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ISIS Continues to March on Baghdad »

What is going on in Iraq? Do not believe what you are seeing on the news. It is skewed and manipulated. Stick with the facts. First there is Kobani. It does look like US airstrikes have slowed the Islamic State advance. But they still control significant territory and have managed to get their hands on [...]

More on the Ebola Panic and Obama’s Incompetence–UPDATE »

I apologize for failing to post anything in the last three days. I have had some “puter” issues. All fixed, now back to battle. Should you be afraid? No, not yet. But the chaos and confusion exhibited by the CDC and the rest of the Obama Administration was genuine. Their main problem is that they [...]

Ebola and The Incompetence of Obama »

No matter how incompetent and inept you think Obama is, it is worse than you think. The Ebola crisis is a case in point. Obama’s team decided it would be a good symbolic gesture to announce that they would start screening arriving passengers from West Africa. Great. Then what? Turns out that no one at [...]

Military & Civilian Split Over Iraq »

The schizophrenia of the Obama Administration was on display this morning on the Sunday talk shows. First there was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, talking to ABC’s Martha Raddatz. General Dempsey conceded that the Islamic State’s advance in Iraq has been more effective and wider spread than previously reported. In [...]

The Limitations of Air Power, The Power of the Islamic State »

Self-delusion and denial are not a good military policy, tactic or strategy. But that’s where we are. The Islamic State aka ISIS aka ISIL aka DAASH is not a terrorist group. It is an army. A legitimate conventional military power. It is not invincible, but it is very well armed. Thanks to the inept Iraqi [...]

Wake Up Re Erdogan and Turkey »

I am genuinely shocked by the ignorance and naiveté being demonstrated by a host of pundits and policymakers with respect to Turkey. The Turks are not going to invade Syria to fight ISIS/ISIL. Ain’t going to happen. They will not use their air assets to kill ISIS/ISL fighters. Nope. Erdogan has only one key interest–get [...]

Panetta Tearing Obama a New One, O’Reilly Gets it Right »

If you did not get a chance to watch Bill O’Reilly’s interview of Leon Panetta, I have two words for you–HOLY SHIT!! Seriously, Panetta destroyed Obama. “The US is in crisis and Obama will not lead.” Panetta was polite. He maintained the claim that Obama is a “smart” person. But anyone who watched or listened [...]

The Whacko World of Washington, Where Truth Telling is a Gaffe »

Obama has failed to learn the first rule of crisis management–if you are in a hole, stop digging. The public’s perception of Obama is gelling around the image of a lightweight, feckless weakling. Jimmy Carter was toast once the picture emerged of him waving a canoe paddle to fend off a swimming rabbit. With respect [...]

“U.S. strikes in Kobane fail to stave off militants, face limitations” Al Bawaba »

(NOTE FROM LARRY JOHNSON–Posted with Pat Lang’s permission. Pat’s website, sic semper tyrannis, is must read territory.) “Without forward air controllers in Kobane, fighter pilots likely find it difficult to distinguish friend from foe, particularly as the IS militants seek to move among civilians to conceal their location, said Ben Connable, a retired Marine Corps intelligence officer. [...]

Obama’s Ebola Disaster »

Well, Obama has opened a new front on incompetence. We will soon have almost 4000 troops from Africom in West Africa. This is a damn fool decision by Obama. The Army is not a social work outfit. They are not development specialists. They are not a medical expeditionary force. It is a military force designed [...]

ISIS Starts its Baghdad Attack »

Well, we can see how effective the pinprick US air strikes are in thwarting ISIS/ISIL. USELESS!! Here’s the headlines and story from 18 September: BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Three suicide car bombs were detonated in the Shi’ite Baghdad neighborhood of Kadhimiya on Thursday followed by 12 mortar rounds fired in from outside the district, killing at [...]

From Benghazi to Syria to ISIS »

Barack Obama is hoping that most Americans are morons or seized with a terminal case of Alzheimers disease. He and his sycophants are busy making the rounds and saying the most astonishing nonsense. Some of you already have pointed out in comments on other posts some of the more egregious examples, e.g., blaming ISIS on [...]

An ISIS Obama Update »

The following (starting at “Good Morning”) is an excellent compilation of germane news articles covering various facets of the debacle that is Obama’s policy provided in a comment by “JOHN FRANK” in the post, Obama’s Slow Motion Trainwreck. I believe it is worthy of your attention. After watching the Obama flacks on the Sunday morning [...]

Obama’s Slow Motion Trainwreck »

If judged only by rhetoric and photo ops, Barack Obama is having great success in waging his new war in Iraq. But this is delusional. When you match up actions on the ground with the rhetoric, the picture is not one of success but failure. Take the so-called “international” coalition. A large number of countries [...]

Obama’s True Lies »

So, which is it? ISIS/ISIL, with over 30,000 fanatics under arms, are not as dangerous as the Khorasan Group, which has about 50 people. Seriously? Reminds me of this great scene from True Lies: Looks like Obama has adopted the Bush fear fantasy in a desperate bid to bolster his sagging domestic political fortune. What [...]

Barack’s Bullshit, Useless, Illegal Bombing Campaign in Syria »

You cannot make this up. Per the Pentagon briefer today–a three star Army General–we launched a $1.4 million dollar cruise missile to take out a $5,000 antennae array on top of a building in Syria. Yeah, that’s cost effective. The absurdity of the Obama war will become increasingly apparent in the coming weeks. ISIS/ISIL will [...]

Barack Obama’s Children’s Crusade »

We never learn a damn thing. Can you remember all of the excitement and breathless reporting that accompanied the first air strikes in Baghdad way back in March of 2003? Despite all of the political spin and cheerleading bullshit at the time, the actual effect of those air strikes was modest and inconsequential. Here we [...]

The Complete Hypocrisy of Obama and His Iraq Policy »

Had to bring this up from below (thanks to “John Frank”) Obama is restarting the war that never really ended. He, with help from Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power, Susan Rice and Valerie “Jarrat”, launched a similar crazy military campaign in Libya. How did that turn out?

The Nobel Peace Prize Winner Insists on Illegal War »

Just because Congress wants to do something insane and illegal does not mean that the President must be complicit in breaking the law. But Barack Obama is all in with violating international law and engaging in a public act of war against Syria, a country that has not threatened us or attacked us. Hiding behind [...]

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 [...]