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Should Canadians Be Surprised at a Terrorist Attack?

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Before any response to this critique of the Canadian government’s statements about the terrorist attack, read the entire post–including the addenda. I put this here to stimulate some much needed thought and conversation. (Note that the editorial was actually written about

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Washington Needs to Stop Squandering "Defense" Dollars

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Washington Should Stop Squandering “Defense” Dollars On Rich Allies And Failed States. America accounts for nearly 40 percent of globe’s military outlays, but Republican Party hawks believe that the federal government never spends enough on the Pentagon. The war lobby’s

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Once Again Real Journalist Exposes Benghazi and Hillary Clinton

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A real journalist? Not in the New York Times, or course, but at the Daily Signal: “Benghazi Document Review Familiar to Career Public Servant.” To Sonya Gilliam, a recent account of improper sorting of Benghazi-related documents  at the State Department

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ISIS: Best Enemy Money Can Buy

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By sending aid “to civilians” that is knowingly being used to consolidate power in the Islamic state, and support ISIS killers, we are effectively creating the best enemy money can buy. United States strategy in its fight with ISIS: Fight

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Chemical Weapons in Iraq? From Whom?

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So now the New York Times is claiming that there were chemical weapons in Iraq all along. Wow. But according to Reason.com’s summary, there are a couple of oddities about these weapons. For one thing, these chemical weapons were kept

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U.S. Bombing of ISIS Leading to Defeat of Iraq?

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Some are claiming the defeat of Iraq, through the capture of Baghdad, is a real and near possibility. I asked earlier if Barack Obama is even trying to defeat ISIS (or ISIL, or the Islamic State, etc). Whether he is

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ISIS Cuts Off Water Supplies; U.S. Not Stopping Them

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As the non-war war on ISIS/ISIL/IS/Wizard of OZ is getting warmed up, things are happening just as critics of the Obama Administration have predicted. The bombing runs carried out by the “coalition” — mostly the U.S. — have made some

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Barack Obama's Needless War Puts Americans at Risk

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Obama’s Needless War Against The Islamic State Puts Americans At Risk: Washington Should Let ISIL’s Neighbors Defeat The Caliphate-Wannabe President Barack Obama is channeling George W. Bush.  The former has assembled a grand coalition to fight a new Middle Eastern

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What Has Bombing ISIS Accomplished, Cost?

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So we have been bombing ISIS, or the Islamic state. What have we accomplished? Not much. CNS News reports, As of Tuesday, the U.S. and its coalition partners had conducted nearly 310 air attacks on Islamic terrorist targets, more than

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White House Pretends to Loosen Standards for Drone Killing

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Drone killing, as anyone knows who bothers to keep up with it, doesn’t have very strict standards. As the New York Times reported back in June, The group found that more than a decade into the era of armed drones, the

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Killing People by Drone Still Has Consequences

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War—killing people—should never be easy. It actually gives me a measure of hope to hear that some of our drone pilots are experiencing psychological “trauma” from what they do (and, actually, I really worry about the ones who aren’t!). As

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Are We Fighting ISIS or Helping Terrorists?

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Barack Obama’s strategy in fighting ISIS may end up helping terrorists. I am not referring to the insanity of training and arming militants in Syria on the grounds that they are moderates who will fight ISIS rather than collaborate with them.

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