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  • Save the Kurds
    Clarifying Turkey's position about Kurds
    Turkey views Kurdish fighters as PKK, that it classifies as terrorists perhaps as much as it does ISIS. The Kurdish PKK wants to establish an ethnic nation-state for Kurds like the ISIS want to establish a caliphate in an overlapping space. All...
  •  The Miracle of the Kurds,  by Stephen Mansfield
    "The Miracle of the Kurds, a Remarkable Story of Hope Reborn in Northern Iraq,"
    ISIS, Peshmerga, Kurds and Kurdistan lead national news stories, yet the average American knows little about them except for ISIS's recent barbaric acts of terrorism. However, Stephen Mansfield, New York Times bestselling author hopes to...
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    Biker boots on the ground: Dutch bikers join Kurds to fight ISIS
    Barack Obama may have pledged no boots on the ground, but as the old cliché goes: The bikers didn't get the memo. Call it a case of biker boots on the ground,Fox News and the Breitbart.com news portal are both reporting on Oct. 15, 2014, that...
  • "The Miracle of the Kurds, a Remarkable Story of Hope Reborn in Northern Iraq,"  by Stephen Mansfield
    The Miracle of the Kurds, by Stephen Mansfield
    ISIS, Peshmerga, Kurds and Kurdistan lead national news stories, yet the average American knows little about them except for ISIS's recent barbaric acts of terrorism. However, Stephen Mansfield, New York Times bestselling author hopes to...
  • Why does ISIS appear so strong in Kobani?
    Why does ISIS appear so strong in Kobani?
    The situation with ISIS in Syria and Iraq is making less and less sense. How did ISIS emerge to be a force that has Iraq and Syria on its heels? Why is it that developed nations are having such difficulty knocking them out?First, we are observing...
  • Kurds need reinforcements
    Kurds get some much needed wins, and there is more
    Kurds are gaining ground in strategically important border crossing areas between Syria and Iraq. That is very good news. From this excellent description from the Associated Press, Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas, the Kurds are up against ISIS who...
  • Newsweek
    The psychological castration of ISIS by Arab women
    "With the advent of women actually killing them on the field of battle, that may have crippled more than a few ISIS fighters both below and above the belt line..."With the White House and Pentagon's brain trust somehow missing this,...
  • 49 Hostages held by ISIS released
    49 hostages held by the Islamic State released: ISIS softening or ransom paid?
    Saturday, 49 hostages (46 Turks and three Iraqis) were released by ISIS after capturing them over 100 days ago. However, there are many questions lingering in terms of what motivated the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants to free the...
  • Nouri al-Maliki being replaced as Iraq Prime Minister
    Iraqi P.M. made redundant, U.S. warplanes hitting militants hard
    After the shocking announcement last evening that Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister of Iraq and ally to the United States, had begun mobilizing Shiite militias to strategic power sites across Baghdad, all in an apparent effort to fend off his...
  • Arming the Kurds
    Hindsight becomes U.S. foreign policy Iraq
    Having the CIA arm the Kurds is a tactical and essential action that is to enable the Kurds to defend their territory and to regain some strategic lost assets that include a hydroelectric dam and an oil field. What would be next?Option A: Solicit...
  • Air drops to trapped Iraqi Yazidis continues
    Republican warnings about ISIS attack on America puts Obama in a terrible spot
    According to a Sunday story in the Washington Examiner, Republicans such as Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Peter King are warning President Obama that failure to act more forcefully against ISIS may result in an attack on the American homeland...
  • Barack Obama
    Obama foreign policy lesson of the day
    This is not a tongue in cheek or cynical report, it is a factual lesson delivered by President Obama from the White House lawn while standing before his helicopter that is ready to whisk him away for a vacation trip to Martha’s Vineyard. The...
  • Stranded Yezidis
    U.S. on a mission to supply stranded Iraqis
    ISIS and Sunni fighters have forced 50,000 Christian Iraqis into an unsustainable environment where they are stranded without food and water. President Obama has authorized a humanitarian mission to supply them by dropping necessities from low...
  • Kurds
    Obama playing catch up with Kurds and ISIS
    Behind the proverbial eight ball is exactly where Obama is these days all over the place. It is happening for several reasons:Lack of focus of priorities demanding attentionLack of capacity from deficient staffingSlowness in managing events that...
  • Kurds
    U.S. fails to back Kurds; ISIS makes gains
    The bandwidth at the U.S. State Department appears to be quite narrow. How many international crises can the department handle at a time? If the Department of Defense is prepared to combat two global wars at a time, what is the corresponding...