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  • Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik
    Moral judgment about the Obama ISIS strategy
    On trial is the Obama ISIS strategy and associated foreign policy. The jury is the American public and some testimony is offered by military experts who talk around the edges as a way to demonstrate respect for their commander in chief. Often in...
  • 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...
  • ISIS 3 warplanes
    ISIS has 3 warplanes: Iraqi officers are training ISIS militants to pilot planes
    ISIS has managed to get three captured warplanes airborne, with the assistance of defected Iraqi military officers, and the unrecognized Sunni Jihadists are now flying the fighter jets over Syria in practice formations. If these reports are...
  • Gen Lioyd Austin is leading the charge in Iraq and will redefine Counter Insurgancy
    SPECIAL EDITON: Enter General Lloyd Austin Americas New Hero
    With the resurgence of combat in Iraq there has been a great deal of debate to the way the conflict has been addressed. The war has caused the White House and most importantly President Obama and the Democratic party political capital. The...
  • U.S National Security Advisor Susan Rice, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barack Obama at UN General Assembly
    US Secretary of State John Kerry to consider strategy which does not upset ISIS
    The Syrian city of Kobani is falling to ISIS forces. From a purely statistical perspective, Kobani merely represents one of a handful of towns to come under ISIS control. To the Kurdish inhabitants, who are being asked to trust in a US led...
  • Emblem of Islamic State in Iraq and Sham
    ISIS vows to enslave your sons and make your women their concubines
    The radical Islamic terror group known as ISIS, (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) is once again making vows and promising to fulfill them. In August, ISIS released a video vowing that, "We will drown all of you in blood." In the video,...
  • Iraqis and Kurds must win
    Iraq rewind: Obama’s untimely cut and run
    George W. Bush will always get dubious credit for the unwarranted preemptive attack on Iraq. President Obama had the opportunity for earning credit for the eventual withdrawal. He ruined that by trying to fulfill a political promise without...
  • U.S. pledges secret deal with Saudi's to attack Syria if they crush oil prices
    U.S. pledges secret deal with Saudi's to attack Syria if they crush oil prices
    There has been alot of scuttlebutt in recent weeks over the United States involvement to take out the Islamic State, and to provide air and military support to Syrian insurgents fighting to take down the Assad regime. However, after a year where...
  • Teenage girls regret joing ISIS
    Two teenage girls join ISIS, become pregnant, and are now begging to come home
    The terrorist group the Islamic State, other wise known as ISIS, have recruited members from around the world to join in their campaign of global jihad. Two of their members are two teen girls who left their family in April, but are now deeply...
  • Syrian refugees flee to Turkey
    Food is hope for Syrians fleeing ISIS
    The ISIS assault on the town of Kobane in Syria has sent almost 200,000 people fleeing for their lives. They have to brave a dangerous journey to reach safety in Turkey.The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has heard terrifying accounts from these...
  • Foggy intelligence
    Hazy intelligence dulls effectiveness of airstrikes
    Ken Dilanian’s AP story is but one instance of many that demonstrate the limitations of airstrikes alone against the ISIS terrorists. First, airpower requires intelligence. Aerial surveillance is often limited by weatherand by air defenses....
  • Syrian families struggle to get food basics including bread
    Syria: bread shortages, areas blocked from aid
    Bread is something many of us can obtain on a daily basis. But in Syria, where the civil war continues to rage, this basic food is scarcely available.Northern Syria has been hit the hardest. Bakeries have been destroyed or damaged, and bread is in...
  • Turkey holds back
    Is Turkey lobbying to take out Assad?
    A report in the Washington Post describes the American frustration with Turkey’s holding back military forces that could be used to strike ISIS within sight of its borders. Turkey is openly asking to attack Bashar al-Assad and his regime as...
  • Robert Hurt October 2014
    Virginia Congressman Robert Hurt discusses U.S. policy in Syria and Iraq
    Just before a campaign rally at Republican party headquarters in Albemarle Square on October 8, U.S. Representative Robert Hurt (R-VA5) spoke to Charlottesville area news media about a range of issues, from health care and education to job growth...
  • Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Buck McKeon
    ISIS strategy needs emergency adjustment
    Emergencies abound in Washington DC now. Aside from the Ebola scare, there is rapid feedback that the ISIS strategy is just plain wrong. You can’t fight ISIS one front at a time. They must be engaged comprehensively and completely, with the...