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Byron Shire
March 9, 2021

Obama’s shot in the dark

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Obama’s ‘shot across the bow’ is itself a breach of international law and is better described as a shot in the dark as its ramifications are unpredictable not only for the Middle East but for the world.

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay

 


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