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1st September 2013 - Quoted by İlhan Tanır, BBC Turkey

Obama topu Kongre’ye attı, Kongre ne yapar?

Tony Badran

ABD Başkanı Barack Obama'nın Cumartesi günü öğlen saatlerinde Oval Ofis'in hemen arkasında bulunan Gül Bahçesi'nde Amerikan halkına canlı...

30th August 2013 - National Review Online

Israel Remains Calm in the Face of Syria and Iran’s Jingoism

Benjamin Weinthal

Since the Obama administration’s announcement that Syria’s use of chemical weapons against its population requires a tough response — perhaps military...

26th August 2013 - Quoted by Lee Smith, The Weekly Standard

Assad Calls Obama’s Bluff

Tony Badran

The timing was probably not a coincidence, falling as it did on two anniversaries. August 18, 2011, was when President Obama first demanded Syrian...

26th August 2013 - National Review Online

Will Obama Really Hold Assad Accountable?

Benjamin Weinthal

Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement that Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons against his population warrants action is long overdue.

26th August 2013 - GBTV

Real News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains how President Obama's "red lines" in Syria was a policy without much thought, leaving the US with few good options.

26th August 2013 - The New York Times

Assad Has Called Obama’s Bluff

Reuel Marc Gerecht

The Middle East challenges and dissipates power quickly. We’re seeing that now in Syria. President Obama drew a “red line” on the use of chemical weapons...

24th August 2013 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD's Mark Dubowitz comments on the news from Syria that further chemical weapons have been used and President Obama's options.

22nd August 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Way Down in Egypt’s Land

Clifford D. May

President Obama wants to keep aid to Egypt’s new military rulers flowing. So does Republican former ambassador John Bolton. Democratic (and Muslim)...

19th August 2013 - Quoted by Doug Bandow, Forbes

For President Obama And Congress To Subsidize Egypt Today Is To Underwrite Murder

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Dead protestors litter the streets of Cairo. So much for Secretary of State John Kerry’s theory that Egypt’s military rulers “were restoring democracy.”

15th August 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Presidential Incoherence on Egypt

Reuel Marc Gerecht

President Obama backed Mohamed Morsi to the hilt. He now refuses to back away from the military junta that has killed more than 500 and injured thousands.

15th August 2013 - 89.3 KPCC Radio - California


Rising death tolls in Egypt putting pressure on Obama to suspend military aid. FDD's Khairi Abaza joins a discussion on whether the US should cut aid to the country.

13th August 2013 - Politico

Gitmo’s Czar Speaks Out

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The closure of the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been on Barack Obama’s mind for a long time. After promising time and again during the 2008...

13th August 2013 - The National Interest

Absent From Africa

The Obama administration’s foreign policy is often criticized as “leading from behind.” The term appears to have been taken from former South African...

8th August 2013 - Cited by PJ Crowley, BBC News

Viewpoint: Zawahiri’s Bid for al-Qaeda Comeback Presses Obama

Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn

President Barack Obama said in May that al-Qaeda was "on the path to defeat", but now it seems the terrorist threat has grown, with the US temporarily...

8th August 2013 - Real Clear World

Will Obama Bomb Iran?

Reuel Marc Gerecht

Could Barack Obama preemptively strike Iran? Not likely. The president's flight from Iraq and soon Afghanistan; his ever-moving red lines for the Iran-allied...

8th August 2013 - Scripps Howard News Service

Our ‘Bar the Door’ Strategy

Clifford D. May

I like bipartisanship as much as the next guy. Still, the Washington Post headline on Monday was disheartening: “Embassy, consulate closures applauded...

6th August 2013 - Quoted by Zach Pontz, The Algemeiner

Analyst: Obama Executive Order to Release $148 Million Part of Effort to Bring Gaza Under PA Sway

Jonathan Schanzer, Boris Zilberman

In an interview with The Algemeiner, Middle East analyst Jonathan Schanzer explained US President Barack Obama’s recent executive...

6th August 2013 - Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Clifford D. May

FDD's Clifford May gives a deeper analysis of the current threat posed by Al-Qaeda in the wake of a mass closure of US embassies and dispels the Obama...

1st August 2013 - Quoted by Geoff Dyer, Financial Times

US House of Representatives Passes New Iran Sanctions

Mark Dubowitz

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed another round of sanctions against Iran, despite Obama administration concerns...

1st August 2013 - Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Snowden Given Asylum, While Obama Wears the ‘Kick Me’ Sign

Clifford D. May

The Post reports: “Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. security contractor, left the transit zone at Moscow’s international airport Thursday...


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