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Recognizing neocon failure shows Obama has come to his senses?

Posted by seumasach on October 13, 2015

This is significant and timely reassessment of Obama by Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts

Global Research

12th October, 2015

Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge and others are misinterpreting Steve Kroft’s interview with President Obama.  They see weakness and confusion in Obama’s responses and conclude that Kroft shredded Obama.  

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Erdoğan’s ‘election war’

Posted by seumasach on August 11, 2015

“A U.S. condemnation of the crackdown on HDP — and Kurds more generally — could carry considerable weight. The U.S. holds significant leverage in terms of Turkey’s forays across international borders. The U.S. doesn’t have to back Turkey strikes in Qandil. It can insist that if Turkey won’t participate in the anti-ISIS coalition under U.S. direction, that it better not strike Syrian Kurdistan, even inadvertently.”


11th August, 2015

ISTANBUL — Turkey sustained an unprecedented slew of militant attacks Monday, the product of a controversial “war on terror” instigated by an interim government under the guidance of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iran: Gulf players willing to abandon old narratives

Posted by seumasach on August 11, 2015


Asia Times

10th August, 2015

The Iran nuclear deal is yet to cross the Rubicon of approval by the US Congress and the going got a bit tough last weekend with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Eliot Engel, two top congressional Democrats, announcing their objection to the deal. Schumer claimed he made the decision “after deep study, careful thought, and considerable soul-searching,” while Engel is yet to lay bare his soul. But never mind; the debate in the US looks increasingly surreal.

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Victory in Vienna

Posted by seumasach on July 22, 2015

Justin Raimondo


15th July, 2015

The historic agreement signed by the P5+1 and the government of Iran marks a turning point in America’s relations with the world. It reverses the momentum of nearly fifteen years of constant warfare and puts us on a path to peace.

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Greece: Obama leads from behind

Posted by seumasach on July 9, 2015

The idea that Obama is pushing Germany to bail out Greece in order to prevent Russia and China from doing so has become topical over the last few days. According to this article, Obama is not ding that but, rather, just sitting back again under the pretext of not wanting to alienate their main “ally against Russia”, Germany

Why Obama Is Leaving Greece To Fend For Itself Against Germany

Huffington Post

8th July, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is effectively sitting out the contentious talks over the festering economic crisis in Greece, despite increasingly extreme demands from the German government in the wake of last week’s Greek referendum.

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Obama extracts GCC support for Iran deal

Posted by seumasach on May 20, 2015


Indian Punchline

The summing up of the meeting at Camp David on Thursday between President Barack Obama and “Heads of Delegations” of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] member states couldn’t have been an easy job. To begin with, the planned summit didn’t quite happen in the absence of several key leaders from the GCC side. Except for the leaders of Kuwait and Qatar, the other 4 declined the US invitation. Funnily, the king of Bahrain, an important regional ally that houses the US Navy’s 5th Fleet, preferred to instead visit a horse show in Britain.

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Face it, Obama. Without Assad, you’ve got no strategy in Syria

Posted by seumasach on January 26, 2015

Gelb, president emeritus and board senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), recommends “a strategy that includes Assad and Iran as the key players in countering the jihadis.” All in all, this article provides great insight into the conflicts within the US administration, specifically between the Pentagon and the State Department.

Leslie H.Gelb

The Daily Beast

22nd January, 2015

If the administration does not come up with a clear plan to defeat the jihadis and end the Syrian war, Congress should not sign on to it.

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Moscow will not allow new cold war

Posted by seumasach on January 21, 2015


21st January, 2015

MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Russia will not allow a new cold war as it is impossible to ensure global security through unilateral actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told an annual press conference on Wednesday.

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Obama takes heat for not attending ‘anti-terror’ Paris rally

Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2015

This is rather reminiscent of the Obama administration’s boycott of the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.


12th January, 2015

President Barack Obama and other US officials are receiving criticism for not attending Saturday’s ‘Unity March’ in Paris. The rally included more than 40 world leaders who showed solidarity with 17 victims of multiple attacks last week.


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Obama renounces imperialism

Posted by seumasach on January 4, 2015

“America’s never been in the business of colonizing other countries and grabbing their resources; we’ve never been in the business of bullying folks into doing things that we can’t do for ourselves. Where we have done that, by the way, it’s never worked out all that well. That’s not our best tradition.”


29th December, 2014

NPR’s wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care, the midterm elections and extending democracy in the Middle East.

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Obama calms Russia ties

Posted by seumasach on January 4, 2015

“Clearly, President Barack Obama has set his mind on a grand strategy to involve Russia to commence a keen search for conflict resolution in Ukraine and Syria and to put the necessary underpinnings in place for an agreement with Iran.”


Indian Punchline

3rd January, 2015

The New Year has got off to a flying start with four diplomatic tracks leading the way – four seemingly different, yet interconnected, tracks. They relate to the Iran nuclear issue, Ukraine, Syria and the overarching crisis in Russia’s relations with the West.

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