The genius of 9/11 was to provoke the United States and its allies into behaving exactly like the monsters al-Qaida and other jihadi groups had long argued they were. Once again, U.S. warplanes and remote-controlled killer air robots will rain death upon people,the vast majority of whom were innocent and had nothing to do with the group responsible for beheading those poor journalists.
The problem is, in the past, when America led the world in its missions, it always put its own interests first.
On Wednesday night, Barack Obama gave a speech that he never could have imagined having to give. Just one day short of 13 years after the September 11 attacks, the president put the United States on the path of another war — or, more accurately, a revisited war — and cultivated public opinion with similar illusions [Read more]
Yesterday, on the eve of the start of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Wales, the Russian government rejected calls to reformulate the NATO-Russia Council’s founding treaty, a document dating back to 1997 that sets the limits for the deployment of the military alliance’s troops in Eastern Europe.
I can't think of a single president of any country — advanced or underdeveloped — worth calling "cowardly" like U.S. President Barack Obama, whose country is regarded as the strongest politically, militarily and economically.
After the slaughter of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the largest [Read more]
Iraq, Syria, Libya, Ukraine: Four political and military crises, four fronts where the complexity of the situations makes finding solutions difficult, four terrains where the U.S. is being asked to take the lead in political or military interventions. But Barack Obama refuses to cede to these demands, preferring [Read more]
Obama remains trapped. On the one hand, he is harassed by his own doubts and those of many of his aides, including important voices in the Pentagon, advising on the risks of American involvement in the conflict in Syria. However, on the other hand, for two and a half years an unsustainable pressure has been building [Read more]