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“This too will pass” – Firing of Andrew McCabe and American global leadership

“This too will pass” – Firing of Andrew McCabe and American global leadership March 18, 2018 — Ambassador Curtis Ward offered comments on Jamaica radio station RJR’s popular weekly news review show, That’s a Rap, with acclaimed journalist and host Earl Moxam. In the wake of the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, questions arose on the threat to America’s system of justice and America’s moral authority in global leadership;  and highlighted...

U.S. Global Policies U.S. Politics

Drums of War Resonates Across America

Drums of War Resonates Across America  Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (14 April 2017) — What’s next for America – War or Peace?  Will the Drums of War grow louder, or will diplomacy and peace triumph? While there is hope, the future doesn’t look so good for peace. It appears from statements by President Donald Trump that U.S. military leadership is in total control of how, when and where a military response is used in furtherance of U.S. geopolitical and geostrategic objectives...

Geopolitics U.S. Global Policies U.S. Politics

Tomahawks over Syria: Trump’s Impulsive Response to Assad’s Carnage

Tomahawks over Syria: Trump’s Impulsive Response to Assad’s Carnage Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (10 April 2017) — No civilized society should tolerate or ignore crimes against humanity. The use of chemical weapons, internationally outlawed, is a war crime. The chemical weapon attack which took place on April 4, 2017 at the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria was carried out by aircraft. As at this writing, no evidence has been offered proving Syrian leader Bashar...

Global U.S. Politics

“America has come to its senses” Part 2 – Along came Obama

As Barack Obama comes to the end of his eight-years as President of the United States of America, many there are who are beginning to make their assessments of his tenure. They should all try to remember where the world was in 2008 before attempting those assessments, says Ewart Walters whose article below was written in November 2008 at the moment of his election victory.   “America has come to its senses” Part 2 Along came Obama by Ewart Walters The last act in this immorality play was...

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Tribute to President Obama: “America has come to its senses” Part I

As President Barack Obama comes to the end of his eight-years as President of the United States of America, many there are who are beginning to make their assessments of his tenure. They should all try to remember where the world was in 2008 before attempting those assessments, says Ewart Walters whose article below was written at the moment of Barack Obama’s election victory in November 2008. “America has come to its senses”  Part I Oh yes, we can! by Ewart Walters In the sweet...

Banking & Finance Geopolitics U.S. Global U.S. Politics

Russia Warns U.S., Sanctions Will Affect Cooperation on Syria

Russia Warns U.S., Sanctions Will Affect Cooperation on Syria Curtis A. Ward (26 Dec 2016) —The Russian Government, in response to new U.S. sanctions on members of Russia’s financial sector, imposed on December 23, 2016, warns the Obama Administration of the sanctions’ adverse effect on Russian cooperation on Syria.  A statement by the official representative of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Lukashevik warned specifically that, “If the Administration continues...

Geopolitics Global U.S. Politics

Obama Sticks it to Trump’s Russian Partner

Obama Sticks it to Trump’s Russian Partner Curtis A. Ward (22 Dec. 2016) — I have been watching and waiting to see what action President Barack Obama would take against Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and critical sectors of the Russian economy in response to Putin’s interference into the U.S. presidential elections.  As President Obama said in his final press conference on December 16, 2016, there would be responses that are known to the public and there would be responses not...

Geopolitics Global U.S. Politics

Trump v. Congress on New Russian Sanctions

Trump v. Congress on New Russian Sanctions Curtis A. Ward (10 Dec. 2016) — When faced with indisputable facts that the Russian Government interfered with the U.S. presidential elections Congress will be forced to act by imposing new sanctions against Russia. President Barack Obama will have the last laugh as he sets the table for a showdown between a Republican Congress and a Republican President.  Lest anyone should forget, Republican leaders plotted from day one of the Obama...