U.S. sends strongly-worded ‘Media Note’ on Russian military actions in Syria

Interesting times.

Obama smirkNow we’re finally deploying the big guns.

We’ve had six weeks of fruitless palaver as Russia built up a military force in Syria, and 48 hours of misdirection and excuse-making from the White House, as Russia put the military force to work bombing non-ISIS targets – some of them linked to U.S.-backed rebels.

When was the joke going to end, and the American response start?  Even some Obama supporters were starting to get nervous. Continue reading “U.S. sends strongly-worded ‘Media Note’ on Russian military actions in Syria”

Obama admin throws fuel on fire, warns Israel could be dragged into Iraq conflict

A screw-up too far.

 

Image via National Journal (6 Jun 2104 article by Kevin Baron entitled "Meet the Insurgency: Inside the Liberal Takeover of U.S. National Security")
Image via National Journal (6 Jun 2014 article by Kevin Baron entitled “Meet the Insurgency: Inside the Liberal Takeover of U.S. National Security”)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Kerry tries desperately to force deal of century on Iran

Such a deal Obama has for them…

 

Chasing Iran around the planet.
Chasing Iran around the planet.

Objectively, the deal being offered to Iran in the talks in Geneva is a very good one, for Iran.  Iran already, preemptively, has either announced delays in disputed activities like starting up new centrifuge arrays and continuing construction at the Arak plutonium reactor, or has actually suspended them.  As regards those points of negotiation, Iran wouldn’t even have to change her reported plans over the next six months to comply with the six-month interim deal on offer. Continue reading “Kerry tries desperately to force deal of century on Iran”

Whither Camp David?

Is anyone THIS inept?

In deciding the famous case between two women claiming the same child, King Solomon propounded his “splitting the baby” solution because he knew there would be no need to actually cut the baby in two.  It would be clear from the claimants’ responses who the real mother was.

The Obama administration, by contrast, makes “splitting the baby” a regular feature of its policies.  This is invariably a bad idea.  At best, you end up with two pieces of a dead baby: something no one can use, everyone will be upset over, and that gives at least one party to your compromise nothing else to lose.

The latest instance of splitting the baby is the administration’s decision to impose a putatively friendly, encouraging, partial suspension of aid to Egypt, as a method of rebuking the Egyptians for ousting Mohammed Morsi, without cutting off aid altogether. Continue reading “Whither Camp David?”

Most pointless “peace talks” ever?

Obama preens for the left, Netanyahu shores up the status quo.

What exactly are John Kerry and Barack Obama trying to accomplish with the new round of “peace talks” between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs – an event that has been put together with chewing gum and baling wire, and that won’t produce squat in terms of agreements, because no one has any incentive to negotiate?

It’s interesting to try to account for the urgent – even unseemly – push for talks, given the absence of realistic objectives for or benefits from them.  I include in the latter any potential benefits for Obama’s political standing at home, and specifically the chances for Democrats in the 2014 election.  No matter what happens between now and November 2014 – and I mean no matter what – the progress of the Israeli-Arab “peace process” will have no effect on the mid-term election. Continue reading “Most pointless “peace talks” ever?”