617 articles tagged "Barack Obama"
Obama speeds up limited air strike, no-fly zones preparations for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 11, 2012, 9:29 AM (GMT+02:00)

The US President Barack Obama has ordered the US Navy and Air Force to accelerate preparations for a limited air offensive against the Assad regime and the imposition of no-fly zones over Syria - depending on Moscow's reaction.

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Chemical warfare looms over Syria
Chemical warfare feared raising its head in the Syrian civil war
DEBKAfile Special Report June 10, 2012, 7:50 AM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran early Sunday June 10 accused Syrian rebels of arming themselves with chemical weapons originating in Libya and acquiring training in their use - sending shudders of alarm through the West and Israel. They fear the Assad regime is preparing the ground for chemical assaults to finally crush its foes. Both sides to the conflict are talking about chemical warfare openly. If they go through with it, President Barack Obama will have to reconsider non-intervention and turn to limited force to stop the escalating horror.

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Obama Quits Syria in Hope of Russian Support for Iranian Nuclear Concessions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2012, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

A new contact group, a Syrian military council for provisional rule under the group’s orders, and Russian-Iranian moves to make Assad step down – these are the key points of Obama’s plan for Syria, part of his grand design that also embraces Iran and its nuclear program.

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Barack Obama
Israel: We Are Not the Bully on the Block
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2012, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

Not all is dandy in the cyber war collaboration between the US and Israel. Since Stuxnet, Iran has made strides in its cyber war capabilities and attained a level largely unknown to Western intelligence.

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More atrocities at Mazraat al-Qubeir, Hama
Iran thwarts Syrian “contact group” plan over US conditions for nuclear talks
DEBKAfile Special Report June 7, 2012, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran stalled the US Secretary and UN-Arab League Envoy Kofi Annan’s plan for a contact group based on five permanent Security Council members and Iran to handle the Syrian impasse, refusing to join the group so long as it faces nuclear conditions. Tehran's non-cooperation on Syria reflected its flat-out rejection of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s demand that Iran come to the nuclear talks in Moscow “ready to take concrete steps” to curb its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity.

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IRGC Chief Gen. Ali Jafari on Abu Musa island
Obama’s air-sea blockade plan for Iran delays Israeli strike. Hormuz at stake?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2012, 8:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

 US President Barack Obama has again persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hold off attacking Iran’s nuclear program in the coming months by promising a new set of tough sanctions against Iran. US administration officials assured debkafile’s Washington sources that Israel’s leaders, were won over once more – this time by the Obama administration’s promise to impose an air and sea blockade on Iran, failing progress at the Moscow nuclear talks. Tehran may hit back by closing the Strait of Hormuz.

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Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin
Will Obama’s Grand Ploy with Russia Help Him with Iran?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2012, 12:58 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

Obama focuses on obtaining Vladmir Putin’s consent to deploying 5,000 largely Russian monitors in Syria in order to gain a partner also for his Iran nuclear diplomacy. HIzballah risks being cut off from its heavy weapons arsenal hidden in Syria.

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Barack Obama and Ali Khamenei
Another Secret Obama Plan to Draw Iran’s Nuclear Claws: Is This One Realistic?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2012, 12:58 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

Obama has come up with yet another seven-point plan for breaking down Iran’s resistance to abandoning its nuclear weapon aspirations. This time he believes it will work, after obtaining Iran’s consent. Our experts are skeptical.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Washington: Israel Dropped Imminent Plan to Attack Iran after US Promised Tougher Sanctions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2012, 12:58 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

Why did Netanyahu and Barak agree to subscribe to Obama’s latest game plan for Iran and again delay a strike on its nuclear facilities? They were promised that harsher sanctions would be imposed against Iran, even in the course of negotiations.

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Obama tests Putin
Exclusive: Obama weighs action to prevent Al Qaeda grabbing Syrian WMD
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 31, 2012, 11:08 AM (GMT+02:00)

US President Barack Obama, widely expected to pursue direct action against Syrian ruler Bashar following the Houla atrocity, is preoccupied with what he regards as the greater threat to the world: a potential grab for the huge Syrian stock of chemical and biological weapons by Al Qaeda or other terrorist organizations, to prevent which, debkafile reports, he has reached out to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a fresh plan for Syria: 5,000 international monitors, most Russian, to guard those stocks.

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Bashar Assad's fortified palace atop Mt. Qassioun
Obama nixes French-Saudi plan to finish Assad by bombing his palace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2012, 1:07 PM (GMT+02:00)

US President Obama recently vetoed a detailed Franco-Saudi plan for ending President Bashar Assad’s rule by means of a massive air strike against his palace that would wipe him, his family and top leadership circle out, debkafile reports. French warplanes from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier off Syria and Saudi and United Arab Emirates bombers flying in through Jordan would devastate the palace atop Mount Qassioun northeast of Damascus. The US was asked to pitch in by disrupting Syrian air defenses.

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Nuclear diplomacy totaled
How long can Obama pretend nuclear diplomacy is working?
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly May 29, 2012, 6:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

All six powers confronting Iran in Baghdad last Friday, 25 May, knew diplomacy was dead in the water when Tehran flatly vetoed every nuclear compromise. Nothing more is expected from the next round in Moscow. But President Barack Obama still refuses to admit the negotiations are an exercise in futility. When, if ever, will he go for military action against Iran? You will have found answers in DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s latest issue out Friday.
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Assad's latest massacre at al-Houla
The Al Houla atrocity: The outcome of nuclear diplomacy with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 27, 2012, 12:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Iranian nuclear impasse and the Syrian civil war are more tightly interlinked than ever by President Barack Obama’s decision to cooperate with Moscow for solutions of both - a partnership that promises the eventual three-way carving-up of Middle East influence. The six-month break Israel allowed Obama for diplomatic solutions before exercising its military option, gives Tehran the freedom to defy the six powers in nuclear negotiations and ties US hands against Bashar Assad’s atrocities. Obama's diplomatic path is already cluttered with obstacles.

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Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev
Not Nuclear Negotiations. Just One Big Mess
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2012, 11:16 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

After three months of exploring every possible diplomatic channel to persuade Iran to give up its nuclear program, Obama enlisted Moscow’s help for getting messages to and from Tehran. But meanwhile his diplomatic network had become a maze in which the Baghdad talks lost their objective.

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Barack Obama and Ali Khamenei
Is the US Secretly Sugaring its Oil Embargo against Iran?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2012, 11:16 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

Delaying an attack on Iran as Barak Obama wants means that Iran will continue to enrich uranium at will. It is already achieving its second goal or diminished sanctions thanks to the concessions offered by the US president.

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A fateful decision is reached on Iran
Israel revives military option after Obama rejects its nuclear demands of Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2012, 9:23 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israel has withdrawn its pledge to US President Barack Obama not to strike Iran’s nuclear sites before the November presidential election after he rejected its minimal demands for the nuclear negotiations with Iran. This is reported exclusively by debkafile as the Six-Power talks with Iran in Baghdad drag into a second day on Thursday, May 24. Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Wednesday: “No one has to tell us what to do [or not to do]. All options are on the table.”

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Obama at NATO Summit May 21, 12
How Obama won the war against an Iran war and beat Israel’s military option
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly May 22, 2012, 2:41 PM (GMT+02:00)

Barack Obama is winning his Herculean battle to stave off a strike on Iran’s nuclear sites until he is safely reelected in November. His policy of “non-solutions for unseen problems” is working just fine: Iran keeps up its nuclear bomb momentum, and al Qaeda expands its foothold in Egypt, Syria and Yemen. Israel and its military option are shoved out of sight.

DEBKA-Net-Weekly in its latest issue out last Friday analyses Obama’s chances of maintaining this posture for seven months.  To subscribe to DEBKA-Net-Weekly, click here.

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Syrian T-72 on fire
Obama secretly approves top-of-the-line anti-tank arms for Syrian rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 22, 2012, 12:01 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syrian rebels have received their first “third generation” anti-tank weapons, 9K115-2 Metis-M and Kornet E, debkafile reports.  They are supplied by Saudi and Qatari intelligence agencies following a secret message from President Barack Obama upping the military stake in the effort to oust Assad. It is hoped that the sight of blazing tanks will undermine morale in the Syrian army and regime. Ankara was also advised to start providing Syrian rebels with IEDs for roadside bombing of government vehicles.

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Conferring with the NATO Secy-Gen.
Leadership window dressing at G8 and NATO summits
DEBKAfile Special Report May 21, 2012, 11:02 AM (GMT+02:00)

On the return flight to Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov filled in the space left by his Prime Minister Dmitri Medvadev’s silence at the G8 summit Saturday, May 20 with a large dose of skepticism on Iran.
Contradicting President Barack Obama’s statement that diplomacy was preferable to military action, he spoke of “many signals that the military option is… realistic.” Less realistic were NATO decisions on the eurozone and the military exit from Afghanistan at the weekend Chicago summit.

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Obama and Netanyahu
Israel gives qualified okay to Obama’s interim deal with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2012, 12:24 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak have decided to stand back for Barack Obama to put his interim deal with Iran to the test, debkafile’s sources report. They are going along with it despite reservations after receiving assurances from the White House that Iranian violations would result in the immediate termination of negotiations and bring military action forward as the sole remaining option for stopping a nuclear Iran. Saturday, debkafile exclusively revealed the eight-point interim deal the US put before Iran.

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