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Putin: America and its people are liked by people in Russia. It’s the politics of the US ruling class that is negatively viewed

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The US has no plans to humiliate Russia, but instead wants to subdue it, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, adding that no one had ever succeeded in doing so – and never will. (Photo: AFP) Speaking at a forum of the All-Russia Peoples’ Front in Moscow on Tuesday, the Russian leader said that history was not about to change, and ... Read More »

Gorbachev after G20: ‘Obama is a lame duck’

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Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has called the US president a ‘lame duck.’ Commenting on the recent G20 summit in Australia, Gorbachev said he was disappointed in Obama and that he ‘thought better’ of the American leader. (Photo: Gorbachev, Reuters) “Obama is a lame duck. One must not finish the job in such a mediocre way. He just decided to throw ... Read More »

McCain in January 2014: “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar for supporting the fight against Assad”

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“Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar,” John McCain told CNN’s Candy Crowley in January 2014. “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar, and for our Qatari friends,” the senator said once again a month later, at the Munich Security Conference. (Photo: NYTimes) “McCain was praising Prince Bandar bin Sultan, then the head of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence services and ... Read More »

Obama in Riyadh, discussing how to hurt Moscow

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The deterioration of the situation in Ukraine made substantial changes in the agenda of talks of U.S. President Obama with Saudi leadership in Riyadh on March 28 this year, reports Alexander Orlov for NEO. The main subject of the discussion included the situation around Ukraine, possible joint steps to decrease energy prices, in order to weaken Russia’s economy, promotion of ... Read More »

Poll: Americans Overwhelming Oppose A New US War in Iraq

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Three Quarters of Americans Oppose Sending Combat Troops.  A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows overwhelming opposition among American voters to a new US war in Iraq, with only 16 percent supporting the idea of sending combat troops and 74 percent against, Anti War reports. The Obama Administration has said they don’t plan to send “combat troops” to Iraq, ... Read More »

Obama backs religious discrimination in the US

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Last week, 90 organizations on the separationist side of church-state politics asked Attorney General Eric Holder to renounce the Bush Administration’s position that faith-based organizations (FBOs) can discriminate religiously in hiring for government-funded programs, RNS reports. What provoked the request was discovery of a Department of Justice (DOJ) memo in which the Obama Administration for the first time declares the Bush position to be federal policy. Issued on April 9, ... Read More »

Stop calling the Iraq war “a mistake”

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Huffinton Post reports: As Iraq descends into chaos again, more than a decade after “Mission Accomplished,” media commentators and politicians have mostly agreed upon calling the war a “mistake.” But the “mistake” rhetoric is the language of denial, not contrition: it minimizes the Iraq War’s disastrous consequences, removes blame, and deprives Americans of any chance to learn from our generation’s ... Read More »