The Ultimate Bully
Posted on February 12th, 2015

Hiruni

Obama: ‘We have to twist arms when countries don’t do what we need them to’

In a recent interview with Vox, the President of the United States said we occasionally have to twist the arms of countries that wouldn’t do what we need them to do if it weren’t for the various economic or diplomatic or, in some cases, military leverage that we had — if we didn’t have that dose of realism, we wouldn’t get anything done, either.”

Obama states that we don’t have a peer” in terms of other countries that could attack or provoke the United States.

The closest we have, obviously, is Russia, with its nuclear arsenal, but generally speaking they can’t project the way we can around the world. China can’t, either. We spend more on our military than the next 10 countries combined,” he said.

This means that America spends more money on their Military than China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, India, South Korea and Italy COMBINED.

On another note, according to povertyusa.org more than 46 million Americans live in poverty. It was estimated that 14.5% (or 17.6 million) of US households were food insecure in 2012—meaning there was difficulty at some time during the year to provide enough food for all family members due to lack of resources. 40 percent of Michigan households, and 67 percent of Detroit families, are either under the poverty line or what it identifies as “ALICE” — asset-limited, income-constrained, employed according to the United Way study. Detroit citizens can’t afford the most basic needs like housing and health care, even when family members are employed.

So let us think for a minute why the US spends so much money on their military when they clearly have more important problems to deal with in their own backyard.

Here is a clue….

A new study by researchers from Princeton and Northwestern Universities found that America’s government policies reflect the wishes of the rich and of powerful interest groups, rather than the wishes of the majority of citizens.

The researchers examined close to 1,800 U.S. policy changes in the years between 1981 and 2002; then, they compared those policy changes with the expressed preferences of the median American, at the 50th percentile of income; with affluent Americans, at the 90th percentile of income; and with the position of powerful interest and lobbying groups.

The central point that emerges from the research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence.

It is this same elite class that dictates the rules not only for America, but for the rest of the world. Why? So that they can make more money and secure their wealth for generations to come.

Let me give you some sickening facts.

Oxfam International has released a new report called, Working for the Few,” that contains some startling statistics on what it calls the growing tide of inequality.”

Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population.

The wealth of the one percent richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion. That’s 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world’s population.

So these are the people who try to teach us ‘Democracy’. ‘Democracy is a disguise they use to come into countries like ours and install governments that they can control. The kind of governments that will grant the US easy access to our resources, ports and strategic locations as well as implement their economic policies. They need a huge military budget to acquire weapons that’s intimidating to other countries and to ensure they have a plan B if the ‘Democratic’ route fails.  Only a handful of countries have made even a slight attempt to stand up to the US and tell them that they can’t dictate the terms to the entire world.

Look at countries in Africa like Ghana, DR of Congo and Namibia, these countries are rich in natural resources. These are 3 of 10 countries where the most Diamonds in the world are found, yet the majority of the population in these countries will never get a share of the huge profits made because it’s most likely that a few corporations own these resources.

Same thing will happen to Sri Lanka if we don’t do anything. The US Oligarchy doesn’t care who is in power as long as the government is subservient to their demands. Take a minute to think, do you really want to be close with a country that would rather spend money on guns and bombs than provide their own countrymen with the basic human needs.

The US and our Government doesn’t care about you and me. They might give some small concessions to trick you, distract you and win your votes. They will also not bring up any UN Human rights investigations and Eelam issues until after the Parliamentary elections to prevent loss of votes.

One can argue that the relationship Sri Lanka maintained with China during the Rajapaksa regime is also dangerous. Chinese foreign policy is very different from that of the US. China portrays itself as a Third World country that pursues “an independent foreign policy of peace.” Third World means that China is a poor, developing country and not part of any power bloc such as that around the United States or the socialist bloc formerly associated with the Soviet Union. “Independence” means that China does not align itself with any other major power. Chinese spokesmen say that their country seeks peace so that it can concentrate on development.

China says its decisions on foreign policy questions derive from the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence: mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence.

My warning to fellow Sri Lankans, Be Aware! There are a lot of forces at play in the Sri Lankan political arena. Please don’t allow our country to fall out of the frying pan into the fire.

 

References

http://rt.com/news/231279-obama-foreign-policy-power/

http://www.povertyusa.org/the-state-of-poverty/poverty-facts/

http://gawker.com/study-the-u-s-is-an-oligarchy-1563363760

http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2014/01/23/the-85-richest-people-in-the-world-have-as-much-wealth-as-the-3-5-billion-poorest/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_military_expenditures

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/20/detroit-water-un.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/04/detroit-poverty-alice-report_n_5760602.html

http://www.therichest.com/expensive-lifestyle/location/top-10-countries-with-the-most-diamonds-found/

http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/china_1950_forpol_principles.htm

7 Responses to “The Ultimate Bully”

  1. Jayantha Says:

    America wants every man and woman to work. We do not have bums and stiffs over here. If you want to live you need to work. American worker pays very high taxes. But that tax money is not to feed the lazy. We are quite different from big talking British, the lazy French Crooked Greeks nor the big eating Italians, Spanish or the Portugese. We in America respect the Germans and the Japanese because they work hard and can walk with their heads held high.

    Unlike the Europeans, Australians, Sri Lankans and the New Zealanders we have only 11 Public Holidays. Sri Lankans, one of the most corrupt countries, can afford to give holidays even when one wants to FART. Sri Lankans are notoriously CADDISH. they molest any white woman. EVEN IF IT MEANS KILLING THE BOY FRIEND TO RAPE THE DEAD MAN’S WOMAN. We are not that desperate and we respect men and women alike. We do not have people in our offices to make tea for the bosses. The only workers who wear suits are bank workers, used car dealers and lawyers – all of whom are considered crooks in the USA. If you are a worker he will be wearing casual gear.

    We Americans, though we do not have thousands of years of so called history, we are very proud of what Americans have built in less that 400 years. Yes we are arrogant. What is wrong with it. We hit before we are hit. That may have earned us a lot of enemies, but who cares. We can look after ourselves.

    What amazes me is, those who want to count the poor in America and criticize our arrogance line up at the U S embassies around the world queuing up to get to USA. Please do not come here for an easy life. BUMS are not WELCOME.

    Thank you for your time.

    Jay Pathbey

  2. Asanga Says:

    Yes Bums are probably not welcome, but maybe backside kissing penis blowing kalu suddahs like yourself are probably treated with a lot more contempt over there as well.(Maybe they just don’t show it overtly to you)

    Try not to let your inferiority complex show here Junior. I am calling you Junior because your rant there puts your mental age somewhere in the late teens.

    Sri Lankans are notoriously caddish?? They molest any white women??? Which passing whales backside did you come out of, you Sperm Stain???

    I spent a good part of my adult life in the States. I have friends there I call my brothers and sisters, and I can assure you, I have no intention of molesting any of those sisters, nor doing any of those brothers wrong.

    They respect my patriotism to my country. At the same time they are also patriotic and proud to be americans. And I can assure you also that they are not racist bigots like you. Oh yes, they are also white, black , chinese and other nationalities.

    That is the tragedy that is your country Jayantha (apparently you are ashamed of the name Jayantha so you call your self Jay LOL). Your country is full of patriotic, decent, intelligent people.
    But unfortunately its run by greedy paranoic buffoons who think nothing of destroying other cultures and peoples who stand in their way.
    And those decent people never have a chance to have there say.

    But you know another unfortunate thing?? Its those decent people’s sons and daughters who will go to fight brown, black or yellow people across the world and lose their lives, limbs and even their minds.

    So please please please get your head out of your backside.

    No my mixed up wanna be Yankee friend, Thank YOU for your time.

  3. Susantha Wijesinghe Says:

    OH !!! THIS IS PATHBERIYA. SCUM BAG TALK.

  4. Ananda-USA Says:

    Hiruni said,

    “So these are the people who try to teach us ‘Democracy’. ‘Democracy is a disguise they use to come into countries like ours and install governments that they can control. The kind of governments that will grant the US easy access to our resources, ports and strategic locations as well as implement their economic policies.”

    YOU GOT IT my friend, but I would add “give access to implement their military policies” as well to the last sentence.

    Sri Lanka is now suffering at the butt end of the United States policy to CONTAIN CHINA in the future. That is their GREATEST FEAR!

  5. Indrajith Says:

    Sri Lanka seeking a delay in releasing the report of UN investigation – report
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015, 09:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Feb 12, Washington, DC: Sri Lanka was seeking a delay of several months in the release of a United Nations report on the investigation of alleged war crimes committed during the country’s three-decade long war, a Reuters report said.

    Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera during his visit to Washington on Wednesday has told the reporters that the new government is seeking a delay in releasing the report of the UN Human rights Council mandated investigation by several months until the government had time to establish a mechanism to deal with the issue.

    “Once the report is finalized, we are hoping they can refer it to our domestic mechanism for action,” Samaraweera told reporters.

    “We are hoping they could hold on to it until our mechanism is in place – maybe August, you know, or so,” Reuters quoted Samaraweera as saying.

    The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein is scheduled to present the investigative report on the investigation mandated by the UNHRC at its 28th session in Geneva on March 25.

    It has been reported that the United States and its allies want to postpone the presentation to September, to give the new democratic and pro-Western government of Sri Lanka sufficient time to put in place a credible domestic mechanism to investigate the alleged war crime charges.

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    Our Mangala is asking to delay the release of UN report on war crimes against SL. Why? If it is released before the election, the new govt has to to reject it but if it is delayed until after the next general election, they can officially accept it and take action against all those names metioned in the report. Kohomadha Tikiri Mole?

  6. L Perera Says:

    Jayantha …….”We Americans……..”. Look whose talking ? Someone probably referred to as nigger or darky in his land of adoption. If you think main stream Amareicans consider you one of them, think again and cut the CRAP.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    There are 2 UGLY AMERICANS here GLORIFYING USA!

    Please be mindful what their REAL intentions are. They are ashamed to call SRI LANKAN. They call themselves USA but pretends to love SL!! What a joke.

    As long as there are fools in SL………….

    IF SLs who buy SANITHAA VASANAWA bought the GREEN CARD lottery, they too are Americans!!

    Hey, this is the OATH they have taken which they are CUNNING not to admit.

    “I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

    Beware of GREEKS bearing gifts. Look at their tail.

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