Russia ‘one step from war’ with U.S. after Syria airstrike | Daily Mail Online

English: SOCHI. With President of Syria Bashar...

English: SOCHI. With President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. Русский: СОЧИ, БОЧАРОВ РУЧЕЙ. С Президентом Сирии Башаром Асадом. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GRAND KREMLIN PALACE, MOSCOW. Dmitry Anatolyev...

GRAND KREMLIN PALACE, MOSCOW. Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev takes the presidential oath. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Much as I dislike the sensationalism of the reporting from the UK’s Daily Mail, it captures the fears of a retaliatory escalation following Trump’ bombing in Syria. It cites Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev denouncing Donald Trump for attacking ‘the legitimate government of Syria’ and for allegedly breaking international law without the approval of the UN.

Source: Russia ‘one step from war’ with U.S. after Syria airstrike | Daily Mail Online

The rhetoric is getting ugly as the US explores the evidence of Russian complicity in chemical attacks. But we now have a dangerous situation in which two of the world’s leaders are narcissists supported by populism and fake news.

Thoughts?

Putin dares, Obama dithers | The Economist

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to this hard-hitting lead article from the Economist to hear Vladimir Putin, Russia has become the leader of a new global war on terrorism. More importantly, it continues that by contrast Barack Obama seems wearier by the day with the wars in the Muslim world that America has been fighting for more than a decade.

Source: Putin dares, Obama dithers | The Economist

The headline says it all, ‘Putin dares, Obama dithers’.

Obama’s foreign policy disasters will take decades to unfold but surely history will not be kind Obama? He will probably remembered  as a disaster. He’s too weak to take effective executive decisions. Perhaps, history will remember Obama as the ditherer?

If Obama was the Prime Minister of the UK, the knives would have been out long ago and he would have been hounded from office.

Perhaps, Obama can be encouraged to leave office early?

Thoughts?