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 »
Obama unveils Syrian plan: ‘Strategic Paralysis’
My colleague, Dan McLaughlin, wrote a must-read on Obama and Syria yesterday. In it we are given two models to choose from: Obama the Foreign Policy Wizard and Obama the Idiot. Anointing Obama a savant in every field has been an endeavor practiced by the American left with a devotion that would shame the North Korean media’s praise of the Kim du jour. The Nation has | Read More »
Barack Obama is Vladimir Putin’s Submissive Gimp
“Today we are seeing what leading from behind really means.”A story came out the other day that some beta males are now lecturing around the country that if you look too masculine it is unhealthy and potentially sexist. These guys who squat to pee really do not appreciate it when men behave like men and look like men. These are also Obama voters who have | Read More »
The Obama Administration Goes Big On Extraordinary Rendition
You may remember the great hue and cry during the Bush Administration – mostly from people who now support President Obama – over the terrible, horrible, no-good practice of “extraordinary rendition.” In a nutshell, this involved handing over suspected terrorists (and people with information useful to catching terrorists) to foreign governments that lack our scruples about torture and other forms of coercion in extracting information | Read More »
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 »
Putin’s Growing Influence in the Middle East
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Rob Tracinski to discuss the rise of Vladimir Putin in the Middle East, then Kevin Burgess talks about the need for more accountability from NFL refs, and Matt Lewis discusses the race for Speaker and the 2016 Democrat field.
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Obama cries ‘no más’ in Syria
Over the week end I posted on what I see to be the real Russian strategy in Syria: use highly provocative actions and statements to create a narrative that Russia is the dominant power and America is on the decline. This strategy is working because Obama apparently lives in a universe where everyone is working together to achieve what is good rather than the universe | Read More »
Freedom From Religion Foundation: America’s Islamic State
The Islamic State, when not torturing and murdering its neighbors, has been destroying religious monuments and artifacts, particularly focusing on artifacts of Baal worship, and other pre-Islamic architecture. Sounds crazy right? But here at home we’ve got the Freedom From Religion Foundation, seeking to destroy all religious monuments it deems heretical. And nobody seems ready to stop them.