Category Archives: Obama

Erdogan invites a Turkey-shoot; Putin charges “back-stabbing”

Look at this map. The Russian SU-24 shot down 4 km inside Syria passed over a tiny tip of Turkey that protrudes into Syria. As Putin said, the jet obviously posed no threat to Turkey. A Turkish F-16 shot it down anyway, … Continue reading

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Quick update on the ISIS wars and related events

Since I have had to turn my attention to other matters, let me just give a quick update on regional events, which I believe may prove a crucial pivot in global geo-politics. To quickly summarize: Turkey now pursues its closed investigation … Continue reading

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Dueling Podiums (II): Obama at the UN

Obama did not enter into new territory with his UN speech as Putin did, but he did articulate at length the usual US talking points about Syria and Russia. He also reiterated the usual rationale for Assad’s supposed illegitimacy. However, … Continue reading

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Dueling Podiums: Shoot-out at the UN Corral

Obama and Putin face off at the opening of the 70th UN General Assembly The speeches of Putin and Obama before the 70th convening of the UNGA were rich in implications. This remains the case though Putin’s comments in his … Continue reading

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