Obama not so upset about dozens of children killed in drone strikes he personally ordered
Source: Paul Joseph Watson
Despite the fact that drone strikes personally approved by Barack Obama have killed dozens of children around the world, the White House has pulled another crass PR stunt by releasing a photograph of Obama looking upset at the moment he was told the news about the Sandy Hook school massacre.
“The President, who has described the day of the shootings as the ‘worst day of my presidency,’ is seen bowing his head and closing his eyes as John Brennan, his deputy national security adviser, informs him about the tragic events unfolding in Newtown, Connecticut,” reports the Daily Mail.
The release of the photo three weeks after the shooting seems to have no other purpose than to act as a poster child for the White House’s ongoing gun grabbing agenda, set to begin in earnest with California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s draconian gun control bill.
The release of the image follows Obama’s speech shortly after the tragedy when he began shedding tears as he talked about how the children killed in the shooting, “Had their entire lives ahead of them. Birthdays, graduations, weddings. Kids of their own.”
Critics immediately seized upon the hypocrisy of the sight of Obama crying over dead kids, noting that the innumerable drone strikes he personally ordered have killed at least 168 children in Pakistan alone – over eight times the number killed by gunman Adam Lanza.
Indeed, a staggering 98% of the victims of Obama’s drone strike policy have been innocent civilians, with just one alleged terrorist killed per 50 fatalities.
In another twist of hypocrisy, the man delivering the news in the photograph, John Brennan,actually helps Obama decide who to target with the very drone strikes that have killed so many children.
The Obama administration has not been shy in using staged photo-ops to push its political agenda.
Shortly after the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan, the White House released a series of situation room photos alleging to show Obama, Hillary Clinton and members of the White House security team watching the assassination of Bin Laden on a “live” video feed.
In one particularly dramatic photo, Hillary Clinton is seen with her hand anxiously clasped over her mouth as if reacting to a crucial event. Other photos show Obama and his staff with stern faces as they discuss the operation while it unfolds.
The photos were described by many as having “historical significance,” forming a “captivating” record of Obama’s greatest success and being the “defining moment” of his Presidency.
We were also told by the media that, “The leader of the free world saw the terror chief shot in the left eye.”
However, it subsequently emerged that Obama, Clinton and the rest of the officials in the photos could not possibly have seen the execution of Bin Laden because according to CIA director Leon Panetta, there was a 25 minute blackout of the live feed which was cut off before the US Navy SEALS even entered the building.
The notion that Obama “saw the terror chief shot in the left eye” live on video was a total fabrication. At best, the photos were cynically misrepresented by the White House and the mainstream media, at worst, they were completely staged to add a contrived dramatic spin to the unfolding wall-to-wall press coverage of the Bin Laden assassination.
A technical analysis of the photos also brought up numerous anomalies that suggested the entire scene could have been a cynical cut and paste concoction.
Reuters and AP photojournalists also described how they witnessed Obama stage photos that were purportedly taken during a White House speech in which Obama discussed the death of Bin Laden and yet were carefully set-up after the speech was had finished, including Obama’s 30 second walk to the podium.