#Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle

The failed $500 million program to set up a proxy army in Syria was a test, US President Barack Obama told ’60 Minutes’, adding that he had doubts about the project from the start. He also ruled out sending US troops to Syria. “I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside of Syria,” Obama said in the interview. “My goal has been to try to test the proposition, can we be able to train and equip a moderate opposition that’s willing to fight ISIL?” Broadcast Sunday night, Obama’s interview … Continue reading #Obama was ‘skeptical’ of #Syria rebel #boondoggle

#Russians tell #US to remove warplanes from #Syria 

EXCLUSIVE (FOX News): Russian officials have demanded that American warplanes exit Syrian airspace immediately, a senior U.S. official told Fox News early Wednesday. The official told Fox News that Russian diplomats sent an official demarche ordering U.S. planes out of Syria, … Continue reading #Russians tell #US to remove warplanes from #Syria 

#Putin, #Obama meet on #UNGA70 sidelines

The leaders of Russia and the United States are holding a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, shortly after they both addressed the international community on urgent topics, varying from global terrorism to … Continue reading #Putin, #Obama meet on #UNGA70 sidelines

#Breaking! Obama adds More than 30,000 new #UN #peacekeepers  by 50 countries 

More than 30,000 new troops from over 50 nations will be added to the UN’s peacekeeping mission, US President Barack Obama announced on Monday.Obama stressed that for the UN to keep its peacekeeping mission from bending under “unprecedented strains,” more nations will need to commit troops.“Our collective security depends on it,” he said.Obama said the US itself will expand its support for peacekeeping missions, promising additional resources, more military officers, logistical support and construction projects. Source: More than 30,000 new UN peacekeepers to be added by 50 countries – Obama — RT USA Continue reading #Breaking! Obama adds More than 30,000 new #UN #peacekeepers  by 50 countries 

Breaking #Putin to meet #Obama at #UN General Assembly in New York

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, during his stay at the UN General Assembly, Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin press secretary, said.“A meeting with Obama has been coordinated,” Peskov said, adding that the Russian leader will also be negotiating with Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.Earlier reports suggested that the two leaders would meet to discuss the crisis in Syria. Source: Putin to meet Obama at UN General Assembly in New York – Kremlin — RT News Continue reading Breaking #Putin to meet #Obama at #UN General Assembly in New York