A series of blasts kill 36 people in and around Baghdad over a two-hour span, and an Islamic State advance on the city sparks concern among Iraqis. (Reuters)
Last week the Washington Post reported the Islamic State was within 14 miles of Baghdad International Airport (“BIAP”). Mortar rounds are hitting the city regularly, with many . . . → Read More: Islamic State on outskirts of Baghdad, but not “imminent threat”
The revelations last week about chemical weapons being found in Iraq in the years following the U.S. invasion is nothing new. (Watch the Fox News interview with Paul Bremer, the person who single-handedly created the insurgency in Iraq. His opinion is always worth listening to.)
Several times after the invasion old artillery rounds were found by . . . → Read More: Chemical weapons were found in Iraq—but this isn’t news.
Turkish Lt. Gen. Erdal Ozturk, second from left, and others listen as President Obama speaks during a meeting with more than 20 foreign defense ministers Tuesday at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. (Evan Vucci/AP)
The first of the previous two posts discussed the U.S. failure to identify the enemy in Iraq before and after the 2003 invasion, and the . . . → Read More: ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part III)
American journalist James Foley minutes before his execution, possibly by a British member of ISIS, on August 19, 2014.
In my previous post I discussed the lunacy of George W. Bush’s contention that it’s the Iraqi people who need to decide if they want freedom, from ISIS or whatever. I described how the Iraqi people can’t . . . → Read More: ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part II)
Members of the Einsatzgruppen (SS mobile killing units) execute Jews on the outskirts of Kovno, 1941-1942.
ISIS has now become the modern-day Nazis.
It’s hard to believe, but ISIS could actually be worse than al Qaeda. It massacres hundreds of people at a clip, similar to what the SS special police units did to the Jews, Poles, Russians and other “sub-humans” . . . → Read More: ISIS, the US and UK: the future of Iraq and Middle East (Part I)
As the impending threat of an ISIS takeover of Iraq looms in the not too distant future, one is left with questioning the effectiveness of Barack Hussein Obama’s airstrikes-only campaign. I’d say it isn’t working very well.
Obama refuses to change his strategy in the face of overwhelming evidence it isn’t working. Meanwhile, ISIS is getting stronger . . . → Read More: ISIS takeover of Iraq appears imminent—so much for airstrikes
ISIS “supporters.” (Getty)
Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta just came out with his memoirs which, just like former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’, blasts Barack Hussein Obama for being a lousy leader. Looks like a pattern.
If Obama was doing a good job, or even a half-decent one, would the previous two Secretaries of Defense each . . . → Read More: Panetta: decisions by Obama made battle against ISIS harder
West Point graduate David Petraeus with his future wife, Holly Knowlton, daughter of West Point superintendent Lieutenant General William Knowlton, on June 5, 1974. (Vanity Fair: “David Petraeus’ Winning Streak,” March 30, 2010. Photo: Bettmann/Corbis)
The article below was written by General David Petraeus.
Thanks to my fellow veterans:
I remember the day I . . . → Read More: General David Petraeus on serving in the U.S. military today.
Woman fighters from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units: Three women (not pictured) were among five Kurdish fighters reportedly beheaded by Islamic State militants after they were captured near Kobani. (Polaris)
That “JV” Obama referred to—ISIS—beheaded ten more unlucky people this week, including three women. Five of them were peshmerga fighters from Kurdistan.
In case you’re . . . → Read More: How’s Obama’s “JV?” ISIS beheads 10, including 3 women.
James Clapper, Director of U.S. National Intelligence
Barack Hussein Obama, true to form, threw the U.S. intelligence community under the bus yesterday, blaming it for “underestimating” the threat from ISIS. This is another of the many cases of Obama not taking any responsibility for his own screw ups, but blaming them on others who work . . . → Read More: Obama throws U.S. intel under the bus on ISIS threat.