The Russian infringement of Turkish airspace is bigger than it seems
One of the many dangers of the grotesque lack of leadership shown by the Obama administration is that it gets a lot of people killed and raises the risk of a multi-national armed conflict breaking out for not particular policy end. This is not a case of Napoleon’s dictum about it being necessary to break eggs to make an omelet. Rather this what the Obama | Read More »
The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: another cost of the Iran nuclear deal
Faysh khabur, Iraq. 14th August 2014 — Displaced members of the Yezidi community carrying goods and food cross the Tigris river on the Faysh Khabur bridge crossing as they make their way from Syria into Iraq. — As the evacuation of displaced members of the Yazidi community from the Sinjar Mountains continues, thousands of displaced people cross the Iraq-Syrian border at | Read More »
Obama’s Strategy to Combat ISIS Still Doesn’t Look Good
During his State of the Union speech on last Tuesday, one of the few proposals he made that I could approve of was his push for an Authorization of Military Force against ISIS. It’s a proposal that is long overdue. However, it unsurprisingly appears like we should not get our hopes up too much. On this past Thursday, the administration held a classified briefing with | Read More »
Kurds not invited to conference on combating ISIS
Amid the smoking ruins of Obama’s sophomoric attempts to stem the progress of ISIS, one of the few bright spots is the performance of the Kurds. Iraqi Kurds in particular but the Kurds in general have been our most reliable ally. Where the Iraqi army did a re-enactment of Johnny Hortons’ description of the British in his song, The Battle of New Orleans and the | Read More »
Obama and the betrayal of the Kurds
What is unfolding in the Syrian town of Kobane is a cautionary tale on the danger of alliance warfare and an object lesson of the fearsome duplicity of the Obama administration. If you have been following the story, there may be as many as 40,000 Kurds, residents and refugees, on the city of Kobane. They are just a few hundred yards from the Turkish border | 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 »
CIA now directly arming Kurds.
When this came out, it was a ‘question’ who was doing it.
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Obama’s Iraq response is a waste of time
This afternoon US Navy F/A-18s launched from the USS George H W Bush struck ISIS targets in northern Iraq. This will go down in history as a strong contender for the “Too Little Too Late” award. Were thousands of people not being killed it would be a farce. The problem facing the United States in Iraq is both political and military. The root of the | Read More »
The central Iraqi government wants the Kirkuk oil fields bacHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Do not underestimate how seductive the promise of long-term stability can to be to somebody who currently lacks it.
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Bombing Damages Iraq’s Largest Oil Refinery
You heard right, Iraq. While everyone has their collected eyes on Libya, the powder keg in Iraq is ready to go off: One day after thousands of Iraqis took to the streets in a “day of rage” to protest food and water shortages, protesters gathered in the northern regions of the country to call attention to poor basic services. Around 2,000 protesters gathered in Sulaymaniyah | Read More »
Shades Of A Bond Thriller.
It’s pretty incredible stuff, more so as hard information coming out of Iran is so fragmented and sketchy. I’m speaking, of course, of the ‘accidental’ explosion at the Imam Ali base, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s arms and ammunition depot at a ‘secret’ facility, which had extensive underground storage and launching facilities for the Shahab-3 long-range missile. Satellite imagery of the area around Imam Ali base. | Read More »
China Ditches US Dollar with $50 Billion IMF Bond Purchase
Last Wednesday China officially began to move away from the U.S. Dollar as it’s reserve currency when it purchased $50 billion in bonds issued by the International Monetary Fund. The Chinese government has agreed to purchase up to $50 billion worth of International Monetary Fund bonds, the first such notes in the fund’s history, the IMF said Wednesday. The global organization said the note purchase | Read More »
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