Why is the Islamic State treating Turkey as an ally?
The Islamic State is an unrecognized country bordered by Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and the Kurdish-controlled regions south of the Turkish border. The Islamic State is actively fighting the governments of Syria, Iraq, and the Kurds. However in Turkey, when the Islamic State bombed Ankara, they bombed the socialist, pro-Kurdish parties, who were protesting in opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his crypto-Islamist Justice and | Read More »
US troops heading back to combat in Iraq AND Syria
Can we just take a moment here to indulge in that most sublime of human emotions in the political sphere: schadenfreude. That delight you get when you watch your political opponents (and in this case the enemies of your country) run about naked, baying at the moon, and rubbing themselves with feces. Shot. President Obama kept his promise to end the war in Iraq: pic.twitter.com/6kz7Fduh | Read More »
Death of US soldier in Iraq will not be classified as combat
Early Thursday morning, Iraq time, a unit of Kurd commandos with US advisors (I’m presuming Special Forces) raided an ISIS installation to free a large number of prisoners being held there, including about three dozen Iraqi government soldiers. In the course of the raid, one American was killed. An American soldier was killed on Thursday morning as American and Kurdish commandos raided an Islamic State | Read More »
Despite administration denials, Russian ground attack is succeeding
Last week forces allied with Syria strongman Bashar Assad kicked off their offensive with the aid of Russian air support. The administration was quick to proclaim this was going to be a quagmire for the Russians and result in ‘blowback.’ Right on schedule, left wing media began toeing the administration line: Assad’s first big Russia-backed campaign is not going well This, by the way, written by the | Read More »
Russia takes command of fight against ISIS in Syria
Russia has launched its first airstrikes against ISIS. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia suddenly escalated the stakes in his contest with the West over influence in the Middle East on Wednesday, as Russian pilots carried out their first airstrikes in Syria. Russian warplanes dropped bombs near the central city of Homs, according to American officials in Washington, who spoke on the condition of anonymity | Read More »
Barack Obama Shoots Messengers Instead of Members of ISIS
MI in The Era of Obama. Intelligence needs to be free of censorship in order to be, well, intelligent. In order to be distinguishable from propaganda, it has to report results impartially. Bad news cannot be tossed in the garbage. It doesn’t necessarily have to be broadcast to the general public through a bullhorn, but it can’t be deliberately hidden from | Read More »
Corbyn is the UK left’s tantrum against Bush and Blair
Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday was the decisive winner of the UK Labour Party leader’s election, an event many of us believe to be great news for the UK Conservative Party. It’s worth taking a moment to look at why this happened, and why this is terrible news for Labour’s electoral chances.
9-12, The Patriot Act and Islamic Terrorism
Same As It Ever Was, Same As It Ever Was,…. The United States Government needs to do one of two things in regards to the Post 9-11 existential threat of anti-western terrorism and the Orwell State we have erected to combat it. We can go Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88% or we can go Genghis Kahn. Instead, as | Read More »
, 95% TSA Failure Rate
, Cherry-Picked Intelligence
, Drowned Boy From Syria
, Genghis Kahn
, Global War on Terror
, Hillary's Homebrew Server
, OPM Hack
, Orwell State
, Rand Paul
, USA Patriot Act
, War on Terror
Let us stop pretending that the Iraq War was the Worst Thing Ever.
Stop pretending that the Iraq War was the worst disaster to ever befall America. Or even that it was particularly a disaster at all. At least, under Bush.
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The Blood on Barack Obama’s Hands
The warning signs were there in 2009. President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras sought a referendum to change the Constitution of Honduras to allow himself a longer tenure in office. The Honduran Constitution permanently bars multiple terms and it is not an amendable provision of the nation’s constitution. The Honduran Supreme Court ruled that Zelaya had overstepped his bounds and Zelaya sought to stir up civil | Read More »
Iraqi Report: US Special Forces now in direct combat with ISIS in Iraq
As one of my bosses in the Army was fond of saying, “We ain’t got time to do it right but we always got time to do it over.” Now four years after Obama and Hillary Clinton contrived a reason to give our troops the bum’s rush from a won war in Iraq, we are back in combat there. Not just with aircraft but with | Read More »
Jeb Bush attacks Hillary on Iraq
Welcome Media Matters readers. Thanks for the promotion and pageviews. Take a tour of the site, I’m sure you’ll find much more to be offended by. If Hillary Clinton possesses any unique selling propostion beyond proving even a homely woman can sleep her way into power, it is her tenure as Barack Obama’s secretary of state. That seems to be a slender enough reed | 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 »
George W Bush patiently explains the facts of life and war to his successor.
George W Bush patiently explained the other day that wars are only won when you have troops actually present. Will this administration start listening?
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