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“The minimum Netanyahu will ask of Putin…is that Israel be permitted to maintain its freedom of action in Syrian territory — “meaning strikes…and the surveillance monitoring of Hezbollah and developments on the ground in Syria”

ALGEMEINER Ahead of Putin-Netanyahu Meeting, Expert Says Israel Needs to Be Integral Part of International Talks on Syria’s Future to Try to Prevent Establishment of ‘Hezbollah-stan’ on Golan Border by Barney Breen-Portnoy March 6, 2017 At their upcoming meeting in … Continue reading

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If Trump really wanted to help Russia, he wouldn’t do what he’s doing. He’d do what Obama did.

AMERICAN INTEREST Trump Isn’t Sounding Like a Russian Mole by Walter Russell Mead February 24, 2017 With his latest effusive remarks to Reuters on the importance of expanding the U.S. nuclear arsenal, President Donald Trump has sent the press into … Continue reading

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“Obama simply doesn’t care…in part because he thinks we lack clean hands and thus the moral standing to continue to play international arbiter”

WASHINGTON POST The price of powerlessness by Charles Krauthammer August 18, 2016 …The reordering of the Middle East is proceeding apace. Where for 40 years the U.S.-Egypt alliance anchored the region, a Russia-Iran condominium is now dictating events. That’s what … Continue reading

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“The Russian-Israeli axis could redesign the Middle East”– US exits stage left

RUSSIA INSIDER Will Russia Become the Sole Guarantor of the Jewish State by Giancarlo Elia Valori June 15, 2016 …Russia, which has already “won” its war in Syria, and Israel, which has drawn all the geopolitical consequences of the “Arab … Continue reading

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Hezbollah smuggles Russian missiles into Lebanon, violating Iranian pledge

JERUSALEM POST Israeli intel prompts Russia to freeze missile delivery to Iran By Yasser Okbi and Maariv Hashavua March 5, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended the transfer of S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran in light of Tehran’s violation … Continue reading

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Samantha Power wrote the book on how the U.S. government ignores and legitimates genocides. Or was it a handbook?

TABLET MAGAZINE The Ambassador from Hell by Lee Smith February 17, 2016 Even die-hard supporters of President Barack Obama’s “realist” approach to foreign affairs are nauseated by the White House’s Syria policy. New York Times columnist Roger Cohen, a vocal … Continue reading

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Thanks to Obama, the #IranDeal and $100bn, Hezbollah is stronger than ever

WORLD AFFAIRS Hezbollah Devours Lebanon by Michael J. Totten February 8, 2016 Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah declared victory last week in Lebanon. He has made plenty of empty bombastic victory boasts in the past, most notoriously after the Israelis … Continue reading

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