Category Archives: John Kerry

Syrian Truce Holds During Islamic Eid al-Adha

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The Day Obama Chose Peace Over War

by James M. Wall Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic essay, “The Obama Doctrine”, opens with two contrasting conclusions which could be drawn from events on Friday, August 30, 2013. It was either the day Barack Obama “brought to a premature end America’s reign as the … Continue reading

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Do Surprises Await Outside the MSM Frame?

by James M. Wall It is still early in the U.S. presidential nomination races. It is not too early, however, to harbor a pretty strong suspicion that on November 8, the election will provide a choice between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican … Continue reading

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Iran Political Fulmination Versus Diplomatic Deal

by James M. Wall Blessings upon New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for pointing out that “fulmination” is the right word to describe opposition to the diplomatic deal President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have just reached with Iran and … Continue reading

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Bibi and 47 Senators Strike Dark Discordant Note

by James M. Wall A week before Prime Minister Netanyahu’s March 3 campaign speech to the U.S. Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry warned the Congress that the Israeli leader was up to his old tricks. Not only did the Israeli … Continue reading

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Pressure Grows to Delay or Drop Bibi’s Speech

by James M. Wall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been “reaching out”, as the New York Times delicately puts it, to Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress who were blindsided by Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu to address Congress March … Continue reading

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The Demonization of an American Soldier

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A Tale of Two Tapes

by James M. Wall UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29 Two tapes have surfaced in recent days. Thereby hangs a modern tale of the “best of times and the worst of times”. It is a bit of a stretch to use Charles Dickens to … Continue reading

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“What we got here is failure to communicate”

by James M. Wall John Kerry’s April 29 deadline for a negotiated framework between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, is only a few weeks away. Without waiting for what is still a “flexible” end point for this round of “peace … Continue reading

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The U.S. Cannot Resuscitate What Never Lived

by James M. Wall The game must go on. John Kerry performs his negotiator role. Benjamin Netanyahu goes through his role as the leader of an “endangered” state. Mahmoud Abbas? Well, he (at right) is just sitting by at the peace table, with … Continue reading

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