July 18, 2012

The First Victim of Obama's New War

The Hindu, The Hindu

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Mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf have come home to India in a most tragic way: An Indian has been killed and three more injured when a United States Navy vessel fired on their fishing boat off Dubai.

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TAGGED: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Persian Gulf, Iran, India, 2012, Barack Obama


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July 17, 2012
Obama or Romney: Who's Better for Mideast?
Jeff Goldberg, Bloomberg
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July 9, 2012
Where's Obama's Mideast Policy?
Elliott Abrams, Pressure Points
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July 16, 2012
Why Obama Is Succeeding in the Mideast
Peter Beinart, Daily Beast
The recent massacres of hundreds of Syrian citizens in the towns of Houla and al-Qubair, many of them children, has focused the world’s attention on Russia, which has been charged with shielding the Bashar al-Assad regime from... more ››