Tag Archives: Obama

The Destruction of the Turkish Army

Since the abortive coup attempt in Turkey there have been truckloads of political pontifications  concerning the future course of the Sultan Erdogan’s “new Turkey.” Most  of the Western leadership and the Arab Gulf states have announced their support for the … Continue reading

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Islamism and Islam – Update

  Below is a  paste of an extract from an article in the Wall Street Journal ( 12 Dec 20015) written by Maajid Nawaz, a liberal Muslim, originally from Pakistan now living in the U.K.   “Islam is a religion, … Continue reading

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Obama and Russia

Obama ‘s Middle East Policy. Does He Have One? Does anyone care? I Have not been doing my blog lately. Partially because of disgust with the leadership, or more accurately the total lack of leadership, starting and centering in the … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern Potpourri

It has been a while since I have posted. Part of the reason is the one-week I spent as a cultural advisor with a U.S. marine detachment preparing to go to a Middle Eastern country. The week was spent going … Continue reading

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Iraqi PM Nuri Maliki comes To Town

Is Iraq At Turning Point? Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki was in Washington asking for help from the Obama administration.  He tried to refurbish his image, which has never been high in the US media. Unpopular from the beginning because the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Doctrine: Kowtow to Your Enemies, Kick Your Allies

The latest example of the hapless and sophomoric Obama administration approach to foreign policy is the suspension of military aid to Egypt.  Who is being punished by this move? Who benefits? Well, of course internally, the vastly unpopular Muslim Brotherhood … Continue reading

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We Achieved Peace in Our Time

There is no doubt that the main stream media that has been very uncomfortable trying to avoid calling Obama’s  leadership into question, Even a few liberals have noticed that the emperor is not wearing any clothes. But when Putin threw … Continue reading

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If You Understand the U.S Policy toward Syria, Please Stand Up

After a bewildering week of events and non events, no one can honestly say they know what is going on with our policy in or toward Syria. Perhaps most people are already bored and the news media has returned to … Continue reading

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Attack on Syria: The Regional Implications

As the Alice in Wonderland process continues in Washington with clueless  John Kerry insisting to congress that the  Syrian rebels are a bunch of Jeffersonian democrats, and the out-of touch political class seemingly ready to vote for a war no … Continue reading

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Syria.. Again

At first I was totally against the attack on Syria mostly because I have no confidence in our political or military leadership. They have given the world the impression of confusion and weakness…mostly because that is really the way it is. A very … Continue reading

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