Goodbye Obama


Defence: US approves record $38bn Israel military aid deal

The ties among Israel and US was strained since last year. Today, US departament of state has announced it reached a deal to Israel ons its military aid in value of 38 billion dollars for next 10 years.

The agreement, to be signed on Wednesday, follows 10 months of talks.

It was approved despite frustration within the Obama administration at Israeli settlement building.

The agreement, which replaces a 10-year package set to expire in 2018, “constitutes the single largest pledge of bilateral military assistance in US history”, said the state department.

After that, US president Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during at UN general assembly on next week.

Conclusion: More weapons for great ally.

US: Obama’s Dalai Lama meeting angers China

US president Barack Obama had met with Tibetan leader Dalai Lama on White House. It was criticised by Chinese Government which considers Dalai Lama as separatist leader.

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman condemned Wednesday’s meeting.

“If the United States plans this meeting, it will send the wrong signal to Tibet independence and separatist forces and harm China-US mutual trust and cooperation,” said Lu Kang.

Conclusion: China is very furious with Obama.

US 2016: Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton

In first time on 20 years. US president endorses any presidential candidate. On Thursday, Barack Obama announce his endorsement to Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.

Speaking in a video tweeted out by Mrs Clinton, Mr Obama said she may be the most qualified person “ever” for the role of president.

The two are set to start campaigning together on rally in Wisconsin next week.

“I want those of you who’ve been with me from the beginning of this incredible journey to be the first to know that ‘I’m with Her.’ I am fired up and cannot wait to get out there and campaign for Hillary,” Obama said in the video.

Conclusion: More troubles for Trump.

UK: Barack Obama says Brexit would leave UK at the ‘back of the queue’ on trade

In his visit to UK, US president Barack Obama had met the royal family and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Speaking on press conference, he said Britain would go to the “back of the queue” for trade deals with the US if it votes to leave the European Union.

He said Britain was at its best when “helping to lead” a strong EU and membership made it a “bigger player” on the world stage.

Prime Minister David Cameron said being a member of the EU strengthened Britain’s “special relationship”.

On the UK’s upcoming referendum on its EU membership, he said: “This is our choice – nobody else’s – the sovereign choice of the British people – but as we make that choice, it surely makes sense to listen to what our friends think.”

Obama said: “The UK is at its best when it’s helping to lead a strong European Union. It leverages UK power to be part of the EU. I don’t think the EU moderates British influence in the world, it magnifies it.

“America wants Britain’s influence to grow, including within Europe.”

On whether he should be intervening on the UK’s referendum, he said: “Let me be clear: ultimately this is something the British voters have to decide for themselves.

“As part of our special relationship, part of being friends is to be honest and to let you know what I think, and speaking honestly, the outcome of that decision is a matter of deep interest to the US, because it affects our prosperity as well.”

Many British eurosceptics like London Mayor Boris Johnson and UKIP leader Nigel Farage has criticised him as the most anti-British president.

Conclusion: Obama was clear, but British politicians has forgotten it.

Latin America: Fidel Castro scorns Obama’s Cuba visit

The former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has published an article on state-run Gramma newspaper which scorns the visit of US president Barack Obama to Cuba last week.

Fidel said Cuba didn’t need any gifts from the “empire”.

He described Obama’s words of reconciliation as “syrupy” and warned they could give Cubans a heart attack.

In his 1,500-word letter, Fidel also reminded readers of the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961, in which a CIA-sponsored paramilitary force of Cuban exiles attempted to take over the island.

However, the 89-year-old ex-leader also said his “modest suggestion” was that Mr Obama “reflects and doesn’t try to develop theories about Cuban politics”.

Conclusion: This is the Fidel way to criticises US imperialism.