Browsing All Posts filed under »Middle East«

A New Afghanistan Strategy

July 26, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For sixteen years the United States, NATO and the Afghan security forces have fought a war tactically in a strategic environment that made victory impossible. We have been fighting the wrong war. The war in Afghanistan is actually in Pakistan. Current American policy towards Pakistan is one based on extortion, […]

Slaughter Of Jews

July 24, 2017 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to United With Israel A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed three family members to death Friday evening in the Jewish community of Neve Tsuf (aka Halamish) in Samaria. The vicious murder occurred as the family was enjoying their Shabbat meal and celebrating the birth of a new grandson.An off-duty soldier […]

Turkish Islamism

July 17, 2017 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to CNN: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup aimed at unseating him — lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate “traitors,” a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes […]

Confronting The Current Middle East Alignment

July 10, 2017 by

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By Retired Adm. James A. Lyons ~ With the imminent defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq and in Raqqa, its declared capital in Syria, one of the Trump administration’s key objectives is about to be achieved. With the collapse of the Islamic State as a functioning entity, however, there are clearly new dynamics coming into play which […]

‘War Machine’ Sheds Light On The Naiveté Of Nation-Building

July 7, 2017 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ “War Machine,” a newly released film produced by Netflix, is a satirical skewering of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. It stars Brad Pitt as a very thinly veiled version of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the senior commander of U.S./allied military operations in Afghanistan for a year, from June 2009 until June […]

With Iran’s Profile Rising, Saudi Arabia Must Unite With U.S. On Terror

June 30, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ In a Middle East country where terrorist attacks by suicide bombers are rare, Saudi Arabia suffered such an attack on June 23rd. Both target and timing were significant. The target was Islam’s holiest site – the Grand Mosque in Makkah; the timing was the last day […]

Saudi Foreign Minister: Stop Whingeing And Deport Hate Preachers

June 25, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ “Deport them. That’s what we would do. If they’re your citizens, then stop them from preaching.” The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates on how the West should fight Islamic hate preachers – but why our leaders are so weak. This is a must-watch. The UAE foreign […]