Monday, January 28, 2013

Video of Ömer Güney, suspect arrested in Jan. 9 murder of Kurdish activists when he was at the crime scene watching the police investigate


Omer Güney Cinayet Mahallinde par Haberdesin

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

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Abdullah of Jordan, Ehud Barak of Israel and other snippets from Davos

Jordan's King Abdullah: "The New Taliban Are In Syria"
by Christopher Dickey Jan 25, 2013 11:59 AM EST
Speaking at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, King Abdullah warned of Al Qaeda's presence in Syria and said that it could take years for peace to return to the war-torn country.


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.

This is a link to the full 30 minute video of interview with Ehud Barak:


Inside a Davos Dinner of Global Superstars
Jan 23, 2013 8:00 PM EST
At a Davos dinner hosted by Newsweek and The Daily Beast in partnership with Credit Suisse, a diverse group of global movers and shakers take on the world's problems.

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Check out "Why Women Can Save Europe," plus recent pieces on Depardieu and murdered Kurds

Watch this space for coverage of Mali, Algeria, Syria ...
But in the meantime:

Snapshots at the latest demo in Jordan:
http://ibnbattuta.blogspot.com/2013/01/just-another-friday-afternoon.html

Newsweek: Why Women Can Save Europe, 21 January 2013
(If just enough of them reach the corporate boardrooms…)
http://nswk.ly/XHI4aS

The Daily Beast: Slaughter in Paris: Who Killed the Kurds? 10 January 2013
Three female Kurdish activists were killed in the heart of Paris, it
was discovered today. Christopher Dickey and Tracy McNicoll on
possible motives—and the threat to peace.
http://thebea.st/ZMeTYk

The Daily Beast: The Return of Gerard Depardieu? 31 December 2012
France's proposal to tax millionaires at a whopping rate of 75 percent
has been rejected. But the actor says he's still headed for fiscal
exile—and with reason.
http://thebea.st/UEp7H9

France 24: The World This Year, December 2012
Barack Obama proved formidable as a campaigner but what will his
legacy be as president? Also in 2012, France renews with a Socialist
president while the understated Mohamed Morsi surprises friends and
foes alike in Egypt.
http://f24.my/URKRwt

France 24: The World Next Year, January 2013
In 2013, Iran returns to the polls a different country in a different
region from four years ago. Also, Angela Merkel rules the roost in the
run-up to Germany's general election, and will it be continuity or
change under new leadership in China?
http://f24.my/UdBz0c

This is my personal mailing list, which I use to keep in touch with a
few friends and acquaintances. If you reply, the email comes straight
to me.
I try not to send these out too often, but if you feel they are
crowding your inbox, just email asking to be removed from the list and
I will be happy to oblige.

Looking forward to a brilliant New Year from under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, 9:42 am, January 1, 2013

The clouds are clearing, the wars are ending, the elections are over -- a great new year has just begun.

War with Iran? Peace with the Palestinians? My interview with Ehud Barak at Davos



This is 30 minute interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year was conducted as part of the series "An Insight, An Idea," in a small auditorium called "The Studio" on January 24.

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