Krieg gegen Iran: Conned Again?

Obama hatte Hoffnungen geweckt nach einer friedlicheren Welt. Jetzt, zwei Jahre später, sind die Hoffnungen verflogen. Ernüchtert sind diejenigen (darunter auch ich), die trotz Warnungen (Link) Obama vertrauten und ihm eine Chance gaben.

Alter Wein im schwarzen Schlauch

Einen neuen Krieg lässt Obama vorbereiten. Der militärisch-industrielle Komplex (engl.: military-industrial complex) funktioniert wie zu Bushs Zeiten.

Wolfgang, November 10, 2008
Obama, Rahm-bo and the End of the New American Century: Conned Again?


The world has tired of American hegemony and had its fill of American arrogance. America’s reputation is in tatters: the financial debacle, endless red ink, Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, rendition, torture, illegal wars based on lies and deception, disrespect for the sovereignty of other countries, war crimes, disregard for international law and the Geneva Conventions, the assault on habeas corpus and the separation of powers, a domestic police state, constant interference in the internal affairs of other countries, boundless hypocrisy.

The change that is coming is the end of American empire. The hegemon has run out of money and influence. Obama as "America’s First Black President" will lift hopes and, thus, allow the act to be carried on a little longer. But the New American Century is already over.

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of 'The Tyranny of Good Intentions'. He can be reached at:


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