DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATIONS DIFFERED LITTLE FROM REPUBLICANS


"St. Pete for Peace," an anti-war group of activists in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area in WestCentral Florida, published a highly critical fact sheet in 2015 or 2016 on the war-mongering actions of former Democratic President Barack Obama (2008 to 2016). Chris Ernesto, Co-Founder of St. Pete for Peace, was the main writer of this chronology of actions during Obama's two presidential terms.

These actions are a graphic example of how similar in many ways the Democratic Party is to the Republican Party in America.

https://www.stpete4peace.org/obama-fact-sheet

Among other things, president Barack Obama:

  • Sent 3,500 U.S. troops and tanks to Russia's doorstep in one of his final decisions as president.

  • Ordered ten times more drone strikes than Bush.

  • Dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016 alone (an average of 72 bombs every day).

  • Put boots on the ground in Syria , despite 16 times saying "no boots on the ground".

  • Despite campaign pledges, planned a $1 trillion progam to add more nuclear weapons to the US arsenal in the next 30 years.

  • Dropped bombs in 7 Muslim countries; and then bragged about it .

  • Said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.”

  • Bragged about his use of drones - I'm "really good at killing people".

  • Deported a modern-record 2 million immigrants.

  • Signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law.

  • Started a new war in Iraq .

  • Initiated, and personally oversees a 'Secret Kill List'.

  • Pushed for war on Syria while siding with al-Qaeda .

  • Backed neo-Nazis in Ukraine.

  • Supported Israel's wars and occupation of Palestine.

  • Deployed Special Ops to 134 countries - compared to 60 under Bush.

  • Did a TV commercial promoting "clean coal".

  • Drastically escalated the NSA spying program .

  • Signed the NDAA into law - making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.

  • Given Bush absolute immunity for everything.

  • Pushed for a TPP Trade Pact .

  • Started a new war on terror - this one on ISIS .

  • Signed more executive memoranda than any other president in history.

  • Transferred more than $100 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, more than any other administration in history.

  • Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia .

  • Opened a military base in Chile.

  • Touted nuclear power , even after the disaster in Japan.

  • Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.

  • Mandated the Insider Threat Program which orders federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues.

  • Defended body scans and pat-downs at airports.

  • Signed the Patriot Act extension into law.

  • Launched 20,000 Airstrikes in his first term.

  • Continued Bush's rendition program.

  • Said the U.S. is the "one indispensable nation" in the world.

  • Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.

  • Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.

  • Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.

  • Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.

  • Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.

  • Repealed the Propaganda ban, making it legal to spread government propaganda via news outlets.

  • Assassinated 4 US citizens with drone strikes.

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