November 7th, 2014
05:59 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Remembering fall of Berlin Wall, is Obama a Republican, and a Syria plan

Watch "Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

On GPS this Sunday: First, Fareed offers his take on the implications of the midterm elections and why he believes President Barack Obama still has time to do big things over the next two years – especially in foreign policy.

Then, it is 25 years ago this Sunday that the Berlin Wall began to fall – an event that too much of the world by surprise. Fareed speaks with then-U.S. National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft and a former top British foreign policy advisor, Charles Powell.

Then, the economy, immigration, politics...How well do you know your world? GPS will share some sobering numbers on just how little many Americans (and others around the world) really know. See how you fair on the quiz here.

And, Fareed speaks with Bruce Bartlett, an economics columnist, author and historian who argued in a recent article in the American Conservative that President Obama is actually a  Republican. He’ll explain why.

Also, the White House appears to have no real solution for the ongoing crisis in Syria. Nor does the Republican Party. But Fareed will talk to a man who says he does – and he has ideas that seem to make a lot of sense.

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  1. Blue Saffron

    BTW I have added snail urine to my list of drinks. Thick mucous like drink, but I find it to be very tasty.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:27 am | Reply
  2. Garam Masala

    Ahhhhh....

    Some purple colored, dhoti wearing hindoo terrorist/rapists troll/s squatting in a cave in India. Rubbing mustard oil on his d ik trying to m asturbate looking at Durga Maa's photo. Incense made out of cow d ung is burning nearby. Suicide belt hangs on wall. Human feces all over the floor.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:27 am | Reply
    • Cherub

      Too funnieeeee!!!

      November 8, 2014 at 8:41 am | Reply
  3. Lizzet

    Oh Blue Saffron. You are so disgusting. Go back to Pakistan. You pig.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:28 am | Reply
  4. Garam Masala

    I eat my own poop. I add ketshup and mustard oil. Mmm so good.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:30 am | Reply
  5. Garam Masala

    Mama Stay....

    Some purple colored, dhoti wearing hinddoou terrorist/rapists troll/s squatting in a cave in India. Rubbing mustard oil on his d ik trying to m asturbator looking at Lakhshmi Maa's photo. Incense made out of cow d ung is burning nearby. Suicide belt hangs on wall. Human feces all over the floor.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:30 am | Reply
  6. Garam Masala

    Oh yes. Blue Saffron is a big poop eater

    November 8, 2014 at 8:31 am | Reply
  7. Garam Masala

    NamaStay

    Some purple colored, dhoti wearing hindoo terrorist/raypist troll squatting in a cave in India. Rubbing mustard oil on his d ik trying to m asturbate looking at Kali Maa's photo. Incense made out of cow d ung is burning nearby. Suicide belt hangs on wall. Human feces all over the floor.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:32 am | Reply
  8. Blue Saffron

    Give me poop. I eat

    November 8, 2014 at 8:32 am | Reply
  9. Blue Saffron

    You forgot cut and paste "Ahhhh....."

    November 8, 2014 at 8:34 am | Reply
  10. Garam Masala

    Hello my name is Kishore and I am a Monkey, an Indian monkey like my God Hanuman who is an ape. Sometimes I go bananas and start raiping in India. I love to gang raipe because as monkeys we move in a pack plus it is India's national sport.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:34 am | Reply
    • Cherub

      India will inaugurate gang raiping as a sport next olympics.

      November 8, 2014 at 8:42 am | Reply
  11. Garam Masala

    Hindu a ss is very flexible and big as most have been pounded since they were kids [Gandos]. Not to worry as we also have jars of petroleum jelly ready for smooth penetration of Lord Gandu Ganesh's snout in hindu gand [a ss].

    November 8, 2014 at 8:37 am | Reply
  12. Gobble Gobble

    Let's talk turkey, Fareed:

    :::20% of women or 140 million women have been gang rhaped in India

    :::60% of men or 420 million men in India think that gang rhaping and burning the wife alive for dowry by spraying kerosene and lighting her up is acceptable.

    :::There is a rhape every 2 seconds in India

    ::: 85% of women in India have been groped, their breasts pulled like pork and a ss fingered

    ::80% of hinddoous track to rail tracks to defecate in India.

    From toilets to rhape to your mouth, Fareed. Some issues worth your intake.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:40 am | Reply
    • chri§§y

      LOL. Love the part about rail tracks

      November 8, 2014 at 8:53 am | Reply
  13. Cherub

    Churchill::

    I stood in front of The Taj Mahal and took in all the good that the Moghals stood for.

    I read about the Temples of Khajurahu and the evil that Kali Maa stands for.

    Two cultures: The Moslem Moghals – so very enlightened. The Hindus – epitomy of terrorism.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:44 am | Reply
  14. banasy©

    Just back from gang rhaping in New Delhi, India. What a night. Just like diwali.

    November 8, 2014 at 8:48 am | Reply
    • chri§§y

      Yummy. So much for Tea Party. This is the REAL party.

      November 8, 2014 at 8:52 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Nope.

      November 8, 2014 at 11:12 am | Reply
      • Philip

        Ahhhh... Must have been Amritsar then. Rhape is rhape banarsy wherever it is.

        November 8, 2014 at 11:21 am |
      • banasy©

        You seem infinitely versed in it, faux Philip.
        I've never been to India. Sorry.

        November 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm |
  15. chri§§y

    Lol. @banasy we got two girls and raiped them on the moving bus in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi. Then we had goll guppas to celebrate..

    November 8, 2014 at 8:51 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Nope.

      November 8, 2014 at 11:13 am | Reply
      • Philip

        So you rhaped three?

        November 8, 2014 at 11:19 am |
      • banasy©

        Nope.

        I'll type this slow slow you can understand it.

        I've never been to India, and I've ra~/b>ped no one, faux Philip.

        You seem quite knowledgable about the subject though; you've experienced it first-hand?

        November 8, 2014 at 12:04 pm |
  16. Paid Basher

    Indian undergarments oftentimes smell bad.

    November 8, 2014 at 10:07 am | Reply
  17. j. von hettlingen

    The Tea Party has gone to Sarah Palin to eat samosas , eh Joey?

    November 8, 2014 at 10:53 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

      Strange that you ask. They sprinkled chhaat masala on their burritos and suffocated.

      November 8, 2014 at 10:58 am | Reply
  18. Philip

    Obama's foreign policy is based on eating pakoras in Alaska. The twain shall never meet.

    November 8, 2014 at 11:01 am | Reply
    • Philip

      No it's not @my shadow. Obama's foreign policy is financed by The Barack H. Obama foundation that IRS Louis Lerner secretly granted 6 year retroactive tax exempt status. Do you work for Paid Basher?

      November 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Reply
      • Missy

        He works for KKK. They hang people like you from the tree.

        November 8, 2014 at 1:21 pm |
      • banasy©

        The Barack H Obama foundation is not affiliated with the POTOS, and as such, does not affect the President's foreign policy decisions whatsoever.
        As you are the poster Paid Basher, Philip, you would know who your employees are, one assumes, Philip.

        November 8, 2014 at 3:32 pm |
      • banasy©

        Oh, I inadvertently used your name twice in the same sentence. Sorry.

        November 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm |
      • banasy©

        Oh, and mistyped POTUS. An edit feature would be useful.

        November 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm |
  19. chri§§y

    And i shall type this slowly so that derp ass troll can understand...MY NAME IS NEVER IN BLUE AND MY LAST POST WAS ROUGHLY 11:30 PM LAST NITE!

    November 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      .... and after that you put up your makeup & stilettos and hit the street? Hey .... Looking for some fun tonight.

      November 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Reply
    • Better Tomorrow

      Whoever you are I don't care. Cut your crap.

      November 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Reply
  20. Philip

    He he. Looks like I have my shadow back. Hey little buddy. Thanks for the free advertising.
    Is Obama are publican?.Heck no. He's a democrat. Can't you read. Reagan was a democrat too. For all of his Hollywood career. Then the G.O.P. hired him to act like a republican governor. But that's beside the point. Obama IS a democrat just like you.

    November 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • Missy

      Don't you get sick of posting crap all day long?

      November 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Reply
    • Better Tomorrow

      And you too, nerd. Don't waste our time with your bull crap.

      November 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  21. Blue Saffron

    After reading the less than desirable comments being posted by you know who now i understand that why Lord Churchill said that – At times you need to pick up weapon to uphold the righteousness and goodness. At times, you have to wage wars because you seek peace. This higher concept of "duality" of the nature of the universe and humanity, seems contradictory at first to an ordinary intellect, but that's the ultimate truth.

    Let me see if I can get these comments back on track with some semblance of decorum.

    November 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Churchill also had to lie sometimes and say V-2 rocket attacks were terrorist attacks. If British subjects had become aware of NAZIs having rockets that left earth's atmosphere and reentered landing on London, subjects would begin fleeing the kingdom.

      November 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        This is why the RAF not only bombed those launch pads, but tried not to foster needless panic with their "Keep Calm And Carry On" campaign.

        November 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm |
    • banasy©

      Winston Churchill was a known bigot.
      He liked neither the Hindu nor the Muslim faiths. Using him as an appeal to authority is rather useless.

      November 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Reply
  22. Blue Saffron

    Mr. Gould, thank you for your kind words. I am not a hero just an ordinary guy expressing his opinion. Some people want to muffle me. That will NEVER happen. I am deeply rooted in my convictions and consider it sacrosant to share it with others. I call blue blue and black black.
    Not shades in between.

    November 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Reply
  23. Blue Max

    @Blue Saffron mucho gracias for your efforts.
    Hiwver, one can't have a discussion of ISIS without having a discussion of India. Berlin wall or no wall.
    In America we have a blue wall. No biggie.
    Savvy? So let's talk.

    November 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Reply
    • Blue Max

      Oooops...."Hiwver" should have come out " However." Fat fingers.

      November 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  24. Blue Saffron

    Agreed Blue Max. As the preacher said terrorism elimination needs to be the mainsail of our foreign policy not by beating them but by addressing the root causes such as Palestine, Indian Occupied Kashmir et al.

    November 8, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  25. Better Tomorrow

    The bottom line is that we have been at war and will continue to be for some time. Nuclear option is very much in the offing.

    November 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  26. Blue Saffron

    Foreign Policy 101:

    Dick Cheney accurately put it in perspective:

    The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation.

    November 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      The bottom line is that the only way to have peace in Afghanistan and lessen regional tension is split India into pieces. It has become too big to govern or create any value for western countries or even for its own population. We have invested a lot of resources in India over the past two decades and given a lot of aid to prop it up. There has been no return on this investment. Instead India has squandered all the resources in building nuclear weapons while poverty remains rampant in the country. We need to revisit our relationship with India. American taxpayers will not tolerate this anymore. We need to take care of our own populace going forward. We cannot be exporting jobs to India or giving it financial or technical handouts.

      November 8, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        Of course, we can carve out a hindu nation along the a portion of the western coast where they can continue to practice their medieval culture and hopefully come into the folds of the modern world within the next century.Otherwise, I am afraid, extremism will continue to fester in that region and continue to become a threat for the western nations.

        November 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm |
  27. Blue Saffron

    The thesis of the aforementioned dissertation is that smaller independent states will generate tremendous economic demand for western nations, be democratically more efficient and easy to manage, Christian friendly, religion tolerant, a great source of demand for military equipment from the west, culturally h omogenous and will unleash opportunities for the people that will eradicate poverty. Moreover, the currently subjugated and enslaved minorities will have a place they can call home, have their s kin in the game and work harder and with a passion to keep that neighborhood clean from extremists.

    November 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Reply
  28. Stefan Appleby

    Bravo @Blue Saffron. You have me going this Saturday afternoon. I am grilling my steaks and veggies while having merlot as I write this. You can imagine how pumped I am after reading your post.

    The way I reckon, we have been fighting a war for the past twelve years with no end. Our soldiers have shed blood to no end. Their families are suffering. Has even one Indian soldier sacrificed his life in helping the Americans, NATO and western countries in fighting this war? The answer is a resolute NO. Folks, just think about it, 1.2 million Indian Army soldiers are sitting in trenches doing what???? Sure the heck beats me. Americans are now questioning the US Congress as to what they are doing to correct this unsustainable relationship with India. The India caucus is being monitored by citizen groups. If they don't respond to the needs of the American people political contributions to them will be severely impacted.

    November 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Reply
  29. chri§§y

    @ Philip if your 1:13 and 1:15 posts were directed at me you should say so. AND if they were i am not amused!

    November 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  30. Zhang Wei

    It has become quite evident to me that an India desk has emerged at GPS. Therefore, I will now start a China desk. I will henceforth debate the Chinese issues. Of course, others can partake or initiate as deemed appropriate by them. Just a heads up.

    November 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Reply
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