Regular visitors may have noticed that I’ve said little to nothing about the upcoming U.S. presidential elections.This isn’t because I have no opinions on them, the candidates, or electoralism in general. I’ll get around to it, eventually. It’s really just such a drag. In the meantime, and maybe as a bit of a pre-cursor to why I think such things are a drag, I’m giving you the following.

It was forwarded to me by a friend, but unfortunately without info about who the original author is (and without references, links, etc). Do your own research, I guess, if you doubt the authenticity of it. As well, I’d be glad to give credit to whoever did this investigating, if anyone knows. One thing’s for sure, I do not have the audacity to be hopeful about the kind of world these people will give us, even if it’s some kind of relative improvement from the pure madness of the Bush administration.Better is not good, folks. Being a pace ahead of a slow runner is, nonetheless, no proof of running fast.

“Obama’s top adviser is Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski gave an interview to the French press a number of years ago where he boasted about the fact that it was he who created the whole Afghan jihadi movement,the movement that Osama bin Laden. And he was asked by the interviewer, ‘Well, don’t you think this might have had some bad consequences?’ And Brzezinski replied, ‘Absolutely not. It was definitely worth it, because we were going after the Soviets.

Another key Obama adviser, Anthony Lake, was the main force behind the U.S. invasion of Haiti in the mid-Clinton years during which they brought back Aristide essentially in political chains,who pledged to support a World Bank/IMF overhaul of the economy, which resulted in an increase in malnutrition deaths among Haitians and set the stage for the current ongoing political disaster in Haiti.

“Another Obama adviser, General Merrill McPeak, an Air Force man, was “the man overseeing the delivery to Indonesia of U.S. fighter planes not  long after the Dili massacre in East Timor in ’91.

“Another key Obama adviser, Dennis Ross, advised Clinton and both Bushes. He oversaw U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine. He pushed the principle that the legal rights of the Palestinians, the rights recognized under international law, must be subordinated to the needs of the Israeli government — in other words, their desire to expand to do whatever they want in the Occupied Territories.

“And Ross was one of the people who, interestingly, led the political assault on former Democratic President Jimmy Carter. Carter is no peacenik — Carter is the one who bears ultimate responsibility for that Timor terror that Holbrooke was involved in. But Ross led an assault on him, because, regarding Palestine, Carter was so bold as to agree with Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa that what Israel was doing in the Occupied Territories was tantamount to apartheid. And so, Ross was one of those who fiercely attacked him.”

“Another Obama adviser is Sarah Sewall, who heads a human rights center at Harvard and is a former Defense official. She wrote the introduction to General Petraeus’s Marine Corps/Army counterinsurgency handbook, the handbook that is now being used  worldwide by U.S. troops in various killing operations.”

That’s the Obama team.