US Army in action in Iraq– and still no SOFA
On Sunday the US involvement in Iraq, in its current manifestation, escalated: The United States sent attack helicopters into combat against Islamic State targets west of Baghdad on Sunday, the first time low-flying Army aircraft have been committed to fighting in an engagement that the Obama administration has promised would not include “boots on the ground.” The U.S. Central Command, in a statement about U.S. | Read More »
Leon Panetta: Obama to blame for Iraq mess
The new memoir titled “Worthy Fights” by former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director Leon Panetta is causing a stir. In the book, Panetta firmly lays the responsibility for the current mess in Iraq at Obama’s doorstep: “My fear, as I voiced to the President and others,” Panetta writes, “was that if the country split apart or slid back into the violence that we’d | Read More »
Kay Hagan: Winds of War or Hot Air of Election Season?
As Real As Kay Hagan Image Credit: Pro Wrestling Scoops So what do Jeff “Man-o-saurus Rex” Merkley Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) 12%, Bruce “The Beastinator” Braley Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), Al “Da Warhamma” Franken Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) 6% and Kay “Haggar the Horrible” Hagan [mc_name name=”Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)” chamber=”senate” | Read More »
The New York Times Bedazzles Us With Coruscating Brilliance
The Flag Over Tom Friedman’s Flat World The newspaper smart enough to know where Jesus is buried was at it again. According Thomas Friedman there are US Presidents who had it easy; and then there are those who have to flat out suffer. Here’s his latest effort to generate a few more web clicks for the Senile Grey Lady. In several | Read More »
WaPo might be insinuating Obama’s strategy won’t work
I’ve been doing a lot of WaPo reading lately, and I’m starting to notice a trend there and in the rest of the liberal media – there is a definite wariness on the part of the journalism elite regarding the Middle East. They posted a story with a headline you might not expect to see from them, “As U.S. takes on the Islamic State, al-Qaeda | Read More »
Stealthy F-22 Fighter Makes Combat Debut in Syria
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the F-22’s combat debut in Syria, America’s next generation fighters and what future threats U.S. air-power may face.
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ISIS is What Islam Is Getting Paid To Become
The Post-modern Manson Image Credit: UK Daily Mail The Somali and Algerian immigrants, the German and American converts, the black burkas and dyed beards, headed into the dying summer to kill Christians and Kurds, Turkmen and Shiites, to behead babies and crucify critics, don’t seem like monsters. Sultan Knish Something really great happened to me over the weekend. I dutifully attended | Read More »
The Myth of Moderate Islam
Steven Crowder makes the case that moderate Islam, as told by our liberal betters, is a myth. (With a little help from Dana Loesch!) ‘ Crowder tears apart the moderate Muslim myth in a blistering new “Louder with Crowder” this week, addressing the blatantly ridiculous claim made by President Obama that ISIS is “not Islamic.” From the legal execution of converts to the the institutionalized | Read More »
Where I Was On September 11
Until September 11, 2001, I worked in the World Trade Center, halfway up Tower One. I wasn’t doing political blogging at the time, but was writing “the Baseball Crank” as a weekly baseball column for the online edition of the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Here’s my account of that day, written for ProJo two days later while it was all still fresh. We run this every | Read More »
Rand Paul’s Begrudging Concession To Reality
Welcome To The Game of Thrones Senator Paul You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you. – Leon Trotsky Rand Paul would rather the United States not engage in a costly, frustrating and bloody fight against ISIS. ISIS doesn’t care what Senator Paul thinks about much of anything. They are atavistically determined to make America care | Read More »
Obama’s Golf War
President Obama was so enraged by the evil doers’ terrorist murder of photojournalist James Foley that he interrupted his golf vacation and tried to sound stern for five minutes. According to the White House transcript, Obama’s obligatory statement on the “brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL,” started at 12:52 P.M. EDT and ended at 12:57 P.M. EDT. Eight minutes later, after fighting | Read More »
So What If The Junior Varsity ISIS Wins?
Iowahawk On Iraq Image Credit: David Burge via The American Digest The truth comes to President Barack Obama gradually. It seeps in through his delusions of adequacy in quantum waveforms. One small packet of wavelets penetrates the smug cloud after another. We see a prime example of this in how he’s handled the predictable chaos in Iraq after His Eminence washed | Read More »
President Obama Attempts To Treat Israel Like Apartheid South Africa
Barack Obama’s Message With The FAA Shutdown President Obama has taken sides in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. By having the FAA ban flights into Ben Gurion Airport, he has taken sides in the conflict. The result of the ban was that US commercial carriers were canceling all flights to that destination. Israel was effectively isolated in a way that | Read More »
Barack Obama On A Shot Down Plane Vs. Ronald Reagan
Obama Almost Cares People say the meanest things about Our Glorious Lead, Oops I mean President Barack Obama. They accuse him of golfing too much and caring too little. Some have even suggested that he has checked out 2 ½ years before he’s supposed to relinquish the Presidency. Today he had a chance to change all that. A Malaysian Airliner was | Read More »
Nobody Expected The Iraq Disintegration. Its Chief Weapon Was Surprise!
Revealing Politics released a new video today that highlights in the starkest possible way the failure of the President’s policies, aims, objectives, and understanding with regard the Middle East and to America’s military needs and national interests overall. The video (and its subjects) speaks for itself. Devastating. .