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Struggle Against ISIS Shields US Oil Grab | CounterCurrents.org

President Barack Obama and Sec. Hagel’s talk of going after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which its regional allies have financed as a proxy force to topple the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, is a cover for their plans to overthrow Assad. But an additional issue at stake is the control of Iraq’s vast energy resources and the supply routes through its territory.

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US says Israel peace deal security guarantees possible | GlobalPost

The United States said Saturday it had conducted its deepest-ever analysis of Israel’s security needs and believed a two-state solution with Palestinians could include sufficient guarantees to safeguard the Jewish state. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry revealed some details of the US effort to convince Israel that its security could be ensured in any final peace ...

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Drones, the Media and Malala’s Message to Obama | FAIR

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai’s visit to the United States was widely covered in the media, including interviews with ABC’s Diane Sawyer (10/11/13), CNN’s Christiane Amanpour (10/14/13) and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show (10/8/13). She was selected as ABC’s “Person of the Week” on October 11, and was considered a serious contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. And for good ...

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Robert Scheer: Obama Remembers He’s Not George W. Bush – Robert Scheer’s Columns | Truthdig

It may come to naught—calls for peace so rarely still the drums of war—but there was a moment Monday when the odds for sanity seemed to finally stand a chance of prevailing. It came when President Obama acknowledged the Russian proposal for Syria to avert war by agreeing to destroy its chemical weapons stock as “a potentially positive development.” It ...

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Putin works Obama shirks | English pravda.ru

Last week the West focused on Syria and Putin focused on a better economy for the world. The Obama fly kept getting into Putin’s eye but he would knock it away when necessary. The question is why is Obama in any economic meeting? He can’t fix the economic debt in America. Even with a Democratic majority in both the House ...

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Obama’s flawed case for a Syria strike | The Great Debate

We should not bomb Syria without a vital national security interest and a precise foreign policy objective. Right now, the Obama administration has not established either. Under the United States’ legal and historical precedents, a president faces the highest burden for justifying military attacks that are essentially optional: actions not required for self-defense and which are not in response to ...

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‘When Obama says Putin is trapped in Cold War logic, it’s true. But so is Obama’ | wonkblog

If Russia would agree, Obama would dramatically reduce the U.S. arsenal. He’s hesitant to do it independently. He wants Russian agreement. But Russia won’t agree. And Russia is hanging all these other issues on nuclear agreement. Putin wants to talk NATO conventional forces. He wants to talk new precision strike weapons the U.S. has that some fear can knock out ...

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