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.
(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

The New York Times article about the Barak interview:
Israeli Official Hints Pentagon Plans May Make Lone Strike on Iran Unnecessary
Published: January 26, 2013

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.

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