Tom doesn’t cotton to Iran, Obama or the rest of the world


Diplomats around the world continue to scratch their heads over freshman Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-Arkansas) stunt insulting the Iranians and upsetting the integrity of U.S. negotiated agreements with foreign governments. Secretary of State John Kerry told a Senate committee, Wednesday, the letter "risks undermining the confidence that foreign governments in thousands of important agreements commit… Continue reading Tom doesn’t cotton to Iran, Obama or the rest of the world

Israel, Iran and the chutzpah of Netanyahu


The speech is over, in all its anti-climactic glory. Bibi stood up for Israel, and roughly ninety percent of the U.S. Congress stood up for him - over and over and over again - except when he praised President Obama and all he has done for the Jewish State, when only the Democrats in attendance… Continue reading Israel, Iran and the chutzpah of Netanyahu

Losing Crimea to a ‘bastard’


Landmines are down. Russian troops are on the ground in Crimea, and mobilizing on the border with Ukraine. "If Russia does establish facts on the ground that increase tensions or that threaten the Ukrainian people, then... there will be costs," warned U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei… Continue reading Losing Crimea to a ‘bastard’

Kerry insists Assad must go, but then what?


In his opening remarks at talks aimed at halting the years of violence and killing in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that there is only one way for things to move forward in the war torn country. "[W]e see only one option: a negotiated transition government formed by mutual consent." That means,… Continue reading Kerry insists Assad must go, but then what?