Browsing All Posts filed under »FOREIGN AFFAIRS«

Obama’s Annoying, Calculated Silence

March 18, 2011


Has Obama learned a thing or two winging his way across the globe on his beloved Air Force One?  Is the country on auto-pilot?  This has been going on since last spring.  There was a period of frenzied activity and eloquent speeches for the fall, 2010 elections and then back to meetings with the Cabinet […]

The Selling and Sellout of Prince Andrew – Where Need Meets Greed In Politics and Trade

March 9, 2011


Fergie is not the only one to have tried to sell access to Andrew.  She was unsuccessful when the British Government and its handmaiden, private industries including those  involved in arms sales have been.  In a very real sense, there may be those who will benefit from throwing a wrench into his ability to perform […]

Libya – US Repositions Military Assets Offshore. Special Ops In Country 1 March 2011

March 1, 2011


According to Prison Planet, the aircraft carrier Enterprise has been repositioned in the Gulf region and it may not have been the best move: Earlier today, we reported that the US military is in the process of repositioning its forces in the area around Libya “to be able to provide flexibility and options.” And while […]

Gates: “History’s Dustbin Littered With Countries/Powers that Have Underestimated the US”

November 11, 2010


Veteran’s Day Tribute to our Troops and To The Individuals who Guide Their Current and Future Deployment. A few days ago, ABC News correspondent Cynthia McFadden interviewed Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the first joint interview they have granted while overseas. They  have been a remarkable team. […]

Obama to India Hat-In-Hand

November 8, 2010


The President who has done the most to muddy the waters of co-operation and understanding in foreign affairs is now in Asia, hat in hand, cruising for crumbs, The economic agreement that will bring jobs to Boeing and others related to aircraft manufacture is neither new nor surprising.  There were no joint ventures announced or […]

Al Jazeera Article Incites Opposition to US in the So-Called “Militarization” of Border with Mexico

September 18, 2010

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I have often quoted al Jazeera in this space.  Their reporting is, for the most part, well-researched and fairly straight on.  But I reprint here a recent article that had my blood at the boil.  It is the most slanted propaganda I have seen on that site in a while and not well-researched. They have […]

Imam Rauf as Agent for Muslim Dominance – The Larry King Interview 9/9

September 9, 2010


Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has represented the US in the Middle East on issues dealing with relations with Muslims for two Administrations.  He is also the founder of the Cordoba Initiative, the Muslim group that will build a mosque and cultural center near ground zero. Interviewed on Larry King last night, he foresees a setup […]

Barack Obama’s Political Death Wish

August 15, 2010


It’s almost as if he determined at the outset that he would be a one term president. He is a realist.  From his initial press conference to his trips abroad, he never said anything off-hand and much of what he said was controversial.  If he were on trial, his attorneys would have advised that he […]

Obama at the Helm Charts a Course Worthy of Jules Feiffer as Fred Astaire

August 9, 2010


In reviewing some old Jules Feiffer cartoons I have saved over the years, I came upon one of  his most famous.  It  centers around his fascination with Fred Astaire.  He wants to be a great dancer like Fred (Feiffer was taken with the dance as seen in his work). Since he cannot be as disciplined […]

Iran Nuclear Program Setbacks – Sabotage, Propaganda or Wishful Thinking

July 23, 2010


At this point, it’s anybody’s guess what the current state of Iran’s nuclear program is. For all we know both it and Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction are all in Syria and we have been playing cat and mouse with the wrong regime.  But the Financial Times had this bit of news yesterday: Iran has […]

WaPo Brings National Security Info All Together in One Place and That’s the Problem

July 20, 2010


Dana Priest, co-author of the much anticipated report for the Washington Post on how national security in this country is handled was on CNN this morning.  Asked if her references to certain businesses and locations would be a breach of security she said that, in most of the report, she and William M. Arkin “fuzzed” […]


June 26, 2010

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And now for the Conservative view of author, talk show host and blogger Debbie Shussel, In her latest post,she  has taken out after the Obama for courting Syria by reinstating diplomatic relations. and through other means. Her starting point, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Post-Dubai, Syria on Rise,” with a generous helping […]


June 25, 2010

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FROM HAAREZ Published 17:15 21.06.10 Latest update 17:15 21.06.10 Brazil drops role in Iran nuclear dispute Brazil’s foreign minister says support of Iran to be scaled back after UN Security Council decided on new Iran sanctions; Iran bars 2 UN inspectors in escalating nuclear row. By News Agencies Tags: Israel news Iran nuclear UN IAEA […]

Iran Hardens Stand on Nukes

June 8, 2010


Ahead of the upcoming UN vote on fresh sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear program, it’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has leveled his sights at the US and Russia with dire warnings for both.  He insists that they take this last opportunity to embrace the fuel swap agreement brokered by Brazil and Turkey. The deal […]

Turkey – Israeli Raid a Turning Point. Drifts into Russia, Iran, Brazil Sphere

June 2, 2010


The Jerusalem Post has put forth this analysis of where Turkey now stands in relation to western democracies in addition to providing a look at its deteriorating relationship with Israel. Relations between Israel and Turkey are at a new low and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing a great deal to exacerbate the situation. […]


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