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Underlying Reasons for the Raging Syrian War: Competing Natural Gas Pipelines

Underlying Reasons for the Raging Syrian War: Competing Natural Gas Pipelines

September 27, 2015 | Authors: | NationofChange | Op-Ed

syriaassad92715President Obama says we must get involved with the conflict in Syria to help destroy ISIS, but what if that is not entirely the case? Could a pipeline issue in Syria be the true reason the U.S. has gotten involved? As this crisis deepens we will find out.

In every crisis situation such as the one taking place in Syria as we speak it’s often quite difficult to determine the main underlying cause(s) which triggered it. And that’s certainly true in this country in which at least 8 nations and numerous terrorist groups are, in one way or another, engaged in the proliferation of that country’s raging war.

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Commentary: Easy to love the Pope, hard to accept his message…

Commentary: Easy to love the Pope, hard to accept his message…
Published on September 25, 2015 – Caribbean News Now
Pope Francis at US Congress

Pope Francis addresses US Congress

By Anthony L Hall

Americans are rolling out the red carpet for Pope Francis in ways never seen before. The unprecedented pomp and ceremony began with both President Obama and Vice President Biden leading a delegation to greet him at the airport on Tuesday, when he set foot on US soil for the first time in his life.

The irony, of course, is that Francis is probably the only world leader who would prefer less pomp and ceremony among high-ranking officials, and more meet and greet among ordinary folks.

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Obama has plenty of reasons to smile – commentary

Obama has plenty of reasons to smile

Opinion writer September 7 – Washington Post
Attention has been focused on who becomes our next president, but meanwhile the incumbent is on quite a roll.
Throughout his tour of Alaska, President Obama looked full of his old swagger. He took a photo of Denali — the former Mount McKinley — through a window of Air Force One and shared it via Instagram. He used melting glaciers as a backdrop to talk about climate change, posed with small children and large fish, and became the first sitting president to venture north of the Arctic Circle. 

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President Obama’s visit to Ethiopia – July 2015 [Pictures and articles]

Obama in Ethiopia [Pictures and articles]

US President Barack Obama receives flowers upon his arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, on July 26, 2015

President Obama visited Ethiopia after his visit to Kenya, his father’s homeland. Here is a collection of articles and pictures of the Ethiopia visit which began on July 26, 2015.  These links were compiled by the St. Stanislaus College Blog.

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Facts About The Obama Presidency That Most People Don’t Know

Facts About The Obama Presidency That Most People Don’t Know

People have many perceptions of how the US economy or the country as a whole is doing in recent years. Depending on your political views, you may think the country is doing exceptionally well or on the verge of collapse.

Listed below are 14 objective facts, without interjecting any opinion, about the state of America under the leadership of President Obama. Every statement is followed up with a link to a source where you can verify these facts for yourself.

1. We’ve now had 65 straight months of economic expansion.   Continue reading

The View from Europe: The Summit of the Americas and Venezuela – By David Jessop

The View from Europe: The Summit of the Americas and Venezuela

David Jessop

David Jessop

Published on March 21, 2015- By David Jessop 

In a few weeks time President Obama will make a one day visit to Jamaica. There, in addition to a number of relatively brief national encounters, he will meet with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government.

This summit is a belated follow up to a promise the US president made in April 2009 when he met in Trinidad with regional leaders in the margins of the fifth Summit of the Americas. Since then there have been encounters with Vice President Biden, at which the predominant focus has been on security and energy; exchanges that at times have not been easy, as to a significant extent the US’s regional preoccupations have not been those of CARICOM, and the approaches discussed have lacked accompanying funding.
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Five Million Down.. Another 6.5 Million More To Go

Five Million Down.. Another 6.5 Million More To Go

By Felicia J. Persaud

Obama - Immigration announcementPhoto: President Obama announces executive action on immigration from the East Room of the White House on Nov. 20, 2014.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 21, 2014: One hundred and two open letters to President Barack Obama, undocumented youth risking arrest and deportation each time they occupied offices of members of Congress; parents who participated in direct actions and sit-ins in front of the White House; countless immigrant activists, and organizations rallying the President and Democrats, all came down to Thursday night, November 20th, and excitement over the long overdue and much publicized executive immigration action announcement.

For some five million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., Thanksgiving came early. It now means an opportunity to apply for a work permit and travel documents and step out of the so-called shadows and into the light.  Continue reading

Seven Bad Endings to the Wars in the Middle East – By Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren, Seven Bad Endings to the New War in the Middle East

middle east mapIt was May 23, 2012, and President Obama was giving a graduation speech at the Air Force Academy when he told the assembled cadets that they should “never bet against the United States of America… [because] the United States has been, and will always be, the one indispensable nation in world affairs.”  On that basis, he suggested, the twenty-first century, like the twentieth, would be an American one.  Then, on October 23, 2012, in the final presidential debate with Mitt Romney, he reiterated the point, saying: “America remains the one indispensable nation, and the world needs a strong America, and it is stronger now than when I came into office.”

That phrase, “the indispensable nation,” is of relatively recent coinage, but it is now seemingly an indispensable word for any American politician and so it’s not surprising that the president continues to cling tightly to it.  On May 28, 2014, for instance, giving another commencement speech, this time at West Point, he once again went for that indispensable rhetorical jugular. Continue reading

Obama’s Complete Nelson Mandela Memorial Speech

Obama’s Complete Nelson Mandela Memorial Speech

 Dec 10, 2013 – President Barack Obama’s full speech at memorial service today for Nelson Mandela.

President Obama: It does not have to be true! – by Ron Persaud

It does not have to be true!
(Just saying appears to be enough.)

By Ron Persaud

President Obama

President Obama

I wish to state that I do not believe that President Obama is untrustworthy  or a liar; but he is being framed as both.

This is not new!

 Ever since he was nominated to run for the Office of President of the United States of America, Mr. Obama has been the target of a concerted and coordinated effort to discredit his qualifications (transcripts!), his eligibility (birthers!) and by open-mike envy (Jessie Jackson!).    Continue reading


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