Obama Foreign Policy  (Page 1)

Obama admin attacks Netanyahu for objecting to ethnic cleansing of Jews (seriously)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/11/2016 at 5:30pm
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The other day we reported on Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s video in which he pointed out that advocating the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) is hardly a path to peace, Ethnic Cleansing of Jews For Peace is Absurd:

Netanyahu was factually correct on...

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Obama Sending More Troops to Iraq to Fight ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/12/2016 at 4:30pm
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President Barack Obama, who promised less fighting in the Middle East, has decided to send 560 more troops to Iraq to help battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Mosul.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter visited Baghdad on Monday:

“With the retaking of Qayara West airfield, the Iraqi Security Forces have once again...

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General Flynn: Military Fired Me for Calling Our Enemies Radical Jihadis

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2:00pm 7/10/2016 at 2:00pm
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Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn and the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency is reported to be on Trump’s short list for the vice presidential slot.

General Flynn was forced out of the DIA in 2014 amid rumors that his “management style” was “chaotic.”

The Washington Post reported at the time:

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Obama Legacy: Dawn of Chinese Empire?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11:30am 5/19/2016 at 11:30am
Chinese Empire Building: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

China will play a greater geostrategic role in the Middle East and Africa thanks to the construction of the new transnational corridor. The 2,500 km-long network of highways, railways, pipelines and ports will connect the Western Chinese city of Kashgar with Pakistan’s deep-sea port of Gwadar. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as the project...

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General Breedlove: NATO Needs To Focus On Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 5/2/2016 at 12:00pm
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Gen. Philip Breedlove, the top military commander of NATO, has warned the organization they need to focus on Russia before he leaves his position at the end of May.

“We see that Russia has not accepted the hand of partnership but has chosen a path of belligerence,” he stated. “We need to...

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Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Policy – Amateur Hour

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10:30am 3/20/2016 at 10:30am
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In December 2012, Professor Jacobson posted “Barack Morsi“.

It turns out the title was truer than he realized.

President Obama took the advice of “back-benchers” over experienced security experts to promote the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, creating condition for the usurpation of power by Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi:

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State Dept: ISIS Committing Genocide

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/17/2016 at 2:30pm
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At a 9:00am press conference this morning, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the Islamic State’s actions perpetrated against ethnic and religious minorities, including Christians, are “genocidal” and constitute crimes against humanity.

In the brief (10 minute) statement, Kerry refers throughout to the Islamic State (ISIS) as Daesh, its Arabic acronym.

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After 7 Years of Failure, Obama Plans One More Push for Mideast Peace

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 11:30am 3/9/2016 at 11:30am
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Ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the White House is considering new efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.

The internal discussions are aimed at offering a blueprint for future Israeli-Palestinian talks in a bid to advance a critical...

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The Foreign Policy Conversation Democrats Would Rather Not Have

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:30am 2/22/2016 at 8:30am
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If you receive Morning Insurrection, you would have seen Prof. Miriam Elman’s recommendation to read Jonah Goldberg’s piece on the importance of foreign policy in the upcoming election. (If you don’t currently read Morning Insurrection see the signup box in the upper right-hand corner of Legal Insurrection.)

Goldberg wrote:

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A Disaster called Obama’s Middle East Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:00am 2/18/2016 at 10:00am
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With each passing day, it gets more and more difficult to ignore the monumental disaster that Obama’s foreign policy actually is. Nowhere is its utter failure more glaringly evident than in the Syrian Civil War.

But first, let us not underestimate the pathologies of the Middle East that have led to the present disaster in...

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Israel’s Legitimacy is not dependent on a Palestinian State, or The NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/16/2016 at 4:00pm
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We hear from critics of Israel that Israel needs a two-state solution to be  legitimate.

Without a Palestinian state, the argument goes, Israel will rule over millions of resentful Palestinians to whom it will have to deny their basic rights in order to maintain its Jewish nature. Or if Israel enfranchises...

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Legislation boycotting the anti-Israel boycotters proliferates

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:00pm 2/12/2016 at 3:00pm
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There has been quite a bit of BDS-related legislative activity in the several weeks, with two anti-BDS measures moving through Congress, and activity in several state legislatures.  While the legislatures universally oppose BDS, President Obama has weighed in in opposition to Congress’s pro-Israel legislation.

Federal Anti-BDS Legislation

First, Wednesday afternoon Senators Mark Kirk...

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The Costs of Outsourcing America’s Foreign Policy to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00pm 2/10/2016 at 2:00pm
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While President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have assured us that the nuclear deal with Iran has delayed war, Tony Badran in a devastating critique of the administration’s foreign policy last week wrote, “Middle Easterners are not so lucky: They get to fight their wars with Iran...

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The Russia Reset Has Failed, Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Lost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 10:00am 2/10/2016 at 10:00am
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The U.S. move to boost NATO forces in Eastern Europe is another black mark on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy.  The decision to strengthen NATO’s bulwark against further Russian adventurism is sound in itself, but it further exposes the 2009 Russia Reset as a naive, amateurish blunder.  The cost...

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The Quiet U.S. War On Russian Corruption

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 10:30am 2/7/2016 at 10:30am
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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) added five more Russians to the Specially Designated Nationals List pursuant to the Magnitsky Act on February 1.

In a press statement, a senior State Department official noted that one of the officials had nothing to do with the murder of the eponymous Sergei Magnitsky,...

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Democrats Put Obama’s Iran Appeasement Above National Security

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 2/4/2016 at 7:00pm
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The disastrous JCPOA and President Obama’s political compulsion to hide Iranian wrong-doing have infected the entire Democratic Party.  Instead of responding to Iran’s support for terrorism and violations of its international commitments by imposing penalties, President Obama – and now his Democratic allies in Congress – are running cover.

David Gerstmen wrote...

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Escalating Iranian provocations leave John Kerry practically giddy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:21pm 2/3/2016 at 7:21pm
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Three weeks ago, ten American sailors on two naval boats were seized by Iran.

One of the first readouts of what happened came from the State Department with this tidbit:

Now, the Secretary then got on the phone with Foreign Minister Zarif for the first time – I think the first of at...

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