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Obama’s diplomatic philosophy revealed in his message to Europe

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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 11:45 pm

To the Editor:

President Barack Obama’s message to Europe in the 3/27 KDH revealed his diplomatic philosophy. It stressed the importance of peace, cooperation and the equality of all people.

He contrasted the evils of colonialism with preferred independence. He suggested that boundaries between countries should not be redrawn with force as is the case with Russia and Ukraine. It reminded me of how candidate districts in North America are sometimes illegally gerrymandered to force the election of one candidate over another.

The president cautioned against casual indifference as we witness reverting to the old way of doing things as before the Iron Curtain came down. He reminded us of the consequences of complacency. Might, as he stated, does not make right. He contrasted dictatorship with democracy, reminding us that man’s darkest impulses are not dead. He reiterated that the G-7 nations were not interested in having Russia as a part of their alliance. The G-7 firmly supports Ukraine and is against Russia’s brute force against Ukraine.

It was interesting to note during his speech, that President Obama’s father fought in Patton’s army against fascism. The American Heritage Dictionary states the right is conservative in political views. The left is characterized as egalitarian or advocating political, economic and legal equality for all. Fascism is defined as a system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism. Sometimes the right seems way too close to the definition of fascism. But this is just my opinion.

Claudia L. Brown, Ph.D.

Former Killeen council member

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  • ImJustSayin posted at 6:43 am on Mon, Apr 21, 2014.

    ImJustSayin Posts: 196

    Maybe the Iron Curtain needs to be put back up ................

  • Roody2 posted at 5:20 pm on Sun, Apr 13, 2014.

    Roody2 Posts: 849

    "It was interesting to note during his speech, that President Obama’s father fought in Patton’s army against fascism."

    I'm glad you cleared that up. If Obama said it, it has to be true.

  • Eliza posted at 8:58 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    Eliza Posts: 1093


    It was interesting to note during his speech, that President Obama’s father fought in Patton’s army against fascism.

    There are so many things in the above letter that I don't agree with,
    pertaining to the President.
    Too many to take time to give a real rebuttal

    But I do want to bring to the writer's attention, one of the simplest,

    The statement you made above about Obamas father military service.

    Obamas FATHER, DID NOT do service in the U.S. military, He did not, serve in Patton’s army against fascism.
    You are confused about what you evidently thought were facts.

    It was supposedly (By Obamas 'supposedly' own written words),
    his American Grandfather.

    Obama was confused himself when he told the story of his GRAND father supposedly going into a concentration camp to help rescue POW's inside those German Nazi controlled camps.

    But so many ill conceived 'facts' have been told to the people , its not hard to understand the writter's confusion.