917 articles tagged "Barack Obama"
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says no
Secret US bid to engage Iran for solving Mid East crises
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly September 20, 2011

The Obama administration recently opened a backdoor channel to Tehran, trusting that Iran would be more approachable for cooperation on knotty Middle East issues after missing its footing in the Arab uprisings. Iran's controversial nuclear program was not broached. 
The latest  DEBKA-Net-Weekly out Friday brings this initiative to light along with its rejection by Iran's hardline Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 
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Moscow Races to Save Assad; Washington to Head off a Turkish-Israeli Military Clash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 16, 2011

The Arab revolts have resolved themselves ten months on into a US effort to damp down the Turkey-Israel, Egypt-Israel fires before they blow up - at best into limited military confrontations, whereas Russia, disenchanted with America's removal of Muammar Qaddafi, has stepped in to rescue Syria's Assad.

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Benjamin Netanyahu
Ambient Middle East Turmoil Preys on Israel's Security
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 16, 2011

Israeli leaders focus on Palestinian UN bid for state recognition to escape grappling with far more serious issues – hostile Turkish steps, Egypt's retreat from peace norms and Hamas' military and weapons buildup.

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Mahmoud Abbas: Dialogue with Israel still on ice
In sharp U-turn, Palestinians to go through with UN Security Council statehood bid
DEBKAfile Special Report September 15, 2011

Thursday, Sept. 15, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas went back on his assurance 24 hours earlier to Saudi, European and Egyptian officials and decided to go through with his application to the UN Security Council on Sept. 23 for the admission of a Palestinian state to the world body. This was a pointed rebuff to the Obama administration whose envoys offered to renew US ties with the Palestinians if they refrained from applying to the Security Council. Tuesday, Abbas met with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in Cairo.

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Some 40,000 rioters sack Israeli embassy
Israeli embassy break-in led by Jam'a al-Islamiya of NY 1993 bombing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2011

In first new disclosures on the siege of Israel's Cairo embassy of Friday night, Sept. 9, debkafile reveals the mob was led by Jama'a al-Islamiya, the Egyptian founding branch of Al Qaeda, and two other radical Islamist groups. The February 1993 car bombing of the World Trade Center of New York was an early Jamaa operation under the al Qaeda label. Friday night, when the mob sacked the embassy, the Egyptian police stood by – until the rioters rifled the gunroom of a nearby police HQ.

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Mob storms Israeli embassy in Cairo
Cairo mob ransacks, torches Israeli embassy. Ambassador flown out
DEBKAfile Special Report September 10, 2011

Israel's Cairo embassy stood empty Saturday, Sept. 10 after thousands of demonstrators smashed through the wall enclosing the building, broke in and dumped the flag and hundreds of documents through the windows – some classified. debkafile: Egyptian security forces using tear gas and shooting in air failed to contain the howling mob led by Muslim Brotherhood adherents. Two Israeli military planes flew the ambassador and 80 staff home.  President Barack Obama expressed concern.

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Barack Obama
US Reinvents ex-Al Qaeda as "pro-Democracy Converts" Fit to Rule
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 9, 2011

Former Al Qaeda adherent Abdel-Hakim Belhaj is groomed by the US and other NATO allies as future ruler of Libya. They have cast him as the role model of the new Islamist elite "converted to democracy" for future government in Egypt, Tunisia and other countries targeted by the Arabian Spring.

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Act One Ends, but Muammar Qaddafi Is Already Fighting Back
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2011

The leading rebel group delays transferring from Benghazi to Tripoli because Qaddafi loyalists are still fighting there. He is regrouping his forces for the next act of the Qaddafi drama.

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Saif al-Islam Qaddafi is back
Saif al-Islam Qaddafi appears in Tripoli: I was never detained. We are winning
DEBKAfile Special Report August 22, 2011

In an extraordinary turnabout in the Tripoli standoff between West-backed Libyan rebels and Muammar Qaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam turned up with cheering crowds at the Rixos hotel early Tuesday, Aug. 23, and told foreign reporters he was never captured as widely reported. "We are winning,"he said.
His detention was not only reported by the rebels but "confirmed" embarrassingly by the International Criminal Court's prosecutors. "The rebels fell into a trap," said Saif.

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Bashar Assad and Ahmet Davutoglu
How Diplomacy Morphed into a Paroxysm of Violence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2011

Bashar Assad took the extra 10-15 days awarded him by US and Turkey as a grace period to finish his military slam against protest and introduce reforms. This was not intended and so Barack Obama finally told him he must go.

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Syrian Middle Class May Seek Army Rule if the Economy Keeps Sinking
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2011

Rumors have started that Syria generals have deposed Assad in a secret putsch and left him in place as a front. They reportedly struck as middle class and army support for Assad was fading fast as the economy kept sinking – a deterioration exacerbated by President Obama telling him it is time to go and freezing all Syria's assets.

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Saudi King Abdullah and Turkish President Abdullah Gul
Turkey Links up with Saudi Arabia's Nascent Sunni Bloc. Its First Target Is Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2011

Saudi Arabia, which embarked on building a strategic Sunni Muslim bloc six months ago, has done a lot better in a shorter time than even king Abdullah's strategic and intelligence advisers predicted. Harnessing Turkey, a major military power and NATO member, to their grouping is an unforeseen windfall.       By jumping aboard the Saudi grouping Turkey opened the door to rapprochement between King Abdullah and President Obama. They talked last week for the first time in months about the Syrian crisis.

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Syrian protesters flee tank divisions
Obama and Erdogan grant Assad 15 days to finish uprising. Call-up in Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2011

Thursday night, Aug. 11, US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan agreed to set Syrian President Bashar Assad the deadline of Aug. 27 for extinguishing the popular uprising against his rule and starting to implement genuine democratic reforms. This decision followed Erdogan's report to Obama on the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's six-hour conversation with Assad Tuesday, Aug. 9. Turkey has called up reserves for transfer to the Syrian border.

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US Army Chinook
Navy SEALs unit which killed Bin Laden loses 22 men in Afghan helicopter crash
DEBKAfile Special Report August 6, 2011

In a signal strategic achievement, the Afghan Taliban shot down a US helicopter killing 31 US troops and 7 Afghan commandos in the rugged Wardak province east of Kabul early Saturday, Aug. 5 – the single largest US loss of life in the Afghan War. Among the dead were 22 members of the elite Navy SEAL Six, the same unit which killed Osama bin Laden in May. debkafile:The Taliban has developed methods for attacking US choppers with the non-sophisticated RPG.

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Bashad Assad blasts dissident city of Hama
Assad's tanks blast all of northern Syria day after 150 die in two cities
DEBKAfile Special Report August 1, 2011

Early Monday Aug. 1, undeterred by international condemnation, President Bashar Assad broadened his bloody tank assault to all of northern Syria – a 20,000 square kilometer area almost the size of Israel. He is now waging war on the 3.5 million inhabitants of Hama, Deir al-Zour, Homs, Idlib, Ar-Raqqah and Abu Kemal, after inflicting a one-day death toll Sunday of 150 – 120 in Hama, 30 in Deir el-Zur and more than 1,000 injured.
Syrian armored forces are running into heavy resistance, increasing desertions.

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Rupert Murdoch
Cameron's News Corp Entanglement Is Tied to Britain's Failure in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2011

The theory is gaining ground on both sides of the Atlantic that the phone hacking scandal besetting Rupert Murdoch's London media is really aimed at infecting his mass media in the US and toning down their anti-Obama slant in the coming presidential election. British premier David Cameron takes serious flak for his ties with Murdoch's executives.

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Muammar Qaddafi
Qaddafi's Sons Will Lead the New Regime in Tripoli
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2011

The Obama administration is willingly handing the diplomatic lead for ending the Libyan crisis to Moscow having concluded that America no longer commands the resources for carrying global burdens on its own. Muammar Qaddafi, supported by Russia and Africa, will insist on staying in power until the agreed transition is reliably implemented with room at the top for his sons.

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Bashar Assad
Assad Sees His Army Can't Shoot the Uprising into Submission
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2011

Syrian President Bashar Assad sees his military crackdown of dissent beating hopelessly against a brick wall, and increasing American covert intervention against him, army desertions and signs of civil war. Yet he continues to send his tanks and guns against a rising tide of protest.

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Dmitry Medvedev and Angela Merkel
Our man in Tripoli, Khartoum and Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2011

Mikhail Margelov is the first Russian diplomat ever named to perform a shared mission for the Russian, US and German governments. An Arabist with fluent English, he will be acting on their behalf in the Libyan and Syrian crises after helping to ease tensions in Sudan.

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Qaddafis' tanks take on western insurgents
Qaddafi pushes to improve his bargaining position for ending war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 15, 2011

As US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday, July 15, informed the Libya Contact Group in Istanbul that the US recognized the rebel National Transitional Council (TNC) "until a fully representational interim government can be established," Muammar Qaddafi declared "We aim for victory – not compromise!" and launched his troops on a new operation against rebels in the west. His object was to improve his bargaining position in peace negotiations debkafile reports are underway with the US through Moscow.

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