President Obama is fresh out of allies for his war with Syria. With yesterday’s no vote in the British House of Commons and the recognition that Russia and China will block any UN resolution, the only option left for Obama is a unilateral, non-Congressionally sanctioned act of military aggression. And that’s just what he plans to do.
|By: DSWright Friday August 30, 2013 6:35 am|
|By: DSWright Sunday August 25, 2013 9:35 am|
According to a report by German newspaper Der Spiegel the NSA bugged the New York Headquarters of the United Nations. The NSA is said to have hacked into the UN’s video conferencing system and coded communications.
|By: CTuttle Saturday August 24, 2013 8:00 pm|
God Help the Syrians.
|By: Tom Engelhardt Monday July 8, 2013 7:30 pm|
The 30-year-old history of U.S. foreign policy: now, there’s a dynamite issue! Explosive, in fact. Far too dangerous, it turns out, for Americans to be informed about or have access to basic documents about — so you might conclude from a recent report at Steven Aftergood’s website Secrecy News.
According to him, “A 1991 statute mandated that the State Department publish the documentary record of U.S. foreign policy (known as Foreign Relations of the United States, or FRUS) no later than 30 years after the events described.” They were years behind when President Obama, still in his sunshine mode, hit the Oval Office and ordered State “to complete the processing of the backlog of 25-year-old records awaiting declassification by the end of December 2013.”
|By: CTuttle Saturday June 22, 2013 2:30 pm|
Before I dive into all the breaking news on our miserable Syrian foreign policy, let’s look at what Russian FM Lavrov had to say today…
|By: CTuttle Wednesday May 1, 2013 8:00 pm|
Lawmakers say Syrian chemical weapons could menace U.S.
|By: dakine01 Monday April 22, 2013 4:25 pm|
The first Earth day was declared by the UN for March 21, 1970 but for the US, the date of April 22 was established by then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. I do not really recall anything from either of the “Earth Days” from 1970.
|By: DSWright Friday February 8, 2013 5:10 pm|
A report by the United Nations Committee of the Rights Of The Child is causing a stir in Washington and Brussels. The report claims the US and NATO bombing campaign has lead to the deaths of hundreds of Afghan children in recent years.
|By: CTuttle Saturday December 1, 2012 1:10 pm|
As Electronic Intifada’s Ali Abunimah clearly points out in that Al Jazeera interview, it was truly a hollow victory for the Palestinians.
|By: EdwardTeller Thursday November 29, 2012 12:58 pm|
“The UN General Assembly is set to approve an implicit recognition of Palestinian statehood today despite threats by the United States and Israel to punish the Palestinian Authority by withholding funds for the West Bank government.”