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Good news from the UN…until you stop to think about it

No one likes a party pooper, but the great rejoicing coming out of the United Nations this week following the resolution on Syria's chemical weapons and Iran's new-found desire to cut a deal over its nuclear programme urgently needs tempering with reality.

So before we start popping champagne corks, here's are some reasons to pause for thought:

Be under no illusion, Iran, Russia and Syria are driving the agenda here...

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Ineptitude at the Top

Notice the thread running through these episodes. In each one, Obama and his administration sought one thing and got another. They produced unintended consequences. In domestic policy, this would merely be unfortunate. In carrying out national security policy, unintended consequences are dangerous at best, catastrophic at worst...

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Obama waives ban on arming terrorists linked to al Qaeda to aid Syrian opposition…

President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah...

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