This is “Change We Can Believe In”?

As President-Elect Obama selects his cabinet and appointees, we learn that there is really not going to be any change in the way this country is run. He has not even taken office yet – but disappointed many people in this country.

I wrote in my blog post, The Audacity of Dope earlier this month that based on Obama’s views, his groveling before the Israeli lobby, AIPAC, and his appointing a self proclaimed Zionist for VP, his “Blue Print for Change” – I didn’t believe anything will really change. As President-Elect Obama appoints more Zionists, war hawks, dual Israeli citizens, war criminals, NeoCons and considers keeping Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense – he seems to be proving me right.

Their loyalty does not lie with the interests of the American people. I feel sorry for the people who bought into duplicitous calls for “Hope” and “Change”. If only they had looked carefully at his views, his “blue print” and his proposals.

Sure John McCain was evil and the country would become worse if he became president – but choosing the lesser of two evils is still evil. So the struggle for people who really want change continues.

Here’s a brilliant article by award winning journalist – Jeremy Scahill. Scahill looks into the people that President-Elect Obama has surrounded himself with, is hiring and considering for top posts. Click on the link below to read the complete article.

This is Change? 20 Hawks, Clintonites and Neocons to Watch for in Obama’s White House

Scahill has only mentioned the usual suspects and did not include culprits like Indian American Sonal Shah – who was a member of the Hindu supremacy fundamentalist groups – VHP and the RSS, who are well known to spread hate and to have participated in ghastly acts of violence within India against Muslims, Christians, and oppressed castes, not to speak of spreading the general misogyny that their extremist and fascist ideology preaches. Shah also received an award from Narendra Modi – the man behind the 2002 Gujarat pogrom, or rather genocide, which slaughtered over 2,000 Muslims. This is the woman Obama chose on his advisory board. Obama apparently doesn’t seem to have sound moral judgment. You can read more about Sonal Shah here.

Jeremy Scahill’s book “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army” was a NY Times bestseller and winner of many awards including the Polk Award. Blackwater was a really insightful, scary account of the war profiteering “private contractors” that are hired to fight for Bush’s “crusade”.


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