OBAMA’S UNENDING WARS Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State

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Obama’s Unending Wars provides the first comprehensive critical history of the foreign policy of America’s forty-fourth president – the drone king who ordered the bombing of seven Muslim countries, backtracked on a pledge to reduce America’s nuclear arsenal, and helped fuel a new Cold War with Russia. Obama during his years in office provided billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it assisted in the crushing of pro-democracy demonstrators in Bahrain and invaded Yemen.  He sanctioned a coup in Honduras which plunged that country into chaos, perpetuated a failed drug war policy and contributed to the recolonization of Africa. As many in the time of Trump now glance nostalgically back to the Obama presidency, this book will help them to see the continuity — and continuous failure — of American foreign policy irrespective of the party or figurehead representing it.

“For all those liberals who have romanticized Barack Obama as an enlightened leader of the people, Jeremy Kuzmarov busts through such myths with a well-documented book showing Obama for what he was and is — the kind face of US imperial aggression.  This is a must-read for anyone believing that simply getting rid of Trump and returning to ‘normal’ is a way forward.”
—DAN KOVALIK

“Kuzmarov brings clarity to the turbulent geopolitics of the Obama era and shows us how the worldview of the First Black President was profoundly shaped by his forbearers in the imperial rogue’s gallery.” —GLEN FORD, Director, Black Agenda Report (from the Foreword)

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Many academics consider Obama to have been a master foreign policy strategist and shrewd practitioner of the art of realpolitik. This book demonstrates, however, that Obama in reality helped to institutionalize a permanent warfare state that resulted in gross human rights violations and contributed to America’s strategic decline. His perpetuation of the War on Terror created more enemies and prompted the United States to lose influence in the Middle East. His Pivot to Asia policy intensified prospects for regional war while his unnecessary and willful military intervention destroyed Libya and drew the Russians in to protect Bashir al-Assad who won Syria’s civil war. The Obama administration’s heavy-handed interference in Ukraine led to effective Russian counter-moves, promoting a strategic alliance with China  and regional integration that is moving the world towards multi-polarity.

Obama’s Unending Wars provides the first comprehensive critical history of the foreign policy of America’s forty-fourth president – the drone king who ordered the bombing of seven Muslim countries, backtracked on a pledge to reduce America’s nuclear arsenal, and helped fuel a new Cold War with Russia. Obama during his years in office provided billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia as it assisted in the crushing of pro-democracy demonstrators in Bahrain and invaded Yemen.  He sanctioned a coup in Honduras which plunged that country into chaos, perpetuated a failed drug war policy and contributed to the recolonization of Africa.

While any Democratic Party president would have faced peril in confronting the Pentagon which had carried out a slow coup d’état over the decades, Obama was rather, in many ways, the most perfect spokesman for the military-industrial complex. Who else but this articulate constitutional law professor could pull off  a pro-war speech after winning the Nobel Peace Prize while ramping up drone assassinations and America’s network of military bases in Africa and still retain the support of liberal-progressives?

As many in the time of Trump now glance nostalgically back to the Obama presidency, this book will help them to see the continuity — and continuous failure — of American foreign policy irrespective of the party or figurehead representing it.

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ISBN

978-1-949762-00-6

EBOOK ISBN

978-1-949763-01-3

Year of publication

2019

Author

Jeremy Kuzmarov

Publisher

Clarity Press

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1 review for OBAMA’S UNENDING WARS Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State

  1. RON RIDENOUR

    “Kuzmarov’s impeccable and extensive research reveals the reality of Barack Obama’s eight presidential years favoring the economic and military-
    warring interests of the rich. Obama, the drone president, stood for seven aggressive wars, more than any other US president.
    The author peals the imperial white mask off the black skin in an analogy to Frantz Fanon’s classic work. Racism, colonization and contemporary neo-colonialization have distorted the psyches of all colors of peoples. Obama’s black Kenyan roots allowed him to do the white man’s bidding throughout Africa, and many other nations. While George Bush founded the US African Command (AFRICOM), in 2007, it was Obama, who set about implementing military (and economic) domination to 53 African governments.
    Kuzmarov shows how many white progressives, who, in their anxiety to reject any racist appearance, embraced this warmongering president. Obama also convinced most African-Americans to give him leeway to do them justice, which he never did.”
    —RON RIDENOUR, author of The Russian Peace Threat

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