Fatster’s news roundup from Memorial Day Weekend, including stories on Syria, UN Security Council, Nick Clegg, Bahrain, Greece, Tony Blair, David Cameron, Berlusconi, China, Fukushima, Brazil, Honduras, and more . . .
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 24, 2012 3:06 pm|
In an attempt to defend President Obama’s foreign policy decisions the Center for American Progress has released a terribly misguided one page chart comparing the Iraq war and the Libya war. The chart’s basic message is that Obama is better than Bush, because Obama is much more thrifty when he launches a war, even an illegal one based on lies.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday March 18, 2011 11:39 am|
Speaking form the east room of the White House this hour, Barack Obama took the opportunity to articulate (or at least give a US government face to) the resolution passed yesterday by the UN Security Council authorizing intervention in the Libyan conflict.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday March 18, 2011 6:30 am|
Claiming his government “takes great interest in protecting civilians,” Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has just declared an “an immediate stop to all military operations.”
The announcement was made within the last half-hour, and shortly after statements by both French and British leaders that airstrikes on Libya would begin “within hours.” The airstrikes were authorized by last night’s vote in the United Nations Security Council.
|By: Siun Sunday February 27, 2011 6:30 am|
We all want “someone” to “DO something” for the people of Libya. Watching the reports of Gadaffi’s brutality, the fear that Gadaffi will go even further grows.
But “do” what?
|By: Niloufar Sunday August 29, 2010 8:38 am|
With the predominantly foreign fantasy regarding a ‘Green’ Iranian revolution basically over, it is easier to focus attention on divisions within Iran’s dominant political factions. A rupture appears to be manifesting itself more and more between the followers of President Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Khamenei.