POLITICO’s Michael Crowley tries to convince us Obama is one tough hombre
There is virtually no one left on the planet that believes the Iran nuclear deal is anything other than a huge fraud designed to allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. The White House has basically stopped denying the substance of the deal. The AP is running a story on the secret annex to the agreement that requires the P5+1 to provide Iran with nuclear | Read More »
US troops sharing bases with Iranian led militias in Iraq
Back when the President of the United States was still interested in maintaining US power in the Middle East, we had troops in Iraq who were actually involved in killing terrorists. The most potent weapon against our troops was the roadside bomb that created what was called an “explosively formed penetrator.” This device enabled a relatively primitive and decidedly low-tech weapon to defeat a lot | Read More »
The 200th Anniversary of Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by David Pietrusza to discuss today’s 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, some of the forgotten players, and how Napoleon, one of the greatest generals of all time, was defeated at his most important battle.
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John Kerry gaslights the media on Iranian compliance
This rogue regime we suffer under has acquired several trademarks. It is unconscionably vicious towards dissent, it is monumentally incompetent, and it is a master of gaslighting. I’ve touched on this latter theme before, as a refresher Gaslighting: a form of psychological manipulation that occurs when an abuser makes a victim doubt their own perceptions, memories, and sanity. The 1938 stage play Gas Light, known as Angel | Read More »
If President Obama Has No Strategy Yet To Fight ISIS, Why Is He Sending 500 More Soldiers To Fight ISIS?
Motto Of The Obama Foreign Policy President Barack Obama could end his Potemkin war against ISIS in one of two ways. He could annihilate the enemy, or he could write off Iraq and Syria. This is a tough leadership decision that a real leader would agonize over. Barack Obama in no way resembles a real leader. He will take the easy | Read More »
NO DEAL: Senate Fails To Pass Short Term Extension Of Spy Program
Led by Rand Paul, opposition successfully prevented short term extension of the Patriot Act on Sunday.On Sunday, key intelligence gathering provisions of the Patriot Act, set to expire at midnight, were not extended by the U.S. Senate in an 11th hour vote that took place just a week after the fate of the program was left hanging after resistance, largely organized | Read More »
Obama 2012: I Ended The War. Obama 2015: Only The USA Patriot Act Can Save Us!
He’s Here To save Us! President Barack Obama bragged during his 2012 Reelection Campaign that he ended the war in Iraq. GM alive, Bin Laden dead, Barack Obama 2012! Barack Obama was dismissive when told that threats still remained. He initially described ISIS as “the JV.” For all who would listen he loudly proclaimed a victory for peace. Now that [mc_name | Read More »
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Former CIA Director on Benghazi: What difference at this point does it make?
Former CIA Director, the nonpartisan former chief of the nonpartisan CIA, Mike Morrell has taken to the nonpartisan POLITICO to snivel about the emails Benghazi emails being released by Judicial Watch. The results are so pathetic that one gets the feeling that Morrell, himself, is laughing as he writes it. He calls his effort Debunking the Benghazi Myth. The obvious flaw in Morrell’s piece is that | Read More »
Obama official: our Iraq policy is the same as our critics’
The Obama administration has three tried and true ways of dealing with crises. First, they blame others. Now seven years into his regime of shame, Obama is still trying to blame George Bush for everything. Second, they gaslight, that is they tell you against all evidence that something is working. Just this week, the White House claimed that its Iraq policy was working. I mean, | Read More »
Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success
I’m not making this up. To recap, this week saw Iraqi forces driven out of the city of Ramadi after what was classified as elite Iraqi units executed that tactic perfected by the now-defunct ARVN: di di mau. In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units abandoned their U.S.-provided equipment to Islamic State fighters and fled the area, leaving several hundred soldiers surrounded | Read More »
With ISIS Making Gains, Is It Time for U.S. Ground Troops?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by David PAtterson to discuss ISIS victories in Iraq, the special forces raid that killed one of their leaders, and if it is time to send in U.S. ground troops.
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Slate’s William Saletan: the dumbest man on the internet
Sometimes you read stuff so bizarre that it simply takes your breath away. Slate, which set the standard of intellectual rigor with its epic expose of the cruel sport of monkeyfishing, has always been a motherlode of lackwits who can be counted upon to say the most bizarre things to boost their pageviews. One of the black holes of intelligence at Slate is a guy | Read More »
The Mayaguez Incident
The hijacking of the Maersk Tigris by the Iranian armed forces and their attempted piracy of the Singapore flagged Alpine Eternity it is fitting that we take a look at a similar incident that took place 50 (math is hard) 40 years ago. On May 12, 1975 the US container ship, SS Mayaguez passed within 12 miles of Cambodia, then under the Khmer Rouge regime thanks | Read More »
Obama: that chlorine gas Syria is using, well I’m fine with it
On April 22, 1915, the German army launched an attack to reduce the Allied salient at Ypres, Belgium. After the preparatory bombardment died down, the Germans released chlorine gas from canisters (5730 90-lb canisters) they had moved to the frontline trenches. The gas, which is heavier than air, was propelled by the wind and seeped into trenches manned by French reservists and colonial troops. Panic | Read More »
Iran bill passes; the Constitution continues to die
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 54% and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A%, with the willful acquiescence of most of the GOP, have in one act abrogated their responsibility, gutted the Constitution, and put the US on an irreversible glide slope towards a nuclear war involving Iran. The House on Thursday passed legislation requiring congressional review of a nuclear deal with | Read More »