The Problem with Obama’s Cuba Speech

The Problem with Obama’s Cuba Speech

Obama Intends to Lift Several Restrictions Against Cuba on His Own

The US – not Cuba – comes in from the cold

Who’s afraid of Cuba? Almost nobody anymore.

The ill-fated schemes to upend Castro

US congressional leaders vow to block Cuba embassy and ambassador
Opponents of Obama initiatives threaten to curtail funding as 2016 presidential aspirants stake out their embargo positions

Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

Obama has power to further weaken Cuba sanctions

US Was at Odds With World Over Cuba Policy

U.S. spy freed by Cuba was longtime asset

The American Spy Traded in the U.S.-Cuba Diplomatic Breakthrough

If It’s True on Cuba, It’s True on Iran
America’s Cuba policy has long been an open joke in international circles. Seldom has a country pursued such a futile policy for so long while clearly recognizing its senselessness. It’s probably the foremost example of how American domestic politics can take its foreign policy hostage, leaving everyone a loser.

Rand Paul Breaks with Other 2016 Candidates on Cuba

Emails Reveal US State Department Influenced Sony’s “The Interview” so as to Encourage Assassination and Regime Change in North Korea

The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy

Obama Vows U.S. Response to North Korea Cyberattack on Sony

US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup

Russia warns US over sanctions bill

West’s sanctions on Russia bite, but backlash could hurt
As Vladimir Putin tries to gloss over his country’s economic problems, ordinary Russians are starting to feel the double whammy of falling oil prices and sanctions. But has the West bitten off more than it can chew?

China Prepares To Bailout Russia

Russia signs deals with China to help weather sanctions

Western Nations Want to Chain ‘the Russian Bear’ – Putin

Stakes are high as US plays the oil card against Iran and Russia
Washington is trying to drive down prices by flooding the market with crude but risks collateral damage to its own shale industry

Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin’s Defense

What Putin is not telling us
The perfect storm evolves in two fronts; an overt economic war – as in siege by sanctions – and a concerted, covert, shadow attack to the heart of the Russian economy. Washington’s endgame is clear: impoverish and defang the adversary and force him to meekly bow to the ‘Empire of Chaos’s’ whims. And bragging about it all the way to “victory.”

Free Fall of the Ruble – A brilliant ploy of Russian economic Wizards? Who’s chess game?

Financial Imperialists Attack Russia
Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue?

Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine

Russia says EU sanctions on Crimea unacceptable

European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia

Bahrain May Start Importing Russian Gas From 2017
A senior official said that gas will be transported by sea from Russia to Bahrain but did not specify the amount of gas that will be imported.

Top Islamic militants killed; more US troops going to Iraq

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185 women and children, kills 32 people

Glenn Greenwald Blasts Dick Cheney And President Obama On Torture
“The reason why Dick Cheney is able to go on ‘Meet The Press’ instead of being where he should be — which is in the dock at The Hague or in a federal prison — is because President Obama and his administration made the decision not to prosecute any of the people who implemented this torture regime despite the fact that it was illegal and criminal,” Greenwald said.

The lesson of the torture report: Governments lie

Billion Dollar Surveillance Blimp to Launch over Maryland

Dump the Dollar, Says Ecuadorean President
President Rafael Correa says the U.S. dollar is the “exact opposite” of what Ecuador needs.

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