874 articles tagged "Barack Obama"
Turkey Uses Bilateral Ties with Israel as Alibi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 24, 2016

Turkey - in full momentum since the Erdogan-Putin summit on Aug. 9 - is setting a rapid pace for its rapprochement with Israel. Saturday, Aug. 20, the Turkish parliament ratified the reconciliation agreement Ankara signed with Jerusalem and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the ambassadors would be exchanged soon. Erdogan and Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are determined that nothing will hinder their reconciliation.

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Ayatollah shoots down Putin’s high-flying Tupolev
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2016

Monday, Aug. 22, just a week after the Russian defense ministry proudly released images of the first Russian bombardments in Syria to be launched from Nojeh airbase, which Tehran had granted Moscow near the Iranian town of Hamedan, the Iranian defense ministry snatched the concession back in a public rebuff for Moscow. The Russian mission “is finished  for now,” the ministry spokesman said.

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US, Russia trade blows in Syria on Kurds’ backs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2016

The near-clash between US and Syrian warplanes over Kurdish Hassaka in northern Syrian Friday Aug. 19 sprung out of the Obama administration’s decision the day before to try and draw the line on the growing Russian-Iranian-Turkish-Syrian collaboration in the conjoined Syrian-Iraqi arenas, debkafile reports. It occurred when US jets flew in protective formation over the Kurdish positions, the day after they were attacked by Syrian (some say Russian) jets.

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Tossing Syria, Ukraine Issues into US Elections Has Unforeseen Fallout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

His new air base in Iran for air strikes in Syria is a major game-changer.

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Rushed evacuation of US nukes from Incirlik
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

In an earthshaking Middle East development, the United States has begun secretly evacuating the tactical nuclear weapons it had stockpiled at the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik – another step towards folding American tents in the Middle East.

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Five Causes of the Long Delay in Liberating Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

Neither Iraq nor US or the Kurds have enough fighting manpower for an offensive.

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Aleppo battle seesaws: pro-Assad siege in place
DEBKAfile Special Report August 8, 2016

The battle for Aleppo was locked in a draw Monday, Aug. 8 - contrary to the claims of Syrian rebel forces to have broken through the weeks-long government siege on the city and seized key positions from Assad’s army and its allies, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militias.

 

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Iran could have an operational nuke by 2017 end
DEBKAfile Special Expose August 6, 2016

The nuclear accord signed a year ago with Iran has become a hot US presidential campaign issue. On Thursday, Aug. 4, US President Barack Obama speaking at the Pentagon said the agreement “has worked exactly the way we said it would,” and even “Israeli defense officials are behind [it].” His contention was countered by the Israeli defense establishment in Tel Aviv.

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US Military Aid Cutback Would Badly Hit Israel’s Missile Industry
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Obama is unlikely to give way on use of US aid for purchases in Israel.

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No Stopping US Air Strikes over Libya Now They Have Started
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Washington will be obliged to carry on for longer than the 30 days to make headway.

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Putin Shuts the Door on US “Last Try” for Cooperation in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

He says: Let the Russians get on with it, as the US has little presence in the arena anyway.

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Al Qaeda’s Operational Command Suddenly Lands in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

The notorious master terrorist Saif al-Adel arrives to take command of Syrian Nusra Front.

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Nusra Front Militia Chief Kept Obama and Putin Waiting
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

They need this al-Qaeda affiliate to join their future plans for Syria.

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Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik
DEBKAfile Special Report July 20, 2016

Some 1,500 US airmen and their families were locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock if tactical nuclear bombs after President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16.

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Assad Has Finally Won. Washington Is Talking to Him
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

Obama secretly sent Special Envoy Brett McGurk for direct back-channel talks with Assad.

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Putin Wants to Post Russian Warplanes at Incirlik and Other US Mid-East Air Bases
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

He is aiming for berths for Russian bombers alongside US planes in Turkey, Iraq, Israel.

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Russia revamps air force array in Syria & Mid East
DEBKAfile Special Report July 6, 2016

Moscow has decided to send additional advanced aircraft, including K-52 helicopter gunships, to Syria “in order to strengthen the Russian military grouping that takes part in anti-terrorist operations." 

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Iran in All-out Bid to Seize Euphrates Land Bridge between Syria & Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2016

Tehran is after control of both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border region.

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More airports under ISIS threat after Istanbul
DEBKAfile Special Report June 29, 2016

American-European intelligence input points to iSIS suicide teams lurking ready to strike near at least two or three other airports in Europe. The intel is very general, pointing to intent, but no specifics.

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‘Brexit’ may push Arab world into Assad’s arms
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 26, 2016

An unforeseen trickle-down effect of Britain’s decision to leave the EU: Arab governments have begun shying away from their reliance on the US or Europe to lead the war on ISIS..

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