OBAMA`S SPEECH ON AFGHAN WAR, Poisoning Gift to the Whole World

Poisoning desicion for the whole world

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When Barack Obama announced in his speech on Tuesday expansion of war in Afghanistan, he did not involve in prolonging tragedy of this war only United States. He made it very clear that he expects more help from his allies and friends, insisting that extra NATO troops was a test of the alliance's credibility. On that way he involved in his decision big part of the world, including my country (Croatia) that is also member of NATO.

His speech was "poisoning gift" for the whole world.

Obama said: "Because this is an international effort, I have asked that our commitment be joined by contributions from our allies. Some have already provided additional troops, and we are confident that there will be further contributions in the days and weeks ahead. Our friends have fought and bled and died alongside us in Afghanistan. Now, we must come together to end this war successfully. For what's at stake is not simply a test of NATO's credibility — what's at stake is the security of our Allies and the common security of the world."

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Am I touched and inspired with Obama`s speech? Not at all. As a person who can read and sense the energies I had pain and sickness in stomach while reading each his sentence, there was none enlightening moment in his speech, no hope for "embetterment" , no passion, no ideals, he was certainly not telling the whole truth.

Do I believe Obama ? No, I cannot. War is always huge economical interest for small percentage of people, while others are paying the cost in their own blood and flash, as a victims of destruction who need to cope with all possible tragical consequences ... The highest irony is that that ones who are most hurt by every war are also the same ones who finance that war... Yes, we all are financing such wars through the taxes and by sacrificing prosperity.

I passed experience of war in my country and all political games behind that. This experience is worth like 5 universities, because when you are directly involved, you are far better observer, then when war is on another part of globe.

One war is just like any another - it is caused  BECAUSE CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE WANTS TO EARN MORE MONEY AND GAIN MORE POWER. This small group knows tactics how to provoke wars and they do it every time on any imaginable way. During the whole war the same ones who provoked it on the both sides - do cooperate and negotiate among themselves about sharing the war-profit, while naive and stupid ones are dying in the name of "freedom", "idealism", "protecting the world against therorism", "defending the homeland".... whatever.

Financial interest of that "leaders of the world" is always reason, NEVER ANYTHING ELSE; in whole human history was like that, each war has the same story. Each war has been "artificaly provoked" and brought good only to the leading groups.... There is no another reason for wars: fear, hate or idealism and fanaticism of ordinary people (nations) directly involved is just catalisator which allows materialization of all known wars in written human history.

When majority of people will understand that and refuse to take part in this chaos, peace will become normal part of human life, as well as global prosperity.

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Will Europe Answer Obama´s Call for Troops or not ??

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Now European Community and other countries, members of NATO need to say will they support Obama`s plans or not. 30.000 American troops, which will cost USA 30 billions of dollars more per year is certainly not enough for continuing the Afghan hell. NATO-members are supposed to find and send in Afghanistan as urgent as possible additional 5000 troops, and maybe even 10.000 in addition which is now missing in number of troops allegedly needed.

Last weeks ,general Rasmussen (NATO Secretary) was traveling around the Europe with aim to assure support of Europe in troops and money for Afghan war and he is pretty convinced that support is arriving.

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It is interesting to say that Europe spent in past 8 years over 12$ billion in aid to help projects like rural development, governance, health, mine removal and human rights - in Afghanistan. At the same time majority of European countries were avoiding giving military support and still intent to avoid that. MAJORITY OF EUROPIANS ARE FOR EARLY WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN, so Europe might not support Obama.

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When we analyze whole situation, it is very naive to believe that 8 years long war can be over up till July 2011, when US and NATO troops are supposed to start pulling out from Afghanistan. If something was not achieved in 8 years, it must be good reason why was not (answer is in my comment in 2nd chapter).

From the point of view of Afghan people, they can perceive Obama`s decision only as further attack on their right to be left alone: historically they never reacted peacefully to thousands of armed foreigners on their territory. All Afghanistan people are not so naive that they really would believe that armed ones are only their saviours and not conquerors and that they just came there to bring them breeze of prosperity. Would you on their place?

Reactions from Talibans are also expected. Expansion of the war will be intensively focused on Pakistani border, from the both sides (including territory of Pakistan) on that way, many new "unexpected" complications can occur. These new complications might be good excuse for further prolonging this war... what will happen for sure, if "leaders of the world" do not find some more interesting territory for gaining material interest... and new enemies of humanity. Thanks to the 6-7 billions of people and many fanatics, finding new enemies and terrorists should not be problem.

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Whole world is exhausted by economical crisis and unemployment that is very much caused by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we are all paying the price for that. We are in the middle of the climate change on our planet. In addition to that, people are scared to death with flu-pandemic story created by the same ones who drag us into wars. I hope that it will come day when people will say "NOW IS ENOUGH".

For me is certainly more then enough for very long time! I VOTE FOR PEACE NOW! DO YOU?

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LET THE SUNSHINE IN, PEACE SONG FROM movie HAIR

PEACE SONG from musical HAIR

Blowin' In The Wind   by Bob Dylan

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
How many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
How many times can a man turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

PEACE SONG from BOB DYLAN

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Nothing good ever comes out of war. My heart goes out in advanced to the innocent men and women who will perish due to the atrocity. War is never the answer, as it creates more suffering to occur in an endless chain. Thank you, Tatjana-Mihaela for bringing forth this message.


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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area

The whole world celebrated when Obama came to power. Here comes a hangover...

Great hub Tanechka :)


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Dear Dohn, thank you so much for your compassionate comment. Only peace brings prosperity and progress.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Dear Misha, so glad to see you here. Yes, you are right, after celebration and drunkness, hangover is nessessary. Whole world was fulled, I cannot agree more with you.

Thank you for the visit and comment.


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nextstopjupiter 6 years ago from here, there and everywhere

Great hub with a great message! We all have the duty to do what you did - to question the actions (or non actions) of our "leaders" every day. Maybe then peace will come one day. Thank you!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much Nextofjupiter, we need to belive in peace - it will come one day, sooner or later to the world, let us have it now in our hearths.

Thank you!


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escritor 6 years ago

Tatajana-Mihaela. Thanks for your insightful hub. As a US Citizen, I regret the decisions made in this war. I remember over 25 years ago, how sickened I was that the Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan…I never dreamed that soldiers from my own country would one day be there.

This war destroys live and brings indescribable suffering to all of us…in addition to the innocent women and children in Afghanistan. I long for the day that this will be over, but I don’t know what it will take.

One of my favorite writers on HubPages, myownworld, tells so well the stories of this suffering. I highly recommend reading her hubs at: http://hubpages.com/@myownworld

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your hopes for peace.

Alan


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Alan for beautiful comment you made. Today we are all citizens of the world...

I will certainly look into the Hubs of our colleague you recommended.

Peace with you.


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G-Ma Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I wrote a long comment and it dissappeared..God Bless...:O) Hugs G-Ma Nicely done my dear.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Love and Hugs to you, G-Ma. I know you are for peace. Thank you.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I am one of the people who celebrated Obama's victory, as I saw him as a person who could bring in a new light into our country/world. I am dissapointed about his choice of more war- war never solves anything, it continues the vicious circle of violence in our planet, we need to transcend this.

Thanks for your thoughts, I agree with them!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Dear Mary, I was, like you celebrated his victory...and all my dearest ones, the whole world was happy. Hm...politic is obviously more rotten then pure and honest humans can perceive.

Goodness in open human hearts is good material for every kind of manipulation.

Thank you very much for your thoughts and comment. Peace with you.


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emohealer 6 years ago from South Carolina

I speak it loudly with you, "Now Is Enough...I Do Vote For Peace!" I pray that no NATO allies will participate and send the message, war is not the answer, it is not even the question. I pray that they will start a coalition for worldwide peace and unity for the betterment of society and invite President Obama and the United States to join this new coalition.

I know too, first hand of the politics of war and what it means to bear arms against another in the name of false beliefs and doctrine. There are no enemies outside, they are all within, these demons can be set free, but not through war and perversity, only through peace, love and divinity.

Thank You Tatjana for speaking the truth and sharing the realities and proposing for the peace that is inevitably coming to this world soon. Blessings....Sue


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Dear Sue, thank you for beautiful and touching words...from all my heart.

Love and peace with you.


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vrajavala 6 years ago from Port St. Lucie

Tatjana, I do not support Obama's half-assed commitment to eradicate the terrorists' stronghold in Afghanistan, not do i think he will be successful, because, he doesn't want to really give his generals that option.

I used to be a peace-nik, too, but I have since realized that there are some things that are worth fighting for, like Freedom.

Peace and love.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

I cannot agree more with you Vrajavala...About freedom: Well, my country was in war for "freedom" for 4 years, while people were dying and killing each other, "wise ones" were leading Croatia (and all countries of former Yugoslavia ) into the economic slavery. The same is happening everywhere around the world. Africa, Asia...just name it.

I belive in freedom...of choice.

Peace and love to you, from all my heart.


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kartika damon 6 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

Tatjana, All of my friends who voted for Obama are very upset - it's insanity to think more troops will help keep us safe - it is just escalating the violence. He didn't sound like he believed a word he was saying.


ralwus 6 years ago

I am not happy with this outcome at all. You have read my peace poems and know my feelings well. It is not the answer and if NATO was to refuse, then what would he do?


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

You are right Kartika, as well as you and me, analysts say that his speech was seriously lack of idealism and motivation. It sounds just like order - I am your Chief you must to obey.

Thank you so much for your valuable comment.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Well CC - it is not point to win this war, it brings much more money to the pockets of some people to keep that war and conflict moderately active as long as possible...

Hugs.


songster 6 years ago

In 1998, Dick Cheney (then CEO of Halliburton, a major US oil-services company) commented: "I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian." Cheney was looking ahead to the day when some 50 billion barrels of oil and natural gas lying beneath the dry earth of Kazakstan would begin flowing into US-controlled terminals in the Caspian Sea.


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apricot 6 years ago from Italy

Well said!! 'As a person who can read and sense the energies I had pain and sickness in stomach while reading each his sentence' - I know what you mean!! In this day and age it's no longer acceptable to say you don't feel right about someone or something but if only people would follow that instinct more!! I think (well hope) more and more people are just 'sensing' that something's not right, (even though there'll always be 'facts' to show that things are going wonderfully). Lovely hub!!!


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you so much Songster for giving us this information.

YOu explained it all.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Apricot. It is not difficult to create so called "facts" nowadays...especially when people live miles away from that part of the world.


songster 6 years ago

In December, the US assistant Secretary of State Elizabeth Jones

promised that “when the Afghan conflict is over we will not leave

Central Asia. We have long-term plans and interests in this

region.”


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you, SOngster, well you are very well informed about the topic. Waiting your next comments.


songster 6 years ago

this also relates to the should women rule the world hub.


songster 6 years ago

Henry Kissinger insisted that, “The issue is not whether Iraq was involved in the terrorist attack on the United States, though no doubt there was some intelligence contact between Iraqi intelligence and one of the chief plotters. The challenge of Iraq is essentially geopolitical.”

i can do this all night


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Well, let us keep info of Afghanistan, now is Afghanistan topic, altough I know that all wars are economical and geopolitical, to satisfy greed of minority and give crumbs to majority (and kill in the meantime many of people). I love your comments, just please write about Afghanistan. Thank you, Songster.


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EYEAM4ANARCHY 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

Great hub Tatjana. This wasn't particularly shocking since Obama said throughout the election campaign that he would escalate the war in Afghanistan. However, the fact that one of Bush's speechwriters could have easily written that for Obama is just yet another example of how little change has actually come to the White House.

And I will be very shocked if we are out by 2011.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hm, Eeam4anarchy, I would be shocked as well if everything will be over 2011.

Thank you very much for the visit and comment.


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cindyvine 6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Well, maybe Obama is thinking a war will help the unemployment problems


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Hahahaha, cindyvine, Hitler had the same reason for war...

Thank you for the comment.


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

It should be a law that leaders and their underlings who vote for war should be the first to enter battle. I doubt there would ever be another.

Great hub...peace.


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Yes, Tom, such law would change all in this world. Thank you for the comment and visit.

Peace with you and with all this world.


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Great hub Tatiana-Mihaela; the fact that you ended the hub with Bob Dylon'w words is brilliant "how many times..."

How many times and how many lives it will take until we learn? I am scared to even ask the question since I already know the answer


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you very much, Petra. Peace with you.


sohail arif 6 years ago

great one really


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA Author

Thank you Sohail.

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