Posted by seumasach on March 1, 2014
Fort much of the left and libertarian movement Obama is a fascist tyrant. For the neo-cons, however, he is nothing but a wimp. Krauthammer certainly has a point in regarding Obama’s intervention as very low-key.
Krauthammer on Ukraine: ‘Everybody is shocked by the weakness of Obama’s statement’
28th February, 2014
Charles Krauthammer told viewers Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s statement on the latest Ukraine developments showed “weakness,” and implied that “we’re not really going to do anything” about the political upheaval in Ukraine.
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Posted by seumasach on February 27, 2014
Obama and Karzai agree to part ways
The US president Barack Obama’s telephone call to Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Tuesday is a rare happening, given the poor equations between the two leaders, and it was intended to flag a ‘turning point’ in the White House’s strategy for the period beyond 2014. It comes just before an important NATO meeting at defence minister level in Brussels and at a time when for the first time the majority opinion among the American public has begun casting doubts on the raison d’etre of the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
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Posted by seumasach on February 25, 2014
20th February, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (KUNA) — President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues, including the growing terrorism in Syria.
The two leaders discussed “the importance of close cooperation between our the two countries to address the growing terrorist presence in Syria and on the shared interest in continuing efforts to advance a political solution to the Syria conflict,” said the White House in a statement late on Wednesday.
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Posted by seumasach on February 20, 2014
19th February, 2014
The live wire of the Saudi royal house’s drive against President Barack Obama’s détente with Tehran has been dropped. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s National Security Adviser and Intelligence Director, has not been seen for more than a month. He was reported by DEBKAfile’s US and Saudi sources Wednesday, Feb. 19, to have been removed from the tight policy-making circle in Riyadh.
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Posted by seumasach on February 20, 2014
“Prince Miteb and Mohammed bin Nayef, they are in charge,” the adviser said. The world will see a “new strategy for Syria—quieter, more open, not too extreme. There will be more politics to it, and probably much less military.”
Saudi Arabia Replaces Key Official in Effort to Arm Syria Rebels
Wall Street Journal
19th February, 2014
Saudi Arabia has sidelined its veteran intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, as leader of the kingdom’s efforts to arm and fund Syrian rebels, replacing him with another prince well-regarded by U.S. officials for his successes fighting al-Qaeda, Saudi royal advisers said this week.
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Posted by seumasach on February 18, 2014
This neo-con view of Obama’s Middle East policy is in marked contrast to that of the left. The left see nothing but growing US belligerence, a new cold war, retreat by Iran, renewed possibility of an attack on Syria and an intractable Israel. Bolton’s view is actually more realistic pointing to the ebbing of US global power and the consequent concessions to one-time enemies. Bolton, of course, hopes that US diplomacy will fail, as do so many vested, lobby interests in the vague hope of returning to the Anglo-American global hegemony agenda. He darkly evokes “another 9/11, another disaster” which “will produce the necessary awakening.”
18th February, 2014
President Obama has three significant Middle East diplomatic initiatives underway, treating, respectively, Iran’s nuclear weapons program; Syria’s deadly, exhausting conflict; and the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian dispute. Into these negotiations, Obama and his administration have poured enormous amounts of American prestige, time and effort.
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Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2014
30th January, 2014
In a future update of The Devil’s Dictionary, the famed Ambrose Bierce dissection of the linguistic hypocrisies of modern life, a single word will accompany the entry for “Pacific pivot”: retreat.
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Posted by seumasach on January 27, 2014
27th January, 2013
The question of the Syrian opposition’s representation at the Geneva 2 Conference may seem incongruous now that the inaugural meeting in Montreux is already behind us. On the contrary, it remains the central issue. The National Coalition, who spoke before the cameras, has been abandoned by almost all its components and has lost its antennas in Syria. The sole purpose of its presence at the public session was to satisfy Saudi Arabia. It should now quickly give up its seat to other players.
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Posted by seumasach on January 13, 2014
13th January, 2014
The US president Barack Obama lost no time to greet the agreement reached yesterday between Iran and ‘P5+1′ opening the Iran nuclear program to “new and more frequent inspections”. Obama knows — and he knows we know — that, finally, slowly but surely, the historic legacy of this extraordinary statesman is taking shape in front of our eyes.
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Posted by seumasach on January 11, 2014
“The Senate bill also calls for “diplomatic, military and economic support” to Israel in case Tel Aviv decides to launch an attack against Iran’s nuclear energy program.”
Congress wants war against Iran, White House asks
11th January, 2014
The White House says some American lawmakers want the United States to attack Iran as they are supporting a new bill to impose further sanctions against the country.
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Posted by seumasach on December 12, 2013
Israeli National News
12th December, 2013
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni attacked the Jewish Home party Thursday, accusing it of deliberately seeking to sabotage talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA) by advocatingconstruction projects for Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria
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