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Obama: The Postmodern Coup - Making of a Manchurian Candidate Paperback – June, 2008
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"An important concept in this critique is the CIA Color Revolution/People Power coups that have been staged in Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia and Belarus. This book maintains that the Obama candidacy is just such a coup. As outrageous as that sounds, the book makes an excellent case." -- Phillip M. Rose "Amazon.com"
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Webster Griffin Tarpley (Massachusetts 1946) is an intelligence expert and historian who has been studying and exposing covert operations for over thirty years. He is the author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992) and 9/11 Synthetic Terror (2005). He has appeared on C-SPAN, CNN, Fox News, and many more.
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Tarpley dedicates a great deal of time to examining the presidency of Jimmy Carter in an attempt to get a feel for what Obama would do if he were to win the presidency (this book was written before Obama even got the Democratic nomination). Tarpley examines the aspects of the Carter presidency in which Carter talked with a populist tone, but in the end, demanded sacrifice from the American people during a terrible economic time. Amazingly, we are seeing this unfold before our eyes today. Perhaps the most chilling warning deals with Obama's foreign policy advisor and main controller Zbigniew Brzezinski. Those who know about Brzezinski know that his main stock and trades consist of his hatred of Russia and orchestrating "people power coups" to turn foreign countries into tools of aggression against other nations. It was done with Carter and there's a very good chance that what we are witnessing in the Middle East and in Africa are a reflection of the Brzezinski policy in action. Another amazing prediction by Tarpley was that the US would intervene in Africa under the pretext of human rights, which is currently underway in Libya.
The easiest way to know what a president will do is by examining their advisers, which is another part of The Post Modern Coup that is extremely important. Tarpley goes through the ideology and the background of Obama's known advisers at the time - Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Brzezinski, and Austan Goolsbee to paint a picture of deep budget cuts, continuation of the Bush wars, starting new wars under different pretenses than that of Bush, and other orgies of disaster. There is also a great deal of writing dedicated to examining the history of fascism and how a mass movement of fanatics historically have had catastrophic results. It served as an ominous warning in the midst of the shameless groveling of the media at the feet of the Chosen One. Unfortunately, few listened.
Part of what hinders Tarpley's work is the fact that he often comes to conclusions that, while logical to those who have some background information, are not always readily understood by the average person. He'll often declare something to be true, but not provide all the necessary groundwork for the reader to fully understand his analysis. This is unfortunate, because Tarpley has a tremendous gift of intellect, but his approach is often not easily understood by people who do not have the same historical perspective. Another aspect that hinders the book is the fact that Tarpley repeats himself several times throughout the book, which gives the feeling that it was a book that was written with a great deal of haste.
Since this book was written prior to Obama even winning the Democratic nomination, it's an important text to reflect on. Tarpley had Obama figured out possibly before anyone else.
Instead, this book tackles the history of fascism, the geopolitical strategy of the Brzezinski group, the politics of Obama's main advisors and supporters, and a history of Jimmy Carter's Presidency as it relates to his relationship with Zbigniew Brzezinski. After a study of these topics and people, the central question becomes obvious: did Obama choose these people, or did these people choose Obama?
One of the reasons this book is so important is clear when we consider the reasoning the American people had when electing Bush. Everyone knew he wasn't a foreign policy genius, but the average Bush voter figured that if he was surronded with the 'best and brightest' then everthing would turn out alright.
If only we had paid more attention to his advisors - the neocons, vulcans and members of the infamous Project for a New American Century - we could have predicted and maybe averted our latest adventures in the Middle East.
For this same reason, we should make sure we study Obama's advisors and determine what Obama's "Change" will really look like before it is too late.
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