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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Shocker: Syria to miss deadline on Obama WMD deal

Posted by: Phineas on December 30, 2013 at 3:42 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Hey, didn’t the Assad regime get the message that Obama really meant it when he said he was really, really serious about getting Syria to give up its chemical weapons? Keep this up, and he’ll go tell Putin on them: Syria’s failure to move part of its chemical weapons arsenal to a […]

 

US, Russia, reach sham deal over Syrian chemical weapons

Posted by: Phineas on September 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas With John Kerry as our lead negotiator, so you know it’s good: The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week. The agreement will be backed by a […]

 

Obama, Chamberlain, Putin, and Alinsky all walk into a bar…

Posted by: Phineas on September 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas It’s a busy Friday today (whine… whimper), but here are a few items worthy of your consideration, all tied to the Syria mess and what it’s revealed of Barack Obama’s incompetence: First, Bill Whittle in the lastest Afterburner remembers another time of weakness at the top and the monumental fatuousness of relying […]

 

If Obama-Putin were a boxing match, it would have been stopped on a TKO

Posted by: Phineas on September 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Or if it were T-Ball, the 10-run rule would have been invoked to save Obama’s pride. Remember how I mentioned that Obama had leaped at an offer from Putin to settle the Syrian chemical weapons crisis? Well, just as Charlie Obama was ready to kick that football through the goalposts in his […]

 

Spinning so fast I’m dizzy: Obamabots claim Obama’s strength forced Putin and Assad to negotiate

Posted by: Phineas on September 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Wow. This, I think, wins the award for brass, even for this administration. From “Baghdad” Jay Carney: “…And let’s be clear. What we’re seeing with the Russian proposal and the Syrian reaction has only come about because of the threat of — the credible threat of U.S. military action. Before this morning, […]

 

#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 […]

 

“Unbelievably small” describes a number of things about Sec. of State John Kerry

Posted by: ST on September 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm » 6 Comments

Not the least of which is his brain!  Via Slate‘s Joshua Keating (bolded emphasis added by me): Over the weekend, Kerry described the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons as “our Munich moment,” telling an audience in France, “This is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter. … This is not the time to send a message […]