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 »
Obama’s Syrian Strategy Laughed At By Our Allies
Ever since Vladimir Putin intervened in Syria to save his client, Bashar Assad, and thereby save Russian face, the Obama administration has been at a loss for how to react. They don’t have the guts to confront Putin in any meaningful way — his entire regime is an ongoing criminal conspiracy an could justifiably be shut off from Western travel and access to Western banks | Read More »
James Clapper, Carl von Clausewitz, Vladimir Putin and why Russia is winning
As I’ve noted, the Obama administration, after having been humiliated by Russia’s Vladimir Putin at virtually every turn has resorted to telling anyone who still listens to them that Putin is in over his head, doesn’t know what he’s doing, bogged down, due for defeat, etc. etc. Today James Clapper, our Director of National Intelligence, was the latest administration luminary to make the claim: Moscow’s escalating | Read More »
Welcome to Barack Obama’s Syrian War.
Ah, sorry: ‘conflict.’ That’s what we call wars when we don’t want to call them wars. It’s sort of a tradition, for Democrats: see Korea, Vietnam, and Serbia. At any rate: …and so it begins. The White House will announce Friday that a small number of U.S. special operations forces will be sent into Syria, according to a senior U.S. official. The senior U.S. official | 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 »
Obama administration thinks Putin isn’t all that bright
Under the Obama administration we’ve seen American foreign policy reduced to internet trolling. The State Department opposed Russian adventurism in Ukraine with a Twitter campaign: The administration reacted to the mass kidnapping and sexual enslavement of young girls in Nigeria with a Twitter campaign (I have to admit that she looks scary enough for many to consider releasing their sex slaves and laying down their | 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 »
Some idiot Obama administration official opened his/her pie-hole on arming Syrian Kurds.
You do NOT talk about this! You do not BRAG about this! You do not tell a reporter, you do not tell your mother, you do not tell your priest, you do not tell your spouse, you do not tell YOURSELF!
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Confirmed: Cuban forces arriving in Syria
Yesterday, the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies reported that Cuban soldiers were in Syria: The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies has received information that General Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Head of the Cuban Armed Forces, visited Syria recently leading a group of Cuban military personnel sent by Cuba in support of Syria’s dictator Assad and Russian involvement in that country. The Cuban | Read More »
The Iran-is-bogged-down-in-Syria narrative begins
One of the key themes offered by the Obama administration in regards to Syria is that Russia and Iran will become bogged down in an unwinnable war against ISIS. This begs a couple of questions, if the war against ISIS is unwinnable then why are we engaged in it? And if it is not unwinnable, how will the Russians and Iranians become bogged down? The | Read More »
Obama: I thought training Syrian rebels was hokum all along
One of the central pieces of our alleged coalition in Syria was the training of a Syrian army that could both roll back ISIS and defeat Assad’s army. Just a year ago Obama had this to say: Here at home, I’m pleased that Congress — a majority of Democrats and a majority of Republicans, in both the House and the Senate — have now voted | Read More »
After getting its butt kicked, Obama administration warns Russia of Syrian “blowback”
Ever since the Russians started their intervention in Syria, the theme coming out of the White House has been that the Russians will get “bogged down” in Syria. When you read stuff like: Two U.S. officials told The Daily Beast they more or less hoped that Russia did dive into what they called the “quagmire” of Syria, a conflict that the U.S. has kept at | Read More »
Obama to throw up hands and quit on Syria
So three years, billions of dollars, and hundreds of thousands of shattered lives later the Obama administration is contemplating, according to Bloomberg, a “retreat” on Syria. A week into Russia’s military intervention in Syria, some top White House advisers and National Security Council staffers are trying to persuade President Barack Obama to scale back U.S. engagement there, to focus on lessening the violence and, for | Read More »
State Department: Russia is only in Syria because we are winning
Sometimes you really hope that the Obama administration thinks we are all so stupid that we believe whatever they say, because if they actually believe the stuff they are saying we are really f***ed. The Russian airstrikes on Syria are a sign that U.S. policy is working, a senior State Department official told shocked Syrian-American advocates in a private meeting on Monday. The “Russians wouldn’t | Read More »