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Another US journalist beheaded by ISIS

Posted by: Phineas on September 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Photo source) The savages of the “Islamic State” have sent another message to the United States: Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, [Steven] Sotloff was threatened in that video with death unless the U.S. stopped airstrikes on the group in Iraq. In the video distributed Tuesday […]

 

Let’s remember how #JamesFoley lived, but also how he was brutally murdered

Posted by: ST on August 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm » 6 Comments

For those of you who were under the radar and missed this horrifying news from earlier this week: In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley – and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. Even […]

 

ISIS proclaims Caliphate; H. Beam Piper nods

Posted by: Phineas on June 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Bringing the medieval into the modern world, the psychotic jihadis of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have declared their leader “Caliph,” the ruler of all Muslims: An offshoot of Al-Qaida which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic “Caliphate” and called on factions […]

 

Does the White House know anything about *anything*?

Posted by: ST on June 21, 2014 at 10:56 am » 8 Comments

Great piece from Fox News detailing at least ‘9 times the Obama administration was blindsided’ – or allegedly blindsided, anyway. Here’s a sneak peek: 1. Islamist militants gaining in Iraq The New Yorker (1/27/2014): “In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been ‘decimated.’ I pointed […]

 

Romney on Iraq: “Our foreign policy is run by bumbling incompetents”

Posted by: Phineas on June 16, 2014 at 6:31 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, okay. Mitt didn’t really say that; I was just interpreting what I take to be the subtext of this interview with NBC’s David Gregory: Via National Review, here’s the key passage: “This administration, from Secretary Clinton to President Obama, has repeatedly underestimated the threats faced by America, has repeatedly underestimated our […]

 

Suicide-bombing instructor blows up his own class

Posted by: Phineas on February 10, 2014 at 2:47 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As you can imagine, I’m shedding rivers of tears over this news. Tears of laughter: A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army […]

 

Iraq and Syria: al Qaeda on the march

Posted by: Phineas on January 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Boy, it’s a good thing President Obama destroyed al Qaeda, isn’t it? Otherwise they’d have conquered the world, by now. As it is, we can be grateful they only control more territory than they ever have: From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda […]

 

Smart-Power Success! Al Qaeda takes Fallujah!

Posted by: Phineas on January 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Not “al Qaeda central,” as the Obama administration likes to call it, but the revived affiliate “al Qaeda in Iraq” (Zarqawi’s old outfit), which is more or less merged with its Syrian equivalent in one big happy family of murdering jihadi psychos. And, taking advantage of internal Iraqi political frictions, they’re making […]

 

#Syria (Video) Why we went to war in Iraq

Posted by: Phineas on September 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas While the world waits to see if Obama will get his war …no…  warning shot across the bow …er… targeted, limited attack …umm… Wait! I got it!… “unbelievably small, limited kind of effort,” or if Vladimir Putin (!!) will save him from being mocked, comparisons inevitably come up to our invasion and […]

 

WaPo fact-checker: Kerry needs to stop lying about his “opposition” to the Iraq war

Posted by: ST on September 10, 2013 at 11:27 am » 3 Comments

You know what they say, you know the lie is bad (certainly not “unbelievably small“) when the reliably liberal Washington Post gives you four – count ‘em – four Pinocchios for fibbing about your position on possible war with Iraq.  Glenn Kessler writes: You know, Senator Chuck Hagel, when he was senator, Senator Chuck Hagel, now secretary of […]