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Iraq war timeline: 10 years later, and Iraqi deaths continue to climb

I invite the reader to compare the photograph below, taken November 21, 2013, with the one on the cover of my book (left), taken February 4, 2007.

Iraqi men inspect the site of a blast that took place the previous day outside a cafe in Baghdad’s Bayaa neighborhood on November 21, 2013. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

This . . . → Read More: Iraq war timeline: 10 years later, and Iraqi deaths continue to climb

Nearly 6,000 Iraqis killed in 2013—is this “Mission Accomplished?”

Oct. 27, 2013. A crane lifts a burned car while residents inspect the site of a car bomb attack in the Sha’ab neighborhood of Baghdad. Ten cars rigged with explosives blew up in predominantly Shiite Muslim areas in Baghdad on Sunday, killing dozens, police said. (Karim Kadim/AP)

Car bombs went off all over Iraq . . . → Read More: Nearly 6,000 Iraqis killed in 2013—is this “Mission Accomplished?”

73% of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have been on Obama’s watch

In total, 2,144 U.S. military personnel have given their lives fighting in and around Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP File Photo)

73% of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have been since Barack Hussein Obama began his reign.

CNSNews reports:

In the war that Congress authorized against al Qaeda only three days after that attack, the . . . → Read More: 73% of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan have been on Obama’s watch

Obama’s Syria debacle: a humiliating slap-down any way you look at it

Ed Asner, left, and Mike Farrell (Getty Images)

Obama’s Syria debacle has turned out to be a humiliating slap-down any way you look at it.  As I have noted in previous posts, Barack Hussein Obama never had proof that the regime of Basher al-Assad was responsible for gassing people.  Without clear evidence that could be . . . → Read More: Obama’s Syria debacle: a humiliating slap-down any way you look at it

Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Iraq bombings. Where’s Paul Bremer?

Sadr City, Baghdad, August 28, 2013. (BBC)

Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the recent wave of Iraq bombings.  Not to sound trite, but what else is new?

What I’d really like to know is how Paul Bremer is doing.  I hope he’s OK, and that he’s making a lot of money, typical of former government high rollers.  Let’s . . . → Read More: Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Iraq bombings. Where’s Paul Bremer?

Marines open infantry training to enlisted women—it’s just a study!

Pfc. Schevlle Woodard from Grand Prairie, Texas, prepares to head out on a 15-kilometer night march with male and female Marines during Marine Combat Training Feb. 21 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. (Scott Olson / Getty Images) [I wonder how heavy that rucksack is? I like her hair, though. So stylish!]

 

The Marine Corps (to . . . → Read More: Marines open infantry training to enlisted women—it’s just a study!

Obama on Syria: ‘We May Not Be Directly Imminently Threatened.’ ???

A spokeswoman for Obama’s national security council said the US would consider its options in the light of the vote. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

Barack Hussein Obama on Syria:

We may not be directly imminently threatened by what’s taking place in a Kosovo or a Syria or a Rwanda in the short-term but our long-term . . . → Read More: Obama on Syria: ‘We May Not Be Directly Imminently Threatened.’ ???

Obama and lawmakers claim Syria strike ‘national security interest’

Barack Hussein Obama and John “Bobble Head” Boehner

Obama, and what one news outlet calls “top lawmakers,” are claiming that a strike on Syria is in the ‘national security interest.’  How so?

As the Obama administration’s national security team prepared to make its case to Congress for a strike on Syria, and President Obama spent his morning doing the . . . → Read More: Obama and lawmakers claim Syria strike ‘national security interest’

Pentagon: insider attacks on Coalition forces in Afghanistan spiking

AP

According to a July 31, 2013 report in The Washington Free Beacon, the Pentagon claims that insider attacks on Coalition Forces in Afghanistan have been spiking.

So-called “insider attacks” on coalition forces in Afghanistan have sharply increased and become more coordinated as America pulls out of the country, jumping by 120 percent from 2011 . . . → Read More: Pentagon: insider attacks on Coalition forces in Afghanistan spiking

Due process for companies tied to al Qaeda: US still using them!

A U.S. soldier stands guard at the site of suicide attack in Wardak Province of Kabul Afghanistan, November 23, 2012. (AP)

Apparently, firms in Afghanistan under contract to the US, with proven ties to al Qaeda, can still continue to do business us!  Crazy?  Insane?  You bet.  That’s political correctness US for you.

The U.S. . . . → Read More: Due process for companies tied to al Qaeda: US still using them!