Tag: Hillary Clinton

Don’t compare John Kerry to Hillary Clinton: Men for tea, women for talk

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t compare John Kerry to Hillary Clinton: Men for tea, women for talk

People who fight for gender equality compare a man to a woman. Is it really fair to compare Hillary Clinton to John Kerry? What they have in common is selling US foreign policy to the rest of the world. Naturally, women are more diplomatic than men. Has Hillary Clinton achieved some diplomatic accomplishments during her four years […]

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Master diplomat Holbrooke dies: Death is a black camel that lies down at every door. Sooner or later you must ride the camel

Filed in Current affairs, Tragedy, US foreign policy by on December 15, 2010 0 Comments
Master diplomat Holbrooke dies: Death is a black camel that lies down at every door. Sooner or later you must ride the camel

The death of high profile diplomat Richard Holbrooke is big news. Some faces symbolize America internationally. Richard was one of those faces. Holbrooke achieved a lot for peace in Kosovo and was very critical of Hamid Karzai’s government involvement in corruption. Holbrooke and Karzai did not like each other very much. For sure, he served his country with […]

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Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, heroes or criminals? He who lives in the attic knows where the roof leaks

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on November 29, 2010 1 Comment
Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, heroes or criminals? He who lives in the attic knows where the roof leaks

The war of words between Wikileaks and the US administration is certainly one of the most interesting wars to watch. Can we trust the news that we watch or listen to every day? Why should we trust the US government’s claims that the release of top secret information will put its troops and informants in danger? […]

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Mahmoud Abbas is courageous: You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on September 7, 2010 1 Comment
Mahmoud Abbas is courageous: You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try

The confrontational regime of Iran has already predicted the failure of talks between Palestinians and Israelis. Tension is high between the Palestinian authority and Teheran. For sure, for the hard core Islamists, anyone who deals peacefully with Israel is seen as a traitor. The truth is, Israel will not be wiped off the world map, and […]

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Hamas doesn’t get it: Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on September 3, 2010 3 Comments
Hamas doesn’t get it: Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself

Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians have started in Washington. Like always, when both sides meet for talks, the extremists of both sides do everything to stop the progress. Yitzhak Rabin was killed by Jewish extremists. Anwar El Sadat of Egypt paid the price for making peace with Israel. Mahmoud Abbas is seen by Hamas as a traitor. For […]

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Newlywed Chelsea Clinton: Having beauty doesn’t mean understanding the perseverance of marriage.

Filed in Current affairs by on August 1, 2010 0 Comments
Newlywed Chelsea Clinton: Having beauty doesn’t mean understanding the perseverance of marriage.

One of the most publicized weddings of our time has happened: Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, New York. Being the daughter of Hillary Clinton, a strong woman who has seen the lows and highs of marriage, Chelsea’s journey will certainly start by learning lessons about the challenges of marriage. Money cannot guarantee a successful […]

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric: A good orator makes us see with our ears.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on February 17, 2010 0 Comments
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric: A good orator makes us see with our ears.

When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks, the West goes crazy. Tension is mounting between Iran and the United States and its allies about the nuclear matter. President Ahmadinejad understands that his words are carefully analyzed by his enemies. Clearly there is a sense of fear over the idea of a nuclear Iran. Iran’s neighbors know […]

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Words are like arrows. Throw them only when you know where they will fall.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on November 1, 2009 0 Comments
Words are like arrows. Throw them only when you know where they will fall.

Creating a diplomatic brouhaha this week in Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that it was hard to believe that no one in the Pakistani government knew where Al Qaeda leaders were hiding. I have to say that it takes a lot of guts to say loudly what everybody thinks in their hearts […]

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Better a single decision-maker than a thousand advisers.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on October 6, 2009 1 Comment
Better a single decision-maker than a thousand advisers.

President Obama‘s mind is torn right now between following his top military commander’s recommendations for more troops in Afghanistan or following some of his advisers who oppose adding more troops in Afghanistan. Rumors are saying that the president’s own advisers are divided: some are for more troops in Afghanistan, others against. Going either way will […]

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The folly of a man is not broadcast like that of a woman.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 12, 2009 0 Comments
The folly of a man is not broadcast like that of a woman.

The US Secretary of State lost her cool Monday when, as she heard it, a Congolese university student asked what her husband thought about a multi-billion dollar Chinese loan offer to Congo. Apparently the translator made a mistake and the student actually asked what President Obama, not former President Clinton, thought of the deal. Her […]

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