The United States is the greatest aggressor in the history of the world.
It was the United States the one that attacked Hiroshima and Nagasaki with two nuclear bombs that killed, conservatively, 300,000 people.
It was the United States the one that attacked Iraq in 1991 in a made-up war, and again in 2003, even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. The death toll in Iraq is measured, again, conservatively, at about 200,000 people, although it is likely that the total may have reached at least a million.
In 2011, the United States, through its proxy terrorist groups, attacked Syria with weapons that the US ran from Libya into the country. As of now, conservative accounts set the number of deaths at 500,000 people. In addition, millions have fled their homes and even the country.
Before Syria, the United States helped destabilize and destroy Libya. In Libya, in addition to the death toll, the US and its allies destroyed the country as a whole.
Despite massive proof that the United States of America is the chief aggressor in the history of the world, the current US president, Barack Hussein Obama, had the nerve to criticize Russia for what he claimed was Putin’s attempt to use force in order to recover some lost glory.
In the same sentence, Obama stressed that there must be “consequences” for North Korea for its latest nuclear test.
“We are seeing how Russia tries to regain its lost glory through force,” Obama said in the last speech of his mandate to the General Assembly of the UN.
“If Russia continues to interfere in the affairs of its neighbors it will eventually dwindle its international relevance and will be less secure in its borders,” Obama added. Maybe Obama refers to the fact that the West, led by the US and NATO have literally encircled Russia by placing weapons on countries that surround Russia.
Although the American president was referring in part to the Russian tension with Ukraine, his statements come at a time of particular tension between Washington and Moscow following the completion of the cessation of hostilities in Syria and the attack on Monday against a humanitarian convoy in that country, for which the United States, without showing any proof, blamed the Russian or the Syrian Army.
“There won’t be a military victory that can solve the whole civil war in Syria, so it must rely on the hard work of diplomacy to end the violence and deliver humanitarian aid to those in need,” said Obama.
On North Korea, he said that “when a bomb is tested” it puts everyone in “danger” and “any country that breaks international standards on nuclear weapons must face consequences,” he threatened.
Right now, the United States is negotiating with China and other members of the Security Council of the UN a resolution with new measures in response to recent missile tests carried out by the North Korean regime, which last September 9 held its fifth nuclear test, the second in eight months.
Obama also referred to the territorial disputes between the Chinese government and its neighbors in the South China Sea, saying that “peaceful resolution” to those tensions will “generate much more stability than the militarization of a few rocks and reefs.”
He also said that the Palestinians should “reject incitement to violence and recognize the legitimacy of Israel”, who in turn must “admit that it can not permanently occupy Palestinian land with settlements.”
Obama also referred in his speech to the issue of global integration. He said that he has brought progress and denounced the claim of the isolationists that building walls is necessary.
Obama said the growing economic inequality has led to increasing ethnic and religious sectarianism and aggressive nationalism and populism. He forgot to mention that American-led wars have contributed more than any other factor to the growth of inequality, poverty, death, terrorism and of course, religious division and nationalism.
“Today, a nation surrounded by walls alone would lock itself” he said, referring to the plan from Republican candidate, Donald Trump, to build a wall along the border with Mexico.
The US President stressed to the 71st UN General Assembly that instead of building walls, nations must cooperate to ensure that the benefits of global integration are widely distributed.
His speech was one of desperation. A desperate attempt to sound knowledgeable and to promote agendas that he failed miserably to implement. Obama sounded tired, accusatory and as a plain liar, a role that his has been playing very well over the last eight years. If he attempted to school world leaders about how to conduct their businesses, he failed at that, too.
No one at the UN or anywhere else will miss the man who led the worst US presidency in history.