Tag: Barack Obama

The Ideology of the Loser

Is Not a Winning Strategy The more that we observe our fellow man, the more obvious it becomes that humanity is unable to understand the problems that it causes for itself.  If humans do not have the intellectual capacity to recognize most of their problems as being self-generated, then they […]

US in Afghanistan: Leaving To Stay

One of the most high-profile events in the international politics in June was the announcement by the US president Barack Obama on the withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan. Meeting his election pledges, Obama initiated the conclusion of the military operation by the United States and their allies on […]

China-US: How to Not Work and Still Eat

Let’s assume that planet Earth’s resources are finite, mining neighboring planets is in the distant—very distant—future and the world’s population is growing at an absurd pace. That means we are facing the problem posed by the famous English preacher, Thomas Malthus. Incidentally, here we should stop and ask ourselves, “Can […]

Obama Caught Between Israel and Palestine

A border dispute In a 45-minute Middle East speech on May 19, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to say the future Palestinian state should be formed within the borders established before 1967. He specifically said that the border between Israel and the future State of Palestine should “be […]

Could Obama “Betray” Israel?

The most striking statement in US President Barack Obama’s speech on “the Arab Spring” was his appeal to Israel to return to the borders of 1967, in other words to abandon control over the occupied Palestinian territories. “The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines […]

Obama’s Middle East Speech: Same Old Policy in New Gift Paper

President Obama’s much-heralded speech outlining his administration’s approach to the so-called “Arab Spring” and the Israeli-Palestinian impasse was generally greeted by yawns from the Arab world and outright hostility from the extremist right-wing government of Israel. Obama’s promise to aid reformist governments in Egypt and Tunisia with billions of dollars […]

Time to Bring Warriors Home

The party is over. With the excitement in the United States over the killing of Osama bin Laden showing signs of slackening, serious political stocktaking has begun. The United States Congress has held hearings. The USA Today reported from Washington, “The death of the terror network’s leader and an intensified […]

Obama Killed Osama

The spontaneous celebrations of the assassination of Osama bin Laden that are spilling across the US reflect the extent to which the American society was traumatized by the September 11 drama. In the aftermath of media reports of the killing of “the number one terrorist” along with his innocent relatives, […]