August 8th, 2012 06:02 pm    Comments Off on FIFTH POST – AUGUST 8, 2012 – WP ON CLINTON’S VISIT TO TURKEYLAND

FIFTH POST – AUGUST 8, 2012 – WP ON CLINTON’S VISIT TO TURKEYLAND

FIFTH POST – AUGUST 8, 2012 – WP ON CLINTON’S VISIT TO TURKEYLAND. Thanks again to John Esquire. Clinton’s decision to stop in Turkey on Saturday at the end of an unrelated Africa trip also reflects Turkey’s concern about the potential for a long civil war at its doorstep and the problems created by the…

February 9th, 2012 04:09 pm    Comments Off on NEW REPORTS ABOUT FRADKOV’S AND LAVROV’S VISIT TO SYRIA;

NEW REPORTS ABOUT FRADKOV’S AND LAVROV’S VISIT TO SYRIA;

February 9, 2012 – FIRST POSTING TODAY.  This coming in now:  A discussion between this writer and a source in Lebanon named Farid, whose ties to progressive forces are formidable, says that Mikhail Fradkov displayed frustration with the Syrian opposition’s unwillingness to sit down with Dr. Assad’s government without preconditions.  Secretary Fradkov made it clear that the…