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Obama’s Middle East Policy of Chaos, Republicans Join In »

He’s the President and he gets the blame. He has presided over the complete collapse of consensus in America about what is our national interest and what is worth dying for. Just like the fish, which rots from the head, the trouble with the Obama Administration starts in the Oval Office. We have watched the [...]

The Damn NeoCon Fantasy »

“We Can’t Destroy ISIS Without Destroying Bashar al Assad First.” There it is in a nutshell. And I do mean “nuts.” These guys are batshit crazy. Hof, the author of this delusional piece, is just another child lost in fantasy land. He posits that the problems in Syria simply arose because a group of peaceful [...]

The Beheading Skeptics »

There are a number of buffoons around the world who are insisting that James Foley, Stephen Sotloff and David Haines were not actually beheaded. Bullshit. It is true that the actual beheading is not shown. What you see in the video below is staged. But, if you watch till the end when the body of [...]

The Collapse of Consensus »

We have entered treacherous waters when it comes to international security because there is no longer a consensus about US interests and US responsibilities. For those over 55, you can remember fairly vividly the dominant paradigm of anti-communism and the cold war. While we fretted about the specter of a nuclear cloud on the horizon [...]

Barack Obama Flouts International Law »

Hypocrisy and chutzpah are two sides of the same festering turd patty. And Barack Obama’s turd pancake is gargantuan. It is against international law to invade, unprovoked, another country and to fund and arm an insurgent group. But that’s exactly what Obama is proposing, in public, to do. If you are going to engage in [...]

Obama’s Ignorant and Dangerous National Security Policies–UPDATE »

Just when you thought President Obama had plumbed the depths of stupidity, he surprises us by plunging into a new chasm as he takes America back to war with Islamic extremists. Having witnessed first hand the weakness and fecklessness of Jimmy Carter, I am in a position to recognize world class incompetence. And on that [...]

The Lynching of Ray Rice »

I realize many of you ladies many not give a hoot about football. However, I do believe you take a dim view on having a big guy punch a women. I suspect many of you are against anyone punching anyone but that’s another subject. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you have seen some [...]

General Scales is Wrong about General McChrystal and ISIS »

Let me state at the outset that I think Bob Scales, a retired Army major general and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College, is a good, honorable man. But he is wrong in his latest analysis suggesting that another recently retired Army General, Stanley McChrystal, is a “prophet.” Another full disclosure re Stan [...]

Benghazi and the Stand Down Order »

Kudos to Fox, especially reporter Adam Housley, who unearthed the three CIA contractors that have now gone public about what happened when the attack commenced on the US diplomatic facility on 11 September 2012 that housed Ambassador Chris Stevens. They were at the CIA base aka “The Annex” and were ready within minutes to go [...]

Paris on High Alert, But Baghdad the Target »

Something is going on in Paris, at least last night. Police were out in massive numbers surrounding the US Embassy and the British Embassy. No public warning was issued, however. I happened to be walking with the wife along the Avenue des Champs-Élysées on the Champs Elysee last night heading towards Place de La Concorde. [...]

Auschwitz-Birkenau, The Vatican of Death »

Yes! The Vatican of death. How else to capture in words the essence of Konzentrationslagers (KL) Auschwitz I, II and III. Planted on the southwestern edge of the small Polish city, Oswiecim, the Auschwitz complex is the anti-matter of the Vatican. If there is a place that can appropriately represent the hope of eternal life [...]

The Next Terrorist Attack, Coming From Europe »

I am in Europe on business, traveling in Germany and Austria. The number of conservative Muslims is jarring and shocking. At times, I felt I was strolling the streets of Cairo rather than sauntering down a boulevard in Munich. Here are a couple of shots of two different women in Munich: I have traveled regularly [...]

From No Drama to No Clue, Obama is the Real Slim Shady »

Once touted as the ultimate cool customer, Barack “No Drama” Obama has unmasked himself. Not only is he devoid of anything approaching cool, calm decision making, turns out he is a nitwit. His comment re ISIS apparently came like a sharp kick to the testicles to many in the media–i.e., we don’t have a strategy: [...]

A Visit to Dachau »

Dachau was the first concentration camp in Germany. It was the model for subsequent camps in Germany–Buchenwald, Ravensbruck, Bergen Belsen, Malthausen. My first time. The camp is a mere ten minute drive on a bus from the Dachau Banhapthof (train station). It sits in the northeast corner of Dachau. This is the entrance to the [...]

Obama Remains a Moron When it Comes to Using the Military »

Just because a blind squirrel stumbles over a nut does not mean that the squirrel is an expert nut hunter. Similarly, just because Obama eventually was pushed to greenlight the mission to take out Osama Bin Laden does not mean he is von Clauswitz. His inexperience and ignorance with respect to military operations and strategy [...]

Obama Putting While ISIS Beheads »

The murder of James Wright Foley by an ISIS operator electrified the internet. If you have not seen the video, you can find it here, at LiveLeak. This is a horrific image. I only recommend watching it for one reason–to appreciate the evil of what we are fighting. I listen in amazement to the media [...]

The New War in Iraq »

Sorry for my absence. I’m in Europe working, not playing. Fascinating perspective from here. I am free of the babble from Fox, MSNBC and CNN. Instead, I’m getting a daily dose of CNN International, which is quite good. The messages are clear and disturbing–Barack Obama is totally disconnected, ISIS is a growing menace and Europe [...]

Premature Celebration In Iraq »

Barack Obama, with help from the media, is having his “Mission Accomplished” moment with respect to ISIS and Iraq. The headline? Iraq retakes dam at Mosul. Really? Just explain to me how aerial bombardment works on ISIS fighters holding a fixed position like the dam. Remember, if the dam breaks then the Tigris valley will [...]

Why Did Robin Williams Ignore His Own Movies? »

One of the other sad ironies of Robin Williams decision to choose the chicken shit way out of life is the messages he brought to the public thru his immense body of work as an actor. Some of his best work dealt with suicide and death in a memorable fashion–Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society [...]

Most of the Republicans and Democrats Still Getting it Wrong on Syria and Iraq »

It is maddening. Did not matter what channel I watched this morning, you could find a Republican or Democrat or pundit saying that we missed our chance to stop ISIS by not funding Syrian rebels back in 2012. That is pure madness and fantasy. This fantasy view is predicated on the narrative that Syira’s Bashir [...]