Despite the US’ bottomless PR budget to influence overseas, people are not attracted by what’s on offer as they are tired of US interventionism, exceptionalism, and the bombing of their countries, Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute told RT.
The US has bases in 100 countries around the world, is escalating its involvement in the Mid-East and meddling in Ukraine’s affairs yet taking a moral stand against Russia trying to influence other countries, the Answer Coalition’s Richard Becker told RT.
The size and content of the Ukraine-UAE arms deal are yet to be confirmed, and who is paying for it, but Kiev will certainly play up its symbolic significance, security analyst Charles Shoebridge told RT.
US President Barack Obama has asked the Republican-led Congress for formal authorization for use of military force against jihadist group Islamic State and associated forces in order to "show the world we are united in our resolve to counter the threat."
Washington should stop making dangerous moves, like arming Kiev with US weapons, and must put the Ukrainian conflict into a wider context of crises, cooperating with Russia to solve them, Martin Sieff, columnist for the Post-Examiner newspaper, told RT.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has been fined for not clearing the snow from the sidewalk in front of his house after a blizzard hit Boston. The excuse, according to his spokesman, was “Diplomats – they’re just like us.”
While top US diplomats have privately backed a weapons ban amid the bloody civil war in South Sudan, a new report indicated that US National Security Advisor Susan Rice is chiefly responsible for stalled attempts at an arms embargo in the oil-rich nation.
President Barack Obama and other US officials are receiving criticism for not attending Saturday’s ‘Unity March’ in Paris. The rally included more than 40 world leaders who showed solidarity with 17 victims of multiple attacks last week.
It is useless for Washington to try to pressure Moscow on the world arena; instead, it should take into account the other side’s interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry as the two officials met in Rome.
The contradictory statements coming from US President Obama, John Kerry, and top military officials show that the US government is in bad shape and there is no cabinet solidarity, Patrick James, Director of USC's Center for International Studies, told RT.
United States President Barack Obama secretly wrote last month to the leader of Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, in hopes of having the Ayatollah Khamenei join America’s fight against the so-called Islamic State.