created Al Qaeda and the Taliban. ISIS in Syria has been enabled, funded and backed by US Alliance members Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in particular. Muslim-origin non-state terrorism is the greatest ally of US imperialism – every mindless atrocity against Westerners is used as an excuse for vastly more deadly US Alliance attacks on Muslim populations in 20 countries from the Western Sahel to South East Asia. ISIS and similar groups have enabled US or US Alliance military domination over a huge swathe of the Muslim world.
- The mindset of sectarianism, and extremism, and blood-letting, and retribution that has been taking place will not be quickly reversed. And if we are honest, we understand that no external power is going to be able to force different religious communities or ethnic communities to co-exist for long. But I do believe we have to be honest about the nature of these conflicts, and our international community must continue to work with those who seek to build rather than to destroy.
[ America under anti-Arab anti-Semitic warmonger Obama has devastated a swathe of Muslim countries [4, 7-13]].
- And there is a military component to that. It means being united and relentless in destroying networks like ISIL, which show no respect for human life. But it also means that in a place like Syria, where there’s no ultimate military victory to be won, we’re going to have to pursue the hard work of diplomacy that aims to stop the violence, and deliver aid to those in need, and support those who pursue a political settlement and can see those who are not like themselves as worthy of dignity and respect.
[How disingenuous of Obama to say “and there is a military component to that” in relation to his false assertion that the US and its allies “seek to build rather than to destroy”. Obama seeks to change the government of Syria and its efforts have killed 0.5 million Syrians, generated 12 million refugees, and devastated what was once a peaceful, tolerant , secular society in which numerous ancient faiths and sects got along peacefully with each other as described in William Dalrymple’s superb book “From the Holy Mountain” ].
- Across the region’s conflicts, we have to insist that all parties recognize a common humanity and that nations end proxy wars that fuel disorder. Because until basic questions are answered about how communities co-exist, the embers of extremism will continue to burn, countless human beings will suffer — most of all in that region — but extremism will continue to be exported overseas. And the world is too small for us to simply be able to build a wall and prevent it from affecting our own societies.
[The worst extremism being “exported overseas” is US imperialism and US Alliance imperialism. The casus belli (excuse for war) is provided by US-created or US-provoked Muslim-origin non-state terrorists such as the barbarous ISIS whose outrageous conduct (beheadings, sex slaves, forced conversions, religious fanaticism, and religious intolerance) could not have been better scripted by the CIA. One is reminded of US-lead terrorist groups in Ecuador who would bomb Catholic churches so that the socialists would be blamed  and similar US-led Gladio atrocities in Europe that were designed to be blamed on “communists” . Numerous science, engineering, architecture, medicine, aviation, military and intelligence experts conclude that the US Government was responsible for the singular 9-11 atrocity in which 3,000 people died [8, 22, 61-63]). However post-9-11 terror hysteria has been used to attack civil liberties in the US and in the West in general. Reality: 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. In contrast, 1.7million American die preventably each year as the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-subverted US Government steadfastly looks the other way and scares the population with saturation terror hysteria propaganda ].
- And what is true in the Middle East is true for all of us. Surely, religious traditions can be honored and upheld while teaching young people science and math, rather than intolerance. Surely, we can sustain our unique traditions while giving women their full and rightful role in the politics and economics of a nation. Surely, we can rally our nations to solidarity while recognizing equal treatment for all communities — whether it’s a religious minority in Myanmar, or an ethnic minority in Burundi, or a racial minority right here in the United States. And surely, Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel, but Israel recognizes that it cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land. We all have to do better as leaders in tamping down, rather than encouraging, a notion of identity that leads us to diminish others.
[Zionist lackey, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, pro-Apartheid, genocidally racist, serial war criminal and pathological liar Obama obscenely blames the victim with “Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel”. The dishonest political fiction of a “2-state solution” is now impossible with the Zionist colonizers having ethnically cleansed 90% of Palestine in an ongoing Palestinian Genocide by a nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist run, genocidally racist, democracy by genocide Apartheid Israel that prevents 73% of its now 52% majority Indigenous Palestinian population from voting for the government ruling it. The racist Zionists are now considering only 2 options – (a) continued Apartheid with 73% of Occupied Palestinians highly abusively confined to the Gaza Concentration Camp or West Bank ghettoes or (b) outright genocidal expulsion of all or most Indigenous Palestinian from Palestine (presently, of 12 million Indigenous Palestinians about 50% are already totally excluded on pain of death from living in their own country). Obama is committed to Israeli Apartheid and the ongoing Palestinian Genocide as the front-man for the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-perverted and subverted US political Establishment ].
- And this leads me to the fourth and final thing we need to do, and that is sustain our commitment to international cooperation rooted in the rights and responsibilities of nations.
[Obama as a serial invader and serial war criminal tramples on “the rights and responsibilities of nations”, the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Rights of the Child, The UN Genocide Convention, the Geneva Convention …].
- As President of the United States, I know that for most of human history, power has not been unipolar. The end of the Cold War may have led too many to forget this truth. I’ve noticed as President that at times, both America’s adversaries and some of our allies believe that all problems were either caused by Washington or could be solved by Washington — and perhaps too many in Washington believed that as well. (Laughter.) But I believe America has been a rare superpower in human history insofar as it has been willing to think beyond narrow self-interest; that while we’ve made our share of mistakes over these last 25 years — and I’ve acknowledged some — we have strived, sometimes at great sacrifice, to align better our actions with our ideals. And as a consequence, I believe we have been a force for good.
[Utter falsehood by a mendacious Obama who turns history on its head and whitewashes decades of utterly evil American war crimes throughout the world. Under Obama alone the US Alliance has invaded 20 countries in the ongoing Muslim Genocide in the 21st century associated with 30 million Muslim refugees and 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from hegemony- or war-imposed deprivation (27 million) since the US Government’s 9-11 false –flag atrocity [7-9]].
- We have secured allies. We’ve acted to protect the vulnerable. We supported human rights and welcomed scrutiny of our own actions. We’ve bound our power to international laws and institutions. When we’ve made mistakes, we’ve tried to acknowledge them. We have worked to roll back poverty and hunger and disease beyond our borders, not just within our borders.
[The US under Obama has backed military coups, been associated with invasions of 20 countries, supported Apartheid and genocide in Palestine, opposed nuclear disarmament, and grossly violated human rights at home and abroad. Under Obama the coal-to-gas conversion by the US under Obama locks in disastrous long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and hence climate change inaction for decades [48, 49], 17 million people die avoidably from deprivation each year, about half of them children , and 7 million die from air pollution each year [5, 6]. The 3 key threats to humanity are (a) nuclear weapons, (b) poverty and (c ) climate change but under Obama (a) the US increased its nuclear threat, continued to back nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel and opposed the nuclear weapons ban advocated by about 130 countries ; (b) the US supports poverty-entrenching dictatorships, and of about $40 billion in annual US economic plus military aid, about $10 billion is military aid (40% to Apartheid Israel) and most of the remainder is linked to destructive US military intervention; and (c) the pro-gas US is one of the worlds worst countries for annual per capita GHG pollution in terms of tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year (41.0 for the US, 8.9 world average, China 7.4 and India 2.1) and for “income weighted annual per capita GHG pollution (US 207, China 5.2 and India 0.3) [35, 36]].
- I’m proud of that. But I also know that we can’t do this alone. And I believe that if we’re to meet the challenges of this century, we are all going to have to do more to build up international capacity. We cannot escape the prospect of nuclear war unless we all commit to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and pursuing a world without them.
[ While imposing deadly Sanctions on Iran (that has zero nuclear weapons and repeatedly states that it does not want nuclear weapons and wants a nuclear weapons-free Middle East), the US (7,315 nuclear weapons) is boosting its nuclear and conventional forces in Asia and Australia, opposes a nuclear weapons ban, and continues to pour billions of dollars of military aid into the war criminal, genocidally racist, ethnic cleansing and nuclear terrorist rogue state of Apartheid Israel that reportedly has up to 400 nuclear weapons, this having been acquired with US collaboration. . The upper estimates of stored nuclear weapons are as follows: US (7,315), Russia (8,000), Apartheid Israel (400), France (300), UK (250), China (250), Pakistan (120), India (100), and North Korea (less than 10) [14, 34]].
- When Iran agrees to accept constraints on its nuclear program that enhances global security and enhances Iran’s ability to work with other nations. On the other hand, when North Korea tests a bomb that endangers all of us. And any country that breaks this basic bargain must face consequences. And those nations with these weapons, like the United States, have a unique responsibility to pursue the path of reducing our stockpiles, and reaffirming basic norms like the commitment to never test them again.
[see #48. The US is a world leader in nuclear terrorism. Iran does not have nuclear weapons. Obama does not mention Apartheid Israel’s 400 nuclear weapons [14, 34]].
- We can’t combat a disease like Zika that recognizes no borders — mosquitos don’t respect walls — unless we make permanent the same urgency that we brought to bear against Ebola — by strengthening our own systems of public health, by investing in cures and rolling back the root causes of disease, and helping poorer countries develop a public health infrastructure.
[ The dominant neoliberal ideology in the US has ensured that pharmaceutical advance is geared to highly profitable medicines for “White folks” who can afford to buy them – however, the Ebola scare illustrated how quickly US Big Pharma and medical research can move when “White folks” are threatened. The efficacy of tens of thousands of medicines have been determined in exhaustive trials based on “White folks” but their efficacy has not been determined, for example, for genetically diverse populations in Africa].
- We can only eliminate extreme poverty if the sustainable development goals that we have set are more than words on paper. Human ingenuity now gives us the capacity to feed the hungry and give all of our children — including our girls — the education that is the foundation for opportunity in our world. But we have to put our money where our mouths are.
[In terms of net official development assistance as “a percentage of gross national income in 2015”, Sweden ranks top among OECD countries with 1.4% whereas the US ranks 20th at 0.17% ].
- And we can only realize the promise of this institution’s founding — to replace the ravages of war with cooperation — if powerful nations like my own accept constraints. Sometimes I’m criticized in my own country for professing a belief in international norms and multilateral institutions. But I am convinced that in the long run, giving up some freedom of action — not giving up our ability to protect ourselves or pursue our core interests, but binding ourselves to international rules over the long term — enhances our security. And I think that’s not just true for us.
[With breathtaking arrogance Obama is saying that some time in the distant future the US might give up “some freedom of action” but it is “not giving up our ability … [to] pursue our core interests” i.e. an exceptionalist US will continue to subvert, threaten, invade, and devastate other countries that reached an historical high for America under Nobel Peace Prize winner but serial invader and serial war criminal Obama].
- If Russia continues to interfere in the affairs of its neighbors, it may be popular at home, it may fuel nationalist fervor for a time, but over time it is also going to diminish its stature and make its borders less secure. In the South China Sea, a peaceful resolution of disputes offered by law will mean far greater stability than the militarization of a few rocks and reefs.
[Russia responded to the racist, anti-Russian neo-Nazi coup in Ukraine that was engineered and backed by the North America-located US; the re-incorporation of strategically vital Crimea into Russia was overwhelmingly supported by the Crimean population. The South China Sea is called such because it is off the coast of South China and not off the coast of the North America-located US; under anti-Arab anti-Semitic and Islamophobic warmonger Obama the US Alliance headed by the North America-located US invaded 20 impoverished and distant countries in pursuance of the Zionist-backed US War on Muslims (War on Terror) that has been associated with 30 million Muslim refugees and 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from hegemony- or war-imposed deprivation (27 million) since the US Government’s 9-11 false –flag atrocity [7-9]].
- We are all stakeholders in this international system, and it calls upon all of us to invest in the success of institutions to which we belong. And the good news is, is that many nations have shown what kind of progress is possible when we make those commitments. Consider what we’ve accomplished here over the past few years.
[Obama is using weasel words “stakeholders in this international system” and “invest in the success of institutions” – what the US under Obama should have been doing was obeying international laws and conventions, instead of grossly violating these international laws and conventions].
- Together, we mobilized some 50,000 additional troops for U.N. peacekeeping, making them nimble, better equipped, better prepared to deal with emergencies. Together, we established an Open Government Partnership so that, increasingly, transparency empowers more and more people around the globe. And together, now, we have to open our hearts and do more to help refugees who are desperate for a home.
[“US peace-keeping” is an oxymoron as evidenced by the Zionist–backed US War on Muslims (War on Terror, Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide) that has been associated with 30 million Muslim refugees and 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from hegemony- or war-imposed deprivation (27 million) since the US Government’s 9-11 false –flag atrocity [7-9]].
- We should all welcome the pledges of increased assistance that have been made at this General Assembly gathering. I’ll be discussing that more this afternoon. But we have to follow through, even when the politics are hard. Because in the eyes of innocent men and women and children who, through no fault of their own, have had to flee everything that they know, everything that they love, we have to have the empathy to see ourselves. We have to imagine what it would be like for our family, for our children, if the unspeakable happened to us. And we should all understand that, ultimately, our world will be more secure if we are prepared to help those in need and the nations who are carrying the largest burden with respect to accommodating these refugees.
[ Syria was an oasis of peace and religious tolerance and hosted more refugees per capita that any other country – and then the US and the US Alliance intervened with bombing and supporting terrorists to remove the secular Syrian Government, killing 0.5 million people, generating 12 million Syrian refugees, and destroying this ancient country ].
- There are a lot of nations right now that are doing the right thing. But many nations — particularly those blessed with wealth and the benefits of geography — that can do more to offer a hand, even if they also insist that refugees who come to our countries have to do more to adapt to the customs and conventions of the communities that are now providing them a home.
[More breathtaking Obama dishonesty and implicit racism and bigotry; see #51 – in terms of net official development assistance as “a percentage of gross national income in 2015”, Sweden ranks top among OECD countries with 1.4% whereas the US ranks 20th at 0.17% ].
- Let me conclude by saying that I recognize history tells a different story than the one that I’ve talked about here today. There’s a much darker and more cynical view of history that we can adopt. Human beings are too often motivated by greed and by power. Big countries for most of history have pushed smaller ones around. Tribes [sic!] and ethnic groups and nation states have very often found it most convenient to define themselves by what they hate and not just those ideas that bind them together.
[Obama actually tells the truth for once in admitting his gross mendacity and saying that “I recognize history tells a different story than the one that I’ve talked about here today” ].
- Time and again, human beings have believed that they finally arrived at a period of enlightenment only to repeat, then, cycles of conflict and suffering. Perhaps that’s our fate. We have to remember that the choices of individual human beings led to repeated world war. But we also have to remember that the choices of individual human beings created a United Nations, so that a war like that would never happen again. Each of us as leaders, each nation can choose to reject those who appeal to our worst impulses and embrace those who appeal to our best. For we have shown that we can choose a better history.
[The UN was created to prevent wars like WW2 that was associated with violent deaths and avoidable deaths from deprivation totalling over 100 million. However US exceptionalism has meant that post-1950 US Asian wars have been associated with 40 million Asian deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation;1950-2005 avoidable deaths from deprivation in countries occupied by the US in the post-1945 era have totalled 82 million ; Muslim deaths from violence or imposed deprivation have totalled 32 million since 9-11, with Obama being directly involved in much of this carnage; there are presently 65 million refugees in the world of whom 30 million are Muslim refugees generated by a genocidally racist US or by US-backed and genocidally racist Apartheid Israel ].
- Sitting in a prison cell, a young Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote that, “Human progress never rolls on the wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co-workers with God.” And during the course of these eight years, as I’ve traveled to many of your nations, I have seen that spirit in our young people, who are more educated and more tolerant, and more inclusive and more diverse, and more creative than our generation; who are more empathetic and compassionate towards their fellow human beings than previous generations. And, yes, some of that comes with the idealism of youth. But it also comes with young people’s access to information about other peoples and places — an understanding unique in human history that their future is bound with the fates of other human beings on the other side of the world.
[Mass murderer, serial invader, serial war criminal and genocidal racist Obama and his similarly degenerate and Zionist-perverted allies can hardly be called “co-workers with God”].
- I think of the thousands of health care workers from around the world who volunteered to fight Ebola. I remember the young entrepreneurs I met who are now starting new businesses in Cuba, the parliamentarians who used to be just a few years ago political prisoners in Myanmar. I think of the girls who have braved taunts or violence just to go to school in Afghanistan, and the university students who started programs online to reject the extremism of organizations like ISIL. I draw strength from the young Americans — entrepreneurs, activists, soldiers, new citizens — who are remaking our nation once again, who are unconstrained by old habits and old conventions, and unencumbered by what is, but are instead ready to seize what ought to be.
[How disgusting that racist mass murderer Obama links himself to courageous young humanitarians].
- My own family is a made up of the flesh and blood and traditions and cultures and faiths from a lot of different parts of the world — just as America has been built by immigrants from every shore. And in my own life, in this country, and as President, I have learned that our identities do not have to be defined by putting someone else down, but can be enhanced by lifting somebody else up. They don’t have to be defined in opposition to others, but rather by a belief in liberty and equality and justice and fairness.
[When truthful history is written, Obama will be defined by his participation in the post-9-11 Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide associated with 30 million Muslim refugees and 32 million Muslim deaths from violence – or from war - and hegemony-imposed deprivation ].
- And the embrace of these principles as universal doesn’t weaken my particular pride, my particular love for America — it strengthens it. My belief that these ideals apply everywhere doesn’t lessen my commitment to help those who look like me, or pray as I do, or pledge allegiance to my flag. But my faith in those principles does force me to expand my moral imagination and to recognize that I can best serve my own people, I can best look after my own daughters, by making sure that my actions seek what is right for all people and all children, and your daughters and your sons
[Gross hypocrisy by Obama who is currently the world’s number 1 pathological liar, serial invader, warmonger, war criminal, child killer, climate criminal, and drug pusher. It is notable that Obama did not mention illicit drugs in his speech. Also utterly ignored by Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-perverted and subverted Western Mainstream media are the 1.2 million people who have died world-wide since 9-11 due to US Alliance restoration of the Taliban-destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world market share in 2001 to 93% in 2007, the breakdown (as of 2015) including 280,000 Americans, 256,000 Indonesians, 68,000 Iranians, 25,000 British, 14,000 Canadians, 10,000 Germans, and 5,000 Australians ].
- This is what I believe: that all of us can be co-workers with God. And our leadership, and our governments, and this United Nations should reflect this irreducible truth.
[This is what Obama blasphemously calls being “co-workers with God”: the atmospheric CO2 concentration has increased to 405 ppm CO2 and is increasing at a record 3 ppm CO2 per year; a catastrophic plus 2C temperature rise is now unavoidable and the current plus 1C is already catastrophic for tropical Island States and megadelta countries like Bangladesh; the plus 1.5C target may well be exceeded by 2020; the coal-to-gas conversion by the US under Obama locks in disastrous long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution; 17 million people die avoidably each year; 7 million die from air pollution each year; the US Alliance has invaded 20 overwhelmingly or significantly Muslim countries since the US Government’s 9-11 false flag atrocity, this being associated with 32 million Muslim deaths from violence (5 million) or from war- or hegemony-imposed deprivation (27 million) [2, 4, 9, 67]. Of course the bottom line in any human society is respect for children but Obama has an appalling record of child killing. During the Vietnam War, decent people chanted “Hey, hey, USA, how many kids did you kill today?” In May 2009 I catalogued the answer for America under Obama as 1,000 ].
- Thank you very much. (Applause)
[Genuine gratitude one supposes by Obama who is currently the world’s number 1 pathological liar, serial invader, warmonger, war criminal, child killer, climate criminal, and drug pusher but is free to operate as the world’s current number 1 serial killer for another 3 months. Obama is lauded as America’s first Black president but is complicit in the Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide that has taken 32 million non-European Muslim lives since the US Government’s 9-11 false-flag atrocity killed 3,000 people in 2001].
Serial war criminal Barack Obama must be arraigned before the International Criminal Court. There must be Boycotts, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) against the United States and its war criminal allies until their crimes are recognized and punished and America and its allies undergo de-Nazification. The relatives, friends and fellow citizens of the 1.7 million Americans who die preventably each year must disempower the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialists (NAZIs) who have subverted and perverted America and crippled America with the $40 trillion long-term accrual cost of nuclear terrorist Apartheid Israel and attendant wars.
In 2005 Literature Nobel Laureate, anti-racist Jewish British playwright Harold Pinter declared that Bush and Blair should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court: “We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it “bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East”. How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought” . 32 million? More than enough I would have thought.
N.B.: The persistent use of the colonial, fascist and imperialist term "tribe" as well as his referral to "race" actually lay bare his racism. READ ALSO: Abolish the Term Tribe
. Barack Obama, “Address by President Obama to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly”, White House, 20 September 2016: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/20/address-president-obama-71st-session-united-nations-general-assembly
. “Too late to avoid global warming catastrophe”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/too-late-to-avoid-global-warming .
. Gideon Polya, “Obama’s Clean Power Plan Will Only Cut 2030 US Greenhouse Gas Pollution By 5%”, Countercurrents, 7 August, 2015: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya070815.htm
. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, a book that includes an avoidable mortality-related history of every country from Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on the web: https://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ .
. “Stop air pollution deaths”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/stop-air-pollution-deaths .
. World Health Organization (WHO), “7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution”: https://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/air-pollution/en/ .
. 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: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115.htm .
. Experts: US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/expertsusdid911/ .
. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ .
. “Palestinian Genocide” : https://sites.google.com/site/palestiniangenocide/ .
. Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ .
. “Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ .
. Robert J. Kennedy Jr, “Syria: another pipeline war”, EcoWatch, 25 February 2016: https://ecowatch.com/2016/02/25/robert-kennedy-jr-syria-pipeline-war/ .
. “Nuclear weapons ban, end poverty & reverse climate change”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/nuclear-weapons-ban .
. Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky, “Manufacturing Consent”, Pantheon, 1998, 2002.
. “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/home .
. “Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home .
. “Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war”, CNN, 24 January 2008: https://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/ .
. Seymour Hersh, “The killing of Osama bin Laden”, London Review of Books, 21 May 2015: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n10/seymour-m-hersh/the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden .
. Paul Craig Roberts, “Seymour Hersh succumbs to disinformation – Paul Craig Roberts”, Paul Craig Roberts, 11 May 2015: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/05/11/seymour-hersh-succumbs-disinformation-paul-craig-roberts/ .
. Gideon Polya, “The US Has Invaded 70 Nations Since 1776 – Make 4 July Independence From America Day”, Countercurrents, 5 July, 2013: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya050713.htm
. “Stop state terrorism” : https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/ .
. “These are all the countries where the US has a military presence”, Global Research, 12 April 2015: https://www.globalresearch.ca/these-are-all-the-countries-where-the-us-has-a-military-presence/5442345 .
. Gideon Polya, “American Holocaust, Millions Of Untimely American Deaths And $40 Trillion Cost Of Israel To Americans”, Countercurrents, 27 August, 2013: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya270813.htm .
. Kevin Lamarque, “Obama touts $38 billion military aid package in meeting with Netanyahu”, CBS News, 21 September 2016: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-netanyahu-touts-38-billion-military-aid-package-in-meeting/ .
. Sir Nicholas Stern, quoted in “Climate change: “the greatest market failure the word has seen””, New Economist, 30 Oc0tber 2006: https://neweconomist.blogs.com/new_economist/2006/10/stern_review_2.html .
. Brian Ellis, “Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics” , Routledge , UK , 2012.
. Gideon Polya, “Book Review: “Social Humanism. A New Metaphysics” By Brian Ellis – Last Chance To Save Planet?”, Countercurrents, 19 August, 2012: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya190812.htm .
. “Climate Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/climategenocide/ .
. World Hunger, “2016 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics”: https://www.worldhunger.org/2015-world-hunger-and-poverty-facts-and-statistics/ .
. World Bank, “Working for a world free of poverty”: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/overview .
. “Nuclear weapons ban, end poverty & reverse climate change”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/nuclear-weapons-ban .
. John Pilger: why Hillary Clinton is more dangerous that Donald Trump”, New Matilda, 23 March 2016: https://newmatilda.com/2016/03/23/john-pilger-why-hillary-clinton-is-more-dangerous-than-donald-trump/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Nuclear Weapons Ban & Boycotts, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) To Save World From Nuclear, Poverty & Climate Threats”, Countercurrents, 11 August 2014: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya110814.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “ Revised Annual Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Pollution For All Countries – What Is Your Country Doing?”, Countercurrents, 6 January, 2016: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya060116.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “Exposing And Thence Punishing Worst Polluter Nations Via Weighted Annual Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Pollution Scores”, Countercurrents, 19 March, 2016: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya190316.htm
. Gideon Polya, “Truth & Boycotts, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Can Overcome Huge Inequities Suffered By African Americans Under American Apartheid”, Countercurrents, 29 September, 2014: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya290914.htm
. Gideon Polya, “American Holocaust, Millions Of Untimely American Deaths And $40 Trillion Cost Of Israel To Americans”, Countercurrents, 27 August, 2013: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya270813.htm .
. 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: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya090915.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “Review: “Tears In Paradise. Suffering and Struggle Of Indians In Fiji 1879-2004” by Rajendra Prasad – Britain’s Indentured Indian “5 Year Slaves””, Countercurrents, 4 March, 2015: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya040315.htm.
. Thomas Piketty, “Capital in the Twenty-first Century”, Harvard, 2014).
. Gideon Polya, “Key Book Review: “Capital In The Twenty-First Century” By Thomas Piketty”, Countercurrents, 01 July, 2014: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya010714.htm .
. “1% ON 1%: one percent annual wealth tax on One Percenters”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/1-on-1 .
. Gideon Polya, “4 % Annual Global Wealth Tax To Stop The 17 Million Deaths Annually”, Countercurrents, 27 June, 2014: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya270614.htm .
. Michel Chossudovsky, “Know the facts: North Korea lost close to 30% of its population as a result of US bombings in the 1950s”, Global Research, 27 November 2010: https://www.globalresearch.ca/know-the-facts-north-korea-lost-close-to-30-of-its-population-as-a-result-of-us-bombings-in-the-1950s/22131 .
. Joshua Hill, “World average temperature could rise by 1.5 degrees as early as 2020”, Clean Technica, 10 March 2016: https://cleantechnica.com/2016/03/10/world-average-temperature-rise-1-5-degrees-easy-2020/ .
. “Gas is not clean energy”: https://sites.google.com/site/gasisnotcleanenergy/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Pro-gas Obama’s EPA-based Plan To Reduce Coal-based Pollution Amounts To Climate Change Inaction”, Countercurrents, 7 June, 2014: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya070614.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “Obama’s Clean Power Plan Will Only Cut 2030 US Greenhouse Gas Pollution By 5%”, Countercurrents, 7 August, 2015: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya070815.htm .
. Gideon Polya, “Massive Lying By Omission In Mendacious Obama’s Final State Of The Union Address”, Countercurrents, 16 January, 2016: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya160116.htm
. “Carbon Debt Carbon Credit”: https://sites.google.com/site/carbondebtcarboncredit/ .
. “Climate Revolution Now”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/climate-revolution .
. “Cut carbon emissions 80% by 2020”: https://sites.google.com/site/cutcarbonemissions80by2020/ .
. “100% renewable energy by 2020”: https://sites.google.com/site/100renewableenergyby2020/ .
. “2011 climate change course”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/2011-climate-change-course .
. Philip Agee , “CIA Diary. Inside the Company”, Penguin, London, 1975.
. Michelle Alexander, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”, The New Press, 2010.
. Michelle Alexander, “The war on drugs and the New Jim Crow”, Race, Poverty, Environment, Vol. 17, No. 1 | Spring 2010: https://reimaginerpe.org/20years/alexander .
. William Dalrymple, “From the Holy Mountain”.
. “Operation Gladio”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio .
. Elias Davidsson, “There is no evidence that Muslims committed the crime of 9-11”, Op Ed News, 10 January 2008: https://www.opednews.com/articles/1/There-is-no-evidence-that-by-Elias-Davidsson-100811-366.html .
. Elias Davidsson, “Hijacking America ‘s Mind on 9/11. Counterfeiting Evidence”, Algora, New York 2013, 328 pp: https://www.amazon.com/Hijacking-Americas-Mind-11-Counterfeiting/dp/0875869734 .
. “State crime and non-state terrorism”: https://sites.google.com/site/statecrimeandnonstateterrorism/ .
. Gideon Polya, “San Bernardino Atrocity Elicits Islamophobic Republican Hysteria And Egregious Falsehood In Warmonger Obama’s Speech”, Countercurrents, 9 December, 2015: https://www.countercurrents.org/polya091215.htm
. “United States foreign aid”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_foreign_aid .
. “List of development aid country donors”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_development_aid_country_donors .
. Gideon Polya (2008), “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2008 edition that is now available for free perusal on the web: https://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Hey, hey USA, how many kids did you kill today? Answer: 1,000”, Gideon Polya Writing, 1 May 2009: https://sites.google.com/site/gideonpolyawriting/2009-05-01 .
. Harold Pinter, “Art , Truth and Politics”, Countercurrents, 8 December 2005: https://www.countercurrents.org/arts-pinter081205.htm .
(*) Dr Gideon Polya taught 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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/social-economic-history/listen-the-bengal-famine ; Gideon Polya: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/home ; Gideon Polya Writing: https://sites.google.com/site/gideonpolyawriting/ ; Gideon Polya, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Polya ) . 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: https://sites.google.com/site/artforpeaceplanetmotherchild/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/gideonpolya/ .