Obama’s Crocodile Tears and Madeleine Albright’s Hard Choices: An Important Article to Read Regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

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Like most, sorrow has been the dominant emotion that I have been feeling regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Two other emotions have overcome me as well, that of anger and disgust.

Anger that Obama, the architect for the normalization of assassinations and the one who embraced the redefinition of ‘civilians’ as ‘combatants’ in the drone wars, had the audacity to use such a tragic event to shed his crocodile tears. And disgust with our governments that value children’s lives based on their citizenry.

Originally it was my intention to share my sentiments by providing a detailed post regarding the shooting and its implications. However, I came across a piece that did, for the most part, just that. I believe you will find the article entitled ‘Bug-Splats’ by George Monbiot well worth the read:

“It must follow that what applies to the children murdered there by a deranged young man also applies to the children murdered in Pakistan by a sombre American president…

‘Are we,’ Obama asked on Sunday, ‘prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?’ It’s a valid question. He should apply it to the violence he is visiting on the children of Pakistan.”

In society leading is done by example, and remote mass executions by our leaders are a very poor example to set for our children.

As well, a few questions still remain regarding the Newtown killings, one of the most important of which is, did pharmaceuticals have a role to play in what transpired?

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  • Jin The Ninja

    i don’t like monbiot, but i do agree with the tone and content of the overall article.

    • salviad

      How come you don’t like Monboit? The article linked is really good and makes its point quite well, and he did put together the Arrest Blair website: http://www.arrestblair.org/

      • Jin The Ninja

        i do appreciate his work when it doesn’t pertain to alternative energy/sustainability. and like i said, i do agree wholeheartedly with this post.

        • salviad

          ya, I see your point. He is way too adamant about nuclear. Wish he was as hardcore about solar/wind/improving storage technologies as he is that.

    • Tchoutoye

      Monbiot is good as long as he doesn’t talk about global warming. He’s become so passionate against carbon emissions that he advocates nuclear energy; out of the frying pan straight into the fire, as it were. But his articles against plutocracy/oligarchy and war are still very solid.

      • Jin The Ninja

        totally agree. the whole nuclear thing i find very distasteful.

  • drokhole

    Righteous. I hope that gets spread far and wide. I’m glad he referenced the attack on the school that murdered 69 children during the Bush years…which happened at a fucking school! State sponsored, tax-payer funded. And its only gotten worse with Obama. The known murders are one thing, but who knows how many have gone unaccounted for. And it’s amazing how far liberals have gone to justify this shit.

    It would also be refreshing for the President to hold an as emotional and passionate press conference in regards to, like Michael Moore points out, the drugging of our children and the profiteering behind it. And – for an event that’s just as fresh – how about one aimed at the criminals at HSBC, who made massive profits laundering money for drug cartels, murderers, and human traffickers? Functioning as the effective means that allowed these outfits to operate. Doubt we’ll hear a passing mention out of his mouth.

    • InfvoCuernos

      I can’t believe that I’m in agreement with Michael Moore on the Columbine Drug connection.

  • kevingt

    As Monbiot points out “Obama does not kill children deliberately.” This is the big difference between him and Adam Lanza. Obama didn’t shed crocodile tears. That’s a disgusting insinuation to say that Obama’s grief was disingenuous. Terrorists who now live in Pakistan (after fleeing Afghanistan) are actively plotting to kill Westerners (not just Americans). Do we stop pursing them just because they left their original country of Afghanistan and have moved to Pakistan? Osama bin Laden lived pretty nicely in Pakistan after we had been pursing him for 10 years. These terrorists hid among the children and women, which is disgusting. The people of Pakistan are too afraid of them to stand up to them. Look at what they did to Malala Yousufzai just because she thought girls should have an education equal to boys. Yes, the drone strikes are horrible but the alternative of terrorists planning mass killings like 9/11, the Madrid train bombing, or the London bombings is worse. No sensible person likes these wars or the drone attacks but how else do you go after the terrorist who are planning worldwide killings.

    • Jin The Ninja

      define ‘imperialism.’ if that definition doesn’t exemplify worldwide domination and ‘killing’ you’re totally missing the point.

    • Guest

      ‘As Monbiot points out “Obama does not kill children
      deliberately.” This is the big difference between him and Adam Lanza.’

      He routinely orders the use of clumsy murderous violence, in
      areas – irrespective of children’s presence.

      ‘Obama didn’t shed crocodile tears. That’s a disgusting
      insinuation to say that Obama’s grief was disingenuous’

      Yes he did, and the claim is true. A man that career-infanticidal: publicly, repeatedly and literally, wiping (non-existent) tears from his eyes; was truly laughable. I did – several times.

      • Mr B

        *Sigh* I deleted this first draft, but (again) it reappears incorrigibly under ‘Guest’.

    • Mr B

      ‘As Monbiot points out “Obama does not kill children
      deliberately.” This is the big difference between him and Adam Lanza.’

      He routinely orders the use of clumsy murderous violence, in
      areas – irrespective of children’s presence.

      ‘Obama didn’t shed crocodile tears. That’s a disgusting
      insinuation to say that Obama’s grief was disingenuous’

      Yes he did, and no it isn’t. A man that career-infanticidal: publicly, repeatedly and literally, wiping (non-existent) tears from his eyes; was truly laughable. I did – several times.

    • BuzzCoastin

      > how else do you go after the terrorist who are planning worldwide killings

      jail the US Government
      they’re the terrorist who are planning the worldwide killings

  • InfvoCuernos

    I’m not sure what scares me more: the idea of the government taking away all the guns, or the government deciding everyone’s mental health and deciding who gets locked up indefinitely because they are considered a danger to others. Unfortunately, the second one is already a reality.

    • rtb61

      Sane people of course will have a whole lot less to fear. If they do lock up all the psychopaths then of course those psychopaths will be prevented from entering politics and government agencies and as such the majority of us become a whole lot safer.

      • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

        Pre-crime, eh? PKD anyone?

  • BuzzCoastin

    when considering all the murder and mayhem caused by the US in (fill in the blank)
    the few mass killings that happen every year in the US pales in comparison
    and aren’t even near karmic payback rates

    if a US military jets strafed a school in Connecticut killing 20+
    it would only have been just another day in a US war zone

  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    Great post. Thank you and Kudos for setting the record straight.

    • salviad

      My pleasure. The hypocrisy of what was going on was keeping me awake at night so I had to at least put it out there. Sleeping better since.

  • Gregory Wyrdmaven

    I remain bewildered by the blatant anti-Obama stuff that is allowed to be posted on Disinfo. I know Disinfo posts a lot of shit (literally) and is not really supposed to have an agenda…but I have seen a proliferation of anti-Obama shit here the last year that has so much spin on it you can make a smoothie with it.
    Trying to rotate the school shootings to military activities on the other side of the school takes some doing. Here’s the reality:
    Proliferation of guns in the USA and our military operations in the Eastern Hemisphere are, like almost everything Obama has on his plate, echoes of previous administrations. Now maybe a lot of liberals out there think that all Obama has to do is wave his magic black wand and make the “bad things” go away…but there is a significant percentage of the population that see any weakness on terrorism or any scaling back of our military operations as impeachable offenses for our first darkie president. The idea that Obama is a war-monger and evil and rubs his hands together and goes BWAHAHAHAH when a child dies in a war-zone in the Middle-East is pretty much the definition of “dis-information” and would be a great piece on Fox News. If it had the least bit of merit…Fox News would be talking this shit up 24/7. But it doesn’t have any merit.
    There’s a rule about this kind of anti-Obama rhetoric: either it’s due to stupidity/lack of research/loonies-on-teh-internets…or it’s racism. The idea that Obama faked his tears…pretty much the most evil thing he’s been accused of in his presidency.
    Disinfo…please screen submissions for blatant political propaganda.
    Fiat lux

    • Calypso_1

      “Disinfo…please screen submissions for blatant political propaganda”

      That’s your job.

    • Opposite Day

      Obama is an evil wannabe dictator with no regard for human life. His tears were fake and IMHO he probably helped plan all these shooting with some of his banker buddies. There is no spin and there is no movement to create political propaganda, people are just waking up to how evil this scumbag is and how much he lies all the time. Deal with it.

    • salviad

      > “The idea that Obama faked his tears…pretty much the most evil thing he’s been accused of in his presidency.”

      I think you missed the whole assassination thing, and defining anyone in a blast radius of a drone as a terrorist thing, and the bailout for the bankers thing, and the closing his eyes to torture thing, and you know, the whole first term in office thing.

    • Matt Staggs

      “wave his magic black wand…”

    • 1plakat

      Nothing personal with Bama. I just don’t like any modern politician, none. So if Bama is fucking up, we are going to call him out on it and when someone else steps up and fucks up, we will call them on it as well. Those were some pretty fake tears, its more common to be stoic than to get emotional when something like this happens to someone that is not directly connected to ones self, but he was trying to be sensitive and to show some sympathy and in some situations you have to try and pretend.

    • Jin The Ninja

      shill.gov.org

      how much do they pay these days?

      legitimate policy criticism is not racist.

      and by proclaiming no difference between legitimate policy criticisms and
      genuine racialised rhetoric (a la the reich wing) you not only create an unofficial policy of lese-majeste, but more importantly you DE LEGITIMISE ever person of colour who fights against racism and oppression- trivializing and mischaracterising their ideological principles and their social context of being ‘of colour,’ and the difficulty many PoCs have in navigating the american social system which was and is predicated largely on racial hierarchy.

      now, who is being racist?

  • Guest

    Reading Monibot’s article was the biggest waste of my time this month. What fucking TRIPE! His article in the Guardian
    criticizing Obama’s tears for the fallen children of his own nation. As if the
    president’s duty should not be to his own country first and foremost, as is the
    prerogative of the leader of any other nation on earth.

    Mr. Monibot, stroking himself off in order to blow his self-righteous load all
    over a computer screen for people to read, completely ignoring the
    innumerable political, military, & historical complexities that
    accompany this issue of drone strikes and the strained relationship
    between Pakistan and America. That is the real lack of information here.
    What is left is the journalistic equivalent of Mrs. Lovejoy on The Simpsons wailing
    “Will someone please think about the children!”

    And before someone tries to turn this around… You want think more outside the box on this? How about the fact that the
    human species is little more than a highly evolved virus. We annihilate
    everything we come into contact with, selfishly. That fact that we
    often kill each other doesn’t even begin to restore any sense of balance
    on the planet. Cry over a few ‘innocents’ being killed? 7 billion people and counting fast. We’re every monster we’ve every created. We’re the
    nightmares-in-the-flesh of every other living thing on this world.

    Every tear we cry is a fucking crocodile tear.

  • Quartermaster

    Reading Monibot’s article was the biggest waste of my time this month. What fucking TRIPE! His article in the Guardian criticizing Obama’s tears for the fallen children of his own nation, as if the president’s duty should not be to his own country first and foremost, as is the prerogative of the leader of ANY other nation on earth.

    Mr. Monibot, stroking himself off in order to blow his self-righteous load all over a computer screen for people to read, completely ignoring the innumerable political, military, & historical complexities that
    accompany this issue of drone strikes and the strained relationship between Pakistan and America. That is the real lack of information here.What is left is the journalistic equivalent of Mrs. Lovejoy on The Simpsons wailing “Will someone please think about the children!”

    And before someone tries to turn this around… You want think more outside the box on this? How about the fact that the human species is little more than a highly evolved virus. We annihilate
    everything we come into contact with, selfishly. That fact that we often kill each other doesn’t even begin to restore any sense of balance on the planet. Cry over a few ‘innocents’ being killed? 7 billion
    people and counting fast. We’re every monster we’ve every created. We’re the nightmares-in-the-flesh of every other living thing we consume on this world.

    Jesus Christ, every tear we cry is a fucking crocodile tear.

  • Jack Whiskey

    fake tears! how come no one has give that douchebag some acting lessons! he’s pathetic!

  • Hadrian999

    I find it quite hilarious the amount of people complaining about propaganda on disinfo. disinfo constantly has propaganda but it usually gets a pass when it is slanted the way the regulars like it

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