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Syria: Obama Dismisses Imminent Attacks

September 11, 2014 // Le Point - France - French

<i>The American president admitted on Thursday that the United States does not yet have a strategy for attacking the Islamic State in Syria.</i> “We don’t have a strategy yet”: Barack Obama directly admitted on Thursday that the United States was not in a position to attack the Islamic State in Syria, [Read more]

Who Says that Obama Has No Strategy?

September 11, 2014 // Akhbar Al Khaleej - Bahrain - Arabic

The statement that President Obama made a few days ago, in which he said that thus far he does not have a specific strategy in Iraq and Syria, provoked a broad debate in America. Many people directed fierce criticism at him, while others rushed to his defense. Those criticizing Obama considered this statement [Read more]

Russia and the West’s Diplomatic Impertinence

September 10, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

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. [Read more]

Islamic State: Tactics, Strategy and Effectiveness

September 10, 2014 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

It had not been that many days since the beginning of American bombings against the militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — ISIS in its initials in English, or simply, the Islamic State — when the video that showed the decapitation of the American journalist Foley circulated throughout all [Read more]

Innocent at First Glance

September 9, 2014 // Al-Thawra - Syria - Arabic

The American/European declaration prepares a solid ground for an alliance that fights terrorism in one region, yet ignores countries who have been confronting this terrorism for a long time.

US Strategy to Oppose the Islamic State

September 8, 2014 // Hamshahri - Iran - Persian

<i>The U.S. reaction to the developments we are currently witnessing in Syria and Iraq once again prove the American two-fold approach to the world.</i> It is not the first time that the U.S. has taken a two-pronged approach to engaging with terrorist groups. We remember in particular that American interactions with [Read more]

I See No Greater Coward … than Obama!

September 8, 2014 // Al-Messa - Egypt - Arabic

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]

Journalist Beheaded and Obama Plays Golf

September 8, 2014 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

<i>Obama spoke to the parents of the beheaded journalist on the phone after he made a speech on TV [to say that though] he is shocked, America will not give in to terrorists, after which he went to play golf all day.</i> Even the most loyal Obama fans these days scratch their heads with bewilderment. Two weeks ago, [Read more]
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