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Making Sense of Obama’s Foreign Policy


Eric Zuesse On February 22nd, NBC’s “Meet the Press” presented reporter Richard Engel in a terrific four-minute documentary on Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s catastrophic policy-results in Libya. (You can watch it by clicking on that link.) The segment concluded that ...

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Obama Misrepresents the Russian Economy

Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined “Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012. Manufacturing up 3.6%. Food production shows double digit growth.” This contradicts many reports in U.S. media, ...

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Why Obama Lost His War in Ukraine

A protester wearing a Ukrainian flag walks past a burning tent camp and a fire in the trade union building in Odessa

Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News When President Obama took control of Ukraine in February 2014, via a coup d’etat against the democratically elected President, rather than by an outright invasion of U.S. troops, the new Government that he imposed in Kiev ...

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Iraq and the War Cabal in Washington

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Patrick Martin With a series of air strikes beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend, the United States has gone to war again in Iraq. This new imperialist military adventure has been launched in defiance of overwhelming popular opposition and ...

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America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine


Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, ...

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America Is Guilty if Americans Don’t Prosecute Obama


Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News   On Sunday, July 13th, Jason Easley — at politicsusa.com, which bills itself “Real Liberal Politics” — bannered, “Top House Republican Admits That There Are No Grounds To Impeach President Obama,” and Easley reported that, “The [Republican] chairman ...

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Who profits from arms problems in Iraq?

Pravada | World politics is full of intrigues. They are often built around powerful countries and their interests in the international arena. The hype surrounding the alleged failure of a large Russian arms deal with Iraq has made numerous headlines ...

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Iraq scraps $4.2 bln Russian arms deal

Suadad al-Salhy | The Iraqi government said on Saturday it had cancelled a $4.2 billion deal to buy military jets, helicopters and missiles from Russia, citing possible corruption in the contract. In a confusing exchange, the announcement by Prime Minister ...

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Iraq abuse inquiry a ‘whitewash’

A Ministry of Defence inquiry has been launched after an official assessing Iraqi detainees’ abuse allegations resigned because her colleagues “just weren’t interested” in justice. The Telegraph | Louise Thomas, a former Wren and police officer, worked for six months ...

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Iraq’s getting all tooled-up

Agence France-Presse | Iraq and the Czech Republic have made progress in talks on the sale of 28 Czech-made L-159 subsonic fighters to Baghdad, their leaders said in Prague yesterday. “A certain agreement has been reached,” Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told reporters after ...

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Iran and Iraq exchange border fire

AFP Iraqi border guards exchanged fire with Iranian troops along the two countries’ border yesterday, the first major incident between the two since Iran took over a disputed oil well in December. An Iraqi officer was captured by the Islamic ...

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Iraq inquiry a ‘whitewash’

RINF NEWS Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has labeled the Governments decision to hold a private inquiry into the Iraq as a ‘whitewash’. In a statement, Sir John Major said: “The Government’s decision to hold the inquiry into the Iraq war ...

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Torture Photos “Will Not See The Light Of Day”

RINF NEWS Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham, today revealed that a top ranking White House official has stated photographs showing US troops torturing and abusing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan will “not see the light of day.” Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s chief of staff, ...

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Iraq Death Toll Over 100,000

RINF NEWS The civilian death toll in Iraq is now over 100,000 as the US military confirm that at least 4,313 servicemen and women have been killed since 2003. The British military has reported 179 deaths. As of today the global figures ...

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Torture Worked to Sell the Iraq War

Three cheers for Dick Cheney. The former vice president has urged, however rhetorically, that the Obama administration release more of the torture memos. “One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they ...

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Blackwater Lingers in Iraq

By Jason Ditz | Though three months ago the Iraqi government formally declared Blackwater Worldwide persona non grata in the nation, citing “excessive use of force” in the 2007 massacre of 17 Baghdad civilians, the group continues to have presence ...

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Thousands protest anniversary of Iraq war

They want troops out now, fear that Obama is ‘stalling’ By Nafeesa Syeed | WASHINGTON — Before war protesters ended their demonstration yesterday afternoon, several placed cardboard coffins in front of the offices of northern Virginia defense contractors such as ...

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No freedom here

By John Pilger | FREEDOM is being lost in Britain. The land of Magna Carta is now the land of secret gagging orders, secret trials and imprisonment. The government will soon know about every phone call, every email, every text ...

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Brown keeps silent on Iraq ruling

By ADRIAN ROBERTS THE government held its tongue on Wednesday over the order to release the 2003 Iraq war Cabinet minutes. But peace campaigners insisted that warmongering new Labour ministers should be “brought to account” for their decisions and that ...

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Blackwater ‘could lose Iraq role’

Blackwater could lose its licence to operate in Iraq, rendering it unable to provide security for US diplomats, a US State Department internal report says. The report, commissioned by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, said the department should look for ...

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Human rights abuses ongoing in Iraq

Improvements in general security have not ended serious human rights abuses in Iraq, a United Nations report has claimed. The UN assistance mission in Iraq said the first half of 2008 had seen alleged assaults on minorities, widespread torture of ...

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Bush pleased with Iraq war outcome

US President George W Bush believes the Iraq war has been successful and is “very pleased” with what is happening there, he said in a pre-recorded interview broadcast on a Japanese television network on Sunday. “I think the decision to ...

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