President Obama did a very good thing here. He and his team deserve great credit for this move.
|By: CTuttle Friday November 22, 2013 3:58 pm|
Mere hours after the ink dried on that Security Pact, in which Kerry assured… No combat role for US forces in Afghanistan, Karzai threw a hard fastball.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 12, 2013 6:40 am|
Yesterday the Iranian government and the UN based IAEA reached an agreement to increase monitoring of Iran’s nuclear sites. The deal comes amidst talks between Iran, the United States and other nations concerning a possible agreement that would help rollback sanctions placed on the country for allegedly pursuing nuclear weapons.
|By: CTuttle Saturday November 9, 2013 8:53 am|
I swear it’s Déjà vu, all over again.
|By: CTuttle Saturday October 5, 2013 8:00 pm|
Did you catch that Calvinball shift?
|By: fairleft Wednesday October 2, 2013 4:04 pm|
Obviously the Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. In the quickest thinking diplomatic moment of all time, he literally prevented an imminent war by taking advantage of a U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bonehead error, where Kerry sneered/joked that aggressive U.S. war on Syria would be called off only if “every single bit” of Syria’s chemical weapons were eliminated in a week. More details are in Syria calls John Kerry’s bluff, agrees to turn over its chemical weapons to UN.
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday September 20, 2013 2:58 pm|
The UN released its report on chemical weapons use in Syria. You can read it here. It’s not that long, just some forty pages including legal appendices. John Kerry says it confirms that the Assad regime fired the gas rockets. Unfortunately, that is not what the actual report says. In a court, Kerry’s case might be seen as circumstantial at best, certainly not enough for a jury to return a guilty verdict in a murder trial.
|By: Pluto Sunday September 15, 2013 8:50 am|
In one of the most pathetic and desperate non-stories I’ve recently read, Foreign Policy published an article pretending that they have scooped the upcoming UN Report.
|By: FeetToDaFire Saturday September 14, 2013 5:20 pm|
It is difficult to trust the judgement or the veracity of what the Secretary of State John Kerry says. If it weren’t bad enough that his talking points don’t explain the real reasons he wants to drop missiles in Syria, the point is further made by the fact that he found it useful or proper to consult with the accused war criminal, Henry Kissinger.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 12, 2013 10:15 am|
Ben Cardin, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said a vote could happen in the Senate “as early as next week” on a backdoor AUMF being crafted by John McCain’s “Gang of 8.” It would give the President the authorization to take military action if certain conditions are not met. (Don’t sleep yet.) Since members of Congress are still declaring their support/opposition to the use of military force in Congress, we’re going to keep tracking them. We’ll be updating this post with Syria news throughout the day.