Irish Politician Calls Obama A War Criminal And Hypocrite In Parliament

220px-Clare_DalyPresident_Barack_ObamaMany civil libertarians around the world have rallied to support Clare Daly, Irish Parliament member of the United Left Alliance representing Dublin, after she challenged the prime minister and the reception given to President Barack Obama who she called a war criminal. The video of the speech is below. Daly called Obama the “hypocrite of the century” for lecturing children on peace while expanding drone attacks and funding civil wars around the world. Many in the United States particularly took note of her attack on the type of cult of personality surrounding Obama that seems detached from his horrendous record on civil liberties, privacy, and international law.

Daly noted that it is not just the government but the media fueling this cult of personality — spending endless time on what the Obamas were ordering for lunch rather than discussing his authoritarian policies. She is the former Socialist Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North constituency but resigned from the Socialist Party and joined the United Left Alliance TD.

Daly is being attacked as immature and radical in her comments.

What do you think?

267 thoughts on “Irish Politician Calls Obama A War Criminal And Hypocrite In Parliament

  1. The following are 18 similarities between the last financial crisis and today…
    #1 According to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch equity strategy team, their big institutional clients are selling stock at a rate not seen “since 2008”.
    #2 In 2008, stock prices had wildly diverged from where the economic fundamentals said that they should be. Now it has happened again.
    #3 In early 2008, the average price of a gallon of gasoline rose substantially. It is starting to happen again. And remember, whenever the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. has risen above $3.80 during the past three years, a stock market decline has always followed.
    #4 New home prices just experienced their largest two month drop since Lehman Brothers collapsed.
    #5 During the last financial crisis, the mortgage delinquency rate rose dramatically. It is starting to happen again.
    #6 Prior to the financial crisis of 2008, there was a spike in the number of adjustable rate mortgages. It is happening again.
    #7 Just before the last financial crisis, unemployment claims started skyrocketing. Well, initial claims for unemployment benefits are rising again. Once we hit the 400,000 level, we will officially be in the danger zone.
    #8 Continuing claims for unemployment benefits just spiked to the highest level since early 2009.
    #9 The yield on 10 year Treasuries is now up to 2.60 percent. We also saw the yield on 10 year U.S. Treasuries rise significantly during the first half of 2008.
    #10 According to Zero Hedge, “whenever the annual change in core capex, also known as Non-Defense Capital Goods excluding Aircraft shipments goes negative, the US has traditionally entered a recession”. Guess what? It is rapidly heading toward negative territory again.
    #11 Average hourly compensation in the United States experienced its largest drop since 2009 during the first quarter of 2013.
    #12 In the month of June, spending at restaurants fell by the most that we have seen since February 2008.
    #13 Just before the last financial crisis, corporate earnings were very disappointing. Now it is happening again.
    #14 Margin debt spiked just before the bubble burst, it spiked just before the financial crash of 2008, and now it is spiking again.
    #15 During 2008, the price of gold fell substantially. Now it is happening again.
    #16 Global business confidence is now the lowest that it has been since the last recession.
    #17 Back in 2008, the U.S. national debt was rapidly rising to unsustainable levels. We are in much, much worse shape today.
    #18 Prior to the last financial crisis, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke assured the American people that home prices would not decline and that there would not be a recession. We all know what happened. Now he is once again promising that everything is going to be just fine.
    Are the American people going to fall for it again?
    It doesn’t take a genius to see how vulnerable the global economy is right now. Much of Europe is already experiencing an economic depression, debt levels in Asia are higher than ever before, and the U.S. economy has been steadily declining for most of the past decade. If you doubt that the U.S. economy has been declining, please see my previous article entitled “40 Stats That Prove The U.S. Economy Has Already Been Collapsing Over The Past Decade”.
    And the truth is that most Americans already know that we are in deep trouble. Today, 61 percent of all Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track.
    It isn’t that so many people are choosing to be pessimistic. It is just that an increasing number of Americans are waking up to the cold, hard reality that we are facing.
    Decades of incredibly foolish decisions have brought us to this point. We allowed our economic infrastructure to be gutted, we consumed far more wealth than we produced, our politicians kept doing incredibly stupid things but we kept voting the same jokers back into office again and again, and over the past 40 years we have blown up the biggest debt bubble in all of human history.
    We have been living so far above our means for so long that most of us actually think that our current economic situation is “normal”.
    It Is Happening Again: 18 Similarities Between The Last Financial Crisis And Today
    Posted: 25 Jul 2013 07:32 PM PDT

  2. Bruce – I agree with you to a point. But I think you misinterpreted my love of Obama. He is JUST an imperfect human (son of Adam) just like you and I. Humans can not even guide their own steps. How can we expect a human to solve the problems of the world. He believes that Globalization is the PENULTIMATE solution (One Word Governance) and it is not as it is still human. However, we need to choose WHICH god we worship. Jesus said there is a prince of this world and Paul said there is a god of this sytem of things (or age) that is NOT the God of Jesus and Paul. We need to make the same choices they made to survive. Remember Noah? Global Floods are not the future calamity however NASA-JPL will tell you what is coming and soon… (see Revelation 8)

    Well he already has Fraser C. Robinson III’s daughter. I’m sure Fraser and Marian would have been proud Barrack chose his daughter. I would. She is so beautiful. Barry is not gay!

    • sonofthunderboanerges:
      With all due respect, they were living in an area smaller than Rhode Island and it was equivalent to saying that a local politician simply reflected the popular predisposition. i am afraid those standards can not be used to evaluate the power involved from Washington DC and the people that weld an artificial leverage on the entire earth. We are, de-mystifyingly, beyond the stage of speaking biblical proportions. We are seriously speaking of things that the ancients could not have possibly conceived, let alone placed into their narrative about existence. The presidency of the United States of America can not, in any stretch of the imagination, be equated to the idea of a common experience of being Human. And I fail to see why you believe that the fact that Obama lived in Indonesia under Suharto, while I grew up under Jon Fitzgerald Kennedy, does not make a qualitative distinction in human development. You can not reduce things to intrinsic metaphysics. You can not call this all human nature. There are obvious fallacies involved in that kind of equivocation.


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    Gareth Evans, a former attorney-general and foreign minister in Australia, threatened me because I raised the issue of his support for the Suharto dictatorship in Indonesia.
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  4. Timothy Geithner : Scion of a family embedded within corporate, state department, and philanthropic activities. Like Obama, raised abroad, and savvy to the world situation. This characterizes the American elite…..

    Geithner was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent most of his childhood in other countries, including present-day Zimbabwe, Zambia, India, and Thailand where he completed high school at the International School Bangkok
    also see for the Ford Foundation:
    © 2002 James Petras
    Reprinted for Fair Use Only. (but the following is still right on the wikipedia link continuing from above):

    His father, Peter F. Geithner, was the director of the Asia program at the Ford Foundation in New York in the 1990s. During the early 1980s, Peter Geithner oversaw the Ford Foundation’s microfinance programs in Indonesia being developed by Ann Dunham Soetoro,

    President Barack Obama’s mother, and they met in person at least once..

    Geithner’s maternal grandfather, Charles F. Moore, was an adviser to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and served as Vice President of Public Relations from 1952-1964 for Ford Motor Company.

    Geithner worked for Kissinger Associates in Washington for three years and then joined the International Affairs division of the U.S. Treasury Department in 1988. He went on to serve as an attaché at the Embassy of the United States in Tokyo. He was deputy assistant secretary for international monetary and financial policy (1995–1996), senior deputy assistant secretary for international affairs
    (1996–1997), assistant secretary for international affairs (1997–1998).
    He was Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs (1998–2001) under Treasury
    Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers. Summers was his mentor, but other sources call him a Rubin protégé.

    In 2002 he left the Treasury to join the Council on Foreign Relations as a Senior Fellow in the International Economics department. He was director of the Policy Development and Review Department (2001–2003) at the International Monetary Fund.

  5. Lest we forger these real politik links have roots in succession planning and cold war shadows of gray. The control fraud of leadership is not outside the realm of false flag variations in those shades of gray. It is essential that these questions be raised responsibly and not be suppressed by the treadmill of political consensus and narrative marketing practices that ostracize the real journalists doing an impossible job against the tides and currents that dictate to careers. I have been wondering why our own Presidents exposure to Suharto has never been explored: ; (excerpt for childhood)
    In 1966 or 1967 Ann Dunham married Indonesian Muslim Lolo Soetoro Mangunharjo (1936-1987), who she had met at the University of Hawaii. By birth, Soetoro was Malaysian, but he had lived in Indonesia most of his life. Soon after his marriage to Dunham, Soetoro returned, alone, to Indonesia. Obama and Dunham later moved to Indonesia to join Soetoro, probably in 1967. Soetoro then adopted Obama, whose name was changed to Barry Soetoro. Elementary school records in Indonesia list Obama’s name as Barry Soetoro, his religion as Islam, and his citizenship as Indonesian. While in Jakarta, Obama attended Franciscus Primary School (1967-1969) and Besuki State Elementary School Menteng 01 (1969-1971). [6,14,172,289,324,329,801]
    Interestingly, while in the third grade in Indonesia, Obama wrote an essay saying he wanted to become president. Perhaps as a foreshadowing of future questions about his status as a natural born citizen of the United States and the constitutionally relevant issue of divided loyalties, Obama included in his essay the remark that he was not sure of “what country” he would like to be President. [842, p. 30]
    Lolo Soetoro had been an official of the Director General’s office in the TNI Topograohy division of the Indonesian Army. He later became an executive with American Mobil corporation, where he was a key liaison between the oil company and the Suharto regime. Suharto had been “installed” as the American friendly Indonesian President in 1967, after a CIA-engineered 1965-1967 coup that deposed President Sukarno – who was considered soft on communism and a threat to American oil interests. Strangely, the leftist Ann Dunham, who would have been more politically sympathetic to the deposed Sukarno, married Soetoro, a man with ties to the bloodthirsty dictator Suharto. [615,842 p. 29]

  6. Take thy bible and burn the false GOD destrioy
    the false words of darkness & it’s many legions
    thus gain freedom from centuries of lies deceit.

    • The King James version is not at fault. it is religions being divided against themselves that are the problem. They pervert scripture. That word does not mean what religions taught people. Can you grasp that?

      ‘Jeremiah 23 >>36And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

      Satan is the deceiver not wanting people to know this. That is why people war.
      Hell is lied about. It is not what religion say, please teach others.
      God’s glory seen as if it was fire = hell to evil. KJV, 1 John 1;5, God is light. Heb;12:29; a consuming fire. James 1:17, Father of lights, Hell is the glorified face of God Moses could not look at or become ashes. That light makes the earth to have no more sea, and melts elements, and consumes the wicked around city of God Rev, 20. Hell is not a place. No lost no lake of fire. Gods light is good to those that love to do good.

  7. Religion christianity is but a fraudulant business in having
    a rearly turnover of $billions / donated by those in having
    been promised a place in a imaginary heaven / a heaven
    somewhere beyond the clouds /just follow the yellow brick
    road till reach Emrald City from there it an few miles north.

    It’s basic advertizing you create a problem then produce
    the cure. With christianity It a simple fraud you can’t get
    into heaven being a sinner SEX is SIN / as all born from
    SEX then all SINNERS (thats the problem) thus the cure
    needed. With christianity the cure come with their leader
    it claimed he was born of a virgin thus being free of SIN
    being free from SIN having the ability to remove the SIN
    of others. Once free of SIN Hey Presto one qualifies to
    enter a fictional heaven thus / in being with God & Son.

    It’s understandable people’s believing such nonsense
    victims of centuries of FORCED christian brainwashing
    with appalling threats / in that not believing one going
    to a place called HELL thus suffering eternal suffering
    such nonsense preached to young children / where it
    be brainwashing can begin as young a 3yrs 4yrs 5yrs
    by 12yrs damage to the childs brain is severe / whom
    then trapped in half crazed christian cults / preaching
    threats to all whom dare challenging the brainwashing.

    • You may not realize but the “yellow brick road” was actually a metaphore for what was happening when the Wizard of Oz was written. It was actually a very critical a;;orical piece.
      Perhaps you might benefit from the perspective that the real foudation to theology and metaphysics are based upon serious intent to understand our existence, but is quickly corrupted by the reflex reaction to take advantage of the “original” intent to sucker us all. Don’t throw out he baby with the bath water. (But I fully agree with you obvious expose on the hypocrisy and contradictions of the standard & “orthodox” institution of these “controlling” mentalities.

  8. Bruce E Woych / To go from christian brainwashing to theology
    & metaphysics in SERIOUS intent to understand existence is as
    re-booking a voyage on TITANIC where expect a different result.

    Christianity’s a dung heap don’t waste your time trying to give it
    value beyond that enriching the soil growing / potatoes cabbage
    etc etc. Let your fears go /do not bow or humble yourself before
    such liars / criminals / responsible for countless deaths suffering.

    I did write a earlier comment (see above) as how to advance in understanding as experience understanding creation /knowing
    creator via practical experience / which giving gifting one clarity
    in understanding going beyond ideas belief /in knowing creator.

  9. Bruce E Woych / I’m telling you about practical experience of
    the power of creation / that such experience itself but the only
    means answeing all questions all questions to existence once
    beyond ideas belief be a experience to lighten the heart brain.

    The point being you can discuss the issue till your last breath
    you’ll be none the wiser / thus go for experience while such a
    opportunity presents itself / I can advise / but it’s your choice.

    Your in having only known focus upon the material creation
    you have become accustomed to a active mind /yet you can
    still the mind and turn the senses inward / thus experiencing
    the very power of creation / such is the ultimate aim of a life.

  10. Jonathan Hughes/ I suggest you (see above) the comment I made earlier
    as how one can have practical experience of the power of creation / thus
    going beyond ideas as beliefs / unto practical experience of the power of
    creation / in such experience bringing clarity of understanding / where all
    questions be answered. / I do regard christianity as nonsense however I
    understand Jesus was the Teacher of Teachers in his time / and in being
    the Teacher of Teacher he taught meditation in one turning the senses
    inward / thus he taught knowing the creator via very practical experience.

    What christianity became was but a buisness selling religion it having…
    little to do with the true teaching of Jesus. In time of Jesus i’was Mary
    (mary magdalene) whom t’was the most learned in turning the senses inward / thus her understanding of the power of creation t’was fbut far
    anead of the others as the disciples ( they being male ) whom having
    little regard for women’s rights / a womans worth then considered less
    than the goats or the sheep /thus Mary t’was never given due respect
    her writings said in a few words what others took many pages in trying
    to explain I tell you such because Jesus and christianity having nought
    in common / the first part of bible the jewish scripture is utter nonsense
    the christian part is equal nonsense / in having little understanding of
    the teachings of Jesus / if some writings of Mary had been presented
    then it would have had some value / in the true teachings of Jesus….

    However the main piece of news that you need understand is there
    always a time where the Teacher of Teachers is on planet Earth in
    giving guidance as aid to those whom prepared via meditation in….
    turning the senses inward that via meditation then know the creator.

    Present timeTeacher of Teachers is Prem Rawat whom will aid all via
    meditation in going beyond ideas beliefs unto their / knowing creator.

    On pc search put (words of peace) or (words of peace global) on site
    a selection of videos in which Prem explains meditation as be a open
    invitation he will guide aid all whom prepared furthering their learning
    their going beyond ideas beliefs unto understaning creation in their
    knowing creator through very practical experience / in gaining clarity.

  11. Their are varying viewpoints / as people entittled to their opinion
    respect is maintained thus be compassionate in forgiving others.

  12. Warning: Atheists and Agnostics avert thine eyes whilst we bible-thumpers pontificate… LOL

    Bruce E. Woych 1, July 28, 2013 at 10:43 am

    perhaps god was banished from Heaven?

    Jonathan Hughes 1, July 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    God is heaven in us. How can God banish himself from himself?

    I don’t know what Bruce was referring to and I don’t know what Jonathan Hughes was referring to either (…in us? Howz’ dat’? God and His Son(s) are INDIVIDUAL entities or persons with real personal names, personality, individuality, emotions, and free will)…

    BUT – Jesus Christ said that the god of this age is Satan. He did not mean His Heavenly Father God who is a good God (Psalms 83:18; Exodus 6:3;). He meant the bad god of this system he referred to as the “prince of this world” or more accurately “ruler of this world” (aka god?) – see John 12:31

    Even Christ’s servant Apostle Paul said at 2 Corinthians 4:4:”…among whom the god of this system of things (or age) has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through.”

    And then Apostle John said at Revelation 9-12: “So down the great dragon was hurled (or banished or cast out of heaven), the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him… Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to YOU, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.”.

    So maybe this is what Bruce means…

    I think we all need to exercise Paul’s words and avoid being like this at 2 Timothy 3:17 “…always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.”

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