Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 1, 2016

Obama Speaks on Dakota Access Pipeline and Says Nothing

While Obama does nothing, Dakota Access Pipeline is desecrating sacred sites
and preparing the drill pad for the final assault on the Missouri River.
Drone photos by Myron Dewey, Nov. 2, 2016

Obama breaks his silence on Dakota Access Pipeline, while hearts are broken at Standing Rock

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

President Obama woke up from his coma on Standing Rock, but he's still trying to fool people by saying nothing.
Obama said he wants the situation to "play out" a little more before doing anything. Play out a little more?
How many Lakota youths on horseback need to be shot with rubber bullets? How many women need to be abused by militarized police and strip searched by Morton County, then placed in dog cages with numbers written on their arms? How many Native elderly need to be arrested in ceremony?
What needs to happen Obama, for it to "play out" a little more?

In typical public relations format, Obama spoke and said nothing.
“We’re monitoring this closely, and you know I think that as a general rule my view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans,” Obama said in an interview with Now This, shared with MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” Tuesday. 
“I think that right now the Army Corps [of Engineers] is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline.” “Were going to let it play out for several more weeks and then determine whether or not this can be resolved in a way that I think is properly attentive to traditions of the first Americans,” Obama said, according to The Hill.
Dakota Access Pipeline is almost to the river now, ignoring the request of the Army Corps to voluntarily stop construction. DAPL has enlisted mercenaries, and the corrupt Morton County Sheriff's Department and profiteering Governor of North Dakota, to carry out vicious attacks on water protectors at Standing Rock.
Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier met with Obama in Los Angeles, just before the militarized police attack on Native Americans and allies at Standing Rock last Thursday. Chairman Frazier appealed to Obama to intervene. Obama refused to help, and instead went golfing and to a $100,000 plate dinner for Democrats.
In May, Obama approved a presidential permit for DAPL owners to cross the border into Mexico with their fracked gas. Energy Transfer Partners bulldozed ancient Indian sites in Big Bend after obtaining Obama's permit.

Drone photos by Myron Dewey
Dakota Access Pipeline desecrates sacred sites and
prepares for final assault on Missouri River
Nov. 2, 2016


weeping willow said...

Shame on you Obama

John Abbe said...

I wish he would step in more strongly about the police BS. He's pretty clear though that he's not going to let construction under the river happen until the Army Corps finishes their review. And given what he revealed about the Army Corps considering a reroute, if ETP is smart they'll stop construction up to the river now. It's bad PR, and pretty clearly a waste of money at this point.

Of course most of us won't be satisfied with a reroute, we want the whole project ended. :-)

Unknown said...

This is horrendous Obama wake the hell up these are humans ... Stop turning your head away and bloody start doing something constructive for a change