Gates: Obama “lost faith” in Afghanistan policy

Robert Gates claims Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail.” A new book by former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates harshly criticizes President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy, saying the president “eventually lost faith in the troop increase he ordered,” and that Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail.” Excerpts… Read More Gates: Obama “lost faith” in Afghanistan policy

Al-Qaeda on Fallujah: “We have returned”

Key Iraqi city has fallen into the hands of Al-Qaeda group ISIL after days of fierce fighting. The Iraqi government has lost control of Fallujah to Al-Qaeda-linked militants, a senior security official said Saturday, after days of fighting sparked by an anti-government protest camp’s removal. Parts of the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, west of… Read More Al-Qaeda on Fallujah: “We have returned”

Ya’alon: He who seeks peace must prepare for war

Defense minister says Syrian disarmament deal proves military threat can ultimately bring about diplomatic solutions.‬‬ Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that the US-Russian deal for Syria to destroy its chemical weapons proved that a credible threat of force could bring about diplomatic solutions. “The latest developments, in which a diplomatic solution is emerging for… Read More Ya’alon: He who seeks peace must prepare for war

Russia to send missile cruiser to the Mediterranean Sea

The composition of the Russian Navy’s group of ships in the Mediterranean Sea will be changed soon, Interfax reported.  The news agency quoted source inside the Armed Forces General Staff. A large anti-submarine ship of the Northern Fleet is expected to join it within the next few days. The Black Sea Fleet’s missile carrying cruiser… Read More Russia to send missile cruiser to the Mediterranean Sea

Israel and EU are heading for trade war

In response to new EU guidelines to boycott settlements, Israel will not sign further agreements with Union. Israel to demand clarifications regarding expected limitations‬‬. At a cabinet meeting Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided that Israel will not sign additional agreements with the European Union, such as a scientific cooperation agreement, due to the expected… Read More Israel and EU are heading for trade war

Gibraltar minister: Spanish threats like in the days of Franco

Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo accuses Spain of acting like Franco and North Korea following several warnings from Madrid. Mr Picardo said the “threatening” language used by Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Garcia-Margallo had raised the temparature between the two nations and compared Spain’s behaviour to that of North Korea. “[This] is reminiscent of the sort… Read More Gibraltar minister: Spanish threats like in the days of Franco

Irish MP: Obama a war criminal and hypocrite of the century

Barack Obama is a “war criminal” and a “hypocrite,” an Irish politician has said in a damning attack on the US president. Irish MP Clare Daly slammed the Irish treatment of Obama during his G8 visit as akin to ‘prostituting’ Ireland for a “pat on the head.” This video cut from the Irish Parliament is… Read More Irish MP: Obama a war criminal and hypocrite of the century