A Marine recruit in formation during boot camp, February 27, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
The never-ending farce of trying to get women in combat branches of the US military drags on. Recently, the Marines gave it a shot with the requirement that females be able to do three . . . → Read More: Women in combat: Marines looking for women who can do three pull-ups!
Bremer is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, December 14, 2004
In Washington accountability is a concept that’s so rare most people don’t know how to spell it. Finally someone (other than me) has written an article about the lack of accountability in Washington. At least . . . → Read More: Accountability: in Washington there is none—screw ups get swept up
Jan. 19, 2014 – A gunmen takes cover during clashes with Iraqi security forces outside Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)
The same day Barack Hussein Obama called the new al Qaeda ”jayvee”, meaning neophytes on the terrorism field, they blew up at least 28 people in Baghdad. Looks like the “jayvee” might be going . . . → Read More: Another 28 Iraqis blown up by al Qaeda, what Obama calls the “jayvee”
Jan. 17, 2014: Fallujah, Iraq, following days of fighting between Iraqi security forces and the new al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This picture, however, is typical of what Iraq looks like everywhere. While I was there, it kept reminding me of a garbage dump with people living in it. (Sadam . . . → Read More: Now it’s really Obama’s War: arms—and possibly troops—on their way
Generals Jack Keane and Stanley McChrystal at the Pentagon. Keane retired from the army to pursue a second career making a fortune in the military-industrial complex, while McChrystal was later fired for insubordination in Afghanistan.
With Obama’s war in Iraq escalating, there is talk in Washington that US troops should go back. This is no . . . → Read More: Obama’s War Part II: Jack Keane and the Military-Industrial Complex
Jan. 7, 2014: Gunmen gather in a street as they chant slogans against Iraq’s Shiite-led government and demanding that the Iraqi army not try to enter the city in Fallujah. (Fox News)
It’s Obama’s war now.
The new brand of al Qaeda—the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant—seized a cache of US weapons . . . → Read More: Obama’s War Part I: al Qaeda seizes US arms left for Iraq’s army
Iraq and the new al Qaeda are in the process of creating a disaster in the Middle East.
Last week the new “brand” of al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), captured the towns of Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province. A look at the map shows how close Ramadi is to Baghdad, about . . . → Read More: Iraq and the new al Qaeda: a disaster in the making in the Middle East
Iraqis take part in funeral prayers for one of those killed in a shootout during the arrest of the prominent Sunni lawmaker Ahmed al-Alwani. (Reuters)
The sectarian violence in Iraq is getting worse, nearing levels not seen since 2006-2007. It’s getting really bad over there.
Violence in Iraq has reached its worst level since . . . → Read More: Sectarian violence in Iraq is getting worse, nearing 2006-2007 levels
Anti-Iraqi government gunmen are seen during clashes with security forces on December 30, 2013 in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, West of Baghdad.
The violence in Iraq continues as the Shi’ite-controlled government of Nouri al-Maliki cracked down on Sunnis December 30th.
Deadly clashes broke out and mosques called for holy war as Iraqi forces . . . → Read More: The violence in Iraq continues as the government cracks down on Sunnis
Iraqis gathered in Tikrit on Tuesday to pray over journalists killed in an attack claimed by a Qaeda-affiliated group. (Mahmoud Al-Samarrai/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)
Security in Iraq is for all intents and purposes non-existent. The violence continues unabated, while al Qaeda grows more powerful each month. The level of violence is as . . . → Read More: Security in Iraq: as al Qaeda grows, Iraq has to buy arms from the US