Monday, January 28, 2013

Two recent video segments, one commenting on Obama's inauguration, the other the controversial WEF interview with Ehud Barak

Obama II: Can the US President cash in on his victory? (part 4)
François Picard and his panel comment on Barack Obama's second inauguration as it happens, with a look at the US President's objectives and challenges for the next four years.
http://www.france24.com/en/20130121-debate-part-4-obama-inauguration-usa-economy-foreign-policy
(My commentry begins about 06:50 minutes into this segment. I am also in earlier parts, but this is the more interesting, I think.)

War with Iran? Peace with the Palestinians? My interview with Ehud Barak at Davos
http://christopherdickey.blogspot.fr/2013/01/war-with-iran-peace-with-palestinians.html

The New York Times article about the Barak interview:
Israeli Official Hints Pentagon Plans May Make Lone Strike on Iran Unnecessary
By ISABEL KERSHNER
Published: January 26, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/world/middleeast/defense-official-hints-that-israel-is-stepping-back-from-plans-to-unilaterally-attack-iran.html?_r=0

The Daily Beast article about the interview.
Ehud Barak at Davos: U.S. Could Strike Iran to Block Nuclear Progress
by The Daily Beast Jan 25, 2013 11:23 AM EST
If sanctions fail to halt Tehran's nuclear weapons development, the Pentagon has plans for a 'surgical operation' to end the threat, the Israeli defense minister told The Daily Beast in a wide-ranging interview at Davos.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/25/ehud-barak-at-davos-u-s-could-strike-iran-to-block-nuclear-progress.html

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