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Obama Supports Fighters against ISIS & Attacks Fighters against ISIS

ISISdorks Our crazy foreign policy that attacks fighters against ISIS will leave a trail of suffering and torture. After amazing government waste and incompetence in Syria, we now suddenly have a new plan that is sure to work better . (It is difficult to imagine anything working worse!) But the new plan is completely contradictory! The Associated Press reports, “Pentagon giving up on building new Syrian rebel force.” The U.S. is abandoning its goal of training a new force of moderate Syrian rebels Read more [...] Continue reading →

U.S. Empire Means We Are Ruled by Foreigners

caesar obama White House spokesman tells reporters we will be ruled by foreigners when it comes to our troop commitments to Afghanistan. CNS News posted two stories about Afghanistan yesterday, both well worth reading: “Gen. Campbell: Afghans Are Fleeing Their Country, But They Want U.S. Military to Stay,” and “WH: On Afghanistan, Obama Will 'Take Input' From Diplomats, NATO Allies, Not Just Military Commander Who's There.” The first headline is pretty self-explanatory. While the “top U.S. commander Read more [...] Continue reading →

Is Barack Obama Threatening to Support Terrorists with More Weapons and Money?

obama putin 2 Didn’t we support terrorists in Afghanistan (or people who became terrorists) in order to create a “quagmire” for Russian troops? Here is CNN’s headline: “Obama: Russia heading for 'quagmire' in Syria.” When I read that headline I don’t see how any Russian could hear these words and not think about U.S. policy in Afghanistan. In other words, they sound like Barack Obama is warning Putin that he will support terrorists in Syria (or support more of them, or give them more support) Read more [...] Continue reading →

Russia Strikes in Syria, Tells U.S. to Get Out of Way

U.S. Democratic Senator John Kerry peeks from behind the curtain as he is introduced to address a town hall meeting at the University of South Carolina in Columbia January 30, 2004. Kerry, on a roll after winning the first two Democratic presidential contests, has opened big leads in Missouri and Arizona and is challenging for the top spot in South Carolina and Oklahoma, according to a Reuters/MSNBC/Zogby poll released on Friday. Pictures of the month January 2004 US ELECTION REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque PP04020009 Pictures of the Year 2004  KL/JDP - RTRBJQD Nothing says professionalism like having no clue what just happened on your own watch, especially when you're the American secretary of state. John Kerry was actually in the process of speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about coordinating Russian military movements in Syria with the U.S. airstrikes against ISIS, when the Russians sent a lackey to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The lackey's message? We've started bombing; one side, please. I would have liked to have seen Kerry's Read more [...] Continue reading →

Trump on Other Republicans: 'They want to start World War III over Syria. Give me a break!'

syria iraq isis Donald Trump blasts Republican foreign policy and suggests our Syria position will cause World War III. While this speech does display some of the flaws of Donald Trump (which he thinks of as his strengths) it also shows some insight into American policy and into what the voters want to hear. This video was posted at The Hill. Interestingly, the accompanying story gives the reader no idea that crowds were cheering him in Oklahoma City: “Trump: GOP rivals want to 'start World War III over Read more [...] Continue reading →

Guess Who the State Department Welcomes to a Lead Role in Human Rights!

Obama Saudi bow The State Department welcomes the nation known for daily beheadings, and even using crucifixion, to head a U.N. human rights panel. Saudi Arabia is going to head a United Nations human rights panel. It is ludicrous. Saudi Arabia has sentenced a young man to crucifixion for a crime he allegedly committed as a teen and for which he was convicted by a secret trial that apparently involved tortured. Under the headline, “U.S. State Department 'Welcomes' News That Saudi Arabia Will Head U.N. Read more [...] Continue reading →

Remember Back When the New York Times Favored Afghan Man-Boy Rape?

New York Times_Front Page While it is great that the Liberal paper is exposing it now, don’t forget that they excused man-boy rape less than a decade ago. It was great that a paper with wide readership reported on the man-boy rape that soldiers are punished for opposing—even if the wide readership is undeserved, and a sign of national intellectual bankruptcy that the paper still has such a wide readership. I refer, of course, to the New York Times and their story, “U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys Read more [...] Continue reading →

Trained Moderates Turn over U.S. Arms, Vehicles to Al Qaeda in Syria

mccain Syrian terrorists We trained moderates to fight in Syria and they gave terrorists our weapons and trucks as soon as they entered the country. Here is another chapter in the story we have been reading for years, as reported this time in The Telegraph, “US-trained Division 30 rebels 'betrayed US and hand weapons over to al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria'” Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering Read more [...] Continue reading →

One Year Ago Today We Started Bombing Syria; ISIS Still Alive and Well

bomb syria What have we accomplished by bombing Syria to defeat ISIS? Mostly just stimulus for the munitions industry. A few days ago I posted about our attempts to train and arm soldiers to fight against ISIS. The results were expensive and useless. But we have also been pursuing another means of dealing with ISIS. A year ago today we began bombing Syria thinking that, if we blew up enough ISIS locations, we would hurt the group. The Charles Koch Institute website explains, The strikes were launched Read more [...] Continue reading →

Eighty Percent of Migrants Flooding Europe are not from Syria

denmark demographic winter Some are from Iraq but many migrants are coming for economic reasons rather than fleeing war. The Daily Mail reports, “Four out of five migrants are NOT from Syria: EU figures expose the 'lie' that the majority of refugees are fleeing war zone.” Only one in every five migrants claiming asylum in Europe is from Syria. The EU logged 213,000 arrivals in April, May and June but only 44,000 of them were fleeing the Syrian civil war. Campaigners and left-wing MPs have suggested the vast majority Read more [...] Continue reading →

Report: Drones Have Killed More Yemen Civilians than Al Qaeda

Drones_02 Barack Obama’s drones are arguably an instrument of terrorism. Since the report is from the United Nations I have to admit I would like confirmation. Still, it is important news that needs to be investigated. Samuel Oakford writes for Vice News, “The UN Says US Drone Strikes in Yemen Have Killed More Civilians Than al Qaeda.” At first I thought the headline meant deaths worldwide, but that isn’t possible. It is referring to deaths in Yemen. American drone strikes may have killed as Read more [...] Continue reading →

America, These Are Your Allies? Saudi Arabia Crucifixion for a Man Arrested as a Teen

Obama Saudi bow While we hear of Saudi Arabia crucifixion, Saudi involvement in 9-11 is censored because our government propagandizes for them. I don’t necessarily object to capital punishment for armed treason on principle. But crucifixion is barbaric and we support and aid the Saudi ruling dynasty all the time! So, yes, I firmly believe this headline at the Middle East Monitor is our business: “Saudi to crucify man arrested when he was 17.” Saudi Arabia has dismissed the final appeal of a juvenile Read more [...] Continue reading →