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Posts Tagged ‘coalition against IS’

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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Iran offers to be West’s natural ally

Posted by seumasach on September 27, 2014

The anti-IS campaign is enabling the West to bury old rivalries and completely transform its foreign policy effectively embracing multipolarity

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

26th September, 2014

The overwhelming majority with which the House of Commons in London passed a few hours earlier the resolution endorsing the government’s proposal to join the US-led military strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq catapults Prime Minister David Cameron to a pivotal role in President Barack Obama’s strategy. With Britain by its side, US doesn’t need the ramshackle “coalition of the willing”, while without Britain, even six Saudi Arabias within that coalition wouldn’t have meant much.

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President expresses concern about globalized terrorism

Posted by seumasach on September 27, 2014

IRNA

25th September, 2014

New York, Sept 25, IRNA — President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday expressed concern about the globalized terrorism and questioned the world leaders whether they have been united against the extremists?

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Germany and France reject Syrian airstrikes

Posted by seumasach on September 23, 2014

First Germany, Now France Folds On Syrian Airstrikes

Zero Hedge

22nd September, 2014

In yet another rather embarrassing event for The White House, just days after President Obama praised the French for helping in the fight against ISIS, and General martin Dempsey noted “the French were our very first ally and they’re with us again now,” French officials have, according to Reuters, ruled out participation in airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. With the fall of France (and Germany already saying “nein”), it appears the broad coalition is now a “coalition of none,” as Obama has stated the US would not go it alone…

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Farage demands West work with Moscow to defeat ISIS

Posted by seumasach on September 17, 2014

RT

16th September, 2014

The West must desist from its staunch opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policy in Ukraine, and form an alliance with Moscow in order to defeat Islamic State (IS), UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has said.

 

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