Washington ignores, or at least tries to ignore, its own direct and indirect responsibilities in the creation of the Islamic State, al-Qaida and other expressions of violent fundamentalism.
<i>Future American operations present numerous risks.</i>
The symbol: A few hours before the 13th-anniversary ceremonies of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Barack Obama has not announced the end of the war against terrorism, as he would have liked to one day. He presented the American people with his strategy for [Read more]
Since the days of the Revolutionary War, both doves and hawks have been harmoniously flying over U.S. skies. Unfortunately, the latter have always been more numerous than the noble doves. Wars have been a constant in the history of this country. There have been so many that they seem similar in number to those suffered [Read more]
It is curious that last Wednesday's news that President Obama would hunt down the Islamic State group "wherever they are," including Syria, was made on the eve of the 13th anniversary of 9/11, the date that New York and Washington went down in U.S. history and the weaknesses of the world power, and any democracy for [Read more]
<i>It has become clear for Republicans: Obama has no strategy, he ignores further outbreaks of violence, and the result is that half the region — from Libya through Lebanon, Israel and Syria to Iraq — is set on fire. And it is hard to defend the president’s politics on the Middle East even for Democrats.</i>
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]
In order for his policy to pay, the American president firstly needs some visible results obtained through the policy of soft power (not violent) and progressive pressure.