Russia sends aircraft and trainers to Iraq
Nature, it is said, abhors a vacuum. The aphorism applies as equally to politics as it does to science. Back in 2011, the New Yorker had this insightful article on Obama’s disinterested foreign policy: Nonetheless, Obama may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine. One of his advisers described the President’s actions in Libya as “leading from behind.” That’s not a slogan designed for signs | Read More »
Was the Bush War Strategy Really About Toppling Saddam Hussein? Not in My View. What Should Happen Now.
We may never know if President Bush definitely knew if Saddam had WMD’s as none were found, but could that have been a façade for the real reason we invaded Iraq? It is possible any WMDs were slipped out to Libya or elsewhere before our troops arrived and other countries made the same claim, but I’m not sure it mattered in the long game. I’ll give him | Read More »
ISIL, Iran and the U.S.
This is me on June 15, 2014. And then on June 18, 2014… A top Iranian official said Wednesday that Tehran could consider working with the United States over the crisis in Iraq if talks on its nuclear programme are successful. Asked about possible cooperation in Iraq, President Hassan Rouhani’s chief of staff Mohammad Nahavandian told reporters in Oslo that the nuclear talks were a | Read More »
If Outsourcing is the WH’s Foreign Policy, Then at Least SHUT THE DANG DOOR!
Remember how the Left ranted and raged over American companies outsourcing jobs to other countries? So much so that the Democratically controlled House and Senate introduced bills in 2010, H.R.5622 and S. 3816 that claimed to reduce outsourcing and bring jobs back to the United States. Thankfully they both failed. So where is their outrage over the president outsourcing U.S. foreign policy to the likes of | Read More »
Obama to reward a state sponsor of terrorism for committing terrorism
What a difference six weeks make. Today John Kerry said that the United States is considering a partnership with Iran to stabilize Iraq: Secretary of State John Kerry cautiously signaled on Monday that the United States would be open to cooperating with Iran militarily in Iraq to beat back al Qaida-inspired fighters who pose an “existential” danger to that war-torn country and may look to | Read More »
The Unrest in Iraq and How It Will Impact the Economy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the unrest in Iraq, how it may destabilize the entire region and what the impact of rising oil prices will be on our economy and your bottom line.
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How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq
The President’s circle of jerks in the press are so invested in protecting their precious that they will not cover this extensively. In fact, I am absolutely shocked that NPR has interviewed Dexter Filkins and likewise shocked that the New Yorker would run Filkins’ expose on how Barack Obama lost Iraq and let it be turned into an Iranian colony. It is stunning and the | Read More »
Al Qaeda On The Run – From People Even More Savage Than Themselves
Image From Institute For The Study of War During the electoral silly-season that was 2012, Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney predictably clashed on Foreign Policy. Candidate Romney felt compelled to argue that America should keep troops in Iraq and trust the Russians about as far as we could throw them. Barack Obama disagreed with this assertion with his customary | Read More »
What Obama’s America Has In Common With the Theocracy of Iran
Data and Image Courtesy of National Center For Health Statistics TEHRAN — In their early 30s, married, and with prospects for successful careers, Bita and Sherag could be contemplating the logical next step in their lives: becoming parents. But for them and an increasing number of young, middle-class Iranians who are deeply pessimistic over their country’s future, raising a child is | Read More »
Tech at Night: No privacy regulation until we see evidence people want any.
We missed Tech on Monday because of Memorial Day, but I was sick anyway so it wasn’t happening. Still getting over my cold though, so this tech is about 2 hours late.
Here’s your periodic reminder that kids and teenagers shouldn’t be online unsupervised. Adult sexual predators are actively hunting them to take advantage of them.
Keeping data Internet-accessible is inherently dangerous to your privacy. Internet security is spotty but still users don’t actually quit services that gather their data, as their outrage is always short lived. People want convenience and innovation so I reject calls for bigger government to try to use FTC to enforce a privacy few actually want.
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Stand with Ted Cruz Against Iran Making a Terrorist its UN Ambassdor
Iran, being the ever-present thorn in our side that it is, has decided that Hamid Aboutalebi should be its next UN Ambassador. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Mr. Aboutalebi has a shady past, to say the least. In fact, he was connected to the 1979 Tehran Embassy Takeover should be its next UN Ambassador. . As the International Business Times notes: The | Read More »
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D, Oregon): soft on Iran, for apparently most of my life.
I appreciate the Oregonian nervously reporting* about the Washington Free Beacons’s chronicling of Senator Jeff Merkley’s knee-jerk tendency to apologize for a regime that hangs homosexuals and adulterers: I might not have gotten to it for a while otherwise. Anyway, it’s depressing how unsurprising this report is: The senator who fronted a campaign against new sanctions on Iran earlier this year has since 1979 been | Read More »
The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House is the title of a book by Edward Klein that was first published May 15, 2012. The Google eBook synopsis of this publication says: “It’s amateur hour at the White House. So says New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein in his new political exposé The Amateur. Tapping into the public’s growing sentiment that President Obama is in | Read More »
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, 2016 presidential election
, America’s founding ideals
, Barack Obama
, federal budget
, Garry Kasparov
, Gary Wiram
, Job Creation
, United States
Dear #EuroMaidan: President @BarackObama Is Not Your Friend
Everyone remembers this, no? I dare you not to view that video with fresh new eyes. I mean, do you honestly think that Obama’s statement was showing support for you guys? Ha! Peggy Noonan frisks the statement*: Here is what Mr. Obama said Wednesday, as the moment approached crisis in Kiev: The U.S. holds the Ukrainian government “primarily responsible” for restoring peace. “We expect peaceful | Read More »
The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Michael Rubin to talk about his new book, the Obama administration’s foreign policy and how this diplomatic strategy has impacted the world.
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