President Obama’s NATO and G8 Summits are a 5 Layered Reelection Cake!

It is so full of Leaven it is headed for a huge worldwide yeast Explosion

It has a beautiful Outer Icing of Deceit that Covers the hot air Inside

Which Consists Of Speech Element Ingredients Without Any Detail

Today, Leaven Is MORE Likely To Be Referred To As Being Yeast

May 23. 2012

In the New Testament, “leaven” is sometimes used symbolically as a concealed element that spreads its corrupt influence through the whole loaf under the crust covering it. I believe this is the case with President Obama’s reelection wedding cake. Many are being attracted by his beautiful smooth vocal icing promises just as they were in 2008, but the leaven is the ingredient which will explode and expose even more the hypocrisy under the icing.

Luke 12:1-3 – In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. [2] For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. [3] Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

Begin Excerpt 1 from UK Guardian via World News

Nato and G8 summits: what did we learn on Afghanistan, aid and the euro?

Barack Obama was joined by world leaders in Camp David and Chicago for intensive talks. But did they make any progress?

Ewen MacAskill in Chicago,

Monday 21 May 2012 15.12 EDT

World leaders will fly home from Chicago on Monday night after completing some of the most intensive negotiations of the year on issues ranging from eradicating hunger to resolution of the eurozone crisis and ending the Afghanistan war.

Seven of the leaders, from Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Japan, Canada and Russia, have been in discussion since joining Barack Obama at his presidential retreat at Camp David on Friday night. More than 40 others arrived for further talks at a convention centre in downtown Chicago on Sunday morning for a two-day Nato summit.

So how much was achieved? What resulted from all those walks in the woods between Obama and the G8 leaders at his Maryland retreat, and during the informal group discussions round the dinner table? And did the Nato summit produce enough positive gains to justify the disruption to the city, whose centre was largely closed down?

Tackling world hunger

In the final communique from Camp David, the leaders said: “The G8 reaffirms its commitment to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.”

In reality, the summit was largely a disappointment for the developing world.

Barack Obama, in a speech in Washington on Friday on the eve of the Camp David talks, announced $3bn in new money for what he billed as a “new alliance” to help lift millions out of hunger.

While aid agencies welcomed this, they cautioned about governments shifting the burden from their own aid budgets to the private sector.

The reason for this warning became apparent at the Camp David. Obama’s announcement of the $3bn was designed in part to disguise the fact that no new government cash is forthcoming.

At the 2009 G8 summit in L’Aquila in Italy, the world leaders committed themselves to spending $22bn over the next three years to lift 50 million people out of world hunger. Obama promised at Camp David to continue this effort, but offered no details of any further commitments.

Of the $22bn promised at L’Aquila, an accountability report published to coincide with the G8 showed only just over half of that has been disbursed so far, 58%.

Monique Mikhail, an Oxfam spokesperson, said: “The report highlights both the good and the bad in the efforts of the G8 to tackle food insecurity and hunger. While the report finds that most G8 countries will meet their funding commitments on food security, it also highlights that disbursement of these funds is painfully slow. A 99% pledged commitment rate sounds fantastic, but not when only 58% of the commitments have actually been disbursed six months from L’Aquila’s completion.”

In a statement, Oxfam criticised the G8 leaders for failing to continue the efforts to tackle world hunger.

Outcome: It is a long way from the heady days of the big spending commitments made at summits such as Gleneagles. The lack of spending commitments at Camp David reflects the present frugality of governments in America and Europe.

Eurozone crisis

The final Camp David communique said: “We welcome the ongoing discussion in Europe on how to generate growth, while maintaining a firm commitment to implement fiscal consolidation to be assessed on a structural basis.”

This was a victory for Obama and the new French president, François Hollande, who pushed German chancellor Angela Merkel to shift the balance from austerity measures to growth. There was also a commitment to help Greece remain in the eurozone.

But the communique was short on detail. Merkel would argue that she is committed to growth, though achieved through deficit-cutting rather than the kind of stimulus packages that Obama and Hollande wanted.

In a one-to-one meeting between Obama and Merkel, the president helped flesh out the details a bit, with Merkel pledging to support a stimulus package for Greece.

But the reality is that the US has little leverage in the eurozone crisis and the hard decisions will be taken at Euro meetings later this week and next.

Outcome: A shift in language in favour of a growth strategy but this is undermined by the lack of any details of a stimulus package.


In the Nato communique, the heads of state and government claimed the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan was on track and “irreversible”, and would provide a new non-combat Nato mission in Afghanistan after 2014 “to train, advise and assist” the Afghan army.

The US has secured the $4.1bn it needed to fund this ten-year programme of assistance which will involve a Nato force of about 15,000-20,000.

Obama, after meeting Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai in Chicago on Sunday, insisted that within the next two years the war in Afghanistan as we know it would be over.

In spite of his bullish tone, reality bit. Pakistan is a key player in any final political settlement in Afghanistan but US hopes of a deal with its president, Asif Ali Zardari, failed to materialise.

Relations between Pakistan and the US may have worsened. Obama refused to meet Zardari, which the Pakistan government will see as a snub. Obama’s refusal is mainly because Zardari is demanding an apology and much higher fees for re-opening the supply lines between Pakistan and Afghanistan, which were closed in protest at drone strikes and the killing of two dozen Pakistani troops in November in a US air strike.

Obama is also struggling to prevent the international force in Afghanistan from rushing to the exits. Hollande is standing by his election pledge to remove all French combat troops by the end of the year, though he has softened this by saying France will remain engaged in Afghanistan in other, as yet unspecified ways.

Huge problems remain. How effective will the Afghan army be when it takes the lead, since the Afghan police force is so unreliable? Will Karzai stick by the constitution that prevents him standing for re-election in 2014? Even if he does, will he be replaced by a Northern Alliance warlord that could make the chance of resolving the conflict even more remote?

Outcome: Obama had hoped to be able to use the Nato summit to announce a political settlement between the Karzai government and the Taliban, but that fell apart when the Taliban left secret talks in March. The summit, in spite of the positive wording of the communique, only served to highlight the problems facing Nato as it begins its withdrawal.

Missile defence

There is an exhibit in the centre of the press room at the Chicago summit that is grandly billed as the European ballistic missile centre.

On Monday, Nato declared: “Today, we have declared an interim ballistic missile defence capability as an initial step to establish Nato’s missile defence system, which will protect all Nato European territories, populations and forces.”

A video at the exhibit shows an elaborate array of communications systems and weaponry designed to bring down hostile missiles.

In spite of the Nato declaration, only the first phase has been agreed, basically the establishment of a command structure. The lack of progress is a reflection of the present cash-strapped European and US economies.

Outcome: European missile defence dressed up as progress, but in reality a victim of austerity.

Obama’s re-election

It does no harm for Obama to be shown on television in the company of world leaders. Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign press releases in relation to the G8 and Nato have largely been ignored by the media.

But Obama had been hoping for a major announcement at Chicago, possibly a political settlement with the Taliban, something that would have allowed him to declare the war in Afghanistan over. That has not happened.

The G8 and Nato summits have not dominated television coverage in the US, other than the clashes between the police and protesters in Chicago.

Outcome: Impact on Obama’s election campaign? Minimal.

Begin Excerpt 2 frolm DEBKAfile Special Report

Leadership window dressing at G8 and NATO summits

DEBKAfile Special Report

May 21, 2012, 11:02 AM (GMT+02:00)

On the return flight to Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov filled in the space left by his Prime Minister Dmitri Medvadev’s silence at Camp David Saturday, May 20 with a large dose of skepticism on Iran.

Contradicting President Barack Obama’s statement that diplomacy was preferable to military action, Ryabkov said that the G8 leaders’ readiness to tap into emergency oil stockpiles quickly this summer “is one of the many various signals coming from various sources that the military option (on Iran) is considered as realistic and possible.”

He added: “We are receiving signals, both through public and intelligence channels, that this option is now being reviewed in some capitals as more applicable in this situation,’ said the Russian official.

His words to reporters were in fact a Russian signal to Tehran not to trust American diplomacy and concessions because the US and its allies were at the same time preparing for war.

As for the NATO weekend summit in Chicago, the decisions taken under Barack Obama’s leadership appear even less feasible. NATO issued a strong statement of support for the Eurozone. However, none of the leaders present came with remedies for pulling the continent out of its existential economic crisis.

Sunday, May 20, a former Greek finance minister warned that kicking Greece out would “open the gates of hell for Europe,” while British economists warned the UK economy “would never recover” if the euro collapsed.

The decision to withdraw all alliance troops from Afghanistan by the year 2014 is technically unfeasible so long as Pakistan refuses to allow them to cross through its territory and depart from its Indian Ocean and Arab Sea ports.

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