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Iraqi Soldier Escapes ISIS Prison, Calls Out Obama

iraqWar Iraqi Master Sergeant Karam Saad, in an interview with the Independent Journal, discussed how he was taken prisoner in 2014 by ISIS. While in Mosul shortly after its capture, Saad was caught by ISIS forces. Matching his name to a list of Iraqi military personnel, the ISIS soldiers took him to a prison facility, where Saad was held for three days. During his time there, Saad said, he was tortured with electric wires and bags full of water tied around his neck. He also witnessed how ISIS treated Read more [...] Continue reading →

Bernie Sanders Is Posing as a Peace Candidate

bernie sanders 3 Of course, it is not hard to look like a peace candidate when you're standing next to Hillary Clinton. She was a major reason for the chaos that rules over Libya. Not only did she get the U.S. to brutally overthrow the Libyan government, but she armed Islamic terrorists to do it. This cost American lives in Benghazi. She did the same is Syria. giving birth to ISIS. So Bernie Sanders seems plausible when he contrasts himself to Clinton. The Hill reports, "Sanders: Clinton voted for war, I voted Read more [...] Continue reading →

Dare We Hope that Ted Cruz is Hostile to the Neocons?

tedcruz2 The question raised by this story at National Review is: Does this reflect Ted Cruz's real position or is he posing? (I don't think of Ted Cruz as someone who is likely to pose, but it almost seems too good to be true.) We are told in the headline, "Many GOP Foreign-Policy Leaders Are Suspicious of Ted Cruz." An influential chorus within the Republican establishment is raising questions about whether Ted Cruz can be trusted on foreign policy. Among this crowd, Cruz’s use of the term “neocon” Read more [...] Continue reading →

John Kerry Spells out Reason for Western Nations to Invade the Rest

John Kerry on Global Warming Thanks go to Chris Hodges for pointing this out. Here's an excerpt posted at Breitbart.com: ... The fact is that even if every American citizen biked to work, carpooled to school, used only solar panels to power their homes, if we each planted a dozen trees, if we somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, guess what – that still wouldn’t be enough to offset the carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world. If all the industrial nations went down to zero Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obama Piles on as Tensions Build With Russia

obamaPen Leave it to President Obama to say the wrong thing at the wrong moment. Following Turkey's shooting down of a Russian plane on its way to attack ISIS in Syria, Obama said Tuesday at a press conference with French President Hollande that "Turkey like every country has a right to defend its territory and air space." He then added, "I think it is very important for us to right now make sure that both the Russians and the Turks are talking to each other and find out exactly what happened, and take Read more [...] Continue reading →

Obama Accuses Republicans of ISIS Recruitment

syria iraq isis Guy Benson wrote at Townhall.com, "Obama: Let's Face It, These Republicans Are Practically ISIS Recruiters." First the Kerry disgrace, then this. Our president is the world's most powerful Internet troll: During his APEC address tonight, President Obama had some tough words for Republicans refusing to take in Syrian refugees. Yesterday he said that not taking in refugees would violate America’s values, but today he got much, much tougher in going after them. He said the “fear and panic” only Read more [...] Continue reading →

U.S. Jet Plane Shot Down People Fleeing Doctors Without Borders Hospital

bombing plane Not only was Doctors Without Borders bombed by U.S. Forces, but those trying to escape were shot from a jet plane. While the New York Times and CNN both tried to misdirect readers from who was guilty of bombing a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, NBCNews is doing a better job. In fact they have reported that the U.S. did more than just bomb the hospital: “U.S. Plane Shot Victims Fleeing Doctors Without Borders Hospital: Charity.” A U.S. warplane shot people trying to flee a Read more [...] Continue reading →

Pentagon Risks Hot War with Russia over Syria

f-15c They're sending fighter jets to "combat ISIS" that could only be used to start a hot war with Russian aircraft. Even I thought our ruling sociopaths were not this maniacally suicidal. The Daily Beast reports: "U.S. Brings Dogfighters to Counter Russians Over Syria." The U.S. Air Force is deploying to Turkey up to a dozen jet fighters specializing in air-to-air combat—apparently to help protect other U.S. and allied jets from Russia’s own warplanes flying over Syria. Officially, the deployment Read more [...] Continue reading →

Ground Forces in Syria Sent by Imperial President

caesar obama Obama Is Sending Ground Forces but Will He Get Congressional Authorization? The War Powers Act says the President has sixty days to get Congress’ approval from the time he begins hostilities. President Obama began bombing ISIS last year without Congressional action and no one seemed to care. Now that the President wants to send ground troops that may be about to change. According to Jason Ditz at AntiWar.com: There’ve been a few pushes for Authorizations for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Read more [...] Continue reading →

Helping Afghanistan Meant People Helped Themselves to Money

Burning-Money How did helping Afghanistan with a new gas station cost $43 million? Building a similar station in Pakistan cost a half million dollars, but not this one. Scott Shackleford writes at the Reason.com blog, “A $43 Million Gas Station—Is This Why We’re Still in Afghanistan?” The United States (as in, you and me), paid $43 million to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Sheberghan, Afghanistan. […] That's not even the punch line. The punch line is that the Department of Defense Read more [...] Continue reading →

Laws Needed to Protect Ourselves from Drones

drone Artificial Intelligence (AI), the science behind the technology of drones needs to improve if we are to remain in control of the weapons used in war. Raw Story reports: Experts in artificial intelligence, lawyers and activists organized by the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday to warn against a growing reliance on cheap drones and “stupid AI” that can be unpredictable in the real world. “Terminator always comes up,” Toby Walsh, a professor of artificial Read more [...] Continue reading →

Drone Wars--Approved Assassinations

drone crash U.S. Citizens have put their heads into the sand on this issue.  The President and the Federal government as a whole hold tremendous power over life and death when it comes to drones.  The policy in the Obama White House seems to be "trust, but don't worry about verifying." Consider this summary of the approach taken by our leaders to kill campaign targets at the expense of others who are in no way a danger to anyone: "Taken together, the secret documents lead to the conclusion that Washington’s Read more [...] Continue reading →